'We beat brain cancer!': How two childhood brain cancer survivors beat the odds


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  • Wednesday, 23 Sep 2020

Yong Sheng shows off a racquet presented to him by former Malaysian badminton champion Datuk Lee Chong Wei during the Make A Wish programme for child cancer patients. — YAP CHEE HONG/The Star

In 1993, at the age of two years, Nawal Khairil Anwar was diagnosed with optic glioma, a type of benign brain tumour that compressed her optic nerves.

She was treated at University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) in Kuala Lumpur with chemotherapy, which managed to shrink, but not completely eradicate the tumour.

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