Young Brain Cancer Survivor Stays Upbeat

By Laura Prus, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Benjamin Chang believes anything is possible. Even after losing most of his vision to a brain tumor, he strives to inspire and encourage others.

Chang graduated from Stanford University in 2005 and was beginning a successful career in California as a mechanical engineer. Then, after a visit to his doctor in Houston two years later, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Chang underwent surgery, then came to M. D. Anderson for a second opinion and radiation treatments. Though rarely able to leave his room, he was often encouraged by those around him. The staff and volunteers tried to make M. D. Anderson a home rather than a hospital. They were all optimistic and tried to help in any way, he says.

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