Today, March 8, International Women’s Day is being celebrated. The United Nations has marked this day to recognize the achievements, contributions and leadership roles of women.
In a blog post, Seema Kamath shared how she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, how she learned about the cancer and the subsequent treatment.
“I was the limit, and I was, or could be, the healthiest and most qualified person I knew. I tried my best to stay healthy and I thought nothing could slow me down physically until I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2021. 2 Cancers And not over 2 years old. The last few months since my diagnosis have been a vague and an emotional roller coaster. I was shocked and probably still am. Until a few weeks ago, I didn’t talk to anyone but my close family and a few friends. About my cancer.Although I am usually a personal person, I went through all the tests and conversations trying to find the best doctor and realized that I am probably not even talking about it. Because cancer like mental illness is a taboo subject in our country. “Read the first few lines of the blog.
In his blog, Seema gives every detail about his journey which reflects the courage and determination of a man who does not want to be defeated.
Emphasizing the need for early check-ups, he said: “With all the carcinogenic substances we are exposed to today and in this age, the number of cancers is only going to increase in the future. Early detection is really our best option. It can happen to anyone, even someone with an extended family history of cancer, a very healthy diet, a good fitness routine, good sleep, low stress, and no other health problems. ”
The blog sheds light on the confusion and chaos that engulfs a person and those close to them once cancer is diagnosed. “When we realized that I had cancer, there was almost instant confusion and confusion. What to do next? Nithin, and especially Nikhil, who somehow seems to know everyone, began to reach out to anyone with a medical background to understand what happened next. “We’ve talked to doctors all over the world, and many who have had or have had cancer in the past. Choosing which doctor and hospital to choose between barriers to consultation is a very complex decision, made even more difficult because of my financial independence.” He writes.
She underwent mastectomy, followed by a few radiation sessions and chemotherapy.
After her hair started to fall out due to chemo treatment, she wrote, “Nithin agreed to stay bald until my hair grows back, which 2 to 4 weeks after my last chemo session. Do it. I may be bald after my chemo. ”
In addition to resolving the root cause of cancer being a bane, Seema writes, there is a need to learn more about the importance of having regular health checkups, having a good insurance policy and a strong support system for friends and family.
Here are some common questions about breast cancer:
- What is breast cancer?
Breast cancer occurs when breast cells begin to grow abnormally. It occurs in most women.
- What are the symptoms of breast cancer?
Symptoms of breast cancer include lumps in the breast, bloody discharge from the nipple, and changes in the shape and structure of the nipple and breast.
- Is breast cancer curable?
If early detection and timely medical intervention is possible to treat breast cancer.
- What are the available treatments for breast cancer?
The various treatments available for breast cancer are surgery, hormone therapy, chemotherapy and radiation.