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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 aims to provide education and awareness about cancer prevention, screening, treatment and survivorship for First Nations community members and their families. 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 community members of any age to help with understanding cancer and the journey to survivorship. 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 First Nation communities
  • Destigmatize the topic of cancer
  • Provide information on the importance of cancer prevention and cancer screening
  • Improve the conversation around cancer, how to be healthy and the dangers of smoking
  • Help with commercial tobacco prevention and cessation
  • Promote overall wellness