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Ramona Dearing - January 2018
Teaching kindergarten through middle school in South Korea, Stephanie Lushman was 31 and living what she considered her dream life. All that changed when she received a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia. Lushman returned home to St John's, Canada and moved in with her parents during treatment.
Lushman spent six months in the hospital and now, a year and half since finishing chemo, she is feeling better mentally while slowly regaining her stamina physically. The fatigue has restricted her to working part-time, which has lent more challenge to her finances. Lushman has participated in a study conducted in part by Young Adult Cancer Canada, which is attempting to measure the toll that cancer takes on the careers and incomes of young adults.
Executive director of Young Adult Cancer Canada and young adult cancer survivor himself, Geoff Eaton, is looking to answer the many questions surrounding survival, including "Can they get back into that full-time employment they once had? Or do they have a very different employment arrangement now?"
To read more on Lushman's experience, as well as the aim of the study, click here.
Original source: www.cbc.ca