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Local Support Stories

Read more about the cancer journey's of some of our participants. 

Coping (11)

Sarah's Breast Cancer Story

4 min read

Sarah's Story

Sarah’s life was upended when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018 at age 35. She had a successful career, was an avid runner, and loved to...

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Jenny and James Story

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Jenny and James's Story

Jenny was diagnosed with appendix cancer in 2014 when she was 29 years old. “It’s a very rare type of cancer – about ten patients per million people...

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Tom standing happily in front a field of Sunflowers

3 min read

Meet Tom!

A cancer diagnosis impacts each person differently, and each person copes in their own way with a vast range of emotions, for cancer survivor Tom...

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Pete standing with friend happily.

4 min read

Meet Pete

There is no explaining how you feel when your doctor says, “you have cancer.” This diagnosis was so overwhelming that I was not myself, and my...

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Meditation by the sea

2 min read

Stress 101

Stress 101 Stress and anxiety go hand-in-hand with a cancer diagnosis. Moreover, just because your active treatment has ended doesn’t mean the stress...

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Aireen holding a portrait of her family with her late husband Pedro.

2 min read

We Celebrate Aireen

It was an average day at work as a medical doctor in 2017 when the nurses noticed something was off with Pedro. When he started to lose his speech,...

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Photos of Marc enjoying family time during his battle with cancer.

2 min read

Remembering My Brother

By Matt Simyak, Volunteer Over the last 3 and a half years my brother, Marc, courageously fought Stage 4 Colon Cancer. His fight ended on August 11th...

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Rosalynn standing proudly next to her tree.

2 min read

This Place Is Like A Flower

“It’s like a flower to me.” That’s how Rosalyn Green describes Cancer Support Community. Rosalyn is a regular attendee at the Qigong, Tai Chi and...

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Cheryl holding a character drawing of herself during a event held at Cancer Support Society.

1 min read

A Place of So Many Thank You's

One sentence, three words— “You have cancer.” Hearing this once is enough for an entire lifetime, but for Cheryl Eddy, that was not the case. Over...

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