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The Real Face of Cancer

Johnny was a family friend who lived on a farm in Whonnock long ago, when the rural area was far from North Vancouver, accessible by narrow country roads. On Sunday, my dad’s day off, he often helped Johnny with concrete work and … Continue reading

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What Not to Tell a Person with Cancer or Why I Feel Sick When You Tell Me I Look Good

There are many things you shouldn’t tell a person with cancer — especially that story about the acquaintance who died so soon after diagnosis. We’re unnaturally sensitive to your words. While we appreciate your care, concern and interest, we’re bound to … Continue reading

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