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Success! Aisas from Cambodia raised $231 to fund removal of a mass on her leg.

Aisas
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  • $231 raised, $0 to go
$231
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Aisas's treatment was fully funded on September 11, 2020.

Photo of Aisas post-operation

July 10, 2020

Aisas underwent removal of a mass on her leg.

Aisas’ surgery was successful. The mass has been removed from her leg, and her wound is healing normally. Her sutures will be removed after ten days, and she will have a followup appointment to ensure there is no recurrent mass. She is walking easily and feels no pain. Once she has fully recovered, she will be able to return to work with increased confidence and independence.

Aisas shared, “My leg looks really good, and I have no more pain. I am happy that I will be able to show my family that this mass is gone forever.”

Aisas' surgery was successful. The mass has been removed from her leg, and her wound is healing normally. Her sutures will be removed after ...

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June 9, 2020

Aisas is a 51-year-old baker from Cambodia. She has five children, and four grandchildren. Her husband is a farmer and livestock seller. Aisas makes Khmer cake to sell locally. In her free time, she takes care of her grandchildren, cooks for her family, and helps to look after the cows.

Two years ago, Aisas started to develop a mass on her left leg. She visited a local hospital and was diagnosed with plexiform neurofibroma, a kind of tumor. It is benign but recently Aisas has started to feel pain in her leg while walking, and she is uncomfortable with the appearance of the mass.

Aisas traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On June 9th, surgeons at our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), will remove the mass. Now, Aisas needs help to raise $231 to fund this procedure.

Aisas said, “I hope that this mass is gone forever once the surgery is successful, and that I have no more pain when I am walking.”

Aisas is a 51-year-old baker from Cambodia. She has five children, and four grandchildren. Her husband is a farmer and livestock seller. Ais...

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Aisas's Timeline

  • June 9, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 09, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Aisas 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.

  • June 10, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aisas's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 10, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Aisas's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 11, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aisas's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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