Rare type of cancer detected and treated at Health City Hospital
The Gyne-Oncology department of Health City Hospital has set a new horizon in the medical history of the nation.
At Gyne-Oncology department of Health City Hospital in Guwahati, efficient medical staff could save the life of a 55 year old woman suffering from Peripheral-T-Cell Lymphoma.
Dr Pankaj Deka from the department of Gyne-Oncology and Dr Kalpana Choudhury (senior consultant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology) along with their surgery team recently operated on a woman and removed the uterus and a 2.6 kg tumour from her body.
As per information received by Fit Northeast, the lady was having bleeding even after her menopause. Ongoing through a series of tests, the lady was diagnosed with PERIPHERAL-T-CELL LYMPHOMA, which is a very rare type of cancer. PERIPHERAL-T-CELL LYMPHOMA generally occurs in the blood or in the lymph nodes. But in this is a case, the lymphoma cells were detected in the uterus.
The surgery team removed the uterus of the woman along with a 2.6 kg tumour (including with the parts in which there was a suspected spread of the infection).
Dr Pankaj Deka from the department of Gyne-Oncology and Dr Kalpana Choudhury, senior consultant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and their team recently operated on a 55-year-old woman and removed the uterus and a 2.6 kg tumour from her body.
In simple terms, lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system or the lymph nodes. The lymphatic system constitutes organs that make and store cells that fight infection. These cells are present all over the body. The symptoms of lymphoma are swelling of glands/lymph nodes (often in the neck, armpit and groin), cough, shortness of breath, fever, night sweats, fatigue, and weight loss. Lymphoma is a condition that can be treated by chemotherapy, radiation therapy and immunotherapy.
As said by Dr Deka, the post-operative biopsy reports of the 55-year-old showed her recovery and she was discharged from the hospital. He added that she will be visiting the hospital to receive her chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Dr Kalpana Choudhury said that detection of such cases and its treatment is usually impossible without good medical infrastructure.
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