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“I am profoundly grateful to the research that led to a brand-new drug to treat my aggressive cancer. It became available for early-stage cancer patients such as myself, just when I needed it.” Sara Street
Every day, cancer steals lives. However, in Sara’s case, it was defeated thanks to a new treatment, which was developed by researchers. Such success stories are only possible because donors, all around Canada, support research against cancer. Thanks to the commitment of donors, the best researchers can continue developing the most promising, innovative and pioneering research work in Canada. With every breakthrough, lives are saved.
“I went to the hospital for a routine mammogram and they found breast cancer. It was a very aggressive form. They scheduled me for surgery right away. ” Sara
Sara was in shock. In the blink of an eye, her life changed in a way she could not have prepared for. She had a lumpectomy. She endured the weakness, nausea, and hair loss that come from dose-dense ACT chemotherapy and radiation. Sara relied on her faith, her family, her friends, and her book club to help her through her journey…
She also relied on a belief in the kind of research we fund. Thanks to recent works, it is now known that there are different subtypes of breast cancer. Therefore, it is now possible to tailor research to target each subtypes and thus be more effective in the search for treatments. Without the support of donors, the kinds of treatment protocols that made all the difference to Sara just would not exist. Simply put, cancer would have claimed her life.
Although she has suffered through this experience, Sara is now embracing her new life:
“Breast cancer broadened my outlook and impelled me to be more proactive in my life in many ways - not sit back and wait for someone else to do it. I started Read for the Cure, a fundraising event, to support ongoing research funded by the Cancer Research Society.” Sara
Research takes time, but every day, our motivated researchers are moving towards a cure. Let us continue making research possible by donating to protect our loved ones and future generations.
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