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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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Glimmer of Hope: How a Clinical Trial Saved Chis Brochu’s Life

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Meet Chris Brochu, a B.C resident, outdoor enthusiast, avid snowboarder, and clinical trial participant. In May of 2015, Chris Brochu felt abnormally short of breath while on a hike with his dog. Following a spate of medical tests, and 10 days spent in the hospital, Chris was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic melanoma. Melanoma from … Read More


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Young Adults With Cancer – Blair Richardson

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Each year in Alberta, nearly 300 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in adolescents and young adults, aged 15-29. Falling between the dividing line of pediatrics and adults, this group of patients faces unique challenges. Unfortunately, the needs of Adolescent and Young Adult patients are often unmet. Not only can patients feel isolated, but without … Read More


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Fulfilling Wishes: Lessons Learned as Caregiver

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Kathie Peterson was a devoted teacher, an avid reader, a lover of travel, and the strongest person her husband, Norm, has ever known. “Kathie led by example with her sheer will to survive, her strength, and determination to continue teaching. She was an inspiration to me. That’s all I can really say. I don’t know … Read More


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Grateful Patient – Ken Ewing Shares his Story

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Ken Ewing is taking a bit of a rest on the sofa after clearing the drive outside his rural Alberta home. Many people might grumble about having to shovel the snow. But not this 71-year-old. Ken is tired but grateful knowing this mundane chore would have been an impossible feat several years ago when he … Read More


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