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21-year-old patient with cancer was forced to amputate her hand when cancer returned for the fourth time

A five-year battle with cancer left a student with a huge arm that resembles the arm of the famous cartoon hero, Popey. 21-year-old Joy Arcilla first noticed a tiny bulge on her left arm in October 2012, which she initially thought was a mosquito bite.

When the protuberance continued to grow, Arcilla, from Batangas of the Philippines, was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer at the age of 16. Mrs. Arcilla left school during her treatment, but now she studies Business Administration and says she has now left her illness.

She said: “There have been times when I was depressed. But with the love and support of my family, I made it. “