“Successful Treatment of Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Compassionate Care: A Patient’s Journey at SCEH”

A 48-year-old gentleman came to SCEH with a rapidly growing lesion in front of his left ear, involving his ear lobule and the area behind his ear. Despite seeking help from multiple government hospitals, he faced delays in scheduling surgery, which exacerbated the size of the lesion. Additionally, he had a skin condition known as discoid lupus erythematosus, causing whitish patches on his skin. A biopsy confirmed the lesion as squamous cell carcinoma of the skin.

Our ENT department performed an extensive surgical procedure, including wide local excision of the lesion, superficial parotidectomy, neck dissection, and reconstruction using a cervicofacial flap, all at a significantly subsidized rate. However, the patient also required adjuvant treatment in the form of concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy, which he couldn't afford.

The dedicated medical team at our ENT department went above and beyond to secure early slots for radiotherapy and chemotherapy at a government hospital. Thanks to their efforts, the patient received the necessary treatments and is now cancer-free. He is a testament to the compassionate and successful care provided by SCEH.

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