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My Cancer Success Story

My fainting episodes started 2 years ago, which I first assumed to be a sign of weakness. I had been busy with work. I was only 29 years old at the time, the idea of getting sick hadn’t even crossed my mind. Why would it, I lived an ideal lifestyle, I ate healthy food, exercised regularly for 2 hours, didn’t smoke or drink, and neither there was a history of a cancer or any other major disease in my family. 

I kept ignoring my condition until one day I blackout on a date with my fiancé, and the next time when I opened my eyes, I was in a hospital room, with my doctor telling me that I had a malignant brain tumour.

After consulting him and my family doctor, I decided to seek a second opinion. After researching about cancer, my biggest fear was that it might recur in future after the treatment.

I received a second opinion on my condition from BLK Hospital in New Delhi, as everyone I interacted with kept calling it the best cancer hospital in India.

During that time my parents were always pushing me to explorehealthcare options abroad, but the treatment plan suggested by the cancer specialtyteam at BLK Hospital sounded promising.

I was living in Mumbai at the time, so I decided to come to New Delhi. Some of my family members already stayed in Delhi, so it was comfortable for me to consider the city as an option.

The moment I arrived at the hospital, I was taken to go under several image scanning tests. Later, top oncologists in India at the hospital sat together and discussed different techniques to limit the complications during the surgery.

During the Surgery

I had grade 3 cancer. The oncologists had decided to remove the tumour using a craniotomy, and further kill the remaining cancer cells using chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

I was lucky to get the best brain tumour surgeon in India for my case. The surgery was completed in 8 hours successfully. I was recommended to rest for a week after my chemotherapy sessions were started. I had been very nervous about cancer recurring cases and didn’t want it to happen to me, so I discussed it with my doctors, who suggested me to take some preventive measures and be regular with my checkups to avoid it.

The hospital had the best oncologists in India, not only they helped me win the war against cancer, but also reassured me and motivated me to get better mentally and physically.

One does not realise the shock patients experience when they are diagnosed with a severe disease like cancer. Their whole life turns up-side-down. It is essential to stay positive and count the blessing during these times, as it motivates you to survive. My doctors also suggested me to join rehabilitation therapy and gain psychological support which helped me control my emotions. I had developed a lot of insecurities during my chemotherapy, as I had lost my muscle strength and all my hair, which made me feel weak, but my therapist helped me tackle and come out of them stronger.

It’s been over 1 year since my treatment, and I have never been healthier. I no longer take my health leniently. Getting regular check-ups is better than waking up one day at a hospital.

In my opinion, and the way my case was handled, I think BLK is the best cancer hospital in India. I am grateful for the support and care that I received at medical facility and can’t praise their staff enough. 

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