Max Super Speciality Hospital has treated a rare, rather inoperable thyroid cancer of a 70-yr old Nigerian woman. What makes the surgery truly rare is the fact that doctors in her country has earlier considered the cancer as ‘inoperable’.
Aftert her struggle with the cancer since the last 13 years, Aysha Mohammed’s, her agony in pain with the diagnosed cancer kept on hitting her in intervals. After undergoing a surgery, a small lump appeared again in 2012. However, the most rude shock came to her when her doctors refused to operate her, terming her lump as inoperable. This is the time when she knocked the doors of healthcare facilities in New Delhi.
As factually reported by IANS
Her consulting expert Dr Vivek Gupta, a doctor at Max Super Speciality Hospital, informed her and her family that the surgery of the tumour carried the risk of extensive bleeding.
It could also lead to loss of blood supply to the brain on the left side, that could result in in half-paralysis, and permanent tracheostomy due to weakening of the wind pipe resulting from persistent pressure on the large tumour, a statement from the hospital said.
Gupta and his team meticulously resected the tumour in June this year, putting an end to Mohammed’s ordeal. Her bleeding was kept in check.
Mohammed, who had lost tremendous amounts of weight, was in constant pain for almost three years. Today, she is back in Nigeria.