Mrs. Dipa Agarwalla is my friend's mother, whom I've known for years now.
It's heart breaking to watch her go through all the sufferings.
Here's the fighter's story in her words-
My name is Dipa Agarwalla. We are a family of 5 members which includes my husband, two daughters and a boy. I have been fighting breast cancer over the last three years.My husband works in a hardware shop. My son who is 10 years old also has hearing problem. My husband being the sole earner can't bear the expenses of me and my son. So, I request you all to extend me help.
It was first discovered in 15 January, 2015 through a Biopsy Testing at Bombay Hospital at Mumbai at my right breast at the third stage. On 18 January an operation was conducted by P. B DESAI at BOMBAY HOSPITAL.My right breast was removed. Actually, due to some problems I have to move to my hometown Golaghat after 6 days of my operation as a result I had to get my stitches out in Golaghat.
The stitches were actually cut before it dried properly. It increased my infection. Then I had to go for SKIN GRAFTING at GUWAHATI at MARWARI HOSPITAL and RESEARCH CENTER which was done by Dr. S. AGARWAL on 2 March. Then I had to start my CHEMOTHERAPY on 28 April till 22 July where I had to take 6 CHEMOS at JORHAT by Dr. BIHARI AGARWAL at SATYAM HOSPITAL AND RESEARCH CENTER followed by RADIOTHERAPY at GUWAHATI. I had to take 15 RADIATIONS starting from 13 August to 3 September. I was having regular blood test once in a month and everytime the report came normal. Dr. BIHARI AGARWAL recommended PET/CT to verify if I am fully cured.
On 12 April I did my first PET/CT at BL KAPOOR,DELHI by Dr. CHANDRAGOUDA. The report revealed that it started spreading and increasing. Again I had to start my 3 cycle CHEMOTHERAPY by Dr. ANUPAM MAHANTA at GUWAHATI. DISPUR POLY CLINIC AND RESEARCH CENTER ( COSTING Rs 30000 EACH).Only 5 JULY 2016 I did PET/CT at DELHI BLK HOSPITAL. The report showed a little decrease than before. On 7 JULY I took 3 cycle CHEMOTHERAPY at GUWAHATI by Dr. ANUPAM MAHANTA. On 13 September I again did my PET/CT and it showed little improvement. Then Dr. ChandraGouda recommended to stop taking Chemos and take tablets instead. Tablets were XELODA 500mg .I had to take 4 tablets each day. On 4 February 2017 tablet course was completed. On 8 February, I did my PET/CT at Delhi BLK and the report shocked me. It showed excess increase & started spreading in my left breast.
As recommended by the doctor, the treatment would continue for more 4 months. In order to adhere to the same I would need to bear expenses around 12 lakhs which I can't bear on my own. Dr. ChandraGouda is handling my medical case. I've to again continue the chemotherapy cycle.
This mother of 3 children may not survive without your help.So it's my heartfelt request to extend her help in any amount possible. All your prayers & funds will help me her recover and get back to a normal life.