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POST TIME: 18 February, 2019 10:39:18 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 18 February, 2019 12:22:07 PM
Cancer second biggest killer in India: 1,300 die every day
Independent Online Desk

Cancer second biggest killer in India: 1,300 die every day

Cancer these days has become the biggest killer after heart disease. It is one of the most-feared words in the field of health and its prevalence is very high in India. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), around 1,300 Indians die every day due to cancer.

In 2018, ICMR had projected that India might register more than 17 lakh new cases of cancer and over 8 lakh deaths due to it by 2020. In 2016, about 14 lakh cases of cancer were recorded.In 2016, leading types of cancer in India were stomach (9%), breast (8.2%), lung (7.5%), lip and oral cavity (7.2%), pharynx other than nasopharynx (6.8%), colon and rectum (5.8%), leukaemia (5.2%) and cervical (5.2%).

Suman (name changed) is a girl aged two years and 10 months with a rare form of brain cancer. Initially, she presented symptoms of vomiting, and moderate head ache which became serious. She even lost consciousness a few times and her eyes lost stereo vision. After months of agony with therapy for various diseases, it was confirmed that she had Atypical Tumor/Rhabdoid Tumor (ATRT).

An emergency decompression surgery was conducted and she recovered well to receive radiation therapy followed by chemotherapy.

However, Suman started suffering adverse effects. For the second cycle of chemotherapy, blood parameters deteriorated and she was sent back for recovery. Her cognitive skills took a hit, her performance in school dropped, and her speech ability altered. She was living with chemo port all day and even to school.

On reference by a friend, Suman’s parents brought her to cancer herbalist in the city. As she was hardly three years old, it wasn’t easy to administer her with not good tasting herbal extracts. Doctors introduced Chocolate-Holistic Therapy, incorporating high cocoa contents with low sugar and herbal ingredients.

“She was put on loading therapy for a month and then moderated subsequently. During chemo, doses were modulated to provide extra protection. With nutritional powered therapy, she sailed smoothly without any adverse reaction. Now Suman continues to attend school with full energy,” said Prof. Ramesh (Chief Scientist and Cancer Herbalist) at Cancer Herbalist. Contrary to expectations, even the remaining tumor resolved. Suman's mother said, “Since it was chocolate, it was hassle-free as kids like it.”Decan Chornicle.

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