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Young Cancer Patients as Future Leaders in the Global Knowledge Economy

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Hyped and humbled about publishing my first sole-authored article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. I am immensely grateful to my mentors and colleagues for their feedback and encouragement that made this contribution possible. I hope that my scholarship will one day improve the life of a young person facing the devastation of a cancer diagnosis. […]

It’s DOCTA Jade Gangsta, If Ya Nasty

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On June 16, 2017, Malcolm dog and I walked in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs graduation ceremony at Royce Hall. I finished my PhD in Social Welfare! My dissertation was entitled, Occupied with Cancer: Trajectories of Employment/Education and Psychological Distress among Socioculturally Diverse Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients. When I began doctoral studies at […]

My Cancer Framily – Jo Ann Madigan

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Happy birthday, Jo Ann! You mean way more to me than any peak into our story can say, but here ya go anyway…  Stepping out from the bone marrow transplant clinic at UCSF into the jam of bodies crisscrossing Parnassus Avenue, there was only one thing on my mind – everything. Should I just get back […]

Even My Dog Got Cancer

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A few days after I first felt the nickel-size lump on his rib cage, the mass changed from soft and squishy to hard and firmly anchored. The vet decided to surgically biopsy the entire lump for analysis, because the initial needle aspiration drew some blood in addition to fat cells. Some dogs develop harmless lipomas […]

The Bobobel Story – Love After Cancer

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As a V-Day nod to Bobo, I’m sharing a peek into our story of finding love after living through adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer three times between us. When I got to Espresso Profeta, he was at the door pulling out his phone. “Hi!” I said, stepping up kind of awkwardly close. I didn’t […]