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The Patient Experience

Over the next 10 years, Ontario will see a 40 percent increase in the number of people living with cancer. As an innovative centre of learning dedicated to nursing excellence for patients with cancer and their families, de Souza Institute is helping to manage that demand.

Meet Mary, Frances and Art as they share their own cancer experience.

Cancer Chat patient experiences:

“I would have been lost – I can’t say how important it was to have the group at this time. It makes the whole process of caring for your spouse easier.”

“There were things about treatment that I hadn’t talked about. It was a relief to be able to say these things.”

“It was the feeling that you’re not alone – you’re in a community with people who understand what you’re going through.”

“The anonymity of being online helped me talk about private things – it was liberating.”