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Success! Channa from Cambodia raised $231 to fund mass excision surgery.

Channa
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  • $231 raised, $0 to go
$231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Channa's treatment was fully funded on September 2, 2021.

Photo of Channa post-operation

September 20, 2021

Channa underwent mass excision surgery so she can return to school.

Channa and her mother traveled for two hours on difficult roads to reach our medical partner Children’s Surgical Centre, where she underwent a successful surgery to remove a noncancerous tumor. Channa will undergo physical therapy for the first week or so at the hospital before returning to their province. Channa looks forward to returning to school and focusing on her studies, especially on Khmer history which she shared that she loves learning about.

Smiling, Channa told us that she feels grateful that surgeons were able to remove the tumor so she can grow up normally. Channa’s mother also appreciates the support, “I am so thankful that Channa’s tumor will not grow back and she can be a normal child. Thank you to the staff and everyone who helped to pay for her surgery.”

Channa and her mother traveled for two hours on difficult roads to reach our medical partner Children's Surgical Centre, where she underwent...

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August 5, 2021

Channa is an 11-year-old student and an only child. Her parents are farmers who grow rice during the rainy season and vegetables during the dry season. She is in the sixth grade at school and likes to read and do math.

Six months ago, she noticed that a mass had appeared on her right arm. The mass was small at first, but has grown quickly. She experiences pain and discomfort in the area where the mass is located and it is difficult for her to write.

Channa and her mother traveled to visit our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, to receive treatment. On August 5th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Channa’s family needs help raising $231 to fund this procedure.

Channa’s mother shared, “I hope that the mass can be removed and not come back, so that my child can be comfortable at school. I am excited to see her smiling with her friends again.”

Channa is an 11-year-old student and an only child. Her parents are farmers who grow rice during the rainy season and vegetables during the ...

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Channa's Timeline

  • August 5, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 5, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Channa 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 7, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Channa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 2, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Channa's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 20, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Channa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Remove FB / Cyst / Lesion / Mass
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $231 for Channa'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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