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Success! Srey Pov from Cambodia raised $231 to fund a mass excision on her neck.

Srey Pov
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  • $231 raised, $0 to go
$231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Srey Pov's treatment was fully funded on September 20, 2021.

Photo of Srey Pov post-operation

October 13, 2021

Srey Pov underwent a mass removal on her neck.

Srey Pov had a brachial cyst removed from her neck. Although she was not able to return for her one-week follow-up due to the COVID pandemic, her surgeons shared that the procedure went well and they are confident she’ll have a full recovery. She will be able to return to school and shared that she is excited to work toward her dream of becoming a teacher.

Srey Pov had a brachial cyst removed from her neck. Although she was not able to return for her one-week follow-up due to the COVID pandemic...

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August 26, 2021

Srey Pov is a 15-year-old student and the youngest of six children in her family. She lives with her parents who are potato farmers. She is in 7th grade and her best subjects in school are math and Khmer literature. In the future, Srey Pov would like to be a teacher.

Since she was born, Srey Pov has had a mass on the right side of her neck. Over time, the mass has grown larger and she experiences swelling and pain.

Srey Pov traveled to visit our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), to receive treatment. On August 26th, surgeons at CSC will remove the mass. Now, Srey Pov needs help to raise $231 to fund this procedure.

Srey Pov shared, “I hope the tumor will be removed easily and I can be free of pain and not worry about it growing larger.”

Srey Pov is a 15-year-old student and the youngest of six children in her family. She lives with her parents who are potato farmers. She is ...

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Srey Pov's Timeline

  • August 26, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 26, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Srey Pov 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.

  • August 27, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Srey Pov's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 20, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Srey Pov's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 13, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Srey Pov'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 Srey Pov'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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