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Sketcher at Ward Encourage Himself by Painting Others


Those working at Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou or living nearby have seen that an old man with ruddy face wears black sunglasses and always smile happily. He usually walks around every ward, hospital canteen, Baiyun Mountain, etc and takes a piece of paper and a pencil to paint for others and communicates with people by body-language. People who are invited to be painted always receive his invitation with happily smile and satisfy his wishes. This old man is NGUYEN DANH CUONG, an anticancer warrior.

NGUYEN DANH CUONG, 66 years old, was supposed to spend his remaining life in comfort but the continual cough and chest distress made him suffered because he couldn’t eat or sleep well. Thus, he went to see a doctor and the local doctor diagnosed him with pneumonia and prescribed him antibiotics. However, the condition went worse and he developed into a tough cough which had lasted 10 months. NGUYEN DANH CUONG went to another doctor for help and he was diagnosed with lung cancer.

NGUYEN DANH CUONG was painting for patients

The optimistic NGUYEN DANH CUONG became worried and nervous so he searched professional cancer hospital via Internet, magazine, etc. He by chance knew his friend had gotten a good efficacy for lung cancer treatment at Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou so he went to the local consulting office and determined to treat cancer at Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou China.

Luckily, due to inspection in time and under the characteristic MDT remedial model, the condition was controlled quickly by interventional therapy and biological comprehensive immunotherapy. The symptom of cough was gone and the tumor was shrunk 2 cm ( For now, the tumor was completely gone). All of these brought new hope to NGUYEN DANH CUONG and he gradually relieved his stress and became optimistic as usual.


When receiving treatment at Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, NGUYEN DANH CUONG forgot that he was a patient and enriched himself by learning sketch. He enjoyed grasping a pencil, a rubber and a piece of paper, walking wards, painting pictures of doctors, nurses, and patients from Philippine, Indonesia, Cambodia, etc. and also communicating with people who speak other languages by body-language. He also climbed up to Baiyun Mountain and painted for people who take exercises at Baiyun Mountain. Every time he finished painting, he gave the painting to people and took photos with them as .         


NGUYEN DANH CUONG was painting for a nurse.

Gradually, his painting skill had improved. The sketches become more vivid and exquisite and the painting speed faster. Besides cancer treatment, he was able to finish two or three works in one day. Now, he had saved photos up to 60 pieces in his cell phone. When people mentioned NGUYEN DANH CUONG, doctors, nurses, and patients complimented him amiable and passionate. Recently, the GDTV, the Guangzhou Daily and other media also interviewed his anticancer story.


NGUYEN DANH CUONG believed that painting for others was a good way to communicate with people. Though they do not know the each other’s language, they will become much closer through painting. He hoped to bring Vietnam and other countries closer via painting for doctors, nurse and other patients, and realize “love without boundary” in real.


Signs and Symptoms of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer dose not cause any symptoms until they have spread too far to be cured, but symptoms do occur in some people with early lung cancer. If you go to your doctor as soon as you notice symptoms, your cancer might be diagnosed at an earlier stage, when treatment is more likely to be effective.

Symptoms of lung cancer that are in the chest:

1. Coughing, especially if it persists or becomes intense

2. Pain in the chest, shoulder, or back unrelated to pain from coughing

3. A change in color or volume of sputum

4. Shortness of breath

5. Changes in the voice or being hoarse

6. Harsh sounds with each breath (stridor)

7. Recurrent lung problems, such as bronchitis or pneumonia

8. Coughing up phlegm or mucus, especially if it is tinged with blood

9. Coughing up blood

If the original lung cancer has spread, a person may feel symptoms in other places in the body. Common places for lung cancer to spread include other parts of the lungs, lymph nodes, bones, brain, liver, and adrenal glands.

Painful Therapy with Traditional Technologies

Surgical excision: painful scar of 30 centimeters

Surgical excision remains the traditional therapy of lung cancer. In the chest, about 30-40 centimeters surgical wound will appear; and even one or two ribs needs to be relieved, which makes the chest be completely exposed to remove the tumor. Experienced such torture, tumor is removed, but many patients will have complications or other induced diseases, which seriously affect patients’ life and work.

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy: unbearable side effects

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy utilize drugs or radiation to kill cancer cells, but also damage other normal cells. Therefore, patients will have severe toxicity, low immunity. Moreover, the fragile body cannot resist the invasion of cancer and other diseases, so that patients also face the threat of death.

New Technologies of Lung Cancer Treatment

Say Good-bye to the Painful Surgery!

Minimally invasive targeted therapy: 2 mm incision, precisely killing cancer cells

Recently, with the development of minimally invasive treatment for cancer, cryosurgery therapy, partical knife, interventional therapy and other minimally invasive technologies of treatment have brought good therapeutic effects to cancer patients. Since 2007, chief expert Peng Xiaochi has led the multidisciplinary team to explore the minimally invasive therapies of thoracic surgery field. Multidisciplinary team of experts applies modern imaging technology to the operation with 1-2 mm incision. Until now, Modern Cancer Hospital, Guangzhou has completed several thousand cases of minimally invasive treatment.

Integrative medicine: less toxic side effects

Chinese medicine can adjust the overall balance of internal environment, which can strengthen the resistance to disease and restrain the development of tumor. In this way, patients will not have discomfort reaction. Besides, Chinese medicine can improve and consolidate the effects of cryosurgery therapy, partical knife, and interventional therapy, which can improve quality of life and prolong life.     

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