AOI TOKHONGMUANG and the nurse
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AOI TOKHONGMUANG, a Thai breast cancer patient. During the past three years of resistance, the tumor in her breast keeps enlarging. Fortunately, her breast tumor has almost completely disappeared after taking comprehensive treatment at St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital in 2016.
Having a hunch about cancer
A tumor sized about 1cm was found in her right armpit during a routine checkup in 2013, and it was confirmed to be malignant after biopsy. Unlike other cancer patients, AOI did not feel scared and was not surprised by the result. “I knew I would have cancer one day, because both my aunt and grandma were cervical cancer patients. It’s heredofamilial.” AOI said calmly. Knowing that surgery is of great risk of recurrence and metastasis, AOI refused to take doctor’s suggestion of surgery.
In the following days, AOI kept taking a kind of local herbal medicine to control her condition. However, misfortunes never come singly. AOI’s mom suffered from cerebral infarction in 2015 and paralyzed in bed. Busying in taking care of her mom, AOI ignored her own condition.
Before and after treatment
Feeling so socared after witnessing the enlargement of the tumor
The tumor became bigger during that hard time. Two years past, the tumor has became as big as an egg, along with dull ache. For the first time, AOI felt scared and decided to look for better cancer treatment. On July 7th, 2016, AOI arrived at St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou. After overall checkup, AOI was diagnosed as right breast invasive ductal carcinoma, stage III, with metastases to right armpit, supraclavicular lymph nodes, infraclavicular nodes and cervical lymph nodes.
After joint consultation of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), AOI was given interventional therapy first. Although grade III bone marrow suppression appeared after the treatment, the MDT quickly gave him related treatment to leukocytes. The leukocytes returned to normal level soon, without any discomforts. Zhou Aijiao, AOI’s attending doctor, told us that AOI’ tumor has almost completely disappeared and she’s in good condition after taking 5 sessions of interventional therapy and other treatments. Actually, it is the first time that AOI has been to China, but she didn’t feel any discomfort or unaccustomedness. “Although I take cancer treatment abroad, there’s no language barrier because MCHG offers 24 hours free translation service. Life here is really convenient, I can cook whatever I want to eat.”
AOI TOKHONGMUANG is sharing her anticancer experience
Mom is my Spiritual Pillar
AOI has four siblings, but she is the one that her mom worries most. “I’m not married, so my mom always worries that there is no one takes care of me.” AOI explained. When being diagnosed with breast cancer, AOI first wanted to lie to her mother about the result, in that she did not want her mother to worry about her any more. Clever as her mother, she knew there was a problem with AOI’s health, she encouraged AOI to told the truth:“ No matter how bad the condition is, just tell me, I can handle it.” AOI had no choice but to tell her mom the result. Although worried, her mom still comforted AOI:“My dear, it’s OK, breast cancer can be treated.”
AOI loves her mom very much, she was determined to help her mom restore to health by whatever means necessary when her mom was sentence to death by the doctor because of cerebral infarction. In order to take good care of her mom, AOI pay no attention to her own health. Fortunately, with love and support, her mom is out of danger now. During her hospitalization in MCHG, AOI always encourages and prays for herself, hoping that she can return to Thailand to take care of her mom as soon as possible. “Mom is my spiritual pillar.” AOI said sincerely.