Medical assistance in dying
In Canada, you can ask for medical assistance in dying. You must meet certain conditions in order to be eligible for this assistance, and only certain people, such as doctors, are allowed to provide or help provide medical assistance to someone who wishes to die. People who help someone die must follow rules set out in federal and provincial or territorial law.
The Government of Canada provides more information about medical assistance in dying.
I was in total shock when I heard the diagnosis of cancer. Cancer to me was an adult’s disease. Being a 13-year-old teenager, it certainly wasn’t even on my radar.
What’s the lifetime risk of getting cancer?
The latest Canadian Cancer Statistics report shows about half of Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.