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Los Angeles Comedian Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

A mesothelioma diagnosis can be devastating. Those diagnosed are often at a loss of what to do next. For Quincy Jones, a 31 year old Los Angeles-based comedian, his peritoneal mesothelioma diagnosis has inspired him to tape an hour-long stand up comedy special.


Quincy is an inspiration to mesothelioma patients all over the world. He was given just about one year to live after his July 3, 2015 peritoneal mesothelioma diagnosis - time he plans on using wisely. His goal is to leave behind a "legacy of laughter." His goal will be completed amidst doctors' appointments and chemotherapy treatments.

Mesothelioma patients are typically given one to two years to live after a diagnosis of their condition is made. Medical treatments, claims and lawsuits, and other worries are all things that can become an overwhleming part of the patient's life. For Quincy, "there is no cancer when [he is] on that stage."

Quincy views the hour-long special to be his "opus" that will live on beyond him. He adds "the special is dedicated to anybody who has been through cancer, lost someone to cancer, or has cancer." We are inspired and motivated by Quincy's amazing dedication and attitude. Aren't you?

Source: 89.3 KPCC

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