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Skin cancer patient seeks help

/ 06:05 AM September 01, 2015
DIMPLE Esmerio

Dimple Esmerio

Being a teenager has not been easy for Dimple Esmerio. She was only 12 years old when she was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, a common form of skin cancer.

Now aged 14, Dimple has taken to wearing a mask whenever she goes out in public as the cancer has eaten away most of her nose, says mom Daisy Esmerio.

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Dimple is a Grade 7 student of the Kalumpang National High School in Marikina City. Her father works as a delivery man for a paint company while Daisy is a housewife.

Aside from linear accelerator (Linac) radiation—a radio-surgery treatment in which high-energy X-rays would be used to destroy tumors—Dimple also needs to undergo a biopsy and CT scan to monitor the lymph node that grew above her right eye. She will need around P100,000 for the three procedures.

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Those who want to help her may call 0906-7169988. Donations can be deposited in Daisy Esmerio’s BPI account  (# 6476118954).–Santiago R. Alcantara

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