Proton therapy for Dine Rietinam, a patient with malignant pleural mesothelioma

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Dine Rietinam was able to go for the treatment by herself easily. Every time, when she came out from the operation room after the proton therapy, she would use her hand to make the victory gesture to show that she was confident with the therapy and her life. 

  

Name: Dine Rietinam
Gender: Female
Nationality: Holland
Age: 72
Disease: Malignant pleural mesothelioma
Treatment procedure: Proton therapy
Hospital: 
Zibo Wanjie Cancer Hospital

Before proton therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Dine Rietinam is a 7 year old patient from Holland with malignant pleural mesothelioma. She had searched for many local medical centers for her condition; however, she got no improvements. She finally decided to have a try of proton therapy in Zibo Wanjie Cancer Hospital of China with her family.

Before she started the proton therapy, her general condition was poor. She felt depressed as she did not find effective treatments for her condition and her condition became severe. Her movements were confined in a wheelchair due to her poor condition.

Treatment procedure

Comprehensive proton therapy and close medical care

 

After proton therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma

After one month of proton therapy for her malignant pleural mesothelioma, Dine Rietinam’s condition was improved significantly.

She had no strength and her condition was quite poor, she could only go to the operation room to have proton therapy via her wheelchair at the beginning. As time passed, she was able to go for the treatment by herself easily. Every time, when she came out from the operation room after the proton therapy, she would use her hand to make the victory gesture to show that she was confident with the therapy and her life. Dine Rietinam and her family were quite happy and satisfied with the proton therapy when she was discharged.