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Tales From the Chemo Chair

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Sabrina Skiles is spilling the beans about what really happens when you’re diagnosed with breast cancer. (Answer: You cry, you get tough, you buy a fab wig.) Hang with her as she starts her journey through breast cancer treatment.

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Personal Narrative

The Day I Found Out I Had Breast Cancer

Two small kids, a big family move, and, oh by the way, you have breast cancer. HealthCentral's Sabrina Skiles gets real about the diagnosis she never saw coming.

By Sabrina Skiles

The Latest

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Building My Support Network

Also known as how I'm handling cancer, chemo, motherhood, marriage, and a move—all at once.

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The Day I Heard My Child Say "Mom Has Cancer."

She wanted to shield her family from the disease, but Sabrina Skiles soon found out that when it comes to kids, honesty is (almost) always the best policy.

By Sabrina Skiles
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Chemo Took My Hair. Here’s What I Did About It.

Sabrina Skiles was waging war against breast cancer but lost the battle to keep her hair. Ever the fighter, she found ways to make peace with her new look.

By Sabrina Skiles
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Living With

The Top 9 Things That Helped Me Through Breast Cancer

Surgery and chemo are rough. But as HealthCentral's Sabrina Skiles learned, the right strategies can go a long way to making treatment easier.

By Sabrina Skiles
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Treatment

The Day I Found Out I Needed Chemo

You hear cancer, you probably assume chemo. But as HealthCentral’s Sabrina Skiles found out, treatment IRL looks different than the movies.

By Sabrina Skiles