First of all, I would like to express my sincere regards to the kind of support and advice being offered by the community members. Also someone like Dr Sumeet Shah (highly respectable in breast surgery) and other doctors are taking time out of their busy schedule and guiding people like us with their immense expert advice. Hats off to you Dr Sumeet sir and other doctors, who are in true sense, the real saviors of mankind.
To discuss about the recent turmoil in my family, my mother was suggested USG of both her breasts, post which FNAC was adviced.
Detailed FNAC report is attached.
It would be highly appreciable if the experts in the forum could help interpret it for me, the severity and the next course of action for us. Are there chances still that it is not cancer and another testing should be performed?
Also, we are not able to cope up with the high cost of treatment and are looking for subsidized options of treatment. We came across Tata Memorial Mumbai and Tata Healthcare Kolkata which provides high quality treatment at highly subsidized cost. CMC Vellore is one our list too since we have heard about the quality of treatment and an economical option. (Please note that, high quality treatment along with an economically viable option are two equally important options for us and we have to look at both of them equally.)
Though my initial research on the internet revealed that the waiting period in these places can be 2-3 months on an average (may be more) and situation of the patient worsens in this waiting period (based on reviews available on the internet). Also, there have been some reviews posted by users that the majority of cases (including private ones) are taken up by junior doctors and things get out of control in few cases.
I have a sincere request from all those who could guide me to approach these places for subsidized cost of treatment and any feedback/ reviews would be highly helpful. If any of you/your relatives have had an experience of either of these places, kindly share some reference to those who can pass on their feedbacks.
For information: We are residents of kolkata and have got an appointment for Wednesday with Dr Ahmed in Tata Healthcare, Kolkata for a consultancy .
Kindly pardon me if I am violating any rules of the forum by naming specific institutes.
A son praying for a quick recovery of her mother.