In June, 2019, Chen Ming had the symptom of cough, which he didn’t take seriously. He just took some medicine to ease it. Until September, the cough still bothered him and he consulted another doctor, who also prescribed medicine for him.
Stage IV lung cancer patient searches for treatment abroad
In Jan. 2019, Chen Ming suffered severe cough, which disturbed his normal life. The doctor suggested further checkup should be taken. X-ray detected a lesion in the lung, as well as narrow right upper lobe. The doctor predicted it was lung cancer. Soon after he took bronchoscopy and biopsy in the local hospital, eventually his case was diagnosed as stage IV lung cancer. The doctor just gave him targeted drugs but no treatment applied. Back then, Chen Ming’s family kept the diagnosis a secret from him. But he knew his day was counted, targeted drugs could not save him.
After treatment, the tumor in his lung almost disappeared and the trachea was cleared
Chen Ming’s wife insistently searched for alternative cancer treatment and finally she found St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou. With the guidance online, they visited the Bangkok office, at which consultation was made and the doctors gave them hope.
Minimally invasive therapy gives cancer patient hope
Chen Ming said, “Before admission, I was worried that the hospital won’t accept me due to my serious case. Tormented by cough for a long period, I should have taken examination upon the initial symptom.
On Jan. 24, Chen Ming came to St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou and received a treatment plan combining interventional therapy and particle implantation. Besides, he also took microwave ablation to kill the tumor in the trachea.
With six sessions of interventional therapy and two particle implantation, CT Scans showed the tumors in his lung and trachea are inactive with the cough totally gone.
Under the guidance of type B ultrasonic, CT scan, MRI or other image equipment, microwave thermal-coagulation needles will be inserted into tumors and release micro waves which make the polar molecules of cancerous tissues generate heat in microwave field. When the temperature rises above 60℃, the cellular proteins will become denatured and coagulated, and lead to irreversible necrosis.
Meanwhile, MWA will stimulate the patient’s immune system and improve the immunologic function, and inhibit the spread of cancer cells.
Grateful to the hospital and the doctors
Chen Ming recalled, “Upon the admission, I was mentally and physically tormented by the disease. The good result was unexpected. I’m so grateful to the doctors, nurses and interpreters here. Services provided here is quite assuring.
Before discharge, Chen Ming shared his anticancer story with other cancer patients and to encourage them, “If you get cancer, don’t give up. You should find a right place to take appropriate 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.