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6 May

What is cancer immunotherapy?

We know that cancer is rising in Malaysia and other countries, and the treatments available. One of the available options in some countries is cancer immunotherapy, but what is it? I learnt alot about it at IEEPO 2018 in Greece with 54 countries in attendance. Little ol me represented Malaysia to be there. The layman definition is below: Basically using your own immune system to attack cancer cells, and it works better for certain types of cancer, i.e., colorectal, lung Many pharmaceutical companies who have done research in this area are embarking on awareness of cancer immunotherapy. However, there are problems such as: Biggest one is financial because cost of immunotherapy is high Access to treatment Awareness of what it is There were some...
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18 Feb

Episode 4 : A New Norm – Living

The greatest gift that GOD gave me was a second chance in life, and I always have to remind myself of this gift! This episode features another young cancer survivor, and we both talked about the power of sharing, and how it may help others to know what it feels like to be able to truly LIVE that is not normal for our ages, but special <3     Remember to SHARE, comment, and hashtag #sharestrength if you think and know this will help someone...
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11 Feb

Episode 3 : A New Norm – Weathering

The first major hurdle for me was the colostomy bag, but I have never shared about what it felt like after my second surgery. That's a whole new challenge altogether. To explain in a little more detail, I had more problems because I had most of my rectum removed out. If it's just my colon, it wouldn't be so bad as the rectum is where we store waste in our bodies. So, it's basically learning and re-training a whole new part of my body once again. That's what episode 3 is about, weathering through my second surgery. Do let me know your thoughts, or if you have a similar experience, I want to hear about it because I still feel ALONE...
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28 Jun

One year later after having Cancer

I can never in my life of mine especially at this age imagine that I would be writing this or even have a title of a post that would say this on my blog. Recently, I was brought back to the reality that hit me a year ago on the same month and as I am writing this, it's actually the first day of checking in for surgery. After cancer, I vowed to myself that I would change my life no matter what it takes because my doctor was telling me since I DO NOT have genetic history of colon, ovarian or breast cancer, there could be a possibility it's stressed induced as I got it at such a young age! But, you...
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