Amritsar nursing home claims success in treating rare bone cancer

  • Ht correspondent, Amritsar
  • Updated: Aug 22, 2014 23:07 IST

Doctors of Amandeep Hospital claim to have treated a rare bone cancer at the local nursing home.

Patient Kaali Singh, 35, who had arrived from Jammu in January with a swollen leg, was diagnosed to be a case of lymphoma of the bone.

"The first I have seen," said Dr Dilraj Kaur Kahlon, head of the medical team, contacted on Friday. As with rare cancers, it was hard to detect and manage, as no precedence was available to follow.

Quoting medical records, nursing home director Dr Amandeep Kaur claimed that this cancer occurred in only eight of every 1-lakh patients a year, mostly after 70. It starts from the lymph nodes, which are part of our immune system. In this case, the origin was the thigh bone, which is uncommon.

After six cycles of chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy, the patient recovered without the amputation of the limb. He now feels comfortable condition and is free of cancer. Rapidly growing mass with occurrence of fever, weight loss and night sweat were symptoms of an aggressive tumour, said the doctor.

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