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Read profiles, stories, and blog posts from young adults living with, through, and beyond cancer, their peer supporters, and members of the Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) team. Sort by categories and topics to find the info that’s most relevant to you and your experience.

Community Stories

  • Gabrielle knows recovery is different for everyone

    Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2015, Gabrielle had to find a way to move beyond treatment to live a life worth loving.

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  • Cancer doesn’t know age, so advocate

    “Stand up, be assertive, don’t take no for an answer, and keep asking the questions until you get the answer that satisfies the symptoms.”

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  • Cancer, get out of my head!

    Michalea writes about how therapy helped her cope with her mental health after she thought she was done with cancer. “Cancer, unlike a fire, does not merely disappear once extinguished.”

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  • Giving Tuesday 2023: It takes longer to recover from cancer than to be treated for it

    “Help us learn much more about the lives of young adults dealing with cancer, their challenges, successes, wins and losses, and how we can better help them live a life worth loving. For the long haul.”

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  • Geoff’s Blog: My 25th cancer-versary (I’m halfway home)

    “When you’re just starting your life, cancer forces you to face the end of your life and that impacts the rest of your life.”

    – Geoff’s late buddy Steve Webster, YACCer

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  • Geoff’s blog: Shave energy

    “What do you do when realization bests your dream? If you’re YACC, you dig deeper than ever into your vision board.”

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  • Cancer doesn’t know age, so advocate

    “Stand up, be assertive, don’t take no for an answer, and keep asking the questions until you get the answer that satisfies the symptoms.”

    Read more
  • Cancer, get out of my head!

    Michalea writes about how therapy helped her cope with her mental health after she thought she was done with cancer. “Cancer, unlike a fire, does not merely disappear once extinguished.”

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  • Listen to your heart

    “I didn’t know I had had two surgeries, a round of dialysis, and organs removed. I didn’t know that I was bleeding profusely from a bowel resection that didn’t hold, and I didn’t know that five days had passed. I didn’t know I had cancer.”

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