Cervical Cancer: Eighty-Nine Percent Chance of Cure Vanished

Language: Hokkien

BH is a 65-year-old lady from Indonesia. In July 2011, she was diagnosed with carcinoma of the cervix. She underwent radiotherapy: 25 sessions of external beam radiation and 3 sessions of internal radiation. She also received 2 cycles of chemotherapy.
All treatments were completed in October 2011. She felt well and believed she was cured. But four months later, a CT scan showed metastatic progression of disease to her lungs. She was asked to go for more treatment: 6 cycles of chemotherapy and 5 sessions of radiotherapy. She declined and sought our help in February 2012. This is her story.

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