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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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Beverley Dunn

Beverley Dunn and her Multiple Myeloma journey

Friday, March 3, 2023

Beverley Dunn was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2018. This cancer journey has taught Bev many lessons. Most of all, she learned the importance of support throughout difficult times. Today, Bev is the President of the Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society (SAMPS), helping to provide guidance and care for those facing this devastating blood cancer. For … Read More

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Barb Laplante – A 24-year cancer journey

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Barb Laplante’s journey with cancer began in 1998 when she was diagnosed with large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma in her tonsil. Despite being told she had a 50% chance of surviving for more than five years, Barb underwent chemotherapy and continued her treatment for five years. Fast forward to 2018, Barb was diagnosed with stage 2+ … Read More

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PSMA PET first patient in Calgary

Bettering Prostate Cancer Outcomes with the PSMA PET

Thursday, February 2, 2023

The PSMA PET will change how prostate cancer is detected and treated in Alberta. This incredibly accurate scan will uncover details of an individual’s cancer diagnosis that are usually undetectable through other mediums. Having emerged from its clinical trial stage, the PSMA PET scanned its first four patients at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in … Read More

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