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Overcame Cancer to Celebrate 100th Birthday, Accessibility to Technology and Expertise at HCG, Helps Appaswamy in the Journey


November 22, 2013 - Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Mr. Appaswamy, Lung Cancer Survivor, seeks a second opinion from Health Care Global (HCG), The Specialist in Cancer Care, overcomes cancer, celebrated his 100th birthday after being treated for cancer. The patient sought a second opinion after being diagnosed with Lung Cancer.

Mr. Appaswamy, The Centurion, Cancer Survivor, said, “I was diagnosed for Lung Cancer by my family physician. My family was worried that, they didn't want me undergo any invasive procedure. One of our neighbors was diagnosed with throat cancer, who took treatment at HCG, he suggested us take a second opinion from HCG. I met a team of specialists at HCG, who suggested Cyberknife treatment. I have recovered and back to enjoying life with my great grandchildren at the age of 100.”

About Mr. Appaswamy:

Mr. Appaswamy, was born in Tanjavur District, Tamil Nadu, on April 12th, 1913. He is the father of 8 children, has 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, settled in Bangalore with his daughter. He starts his day at 7:30 in the morning and walks a kilometer. After being diagnosed with cancer, he did not give up on life, he wanted to fight cancer, sought his family support and met the specialist in cancer care. His is a case of grit, valor and facing cancer head on to ensure that he leads a qualitative life. Today, Mr. Appaswamy spends time watching cricket, reading novels, newspapers and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His story is one that is emulative for other cancer patients.

Dr. Kumarswamy, Senior Consultant, Radiation Oncologist, HCG, said, “Considering his age, the risk of surgery was high. The tumor was present in the upper part of his left lung and it was about 3.8 cms in size. He underwent 3 sessions of Cyberknife on alternate days from 24th to 28th May, 2011. After 3 months, follow up scan showed a scar tissue. 2 years post treatment, he is completely fine, accessibility to advanced technologies, has improved medical outcomes and quality of life.”

Dr. Nalini Rao, Consultant, Radiation Oncologist, HCG, said, “With a multi-disciplinary team approach, we decided to take a curative approach rather than palliation. Diagnosis of cancer should not rule out the possibility of treatment in elderly patients. Optimal treatment can be given through accessibility to newer technologies like Cyberknife.”

About HCG Enterprise:

Health Care Global Enterprises Ltd, (HCG) headquartered in Bangalore, is Asia’s Largest Cancer Care Network, with 27 Cancer Centers, 4 tertiary Care Centers and 3 Fertility Care Centers. HCG has redefined the future of healthcare in India by designing, building and managing centers with a committed vision. The vision of HCG is to make high quality healthcare accessible to all by adopting global innovations.

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