Anatomy of a Tumour: A Patient's Intimate Dialogue with the Scourge by Sudhansu Mohanty

Anatomy of a Tumour: A Patient's Intimate Dialogue with the Scourge

bySudhansu Mohanty

Kobo ebook | July 1, 2013

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The patient is Sudhansu Mohanty, an Indian civil servant in his early fifties; his scourge is the carcinoid tumour which, unknown to him, he has been carrying around for some timeMohantys introduction to this scourge was gradual - starting with an almost-continuous fatigue, followed by intermittentdiarrhoea, a loss of appetite, enhanced perspiring, especially while eating, and a wasting away of muscles. He ignored them all, he lived in denial. Before he knew it, he was overtaken by nemesis in the form of a sharp drop in his haemoglobin. The cause is carcinoid - a rare form of cancer, rare in terms of appearance, hard to detect in its nascent stages, and, therefore, all the more deadly. In Mohantys case, it was suspected early, post-colonoscopy, thanks to the perspicacity of his gastroenterologist who most unusual for a physician - pronounced: I consider this malignant. I want to go in and see.The author takes the reader on his four-year-long odyssey with carcinoid, the rogue cancer. He touches lightly on his back-to-back surgeries and experiences in the hospital. He describes alternative remedies for cancer - eating asparagus, broccoli, lime, lemon grass - suggestions forwarded to him by well-wishers. He uses the Internet and finds the stories of fellow-sufferers. He narrates his battles to live life full tilt: holding down a demanding day job while he undergoes a third surgery; and, as though nothing has interrupted his life, even contemplates a sabbatical in a US university.Anatomy of a Tumour is a tale of courage and hope. Mohantys writing is imbued with both humour and courage, and clearly reflects his determination to face all odds with the same gung-ho spirit that has informed his life.
Title:Anatomy of a Tumour: A Patient's Intimate Dialogue with the ScourgeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 1, 2013Publisher:Hay HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9381398364

ISBN - 13:9789381398364

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