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Book release soon! Jade Gangster: Chronically Illin’ with Cancer 

Book release soon! Jade Gangster: Chronically Illin’ with Cancer 

Christabel Cheung’s first book is an illness memoir that inks her custom tag on life after two diagnoses of cancer as a young adult. Here is a preview.
 
INTRODUCTION
In September 2008, at the age of 32, I was diagnosed with a type of blood cancer called Hodgkin’s Lymphoma…

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My first sole-authored article in a scientific journal

My first sole-authored article in a scientific journal

Hyped and humbled about publishing my first sole-authored article in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. I am immensely grateful to my mentors and colleagues for their feedback and encouragement that made this contribution possible. I hope that my scholarship will one day improve the life a young..

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CNN got my embodied research covered

CNN got my embodied research covered

Honored and humbled to contribute both my embodied research and personal experiences with cancer technologies in this CNN story by Susan Scutti. Congrats to Teen Cancer America on their 2017 Global AYA Cancer Congress success. I’m looking forward to 2018, when our global squad will meet in Sydney,..

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It’s DOCTA Jade Gangsta, if ya nasty

It’s DOCTA Jade Gangsta, 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..

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Black cancer girl magic

Black cancer girl magic

It’s #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth. Young people, Black people, and young Black women people 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 cancerous..

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My cancer framily – Jo Ann Madigan

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..

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

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,..

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Minority within Minority – #AintIaSurvivor

Minority within Minority – #AintIaSurvivor

 

After an exhausting eight hours of pulmonary (lung) function testing, the head pulmonologist at one of the country’s top pulmonary function labs in California, handed me the written results of my performance, and explained the series of tables and graphs.

“You lost 40% of..

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Believe that – Researching AYA cancer with  Dr. Brad Zebrack

Believe that – Researching AYA cancer with Dr. Brad Zebrack

When I first thought about pursuing a PhD on surviving young adult cancer, I checked out what had already been done, Googling “young adult cancer survivorship,” “young adult cancer psychosocial,” and “aya cancer social work.” (AYA stands for adolescent and young adult.) The first search..

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Facing Chemo Project

Facing Chemo Project

Robert Houser is the mega talent who shot pics of my baldness in the Spring of 2011, while I was deep in the middle of the bone marrow transplant process. In the process, Bob won the award for Creativity in Photography from Communication Arts Magazine, the largest trade journal of visual communications,..

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