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My self Subash Vaddepu (Occupation Business) ,This is regarding my mother-in-law who diagnosed with life threatening disorder but has come out with this in few months. We are from Nizamabad Telangana . As my mother-in-law was suffering with heavy bleeding, we consulted a Doctor in Nizamabad hospital. Doctor told she is having very low blood count and referred to another corporate hospital in Hyderabad, Immediately we went and met a doctor there and they have performed all the tests and confirmed that she is a AML patient( Blood cancer) . They counselled us as it’s dangerous disease it should be treated with chemotherapy and there is 80% death chances, treatment should start immediately if not it would be a problem. we are scared of those words.
I went for second opinion in 2- to 3 hospitals and similarly those doctor’s repeated the same words as it is dangerous cancer. My cousin stays in America we sent reports and approached her she suggested us to consult in American oncology of institute. By her suggestion we consulted Dr SK GUPTA and doctor’s gave us support and explained about treatment as it would be treated by chemotherapy and nothing to worry though there are serious side effects leading to risk of death (chances 5-15%,not 80% what has been told outside my other doctors)specially if cancer is not in control and if not start treatment risk of death with shift from current 15% to 100% within few days.
Along with my mother-in-law next day we arrived hospital but mother-in-law hesitated for the treatment as she scared of all these side effects which were told in other hospital but doctor counselled her and prepared for treatment and explained her about one of the side effect hair fall, weakness, decrease in appetite.
She received first chemotherapy cycle from 20.06.2017 which requires 4 weeks of hospital stay. Except few days of fever and motion area pain(This pain was very intense and felt like dying but by knowing its temporariness we felt quite comfortable) and need of blood product support she remains stable throughout hospital stay. Even Dr Gupta told everything at beginning but in between chemotherapy he had counselled us multiple times. Repeat BM test was done after 1 month of treatment which came to be good. Subsequently she received 3 more cycles of chemotherapy which were given every month for 5 days followed by OPD Follow up, last chemotherapy was given on 23.09.2017, & now its almost 4 months since completion of treatment she has returned to her normal life. Her hair has also grown and looking much better than before or during chemotherapy treatment.
People have fear of donating their blood cell-like platelet & White Blood Cells. Which as per my experience are easy to donate, no side effects of injection & are life saving for our patient. More and more people should come forward for donating their blood components. Till now no substitute for blood & blood components.
From this I want to thank the Doctor as we are impressed by his way of treatment, way of talking and counselling patient and family members including my cousin from America. Though he is from Delhi and know very little Telugu but still I have not seen any doctor who has counselled and managed the patient so well. We know that there are some risk of cancer recurrence as well but what best treatment available across the globe we have provided her. It is my family personal experience which I thought would help others to go through with such a critical but curable blood bone marrow disorder. Do not fear with treatment side effects. Keeping a positive vibes around you and your family members helps a lot during such treatment.
I am writing this because I came to know about this treatment facility through my cousin @ American oncology institute but everyone may not have like this support to help/guide so I hope my and my family this personnel experience can guide and motivate others who are suffering from this dread full cancer.
With Best Wishes.
- Date 03 Aug 2018
- Doctor Name Dr. SK GUPTA
- Category Acute Myeloid Leukemia