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The Truth of It: Telling our stories

This unscripted video series includes 10 patient stories and three caregiver stories. The videos offer an opportunity to hear from real people of different ages who have experienced cancer in their lives. They share what it’s like to be diagnosed with cancer, and what it’s like to care for a loved one during their cancer journey.

Patient stories

 

Tracy Video

Tracy

Sandra Video

Sandra

Gloria Video

Gloria

Tina Video

Tina

Veronica Video

Veronica

Veronica in Inukitut Video

Veronica in Inukitut

Donna Video

Donna

Carol Video

Carol

Beatrice Video

Beatrice

Beatrice in Inuinnaqtun Video

Beatrice in Inuinnaqtun

Lillian Video

Lillian

Alan Video

Alan

 

Caregiver stories

 

Jeff Video

Jeff

Fred Video

Fred

Leslie and Sherrie Video

Leslie and Sherrie

The cancer journey

In our own words

This is a three-part video series from the Canadian Cancer Society. It aims to demystify cancer and provide culturally appropriate information through the voices of First Nations, Inuit and Métis cancer survivors.

 

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In our own words:
The cancer journey – Part 1

French Cree
Inuktitut Oji-Cree
Michif Mohawk
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In our own words:
The cancer journey – Part 2

French Cree
Inuktitut Oji-Cree
Michif Mohawk
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In our own words:
The cancer journey – Part 3

French Cree
Inuktitut Oji-Cree
Michif Mohawk
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The cancer journey

These short videos from Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada share personal stories of cancer. They also provide information to improve communication and understanding of cancer terms for health-care professionals and Inuit patients and caregivers.

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First Nations cancer care pathway photo journey

A photo journey highlighting some of the challenges facing First Nations people while on their cancer journey.

Early detection and screening

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Early Detection: The Path to a Good Life

Cancer screening saves lives. Stan Beardy, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Ontario Regional Chief, knows this first-hand as a colorectal cancer survivor. Through routine screening, his cancer was found early, helping him go on to live a good life. This video calls for everyone to take responsibility for their health with regular cancer screening.

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Making Tracks – Health Screening for Bowel Cancer

This short video promotes awareness of screening for bowel cancer among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Survivors and caregivers share their experiences and discuss screening options.

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A Pap test can save your life

In this short video, young Eskasoni First Nations women talk about cervical cancer screening and why it is important to have regular Pap tests.

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A Man’s Story: Prostate Cancer in the Aboriginal community

Facilitated by Prostate Cancer Canada and its Network in Thunder Bay, this video is about prostate cancer in the Aboriginal community in Ontario, and the importance of early detection and treatment. Prostate cancer is one of the three leading cancers in Aboriginal men in Ontario and the cause of many unnecessary deaths.

Living with cancer

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women discuss their experiences with breast cancer

About two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are diagnosed with cancer every day. Indigenous Australians have a higher rate of cancer diagnosis and are 50 per cent more likely to die from cancer than non-Indigenous Australians.

Cancer Australia is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to reduce the impact of cancer on Indigenous Australians. This series of four videos promotes awareness for early detection of breast cancer.

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Beryl’s story

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Ivy’s story

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Marilyn’s story

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Topsy’s story

 

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Breath: The Spirit of the Heart

This video from Heart & Stroke offers stories and tips from First Nations people who have quit non-traditional tobacco use.

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Canadian Virtual Hospice

These 20 short videos cover topics relevant to First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. Examples include palliative and end-of-life care, beliefs about death and dying, grief and the role of Elders. These videos send comforting words to families to help with the healing process.

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Aboriginal Support for Those Living with Cancer

This video introduces viewers to Lee Styres-Loft, the Aboriginal Patient Navigator at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. She provides support to First Nations, Inuit and Métis patients and families and helps them communicate with health-care professionals.

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Australian National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Forum, 2014

In line with the Forum theme, “Working together on cancer,” Cancer Australia brought together over 150 health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Their goal was to help improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer.

Last updated: March 13, 2017