Running has always been a form of refuge for me since my college days. It gives me a sense of emotional and physical release that refreshes my mind and body afterwards. This week, I’m happy to be back on the road again after almost two months of hiatus. While feeling the effects of muscle atrophy … Continue reading Back on the Road.
In these very challenging times that’s full of anxiety, knowing something certain adds up to the calmness of our mind and soul. That is why we love sunsets. At the end of the day, no matter how difficult or chaotic it went, we are assured of a beautiful blessing. Kriz Summer eloquently describes this in … Continue reading Why We Love Sunsets
Hello! I'm happy to update everyone that Kat has finally decided to join me in this blog site. We revamped its looks to add a little touch of her personality. We also changed the domain name to http://www.KatFredTing.com (previously http://www.FredTing.com). Expect us to share short stories about our lives individually and together, highlighting the unique … Continue reading Site Domain Update: KatFredTing.com
During my fellowship training in Medical Oncology, I have learned the value and importance of the Quality of Life (QoL) of our cancer patients. As more and more treatments are becoming available that cure and / or extend the lives of our cancer patients, the challenge is to balance increasing survival and maintaining the best … Continue reading The UP-DOH Quality of Life Scale for Cancer Patients
Even before medical school, I have always been enthusiastic of becoming a physician for the Filipinos. When I finally became one in 2013, I have since been very vocal to my friends and colleagues how a wonderful opportunity it is to serve the country. I was never afraid and have fully enjoyed hospital duties, until … Continue reading Dear Doctor.
The science is clear: If you want to live long, exercise more, have enough sleep, do not smoke, limit alcohol intake, and eat the right kind of food. This year, Kat made a personal promise to eat as healthy as possible. This makes me the lucky beneficiary. It's hard to "eat healthy" when you're … Continue reading Healthy Eats by Kat: Chicken Wrap
"Your life is God's most precious gift to you and to the people around you. Make it count." These were the words Ate Elma told me today as she had her one of her last few follow-ups with me. She is a Stage 4 breast cancer patient who has been receiving treatment at our institution (UP-PGH … Continue reading Make it count.
A couple of weeks ago, Lance (who blogs at http://www.bottledbrain.com) and I were privileged to receive a grant from ESMO (European Society of Medical Oncology) to attend an advanced course in prostate cancer. Lance is my fellowship batchmate whom I’ve probably had the most conversations with -not only because we both live in Ortigas and … Continue reading Our God is a Perfect God -Conversations over Lemongrass, Herbs and Passion Fruit Soda
Hi there! Below is the link to a pdf copy of the new Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine 20th Edition book. I got this copy from my former Chief Fellow (Dr. Vergara) in the hospital where I am currently doing my Fellowship Training in Medical Oncology (UP-PGH). I am sharing it with you, for … Continue reading HARRISON’S Principles of Internal Medicine 20th Edition
Last weekend (April 13-14, 2019), I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity of participating at the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Head and Neck Cancer Preceptorship Programme held at Kowloon, Hong Kong. This program was chaired by the leading experts in the field -Dr. Anthony Chan from Hong Kong and Dr. Jean-Pascal … Continue reading 10 Things We Were Reminded at the ESMO Head and Neck Preceptorship