My name is Salwana Mohd Dadiri, better known as Anna or Salwa among friends and relatives.
I am a breast cancer patient. I was first diagnosed with cancer back in August 2017. I went through a series of check-ups which include biopsy, mammogram and ultra sound in September 2017.
Results from the checkups indicate that I had a lump on my right breast after which the Specialist recommended that I go through lumpectomy surgery to remove the lump in October 2017.
Result from the lumpectomy surgery in November 2017 confirms the lump contains cancerous cells after which the Specialist suggested that I need to go for mastectomy to remove the whole infected right breast together with 19 lymph nodes which was subsequently done in December 2017.
After the surgery I was referred to the Oncologist in February 2018 whom had diagnosed that I have Stage 1 Grade 1 cancer with Her-2 positive. Even though it was Stage 1, but my Her-2 positive with Ki67 proliferative index reading reaches 70%.
In view of the diagnosis, the Oncologist subsequently suggested that I need to go through chemotherapy with the following medications:
- Doxatexel- 6 cycles
- Carboplatin- 6 cycles
- Herceptin- 17 cycles
The chemotherapy cycle is once every 3 weeks.
Unfortunately the local General Hospital is unable to supply the Herceptin medication. I was advised to personally purchase the Herceptin from the registered pharmacy.
My findings on Herceptin indicate that it is specifically meant for Her-2 positive.
However, the cost for Herceptin is RM7,300 per cycle. With the prescribed 17 cycles, I need to raise RM124,100.
At the moment, I have managed to secure 3 cycles from the Johor Islamic Council and contributions from friends and family members.Therefore I still need to raise fund for the balance of 14 cycles up to February 2019, amounting to RM102,200. Thank You