The Stigma of Lung Cancer Hurts Everybody!

When I started advocating for lung cancer, I didn’t understand why the stigma against lung cancer patients is so strong. I didn’t realize what smoking indicates and how this stigma affects everybody. I then connected the dots that lung cancer has the lowest funding comparing with breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer, although lung cancer has the highest death rate.

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 Is Really Involved In Clinical Trials?

Since I was in lung cancer land, I most often heard “clinical trials save lives.” I can’t be convinced with the available information to join the clinical trial. So I decided to look for the patients who had “real” experience in clinical trials. I think I found them, and here it is: https://lungcancer.net/living/clinical-trial-experiences/

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。

Lung Cancer Patients’ Experiences on Marriages, Relationships, Dating and Sex (Part 4)

This is Part-4 which is my final part of talks from lung cancer patients on their experience on marriages, relationships, dating and sex. https://lungcancer.net/living/relationships-self-worth/

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。

Lung Cancer Patients’ Experiences on Marriages, Relationships, Dating and Sex (Part 3)

This is the 3rd episode of 4 about cancer patient experience about relationship, dating and sex. Editor’s Note: This article discusses relationship abuse and suicidal thoughts. If you or a loved one are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please text or call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or visit their website. https://lungcancer.net/living/finding-connections/

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。

Lung Cancer Patients’ Experiences on Marriages, Relationships, Dating and Sex (Part 2)

This is Part II of 4-part series of lung cancer patients on the experience of marriage, relationship, dating and sex due to lung cancer. https://lungcancer.net/living/new-relationships/

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。

Lung Cancer Patients’ Experiences on Marriage, Relationships, Dating and Sex (Part 1)

At the Zoom meeting early this month, I invited three ladies to talk about the changes in their experiences about marriage, relationships, dating, and sex due to lung cancer. This is the first of the four-part interviews. https://lungcancer.net/living/relationships-after-diagnosis/

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。

Mentors and Mentees

I have spent two years to observe, learn, and hone my skills to be an advocate. It’s time for me now to decide what kind of advocate I want to be. https://lungcancer.net/living/mentors-mentees/

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。

Mystery of Painting

I’m a visual type of person and always want to express myself through paint and drawing. However, since my childhood, I was convinced that I could not paint or draw. After I got lung cancer, the desires of painting were getting stronger. In this article, Christine explored her interest in the visual arts. https://lungcancer.net/living/art-inspiration/

Linnea Olson Talks About Clinical Trials, Triage, Dating, Sex And Being A Writer (Part 2)

This is the 2nd part of my interview of Linnea Olson to talk about her experience with clinical trials, building relationships, and intimacy after lung cancer. https://lungcancer.net/living/linnea-olson-dating/

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。

Linnea Olson Talks About Clinical Trials, Triage, Dating, Sex And Being A Writer (Part 1)

Linnea is a lung cancer survivor, advocate, artist, and writer. I am very impressed by Linnea’s experience after 15 years of lung cancer survivorship. I’m so fortunate to be able to invite Linnea for a Zoom meeting to talk about clinical trials, dating, sex, triage, and being a writer. Below Linnea summarized the questions I’ve asked during the Zoom meeting. https://lungcancer.net/living/linnea-olson-clinical-trials/

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。