Location: Kalibo, Aklan
This mission in Kalibo saw another service added to WSF Philippines. We are now able to determine if the masses and tumors we remove are either benign or cancerous within an hour of surgery. This service, not even available in many hospitals, was first used on the first patient, on the first day. By determining that her thyroid mass was cancerous, we helped save the patient time and further exposure to a second surgery. This service can be used not only for patients being operated on during the mission, but also for other patients needing biopsies.