LEC7 guest speaker - HSS3321 B: Sociology of Health...

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HSS3321 B: Sociology of Health Professor: Dr. Sonia Gulati LECTURE 7B: Cancer Journey November 4, 2011 Guest Speaker: Mr. Vikram Bubber, Cancer Survivor and Cast Member in the Film, ‘Wrong Way to Hope: An Inspiring Story of Young Adults and Cancer’ I am a 27 year survivor of Embryonic Rhabdomyosarcoma in my right middle ear. I was diagnosed in 1984 and finished treatment in 1986. I received a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. About two weeks after my annual follow up appointment in March 2006, I discovered a lump on the right side of my face on my cheek bone. It was determined to be an osteosarcoma which had developed as a result of the radiation that I received twenty years ago. As the treatment has improved for chemotherapy, I was able to have the tumor removed by surgery within seven months of diagnosis. I am now very happy to be a survivor of both childhood cancer and young adult cancer. The biggest issue I faced through my cancer journey was isolation. Being a survivor of both childhood cancer and young adult cancer, I felt isolated because I didn’t have any support network to talk about my cancer experience and how it had affected my life. This was
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2011 for the course HSS 3321 B taught by Professor Dr.soniagulati during the Spring '11 term at University of Ottawa.

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LEC7 guest speaker - HSS3321 B: Sociology of Health...

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