BOUNDARIES FADE WHEN IT COMES TO SAVING LIVES
An 80-year-old male from Bhutan
presented with a right anterior thigh mass. An excisional biopsy revealed
myxofibrosarcoma (A type of soft tissue sarcoma which starts as a small lump in
the connective tissue), a relatively rare cancer. He underwent excision of the
lesion in Bhutan and the tumour was 1.7 cm
X 1.1 cm with margin involvement.
The final biopsy report was confirmatory for the same. The gentleman was
referred to Ruby Cancer Centre, a unit of Ruby General Hospital in Kolkata for
further treatment. Proper metastatic work–up started. He was put on
adjuvant radiation under the guidance of Oncology Unit 1, Dr. Sanjoy Roy and Dr.
Sandip Sarkar. It reduces the risk of cancer coming back after the primary
treatment, eg. surgeries like microscopic bits of cancer sometimes remain
undetectable post-removal of all visible cancer. The gentleman has completed 25
fractions of radiation without any complications and had tolerated the treatment
perfectly well. Ruby General Hospital and Ruby Cancer Centre wished him a
speedy recovery as he returned to his country with an unforgettable smile.
Ruby Cancer Centre is the first NABH-accredited cancer centre in Kolkata with world-class Radiation Oncology service. It also has a comprehensive cancer care facility with surgical, medical, radiation and palliative oncology services along with the state-of-the-art linear accelerator Clinac iX with FFF (Flattening Filter Free) technology, the first of its kind in India.