“Many years ago I was diagnosed with high level of cholesterol. Doctors detected that I had Familial Hypercholesterolemia. The prescribed drugs never reduced the levels of cholesterol. Then at the age of 45, I was suggested to undergo a surgery. After Surgery I never felt breathlessness or chest pains while engaging in activities again.”
In the recent times, lung cancer has become a killer health ailment. Though, there are many treatments available for the cure of this health problem, but mostly it is inbuilt fear within the minds of patients that keeps them from effective cure. But the patients on their part cannot be blamed, as more than 65% patients diagnosed with lung cancer eventually fall prey to the disease. Though people over the age group of 60-65 are more prone to this cancer, but that is not a thumb rule as patients from every age group were diagnosed with this cancer in the last year.
Heart defects in kids have become an evident fact in the modern life. Medical research groups estimate that 1 in every 100 kids has heart defects and most of these are easily treatable.
“My son Rehan aspired to be a cricketer. His friends claimed that he bowled quicker than any of them. Everything was going fine, before one day he was carried home by his coach. He had collapsed on the field. Just as a precaution we took him to a doctor, and then the testing times began for us. He was diagnosed with a severe heart condition. But, luckily medical intervention on time helped him get back to normal life.
“My husband came home one day from his office reporting immense abdominal pain. We thought it was caused by food poisoning. But the pain kept on returning. So, we consulted a doctor. After many tests, it was confirmed that my husband was suffering from a special type of liver cancer known as Hepato Cellular Carcinoma. In the weeks that followed, he underwent a surgery. After this prolonged surgery, he recovered quickly. Now, he is again back to his normal life.”
One decision changed my life for forever. I was lost in the pain and sorrow, but now they are the things of past. Now I can freely say, LIFE IS GREAT!
My knee pain began at the age of 51, as it was the beginning, pain was mostly infrequent, but after any strenuous activity the pain became more prominent and difficult. By the time I was 55, the pain started progressing and troubling me almost every day; even a short walk was a painful task for me.
Treatment of cancer has always been very traumatic, especially, for those who have to undergo the entire gamut of options like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy for their cure. Undergoing surgery is indeed the most risky option out of all. The risk of infection at the incision site, excessive bleeding during the surgery, pain, delayed recovery leading to long stay in the hospital and post operative scars add more sufferings to the entire journey of cancer treatment through surgery.
“Whenever I go to the movie theatre, I enter 5 minutes after the scheduled time. I want to avoid the famous advertisement of Mukesh, the oral cancer patient. He reminds me of my next door Sharma uncle who, in my childhood, told innumerable stories. Sadly Sharma uncle cannot speak now as he has lost his tongue due to oral cancer. He had a very common but lethal habit of chewing the tobacco. Though, timely treatment and surgery saved his life, but my story teller became silent for the rest of the life!”
Medical science has improved a lot, medical developments and techniques in the last decade have changed our view towards healthcare, specially Cardiac Care. Thanks to all the developments in medical technology, countless lives have been saved and the overall quality of life has been improved.
Shilpi Bhargav was living a wonderful life surrounded by her family. It never crossed her mind that something bad could happen in her life. But this fairytale turned into a dark phase when she noticed bleeding in her stool. Though she ignored it for some time, but she was also bothered by many other health issues side by side. So, she decided to discuss it with her family doctor who immediately recommended a Colonoscopy. And she was diagnosed with colon cancer having a large tumor.