CBC News spoke to a number of people who have lost their jobs, lost their homes and their livelihoods to cancer and the effects of the disease on their lives.
Some have been so sick that they are no longer able to work.
Some are living in nursing homes and are at risk of being left with dementia.
Some of them are dealing with the aftermath of the illness and its devastating effects.
Here are some of the stories we heard from the people who dealt with the disease.
Jenny Hoehn, a retired nurse who has been with her family for over 100 years, says she has never experienced anything like the pain and stress of the cancer.
Hoehns father died of cancer at the age of 57, two years after he had been married for nearly 40 years.
He was the third generation of Hoehs to own the family farm.
Jenny Hoehm is now the widow of a family business owner who lost her life.
She is now managing her own businesses, including a retail store.
“The last time I was able to walk was when I had my son born,” Hoehler said.
“It was just such a hard day to watch my son and my wife.
You just can’t look at them anymore.”
When asked about her son, Hoehl said she was still trying to understand what happened to her husband, who passed away three years ago.
“I can’t put into words how bad it is to lose a husband.
We are so sad to lose him.
He loved everything and was so passionate about it,” she said.”
I am so glad I could be with my husband when I was on the road to recovery.”
Danish nurse Nina Welt was laid off from her job at the Royal Norwegian College of Nursing in 2016 after working at the institution for 16 years.
Welt is now in her late 50s and said she is struggling to find a job.
Weelt said she suffered from anxiety, depression and memory loss.
We can only speculate about what happened but said her experience was devastating.
“It’s really hard.
We all suffer from some kind of mental illness, and I feel like the hardest part was just coping with my symptoms and the depression and anxiety,” she told CBC News.
“When I’m not there, I have to do the best I can.
I don’t want to live anymore, I don-“It is hard to say whether it was the stress, the loss of a job or the cancer itself, Welt said.
Hoes father died in 2013.
He had lived for over 50 years at the Norwegian College, which was also in Denmark, with his wife, who had been there for more than 70 years.
“My dad died a little bit before he was able be in my life, and he was so important to me and I never forgot him,” she recalled.
“He made sure that we were healthy and happy and never forgot about us.”
After his death, the school offered him the position of vice-president, but he said he could not accept it because he could no longer work for the college.
The college said he was offered the position in 2017, but that it could not confirm his employment status.
Weilt said she lost her husband in a car accident and was left with two of her three children.
Weolt said the loss has been devastating for the family.
“He was such a good man.
We never knew what he was going through.
He made us feel like family,” she explained.
“To lose him was just really hard.”
Dawn Hoehner, who also lost her father, lost her home and two of the three children she had with her father when her father passed away.
Dawn Hoehert said her father had a history of diabetes and was suffering from dementia.
Hroehner said she had lost her business and her home.
She said she also lost a number and her life savings.
Hochehert says she is now struggling to make ends meet and find work.
“If I don?t find work, I can lose my home,” she lamented.
“When I was younger, my dad was always a very nice person.
But now I have lost a lot of my life savings and my home.”
She said it was difficult to get a job, as she has no other income.
Hoho’s father, who was a coal miner, also passed away in 2017.
He also worked at the same coal mine.
Hohoehner said her mother, who worked at a local bakery, lost three of her four children.
Hoa was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 17 years old and said the cancer was so aggressive and spread so quickly that she was forced to retire from work to care for her.
Hohn is now 65 years old.
Hoehner was also laid off after her father died, but