Category: Vietnam

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The Grossman Perspective

It was summer when our cousin Patty Gordon, was nominated the Distinguished Alumni Honoree at St. Louis Park High School graduation. We listened as she spoke about her accomplishments as a cancer researcher, and her amazing program, CureCervicalCancer. So proud and inspired that weekend, we asked when and where next and if we could we...

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Sisterly Love

“This reflection was written from a very special CureCervicalCancer volunteer, Judy Laner. Judy is a member of CureCervicalCancer’s Board of Directors, and she has volunteered on seven “See & Treat” training programs in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Vietnam, and Kenya. Judy registers the women who come to be screened as they arrive to the clinic. She is the first...

A Tale of Two Clinics
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A Tale of Two Clinics

We’ve just wrapped the second day of our week-long “See & Treat” training, and we’re incredibly proud to say that we already seen a whopping 400 women. The fact that we have been able to bring cervical cancer screening and prevention to so many women in such a short time is a testament to our...

What a Wonderful World-CCC's Dr. Fischbein's Rendition
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What a Wonderful World-CCC's Dr. Fischbein's Rendition

I see trees of green, red roses too I see them bloom for me and you And I think to myself what a wonderful world I see skies of blue and clouds of white The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night And I think to myself what a wonderful world (from “What a Wonderful...

Good Night Vietnam Ft. Dr. Gordon and Ground Partner Vu
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Good Night Vietnam Ft. Dr. Gordon and Ground Partner Vu

Goodnight Vietnam ft. Dr. Gordon and Ground Partner Vu When I got off the plane to start this trip I never expected this. This sense of belonging. This sense of greater purpose. This sense of connection that I now have with the world. Vietnam is an untouched wonder Where the light shines a bit brighter...

Thursday: We Miss You Already, Leila!
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Thursday: We Miss You Already, Leila!

As we wrap up our 2017 Re-visit, Re-evaluate, Re-supply, Re-educate program in Vietnam, I reflect on my time with CureCervicalCancer and my numerous travel experiences with the team. I feel extremely grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow as an aspiring physician alongside people who prioritize service to others. I feel honored to have...

Chào Bạn from Dong Trieu
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Chào Bạn from Dong Trieu

We entered the CureCervicalCancer clinic in Dong Trieu (the Jay and Fish Collie Clinic) to deafening sounds of “Hello” ringing all around the room. 50 local women who were waiting to be screened had learned this greeting to show us their gratitude for coming so far to meet them. The energy was infectious. My name...

Wednesday: Vietnam Clinics Continue to Impress Us
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Wednesday: Vietnam Clinics Continue to Impress Us

Today the CCC team visited two more clinic sites in Quang Ninh province, “Dr. Jay Collie Fish Clinic” in Dong Trieu and “Diane Pekow-Rickles Clinic” in Uong Bi. Dong Trieu was extremely busy. We arrived to a waiting room filled with excited patients. As we entered the immaculate and well-organized screening rooms, the women crowded...

Tuesday: Teamwork Makes A Dream Work
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Tuesday: Teamwork Makes A Dream Work

The story of CCC’s “See and Treat” clinics in Vietnam began with a woman who saw a need. That woman was Dr. Gordon, who visited a hospital in Ha Long town several years ago and saw that there were hundreds of women who did not have access to basic preventative screening for cervical cancer. Dr....

Monday: The Angel Clinic at Quang Ninh
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Monday: The Angel Clinic at Quang Ninh

CCC is back in the north coastal region of Vietnam. Watch this one-minute video to see what we were up to on our first day in clinic. Enjoy our photo story stay tuned for more! CCC is excited to share their work with the world. And don’t forget to subscribe to our channel!