When we contacted Dang Thi Kim Oanh for the first time after her return back to Vietnam, it was her husband who answered the call: "She has going out for exercise, maybe you can call back later. She is very good in both physical and mental state now. Thank you very much for your concern.” His words make us feel very pleased, because when we first saw Dang Thi Kim Oanh. She was lying in bed looking tired somewhat after treatment. But now she is able to live like a normal person!
In August 2010, Dang Thi Kim Oanh was diagnosed with cervical cancer in Vietnam when she was having a physical examination and the tumor is as big as 4x12cm in size. Two weeks after the diagnosis, they traveled to Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou for treatments. After completing a particle therapy (seed implantation) and immune therapy, the tumor shrank obviously. Mrs. Dang Thi Kim Oanh and her husband were very surprised: "Cancer is not terrible as we imagined. Knowing the tumor shrank, we are finally rest assured.”
The second time when we called, Dang Thi Kim Oanh answered our phone and told us her original impression of cancer when are chatting. Before come to Guangzhou, I saw some people around me with cancer become very weak after chemotherapy. Instead of improved, their condition even continued to deteriorate, so I think it is impossible to relieve cancer patient’s pain. I still remember the situation when I first told that I am suffering from cancer. That feeling is beyond words to describe. When looked at the conclusion of a column that says “cervical cancer”, my brain went blank. I ever considered that I was dying soon. But very fortunately, I know there is such a place like Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou that is able to help me, and I have made the right choice.
“I am not very clear about the treatment efficacy of others, but I know truly about my own experience. Now, as long as other patients with cancer ask me about treatments of cancer, I would recommend the place where helps me and their treatment techniques”, said Dang Thi Kim Oanh. Three years since taking treatments in Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, Dang Thi Kim Oanh’s condition is very stable, the tumor had completely disappeared and haven’t recurrent till now. As long as they are free, Dang Thi Kim Oanh and her families will call and greet those doctors & nurses who helped her before. "It was your help made me build up confidence in fighting against cancer, and successfully get rid of the sufferings. Thank you very much! ", said Dang Thi Kim Oanh.
Dang Thi Kim Oanh and her husband
*Surgery, in addition to the appropriate chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are effective in treating early cancer, but certain patients in late stage of cancer may not be tolerate surgery well as they can be relatively weak. A combination of carefully planned minimally invasive therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy can effectively reduce the side effects and discomfort of treatment and may help patient get better efficacy.