Sithoeun is a 43-year-old mother of two from Cambodia. Her husband works in construction, and she sells fruit from a cart on the back of her motorbike. At home, she enjoys watching TV in her free time.
Three years ago, she noticed a mass growing on her nose. Over time it has gotten bigger, and she has even tried using whitening skin cream from her local market to make it go away. She has been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, a common type of skin cancer, which needs removal surgically. She is concerned that the mass will grow bigger and lead to cancer.
Sithoeun traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On February 6th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, will remove the mass. Sithoeun needs help to raise $273 to fund this procedure.
After surgery, she hopes we will remove the wound on her nose and look better.
Sithoeun is a 43-year-old mother of two from Cambodia. Her husband works in construction, and she sells fruit from a cart on the back of her...
Sithoeun underwent surgery to remove a mass and prevent its further spread.
Sithoeun traveled to our medical partner CSC for diagnosis and treatment of her skin lesion. Surgeons successfully removed the cancer and applied a skin graft to match the shape of the defect. She remained at the hospital with a sterile compress on the wound to make sure the graft was successful. Sithoeun also took antibiotics to decrease the risk of re-infection and was then able to return home. She was advised to keep her face out of the sun. This surgery will change her life because the risk of further complications has greatly decreased and she is happy she can return to work without feeling embarrassed any more.
Sithoeun shared: “I am very happy that I had surgery on my face with this specialist surgeon and got a good result. I felt comfortable and safe at the hospital, and am very grateful for the care.”
Sithoeun traveled to our medical partner CSC for diagnosis and treatment of her skin lesion. Surgeons successfully removed the cancer and ap...