AAC - Diagnosis: Basal Cell Carcinoma of Right Orbit

Name – AAC Sex – Female
Type of Cancer Basal Cell Carcinoma of Right Orbit
Age at diagnosis – 90 years (1993)

Patient expired in year 1999 at the age of 96 years due to paralysis.

Date of diagnosis – 25/10/1993

 

Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 5 years (1994 to 1999).
Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment Post Radiotherapy.
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Radiotherapy – 45 sittings – Dec.1993.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Remarkable improvement in Quality of Life.
  • Significant symptomatic relief especially in severe headache and watery discharge from eyes and ears.
  • In spite of aggressive nature of the disease, patient survived for 5 years.
Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Overall Survival (OS) for 5 years.
  • In such cases, Mean Survival after metastasis is 1.6 years and Overall Survival (OS) is 24.2 months to 63 months.

This incidence goes way back in 1993. It is about the fight put up against cancer by my grandmother and the never say die attitude of our doctor. In 1993, my maternal grandmother Smt. Anusaya Chavan had completed 90 years of age. Till then, even though she had faced hardships, she never had any major illness for which she would have to make rounds of hospital or doctors. But two years before her 90th birthday she was troubled by a peculiar problem.

Since childhood, she had a small mole under her right eye. She used spectacles (age related) for doing minute work. At such times her specks would slide and touch the mole. She would readjust her specks but it would keep on touching the mole. Gradually she became aware of the mole. She would keep on touching it as a result it started paining. The skin around the mole became red and swollen. Her right eye had become narrow. At that time we were staying at Andheri. Once when my mother visited my grandmother she noticed her face and knowing the seriousness brought her to our place at Andheri. We did all the investigations. Biopsy of the skin around the mole was done. It was reported that the mole was cancerous and it was spreading towards the brain. Since my grandmother was above 90 years, doctors refused Surgery, she was advised Radiation therapy. Radiation started at Nanavati Hospital. Outwardly the wound was healing but the cancer was still active. My grandmother was having severe throbbing headache. Doctors had prescribed painkillers whose effect would last for 4 to 5 hours. In that time she would have her meals, take a stroll in the house or in the building campus. After the effect of the medicines was reduced, the pain would recur. Twice she was hospitalised for the excruciating pain. This was just palliation and not the treatment for Cancer.

There were two things which were favorable in her case. First is though she was in her 90’s her immunity was strong and the second is she was not aware of her disease status. Hence when she lost her eyesight she attributed it as age related and ignored it. But the Cancer was slowly spreading towards her brain. The effects of medicines had reduced. Doctors had also given up, stating that there was no need for her to be admitted in the hospital. By then, foul watery discharge had started coming from her ears and eyes. The foul smell could be recognized from far off. Doctors told that the nodule had burst. My grandmother was suffering very badly. She would lay awake at night once the pain started. If there was no one around, she would bang her head on the wall. Doctors would give her injectable tranquilisers.

During this time I was editor of a weekly named Chitralekha, in which an article on Cancer and Ayurvedic treatment was published. My friend Mr. Sandeep Acharya (presently co-editor of Loksatta Daily Newspaper) read it and informed me about Dr. Sardeshmukh and his work being carried out on Cancer. I told him about my grandmother’s plight and asked me to contact doctor immediately. Even back then, Dr. Sardeshmukh would visit Mumbai on Saturday–Sunday. I had a talk with Sandeep on Monday morning. Looking at my granny’s state I was not sure whether she would be able to survive till Saturday. Dr. Sardeshmukh starts his treatment only after doing pulse examination. It was not possible for me to take her to Pune in such a critical condition and I was feeling awkward to request doctor to visit Mumbai on a week day. In those days it would take at least 5 to 6 hours to travel from Mumbai to Pune. Still I decided to give it a try and called doctor on his landline number. I informed him my grandmother’s health condition and about the ongoing treatment. Hearing it he assured me not to worry. He would pay a visit to her on Saturday. I said, “I don’t think she will survive that long !” He said, “Don’t think that way. Start her with almond milk – Soak 4 almonds at night. Next day make a paste of it by adding milk and give it in the morning. I will send some medicines through taxi courier. Start her with that.” As promised he sent the medicines. Next day my grandma saw those medicines and with a new hope of getting better she sustained the pain. We were watching her condition helplessly. On Saturday morning, Dr. Sardeshmukh arrived at 6.30 am. My grandmother was awake and ready to meet him since 5 am. According to his instructions, she did not have even a drop of water though she was thirsty. Looking at the doctor she smiled. After many days we saw a smile on her face. Accepting her greeting doctor said, “Granny’s health is alright !” She said, “I have a headache”. Doctor examined her pulse and said, “We will stop your headache, only you should take medicines regularly.” His words, “You will get well soon !” brought tears in our eyes. My grandma saluted him and he bowed to her.

