Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Two cases of cervical cancer

Two cases of cervical cancer:
Even in 21st century, not all cases of cancer have complete cure. Radiations, chemotherapy which are considered most effective mode of treatments for cancer, also have serious side effects. Many times, side effects of cancer treatments are more serious than the actual suffering of cancer. Offering quality life to the patient is an equally important part of managing cancer cases.
I was fortunate to be able to treat few cases of cancer in my practice. These cases make me to believe that Homeopathy is equally effective yet gentle mode of treatment for cancer patients. Homeopathic medicines have no side effects. They increase the natural resistance power of the body, making it capable to fight against cancer. It offers curative as well as a palliative treatment depending on the individual case of cancer.
Here I will like to share my 2 cases of cancer of cervix, which is the third most common cancer among women.
Case 1:
 I met this cancer patient in Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital, Mumbai while she was waiting to go for radiotherapy. I was shocked when I saw her there. I was shocked not because she developed cancer but by looking at her helpless condition. Until few months back, I used to work with her in a NGO. She was our support worker. She was very enthusiastic, loving and vivacious lady. She was a farmer but also was serving as a political leader in her village. She was courageous and hardworking lady. But now this 50 years young lady was looking as old as 70 years. She had lost weight by more than 20-25 lbs. All flesh had gone and only skeleton was left behind.
She was lying on a bench covered with a blanket and had no strength to sit up or to talk. When I went nearer to her, she started weeping. Even I couldn’t stop my tears because I was remembering her calling my name loudly and hugging me and greeting me every time we met. She always used to talk enthusiastically about her activities and farming. But now she hardly could whisper few words in my ears.
After talking to her son and going through her reports, I came to know that she was diagnosed having cancer of cervix at stage IIIB. Cancer was involving cervix, whole of vagina, posterior wall of urinary bladder and anterior wall of the rectum. She was on radiotherapy and already finished 15 radiations out of 26.
In spite of radiations, she was growing worse. Since few months she was suffering from vaginal bleeding in the form of big and very offensive blood clots every day. She had severe burning pains while urinating and diarrhea every day. She had severe burning pains in vagina and peri-anal region after passing urine or stools. The burning was so much that, it used to compel her to sit for a long time after passing stools or urine. Since she started with radiotherapy, she was also having severe burning of whole of the body.  During night time, burning used to aggravate so much so that she wanted to take out all clothes from her body. In spite of that, burning used to be persistent. She was sleepless day and night because of severe burning pains all over body. She was very much prostrated and weakness was getting worse day by day. She was not able to talk or walk. Uttering few words used to leave her breathless. She was very much depressed and was weeping constantly. Her son said that more than cancer, side effects of radiations were killing his mother day by day. Doctors were expecting her to live for another few months after completing radiations.  But her son was thinking that she will die even before completing the course of radiations
Next day, she started Homeopathic medicine while continuing radiations. Homeopathic medicine worked like a miracle on her. She started feeling better from the next day of starting Homeopathy. Her energy level increased, burning of the body became less and less. She was able to sleep and eat well. Homeopathic medicines cured her from side effects of radiations and also increased her resistance power. So she could complete the course of radiotherapy without many side effects.  When I met her six weeks after starting Homeopathic medicines, I saw that she had gained weight. There was no sign of depression on her face. She was as happy and energetic as she was before developing cancer.
I treated this lady with homeopathy for another 8 months. Meanwhile she didn’t receive any other treatment for cancer. She hardly had any complains until 1 week before she died. She was actively working till end.
This case of mine has taught me a lot. In this case, for the first time I used homeopathy along with radiotherapy. So in the beginning I was doubtful about the benefit. But Homeopathic medicine increased her tolerance towards radiations and cured her of its side effects. It improved her health, minimized her suffering and gave her a quality life.
Case 2:
This lady was diagnosed having high grade malignancy of mouth of uterus at age of 65. She had complains of post menopausal vaginal bleeding ; white, painless  but very offensive vaginal discharge, occasional abdominal pain, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, severe constipation with burning after stools. Her weight was 35kg. Because of her old age, low weight and high grade malignancy, she was diagnosed unfit for chemotherapy, radiotherapy and for surgery. She was tired of suffering and used to pray for death.
This old lady was receiving only Homeopathic treatment for 2 years. Within few months of starting treatment, her vaginal bleeding and offensive discharge stopped and reoccurred only occasionally. Her complains of constipation, burning after stools, loss of appetite improved and she gained weight by 3-4 kg.
The aim of cancer treatment is to cure the patient and save life. The cases where complete cure is not possible, treatment aims to control the disease and to keep the patient normal and comfortable as long as possible. The treatment of each patient is designed to suit an individual and depends on the age of the patient, stage and type of cancer.
In this Particular case, cancer already attained high grade. Because of old age and poor resistance power, complete regression of cancer tissue was impossible. Homeopathic medicines gave her a quality life. Symptomatically she was stable till end. She never suffered from superadded infections or complications. She was never bedridden until 2 weeks before she died.
This case gave me the confidence that Homeopathy can also be a stand-alone therapy for cancer. However, when used correctly, and in combination with necessary therapies, it can be an amazingly powerful tool for empowering someone.