Lung-Brain Cancer from Jakarta
Dear Prof Chris,
My name is K H and I am from Jakarta, Indonesia. I would like to go to Penang and meet you to consult regarding my father ASAP. But do we need to do any appointment before? Or we can just come any time?
Here is a short story about my father:
My father has a lung cancer and it was diagnosed around 1,5 years ago. He felt uncomfortable around his left chest so he went for a medical checkup, and they found out that there was liquid inside his lung. So he went for a surgery and they found out that the cancer was stage 3B.
Not long after the first surgery was taken, the cancer cell spread to the abdomen because they found liquid around that area (apparently his cancer cell is the type that produce liquid). We took the liquid out, but the liquid came back again.
Then the cell spread to the brain because there is liquid in his brain. Then we took it out also, but the doctor said that the liquid in his brain can only be taken out twice or three times a year, but my dad has took it us four times.
So his status now is weak, doctor has stopped his chemo so currently he doesn’t have any medication and he has been hospitalised for almost a month. He still has the energy to walk and to talk, but the only concern is he keeps on vomiting, and couldn’t eat, because he will keeps on vomiting again.
Also, for 3 weeks, he couldn’t catch the conversation like usual. He will forget things, and keep on repeating certain words. We understand it might be the liquid inside his brain is increasing and the liquid pressured the brain, and that’s why he keeps on vomiting.
We don’t know what to do… we have no direction. We thought drinking herbal might makes him at least better or we can see an improvement. Thanks for your attention Prof, hope to receiving your email really, really soon.
Reply: Yes, come and see me with all the medical reports and scans ….. Friday at 3 pm on wards or Sunday at 7 pm on wards.