Patient Stories

Rick Field

Can you imagine being diagnosed with cancer and told you might not see your son graduate from high school? In 2000, this was my reality when I was diagnosed with CML...

Rick Field
Maria Filosa

Maria was diagnosed in January 2007 with Squamous cell carcinoma, which is normally associated with men 65 years of age and older who are heavy smokers and drinkers. Maria...

Maria Filosa
Stan Stanczuk

I Call it ‘The Princess Margaret Hilton’. The bed linens, robe and slippers may not be quite the same quality as the real Hilton, and there may not be chocolates on the...

Stan Stanczuk
Elizabeth Taylor

This Elizabeth Taylor isn’t a legend of the big screen, but she is a legend at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre's Tumour Board meetings. A Tumour Board meeting is where...

Elizabeth Taylor
Deb Maskens

“When you are lucky enough to receive the best treatment available from caring physicians and health care staff, you feel empowered to support others and help them with all...

Deb Maskens
Joe Finley

By all outward appearances, Joe Finley was an ordinary Joe. But through his ideas and drive and compassion to leave this world a better place, he was an extraordinary Joe...

Joe Finley
Carmel Derdaele

The employees at Tennis Canada have all been affected by breast cancer. For many years, they watched their colleague and director of national events, Carmel Derdaele, wage...

Carmel Derdaele
Joanna Severino

Just one day after her 28th birthday, Joanna Severino, a high school teacher, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Joanna Severino
Ida Lee

I am a breast cancer survivor. I have never been shy to speak about my breast cancer experience. To help others, I feel you have to be open and honest about your own...

Ida Lee
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