World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) is held on September 15 every year and is a day dedicated to raising awareness of lymphoma, an increasingly common form of cancer.
Lymphoma is increasing in incidence and is a potentially life-threatening disease.
One million people worldwide live with lymphoma and nearly 1,000 people are diagnosed with the disease every day but there continues to be very little awareness of the signs and symptoms of lymphoma.
Fully Recovery of a Blood Cancer Patient at Wockhardt Hospital, Nagpur
A 55 year old gentleman had been unwell for 3 months and had variety of symptoms. He had fever fatigue and weight loss. Prior to his admission at Wockhardt Hospital, Nagpur the patient had gone to various medical centres in and around Nagpur and was advised various investigations, but no clear diagnosis was given by any of the doctors.
Finally he was admitted to Wockhardt hospitals Nagpur and was suffering with severe breathlessness and high grade fever. At the hospital the clinical experts decided to perform various Investigations which later revealed massive fluid around the heart and Lungs.
The patient became critical and necessary medical attention was required to be given. He was immediately shifted to ICU and drain was inserted around lungs to decompress chest cavity to reduce the discomfort and reduce the chances of mortality.
Wockhardt hospital doctors carried out required haematological investigations on the patient and discovered that the patient was suffering from a blood cancer condition called Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (A type of blood cancer). Clinical acumen and advanced haematological investigation and the Wockhardt Hospital unit was able to reveal the actual nature of the patients disease and treatment modalities were set to treat the condition of the patient.
Hodgkin’s lymphoma formerly known as Hodgkin’s disease is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system. It may affect people of any age, but is most common in people between 20 and 40 years old and those over 55. In this condition, cells in the lymphatic system grow abnormally and may spread beyond it. Doctors aren’t sure what causes Hodgkin’s lymphoma. But it begins when an infection-fighting cell called a lymphocyte develops a genetic mutation. The advances in medical diagnosis and treatment today have helped give people with this disease the chance for a full recover like in our case today.
After the diagnosis was revealed the patient was started on Chemotherapy with all necessary supportive measures. The patient has completed his course chemotherapy and tests reveal that the patient is completely cured with no evidence of Lymphoma. After the treatment the Patient is doing well and has resumed all normal activities.
The patient was grateful to prompt the diagnosis and his recovery was solely the judgement of the clinical expertise of the medical oncology team and the advanced laboratory diagnostics in haematology department set up at Wockhardt hospital Nagpur.
The treatment of blood cancer required a multidisciplinary disciplinary approach blood such as diagnostics, radiation and medical oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, nurses and other relevant health professionals. Like many multispecialty hospitals Wockhardt hospital offer the most advanced diagnostic technologies and treatments available for blood cancer today.
The department of haematology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases related to the blood. At Wockhardt Hospital the speciality is fully equipped in diagnosing the various different types of blood conditions that are looked at include anaemia, thalassemia, haemophilia, general blood clots, bleeding disorders, haematological malignancies such as lymphoma and leukaemia (cancers) as well. At Wockhardt Hospitals, we have essentially a team of highly trained specialists, nurse clinicians, physical and occupational therapists who are all equipped to provide patients with care in the field of Haematology. We use the latest in pharmaceuticals and leading-edge technologies to help you win over diseases and live a normal life.
For further information and treatment please visit Wockhardt Hospital.