May 2013, bloated stomach – diagnosed as gastric problem.
Gastric drugs did not cure.
Had consulted 7 doctors.
Consulted specialist in a hospital in Jakarta. Diagnosed as leukemia.
Came to Penang, Malaysia – bone marrow biopsy, confirmed Leukemia – AML.
Had chemotherapy – 6 cycles, from June 2013 until February 2014.
Costs almost RM 100,000.
Blood tests on February 11, 2014, fine.
Follow up after 3 months, May 6, 2014, Recurrence, extremely low platelets, only 4.
The doctor said chemo again, try 2 cycles first. Need to pay RM 50,000.
Before undergoing chemotherapy did you ever ask the doctor these questions:
1. Can chemotherapy cure you?
2. What is the total cost of the chemo treatment?
3. How long would you have to undergo chemotherapy?