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Chhung Sing is a young boy from Cambodia who needs $220 to fund a mass removal procedure.

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July 14, 2017

Chhung Sing is a four-year-old boy from Cambodia. He has one sister and one brother. He likes to be looked after by his mother at home and watch the cartoon channel on TV.

Chhung Sing recently developed a mass of his right wrist. As a result, he experiences pain, itchiness, and discomfort.

Chhung Sing’s parents heard about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), because his grandmother had eye surgery at CSC before. Chhung Sing traveled for four hours with his father to reach CSC for treatment.

On July 14, surgeons at CSC will remove the mass to allow Chhung Sing to use his right hand comfortably. The $220 requested to fund Chhung Sing’s treatment will cover the full cost of the procedure, including a hospital stay, labs, supplies, radiology, and surgeon time.

Chhung Sing is a four-year-old boy from Cambodia. He has one sister and one brother. He likes to be looked after by his mother at home and w...

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Chhung Sing's Timeline

  • July 14, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 14, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chhung Sing received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre.

  • August 04, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chhung Sing's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 04, 2017
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Chhung Sing's treatment update from Children's Surgical Centre.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Chhung Sing 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 Chhung Sing'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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