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Sok Eng is a 26-year-old housewife from Cambodia who needs $224 to fund a mass removal procedure.

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March 20, 2017

Meet Sok Eng, a young mother from Cambodia. She lives with her husband and young son. In her free time, Sok Eng enjoys cooking and watching TV.

In 2014, Sok Eng developed a mass on her left foreman. The mass has continued to grow in size, leaving Sok Eng in pain.

Sok Eng traveled for four hours with her husband to reach our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for treatment. On March 20, surgeons at CSC will remove the mass and relieve Sok Eng of her pain. This surgery will cost $224, and CSC is asking for donations to help Sok Eng.

Meet Sok Eng, a young mother from Cambodia. She lives with her husband and young son. In her free time, Sok Eng enjoys cooking and watching ...

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Sok Eng's Timeline

  • March 20, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sok Eng was submitted by Evalynn Romano, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre, our medical partner in Cambodia.

  • March 20, 2017
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Sok Eng was scheduled to receive treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre.

  • March 21, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sok Eng's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Sok Eng is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Sok Eng's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $224 for Sok Eng'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.