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Leap Fall 2014

Leap Fall 2014

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Published by Venture Publishing
Leap magazine is designed to ensure that as we learn more about cancer, you do, too.
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COMPLICATIONS OF CHEMO
Starting a family can shift to the back  burner for young couples facing cancer
SURVIVING YOUTH
Supports and services poised to keep young patients from slipping through the cracks
COSTLY CANCER
One young man’s  journey from diagnosis through poverty and beyond
PLUS:
Hiking in the Rockies; Weaving as Therapy; and more
 THE 
 YOUNG ADUL TS 
ISSUEFALL 20 14
PM#40020055
 
Check out some of these returns for yourself, and make your own life-changing investment, at
albertacancerreport.ca
 
fall
2014
 
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FALL 2014 •
VOL 5 • No. 3
CONTENTS
FEATURES
32 
PATIENT NAVIGATORS
Nurse navigators are like a compass to help  guide patients through cancer 
36
 TOP JOB
Marie Butler weaves community and hope together with art therapy 
40
 
HOW TO HIKE
Hiking’s all about reaching great peaks – both physically and mentally 
43
 WHY I DONATE
Homage to legendary country crooners pays off for husband-and-wife  Jamboree hosts
46
 RESEARCH ROCKSTAR
U of A professor Ing Swie Goping’s research could change the way we treat breast cancer 
DEPARTMENTS
4
 OUR LEAP
 A message from the Alberta Cancer Foundation
6
 FOREFRONT
New tanning rules floated; HPV vaccine for boys; Fall festivals; Cleaning for a cause; and more
11
 NEXT GEN
One student’s focus on leukemia treatment could lead to fewer side effects
12
 ENGAGEMENT
 An introduction to patient engagement
13
 SMART EATS
Debunking nutrition myths
14
 ASK THE EXPERT
Nutrition through cancer treatment; lymphedema
16
 BEYOND CANCER
Young adults and late adolescent cancer  survivors face an array of challenges
30
 PLANNED GIVING
 Couple who met as children in Hong Kong is  poised to leave a life-saving legacy
35
 CORPORATE GIVING
Rangeland Engineering gives back in honour of CEO’s son
50
 MY LEAP
Oncology nurse hits the high seas for clinical trials
FALL SPOTLIGHT
THE
YOUNG ADULTS
 ISSUE
50184322
COVER STORY:
 Wilson Raposo has a new outlook on life, post cancer diagnosis and treatment 
18
 THE COST OF CANCER
For young adults, cancer brings a new world of financial difficulty 
22
 STRANDED IN YOUTH
 Are our young adults falling through the cracks for medical and psychological cancer resources? 
26
 GREAT EXPECTATIONS
 A cancer diagnosis can derail a young couple’s wishes to start a family 
Alberta Cancer Foundation
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