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[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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Outliving A Loved One–In Loving Memory of My Uncle

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“No offense, but I hope I outlive you,” I laughed, after explaining that I was given an 80% chance of 2-3 years before the cancer returned. “You should do,” Uncle Ian replied. But now that Uncle Ian has actually left the world, I wish I didn’t outlive him. I was just playing. He’s leaving behind […]