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Claire's Story

Claire's Story

After three months of severe pain and mis-diagnosis, I was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma at 16. Eight years later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer - a direct result of the radiotherapy treatment I’d earlier received. The two journeys were completely different, which is one of the reasons I wanted to start sharing different people’s stories. I believe they offer insight into the various effects of cancer and it’s treatment, how it impacts each patients’ life differently, and what supporters can do to meaningfully help.  Here’s my version: It’s really hard to try and condense my year-long (first) cancer journey...

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Claudia's Story

Claudia's Story

"Being that I've been in that really awful situation, I have that further understanding.” At just 3 and a half years old, Claudia was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia. After three rounds of chemotherapy, Claudia underwent a bone marrow transplant to remove the cancer completely.  Although it was a long time ago, Claudia still remembers a lot of really difficult times throughout her journey - skin sores and rashes, a lack of energy, body pain, and many friends she made during her treatment passing away. Now, as an adult, Claudia still deals with many side effects from her treatment. Her...

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Susan's Story

Susan's Story

I am a survivor and this is only part of my journey.  At 8 years old after severe pain in her shoulder, Susan was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma on her right arm. 8 years later she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma - a radiation induced tumour. “I remember being so young and scared the only time I had ever been to hospital was when my poppa passed, so to me hospitals were a place you didn’t come home from. “  Susan underwent both Chemotherapy and Radiation treatments at 8 years of age. She says they had different side effects, but both...

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