The Truth of It: Dr. Marla

Marla is a physician, writer and on-air health journalist. Marla was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 48.

The Truth of It: Kelly

Kelly has worked as a personal support worker, helping in elderly care but now is a certified fitter (of prosthetics and bras) for women who have had mastectomies and lumpectomies. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 11, and with breast cancer at the age of 28.

The Truth of It: Laurie

Laurie is a school teacher in Ottawa. She was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 28.

The Truth of It: Anju

Anju works full-time and teaches Indian cooking classes on the side. She is married with two sons. Anju was diagnosed with peritoneal cancer at the age of 43.

The Truth of It: Gill

Gill is a writer and television personality. She is married with three young boys. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 42.

The Truth of It: Jen

Jen lives and works in Richmond, BC. Since her diagnosis she has become a strong advocate around better care for young adults with cancer and is involved with Callanish and Young Adult Cancer Canada. Jen was diagnosed with endodermal sinus, a rare form of ovarian cancer, at the age of 29.

The Truth of It: Nicole

Nicole was diagnosed non-Hodgkin Lymphoma at the age of 16. She has two sisters and began college last fall.

The Truth of It: Renée

Renée is married and has two young children. She was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Follicular Lymphoma at the age of 32.

The Truth of It: Yvonne

Before her diagnosis Yvonne worked in mental health, addictions and spiritual care. She was diagnosed at age 45 with rectal cancer.

The Truth of It: Mark

Mark is a health information specialist. He is married with two young children. Mark was diagnosed with testicular cancer at the age of 38.