This is one of his CT-scan films; it showed a large tumour involving the left kidney. This is most probably a Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) - kanser buah pinggang.
He was told of the diagnosis, treatment and the prognosis with and without treatment.
And the expected happened; the Kelantanese syndrome. He disappeared, I hope temporarily.
5 years ago, I operated on a 33 year old man with similar cancer; he survived. Now happily married and last week called me to inform me that he just got a baby girl.
The cancer was well-encapsulated, the capsule wasn't breached by the cancer. No chemotherapy was given.
And these are CT-scan picture of other patient with similar cancer on the right side (see how huge it is) and the picture of the removed specimen.
See, the cancer had breached the capsule, she was given chemotherapy. Two and a half years later, she came back with bone and brain secondaries (kanser merebak ke otak dan tulang) and died soon after.
Kadang-kadang, saya tak faham dengan orang kita. Bila doktor kata kanser, dia mungkin dengar risa; buang tak apa, tak buang pun tak apa.
In Kelantan, risa (pronounced reeso) is a benign tumour of the skin or subcutaneous structures; it could be a lipoma, sebaceous cyst, ganglion, etc.