According to the Philippine Cancer Society (PCS), the Philippines is said to have the highest incidence of breast cancer in Asia, about 10,000 of new cases are detected every year. Breast cancer is also the first leading cause of women death, causing 7,384 Filipino women died in 2015. Though breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer type in the country, breast cancer treatment is still confined to traditional chemotherapy and mastectomy, which are of great side effects like big trauma, hair losing, vomiting, poor appetite, etc. Fortunately, with the development of medical technology, cutting-edge minimally invasive therapy appears and ignites breast cancer patients’ hope of Life. Minimally invasive therapy is an advanced comprehensive therapy, including cryotherapy, interventional therapy, natural therapy, nano-knife, etc., which is applicable to breast cancer patients at middle or advanced stage. It only brings a 1-2mm incision, accurately targets the tumor and causes few side effects to the surrounding healthy tissue so as to effectively kill the cancer cells and shrink the tumor.
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Now minimally invasive therapy is widely applied to treat breast cancer in China and Occident, taking breast cancer treatment in China is gradually turning into a new trend. However, still there are many Filipinos take this trend with a grain of salt. Is taking breast cancer treatment in China a better choice? Is Minimally Invasive Therapy really effective? Three local Filipino breast cancer patients tell you the answer!
Susan Gawat with breast cancer recurrence
Susan: Combined Minimally Invasive Therapy Defeat Cancer Recurrence Successfully
I am Susan Gawat, 58 years old, from the Philippines. I was diagnosed with breast cancer stage IIA in Aug. 2014. Under local doctor’s suggestion, I took mastectomy in September and took 4 sessions of intravenous chemotherapy to prevent recurrence in the Philippines. However, in July, 2015, the cancer still came back, even with lung and liver metastasis.
Doctors in the Philippines recommended chemotherapy again, but I refused because I knew it could not help me. My daughter in-law found St.Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou and convinced me to take the treatment here. After taking interventional therapy and natural therapy, I have gotten an improvement and I’m in stable and good condition now. Thanks to the Lord for guiding me to Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou. Cancer is a trial of my life. I must fight against it and never give up. Continue reading
Stage II Breast Cancer Patient MIMI ABUTIN
MIMIE: St.Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Gave Me a Second Life
I am MIMIE ABUTIN, from the Philippines, I was diagnosed with breast cancer in Feb. 2015. Although I was scared and confused, I flatly refused local doctor’s suggestion of chemotherapy and mastectomy. I came to St.Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou on March 17, 2015 on a local doctor and a neighbor’s recommendation, at that time the tumor has grown to 3cm. To my surprise, after two sessions of intervnetional therapy and one session of natural therapy, the tumor has shrunk to 1.03cm. During my first session of interventional therapy, I was nervous, but I became relaxed when finding that it’s not painful. After the therapy, there were no side effects. I felt comfortable. It was really minimally invasive!
Considering my whole condition, doctor advised me to take mastectomy to prevent recurrence. I agreed and never regret about this decision, because there are no signs of recurrence though 3 years have passed. I am healthy now and living a happy life just like before. Continue reading
Stage IV Breast Cancer Patient CARGULLO JEAN BUENA
JEAN: Stage IV Breast Cancer Patient Successfully Got Rid of Cancer
My name is CARGULLO JEAN BUENA, a teacher from the Philippines. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 during a regular check-up. I was freaking out because the local doctor told me to remove my whole breast. My husband and I decided to look for other effective breast cancer treatment instead of taking the local doctor’s suggestion.
Then I got to know a Chinese cancer hospital named St.Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou and its cutting-edge Minimally Invasive Therapy, which can help me destroy the tumor without removing my breast. When I was admitted to the hospital in May 2013, my breast tumor had already developed to stage IV, with metastasis to my lymph node and left breast. After a joint consultation by the Multidisciplinary Team, I was given interventional therapy and natural therapy based on my condition. Interventional therapy is not as terrifying as I thought it was. I did not feel anything. There was only a little bit of pain at the beginning.
After 6 sessions of interventional therapy, one session of cryotherapy and consolidated radiotherapy, the tumor cells in my body have been destroyed and my condition is stable enough for me to return to work and live a normal life. 5 years had passed, I am glad that I am still healthy with my breast remains. Continue reading
In these three strong Filipino breast cancer patients’ experiences, chemotherapy and mastectomy are the major breast cancer treatments in the Philippines, but these two traditional treatment not only bring great side effect, but also have high risks of recurrence. Fortunately, the development of minimally invasive therapy brings cancer patients new hope, it is really good that the they got great improvement and prognosis after taking this cutting-edge therapy in China. For patients with breast cancer or other cancer types, appropriate cancer treatment is the key to destroy the tumor and improve living quality. Taking cancer treatment in a foreign country that with more cutting-edge medical technology is a better choice, especially when the local country cannot offer a better treatment option.
St.Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou has rich experience in minimally invasive therapy, and this therapy has been widely applied in treating not only breast cancer, but also cervical cancer, liver cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer and other multiple common cancer types. If you need help, we are here for you, call cancer helpline 02-8-8221222 or request an online appointment.
*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.