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After his own cancer journey, Dr. Eugene Chang decided to specialize in cancer rehab so he could help other patients recover and return to their life as he did.​

When Dr. Eugene Chang was a first-year physiatry (rehab medicine) resident, he was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a cancer affecting the bone marrow. He had no choice but to put his medical career on hold while he focused on treatment.

The chemotherapy was successful, but left him too weak to stand or breathe on his own. Following chemo, he needed a life-saving bone marrow transplant. To be in the best health possible before his transplant, he sought out physiotherapy to build up his strength and function.

After his cancer journey, he decided to specialize in cancer rehab so he could help other patients recover and return to their life as he did.

More than a year ago, he joined University Health Network’s Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to lead a joint cancer rehabilitation program.


Read the full Canadian Press story.​​

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