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Part 1: On being the first in your peer group with cancer

Part 1: On being the first in your peer group with cancer

Krystal Anderson explains her thoughts and actions after being diagnosed with cancer in this three part series.

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Survivor Profile
Amber Pywell

Amber Pywell

A little bit about you: Name: Amber Pywell Age: 35 City: Duncan, BC What was your diagnosis? Papillary thyroid cancer with follicular variant. Metastasized to lymph nodes. What year was…

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Geoff's Blog
I was a miracle and a mess.

I was a miracle and a mess.

“My first Climb wasn’t a climb, it was a five-step walk from my hospital bed to a couch in the family room.”

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Community Story
Instagram takeover with @beast_strong_nation

Instagram takeover with @beast_strong_nation

Our seventh guest ‘grammer is Krystal Anderson (@beast_strong_nation). Krystal’s takeover showed how she handles the psychosocial effects of cancer, manages her family life, and shares the results from a recent scan.

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Survivor Profile
Nick Miller

Nick Miller

A little bit about you: Name: Nicholas (Nick) Miller Age: 31 City: Toronto (born Melbourne, Australia) What was/is your diagnosis? May 2015: right-sided testicular mass; Jun 2015: spread to lymph…

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My sister, cancer, and a yellow umbrella

My sister, cancer, and a yellow umbrella

Sara Stimson writes about supporting her twin sister, Virginie, as she dealt with lymphoma.

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It’s been 731 days since Sammi’s last treatment

It’s been 731 days since Sammi’s last treatment

“Next time you see me, genuinely bring up another topic. Ask me how school is going, what my plans are for the weekend — anything but cancer.”

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Survivor Profile
Danielle Taylor

Danielle Taylor

Name: Danielle Taylor Age: 26 Hometown: Toronto, ON What was your diagnosis? Colorectal cancer stage IIIA, currently in monitoring What school do you attend? York University What is your career…

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Survivor Profile
Marell Tomeh

Marell Tomeh

Name: Marell Tomeh Age: 22 City: Brampton, ON What was/is your diagnosis? Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) What year was it? What was your age at the time? April 2013. Age…

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Community Story
Instagram takeover with @perk_laura

Instagram takeover with @perk_laura

The YACC community is filled with talented, enthusiastic, interesting people who share great photos and messages on Instagram, so we decided to let someone “take over” our account once a…

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Survivor Profile
Diane Coffin

Diane Coffin

Sadly, Diane passed away in July 2016 at the age of 39. She is remembered fondly, and her optimism and advice in this profile remains on our site to serve…

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Community Story
Summertime, and the living is complicated by cancer

Summertime, and the living is complicated by cancer

Summer looks a little different for young adults dealing with cancer than it does for their peers.

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Community Story
Instagram takeover with @mallorycooper77

Instagram takeover with @mallorycooper77

The YACC community is filled with talented, enthusiastic, interesting people who share great photos and messages on Instagram, so we decided to let someone “take over” our account once a…

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Geoff's Blog
Choked to death: A personal perspective on dying

Choked to death: A personal perspective on dying

Since my childhood I’ve had a curiosity about death. What happens when we die? Why doesn’t anyone ever talk about it? My personal views on life after death continue to…

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Jody’s take on National Cancer Survivors Day

Jody’s take on National Cancer Survivors Day

Well, about one year has passed since I spoke on National Cancer Survivors Day, and I’m still here. A lot has happened over the past year as I continued battling…

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