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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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A former smoker shares how running helped her quit smoking

See how a former smoker was motivated to quit smoking thanks to Canadian Cancer Society’s Walk or Run to Quit program. Plus, get tips for living smoke-free.

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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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How a teen became a caregiver when cancer affected his family

Vincent shares how he became a caregiver at 16 when cancer affected his family. Learn how the Canadian Cancer Society provided hope and support to his family.

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5 facts you did not know about radon

The ComPARe study has found how many cancer cases are due to radon, a radioactive gas released into the air and a leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.

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How 3 innovative breast cancer research projects are paving the way for new treatments

Learn about Canadian Cancer Society-funded breast cancer research projects using 3D printing, artificial intelligence and robotics to improve treatment options.

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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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Aeson and the impact of cancer research

Shortly after Aeson’s first birthday, he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. See how cancer research changed the course of his life. 

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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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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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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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Hockey teams make an impact for Canadians with cancer

Learn how two hockey communities are changing the lives of Canadians affected by cancer through Hockey Fights Cancer™ in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.

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How hockey impacted this coach when he faced a cancer diagnosis

A hockey coach shares how the sport and hockey community gave him hope and support throughout his cancer treatments after being diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

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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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