War On Cancer is here to radically improve the mental health of everyone affected by cancer.

Fabian Bolin

CEO & Co-founder, diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

After being diagnosed in 2015, at 28 years of age, Fabian began documenting his cancer battle on a blog, which made him realise the true power of storytelling and how sharing his story helped him cope with his ‘cancer trauma’. Sharing his story helped him to process what he was going through, emotionally and psychologically, but also gave him a sense of purpose that he had never felt before. This, together with a strong urge to help others affected by cancer, became the foundation for the War On Cancer app – a social network aiming to radically improve the mental health of everyone affected by cancer.

Sebastian Hermelin

COO & Co-founder, best friend and loved one

When Sebastian saw what positive impact writing had on Fabian’s mental health, as well as himself, he conceptualised an idea for a global platform – a place where anyone affected by cancer could connect with others that understood their experiences. In May 2016, Sebastian and Fabian launched the first version of War On Cancer and within weeks stories were being shared by people in more than 20 countries worldwide. Today, War On Cancer is an app, a social network, available for anyone affected by cancer, during and after treatment, as well as their loved ones.

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The Science behind Nutrition and Cancer & Expert Tips

The Science behind Nutrition and Cancer & Expert Tips

When experiencing life with cancer, a lot of people wonder what it is they can do to power their bodies with the energy and nutrition they need. We sat down with Dr. David Heber, MD, PhD and Founding Director of UCLA Centre for Human Nutrition, to talk about nutrition...

Next Session with Psychologist Hana Jamali: May 7th

Next Session with Psychologist Hana Jamali: May 7th

Every month, the War On Cancer app will offer all members of the War On Cancer community free live sessions with licensed psychologist, Hana Jamali. Hana will help us learn techniques and ways to cope with life during and after cancer. Our second session is coming up...

How Being Curious Can Help Rebuild Your Identity

How Being Curious Can Help Rebuild Your Identity

Every month, the War On Cancer app offers all members of the War On Cancer community free live sessions with licensed psychologist, Hana Jamali. We recently had our first session with her about losing and rebuilding your identity during and after experiencing cancer....

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