Getting a cancer diagnosis when your whole life is still ahead of you can be scary, upsetting and overwhelming. 

It is important you know that: 

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There is hope

Most young adults with a blood cancer will get better and lead a normal and active life.

Research is advancing

Doctors are working to find new treatments that are more effective and not as hard on the body.
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It’s nothing you did

You did not catch the disease from someone or develop it because of something you did.

You are not alone.

Know that the blood cancer community is here to support you every step of the way.

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Conversations with Survivors

Amanda Saunders

Amanda Saunders

Amanda Saunders, who 13 months after having a heart transplant was diagnosed with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD). The two discuss what life is like living with a rare blood cancer while completing university and living through a pandemic.

Max Parrot

In this episode, Max Parrot, professional Canadian snowboarder, an Olympic silver medalist and an eight-time X Games champion, speaks candidly about his blood cancer experience and its impact on his life and career. Max explains why he felt like "a lion in a cage" throughout treatment, and lets listeners in on what it took to get his health and mindset back on track.
Max Parrot

Young Adults with a blood cancer

This factsheet is for young adults and covers important info they need for dealing with blood cancer from emotions, side effect, work etc.

Adjusting your social life - Siham's Story

Adjusting Your Social Life Factsheet
In this document, Siham shares her advice on how to adapt your social life and some projects following a cancer diagnosis.

Adjusting to physical changes - Christian's Story

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In this document, Christian shares his advice on how to adapt to some of the physical changes that can occur following a cancer diagnosis.

Managing Anxiety - Romy's Story

Managing anxiety - Factsheet Icon
In this document, Romy shares her advice on how to manage anxiety following a cancer diagnosis.

Cancer and social media - Juan Manuel’s story

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In this document, Juan-Manuel shares his advice on how to find support when you're isolated through online tools and communities.

Life after cancer - Karine's story

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In this document, Karine shares her advice on how to share your feelings with those around you throughout your cancer experience.

All resources

Access all fact sheets, guides, podcast, videos and other resources to learn everything from the disease symptoms, statistics and treatment options.

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Health Manager App

Manage your health by tracking your side effects, medication, food and hydration, questions for your doctor, grocery lists and more.

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