Girish was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer RCC (Renal Cell carcinoma – clear cell) in 2015. He underwent surgery and now is supported on a single kidney. He has been on life saving medications since the surgery. However, those medications lost efficacy over time and RCC relapsed again. As the next line of treatment, he underwent chemotherapy, which had no success at all. Now he has no other option than taking immunotherapy treatment (Opdyta Nivolumab), which is very costly. We've started to arrange funds from various sources to start with this line of treatment.
The recommended immunotherapy treatment needs to be taken on a bi-weekly basis and each treatment costs around Rs. 1.35 lakhs (about $1,900 USD per treatment). We have been advised to continue this treatment for at least 2 years. Insurance is covering only small faction of amount. We are trying hard to arrange Rs. 25 lakhs through our family and friends over the period of time. We still would have a shortfall of Rs. 45 lakh (about $65,000 USD).
Until now, we've spent about Rs. 30 lakhs for surgery and targeted therapy medications over the span of 6 years (as targeted therapy does not involve hospitalization, it was not reimbursed through Insurance and therefore we had to manage it from our savings). The immunotherapy treatment for 2 years is going to cost total of Rs. 70 lakhs. We are reaching out to you to seek support in this expensive treatment as this is the only life-saving treatment currently available in India.
In spite of his predicament, Girish has a fighting spirit and positive attitude which has helped him undergo treatment along with managing his job and family responsibilities.
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