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What the fog?

What the fog?

In her final YACCtivist blog post, Ashley writes about the top five habits that are helping her move beyond cancer.

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Little gestures make a big impact

Little gestures make a big impact

“When we are on our own, or feel like there is a giant weight on our shoulders, small gestures can have a lot longer impact than we might imagine.”

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The other side of fear

The other side of fear

“No one told me about one of the most debilitating long term effects of cancer: a profound and suffocating fear of the unknown. They also didn’t tell me about the freedom.”

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Alex talks about exercise and cancer

Alex talks about exercise and cancer

“Exercise and cancer” has been a concept that has been important to Alex throughout his life after diagnosis. He said, “I’ve found it’s taken up different ranking of priorities over…

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Living with a fear of recurrence

Living with a fear of recurrence

In her latest blog post, YACCtivist Ashley writes about the balance of following her dreams with her fear of recurrence.

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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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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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