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Menopause & hormone therapy as a young adult

Menopause & hormone therapy as a young adult

I surveyed to my fellow YACCers to get some tips, tricks, and advice to hopefully help others who are dealing with cancer-related menopause.

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Stronger together: How YACC Web: Chats have helped me move forward with my life after cancer

Stronger together: How YACC Web: Chats have helped me move forward with my life after cancer

“Knowing that I have a group of people who will be there every week to listen and who can relate to what I am going through not only brings to me a sense of security and confidence that I am not alone, but also validation that the struggles we all face are real, but yet manageable when we have the courage to face them head-on.”

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Tell me what you need: Asking for help from your caregivers

Tell me what you need: Asking for help from your caregivers

Gabrielle knows it can be hard to ask for help, so she compiled 39 specific ways you can ask for support when you need it.

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Every means every

Every means every

On Monday, June 15, YACC turns 20. Unlike many 20-year-olds, YACC knows it does not know everything. The opposite, actually. What started as a celebration has evolved beautifully into a vision to share our history and gratitude with you, while showing you the YACC of today and the one we envision for tomorrow.

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How connecting with other young adult cancer survivors changed my life

How connecting with other young adult cancer survivors changed my life

YACCtivist Blair says the YACC community has changed his life by providing support and positivity he didn’t find anywhere else.

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We will do better.

We will do better.

The word “every” means a lot to YACC and we are committed to ensuring it authentically means “every colour” just as it does “every stage” and “every cancer.”

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What Survivor Conference means to me

What Survivor Conference means to me

“Survivor Conference helps me grow as a cancer survivor, woman, mother, and friend.”

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Surviving the survivor’s guilt

Surviving the survivor’s guilt

Mandy gets some help from her “YACC besties” to cope with survivor’s guilt.

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Geoff’s blog: Some COVID clarity

Geoff’s blog: Some COVID clarity

“If COVID has reminded me of anything, it’s that I’m still and always in control of me, my thoughts, my dreams, and how I use my fuel.”

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Coping during a health pandemic

Coping during a health pandemic

“YACC has contributed immensely to my overall wellbeing since my diagnosis and has given me invaluable tools to not only survive this pandemic but thrive throughout it.”

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What’s in my bag: Hospital stay edition

What’s in my bag: Hospital stay edition

YACCtivist Keri is a hospital stay veteran. Check out her tips for staying as comfortable as possible.

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Things that make our YACCtivists happy

Things that make our YACCtivists happy

We asked our YACCtivists to send in a picture of something that made them happy recently. Here’s what they had to report!

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Cancer thrivers: The friends I didn’t know I needed

Cancer thrivers: The friends I didn’t know I needed

After being diagnosed with ocular melanoma at 27, Ashley realized she needed to connect with others who knew what she was dealing with, a community she found online.

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What are you looking forward to after COVID-19?

What are you looking forward to after COVID-19?

We asked our YACCtivists to complete the sentence, “Something I’m looking forward to is…” Here’s what some of them had to say.

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Brighten the light: Looking forward to post quarantine goals

Brighten the light: Looking forward to post quarantine goals

Having post-cancer goals motivated Alex through his previous period of isolation. Check out his recommendations for life post-COVID-19!

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