Urgent Fundraising – Tang Beng Teong (Liver Cancer)

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“I fainted. And later, the doctor confirmed that a tumour in my liver had burst. The doctor also diagnosed me with terminal liver cancer. After receiving treatment, the doctor found it was miraculous that the burst tumour did not spread or metastasise to other organs. He recommended I take oral chemotherapy medication. I hope the public can help me get through this. I want to live a few more years.”

65-year-old Tang Beng Teong from Penang was sent to the hospital after he fainted last year. The doctor conducted a check and discovered that a tumour in his liver burst and caused internal bleeding. The doctor performed surgery to stop the bleeding and diagnosed him with liver cancer. He later underwent surgery to remove the cancer cells.

After the surgery, the doctor recommended he take oral chemotherapy medication to prevent the cancer cells from spreading. His friends have funded his early-stage medications. Now, he is short of RM35,000 for medicines and examination fees, so he hopes the public can help him overcome the difficulties.

【Although he had terminal liver cancer and the doctor had removed 40% of his liver, the patient did not experience a lot of pain. His face is still rosy, and he can walk like a healthy man. He has been taking oral chemotherapy medicines for half a year, and the results are positive, as the medication has successfully inhibited the growth of the cancer cells】

Beng Teong used to have high cholesterol, high blood pressure and high sugar levels. He always took medicine on time. However, in the past three to four months, he experienced stomach bloating and discomfort almost once a week, and the pain was relieved after he took painkillers, so he did not take the matter seriously.

In October last year, his goddaughter sent him to the hospital after discovering he had fainted at home. After examination, the doctor found a tumour in his liver. The tumour burst and caused internal bleeding, so the doctor immediately performed surgery to stop the bleeding. The doctor later diagnosed him with liver cancer and referred him to the General Hospital for a cancer cell removal surgery.

The doctor diagnosed him with pulmonary oedema as he had mild asthma and excessive phlegm. However, his condition was not serious. After receiving treatment at the hospital for over a month, he could move freely. Therefore, the doctor allowed him to be discharged. The doctor claimed that his condition was a miracle because, in most cases, the liver tumour that burst would spread to other organs, causing bacterial infection. Patients who underwent liver remover would need a longer period to recover, but Beng Teong did not experience too much pain.

The doctor recommended Beng Teong take oral chemotherapy medications for at least a year to prevent the recurrence of cancer cells. However, he needs to pay for the medication. His classmates and friends have funded part of the medication expenses, and he was unable to afford the substantial medical bill. Hence, he approached One Hope Charity for help.

When he was young, Beng Teong worked as a supervisor at construction sites in Penang and Kuala Lumpur. His wife died young in a car accident, and he raised his son alone. At the same time, he had a friend who was an alcoholic and irresponsible, so he took up the responsibility of supporting his friend’s daughter financially, especially with living and education expenses.

He has lost contact with his only son for a few decades. After retiring at 62, he moved to stay with his goddaughter, whom he treated like his daughter. He also started working as an e-hailing driver to earn a meagre income to support the family.

His goddaughter is a housewife. Her husband works in a bakery with little income. He needs to work part-time, taking orders and making cakes to ensure his income is sufficient to support the family. The couple has a five-year-old son. In the past, the goddaughter has been accompanying and taking charge of his needs during his hospitalisation.

After reviewing the case following a home visit, One Hope Charity decided to assist Tang Beng Teong in raising his medical expenses. His 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.

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