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    VIRAL: From a cancer patient in 2010 to a licensed doctor in 2020

    MANILA, Philippines – A guy who was a cancer patient in 2010 recently went viral after he passed the November 2020 Physician Licensure Exam (PLE).
    Cancer patient in 2010 passes as doctor in November 2020 PLE

    When Melvin Rey De Jesus was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2010, he didn’t know what the future would bring. Yet he did not give up on his dreams. He fought cancer. He had to undergo many rounds of chemotherapy – but he won!

    Cancer patient in 2010 passes as doctor in November 2020 PLE
    Photo credit: Melvin Rey De Jesus / Facebook

    After winning his battle with cancer, De Jesus dedicated his life to pursue his dream and become a doctor. As a cancer patient, he knew the important role that doctors have in their patients’ lives. He was certainly grateful for the doctors who helped him survive and battle the deadly disease.

    First, he completed his nursing degree in 2015. It is already a great profession in the field of medicine, but De Jesus wanted to do more. So, with his cancer in remission, he decided to proceed to medicine and become a doctor.

    “It's a lifelong dream. After I passed the nursing licensure exam last 2005, I wanted to pursue medicine,” the new doctor recalled.

    Because his parents could not afford to send him to med school, De Jesus worked harder to support himself. Yet he did not mind the extra effort because he knew that he will not only be fulfilling his dreams but will also be instrumental in helping heal a lot of people like him in the future.

    Cancer patient in 2010 passes as doctor in November 2020 PLE
    Photo credit: Melvin Rey De Jesus / Facebook

    This November 2020, he finally achieved his dreams by becoming a full-fledged licensed doctor after passing the Physician Licensure Exams!

    “Ten years ago, I won my battle with cancer. Ten years after, I achieved my lifelong dream,” he happily announced.

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    His story has become an inspiration for everyone to never give up, no matter how hard the situation might be.

    — Joy Adalia, The Summit Express

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