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Cancer Survivor

How to Navigate the Health System: A Patient Perspective

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I’ve had to learn how to navigate the healthcare system over the last few years.  If you read my last blog post, I am a cancer survivor!  I’ve been through some ups and downs, some highs and some lows, but here I am.  Through my journey, I learned some ways to succeed in my health outcomes and I want to share them with you in hopes that my experiences and insights can help shed light for others out there who are also trying to navigate the healthcare system: 1.Take charge of your own health This is a must!  In order…

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Beating Cancer: The Important Lessons I Learned Along the Way

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March 26th, 2013 was a day I will never forget. That day, just a couple months shy of graduating high school, I was diagnosed with sarcoma cancer. A few days later, at UCLA’s Sarcoma Center, I met my oncologist, Dr. Singh. Wishing I was anywhere but there, I was hardly listening as my mom bragged about how I had been accepted to Cal Poly SLO as a Biomedical Engineering major. With a huge grin, Dr. Singh told me that was his major in college. I had no idea that this unique connection which my oncologist and I shared would spark…

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