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China: Braving breast cancer

Categories: East Asia, China, Health, Humanitarian Response, Photography, Women & Gender

“They meet for tea and chip in,” writes OneManBandwith blogger Lonnie Hodge of a close group of terminal breast cancer patients in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in ‘The China Cancer Report: Ms. Yue and the League of Extraordinary Chinese Women,’ “even though all their resources are meager…They become a riotous cacophony of Cantonese chatter about everything from children to husbands and a future without disease. They have all shed their wigs and decided to proudly run against the social current in China and no longer care that people might find them untouchable because they are sick [1]. “