Cancer Survivors

How Social Media Helped Keep This Terminal Cancer Patient Alive

Lauren Messervey | Posted 06.27.2014 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

In September of 2013, Jocelyn Leda Simard was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer and bone metastases. Her family was told that she would likely not survive to see Christmas. Shattered, but strong, her family members refused to give in to despair. It was then that her son, Justin, came up with an inspiring idea.

WATCH: Cancer Survivor Has Surprising Ability

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Impact

Cancer treatment gave Jen O'Shea a very surprising talent. The Toronto woman can turn her leg 180 degrees so that the bottom of her foot faces the cei...

Bif Naked On Beating Cancer, Getting Divorced And Staying Strong

Huffington Post Music Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

Bif Naked has made a career out of being a badass chick. Initially, it was by way of the late-'90s CanRock boys club, prowling Edgefest stages, infilt...

Childhood Cancer Survivors Can Have Healthy Babies, Study Finds

CBC | Posted 02.12.2012 | Canada Living

Childhood cancer survivors are not at a higher risk of having children with birth defects, suggests a new study. The study of 4,699 child...

One Last Gift, a Tribute to Jack Layton

Andrea Paine | Posted 10.24.2011 | Canada
Andrea Paine

When I heard of the news of Jack Layton's passing early this morning, I felt let down. As cancer survivors, we are part of one big family and losing a member of this family is a painful and sad reminder that some of us heal and others just don't. News like this always seems to hit close to home.

New Beginnings

Andrea Paine | Posted 10.22.2011 | Canada
Andrea Paine

My last blog was a somewhat unusual one for me. I wrote about the son of a good friend who had, unfortunately, passed away from cancer. I mentioned I ...