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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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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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Grateful Patient at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

When Kathryn Furlan walked through the doors of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre for the first time, she was afraid. But her fear soon disappeared thanks to the compassionate care she received at the centre. The bump appeared three years earlier but Kathryn Furlan’s doctor assured her it was nothing to worry about. On one … Read More


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Why Marg Richardson Donates

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

For more than a decade, Marg Richardson from Red Deer has been a committed donor of the Alberta Cancer Foundation. In 2008, she decided to make a gift in her will towards the Foundation. Her reason to support Albertans facing cancer is a personal one. Just months after they had gotten married in 1981, Marg’s … Read More


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Breast Cancer Patient: “I will forever be grateful”

Monday, December 9, 2019

Robin was only 41 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2019. Despite it being a very difficult time in her life, she feels blessed for the care she received at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton. She shares her story today. “I was diagnosed at the end of May 2019 … Read More


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