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Do I Tell Anyone I Have Cancer?

Whether to share the news you have cancer with others can be a very personal decision. You're probably not sure what to do or how much to reveal.

Some people with cancer choose to tell their loved ones only; others find it helps to let people they come in regular contact with know about their diagnosis. When people decide to tell others, they may do so for these reasons:

It's too big and scary to deal with alone.
It lets other people give support.
It gives family and good frien ...

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Silver Linings of a Cancer Diagnosis

With special thanks to Cynthia Lank for contributing this article. She is the mother of a blood cancer survivor and volunteer for the Atlantic Regional office of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada. Cynthia is a member of the Light The Night Walk Volunteer Leadership Committee, a First Connection Volunteer and was instrumental in the development of the Nova Scotia Resource Guide.

A diagnosis of cancer is a devastating event. Regardless of the prognosis, it i ...

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Lanette

I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (B-cell) in 2011. My first thoughts where, “I’m going to die! Who is going to care for my children?” My husband had left the home, left me raising 7 children! I raised all of my children on my own, now graduated and all employed! I went to school and became a nurse, worked 2 months then boom was diagnosed with cancer! With family, I was able to pull through during all the chemo treatments and stem cell transplant! I have been in remission 2 ye ...

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British Columbia Blood Cancer Resource Guide

This resource guide has been developed to make it easier for those of you affected by blood cancers (patients, families and caregivers) to access a complex healthcare and social service system and find the services to match your individual situation and style. This guide is a “work in progress”, not a complete list, and your comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Knowing what you need and expressing those needs are the first steps in finding information and support. A cancer di ...

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Dr. Salmena

University of TorontoUniversity of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

Investigating a novel role for INPP4B in leukemic stem cell maintenance

Dr. Salmena’s research group has identified INPP4B as a biomarker to identify leukemia patients that are likely to fail therapy. Subsequently, they have discovered that INPP4B is important for maintaining the ‘health’ of the leukemia stem cells (LSC) that drive aggressive disease and relapse in leukemia. The Salmena group will study h ...

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