Language: Bahasa Indonesia / Malaysia
Ati is a 44-year-old lady from Acheh, Indonesia. In early 2011, the nipple in her right breast retracted. There was no discharge, but she felt pulling pains. Although Ati was a staff in a hospital, she refused medical treatment. She went to seek the help of a sinseh in Medan and was took his herbs. Since this did not help, she came to a private hospital in Penang in February 2011.
In Penang, Ati underwent a mastectomy. The histopathology report indicated an infriltrating ductal carcinoma, Stage 2 (T2bN1Mx). One of the five axillary lymph nodes was positive for metastatic cancer.
Ati went back to Acheh and started to take the tea of sour sop leaves for about one and half months. She came back to see her surgeon again for a follow up. An MRI done on 8 April indicated multiple ill define mixed lytic and sclerotic lesions involving the spine – predominantly at the lower thoracic and lumbar spine as well as in the pelvis.
She declined chemotherapy. MRI done on 5 December 2011 revealed extensive vertebral metastasis involving thoracic and lumbar spine. Fracture at L4 vertebra and bilateral neuroforaminal narrowing at L4/5 and L3/4.
Ati and her husband came to seek our help on 8 December 2011. She presented with severe pains in her backbone and wind in her abdomen. She was prescribed some herbs. On 1 January, 2012 Ati came back complaining of persisting severe pain. We put her on e-Therapy to help her with her pains and restricted mobility.