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Slow down to be happier despite cancer

Slow down to be happier despite cancer

“By running past the pains of a cancer experience, you are also running past moments of great happiness. Slow down to be happier despite cancer.”

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Firsts

Firsts

“Cancer took many things away, but this first grey hair? It didn’t get to have that.”

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Geoff's Blog
Geoff’s blog: Give young adults a place where they never feel alone

Geoff’s blog: Give young adults a place where they never feel alone

Please join us for Giving Tuesday and donate now to YACC to start your holiday season with a gift to help young adults like Chris Chow find “their sense of renewed confidence.”

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5 years later

5 years later

YACCtivist Andrea reflects on the five years since her cancer diagnosis and how she has grown.

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Dating after cancer

Dating after cancer

“It took me a very long time to be comfortable with the new me after breast cancer, double mastectomy, and chemo. I took the time to learn to love myself again.”

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Highlighting small businesses in the YACC community

Highlighting small businesses in the YACC community

YACCtivist Marley has seen some extremely talented artists and creators hone their crafts and become small business owners over the last few years. With the holiday season right around the corner, she has compiled a list that might help you find that perfect gift while supporting a YACCer!

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Geoff's Blog
When I heard “cancer”: 22 years as a survivor

When I heard “cancer”: 22 years as a survivor

On the 22nd anniversary of his first cancer diagnosis, Geoff thinks back to that day, what it meant, and how it still affects him today.

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Jenn knows YACC gets it

Jenn knows YACC gets it

Jenn shares her thoughts on the first episode of the We Get It web series and some other ways the YACC community is staying connected.

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Survivor Profile
Krista

Krista

A little bit about you: Name: Krista Age: 33 City: Toronto, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma What year was it? What was your age at the time? March…

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Community Story
My fertility story: Part one

My fertility story: Part one

Cancer forced this YACCer to focus on their fertility in unexpected ways.

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Survivor Profile
Harjeet Kaur

Harjeet Kaur

A little bit about you: Name: Harjeet Kaur (Nickname: Niki) Age: 33 years City: Edmonton, AB What was your diagnosis? I was diagnosed with stage IV cancer (subcutaneous Panniculitis t-cell…

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To grow or not to grow

To grow or not to grow

“Growth after cancer is not linear. Each person has such a unique experience with their illness, and as a result, we all grow and change at our own speed.”

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Reflecting on the last two years

Reflecting on the last two years

A member of the YACC community thinks about what they have lost and learned since being diagnosed with cancer two years ago.

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Going back to Memory Lane

Going back to Memory Lane

YACCtivist Alex takes a look through the journal his mom kept while he was undergoing treatment a few years back.

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Cancer healing: Virtual connections are just as good as in-person ones

Cancer healing: Virtual connections are just as good as in-person ones

“A hug is healing, simple connection and solidarity will do, and you can do that virtually. YACC opened their ears and eyes wider to what we are doing online, and they continue to strive to meet us there.”

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