Meet, Yeshe Dolma Wong Tsui Ling, a spunky woman from Ipoh, Perak. She is

confident and has a passion for life. However in April 2014, Dolma’s life changed.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer and the news devastated her!


Dolma discovered a lump on her left breast. She had a nagging feeling that she

should have it checked. Dolma consulted a medical expert, Dr. Sumithra

Sivasuntharam, a Specialist in General Surgery at Pantai Hospital Ipoh. The results

came back positive for breast cancer, Stage 2. This was a big blow for Dolma.



Believe in Yourself

Although she was assured that she could be treated, Dolma struggled, as she did

not have the financial means to cover the treatment costs. She was already caring

for the needs of both her aging parents.

Breast Cancer Made Me Stronger

Dr. Sumithra advised her to apply to the Khazanah-IHH Healthcare Fund for

assistance. Dolma was thrilled when her application was approved. She could now

battle with cancer and have a new lease in life. There was hope!


Dolma had to undergo a mastectomy as the lump and the lymph nodes were

cancerous. Rubbing salt into the wound, another lump was discovered in her right

breast after the surgery. Thankfully, it was not cancerous.


Today, Dolma continues to lead a healthy life by meditating. She works among

like-minded people who seek a healthy and natural approach to life. Armed with a

very strong mind and will, Dolma continues to overcome challenges in life,

including overcoming her grief when she lost her dad in 2015. Dolma knows that

she has to stay strong to look after her mother and herself.