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Lessons for living in limbo

Lessons for living in limbo

Janelle’s first post in the private YACC Facebook group asked community members for advice on how to feel like she was living while dealing with cancer. In her latest blog post, she reflects on some of those suggestions, and adds a new one of her own.

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What being a YACCtivist did for me

What being a YACCtivist did for me

“When the opportunity came up a couple of years ago to be a YACCtivist, I was ready to focus energy on something else now that I felt I was on the mend.”

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What the fog?

What the fog?

In her final YACCtivist blog post, Ashley writes about the top five habits that are helping her move beyond cancer.

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Little gestures make a big impact

Little gestures make a big impact

“When we are on our own, or feel like there is a giant weight on our shoulders, small gestures can have a lot longer impact than we might imagine.”

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The other side of fear

The other side of fear

“No one told me about one of the most debilitating long term effects of cancer: a profound and suffocating fear of the unknown. They also didn’t tell me about the freedom.”

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Survivor Profile
Jason Abramovitch

Jason Abramovitch

A little bit about you: Name: Jason Abramovitch Age: 36 City: South Mountain, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Stage 3 colon cancer What year was it? What was your age…

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Alex talks about exercise and cancer

Alex talks about exercise and cancer

“Exercise and cancer” has been a concept that has been important to Alex throughout his life after diagnosis. He said, “I’ve found it’s taken up different ranking of priorities over…

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Living with a fear of recurrence

Living with a fear of recurrence

In her latest blog post, YACCtivist Ashley writes about the balance of following her dreams with her fear of recurrence.

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I hate you, but I’m grateful

I hate you, but I’m grateful

Marley previously wrote about reframing negative thoughts. Her latest post looks at the practice in a different way.

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Survivor Profile
Lori Chen

Lori Chen

A little bit about you: Name: Lori Chen Age: 36 City: Mississauga, Ontario What was/is your diagnosis? What year was it? What was your age at the time? My first…

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YACCtivists weigh in on AYA Cancer Awareness Week

YACCtivists weigh in on AYA Cancer Awareness Week

we asked our YACCtivist team to answer the question: “What do you want others to better understand about the AYA cancer experience?” Here are a few of their answers.

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Blair reflects on living through a year of COVID-19

Blair reflects on living through a year of COVID-19

YACCtivist Blair follows up on his initial COVID-19 blog post from spring 2020 with a vlog about what’s changed, what he’s still working on, and more.

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The tough and the beautiful about single parenting after cancer

The tough and the beautiful about single parenting after cancer

Ryan’s life “after cancer” now includes being a single parent to three kids. Read her latest post to learn the challenges (and rewards) that come with this latest change.

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The other day

The other day

“I went to my doctor and asked for help the other day. I tried to be self sufficient, but sometimes I can’t self-help my way out of the darkness.”

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My first cancerversary

My first cancerversary

“I have learned more about myself in the last year than I have in the last 33 years on this earth.”

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