Dear blogger and casual reader,
This is to let you know that we have uploaded this case report:
Surgery and Radiotherapy Did Not Cure Cervical Cancer: Recurrence After Twelve Years
An Tee was fifty-five years old when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. This was in 1996.She underwent surgery to remove the cancer and this was followed by twelve external-radiation treatments. In addition, she received internal-radiation treatment. Ten years after this “apparent cure” An Tee started to cough. Her doctor did not consider anything amiss and she was told everything was alright. In August 2006, i.e., twelve years after her diagnosis, An Tee was told that her kidney was not functioning well. A CT scan of the chest indicated both lungs were studded with numerous nodular lesions.
An Tee had been on the herbs for the past 9 months. Then at about 7.30 a.m., 15 June 2009, our phone rang. We were told An Tee had just expired. The only daughter in my grandfather’s family was lost to cancer. In spite of this loss, we were glad that at the end, An Tee did not suffer any pains. At the later stage of her illness, An Tee became breathless and she had to use oxygen mask to help her breathe better. That was about the only discomfort she had.
I flew home to be with An Tee’s family during this time of grief. Her face looked sweet and natural. This image remained imprinted in my mind. Above all, everyone in the family remained grateful that she died without any pain or suffering, that is so typical of many cancer deaths. When her time came, she took two deep intake of air that morning and she passed off.
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