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Jennifer Ryan

Jennifer Ryan

A little bit about you: Name: Jennifer Ryan Age: 34 City: Paradise, NL What was/is your diagnosis? Papillary thyroid cancer What year was it? What was your age at the…

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Community Story
How my relationship with my body changed after cancer

How my relationship with my body changed after cancer

Body image is something I have always struggled with, and being diagnosed with cancer made things worse. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2015. The treatment I went through to save my life left me with scars and insecurity about my body.

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Supporter Profile
Josh Lamothe

Josh Lamothe

About you Name: Josh Lamothe Age: 35 City: Edmonton, AB Who did you support with cancer? My amazing wife, Mandy. What was their diagnosis? Papillary thyroid cancer When was it?…

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Survivor Profile
Paige Panetta

Paige Panetta

A little bit about you: Name: Paige Panetta Age: 29 City: Waterloo, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Uveal melanoma (choroidal melanoma) What year was it? What was your age at…

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Community Story
Go, random stranger, go!

Go, random stranger, go!

A member of the YACC community sent us this note they had written as a personal memory, but that holds a powerful message for us all.

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Community Story
Faith Walker inspires others through music

Faith Walker inspires others through music

Faith Walker started her career as a professional musician when she was 14-years-old. By her early 20s, she had singles on the radio and videos on MuchMusic and had two children. Life was good—she had just gone on her first vacation—but her path was about to change drastically.

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Community Story
Dear 35: An apology

Dear 35: An apology

Ryan writes to her hard-won 35th birthday and reflects on how her 30s have helped her get here.

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Survivor Profile
Andrea Whittle

Andrea Whittle

A little bit about you: Name: Andrea Whittle Age: 33 Hometown: Winnipeg, MB Diagnosis: Grade ⅔ Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Progesterone and Estrogen receptor protein positive HER2 positive 100% recurrence rate…

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Survivor Profile
Sarah Hunt

Sarah Hunt

A little bit about you: Name: Sarah Hunt Age: 31 City: Cambridge, ON What was your diagnosis? Myxoid Liposarcoma on the nerve bundle of my upper right arm What year…

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Community Story
After the Hook-up: Part 3

After the Hook-up: Part 3

Big Cancer Hook-up guest Paul Brace chats with Geoff about the right time to celebrate after cancer.

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Community Story
After the Hook-up: Part 2

After the Hook-up: Part 2

Big Cancer Hook-up guest Paul Brace chats with Geoff about facing mortality.

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Community Story
After the Hook-up: Part 1

After the Hook-up: Part 1

Big Cancer Hook-up guest Paul Brace chats with Geoff about spirituality.

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Community Story
The 2019 New Year poem

The 2019 New Year poem

A member of the YACC community asked to publish their poetry anonymously, and we’re always happy to help YACCers express themselves however they feel most comfortable. 

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Survivor Profile
Jag Takhar

Jag Takhar

A little bit about you: Name: Jag Takhar Age: 38 City: Brampton, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Stage II breast cancer What year was it? 2017 What was your age…

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Survivor Profile
Adam Van Hove

Adam Van Hove

A little about you Name: Adam Van Hove Age: 29 City: Delhi, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Burkett’s Lymphoma What year was it? What was your age at the time?…

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