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I hate you, but I’m grateful

I hate you, but I’m grateful

Marley previously wrote about reframing negative thoughts. Her latest post looks at the practice in a different way.

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Lori Chen

Lori Chen

A little bit about you: Name: Lori Chen Age: 36 City: Mississauga, Ontario What was/is your diagnosis? What year was it? What was your age at the time? My first…

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YACCtivists weigh in on AYA Cancer Awareness Week

YACCtivists weigh in on AYA Cancer Awareness Week

we asked our YACCtivist team to answer the question: “What do you want others to better understand about the AYA cancer experience?” Here are a few of their answers.

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Blair reflects on living through a year of COVID-19

Blair reflects on living through a year of COVID-19

YACCtivist Blair follows up on his initial COVID-19 blog post from spring 2020 with a vlog about what’s changed, what he’s still working on, and more.

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The tough and the beautiful about single parenting after cancer

The tough and the beautiful about single parenting after cancer

Ryan’s life “after cancer” now includes being a single parent to three kids. Read her latest post to learn the challenges (and rewards) that come with this latest change.

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The other day

The other day

“I went to my doctor and asked for help the other day. I tried to be self sufficient, but sometimes I can’t self-help my way out of the darkness.”

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My first cancerversary

My first cancerversary

“I have learned more about myself in the last year than I have in the last 33 years on this earth.”

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“Calling it a scare is actually ridiculously understated”

“Calling it a scare is actually ridiculously understated”

By Jennifer Ryan I tend to lean into the positive with my blog posts and I certainly consider myself to be an optimistic person most days. However, I wanted to…

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Language barriers in my cancer experience

Language barriers in my cancer experience

Gabrielle writes about being Franco Ontarian who experienced most of her healthcare in English. “It was especially difficult to engage with my care team and my experience in the medical world when the conversations I had to have became emotional.”

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International stem cell donation inspires long distance friendship 

International stem cell donation inspires long distance friendship 

“Regardless of our differences, the two of us are a perfect genetic match. I still don’t fully understand the science behind that, but I find it fascinating!”

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Grief expectations

Grief expectations

“I grieve the world from before the masks, the distancing, and the perpetual existential worry, but I also recognize that grief and love can exist all at once. I’ll be patient for what comes next.”

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Milestones

Milestones

It has been five years since Anna finished her last cancer treatment. “I wasn’t sure I’d get here, so it’s a worthy place to take pause.”

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How I felt better when everything felt bad

How I felt better when everything felt bad

COVID-19 threw Charlene’s post-cancer care plan off track, causing heightened feelings of depression. One little moment helped lighten the load.

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Finding purpose after cancer

Finding purpose after cancer

Andrea’s career path was thrown off after her cancer diagnosis and treatment, but it led to an unexpected path to something even better.

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Survivor Conference 2021: Chill recap

Survivor Conference 2021: Chill recap

By Marley Cameron Wow! I cannot believe it has already been more than a week since we wrapped up Young Adult Cancer Canada’s Survivor Conference 2021: Chill! As is the…

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