Indra Kasih Tisnodjo comes from Indonesia, she is 78 years old, till now she has fought against breast cancer for 10 years. In April 2017, she went back to St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou for follow-up visit. Test results showed that all of her indicators were normal and her condition returned to normal. After years of follow-ups, doctors announced that she would not need anticancer medicine any more. Nowadays, she is in good spirit with clear mind. It is hard to believe that with just 10 seeds being implanted into her body and breast cancer just went away and never came back in 10 years.
2010 is the saddest year for Indra Kasih Tisnodjo. Her younger sister left her forever because of colorectal cancer, while after one month a bump was detected in her right breast. A sense of foreboding enveloped her, she was extremely skeptical that she had breast cancer. Because the family genetic history, cancer has taken away the life of her father and younger sister, and her younger brother also had tongue cancer. After she heard of her brother, who has been fighting tongue cancer for 5 years, would go to St. Stamford MCHG for return visit, she made up her mind to go to China in August, together with her husband and her brother, to have physical examination there.
After arrived at St.Stamford MCHG, Indra Kasih Tisnodjo had her checkup, and it turned out to be infiltrating ductal carcinoma in her right breast. Although she has been prepared for this result, this bad news still hit her hard. Immediately, she registered the admission procedure. At night, lying on the bed, Indra Kasih Tisnodjo felt very sad since she has spent almost all her life in fighting diseases. Besides breast cancer, she also had heart disease, gallstone and thyromegaly. Thyroomegaly troubled her a lot, because it made her neck thicker and her eyes protruding, she could not wear her glasses normally. She has been treating her thyromegaly for over 30 years in Indonesia, she visited many hospitals and accepted surgical operation, but it didn’t work well. She couldn't stop thinking about it and stayed up so late.
Since she was diagnosed with breast cancer, her sleep and appetite lost rapidly. She lost 5-6kg in her weight thus she looked pale and weak. Based on her condition, doctors in St.Stamford MCHG timely conducted psychological therapy for her and promptly made an individualized treatment plan for her.
For early stage of breast cancer, surgical operation is the best method. But since Indra Kasih Tisnodjo was old and suffered from too many types of diseases, it was risky to conduct operation for her. Therefore, Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) in St.Stamford MCHG made a comprehensive treatment of seed (particle) implantation combined with natural therapy for her.
On September 8th, 2010, Indra Kasih Tisnodjo underwent the first session of seed (particle) implantation with 10 seeds being implanted into her body. Later, doctors detected her tumor in order to make sure the effect of seed (particle) implantation. The testing results were amazing and unbelievable, which surprised the doctors a lot. With once seed (particle) implantation, her tumor already shrank. To enhance the treatment effect, then doctors in St.Stamford MCHG carried out natural therapy and interventional therapy for her. The latter helped her overcome the thyromegaly problem which bothered her for over 30 years. Gradually, her eyes returned to normal, no longer bulging. Her tumor disappeared and never returned.
In 2017, a more advanced version of seed (particle) implantation was introduced to St.Stamford MCHG- 3D printing template assisted seed implantation. Prior to operation, a seed implantation plan is designed based on the required radiation dose of a specific tumor. During the planning, an individualized template is made with 3D printing technology, with the guidance of which a simulation of 125I seed implantation is conducted to ensure the puncture’s accuracy in location, depth and seed distribution. Thus, compared with previous freehand puncturing, the latter is technically effective to prevent blind spots during the operation. This calls for a more precise and thorough procedure and enhance the efficacy of treatment. Equipped with most advanced minimally invasive cancer therapies, St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou will spare no effort to serve help more cancer patients.
*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.