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Ophelia Ana & Anti-braincancer Story*

Brain Cancer, Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou
Ophelia and his families took photo with doctor and nurses.

Unfortunate fell into my life one day in 2009. There was a left skew on my corner of mouth. It was severe but doctors can not find out the reasons. Days by days, my condition was gradually serious. The nerves in my face were numb and saliva poured from my corner of mouth but I can’t control. My eyes also had problems, too. It was supposed to one feature but I saw it as two things and my eyes can’t close completely,too. Even worse, I was in coma. I also lost 10 kg weight. The miserable life tortured me and my husband and families were concerned with my condition. We went through all the hospitals, the large-scale or small one, but no one found out the cause. Finally, in Jakarta, a doctor inspected that there was a malignant tumor in my brain with cervical lymph nody metastasis.

We looked for a hospital to treat brain cancer. Later, we knew that a relative who was diagnosed with brain cancer had lived well after treatment. That relative recommended Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou to us where he had taken treatment before. Thus, we brought medical reports and consulted the office in Indonesia. Finally, we decided to receive treatment in China.

On November, 2011, we arrived at Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou. According to my condition, cancer experts conduct radiotherapy 32 times and interventional therapy 6 times for me. I thought I had to take surgery but actually they adopted jointed radiotherapy and chemotherapy as their remedial strategy. As I knew, when cancer patients took chemotherapy, some discomfortable side-effects would appear such as loss of hair, vomiting, etc. And a lot of cancer patients can not handle the combined action of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. However, my chief doctor drew up a suitable plan with dosage and period so that I did not suffer from any agony and had no side-effects. At the third radiotherapy, my sleeping problem solved.

After two months, my condition was stable and the symptoms, such as skew corner of mouth and drooling were better than before. My weight gained from 40kg to 46kg. Doctors told me that I can be discharged from hospital but needed coming back for review after two weeks. I did what doctors told me and came back for review on February 22, 2012. I got an exciting news that my lymph node of neck and brain tumor were gone and had not relapsed but I still received radiotherapy and interventional therapy to strengthen the condition. The greatest menace of tumor was relapse and metastasis so I needed to come back to Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou for periodic reviews but the interval were longer and longer. On July, 2012, I took review at hospital and again on January, 2013. The interval at this time was six month. After MRI of brain, my condition was still good and the tumor did not relapse. Except for a little bit skew, the symptoms such as drooling and diplopia were gone.

After one-year therapy, I had a pleasant life again. The effective therapies let me return to normal life and work. The happy smile appeared on my face again.

Tips:

What are the Symptoms of Brain Cancer?

1. With headache at four or five o’clock in the morning, patients often wake up due to headache, with sleep deeper, headache more server.

2. Patients may vomit without being accompanied by nausea and abdominal pain, and with no relations with taking food, but spurting vomit after a period of headache.

3. Brain tumors can cause increase of cerebral pressure, leading to unsmooth circumfluence of ocular venous blood, which will result in stasis and edema and then visual cells in retina will be damaged, causing decreased vision.

4. One side of eyeball protrudes and in cases with severe symptoms, incomplete eyelid closure will be caused.

5. Because brain cancer stimulates temporal lobe in the lower region of brain tumor, olfactory hallucination can appear.

6. With compression to auditory nerve by brain tumor, hearing of one side of ear can gradually degrade.

7. With onset of seizures until adulthood, if there are no trauma and other factors, those patients’ conditions should be firstly considered as brain cancer.

How Brain Cancer are Diagnosed?

1. Skull x-ray: it helps to understand whether intracranial pressure increases or not, skull local damage of skull or hyperplasia, etc.

2. Brain CT scans: it is easy to detect size, shape, number, location, density and properties of lesions.

3. MRI: it can show the vast majority of brain tumors and peripheral edema of tumor, as well as the precise location, size and shape of tumor.

4. EEG examination: it can position fast growing brain tumor on cerebral hemisphere, which can show wave amplitude lowering and frequency slowing beside the brain tumor.

5. Biochemical determination: as for patient with pituitary tumor, especially those whose hormone secretion from anterior lobe of pituitary is excessive, blood biochemical examination can be done.

Minimally Invasive Therapy for Brain Cancer

Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou has introduced advanced cancer treatment facilities that feature many characteristics like minimally invasive, pain-free, quick recovery and so on. Tumor experts shall work out a series customized and suitable treatment plans for the brain cancer patients as per their different condition, symptoms through the way of expert team’s consultation.

Brain cancer experts of Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou are able to combine interventional therapy, Ar-He knife, TCM, radioactive particle, natural therapy and photodynamic knife with minimally invasive technologies together to treat brain cancer. This can not only avoid the shortcomings like poor therapeutic effect and big side effect that traditional therapies own, but also improve the therapeutic effects and living quality of brain cancer patients.

Cancer experts of Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou remind: brain cancer is one of commonly-seen malignant tumors, once discover the presence of brain cancer, go to standardized hospital for timely treatment.

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