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Support Arup Kumar Saha Fight Advanced Stage Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
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    Suchismita Saha
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Arup Kumar Saha

    from Kolkata, West Bengal

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My name is Dr. Suchismita Saha and I am here to raise funds for my father Mr. Arup Kumar Saha who is 65 years old. Arup Kumar Saha lives in Kolkata, West Bengal with my mother. He is currently retired high school teacher.

Arup Kumar Saha is suffering from advanced stage Adenoid cystic carcinoma of left maxillary sinus, an extremely rare type of cancer (2%). The symptoms started from October 2021with a runny nose specially from the left nose. At first, it was treated as allergy rhinitis. Even after two months, no improvement was noticed. Rather the mucous started thickening, water started coming out from the left eye. Later, the left nose was found to be completely blocked. Immediately after consulting with ENT, CT Scan, MRI and endoscopy was performed. Next, a surgery was carried out endoscopically to remove the tumor detected and biopsy was performed. Biopsy report mentioned adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) with perineural invasion and bony involvement. We mainly consulted in Tata Medical Center (TMC), Kolkata. MRI and CT Scan was postponed due to local infection. Slides and blocks were reviewed for biopsy and ACC was confirmed. After performing MRI and CT thorax, advanced ACC of maxiliary sinus-staging cT4cNxcM0. The cancer has spread the maxilla, nasal cavity, orbital floor. If it is not treated properly and immediately, it will attack the brain. A simple runny nose turned out to be a fatal life threatening rare type of cancer.

After discussing with oncological surgeons, we understood that the present case of my father is beyond the scope of surgery and there is only the possibility of radiation. Chemo doesn't work for ACC. However, the radio oncologists confirmed that this type of cancer is not sensitive towards photon radiation. Only carbon ion therapy can be suitable for this type of cancer, however, this type of treatment is also not possible in India, only available in Germany or Japan. We are still hoping to do the treatment in abroad and make him cancer free. The cost for the treatment is around 60 - 70 lakh. 

Until now, we've spent about Rs.3,00,000 without starting any proper treatment yet. Being from a middle class family, we have arranged amounts from savings, loans & selling assets. Now, we are still trying to get some money from our savings and from relatives. But still arranging this huge amount of money is becoming very difficult for us. We need to start the treatment immediately, otherwise the situation will not be under control of any treatment. Once we arrange a reasonable amount of money, we can start applying for visa and other stuffs. 

In the next few days, we need Rs.60,00,000 more for further treatment (Carbon-ion Radiation therapy, & medications). Please come forward to support us. Any contribution will be of immense help. Do contribute and share this crowdfunding fundraiser link with your friends and family.

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