This site contains brief notes and pictures of cancer patients who have been treated by ROJoson starting 1980 (year ROJ doing general surgery and surgical oncology residency in the Philippine General Hospital) and who are considered “cancer survivors” using an operational criterion of at least 10 years in remission after treatment.
Hopefully, this site and the cancer survivors contained herein will serve as an inspiration to current and future cancer patients and will debunk the thinking that having cancer is always a death sentence.
The cancer survivors contained in this website have given their permission to have their short stories and pictures published for reason of wanting to help others, that is, to give hope to present and future cancer patients. They deserve a “thank you” appreciation.
Note: Anytime, anybody wants to have his or her stories and pictures changed and even removed, this will be carried out as soon as possible.
Reynaldo O. Joson, MD, MHA, MHPEd, MSc Surg
December 23, 2011
As of December 11, 2012, I have a registry of 50 cancer survivors. I have reached my target of 50. I will not set new target but I will continue to serve cancer patients and to update my registry.
As of August 16, 2014, I have a registry of 94 cancer survivors. I will continue to track and increase the number of cancer survivors under my care.
I have updated ROJoson’s Cancer Survivors.
I started my Cancer Survivor Registry (containing cancer patients I have treated before, with 10 or more years of remission) in December 23, 2011 to serve as an inspiration to current and future cancer patients and will debunk the thinking that having cancer is always a death sentence.
As of December 11, 2012, I have reached the target of 50 in my registry of cancer survivors. I have decided not to set a new target but will continue to track, to serve cancer patients and update my registry.
As of August 16, 2014, I already have 94 cancer survivors in my registry.
This is one of my end-points in which I can say I have lived a life that matters.
This is one of my legacies to my cancer patients!
I will be using this “success” quote of Emerson as a guide – “to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.”
I will also use this quote on meaningful life as a guide: