Young cancer survivors seek support

CBC News

Young Canadians with cancer say they’re falling through the cracks of a health-care system designed for older patients.

Adolescent and young adult cancer patients, survivors and cancer specialists are meeting at an international workshop in Toronto that started Thursday.

“They kind of don’t believe that we do get cancer,” said Frédérique Denis of Montreal, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year at age 28 and finished treatment in January.

Her doctor and a surgeon initially told her a lump probably meant nothing. “It’s usually, ‘Oh, it’s nothing, it’s nothing,’ and it leads to delays in diagnosis.”

 

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