Prem Sarupa Gupta (Caregiver- Breast cancer)

Diagnosis

It was in September 2020 when my wife Kumuth Gupta, 70 years old felt a lump on her right breast. She did not feel any pain at that time. As soon as she conveyed it to me I took her to hospital. The doctor after examining her prescribed her to go for Nanography, PET, and YSC tests.

The results revealed that she was having triple-negative breast cancer. But luckily it was in the early first stage.

Treatment

The doctor after seeing the test results suggested that she go for the operation. I did not waste any time and within a week I got her operated on. The doctors just removed the tumor and said there was no need to remove the breast. After the operation, chemotherapy was done. She underwent 12 cycles of chemotherapy.  As it was triple-negative breast cancer the doctors also told us to go for radiation. She underwent 20 cycles of radiation. 

Side effects

She was very strong during her chemotherapy sessions and apart from regular side effects she did not feel much changes to her health. But the radiation has taken toil over her. She was very weak and felt shivers and numbness throughout her body. In order to curb it the doctors have prescribed a few vitamins and proteins intake to her.

Apart from this, she was feeling sleepy and nauseous.

Family’s reaction

Initially, the news was very shocking to all of us. We all were tense and scared. But later after consulting the doctors I understood that it was curable. 

Parting message

I want to say that we should just stay positive and have a strong will power during the whole treatment. We should try and make the patient calm and instill in them the belief that everything will be fine with time.

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