Vegetable vendor successfully fights leukemia without chemo

40-year-old Vijendra Jaiswal, from Bhandup, Mumbai, who suffered prolonged cough and fever, diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia; was treated using a new Chemotherapy protocol

Patient picture_Dr Sanyal's case study

  • Jaiswal had been experiencing persistent fever and cough; in November 2017, he visited a local physician who recommended an X-Ray. Post report evaluation, he was diagnosed with Tuberculosis (TB) and was put on oral medication.
  • Even after a couple of weeks, there was no relief, he then visited Fortis Hospital, Mulund, where he underwent a series of tests to understand the gravity of his discomfort.

The tests revealed low platelets, subsequently, he was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL) i.e. cancer of the White Blood Cells; he was then taken under the care of Dr Subhprakash Sanyal, Consultant Hematologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund. To treat the disease, Dr Sanyal opted for a new Chemotherapy free protocol consisting of ATRA tablet derivative of Vit-A and Arsenic Trioxide. The patient has been undergoing treatment since December 13,  2017, and has had complete remission from Cancer.

Dr Subhprakash Sanyal, Consultant Hematologist, Fortis Hospital Mulund said, “Through the XX treatment, all signs of Cancer have eradicated. He has recuperated well and is on his way to be completely Cancer-free; he is now doing well.”

Vijendra Jaiswal said, “It was a difficult for me to gather funds to undergo the treatment, however the hospital and the doctor helped me through it. They informed us about each step of the procedure, and also kept my morale high. Dr Sanyal has helped me in all possible ways; and because of him I can go back to my family, healthy.”

As Vijendra was facing financial constraints, the hospital helped him get in touch with trusts and NGO’s that helped bring down his financial burden.