Lyn’s Triumph Over Lymphoma: A CAR-T Journey in Shanghai

🌈🌈Lyn’s Triumph Over Lymphoma: A CAR-T Journey in Shanghai! 🌟🌟 #CARTVictory

⚡️⚡️Lyn, a mother of three from Singapore, faced unexpected health challenges in 2022. She experienced persistent pain in her shoulders, neck, and upper limbs, disrupting her sleep and even affecting her ability to breathe. A visit to the emergency department at Shanghai Jiahui International Hospital revealed a shocking discovery – a massive tumor in her mediastinum, measuring 15 cm in diameter! The compression from this large mass not only caused excruciating pain but also impacted nearby organs such as the heart, major blood vessels, and lungs, leading to Superior Vena Cava Syndrome (SVCS). Lyn struggled with breathing difficulties, posing an imminent threat to her life.

🌸🌸The diagnosis pointed to “Primary Mediastinal Large B-cell Lymphoma,” a relatively uncommon subtype of lymphoma, prevalent among young individuals, particularly females. Despite undergoing various comprehensive treatments, including chemotherapy combined with targeted therapy and consolidative radiotherapy, Lyn unfortunately showed no response to these treatments. Eventually, the decision was made to pursue CAR-T cell therapy.

🧶🧶Lyn’s husband emphasized, “The cost of CAR-T treatment abroad is significantly higher than in China, and the waiting period is at least 3-6 months. We trust the medical expertise of China and Shanghai Jiahui. Their professionalism and meticulous care left a deep impression on us. Our decision was absolutely correct.”

💥💥 The treatment team at Shanghai Jiahui International Hospital, led by Director Vicky H. Lee and Dr. Lili Zhou, the head of the Hematology and Oncology Department, developed a meticulous treatment plan to navigate Lyn through the entire CAR-T therapy. They highlighted the critical importance of two stages: the period from cell collection to pre-infusion and the phase post-infusion, which poses a risk of Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS) and Immune Effector Cell-Associated Neurotoxicity Syndrome (ICANS).

🍁🍁 After careful preliminary treatments, infection screening, and confirmation through cell collection, Lyn received the CAR-T cell infusion. Following infusion, the “T-cell soldiers” proliferated successfully in her body, providing relief from tumor-related pain. Upon clinical assessment confirming stable conditions, Lyn smoothly transitioned to being discharged.

⛵️⛵️ It’s worth noting that CAR-T therapy costs comprise drug and non-drug expenses, with the overall treatment expenses significantly lower in China compared to Western countries. Shanghai Jiahui International Hospital collaborates with local high-quality medical resources such as Ruijin Hospital and Tongji Hospital, offering patients a comprehensive one-stop CAR-T diagnostic and therapeutic service.

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