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‘Until my next life’: Customer with three months left to live pens final ‘thank you’ note to Jollibee before chemotherapy

Jollibee customer

A cancer patient’s farewell bid to his favorite fast food restaurant in the Philippines is touching hearts on social media. 

Different message: Mechelle Centurias, manager at a Jollibee outlet in Cebu City, shared a Facebook post on Friday narrating the story of a customer who wrote a “thank you” note on the back of his receipt.

Asian American family opens fundraiser for father whose cancer has spread to his brain

Cancer gofundme was created for father

An Asian American family living in Marietta, Ga., has launched a GoFundMe page to help raise money for their elderly father struggling with cancer.

An unfortunate relapse: Ronnie Chin, who recently turned 61, was diagnosed with stage 4 nasopharyngeal cancer in 2017. After receiving radiation and chemotherapy treatments, he became cancer-free for two years until his condition relapsed in July.

Korean Scientists Develop New Way to Detect Prostate Cancer in 20 Minutes With Nearly 100% Accuracy

A team of scientists from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) has developed a new technique that detects prostate cancer in patients with almost 100% accuracy within 20 minutes using only a urine sample. The research was funded by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) and the results are published in the latest issue of ACS Nano.

The team, led by Dr. Kwan Hyi Lee from the Biomaterials Research Center and Professor In Gab Jeong from Asan Medical Center, introduced a smart A.I. analysis method to an electrical-signal-based ultrasensitive biosensor for the new technique, according to Phys.org.

More Younger South Asian Women Are Diagnosed With Aggressive Forms of Breast Cancer, Study Finds

A new study has found that younger Indian and Pakistani women have an increased rate of being diagnosed with more aggressive forms of breast cancer.

About the study: Researchers from the Rutgers School of Public Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey conducted a study to look into the increasing rates of breast cancer cases among South Asian women in the United States published in Rutgers Today.

Chinese British Director Battling Endometriosis Wants More Stories About Women of Color

British-Chinese director and non-profit founder WaiLo Li is creating a documentary with the goal of raising awareness for breast cancer and women’s health worldwide.

Born in British Hong Kong, raised in Worcestershire, England and having worked around the globe, WaiLo and her late mother, Elly Li, had gotten support for the documentary from top oncology and OBGYN consultants at Worcestershire Royal Hospital in England.

Vietnam’s ‘Startup Queen’ Passes Away at 35 After Lung Cancer Battle

Vietnamese American serial entrepreneur Truong Thanh Thuy, also known as Thuy Muoi, passed away on Jan. 24 in Los Angeles after more than three years of fighting lung cancer. She was 35.

Thuy Muoi, who had contributed to NextShark, was known as Vietnam’s “Queen of Startups.” She founded the Salt Cancer Initiative (SCI), a nonprofit organization that provides information, education and emotional support for cancer patients in the Southeast Asian country.