The relation between doctor and patient is like the game of snakes and ladders. The doctor shows a ladder of hope and the patient talks with the hope that the dice would fall in such a way that he will not fall prey to the snake. I felt the conversation between doctor and grandma was going on in this same way. Doctor told my mother, “Grandmother has become old. But I can assure you that she will not die of Cancer. She will get better.” My grandmother started the medication with faith and very strictly followed the diet which he had prescribed. We could notice the difference within 15 to 20 days. The severity of pain reduced. The watery discharge from eyes and ears stopped. Only the biopsy wound remained, cleaning and dressing was the only concern. The pain stopped within a month.

After three months….

My grandmother expressed her desire to meet Dr. Sardeshmukh at his clinic. In those times the steps leading to the clinic had small stairs which didn’t have a railing. I warned both of them but my grandmother insisted to go. Next Sunday morning, my mother and sister took her to the clinic. It was crowded. When doctor was informed, he came out of his cabin. Seeing him, my grandma bowed down and touched his feet. This happened in a fraction of a second before doctor could realize and stop her from doing so. All the patients in the clinic were surprised.

Dr. Sardeshmukh explained her case to all those present and praised her will –power. He said, “Why did you take the trouble? I would have come to meet you.”My grandmother said, “Shouldn’t I come to meet the person who has kept me alive? Shouldn’t I meet him to show my gratitude? Hence I have come !”, even at that time my grandmother did not utter the word death. My grandma took the medicines regularly till the end. She expired 6 years after starting the medicines in 1999 that too due to paralysis.”

– Dnyanesh Maharao

(Editor, Weekly- Chitralekha)

NVR - Diagnosis : CA Oesophagus

Name – NVR Sex – Female
Type of Cancer CA Oesophagus, Stage III C, Grade III
Age at diagnosis – 59 years (1999)

Present age –78 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – 24/03/1999
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 10 years 6 months. (May 1999 to Nov. 2009).
Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment Post Surgery
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Surgery – Jejunostomy – Upper part of gastrectomy with excision of lower 1/3rd of Oesophagus – 02/04/1999.
  • Chemotherapy – She was advised for Chemotherapy but she was reluctant to undergo chemotherapy and started Ayurvedic treatment at ICTRC, Mumbai Centre.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Remarkable improvement in Quality of Life.
  • In spite of aggressive nature of the disease and despite of not treated with Chemotherapy as a conventional treatment in such cases, patient survived for more than 19 years.
Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Overall Survival (OS) of 19 years 2 months.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is 21% and 10 years RSR is 14.3%.

Towards the end of the year 1999, I started to experience pain while swallowing food. Initially I tried some home remedies and also consulted my family physician but I had no relief. My health started to deteriorate so in consultation with my brother and sister who were in the medical field I underwent investigations like Sonography, blood investigations and CT Scan. Investigations revealed that there was a cancerous growth at the esophageal end and the treatment available was Surgery.

I underwent Surgery. To prevent recurrence of the disease, I was recommended Chemotherapy, but I knew of patients who had undergone Chemotherapy and how they were suffering so I was very skeptical about undergoing Chemo. So my brother and sister suggested that instead I should take Ayurvedic medicines which would help in preventing recurrence. Accordingly, they took me to Dr. Sardeshmukh Sir and towards the end of 1999 I started with Ayurvedic medicines.

