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Vietnamese surgeons save Japanese engineer with rectal cancer

Vietnamese surgeons of the National Cancer Hospital in Hanoi had performed an operation on a Japanese 62-year-old engineer to remove a 4x5 tumor in his rectum, said the hospital yesterday.


Vietnamese surgeons save Japanese engineer with rectal cancer

Udagawa KemlChi has been living and working for construction company Kanto in Vietnam for eight years. He decided to choose the hospital for the surgery though he is covered by health insurance in Japan
Before, the patient had experienced general abdominal discomfort, constipation, feeling that the bowel does not empty completely, stools that are narrower or have a different shape than usual but he hadn’t had medical check-up.
Till he had blood in the stool, he was rushed to the hospital for check-up. After carrying out testing, scan, and colonoscopy, he was diagnosed to have developing rectal cancer. Patient KemlChi was undergoing radiotherapy and an operation.
The surgeons had performed the operation last December. The operation was quite difficult because tumors had invaded the pelvic wall but at last, the surgeons had removed the whole tumor .
Medical experts advised patients who experience general abdominal discomfort, constipation, feeling that the bowel does not empty completely, stools that are narrower or have a different shape than usual to go to infirmary for check-up.

By NGUYEN QUOC - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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