Story of Sameera Sultana

A few months before my visit to Narayana Health City, I began experiencing pain in the rib area; I had trouble breathing, which had never happened before.

Initially, I didn’t make a big fuss about it, thinking that the pain would go away but when my condition didn’t improve, my family became a bit concerned and I visited a doctor in my locality. The doctor suspected it to be a case of lingering sinus infection and prescribed medication.

I finished the medication but experienced no change in my symptoms even after two months. My family and I began to get very worried. That was when another doctor and family friend, Dr. Ibrahim suggested that I consult the doctors at Narayana Health City.

Finding hope

Dr. Santhosh Gowda at Narayana Health City performed several tests and scans, and I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Initially, I was not made aware of my condition as my family members were very worried that the news would be devastating to me. I was unaware of what was going around me and was scared; I had many questions left unanswered and I wanted to get an answer.

Thankfully, Dr. Santhosh Gowda told my family that I had to know what I had been diagnosed with. When I came to know that I had cancer, several thoughts began running in my head, my emotions peaked and I was very afraid.

But Dr. Santhosh Gowda explained everything to me – right from the medication, the chemotherapy, the side effects; all of it. He instilled courage in me and my family. His moral support gave me a lot of confidence and I felt that I could overcome what I was going through; His support made me feel that I was in the right place. The hospital was clean, comfortable, and the staff was friendly and supportive.

I underwent several tests and one round of chemotherapy, the team of doctors and nurses took very good care of me. In the end, the treatment was successful.

A new lease of life

I couldn’t have done it without the support of my husband and family. I completed my treatments, and my follow-up scans did not show any evidence of cancer in my lungs! Today I am able to breathe as I used to and I am leading a very normal life, going about my routine.

As I look back on this experience, I feel that the moral support and positivity from the doctors at Narayana Health City, Bangalore played a huge role in my treatment and I am forever thankful to them.

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