Bangalore, Karnataka India (PressExposure) September 11, 2011 -- Dr. B S Ajaikumar, Chairman, HCG, said, "We are ideally suited to treat patients with primary and secondary liver cancer because, the multidisciplinary team is able to select the most appropriate treatment for each individual patient. The additional facility of liver transplantation completes the range of therapies available for this disease. However, this facility is available to all patients with decompensated liver disease for whom this treatment modality is appropriate - both benign and malignant."
Dr. Sanjay Govil, Consultant, Liver Transplant Surgeon, HCG, said, "Liver transplantation provides a new lease of life for patients decompensated with chronic liver disease, acute liver failure, and some patients with liver cancer. These patients have an anticipated life expectancy of less than 12 to 18 months, but liver transplant has a success rate of greater than 90% which can provide an excellent quality of life for many of these patients who would otherwise have days or months to live."
About HCG: Health Care Global Enterprises Ltd, (HCG) headquartered in Bangalore and South Asia's Largest Cancer Care Network, with 22 centers. HCG has defined the future of cancer care in India by designing, building and managing cancer care centres with a committed vision. HCG focuses on cancer care treatment, imaging and laboratory services, clinical trials and research services. The vision of HCG is to make high quality cancer care accessible by adopting global innovations to all segments of the society.
Post surgery, Tiwari underwent six cycles of chemotherapy and seven weeks of radiotherapy. "Chemotherapy had a lot of side effects. Apart from nausea, I had an urinary tract infection, a stomach infection and herpes. But with support from my family, I was able to overcome it. When I turned bald both my husband and daughter complimented me saying I was looking cool," says Tiwari, who is still on hormone therapy medication. Today, with four other survivors, Tiwari runs a support group for breast cancer patients where they counsel newly diagnosed cases.