Gama Bibi's Story
Out of many diseases, breast cancer is the most common, constituting 38% of the total population among women and the most unfortunate part is that the women in our country are deliberately kept uninformed about the various health related precautions that they must know from the very beginning.
Gama is 57 years old woman diagnosed with Breast Cancer (Invasive Ductal Carcinoma). She is a widow and lives with her son. The son is the only earning hand of the family. He earns by working at the brick kiln.
Gama was born healthy, but soon after reaching the childhood Gama became a child with different special needs. She had a Viral Attack which produced a permanent defect in her personality. Her facial nerve was completely damaged causing Facial Palsy. She lived her life with a droop on her face; she was unable to blink her eye even. Her face wasn’t the only part of her body which was affected as her right side was paralyzed partially. One and a half year back Gama had a severe attack of stroke due to High Blood Pressure. Managing all this wasn’t easy for this family but they tried to manage it.
Few months back Gama felt a lump in her left breast due to which she was facing stiffness and swelling. The symptoms progressed with each passing day. Unfortunately the unawareness of the disease took her to a crucial state; the lump is now increased in size to 5inches along with the severe pain in it.
I question all the readers, do you think spreading pink ribbons, conducting seminars, distributing pamphlets among the elite class is enough for this drastic disease awareness??
Today this poor lady is a victim of such life threatening disease just because of unawareness. Now doctors have recommended an urgent Mastectomy with 6 Chemotherapy Cycles.
Being an inhabitant of this globe it is our responsibility to eradicate this disease by helping the victims or at least create awareness among them.
Your first step against this Chronic Syndrome would be helping this poor woman. Many patients like Gama are waiting for your assistance.