A Chinese woman pictured above suffering from a very rare form of tissue cancer has seen her neck and face swell to several times bigger than that of an average person.
Footage released online by volunteers of a non-governmental organisation who said she may need to receive treatment abroad if she is beyond the help of doctors in China, show a recent visit to the woman’s home, where they tried to understand how she has been surviving with neuroblastoma that is said could also have been inherited from one of her parents, because according to studies, but without a proper diagnosis the full scope of the woman’s condition remains unclear.
In the clip, the woman and her mother explain that they have been living off their local village’s subsidies – and that she is still able to eat despite the serious swelling. The money, however, is nowhere near enough to get her treatment, which depending on the severity of the illness could include surgery or radiation.
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