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  • Amar Thakur, Mumbai

    It was a pleasant morning in November 2013 when my brother(Aditya Thakur) complained about the pain in the neck with big lump swollen on right side of the neck. The lump was hard and it was very painful for my son. So we showed him to local doctors but nothing helped. After 3 days he vomited blood and we rushed him to local hospital. The doctors there carried some screening tests and a biopsy of the lump was done. The results came out after 10 days and it was devastating for us. My brother was diagnosed with Stage 2 Classical Hodgkins Lymphoma. We made number of appointments to various doctors but nothing soothed us. We did internet search for best possible hospital to treat the Hodgkins Lymphoma and we came across Kokilaben Hospital. The very next day we took appointment to Dr. Santanu Sen.
    On appointment day, as we were sitting in a cabin, Dr. Sen was going through the reports. We were very scared as what will be his next words. After going through the reports he explained us the disease and possible treatments. He gave us the hope and maybe the courage and strength to go through this traumatic phase of life. He explained about prognosis of the treatment. He was infact an Angel in disguise. He recommended for 6 cycles Chemotherapy and probable Radiotherapy. During treatment he always motivated us and also used to play with my brother as if it was his son.
    The very thought of hospitalization is scary and traumatizing. But caring doctors like him make it friendly and pleasing. Thanks for your effective analysis and diagnosis. Else, we would never have been able to continue living a life of bliss.
    The nursing staff in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital was excellent. They were caring and most importantly they were friendly.
    The treatment went smooth and after 6 cycles of Chemotherapy and 17days Chemotherapy, my brother defeated Cancer. It was all because of Dr. Santanu Sen and hospital staff.
    I still remember during the course of treatment my brother asked him whether he could eat wafers, he replied..."Jab tu thik hoyega tab apun saath mai baithke wafer khayenge."
    Thanks for teaching us the difference between Fact and Faith: Fact is when any ordinary doctor diagnoses illness in a report. Faith is when good doctors like you give their patients the strength to recover.
    Thank You Dr. Santanu Sen, Thank You KDAH.
    Amar Thakur
    Brother of Aditya Thakur
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