“You have cancer.”
Every day in Alberta, over 60 people hear these three words. One in two Albertans will hear these words in their lifetime.
By 2040, the number of new cases in Alberta annually is projected to be over 33,700, a 36% increase since 2019. Thankfully people are also living longer with cancer, further escalating the need for support for those who are impacted.
We all know the importance of cancer research and medical treatment. Fortunately, we have excellent medical resources to treat cancer. However, those living with cancer know that the steps to recovery, the mindset of living well, and the hope of living longer with cancer, all require support and resources beyond the medical umbrella.