Cancer Olympics
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by cqwu
3M ago
Humans like to compare themselves against others, like money, career and family. Cancer patients are not exceptional. Some patients derided as the “Cancer Olympics”. Is it true? Pleae see https://lungcancer.net/living/cancer-olympics You can see other episodes about my lung cancer journey on @ChristineQiongWu (YouTube) or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwf-i5S2JlyBy-S2ZWZHZWQ Anonymous picture from the website ..read more
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Highlights of My Cancer Advocacy and Life for the Year 2023
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by cqwu
5M ago
As 2023 comes to an end, I look back at the past year that has left great memories. They are: #10 I Became one of the 12 Cancer Grand Challenge Advocacy Panel members (photos below), which was established by Cancer Research UK and the National Cancer Institute, USA. The panel is instrumental in helping develop how we embed advocacy within the initiative. We provide feedback on the approaches proposed to involvement and engagement with patients and the public more broadly. #9 I joined the Patient Working Group (PWG), Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network (MOHCCN), Terry Fox Foundation, Canad ..read more
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Reflecting on Smoking and Lung Cancer
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by cqwu
6M ago
When I reviewed the research grants about quitting smoking, I was surprised that quitting smoking is such a big deal and so many psychologists, social workers and medical doctors are involved. Two recent events I encountered made me really understand quitting smoking is not easy, and that the best thing is never to lighten up the first place. Please see https://lungcancer.net/living/smoking Breathtaking styling of trees of Masahiko Kimura, a widely recognized Bonsai master ..read more
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Halifax Trip to Attend PWG Learning Exchange Event
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by cqwu
6M ago
I attended the Patient Working Group (PWG) Learning Exchange Event in person from Nov 13th to 15th, 2023, in Halifax, NS, Canada. PWG is a patient group newly established by the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centre Network (MOHCCN) and the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI).  TFRI, the research arm of The Terry Fox Foundation, invests and manages approximately $27 million in combined funding for discovery and translational research and training for future scientists and clinicians in cancer research. As a Canadian, who doesn’t know Terry Fox and participates in the Terry Fox run? I’m very hono ..read more
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Travel to Sarasota, FL
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by cqwu
7M ago
We travelled to a beach resort in Sarasota, FL, last week. We stayed on the white-sanded beach, listened to the waves, and enjoyed the beautiful sunshine. We also visited The Dali Museum, which is about the life and work of Salvador Dalí, a surrealist sensation. As usual, we tried different cuisines in and around Sarasota. I enjoy travel, especially after my diagnosis. Please see the photos below: Enjoying the white-sanded beach, beautiful sunshine and the waves Visiting The Dali Museum Trying different cuisines in and around Sarasota, FL ..read more
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My 8th Year Cancerversary
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by cqwu
8M ago
I had my 8th-year cancerversary in June 2023, and it was a significant milestone. Since I got lung cancer, I often heard “live for today.” However, I need to look forward to the future. Here are three things I’m continuing to do. Please see https://lungcancer.net/living/cancerversary This is one of the scenes from my alma mater. Pictured by Yin Bai ..read more
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Episode 7: My Experience in Patient Advocacy
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by cqwu
8M ago
I’m heavily involved in Patient Advocacy and Patient Research Advocacy, shown in Episode 7 and the next Episode 8. My other video clips about my lung cancer journey are on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwf-i5S2JlyBy-S2ZWZHZWQ ..read more
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Episode 6: Mental Health Issues Related to My Lung Cancer
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by cqwu
8M ago
In the last episode, I talked about my cancer diagnosis and treatment. Diagnosis of cancer has another significant effect on us: mental health. My other video clips about my lung cancer journey are on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwf-i5S2JlyBy-S2ZWZHZWQ Episode 6. Anonymous picture from the website ..read more
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Cancer Advocacy Through Videos
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by cqwu
8M ago
Inspired by Chinese mini-video clips, I made short videos to record my cancer advocacy journey. After making several videos, I wrote down my experience. Hopefully, it can be helpful for you. Please see https://lungcancer.net/living/advocacy-videos Anonymous picture from the website ..read more
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Episode 5: My Lung Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment
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by cqwu
8M ago
In these two episodes, I’m going to show my cancer diagnosis of physical and mental health issues. My other video clips about my lung cancer journey are on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwf-i5S2JlyBy-S2ZWZHZWQ Episode 5 ..read more
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