Finding support and community
Nathalie found invaluable information and emotional support during her breast cancer diagnosis thanks to support programs.
The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) works to support the 1 in 8 women expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime by helping people live longer and enhancing their quality of life. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Nathalie Breton shared her story of how she was able to find invaluable information and a new sense of community during an uncertain time.
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After Nathalie was diagnosed with cancer in 2021, she had to undergo a painful sentinel lymph node biopsy. This left her with many questions about breast cancer and treatments. She wanted to make sure she felt comfortable with any other tests that were recommended to her.
Nathalie couldn’t get the answers she needed from her medical team and felt she didn’t have any decision-making powers. This included not having the ability to discuss her options and treatments with doctors. She eventually visited the Canadian Cancer Society’s website, cancer.ca, where she found valuable information in plain language. Nathalie was also able to speak to a cancer information specialist. It was a positive experience for Nathalie who shared how she felt: “I was validated, reassured, and I felt that I was being heard and had the right to ask questions.”
Through your donations, CCS is able to provide the highest quality of cancer information to all Canadians. Natalie found information on cancer.ca to help her stay informed and empowered.
Cancer.ca is a goldmine of information in plain language. And if I was able to enjoy such informative and clear reading and even have someone informed to listen to me on the other end of the line, it’s thanks to countless donations that make it possible to offer so many support services.