The latest detection techniques have helped in early detection of cancer and its treatment as three cancer patients, who underwent major surgical operations at the NMC Hospital's Oncology department said they feel better and recuperating from their surgeries.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 10 Aug 2005, 11:48 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 6:00 PM

Mohammed Anwar Kazim, a 60-year old Pakistani national underwent a surgery for a large left sided adrenal tumour called pheochromocytoma that measured 9 x 7 x 7 cms. " The tumor was a challenge to the surgical oncologist, endocrinologist and anesthetist", said Dr. Rakesh Malhotra. He added that the surgery and anesthesia was smooth and the patient was discharged on the 4th day after a successful surgery.

He said that Ms. Rukhsana Shaheen, a 47-year old Pakistani national had a very large left adrenal tumour. Technically, Dr Rakesh said it was a challenging and a very demanding surgery. But in the end the efforts were fruitful as the surgery was very successful.

Ms. Premanie, a 43-year old Srilankan national successfully underwent a left sided modified radical mastectomy for breast cancer. The patient is in the ward now and is on the way to a satisfactory recovery.

Dr.B. R. Shetty, Managing Director & CEO of NMC who met the patients to convey his wishes said these cases are a testimony of the advanced care and facilities reached by the Oncology department as well as the trust and confidence it has generated among the patients.

He said that cancer has become a major cause of suffering and mortality, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives every year.

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