For the last 18 years I am living a normal life. Initially for few years I took medicines regularly and followed wholesome diet. Now I follow the diet. Since last 3 to 4 years I have not felt the need to take medicines. Age related health issues do happen but I am able to be a part of many good occasions in life. Every human walks around with a certain kind of happiness and some times do face sadness at some point of life which I have already gone through but at this phase in my life, to be satisfied is Life for me!

SJJ - Diagnosis : Malignant Melanoma

Name – SJJ Sex – Male
Type of Cancer Malignant Melanoma stage IV
Age at diagnosis – 48 years (1998)

Present age – 68 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – June 1998
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 19 years 8 months (Sept. 1998 to May 2018).

 

Panchakarma

treatment

1st Set – Vaman – 1998.

2nd Set – Basti – 2002.

3rd Set – Vaman, Virechan, Raktmokshan – 2004.

4th Set – Basti – 2007.

5th Set – Basti – 2012.

Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment Post Surgery
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Surgery
  1. Excision of tumour on the back – 05/06/1998.
  2. Excision of left axillary tumour – 21/06/1999.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Significant improvement in Quality of Life.
  • Disease in remission after Jun. 1999.
  • Patient is asymptomatic.
  • Patient’s Oncologist at Germany stated that Cancer is under control and recommended patient to continue Ayurvedic treatment at India.
Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Overall Survival (OS) of 20 years.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is noted 40% whereas 10 years RSR is 24%.

First, I want to congratulate all cancer survivors, who are celebrating today.

It is really a day that is worth, to remember and celebrate. To understand the importance of being alive, to thank God for this gift. I am grateful and want to live my life as fully and joyfully as possible.

My name is Shantida Jung and I have survived a Malignant Melanoma and Lymphatic Cancer since my cancer diagnosed in 1998.

This year I will complete 20 years.

This is indeed for me a great event, especially this year and I am happy to share this day with all of you.

I had 2 times an operation in 1998 and 1999. The original tumor got removed as well as lymph nodes under the left arm. I have done no chemotherapy or radiation.

For my life style and improving my health I use homeopathy, meditation and I have been following the advices of my doctor, Prof. Dr. Sardeshmukh and his team, for the last 30 years. I follow the diet advices, take herbal medicine and I went to India 5 times for Panchakarma treatment.

I go every year for a check-up in Germany and my internist, Dr. Graubner, is always happy to see me so healthy. As a lecturer in the University Gießen, Germany, he often refers to me, to tell his students, what a patient can achieve, if he himself is taking his own health in his hands and actively supports his wellbeing. In his reports he writes every year: this patient has an exceptional good health with the help of Ayurveda.

I am living a much routinized life, based on the Ayurvedic principles, which is a great support for me. Luckily my wife, Veenaji, is a good Ayurvedic cook, so I get very delicious food every day.

In this last 30 years, my life has shown ups and downs, which I feel, is part of living. Also, health has not always been going well. Setbacks were also there, I see, it is an art, to look, what is happening in my life and body, to see, where I left the track and what I can do, to come back again to my own inner balance.

Now I am 68 years old and enjoying my life. I have a school bus company and I am driving also myself.

I drive disabled children to school and back home, on a daily base. Working with children, helps me to remain fit and young in spirit.

In this sense, wishing you once again, a beautiful cancer survival day, from Germany and thanks to all my doctors, especially Prof. Dr. Sardeshmukh and the whole Wagholi staff.

DKN - Diagnosis : CA Stomach with hepatic metastasis

Name – DKN Sex – Male
Type of Cancer CA Stomach with hepatic metastasis, Stage IV
Age at diagnosis – 67 years (2003)

Present age – 82 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – 25/11/2003.
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 7 years (Nov. 2003 to Nov. 2010).
Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment Pre Chemotherapy.
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Chemotherapy – 6 Cycles (Dec. 2003 to Apr. 2004).
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Tolerated Chemotherapy with minimal side effects.
  • Remarkable improvement in Quality of Life.
  • No recurrence or metastasis since Apr. 2004.
  • Liver metastases resolved which were persistent even after Chemotherapy.
Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Disease Free Survival (DFS) of 14 years.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is 4%.

