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Fighting breast cancer with a double mastectomy in India

Oana was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at the early age of 29, in February 2017.

Tell us about yourself

I am Oana, and now I am 32. I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2017. Two years ago, I felt a lump on my right breast, the first time I suspected something was wrong. An ultrasound was instructed by my gynaecologist, but the test findings were normal. A year later, I still felt the lump, but this time I had other symptoms as well, my areola had a dark spot, my nipple had crustiness and discharge, and I also had sharp pain in my chest. I asked for something other than an ultrasound to be tested and she ordered an MRI, a test that was more probable to be covered by my insurance than a mammogram and disclose any cancer in my breasts. After my MRI, I was asked to get a mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy done urgently and on priority, as they found something suspicious in my scans. The results revealed I had HER2-positive breast cancer. I was terrified and almost lost, but my family helped me cope with it all. We started discussing the possible treatment options I had and the best place to get them done.

How did you know about MedicoExperts?

My father’s colleague suggested MedicoExperts, as she too had breast cancer and MedicoExperts assisted her for her treatment, and is doing really well today. My dad started to find them online and got in touch with them on my behalf initially. Later, I spoke with them, shared my reports and received consultation from their doctor as well. The breast onco-surgeon has good experience and was also very renowned. However, I had to travel for my double mastectomy surgery in India. Since, we already had a reference, we were not too scared to make the decision.

How was your experience with MedicoExperts and the Indian Surgeon?

Everyone was very supportive and caring through my surgery, and treatment afterwards. After the surgery I received chemotherapy and radiation. I was also suggested on what to eat and how to manage my side-effects of treatment. I must say, they really know how to handle sensitive cases as well and also ensure there is lot of positivity and care. I am glad we chose to travel to India and chose MedicoExperts to be our guide and aid.