LER CHIN LIANG: “Positively fight against cancer and choose the individualized medical cancer treatment plan”—- LER CHIN LIANG, Malaysia, lung cancer patient
In 2011, a bad news broke the peace in my family. When I knew that I had lung cancer, I was extremely sad and can’t accept the fact. At that time, I had already at the Ⅲ stage. My wife and I looked for <a href=”http://www.asiancancer.com/cancer-topics/lung-cancer/”>lung cancer</a> treatment in Malaysia.
In 2011, I chose to take a surgery in a Malaysian hospital. In my left lung, there were two tumors but one of them was close to the artery and it was not good to be removed. Thus, the doctor only removed one tumor in my lung. And then I took chemotherapy and radiotherapy, which brought a lot of side effects to me, loss of hair, bad appetite, etc. I have bravely fought against cancer for my family and I want to survive.
After taking surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, my condition was improved and my symptoms alleviated. However, the improvement had maintained only 6 months. My lung cancer reoccurred. In 2012, doctor suggested me taking targeted therapy but the condition was not improved. In 2014, I took one session of radiofrequency ablation but the condition still did not turn better. In 2015, doctor suggested me taking general chemotherapy again but it did not bring a good effect.
I had taken many kinds of treatment. However, my condition did not improve but deteriorated. Cancer cells had spread to many parts in my body, liver, bilateral lungs, spleen, lumbar vertebrae, etc. My condition was so severe that I can not move, and my sleeping and appetite also were affected. I could only eat fluid diet and nutrition to maintain my live.
When we felt desperate in Malaysia, I decided to go to Guangzhou for lung cancer treatment. Due to my bad condition, my wife brought my medical report and participated in the symposium, which was held by <a href=”http://www.asiancancer.com/”>St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou</a>. In the symposium, the expert introduced the latest minimally invasive technologies. After the symposium, my wife consulted to the oncologist at spot and showed medical report to him. The expert told us that according to my condition, I still had a chance to control the bad condition.
We saw a glimpse of hope so we urgently arranged the visa. On October 3rd, we arrived at Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou. On the first day, my left lung was infected and I felt painful and cannot leave the bed. Thus, doctor gave me some anti-infective therapy. After 2 days, my condition turned better. On October 10th, I underwent the first session of interventional therapy. When taking interventional therapy, I kept coughing and cannot hold my breath. Until the third session of interventional therapy, my condition became better that my breath was smooth. I felt good and did not feel any pain during therapy. Quickly, one-hour treatment had passed.
Compared to general chemotherapy, interventional therapy is much better because it does not bring me any serious side effects. Doctor gave me some medicines, which could protect my liver, kidney so that I could kill my cancer cells and protect organ functions and improve immune system.
On October 18th, I took the first session of biological <a href=”http://www.asiancancer.com/technology-equipment/122.html”>immunotherapy</a>. Immunotherapy could help me improve the immune system and protect from the cancer cells. At the third week after being admitted in the hospital, I climbed the mountain. At first, I felt a little bit uncomfortable. I kept on climbing everyday and at the 6th day, I climbed up to the top of the mountain.
Recalling my 4-year anticancer experience, my condition was not stabilized. Now in Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, my condition finally has been improved and the cancer cells are effectively controlled. Thank you the medical staff in Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou for the care and love. I am getting well and hope other cancer patients could find their appropriate anticancer plan, too!