Monday, December 04, 2006
One after Another..
Lately I have seen one elderly patient (in her mid 70's) being diagnosed to have 3 different cancer/carcinoma at different stages of her life. Earlier on, she was diagnosed to have Cervical Carcinoma (cancer of cervix) and was treated with radiotherapy. Few years later she has another different cancer - Carcinoma of the right breast (breast cancer); Mastectomy with axillary clearance was performed followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Then she gets another different cancer years later - Colorectal Carcinoma (cancer of the colon); Anterior Resection was performed. Now she comes back with suspected recurrence. What a mishap. This "poor" lady is so unlucky. Being diagnosed with one cancer is already depressing and heart breaking for many. More over she gets one cancer after another. I have seen many suffering from two different cancer but this is the first time I see one with 3 different cancer. Mmmm... Is she suffering from Familial Cancer Syndrome? However, this lady has positive thinking with very strong will. She still looks fit and energetic and looks much younger than her real age.