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There’s a story to be told at every stage of the cancer journey – from prevention, to diagnosis, to treatment, to life after or with cancer. Here, you’ll find real experiences from Canadians across the country and learn how your support is helping the Canadian Cancer Society make a difference. Experience stories that highlight the impact of groundbreaking cancer research, support programs and services, advocacy, healthy living and more.

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In memory of Tali: Ending childhood brain cancer

After Tali passed away from a rare form of childhood brain cancer, her family vowed to advocate for cancer research in her memory.

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Life is bigger than cancer: A woman living with cancer shares her story

Diagnosed with cancer 17 years ago, Yaslyma was told she only had 6 months to live. She shares how research and our support programs gave her hope.

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How a phone call provided hope to this couple faced with cancer

After a cancer diagnosis changed their lives, see how a couple found hope and support by speaking with a cancer survivor through our Peer Match Program.

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How connecting with cancer survivors can make a difference for patients

When Kathy was diagnosed with breast cancer, she found hope and support by speaking with a survivor through the Canadian Cancer Society’s Peer Match Program.

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Cancer research advancements provided hope to this dad

Denis heard the words, “you have cancer”, three times in his life. But, cancer advancements provided him hope throughout his journey.

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How research helped change the odds for this childhood cancer survivor

See how research advancements in childhood leukemia have improved survival rate over the years and made a difference for this young woman.

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Spotlight on cancer research grant winners

See how winners of the Canadian Cancer Society 2018 Innovation and Innovation to Impact Grants are researching ways to change the future of cancer.

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Support and hope

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“Don’t quit quitting!” – Former smoker shares advice to help you quit smoking

A former smoker shares how the Canadian Cancer Society Smokers’ Helpline provided support and motivation to quit smoking, live well and reduce her cancer risk.

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A place to call home while facing cancer

Cynthia and Mike share how they found comfort and support while staying at Canadian Cancer Society lodges during their cancer treatment.

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Life on the road with Wheels of Hope

Learn how Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope program supported new mom Kelly, and her 6-month-old son Jaxson on their road to recovery.

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Taking action and making a difference

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6 reasons to go dry this February

Join Dry Feb and challenge yourself to go alcohol-free in February. Reduce your cancer risk while raising funds for cancer research and support services.

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In numbers: How Gifts for the Cure makes a difference for Canadians affected by cancer

This is the power of giving! See how your support of the Canadian Cancer Society Gifts for the Cure makes a difference for Canadians affected by cancer.

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How colorectal cancer screening could make a difference

A simple stool test for colorectal cancer helped catch Jeff’s colon cancer early. Today, he’s cancer-free and is an advocate for cancer screening.

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