Stephanie Sumule-Chang Cancer, Stoma & Life

First post: Nov 10, 2021 Latest post: Jan 24, 2022

Hi!  Welcome to our CaringBridge website.  We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place.  We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. 

Here's a summary of my cancer journey:
January 2019 -  Diagnosed with Stage 3 early-onset, non-symptomatic Rectal Cancer in Indonesia 
April-Dec 2019 - Chemo and radiation  at Harbor UCLA County Hospital
Mar 2020 - Surgery, LAR + ISR, Tumor removal and ileostomy,  (City of Hope, Duarte) 
Mar 2020 - present - Cancer Surveillance, so far, so good!  No new signs of recurrence or metastasis
Jan- Dec 2021 - Dealing with after-effects of cancer treatments - neuropathy, fatty liver, shortness of breath, early onset menopause (leading to eczema, osteopenia, arthritis), increased severe degeneration in right hip (UCLA Health )
Jan 2022 - Total hip replacement on right hip,  Torrance Memorial

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