Teens, cancer and sexuality focus of new study by Calgary researcher

Victoria Boehm, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma when she was 16.

One-of-a-kind research in Calgary is looking at how boyfriends and girlfriends are affected when a teen is diagnosed with cancer.

Sexuality and cancer in young adults and the vulnerable teen years is a topic that hasn’t been studied before, according to Nancy Moules, a professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary.

Excerpt from article in CBC News Canada- read more

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Determined teen a face of hope

Positive outlook helps young woman to embrace life in face of adversity and make the best of every day.
Nadia Lim says Eilish Wilkes is one of the most determined young women she has met.
Nadia Lim says Eilish Wilkes is one of the most determined young women she has met.

An Auckland teen living with the side-effects of a brain tumour has been chosen as the face of hope by a cancer charity.

Eilish Wilkes, 19, is one of eight teenagers who have teamed with local celebrities in this year’s CanTeen fundraiser to share the message about what living with cancer is really like.

Excerpt from Kirsty Johnson’s article in the New Zealand Herald- Read more.