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21 kilogram tumour is removed from 61-year-old man’s abdomen

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New Delhi: A 21-kg of tumour is removed from the abdomen of a 61-year-old man at Paras hospital. He came to a private institute in Gurugram with hope.

Ashish Khanna was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in his abdomen. He has had surgery twice, but the unwanted growth kept coming back . He has not been able to walk comfortably for the last six years and when he arrived at the hospital, he was bleeding profusely from the rectum.

Dr Vinay Samuael Gaikwad, senior consultant of surgery-oncology in Paras hospital said.“He was advised immediate surgery. It was quite a critical surgery as it was connected to the intestines,” he added.

“We had to remove some of part of the intestines too.”

Jitender Kumar, director of Paras hospital said.”It was not an easy task to remove a 21-kg tumour from someone’s stomach.”

He added.“It was rapidly developing into cancer. The hospital has constituted a team of experienced doctors specialising in organ-based therapy is aiming to cure cancer by treating it at the site.”

Doctors say chemotherapy and radiation therapy might be helpful in killing the cancer cells in these cases.

Dr Gaikwad added.”Good nutrition after stomach surgery may require supplements like vitamins and minerals, apart from changing your eating habits.”

Experts say one must focus on maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced, low-fat diet, quitting smoking and exercising regularly as part of preventive measures for cancer.

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