Story of a cancer fighter: a case of carcinoma larynx with synchronous carcinoma bladder

Authors

  • Ali Asgar Chowdhury Department of Radiotherapy, Chittagong Medical College Hospital, Chittagong, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-2156.IntJSciRep20230696

Keywords:

Cancer, Malignant, Recurrence, Chemotherapy, Radiotherapy, Immunotherapy

Abstract

Cancer is a leading cause of death globally, and even in cases where the cancer patient stays alive, a normal lifestyle is rarely possible for them. This is even more true for cases of recurrent cancer, where the patients have to go through severe mental pressure from facing possible death multiple times. Various treatment methods are still being discovered and tried for the treatment of recurrent cancer, so that patients can lead a normal life without the fear of recurrence of cancer looming over their head. The present study was conducted with the report of such a case.

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2023-03-18

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Case Reports