Category Archives: Cancer Research

My Cancer Research Got Published!

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Totally worth surviving cancer 2x! My first article published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal as first author. “What do adolescents and young adults want from cancer resources? Insights from a Delphi panel of AYA patients,” published in the Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer. Click HERE for the full article. More importantly, findings from this […]

Why Black Lives Matter to Me, An Asian American Woman

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As an ‘oriental’ kid, who immigrated to the Detroit area and spent 10 years of formative youth in the 313, I came up in a black/white racial binary that rendered me invisible. Yeah, I meant to say ‘oriental.’ We weren’t ‘Asian’ yet. I was privileged to have an upper middle-class upbringing that valued education, but […]

Survivorship in Communities of Color–You Are Not Alone! #AintIaSurvivor

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Black, brown, yellow, mixed-race, shame, stigma, religion, family or none, bone marrow challenges due to race, why we (people of color) don’t participate in existing programs, and how we won’t go down like death by a million papercuts! Oh, we went there and back and we’re ready to do it again! Yesterday, at #CancerCON in […]

Stop Saying “Ethnic” To Mean Nonwhite

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My shout to #NationalMinorityCancerAwareness week and #NationalMinorityHealth month – a little knowledge that I think will help us be better cancer advocates, care providers, researchers, friends, family members, and anyone else in our culturally diverse world. In the process of overhearing a friend set up a tablet, I asked, “Why is the [digital assistant’s] name […]

Minority within Minority: #AintIaSurvivor

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After an exhausting eight hours of pulmonary (lung) function testing, the head pulmonologist at one of the country’s top pulmonary function labs in California, handed me the written results of my performance, and explained the series of tables and graphs. “You lost 40% of your lung tissue, and according to these tests, the 60% of […]