Former TVB artiste Jeff Chan Chik Wing, who turned 38 in January 12, could not have received a worse birthday gift. The actor, who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer last August, was told that the cancer cells had spread and he would need more aggressive treatment.
“My body deteriorated quickly. A screening in January showed that the cancer cells in my right shoulder blade area, which had initially improved after chemotherapy, [had spread] and there’s a ping pong ball-sized lump on the right shoulder near the lymph nodes," Jeff told Apple Daily.
His right arm was so sore that he could not move his hand, and he also coughed up blood and had bouts of diarrhoea. "It could be caused by the tumour. During the screening, the tumor was found to have grown from 5cm to 7cm,” he said, adding, “The doctor suggested that I switch to the third-generation cancer drug."