A 37-year old Amina Abubakar has been cured of a rare form of skin cancer at a hospital in India.
A final year medical student in Nigeria, Amina was misdiagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and had struggled with it for three years, taking heavy antibiotics and other cancer treatments.
Bangalore Mirror reported that Amina decided to travel to Bengaluru, India when her condition wasn’t improving and there, she was diagnosed with skin cancer.
She was relieved after doctors removed a 5kg tumor from her breast.
Talking about her condition, Amina said,
“I found a lump on the left breast in November 2014 and then was diagnosed as chronic mastitis in local hospital in Nigeria. I have suffered wrong diagnosis and lack of treatment for years. I was physically and mentally broken and was unable to deal with the pain and the foul smell that comes with cancer. My family and I got very anxious about this situation and on the recommendation of a local doctor decided to visit Dr. Anthony Pais at Cytecare for treatment.”
Dr. Anthony Pais explained that it wasn’t easy to cure the disease because it was a rare one.
“Skin cancer on the breast and infiltrating it is the rarest of the rare cancers in the world. This was the first treatment for a rare form of skin cancer –*Syringocystadeno carcinoma paplliferum*, which was diagnosed and treated in the world. It is one such case where the right diagnosis was the game-changer in the treatment of the disease.”
Amina will continue a follow-up at a local hospital in Nigeria.