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Cancer patient shares experience of being sick in Alberta

Monday, December 29, 2014

Last week we learned a new cancer centre was being delayed for a third time. The Tom Baker Cancer Centre reached full capacity years ago, but people like Mary Beth Eckersley continue to get sick. In this report, she shares what it’s like to be a patient in a cancer system without any room.


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Julie Rohr

For Julie, a voicemail changed everything.

Stage four cancer.

Sadly, she is not alone. One in two Albertans will hear the words, “you have cancer” in their lifetime and One in four will not survive.

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