December 7, 2017

Indolent Cancer

Following her Stage IV diagnosis, Joyce began receiving annual CT/PET scans to monitor the growth of her cancer. The progression of her disease can be traced through these scans from 2007 until the final scan in 2020, which led to her decision to end treatment.…
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February 2, 2022

Oncologists: The Trading Cards

Dr. Zuo Ming Huang Years later, a disagreement over the direction of Joyce’s treatment created a rift with Kengla, into which her fourth oncologist, Dr. Zuo Ming Huang, stepped in. Described by Joyce as a “speedball”, Huang was ever the optimist and always willing to…
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January 29, 2017

Port Needle/Chemo

In the years following the Stage IV diagnosis, Joyce’s treatment moved from oral chemotherapy pills to the more traditional injections. Because her veins were difficult to find and frequently resulted in multiple attempts to stab her with a needle, the decision was made to have…
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