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June 13, 2024
[CTV News] Alberta's coverage of new treatment for rare cancer providing hope for patients
A new dad from the Calgary area is feeling hopeful after the Government of Alberta agreed to cover the cost of a new cancer treatment that might improve his chances of seeing his daughter grow up.

Bile duct cancer, or cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), is a rare, aggressive cancer that was only previously treated in Alberta by one drug.

"I’m very excited. It draws out my time and hopefully something else comes along in that time," said Chris Dyment, who was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in April 2023.

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June 5, 2024
[CFJC Today] Kamloops woman with stage 4 bile duct cancer pushing for coverage of expensive treatment
A Kamloops woman is hoping the province will make an exemption to ensure the steep cost of her cancer care medication is covered.

Kenda Brown is one of a small number of people in Canada with stage four cholangiocarcinoma, a form of bile duct cancer. She was diagnosed with the rare cancer a year-and-a-half ago.

“They usually give you six months to a year, once you’re diagnosed,” she explains, saying at this stage, the cancer has also spread throughout her liver and lungs.

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May 28, 2024
[CTV News] Kitchener, Ont. woman with incurable cancer pushing province to cover rare cancer drug
A Kitchener, Ont. woman and her family are pushing the provincial government to fund a rare cancer treatment.

Noor Ayesha, 25, is a new mother but she’s facing a greater challenge than motherhood.

She has been diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of cancer that originates in the bile ducts of the liver.

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April 19, 2024
World Liver Day is observed every year on April 19. Facilities across Canada lit up green. This is a day to promote global health awareness about the importance of liver health and early detection of liver diseases.

March 28, 2024
[CTV News] 'This has to change': New dad, grieving mom fighting for Alberta to cover rare cancer treatment
A new dad from the Calgary area is pressing the province to fund a new cancer treatment that might improve his chances of seeing his daughter grow up.

Chris Dyment was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in April 2023 and after 12 rounds of chemotherapy, his treatment will soon end.

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February 15, 2024
On February 15, 2024, structures across Canada were lit green to recognize World Cholangiocarcinoma Day, and raise awareness about cholangiocarcinoma.

 
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