Cancer Support

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Supporting People With Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it’s a valuable reminder for us to honour healing in all its forms. Please take some time this month to encourage someone you know who has been, or is now on the cancer journey—with whatever type of cancer. We can all be a part of the healing journey.



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What It’s Like to Be Diagnosed

Whether we’re a family member, friend, colleague or caregiver, we all know someone who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. Our first impulse might be to reach out and help but the truth is, most of us don’t know what to do. This book can help. From This Moment On: A Guide for Those Recently Diagnosed With Cancer helps us understand what it feels like to face a cancer diagnosis. Once we learn more, we’re better prepared to offer our support from the shadows or step forward in a major way. Take your first step on a journey that will transform you and every person it touches. Cancer is life-changing experience for everyone and this is a reminder to help create the finest opportunity for healing—from this moment on.

One Canadian Cancer Statistic

Nearly 1 in 2 Canadians (49% of men and 45% of women) is expected to develop cancer during their lifetime.*

*Based on 2017 statistics

Links to Learn More About Cancer 

The Canadian Cancer Society
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
BC Cancer Agency

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Read more:
Canadian Cancer Society’s Advisory Committee on Cancer Statistics. (2017). Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017. Toronto, ON: Canadian Cancer Society.
Read more:
Statistics Canada. (2012, July 25). Table 102-0561 – Leading Causes of Death, Total Population, by Age Group and Sex, Canada, Annual. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. CANSIM database.