Eng is a 65-year-old male. In 2007 he underwent an angioplasty procedure. Sometime in July 2009, he suffered from indigestion and nausea. Then in August 2008, he vomited blood. He was admitted into a government hospital. A biopsy done on 23 October 2009 indicated large cell, B-cell type gastric non-Hodgkin;s Lymphoma of intermediate grade.
He underwent chemotherapy with modified CHOP. Despite the lower dosage given, he suffered many side effects after only one cycle of chemotherapy: nausea, vomiting, fevers, slow heartbeat, hardening of lung, stroke, uncontrolled hypertension. Life was difficult for Eng. He had no strength and was unable to urinate. He was scheduled for radiotherapy. He refused. Eng’s daughter came to seek our help on 17 January, 2010.