A rare surgery at Max Super Specialty Hospital in New Delhi has brought relief to a 70-year-old Nigerian woman who was diagnosed by doctors in her country with an 'inoperable' thyroid cancer.
Aysha Mohammed's struggle with thyroid cancer began 13 years ago when she had her complete thyroid gland removed. Five years later, she fought her second battle with the disease which was treated then. However, her agony did not stop there as a small lump appeared again in 2012. Doctors in Nigeria informed her that the lump was inoperable.
Mohammed did not lose heart and decided to try consulted doctors in New Delhi at a hospital in Shalimar Bagh. Her consulting expert Dr. Vivek Gupta, a doctor at Max Super Specialty Hospital, informed her and her family that the surgery of the tumor carried the risk of extensive bleeding. The hospital said, "It could also lead to loss of blood supply to the brain on the left side, that could result in half-paralysis, and permanent tracheostomy due to weakening of the wind pipe resulting from persistent pressure on the large tumor."
Dr. Gupta and his team meticulously resected the tumor in June 2015, putting an end to Mohammed's ordeal. Her bleeding was kept in check. Mohammed is back in Nigeria now.