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Success! Dean from Cambodia raised $224 to fund a mass removal procedure.

Dean
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$224
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$0
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Fully funded
Dean's treatment was fully funded on January 1, 2017.

Photo of Dean post-operation

January 31, 2017

Dean underwent a successful mass removal procedure.

Surgeons removed a mass about three centimeters in diameter. Her sutures were removed one week later. Her wound is completely healed, and she does not experience any pain. Dean feels more comfortable now.

Dean says, “I’m so happy to go back home and look after my grandchildren.”

Surgeons removed a mass about three centimeters in diameter. Her sutures were removed one week later. Her wound is completely healed, and sh...

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December 1, 2016

Dean is a 65-year-old woman with four sons and three daughters. She likes to cook and look after her grandchildren.

Ten years ago, Dean developed a mass near her right ear. In March of this year, the mass became very painful. She could no longer sleep.

When Dean learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), she traveled for five hours to seek treatment. She was diagnosed with a parotid tumor, an abnormal growth within the salivary glands. On December 2, CSC surgeons performed a parotidectomy to remove the mass. After recovery, Dean will no longer feel pain. CSC is requesting $224 to fund this procedure.

“I hope that I can be better again,” says Dean.

Dean is a 65-year-old woman with four sons and three daughters. She likes to cook and look after her grandchildren. Ten years ago, Dean d...

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Dean's Timeline

  • December 1, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dean was submitted by Anne McMurrey, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • December 02, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dean received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre.

  • December 15, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dean's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 01, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dean's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 31, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dean's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $224 for Dean's treatment
Hospital Fees
$132
Medical Staff
$79
Medication
$5
Supplies
$8
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients will present with a growing mass. Depending on its location, the mass may cause pain and difficulty breathing or swallowing. Foreign bodies include shrapnel and other objects that do not belong in the human body. Masses, cysts, and tumors are abnormal tissue growths.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Disturbances from foreign bodies/masses/cysts/tumors can be cosmetic, limit function, cause pain, and damage internal organs.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Foreign bodies, such as shrapnel from landmines, are more common in Cambodia than the United States, especially in rural areas. It is estimated that there may be as many as four to six million mines and other pieces of unexploded ordnance in Cambodia.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

If the foreign body/mass/cyst/tumor is superficial, the removal procedure can be done under local anesthesia. Removal of deeper objects or large tumors requires general anesthesia.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

This treatment improves a patient's appearance and function, reduces pain, and limits risk of damage to other body parts.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Risks are minor but depend on the site, size, and aggressiveness of the foreign body/mass/cyst/tumor.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Simple removal procedures can be done at local district or provincial hospitals, but patients must pay. Patients come to CSC because they cannot afford the procedure at their local hospital.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

For most masses, there are no alternatives. For aggressive tumors, patients may undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy to reduce the tumor.

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