Essay on World Cancer Day - Caution

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WORLD CANCER DAY – CAUTION – PAY ATTENTION TO THE SIGNS DR. SHEKHAR KESHRI SR. CONSULTANT, RADIATION ONCOLOGY, PARAS HMRI, PATNA

Few days back Mrs. Arti Devi a 52 year old widow lady,presented in my OPD with complaints of low backache, pain and swelling of left lower limb and urinary discomfort occasionally. When i took the complete history as we do in our clinical practice, had complaints of occasional whitish and bleeding discharge since 6 months. She ignored these complaints and having in her mind it usually happens. Furthermore she told that she was completely asymptomatic 6 months ago. She did not have any comorbid condition like hypertension and diabetes mellitus.. After complete evaluation final diagnosis turned to be carcinoma cervix stage IVA. Her son and daughter who work in corporate companies, completely shocked to know and just telling one thing that she didn’t tell me anytime.This is not unusual in our country. Why i am sharing with you this story that carcinoma cervix is considered a curable disease, once it is picked up in early stage. It could have been possible that Mrs. Arti Devi would have been picked up in early stage cervical cancer if she would have reached in OPD in the beginning of the symptoms.
Likewise, Breast cancer usually starts with lump in the breast. One point is very important here if any lady is prone to develop the breast lump, she will develop it;…

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