By Sandy Henderson

Sandy is a graduate student in experimental medicine currently working at the BC Cancer Research Center, Terry Fox Laboratories. Outside of making a mean buffer-A solution, Sandy is an avid sport enthusiast and takes on all challengers!


For ‘Dummies’ is a simple yet powerful publishing genre to alleviate the anxiety and frustration people feel about understanding complicated material by mocking them with insightful and educational descriptions, making difficult material interesting and easy to understand. One of the most widespread and complicated diseases affecting us today is cancer. Everyone’s heard about cancer, but how bad is it really? Super-duper bad. Canadian statistics alone state 4 in 10 Canadians will get cancer in their lifetime. That number is getting so high; almost everyone is going to know someone affected by cancer. This reality should be enough that everyone ought…