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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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Sammi Martin

Sammi Martin

A little bit about you Name: Sammi Martin Age: 29 City: Lewisporte, NL What was/is your diagnosis? Neuroblastoma What year was it? What was your age at the time? My…

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A year to focus on mental health

A year to focus on mental health

Jenn writes about some of the helpful habits and tools that are helping her get through the pandemic.

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Survivor Profile
Heather Brown

Heather Brown

A little bit about you Name: Heather Brown Age: 36 City: Smiths Falls, Ontario What was/is your diagnosis? Papillary carcinoma with tall cell variant (thyroid cancer) What year was it?…

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I like big “buts” and I cannot lie

I like big “buts” and I cannot lie

“I needed to start reframing my life and I began by reframing negative thoughts using a ‘but,’ a big round ‘but’ can have a profound impact on the way we view an idea if we place it in a useful position within a sentence. “

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Here’s to a new way of life

Here’s to a new way of life

“When I first came home from my initial three weeks of induction treatment, my proud moment was shuffling from my bedroom to the bathroom and back. Now it’s making a new lemon chicken pasta recipe!”

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YACCers recommend: Music

YACCers recommend: Music

Blair asked the YACC community for song recommendations and created the official “YACC Music Bops” Spotify playlist!

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Transforming from survival to growth

Transforming from survival to growth

“I have sat with accumulative fear, fatigue, and feelings of failure since my lymphoma diagnosis in 2017. I’ve chosen now to start growing instead of merely surviving.”

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Holiday reflections

Holiday reflections

“This year has taught me how to get back to the basics. It was a year of reflection on what I need to be happy.”

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