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Dealing with change

Finding out you or someone you love has cancer brings many changes.

Whether you’re newly diagnosed, in active treatment, or are caring for someone with cancer, you will probably need to deal with many practical issues, make tough decisions and cope with a range of emotions.

There are many ways that you can cope. No one can predict exactly how cancer will affect day-to-day life. While you can’t control the future, you can think about what changes may happen and how you would deal with them if they arise.

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Tyler Cook This research saved my life and my sister’s life. Without it, stomach cancer would have wiped out most of our family.

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The most recent Canadian Cancer Statistics report shows cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada. Learn how you can reduce your risk.

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