Building a new life after cancer as a young adult (Sara’s story)

In this video, Sara talks about being diagnosed with cancer at 22, her treatment and her approach to coping

Watch as Sara talks about her cancer journey with non-Hodgkin’s B-cell lymphoma, stage 4, beginning at age 22. She also talks about her treatment, including using visualization to shrink her tumour.

At 29, Sara is an artist and artist’s model. She talks about how she changed because of cancer and how she doesn’t let herself regret the decisions she made during treatment. She shares her thoughts about building a new life after cancer.

You have a to-do list that’s made for you. And then suddenly, you don’t have those drugs to be taking anymore and you don’t have those symptoms to deal with anymore but you’re still not feeling the way you were before you had cancer. And that’s the big challenge. How do you build your new life?

Watch the video of Sara talking about building a new life after cancer

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer works with our partners to make sure adolescents and young adults (AYA) who are either living with or are survivors of cancer as children, adolescents or young adults, experience improved outcomes and quality of life. Our goal is to deliver quick, equal access to the best care both during and after cancer treatment. That care should be based on education and research to improve health outcomes and quality of life, and to eliminate current disparities around AYA cancer care.

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