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Success! Bunthy from Cambodia raised $231 to fund removing a mass on her neck.

Bunthy
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  • $231 raised, $0 to go
$231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bunthy's treatment was fully funded on March 4, 2021.

Photo of Bunthy post-operation

March 5, 2021

Bunthy underwent a mass removal procedure.

Bunthy has completed her surgery to remove the lipoma from the right side of her neck. Her surgery also stopped the drainage and discomfort she was previously experiencing. After daily dressing changes and a week of antibiotics to reduce the chance of post-operative infection, Bunthy returned home. She will return in one month for a follow-up appointment, and she already feels much more confident that her life will be better.

Her son said, “I’m so happy because she can go work, hear better, go outside, and I’m thankful to the doctors and nurses who helped my mom.”

Bunthy has completed her surgery to remove the lipoma from the right side of her neck. Her surgery also stopped the drainage and discomfort ...

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December 15, 2020

Bunthy is a 52-year-old farmer from Cambodia. She is married and lives with her husband and their four children. They have three sons and one daughter. Bunthy’s husband is also a farmer. She enjoys cooking for her family and visiting with her friends who live nearby.

Ten years ago Bunthy developed a slowly growing mass on her left neck. She experiences mild pain, occasional fevers, and it is increasingly difficult for her to hear out of her left ear.

Bunthy traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On December 15th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Bunthy needs help to raise $231 to fund this procedure.

Bunthy said, “After the surgery I will be much more comfortable and feel better.”

Bunthy is a 52-year-old farmer from Cambodia. She is married and lives with her husband and their four children. They have three sons and on...

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Bunthy's Timeline

  • December 15, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bunthy was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • December 15, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bunthy received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. 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 17, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bunthy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 04, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bunthy's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 05, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bunthy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $231 for Bunthy'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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.