Oct 26, 2020
As a resident, Dan Tran, DDS, experienced the
unthinkable – he was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. In this
episode, Tran shares his story – from diagnosis, to undergoing
treatment and finishing residency amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Intro :04
- About Tran :13
- The interview 1:59
- How did you end up in oral and maxillofacial surgery?
- How were you diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer?
- How did you process your diagnosis?
- Was your program supportive?
- How did you go through surgery?
- When did you start blogging about your experience?
- Do you feel this has changed the way you practice as a
- Has your work/life balance changed significantly?
- How did you balance residency and treatment during COVID-19?
- Have you become more vocal about cancer screening or advocacy
- Where do you see yourself in the next few years?
- What would you want someone to take away from this episode?
- How to reach Tran 36:48
Dan Tran, DDS, is a professor of oral and
maxillofacial surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University.
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Disclosures: Jain reports she is a paid
freelance writer for Lippincott. Tran reports no relevant financial