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#WorldCancerDay

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To all cancer patients who wish to simply be seen, without judgment of whether they are glass half-full or half-empty people. Flashback from my last trip to Tahoe, before lung damage from radiation set in and has since kept me from adventures at altitude. Big thanks to Aileen & Jimmy Chu for making that final […]

[Warrior Wednesday] Thanks for the shout, Stupid Cancer!

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Name: Christabel Cheung Connection to Stupid Cancer: I’m a two-time cancer survivor (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) and a doctoral student at UCLA doing research on young adult cancer survivorship. Guilty Pleasure: Escaping to the beach with my dog, Malcolm, and Mint Galactica Coconut Bliss ice cream. Super Hero Name & Power: My superhero name would be Jade […]

Five Years Ago Today, I Got Fitted (for a Radiation Mask) & Became Jade Gangster

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Five years ago today, in the thick of scary drastic cancer treatments, I wrote this documentation of what it was like to get fitted for a radiation mask. At the time, I was only writing for my private care circle of generous-AF-good-hearted helpers. For some reason, this particular post generated some very moving responses from […]

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 […]