Urgent Fundraising – Chan Nyok Yen (Lymphoma)



"I have dedicated my entire life to my husband, my children, and my family. If I can defeat this illness, I want to live for myself for once. Please help me raise the necessary medical funds!"

Chan Nyok Yen from Sungai Petani, Kedah, discovered a tumor in her neck lymph nodes. After medical examination, she was diagnosed with mixed cellularity classic Hodgkin lymphoma. She is seeking to raise the remaining RM79,000 for her medical treatment.

【After completing two chemotherapy courses and undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation, the cancer cells have relapsed, and the doctor has suggested immunotherapy】

58-year-old Chan Nyok Yen from Kedah discovered a tumor in her thigh lymph nodes in 2018, which was later confirmed to be benign after removal and examination.

In 2022, she felt small lumps on both sides of her neck, which grew to the size of fish balls. After seeking medical attention, she was diagnosed with stage III lymphoma. The doctor recommended two rounds of chemotherapy, totaling nine sessions, followed by an autologous stem cell transplant in October 2023.

During the past treatment period, she experienced no major discomfort, just a poor appetite and hair loss. She continued regular check-ups, but in February this year, her blood count dropped significantly. Tests revealed a relapse of cancer cells, and the doctor recommended monoclonal antibody therapy, a form of immunotherapy. This antibody can specifically bind to certain cells or proteins, such as T cells, stimulating the patient's immune system to attack cancer cells.

Despite receiving a discount on medication, the patient still needs to cover RM84,000 for the medication costs. Her children can only afford RM5,000, and the family is seeking help due to financial constraints.

Chan Nyok Yen and her husband, Mak Kam Sing (62), have been making Nyonya cakes at home for 10 years. Before her illness, the couple sold cakes at the market, but after she fell ill, they switched to placing their products at hawker stalls, earning about RM4,000 monthly. The couple has three children, aged between 24 and 27, who are regular workers and unable to cover their mother's medical expenses, prompting them to seek assistance.

After a home visit and assessment, One Hope Charity decided to help raise the necessary RM79,000 for medical expenses. Chan Nyok Yen and her family agreed to entrust the fundraising to One Hope Charity, which will also collect donations. One Hope Charity will allocate RM5,000 from the "Emergency Medical Reserved Fund" for this case. For any inquiries, please contact One Hope Charity hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-4192 192, 019-2322 192, or 018-911 4192.

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