Review: Yuyu’s Cancer Diary

Breast Cancer, Cancer Blogs — By on September 9, 2008 at 1:45 pm

Yuyu is 34 yrs old and lives in Los Angeles with her cat, Mercedes, who she’s been with for more than 12 years. Although she doesn’t have any kids yet, she would love to have them someday. Yuyu works as a child psychotherapist. 

Yuyu considered herself living her life freely and independently ever since coming to this country when she was 16. She is an outdoor kind a gal, loves camping, fishing, going to the beach, picnics, basically anything to do with nature. She also has a big love for food and music.

Until her diagnosis she been fairly healthy but used to be a smoker(for over 10 years). Yuyu was just diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma on August 12, 2008.

Yuyu had her first chemotherapy treatment on September 5, 2008  and some days are very difficult for her, yet each day she shares with us her courage and inspiration.  

Please support Yuyu by visiting her at: Yuyu’s Cancer Diary


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  • Shelby Hunt says:


    Second Annual Los Angeles Many Faces of Breast Cancer Event Addresses Needs of Breast Cancer Survivors

    Esteemed Panel of Experts Will Discuss Latest Research,
    Issues Affecting 2.5 Million Breast Cancer Survivors

    WHEN: Saturday, May 16, 2009
    10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (registration begins at 9:00 a.m.)

    Admission and refreshments are free
    Parking validation only for lot across from the Auditorium.

    WHERE: Good Samaritan Hospital
    Moseley-Salvatori Conference Center
    637 South Lucas Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

    RSVP: To register, call 1.888.866.0644 or email

    WHO: The second annual Many Faces of Breast Cancer event in Los Angeles, a national program educating and celebrating breast cancer survivors, will be hosted by Good Samaritan Hospital and AstraZeneca, in partnership with American Cancer Society and The Wellness Community.

    WHAT: With national focus on early detection and supporting women through diagnosis, there has been little support for the nearly 2.5 million women in the U.S. who today call themselves breast cancer survivors. The battle against breast cancer is rife with obstacles, and the fight doesn’t end after initial treatment. Breast cancer survivors are at the greatest risk of their cancer returning, called a recurrence, within the first five years after completing treatment.

    The Many Faces of Breast Cancer seeks to educate women about their risks and provide information and support to the growing community of breast cancer survivors. An engaging panel of leading medical experts will address a range of survivorship issues including psychosocial needs, nutrition and diet, recurrence and the latest treatment research.

    Medical experts scheduled to speak at the event include:

    • Agustin Garcia, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Leo Orr, II, M.D., Hematologist/Oncologist, Co-Medical Director, Transfusion-Free Medicine & Surgery Center
    • Lasika Seneviratne, M.D., Hematologist/Oncologist, Chairman, Cancer Program
    • Cary Gota, M.D., CM, Medical Director, Cancer Institute

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