While Being Healthy when Detected with Cancer
In November 2015, Wu Yirui and his family came to Guangzhou, China for leisure. Being a healthy and vigorous 66-year-old, he has seldom felt tired after a whole day of sightseeing. Drawing to a close to this wonderful trip in China, Wu accidentally found the promotion of health checkup at a local hospital, so on a whim he asked his family to take physical examination. The family was in disbelief after hearing that a lump on his left lung was found. With much dismay, did not further go to a comprehensive check-up and went back to Phnom Penh.
Back in his country, he underwent biopsy as advised by the doctor. It was revealed as Lung Adenocarcinoma. Dreadful as it is, the family is bravely preparing how to deal this ordeal and searching for more options as to which treatments would be the most effective.
Wu Yirui and the nurses
Embrace the Reality and Witness the Efficacy of Interventional Therapy
Resection of the tumor was initially recommended which the family refused him to have. As the process of looking from a suitable treatment, it caught them the concept of minimally invasive treatments St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou offers. In November 19 2015, Wu and his family arrived in our hospital. After series of tests and examinations, diagnosis confirmed as Left Lung Adenocarcinoma Stage 4 with metastases to mediastinal lymph nodes. Multidisciplinary team (MDT) came up with a comprehensive treatment plan: Interventional Therapy and Cryotherapy.
Wu Yirui and oncologist
During the whole process of treatment, Wu shared that the most impressive moment was the first session of interventional therapy. He recalled that the therapy was conducted under local anesthesia, therefore he remembered every detail vividly. He watched the doctor inserted the interventional needle into his body. “I was so nervous and terrified, but I know that I have to overcome all these.” he said, “when the therapeutic drugs infused the body, I felt warmth where the tumor is, felt like the medicine was fighting against the cancer cells.” After the first therapy, Wu gained confidence on further treatments.
CT Scan Comparison before and after treatment
Trusting the Doctor
Every regular monitoring, the result amazingly shows that the disease has been controlled and the tumor has shrunk little by little. Everyone said that it was his bravery and courage that defeat the disease. Wu added, “Most importantly, no matter how restless I became, I always trust my oncologist and follow the regimen”. Time flies so fast and it’s been a year. In November 2016, Wu came to St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou for a check-up. It turned out that the condition has been stable, lung tumor has shrunk and the metastatic cancer cells in other parts of the body have also lost activity. Because his condition was well under control, he attended the interview and took this opportunity to share his anticancer experience. He also encouraged other patients with words: “Never give up, hold on for there’s hope”.
*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.