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Thol is a farmer from Cambodia who needs $220 to fund mass removal surgery.

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August 2, 2017

Thol is a 64-year-old farmer from Cambodia. He is married with four daughters and one son. In his free time, he likes to listen to the news on the radio, watch the boxing channel on TV, and chat with friends.

About eight years ago, Thol developed a painful mass on his face. He has been diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, a non-invasive form of skin cancer.

Thol heard about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), from his neighbor. He traveled for four hours with his wife to reach CSC for treatment. On August 2, surgeons will remove the lesion to help Thol feel comfortable again. He may then need to return to CSC for a skin graft procedure to cover the wound.

CSC requests $220 to cover Thol’s treatment.

Thol is a 64-year-old farmer from Cambodia. He is married with four daughters and one son. In his free time, he likes to listen to the news ...

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Thol's Timeline

  • August 2, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 02, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Thol received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre.

  • August 16, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Thol's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 21, 2017
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Thol's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Thol is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $220 for Thol's treatment
Hospital Fees
$34
Medical Staff
$88
Medication
$0
Supplies
$40
Labs
$3
Radiology
$55
  • 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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