this is about a lady , about 45 years old who came to the out patient department(OPD) , 2 days back accompanied with her husband. She was very thin and frail and she complained about lump in the left breast. at her age , lump in the breast rings a bell about being cancer. What was astonishing when i examined her, there was a large fungating mass which had occupied almost whole of her breast and any fool can tell from miles that this was cancer!!!
i have never seen a mass so large , my question to her was for how long she had this? and she replied that she noticed the lump about a year and half back!!...this answer raised an obvious question in my mind...what the hell was she doing for so long????????!!!
and with a sense of disgust i asked the same to her husband....and astonishingly he was bothered majorly with the fact that there was a foul smell which has has started coming out from the lesion since it had bursted out of the skin for about a month..after examination, i told her husband that the lesion seems to be cancer though it required confirmation and other investigation...and more apalling was the fact that he was concerned that the smell ahould stop coming from it!!!
this is a very sad situation...for me, for the society as well as for the poor lady......it speaks volumes on male mentality in our society....the lady who should have been brought out of concern for her health about a year back is being brought only coz her body has started smelling!!!.....there is a classification where the tumor is staged into 4 stages according to the tumor (t1,t2,t3 &t4)..but i dunno what should we call this one...t10????!!!!