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Hyderabad: Youngster diagnosed with cancer, Covid gets new lease of life

Published: 24th Jul 2021 12:17 am

Hyderabad: Doctors at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Secunderabad, have successfully treated a 24-year-old man diagnosed with cancer and Covid-19. Rajkumar Kocharla, hailing from Mancherial, was suffering from Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a cancer of bone marrow and blood, and underwent a bone marrow transplant (BMT) after recovering from Covid-19.

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The patient was diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy when he tested positive for Covid-19. Due to cancer, the youngster had weak immunity and was put on ventilator support to recover from Covid-19.

“Many thought that the patient may not survive from Covid severity because of his weak immunity and ventilator support. However, we conducted a Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) after he recovered from Covid-19. He surprised everybody to survive such harsh conditions,” said medical oncologist, haematologist, and stem cell/bone marrow transplant specialist, Dr Narendar Kumar.

He said that BMT is a proper treatment for leukemia and the patient’s uncle’s bone marrow matched by 50 per cent. So, BMT was taken up successfully in February of this year and after four-months of observation, Rajkumar is fully recovered and is in sound health.


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