Stage IV Laryngeal Cancer Patient from Thailand: My Tumors Disappeared after Minimally Invasive Therapy*

MR.SOMCHAI KANTRASIRI, comes from Thailand, 65 years old, was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer at the end of 2018. After consulting oncologists in several hospitals in Thailand, he didn’t get a treatment plan for his case. Then he resorted to St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou in March 2019. After comprehensive minimally invasive treatment such as interventional therapy, photodynamic therapy, natural therapy, etc., the tumors disappeared and he regained improved condition with sound sleep and good appetite. Now he only needs follow-up every three months.

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MR.SOMCHAI

"About June 2018, I felt a bit difficulty swallowing and breathing, he couldn't sleep well. Later, symptoms such as nausea and vomiting indicated his critical condition and I also found a lump on the right neck. Therefore I went to local hospital and got the diagnosis of laryngeal cancer.” MR.SOMCHAI KANTRASIRI recalled.

 Being told that he has cancer, MR.SOMCHAI was calm about the bad news even his family and friend were in panic. As he kept in mind that people will die anyway, there’s no regret to die in his age. While his son was worried about him and wished him to accept treatment. All his family loves to keep him around.

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MR.SOMCHAI with Dr. Wang

After being diagnosed with cancer, there’s no suggested treatment for him in local hospitals even he was transferred from one hospital to another. Considering MR.SOMCHAI’s worsening condition, his son was in extreme anxiety, expecting a suitable treatment.

Fortunately, his son found St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou on the Internet and learned that the hospital offers advanced cancer treatment technology. He immediately went to the Bangkok office. "He came back with great joy and told me the hospital is a good option for cancer treatment and suggested going there for treatment." MR.SOMCHAI said, "he also showed me some videos from the office. There was a patient who also had throat cancer. Even though the tumor on his neck was much bigger than mine, his condition returned to normal after the treatment. My son gave me confidence.”

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MR.SOMCHAI with nurses

With full consideration, MR.SOMCHAI decided to take cancer treatment in St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou. After a series of comprehensive examinations, the MDT(Multidisciplinary Team) developed a preliminary treatment plan for his condition: interventional therapy, photodynamic therapy and natural therapy.

After comprehensive minimally invasive treatment, tumors in his throat and neck disappeared. He regained good appetite and sound sleep. This is MR.SOMCHAI's fifth visit to the hospital for treatment. He said that when he came to the hospital for the fourth time, he felt completely relieved. Later, the doctor told him that regular follow-up visits are essential to avoid cancer recurrence or metastasis.

"This time I came here for treatment all by myself. My family has confidence in the hospital as the services are provided such as free shuttle from the airport to the hospital and on-call Thai interpreters 24/7. It’s such a relief that any problem can be resolved in time.” MR.SOMCHAI also said the doctors and nurses are very caring during his stay and Dr. Wang often encourages him in his cancer fight.

During the hospitalization, MR.SOMCHAI took a free tour along the Pearl River organized by the hospital, which entertained him during stay in the hospital. He hopes to take his brother and sister to travel to Guangzhou after being discharged from the hospital. He also encourages other cancer patients with words, “Don’t give up, fight cancer with confidence and and right treatment."

*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.

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