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ONCOLOGY REFLECTIONS
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-52

A physician's personal experience with breast cancer: An interview


1 Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Lab Medicine and Research, The Mission Hospital, Durgapur, West Bengal, India
2 Freelance Medical Writer, B12, Dronacharya Apartment, Mayur Vihar Extension, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Natasha Das
Freelance Medical Writer, B12, Dronacharya Apartment, Mayur Vihar Extension, Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2278-330X.105897

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Dr Moushumi Lodh is a physician who was diagnosed with breast cancer in the year 2009. In this interview, she speaks to childhood friend and freelance medical writer, Dr Natasha Das about her life with cancer. When she was 22, Moushumi had a fibroadenoma removed from her breast. She had noticed a small new lump in her breast 16 years later and ignored it for over a year believing that it was one of those benign lumps again. She believes an early diagnosis could have paved way for better treatment options for her. In this interview, she urges women to be better aware, to do regular self-exams and to go for screening. If diagnosed with cancer, she says, one should not lose heart but should fight it with a positive spirit. Cancer, after all, is only another chronic disease that needs lifelong treatment and care.


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