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Success! Theany from Cambodia raised $231 to fund mass removal surgery.

Theany
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  • $231 raised, $0 to go
$231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Theany's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2022.

Photo of Theany post-operation

February 2, 2022

Theany underwent mass removal surgery.

Theany and her mother traveled for two hours to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for treatment of the mass on her jaw. Surgeons performed a successful intra-oral resection of her tumor and anticipate that it will not recur. Her medical team shared that, although most of the tumor was removed, she will need to return each month to CSC for a check-up. Theany will eat only soft foods for several weeks and rinse her mouth several times each day to decrease her risk of infection. Theany shared that she is finally feeling optimistic her jaw will heal.

Theany’s mother said, “We are so happy we could get treatment for my daughter’s jaw. The staff was so kind to everyone, and we would like to thank the surgeons and the donors who helped my daughter.”

Theany and her mother traveled for two hours to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), for treatment of the mass on her jaw....

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December 3, 2021

Theany is a 31-year-old farmer with four siblings, including one brother and three sisters. She lives with her mother, while her father sadly passed away many years ago. In her free time, she enjoys watching television, reading books, and cooking.

Three years ago, Theany developed a mass on her face. Six months ago, she had a biopsy at a local hospital and was diagnosed with an ameloblastoma, or a rare benign tumor in the jawbone that often grows aggressively. She experiences swelling and pain, it is difficult for her to eat or drink, and her self-esteem has fallen dramatically.

Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping Theany to receive treatment. She traveled to CSC’s care center where, on December 3rd, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Theany needs help raising $231 to fund her procedure and care.

Theany shared that she hopes after surgery her face will look normal, and she will have no pain.

Theany is a 31-year-old farmer with four siblings, including one brother and three sisters. She lives with her mother, while her father sadl...

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Theany's Timeline

  • December 3, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Theany was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • December 3, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Theany received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre in Cambodia. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • December 9, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Theany's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 27, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Theany's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 2, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Theany's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $231 for Theany's treatment
Hospital Fees
$34
Medical Staff
$99
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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