Truong Khac Tuoc, 63 years old, comes from Vietnam. His case is stage III lung cancer. In early 2018, symptoms of difficulty in breathing and cough started to show, so he got it checked in local hospital. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. Doctors suggested him take surgery and chemotherapy. On account of his age and fears about side effects of systemic chemotherapy, family and he refused the suggestion.
Truong Khac Tuoc with his wife and medical staff
As an ordinary farmer, Truong Khac Tuoc has little knowledge about cancer treatment besides surgery and chemotherapy. He couldn’t find a way out. At that juncture, his children found St.Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou on internet. Knowing advanced minimally invasive therapy, which requires no surgery and systemic chemotherapy and, most importantly, many lung cancer patients with more serious situation gained good efficacy after minimally invasive treatment. Truong Khac Tuoc and his family immediately contacted a patient who has taken treatment in St.Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou and they made decision to take treatment in China.
CT scans indicates tumor greatly shrank after the treatment
On Feb. 2018，Truong Khac Tuoc and his wife arrived at St.Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou. MDT(Multidisciplinary Team)came up with a combined treatment plan based on his condition. “He has stage III lung cancer patient and he suffered symptoms of chest pain, cough, expectoration and difficulty in breathing. CT scans indicated there was a tumor measuring 2.1cm*4.2cm in his upper robe of right lung and cancer cells has spread to both lungs with multiple nodules. The treatment combining cryotherapy with interventional therapy will greatly improve his condition.” noted by his attending doctor, Wang Zenghai.
Truong Khac Tuoc with his wife
Upon the first admission, he took treatment and symptoms of chest pain, chest pain, cough and difficulty in breathing have been relived in 3 days. He also recalled, “during the treatment, the doctor applied local anesthesia and pain was dissipated within half an hour. Three days later, I felt much better. I am content with the efficacy I yielded. I’ve undergone biopsy, cryotherapy and interventional therapy, which is unaccessible in Vietnam. Thanks to advanced therapies and equipments in St.Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, I yielded good result. Moreover, I didn’t suffer any side effect as that of chemotherapy and avoid the risk of taking surgery.”
Up till now, Truong Khac Tuoc has taken one course of cryotherapy and three sessions of interventional therapy during three admissions. The tumor in upper robe of right lung has shrunk from 2.1cm*4.2cm to 1.9cm*3.8cm. Mutiple nodules and symptoms of chest pain, cough and difficulty also have disappeared. He gained stable condition with normal diet and sound sleep.
*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.