3-Year-Old Lohith Needs Your Support To A Fight A Rare Cheek Cancer

This is my 3-year-old patient, Lohith, who suffers from a rare cancer on his right cheek. It's called Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma. He has been on treatment since May.  

His family hails from Shrirampura. Lohith's father, Ramesh is a site engineer and his mother Shanthala is a homemaker. Lohith is their only child.  The family has been struggling to pay for Lohith's treatment.

He Was In So Much Pain That He Couldn't Open His Mouth

Few days ago, Lohith came to me in a very bad condition. He could hardly open his mouth due to the tumour. He didn't sleep for 72 hours. I had to put him on emergency chemotherapy. He has been responding well to treatment and his tumour has drastically reduced. Now, he can eat and talk like a normal kid.

He Needs Support To Continue Chemotherapy

Unexpectedly, he developed infections in his chemoport, the line inserted in his chest to administer the chemotherapy has to be removed.  Once his infections are controlled, he should continue his chemotherapy. Unfortunately, the family is not in a position to pay for his treatment. As a doctor, this is very saddening. A young boy who is responding well to treatment now will go into unnecessary risk because of lack of financial aid.

How You Can Help Lohith

He needs your support to get rid of this tumour and pain. He will have a good chance of recovery if he continues his treatment.

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16th May 2017
Dear supporters,

Thank you for the tremendous support.
Lohith had a full disease assessment in May 2017. PET CT scan shows that his cancer (rhabdomyosarcoma) has been completely cleared with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Dr. Anoop
26th February 2017
Dear all,

Lohith is doing well, Initial intensive phase of chemotherapy and radiation is over and tumor is under control.

He is on maintenance phase of chemotherapy now to prevent tumor recurrence. This phase will be over in another 2 months. Overall his health is good and his body is free of cancer at this point of time.

Thank you so much for coming forward to help Lohith.


Dr. Anoop
12th October 2016
Dear Supporters,

I am Sudhakar, a Milaap Open Fellow in Bengaluru. I spoke to Ramesh, Lohith’s father on October 3. As soon as I called him, he recognized me and could not stop thanking Milaap for the funds raised. So, first of all, I would like to pass on his gratitude to everyone who contributed towards Lohith’s campaign. Thanks!

Lohith underwent the third cycle of induction chemotherapy between September 3-6. He developed an infection in his chemoport again after the third cycle. The blood counts were also slowly coming back to normal. The original date for the  starting the fourth chemotherapy cycle was September 24. But because of the blood count being less than desired and the infection, it had to be delayed. Lohith was admitted to Apollo Hospitals for the fourth cycle on October 3. It will go on till October 6. The schedule for the surgical resection and the maintenance therapy will be decided by the doctor based on the blood counts at that point of time.

Let’s pray that Lohith’s chemotherapy goes smoothly and he recovers soon. 
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