The woman was free of disease and pain, but she felt a small hard lump in her breast. She ignored it due to a lack of knowledge. Her breasts swelled and pusted three years later. She was referred to a specialist hospital for examination after seeking medical treatment in the clinic and was diagnosed with breast cancer. The woman had her breast removed and underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
After undergoing treatment, 62-year-old Cheah Soo Heong wanted to stop several times, but the thought of her family compelled her to continue. During routine follow-up visits, the cancer cells were discovered to have spread. The doctor advised taking an oral medication to prevent the spread of cancer cells. However, the cost of the medications increased month after month, prompting she to seek assistance.
【Various side effects occurred during the treatment process, including not only vomiting and hair loss, but also loss of appetite and nausea, and the weight dropped from more than 50kg to 39kg】
In 2017, Cheah Soo Heong from Kulim, Kedah, felt a small hard lump in her breast but did not seek medical attention. Her breasts began to swell and leak pus in 2019. Cheah Soo Heong was worried and went to the clinic for a check-up. Because of her serious condition, the doctor referred her to the hospital for a thorough examination.
Cheah Soo Heong has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The doctor advised a course of treatment. After completing 12 rounds of chemotherapy, she underwent surgery to remove the breast after the tumour shrank, followed by 5 rounds of radiotherapy. In the end, the cancer cells were defeated, and Cheah Soo Heong required six-month follow-up visits for observation.
During the period, the doctor also advised her to take medicine to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. She received a year of medicine from the National Cancer Center (MAKNA), and the doctors and nurses she met would arrange for Cheah Soo Heong to use the medicine when a patient passed away.
A computerised tomography (CT) scan performed on Cheah Soo Heong in November 2022 revealed that the cancer cells had spread to the bones, liver, and lungs. To control the condition, the doctor suggested changing the medication. The patient is required to pay a monthly medication fee of RM6,850. Because of the enormous medical expenses, the family has no choice but to seek assistance.
Cheah Soo Heong has previously worked as a housewife. Her 70-year-old husband, used to be a truck driver. He resigned so that he could care for his wife. He is currently working at his wife's uncle's cooking stall for RM30 per day. The couple has a 38-year-old daughter who is married.
After reviewing the case, One Hope Charity decided to raise all the medical expenditures that Cheah Soo Heong needed. Her family agreed to fully authorise One Hope Charity to take charge of the fundraising and collect donations from the well-wishers on their behalf. Call One Hope Charity’s hotline at 04-539 9212, 016-419 2192, 019-232 2192 or 018-911 4192 if you have questions.