My Experiences in Chemotherapy Ward

I’ve been still on the first line of targeted therapy for 6.5 years, but before that, I had chemotherapy when I was just diagnosed with lung cancer. Although I only had four months of chemo, the depressing experience in the chemo ward has carved in my mind. Is it the chemo ward or something else? Please see https://lungcancer.net/living/chemotherapy-ward

My friend HaoPei (斐皓) was a Stage 4 lung cancer patient, 38 years old. He passed away in early February 2020. These pictures were taken by him when he travelled in rural China after his diagnosis. 斐皓, 一路走好。

My Journey of Advocacy from Lung Cancer to General Cancer

Looking back at my four-year cancer advocating journey, I would like to share some of my experiences. I would also like to know about your advocacy journey. It’s my 7-year cancerversary this month. https://lungcancer.net/living/advocacy-journey#comment-thread

My friend HaoPei (斐皓) was a Stage 4 lung cancer patient, 38 years old. He passed away in early February 2020. These pictures were taken by him when he travelled in rural China after his diagnosis. 斐皓, 一路走好。

What I Learned from AACR Annual Meeting 2022 (Part 1)

I attended AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) Annual Meeting 2022 from April 9-13 for the first time. I initially questioned what the Patient Research Advocates (PRAs) would do at the conference. It turned out that I had an incredible experience. https://lungcancer.net/living/aacr-science-survivor-program

Photo from Lifebook online, Jon & Missy Butcher (https://home.mindvalley.com/quests/en/lifebook-online)

Financial Compensation for Cancer Patients – Another Viewpoint

I wrote about financial compensation for patient research advocates when working with pharmaceutical companies and various cancer organizations last year (https://wordpress.com/post/prevailingwithlungcancer.blog/1036). Now, it’s the turn of the patient advocates to do our part – the patients have to be trained.  https://lungcancer.net/living/financial-compensation

Photo from Lifebook online, Jon & Missy Butcher (https://home.mindvalley.com/quests/en/lifebook-online)

Patients Must Make Decisions Together with Doctors

I used to think that, most of the time, doctors don’t make mistakes, so I trusted them to make medical decisions for me. However, the essence of making medical decisions together is not who is right or wrong. The essence is what’s more suitable for my health, conventions, finance, etc. Of course, it’s equally crucial to self-educate. https://lungcancer.net/living/shared-decision-making

Photo from Lifebook online, Jon & Missy Butcher (https://home.mindvalley.com/quests/en/lifebook-online)

Hope: An Essential When Talking to Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients

My poor experience with counselling when I was just diagnosed with lung cancer taught me how to talk with the patients newly diagnosed lung cancer patients and it works. https://lungcancer.net/living/hope-newly-diagnosed

My friend HaoPei (斐皓) was a Stage 4 lung cancer patient, 38 years old. He passed away in early February 2020. These pictures were taken by him when he travelled in rural China after his diagnosis. 斐皓, 一路走好。

From Cancer Survivor to Olympic Champion

Canada snowboarder, Max Parrot, won one gold and one brown medal at the 2022 Winter Olympics. To my surprise, Parrot was a cancer survivor about three years ago. In this article, I wrote down the inspiration from Parrot. I wrote another article in 2021 when the 2020 Olympic Game was held in Tokyo (https://lungcancer.net/living/2020-olympics-refection). The perspective was so different, which reflected my mindset.

My friend HaoPei (斐皓) was a Stage 4 lung cancer patient, 38 years old. He passed away in early February 2020. These pictures were taken by him when he travelled in rural China after his diagnosis. 斐皓, 一路走好。

Reclaim My Life After Lung Cancer

My lung cancer has under control four years ago. I decided that I wouldn’t go back to being a professor anymore. I believed that God gave me a second chance to live; how boring it is to repeat life. However, I was dreadful staying idle and not feeling fulfilled in my life… After four years of trial and error, I found my place. My life after lung cancer is more fulfilling than before. https://lungcancer.net/living/reclaiming-my-life

Photo from Lifebook online, Jon & Missy Butcher (https://home.mindvalley.com/quests/en/lifebook-online)

What’s the End-of-Life Like?

This article is not for everybody. I hesitated to post it. Should I be positive? What effects will be on other patients and caregivers? But I feel that 1) this article didn’t make me more depressed. On the contrary, not knowing those patients and not seeing those pictures mentioned in the article, always make me haunted by my imagination. Realistically, lung cancer is a deadly disease. 2) I wish that there is reliable and realistic information out there about the end-of-life, and I don’t have to spend close to 7 years to get it. https://lungcancer.net/living/dying-experience

My friend HaoPei (斐皓) was a Stage 4 lung cancer patient, 38 years old. He passed away in early February 2020. These pictures were taken by him when he travelled in rural China after his diagnosis. 斐皓, 一路走好。