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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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“It gives us hope” – A blood cancer survivor shares how precision medicine is saving lives like his

Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the most commonly diagnosed blood cancer, David shares how precision medicine made a life-saving difference.

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5 new stats about cancer in Canada

Learn more about some of the key findings from the Canadian Cancer Statistics 2019 report and what they mean for Canadians across the country.

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5 ways to support a friend with cancer

Knowing how to support a friend with cancer may not always come easy. Here are some ideas on how you can show you care throughout their cancer journey.

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What you need to know about the 2019 federal election

In the 2019 federal election, the Canadian Cancer Society is urging all political parties to make cancer control a priority. Join us and show your support.

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Research

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Tyler’s story: How a genetic test for stomach cancer changed this father’s life

Thanks to Canadian Cancer Society-funded research, this father took part in a genetic test for stomach cancer that helped him make a life-changing decision.

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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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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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Support and hope

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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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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 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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Taking action and making a difference

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How one mother found community after her son’s cancer diagnosis

When Mena’s son was diagnosed with cancer, she was determined to stay hopeful. Thanks to our Cops for Cancer initiative, she found a community to support her.

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One man, two wheels and an epic journey across Canada in support of the Canadian Cancer Society

When Vincent’s friend was diagnosed with cancer, he decided to cycle across Canada in their honour to raise awareness and funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.

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3 inspirational young Canadians who are changing the future of cancer!

Meet 3 young Canadians who are changing the future of cancer through their volunteering and fundraising efforts with the Canadian Cancer Society.

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