Breast Cancer is the second most cancer in women in Cambodia  

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Mrs. Rem Chhavon and her son at surgical ward

Mrs. Rem Chhavon is a 50 year old from Banteay Meanchey Province which is 386km far from Phnom Penh. She came to the Sihanouk Hospital Canter of HOPE to received free operation and medical care on 1st March 2016, currently Mrs Chhavon live in a small rent room with her sister in Banteay Meanchey Province. She is a widow woman and had 6 children 4 of them work at Thailand and 2 of them lived another district from her; her husband was died since 2000. She is a housekeeper; she can only find $4 a day for supporting her daily life and room.

Mrs. Chhavon said she was feeling pain on her breast almost 5 years, but she though that it was normal. Since last year, she felt abnormal painful on her left breast, and she used Khmer traditional medicine for treatment but the result still not better. She decided to see the doctor at her province, according to ultrasound the result came up with negative way. She had to do biopsy for analysis the mass; due to her lack financial, doctor at Banteay Meanchey province recommended her come to Sihanouk Hospital Canter of HOPE. She had to spend almost a day for traveling and 110,000 riel for transportation, she got the money from her children. She had received breast carcinoma (Favor of IDC G2) RO with mastitis from our hospital. With hopeful,

“ I was really lucky that I arrived in Sihanouk Hospital Center of HOPE otherwise I might spend much money and waiting to die, I am really grateful to SHCH for providing free medical  care. I will share about the information of breast cancer to her relative and her neighbors. ”

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