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Silent Enemy


When their father is diagnosed with lung cancer, a family must face the realities of treatment together. Set against the backdrop of a journey through a snowy landscape, Silent Enemy explores the truth of cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery.


Silent Enemy is a comic designed to provide education and awareness to youth about cancer. It was developed on request of a First Nations community and created in partnership with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA in BC) and CAREX Canada (a CARcinogen EXposure research group based at Simon Fraser University).

This comic is tailored towards youth and support communities, groups and organizations. It is designed to help with understanding cancer and to support prevention initiatives.

It is our hope that it will:

  • Educate and raise awareness of cancer among youth in First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities
  • Destigmatize the topic of cancer
  • Help with commercial tobacco prevention and cessation
  • Improve the conversation around cancer, how to be healthy and the dangers of smoking
  • Promote overall wellness