Treatment Room Conversations (08:30)
French-Canadian patients socialize while awaiting treatment for cancer. One woman discusses her initial hair loss and where to find the cheapest wigs. Melanie, a breast cancer patient, discusses her kids, who offered to shave their heads in solidarity.
Patient Bonding (07:41)
Mr. Brulotte swerves after receiving chemotherapy, joking that he is drunk. A young man sits quietly as a nurse attaches his stint. He and Mr. Lacoste compare notes on their liver cancer treatment.
Recurrence and Hair Loss (05:07)
Sylvie has been told she will need treatment for the rest of her life. Other patients soak their fingers in ice. Two men bond over fishing and a woman recalls being in remission over the summer.
Experimental Treatment (11:08)
Mr. Brulotte returns, and he is optimistic about life while he chats with another patient. Melanie celebrates her last treatment. A woman returns without her husband, who also has cancer.
Final Chemo Treatment (08:51)
Melanie enjoys a beer during her last appointment; her nurse hopes to never see her again. A patient waits to see her boyfriend; a tumor is pressing against the nerves in her back. Another patient looks forward to hunting moose in the fall.
Body Scan (06:37)
A patient discusses antiques while a woman nearby knits. Two patients realize they met years ago, and they have mutual friends. Mr. Brulotte gets scolded for making off-color jokes about his wife.
Optimistic Patient (09:49)
The hunter feels as if he is getting better, but a scan has revealed that his tumor has grown slightly. Another liver cancer patient jokes with the camera crew. A doctor discusses test results over the phone.
Saying Goodbye (10:43)
Nurses talk to a patient about her impending transfer to Maison Au Diapason; the discussion ends with a tearful farewell. A patient discusses her recent trip and previous visits to Banff and Lake Louise. Mr. Brulotte is told to keep quiet.
Patient Deaths (08:05)
Melanie discusses chemotherapy and hair loss in the waiting room. Sylvie’s has died; her husband, Michel, is composed when he begins describing how she passed but is overcome with emotion.
Blood Test Results (03:40)
A doctor goes over Melanie’s blood work. Her tumor markers are negative. Her treatment is over, other than checkups.
Credits: Sessions (03:05)
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