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Hi, first of all my best wishes to all who are reading my this post. My self Monaa Arshad , elder sister of my brother who is just 30 when he was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma stage 4 in June 2013 .I had known something was wrong but never thought it could be cancer. I guess none of us do. We all were devastated inside but kept a brave front for him to keep his morale up. We researched online but nothing could quell the fear we felt It was only after we met the team of Hemato oncologist that we started believing that he could beat this. They were determined to cure him and he was determined to live. He was treated with 6cycles of chemotherapy over a period of 6months under closed guidance and supervision of Dr SK Gupta. First two cycles went smoothly but after that he started having nausea. It would take 3-4 days to get him eating properly. But in these days we use to make hydrated well one thing that worried us a lot was to protect him from infection. Even after taking so much care he had to be hospitalized on two occasions with fever more than the dreadful 100.5F ,but still on the whole , he coped well. we need to be more mentally strong to fight this. Another big stigma in hair loss which makes you an obvious patient. But the good thing is it grows back after a period of 2-3months since completion of treatment. After the treatment he is back to normal routine and gradually adapting a healthy lifestyle-eating healthy fresh food ,exercising and sleeping on time. We are keeping follow up appointments initially quarterly and now half yearly . These appointments are scary but its important not to miss them.in the end would like to say that as a survivor you have proved you are strong. you fought and come on the other-side. Don’t let the fear of remission rob you of joy of living .do things that give you pleasure and enjoy life to the fullest………. What I and my family has learned in this 2.5-3yrs period-are that- early diagnosis and prodder guidance followed by treatment are crucial to get the potential benefit of current cancer treatment.
- Date 15 Jan 2017
- Doctor Name Dr. SK GUPTA
- Category Liquid Organ Cancer Disorders, Liquid Organ Non-Cancer Disorders