The lifesaver I'm most grateful to in my life: Dr. Ou Yen-Chuan , Director of Tungs’ Taichung Metroharbor Hospital
By Kissinger Lin
I believe we all know that human fortunes are as unpredictable as the weather. In our life, none of us can predict when illness may strike, regardless of our gender, age or economic status. However, no matter what we do, we all need to be foresighted and vigilant, we should not stay ignorant, and we even cannot just wait to regret with hindsight. Therefore, we must prioritize preventive measures, and the phrase “prevention is better than cure” holds great significance. This is why I want to say three times that prevention is better than cure.
“Free Public Health Screenings to Help You Keep Risks Away.” Some of our cancer diseases, such as prostate cancer, are often considered invisible killers. This is because by the time they are found, their conditions are quite severe, usually classified as late-stage cancers. To ensure we have sufficient time for medical treatment and safeguard our lives while reducing the risk of mortality, we have to undergo early screenings. Only through early screening, early detection and early treatment can we achieve early recovery.
Now let me to tell you the process of how I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and the subsequent medical treatment I received, so as to serve as your reference, and please feel free to offer your advice. In 2012, when I suddenly discovered that my prostate-specific antigen (PSA) index reached a high of 69, over 17 times the standard level of 4 and indicating the advanced-stage cancer, I was truly baffled and lamented why it happened to me. As the saying goes, “life’s path is truly unpredictable.” I immediately consulted three top-tier hospitals seeking to find a doctor who could help me with a surgery. But they all thought that my cancer was at a terminal stage, making medical intervention extremely challenging. It was considered one of the most difficult cases, so no doctors were willing to perform the surgery for me. They all unanimously advised me to seek alternative solutions.
Just when I felt hopeless and lost, I was very fortunate to receive divine blessings. Truly, God helps those who persevere. I finally found the most remarkable benefactor: Dr. Ou Yan Quan, who owns the highest expertise in treating prostate cancer and boasts the most eminent medical authority. Under his meticulous planning and arrangements, Dr. Ou swiftly utilized the latest world-class technology, a fully automated computerized Da Vinci surgical system, to perform surgery on me, ultimately saving my life. Now, it has been more than 10 years, and I have been completely safe and sound. So today, I want to take this opportunity to express my profound gratitude once again to Dr. Ou, who can be said to be the greatest savior in my life. I am deeply thankful beyond words, and this immense favor will remain unforgettable all my life.
The above explanation of my personal case speaks volumes about the importance of early screening. To further let everyone undergo early screening, the "Republic of China Cancer Care Association" was established more than 10 years ago under the enlightened leadership of Dr. Ou, the most authoritative and remarkable figure in the cancer treatment field. Most notably, the association organizes the annual event of offering “Free Screenings for 10,000 People to Keep All Stay Away from Risks,” which could save hundreds of lives per year.
Today, we must express our gratitude to Dr. Ou for this globally significant initiative. The "Republic of China Cancer Care Association" is an immeasurable act of merit and represents the most valuable and meaningful endeavor. As the saying goes, "It's better to enjoy together than alone." This remarkable undertaking is something we must spread far and wide. Therefore, I implore each of you to inform others and encourage them to participate in the "Free Screenings for 10,000 People to Keep All Stay Away from Risks" event. Let us all strive towards the noble ideal of early screening, early detection, early treatment, and early recovery. This will not only ensure our own safety but also reduce the risk of mortality.
Finally, we would once again express our deepest gratitude to Dr. Ou for his immense kindness in saving lives, for his dedication to serving the people, and for his contributions to our nation and society. We respectfully wish him good fortune, success in all endeavors, robust health, and a long and prosperous life.