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Cancer survivors celebrate life

Chris Pablo Chris Pablo
Audrey Chock Audrey Chock

By Kristine Uyeno - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - It was a celebration of life.

Today, cancer patients and survivors gathered at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center to share their tough journey.

Chris Pablo is a shining example of a survivor.

"Well this is my second occurrence of cancer," said Pablo.

He beat leukemia more than a decade ago. But then he was hit with bad news again.

"And last summer in July, I was diagnosed with another kind of cancer. And had surgery in January to remove the tumors," said Pablo.

He's endured chemotherapy and radiation and is still receiving treatment.

"Generally speaking, I feel great today," he said.

He's one of the cancer survivors at Kaiser who are sharing their stories and celebrating their victories. The hospital is hosting this Cancer Survivor Day event, filled with entertainment and testimonials.

"Positive attitude, just not let it get to you, and a wonderful, wonderful support system," said Audrey Chock.

Chock was diagnosed with breast cancer last March.

"And I had my last chemo treatment about 2 weeks ago and I'm fine, I feel great," said Chock.

But they also have their bad days.

"Just don't say why me, because it's not necessary, why me is something you should put out of your mind in the beginning," said Chock.

They say surviving cancer takes good medicine, strength and determination. And a positive attitude can help anyone get through their darkest hour.

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