Movement of Stopping the Smoking Stigma

Last November of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, an unpleasant event happened in the major cancer canter of my city (please see the article.). We expressed our dismay, and we are still waiting for the cancer center in our city to respond till today. https://lungcancer.net/living/stop-smoking-stigma

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。

Another Side of Story of Clinical Trials

I wrote an article previously: What Is Really Involved in Clinical Trials? I wrote the “front side” story of clinical trials. Today I’ll talk about the “backend” story, i.e., what happened and, more importantly, what should we do when the clinical trials fail the patients. https://lungcancer.net/living/clinical-trials-story

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。

Financial Compensations for Lung Cancer Volunteers

As I got more involved in the volunteer work on cancer, I noticed that patient volunteers could get paid for certain volunteer work. In this article, I only touch the tip of the iceberg about such sensitive issues, and I’ll explore it more later.  https://lungcancer.net/living/volunteer-compensation

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

Reflection on My Birthday

In the past, I usually didn’t celebrate my birthday. It was just another day. However, I took my birthday more seriously after being diagnosed with lung cancer. I reflect on the past year’s experience and re-adjust the course of my actions for the following year. https://lungcancer.net/living/birthday-reflections

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

The Advocate I Want to Be

After trying my hand at all things advocacy, it’s time I narrow down and focus on the lung cancer advocacy involvement. https://lungcancer.net/living/advocate-aspiration

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。

Singing Is Good for Lung Cancer Patients’ Mental Health

People love to sing, even if they can’t sing melodiously. It’s believed that singing is good for the body and mind, and as a matter of fact, there’s solid scientific evidence to prove it. My parents are 85 and 86, and I sing daily through the phone during the pandemic. I can honestly say that singing improves the mood and develops a sense of belonging and connection for my parents and myself. https://lungcancer.net/living/singing-self-care

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

Refection on Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games opened on July 23, 2021. I become very emotional about the Olympic Games this year because, precisely at the last Olympic Game in 2016, I made a secret plea against “wisdom” at the time. See details in https://lungcancer.net/living/2020-olympics-refection

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。

Patients Can Raise Big Voice!

I always have doubts about political advocacy. I wonder if it’s useful? Will politicians listen to the patients’ concerns? Are there any consequences for the cancer patients? Meanwhile, I’m fascinated by political advocacy. For the first time, I did political advocacy with several patients to urge the provincial government to allow cancer patients and immunocompromised patients to have the 2nd dose vaccine before the four months interval. As a result, the government did change the policy. I’m ecstatic. Please see the article below: https://lungcancer.net/living/raise-patient-voices

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。