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Cancer Patient Hits Half Century of Life

Times of India
28 May 2011
By Khushboo Kumpawat
Ahmedabad, India

Kaushik Pathak with his near and dear ones on his 50th birthday Kaushik Pathak with his near and dear ones on his 50th birthday
Twenty years back, the doctors made a prediction about him – he is going to live only for a few days. On Friday, Kaushik Pathak celebrated his 50th birthday. Pathak’s tale of fight against cancer inspires many.

It all started in 1991 when Pathak complained of severe headaches. Doctors adviced him to go for CT scan. The results showed that Pathak had developed a tumor. He then underwent chemotherapy for treatment. What then followed was chase for a little sunshine as Pathak and his wife Parul, a beautician, ran pillar to post for his cure. While it did not improve his condition drastically, the treatment nearly made them bankrupt.

"I took him to Mumbai for treatment upon relatives’ suggestion. The doctors there just checked the tumor but refused to open it as they feared that it would cause his death. We came back hopelessly as we had nothing left – money or resources. What all we had was faith. As a last resort, he was again taken to a cancer specialist in the city who predicted that he would live for a few days," said Parul Pathak.

Pathak said that the difficult period made him stronger and the love between the couple grew manifold. "I wanted to live for my wife and son," he said. The couple then heard about naturopathy and followed a Shivambu therapy that helped him recover from the disease slowly. On the other hand, Parul, not a trained beautician, started running a beauty parlour for living. "I did not receive training but soon learned ropes of the business," she said.

On Friday, when Pathak cut the cake, everybody clapped not only for the birthday boy but also for the survivor who looked death into eyes and emerged victorious.

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