Lung Cancer: Why Do a Biopsy When You Do Not Want Chemotherapy?

Bahasa Indonesia / Malaysia

SK is a 39-year-old lady from Indonesia. On 11 November 2011 she came to a private hospital in Penang for a general wellness check-up. She was given a clean bill of health. She went home to Jakarta feeling satisfied and happy. However, three months later SK developed fevers and breathing difficulties. There was fluid in her lungs. Pleural tapping was done – four litres of fluid was tapped out. The doctor suggested a biopsy followed by chemotherapy. She refused and came to Kuala Lumpur for a second opinion. Here, pleural tapping, biopsy and a CT scan was done. Again she refused chemotherapy.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s