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The website patient stories is home to the patient-oriented research project Understanding the Experiences of Breast Cancer Patients through Digital Stories. This is a 3-year study guided by patient-oriented research, CIHR. Using digital stories, a group of breast cancer patients created their own digital story to share their personal breast cancer treatment experiences. The digital stories informed the subsequent research phases and overall recommendations.

The digital stories have been screened to over 1000 people including community members, patients, and health care professionals. The digital stories also inspired a theatre production, The Cut of It, performed in 2019.


The research was made possible by a Patient-Oriented Research grant awarded by the Newfoundland and Labrador Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research Trials Unit, NL Support.


All images on this website are from the digital stories that were created as part of the study.

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