A 22-year-old woman who recently grabbed headlines for her facial tumors has been admitted to a Ho Chi Minh City hospital for treatment, Lao Dong (Labor) newspaper reported.
Kieu Thi My Dung of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong is at the Cho Ray Hospital, where doctors will hold a consultation to determine the reason for her condition and the proper treatment.
Dung developed small tumors on her eyelids when she was three months old. The tumors have since grown quickly; they now cover nearly half of her face.
Dung also has small tumors on her body, especially on her arms. When the weather changes, she suffers terrible headaches that do not respond to conventional treatment.
Dung has lived with the tumors over the past years because her poor family could not afford medical fees.
Dung was admitted to the Cho Ray Hospital along with Thach Thi Sa Ly, a 35-year-old woman who is densely covered with bubble-like lumps.
Ly has thousands of small tumors covering her body, as well as her eyes, nose and face. The tumors have grown on her like lumps on a tree, and scare people away from approaching her.