Stephanie Chuang, Former Bay Area TV Reporter and Cancer Survivor, Creates The Patient Story Website to Help Others

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — At 31, Stephanie Chuang was working as a morning television reporter in the Bay Area, getting engaged in two months. But her life soon changed.

“I just started having symptoms,” she said. “I went to the doctor, and literally 24 hours later I was told to do scans.”

She got the call from her doctor that changed her life forever.

“They said, I’m sorry. You have cancer.”

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“I just remember feeling numb. But sitting on the couch over there with my fiancé at the time and my sister on the other side, and I started bawling.”

Chuang launched a new website called “The Patient’s Story”. His slogan ? “Human answers to your cancer questions.”

She said she wanted to help others who are “overwhelmed and anxious” as she knows firsthand what it is like to be diagnosed with cancer.

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Stephanie Chuang sat down with ABC7 news anchor Jobina Fortson on our weekday digital newsletter, “ABC7@7”, to share her personal journey after surviving cancer.

Chuang also addressed mental health and received a special shoutout from a Golden State Warrior.

You can watch the full interview in our media player above

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