Book release soon! Jade Gangster: Chronically Illin’

Dr. Christabel Cheung’s first book is an autobiographical novel that inks her custom tag on life after two diagnoses of cancer as a young adult. Here is a preview. CHAPTER ONE Becoming Jade Gangster In September 2008, at the age of 32, I was diagnosed with a type of blood cancer called Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I was severely sick for maybe …

It’s DOCTOR Jade Gangster, if ya nasty

On June 16, 2017, Malcolm dog and I walked in the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs graduation ceremony at Royce Hall to mark my completion of a PhD in Social Welfare. My dissertation was entitled, Occupied with Cancer: Trajectories of Employment/Education and Psychological Distress among Socioculturally Diverse Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients. When I began doctoral studies at …

Black girl cancer magic

Young Black women get cancer too! I’m honored to ink this laugh-cry-laugh-cry story of Chellese Parker and Iman Perry to tell you how it is… The fact that their table was the only one with a grip of young POC cancer patients at CancerCON, made me ask to join them – for all the same reasons why Black kids in …

My cancer framily – Jo Ann Madigan

Happy birthday, Jo Ann! You mean way more to me than any peek into our story can say, but here ya go anyway… Stepping out from the bone marrow transplant clinic at UCSF into the jam of bodies crisscrossing Parnassus Avenue, there was only one thing on my mind – everything. Should I just get back to work and let …

Survivorship in communities of color–You are not alone! #AintIaSurvivor

Black, brown, yellow, mixed-race, shame, stigma, religion, family or none, bone marrow challenges due to race, why we (people of color) don’t participate in existing programs, and how we won’t go down like death by a million papercuts! Oh, we went there and back and we’re ready to do it again! Yesterday, at #CancerCON in Denver, Colorado, we convened the …