Sightseeing in Vienna

I attended IASLC/WCLC2022 in Vienna, Austria, from August 6 to August 9. Since I’ve been writing articles about the conference with lungcancer.net, here I will focus on sightseeing in Vienna, one of my dream cities. I was in Vienna several days before the conference.

St. Stephson’s Cathedral (Stephansdom Wien) 

St. Stephson’s Cathedral (Stephansdom Wien) is a must-see place. It accompanied Vienna through much of the city’s history.

A concert of Wiener Royal Orchester

I planned to go to Vienna to listen to concerts and operas. Unfortunately, most of the venues, like Austria’s leader opera house (Wievv Staatsoper) and world-famous acoustics (Musikverein Brahms-Saal), were not open while we were there. The concert of the Wiener Royal Orchester we attended was great. Too bad we couldn’t take pictures.

Kunst Historisches Museum Wien

Numerous world-class works of art live in Kunst Historisches Museum Wien. Among them, the third-row and first painting remind me of the winter in my hometown of Winnipeg, Canada.

Parks and streets

I spent a lot of time on the streets and parks. It was beautiful except that it was too hot.

Dining in Vienna

The top two photos are from a Chinese restaurant (新四川) not far from our hotel. Amazingly, they made authentic Sichuan food. We also tried several famous restaurants like Figlmüller Bäckerstraße and Café-Konditorei Aida, Café Central and Vienna Marriott Hotel.

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。