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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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Krystal Kitchen shares her experience with health-care journal app, ZoeInsights

Monday, June 29, 2020

Krystal Kitchen from Calgary was diagnosed with endometrial cancer in 2017. While undergoing treatment, she had the opportunity to use the ZoeInsights app, an innovative digital tool that allows patients and their caregivers to manage health-care data such as appointment dates, medications, treatments and more. “It was really helpful for me. I was easily able … Read More


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Why Donald Johnston Gives Back

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Donald Johnston from Red Deer has been in the music and entertainment business for over 50 years. He has travelled across North America with bands and as a solo act, including 17 years on the piano bar in Edmonton’s Rose and Crown Pub and 15 years in Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub in San Antonio, Texas. … Read More


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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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