Homoeopathy in Post-Surgical Invasive Ductal Carcinoma of Breast- A Case Report
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the world of which triple-negative breast cancers are with poor prognosis and limited survival rate. Management of breast cancer requires multidisciplinary treatment: surgery, radiotherapy, hormone, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. The adjuvant therapies after surgery have definite adverse effects which can affect the quality of life of the patient. This case report is meant to provide a testimony of a post-mastectomy case managed with homoeopathy. A 74-year-old female presented with pain and oedema along right upper arm 1 month after modified radical mastectomy of right breast, diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma of triple-negative status and stage IIIA was treated with homoeopathically indicated remedy Calcarea Carbonicum in 200C potency repeated in an interval of 2 weeks along with a specific remedy for breast cancer Phytolacca Decandra in 200C potency administered in three pills twice daily. The pain assessment and follow up was done using the Visual Analogue Scale, quality of life assessment was done by validated questionnaire by WHO along with a comparison of clinical outcome and changes in CT Thorax. This case highlights the scope of homoeopathy in post-surgical cases of cancers.
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