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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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Dianne's story: Navigating cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic

Faced with breast cancer twice, Dianne shares her experience as someone affected by cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How an online community can help people with cancer cope

Our online community, CancerConnnection.ca, is there for people affected by cancer – like Wes. See how becoming a part of this community helped him cope with cancer.

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6 statistics that reveal the impact of cancer in Canada for 2020

Learn more about some of the key findings and statistics from our study about cancer in Canada in 2020 and what they mean for Canadians across the country.

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10 ways to reduce your cancer risk

Find out how you can make changes to your everyday life that could reduce your cancer risk and help you live healthier.

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Research

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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 his parents celebrates his last day of chemotherapy with former professional Canadian football quarterback, Travis Lulay

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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A former smoker shares how running helped her quit smoking

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

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Taking action and making a difference

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3 young scientists championing cancer research across Canada

See how the Canadian Cancer Society raises awareness about cancer research with the help of young scientists on our Research Information Outreach Teams.

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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 young Canadians changing the future of cancer!

Meet 3 young Canadians taking action to change the future of cancer through their volunteering and fundraising efforts with the Canadian Cancer Society.

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