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Our blog features stories from some of the 53 Albertans and their familes who hear the words “you have cancer.” every day.

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Life Saving Clinical Trial – Lorne Cochrane shares his story

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Lorne Cochrane is no stranger to the ravages of lung cancer. The disease claimed the lives of so many who were close to him. His parents, grandfather, his aunts, and his twin brother. It was the diagnosis of his twin and the passing of his mother in 2012 that propelled Lorne to get screened. He … Read More

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The Cost Of Cancer – Rose McCarroll Shares Her Story

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Rose McCarroll knows firsthand how overwhelming the cost of cancer can be. Rose lives in Blackfalds, AB with her husband Richard and son Adam. In 2014, her life turned upside down when she was diagnosed with cancer in her uterus. Though she underwent a hysterectomy to remove the tumours, it was later found that her … Read More

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Remembering Tracy Jenkins

Monday, January 27, 2020

They met as teens and spent the next three decades creating a life together. Children, grandchildren – good times. But in 2013 without any warning, Frank Jenkins’ wife, Tracy, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She underwent 40 chemotherapy sessions and other treatments. Sadly, as ovarian cancer all too often is, the diagnosis came too late. … Read More

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