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Lessons I have learned: Part 1

Lessons I have learned: Part 1

YACCtivist Lindsay writes a letter to her past self, outlining the emotional ride her cancer diagnosis will lead them on.

“The tragedy was losing you, my past self, but the victory is rediscovering who I am meant to be and what my true role in this world is.”

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The cabbage patch

The cabbage patch

YACCtivist Nicole chronicles her thoughts during a day of treatment.

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Dear March 18

Dear March 18

“You come around year after year as if just another day. And yet, you are nothing like the others.”

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Cancer, the magnifying glass

Cancer, the magnifying glass

“I was an artist with nearly three decades of expertise promoting my anxiety unwittingly. Through the magnifying glass of cancer I have been developing a toolkit so that it doesn’t define me.”

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Mental health, addictions, and cancer

Mental health, addictions, and cancer

“I don’t feel like myself anymore. I haven’t felt like myself since my cancer diagnosis, which was in 2017. I feel like I am pounding my head against a wall trying to get better.”

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Ten things I have learned over 23 years of cancer

Ten things I have learned over 23 years of cancer

“Here are my top things I have learned from 23 years of cancer (in no particular order).”

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8 creative mental health practices for YAs affected by cancer (Part 1)

8 creative mental health practices for YAs affected by cancer (Part 1)

In part 1 of this discussion, Gabrielle covers four practices young adults affected by cancer can use to improve their mental health.

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Being treated for cancer as a person of colour is different

Being treated for cancer as a person of colour is different

In her latest blog post, YACCtivist Charlene shares examples of how being a person of colour impacted her cancer experience, and what she did to overcome additional challenges.

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I won’t back down

I won’t back down

Jay takes us on a journey through his thoughts as he asks questions about changes in his body and gets the results.

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Welcome to 2022

Welcome to 2022

The start of the year comes with a lot of reminders and “anniversaries” for Lindsay. Here’s how she’s reshaping the narrative.

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The moment I heard “cancer”

The moment I heard “cancer”

“Cancer.” This can’t be right. I was told I was too young for cancer.

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The inaugural Insight meeting

The inaugural Insight meeting

“It was a great first meeting, a supportive space to share ideas, and I am looking forward to hearing more of what this amazing group of people have to say at our next meeting.”

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Supporter Profile
Emily Condie

Emily Condie

“I think the hardest thing for supporters is to feel validated that we are also experiencing this massive thing, because we feel like it’s not about us, it’s about our person, and that was something that connecting with other supporters through YACC really helped me with, remembering to put myself first.”

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Mindlessly existing to intentionally living: Breaking the cycle of “blah”

Mindlessly existing to intentionally living: Breaking the cycle of “blah”

Gabrielle writes about why we give in to mindfulness, and suggests some small ways to move toward a more intentional and rewarding life.

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Scanxiety isn’t real!!?! Yeah, right

Scanxiety isn’t real!!?! Yeah, right

“I’m so proud of myself for getting this milestone out of the way.”

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