Myself, Mr. Digambar K. Naik, age 82 years, retired Superintendent of Customs and Central Excise had suffered from Cancer of Stomach with secondary metastasis in Liver in November 2003 at the age of 67 years. I was suffering from severe pain in abdomen when I was advised to do the U.S.G of Abdomen. The U.S.G revealed lesions in the liver and I was referred to Tata Memorial Hospital. At Tata Hospital a series of investigations were done and it was concluded that I had primary Cancer of Stomach, Stage IV with secondary metastasis in liver. I then consulted Dr. Suresh Advani, Oncologist in Raheja Hospital who advised 6 cycles of Chemotherapy. Simultaneously I started Ayurvedic Treatment at Dadar branch of Cancer Treatment and Research Centre. Ayurvedic treatment helped in reducing the side effects of Chemotherapy. After 6 cycles of Chemotherapy along with Ayurvedic Treatment, the CT Scan was normal. I had continued the Ayurvedic treatment after the Chemotherapy which helped to improve the digestion, quality of sleep and gave me the strength to conduct day to day activities. The continuation of Ayurvedic treatment definitely improved my standard of living and contributed to increase my life span. Now at the age of 82 years though I have other problems related to old age like arthritis, I don’t have any symptom of Cancer. I am grateful to Cancer Treatment and Research Centre for their treatment.

FMS - Diagnosis : Carcinoid Carcinoma of small bowel, uterus, liver and peritoneum

Name – FMS Sex – Female
Type of Cancer Carcinoid Carcinoma of small bowel, uterus, liver and peritoneum (Stage IV), renamed as Neuroendocrine Tumour (NET) by Oncologists.
Age at diagnosis – 50 years (2005)

Present age – 68 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – 13/09/2005
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 9 years 2 months (Aug. 2007 to Oct. 2016).

 

Panchakarma

treatment

1st Set – Basti – Aug. 2007 to Sept. 2007.

2nd Set – Basti – Aug. 2009 to Sept. 2009.

3rd Set – Basti – Sept. 2010.

4th Set – Basti – Jan. 2012.

5th Set – Basti – Nov. 2012 to Dec. 2012.

Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment
  • Post first Surgery
  • Before second Surgery, Chemotherapy, Hormonal therapy and Lutate therapy.
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Surgery

a)    Right Colectomy Laparoscopic – 13/09/2005.

b)    Hysterectomy – 22/02/2013.

  • Chemotherapy – 6 cycles (Oct. 2009 to Jan. 2010).
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Significant improvement in Quality of Life.
  • No recurrence or metastasis since May 2009.
Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Overall Survival (OS) of 12 years 6 months.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is 20 – 30% and 10 years RSR is 9%.

The Cancer Journey of Mrs Frances McKenzie-Smith, Adelaide, South Australia

I was born in England in 1954; married an Australian in 1983 and immigrated to Australia in 1984 at the age of 30.

My primary occupation was as an IT Systems Analyst, with a strong Customer Service focus. In England I had my own IT business and after immigrating to Australia performed senior management roles in both Federal and Local Government.

As a mature aged student I studied and achieved various academic qualifications including a Graduate Diploma in Business Management through Adelaide University.

In 2005, at the age of 50, I was diagnosed with Carcinoid Syndrome. Unfortunately, secondary tumours had already grown on various other organs.

At the time of diagnosis there was no known Allopathic treatment, which encouraged me to investigate complementary and alternative options. Something I may not have done if allopathic treatment had been offered.

My investigations lead me to Linda Burr and one of her Adelaide yoga retreats. There I met Dr. Jagdish Bhutada from Pune. He explained the benefits of following an Ayurvedic lifestyle, and its principles, and I took my first steps down the Ayurvedic path. Also through Linda, in consultation with Dr. Sardeshmukh, I was given the opportunity in 2007 to travel to Wagholi and attend the Integrated Cancer Research and Treatment Centre (ICTRC).

There I met Dr. Sardeshmukh and Dr. Vineeta Deshmukh and experienced my first Panchakarma over a 3-week period, provided by the very experienced and caring Panchakarma doctors.

I have returned on 4 other occasions for Panchakarma to continue to improve my health, well-being and quality of life.  Benefiting my sleep; appetite and physical and emotional strength.

Before the first Panchakarma, my CT scans indicated that I had several tumours on my liver.  On my return to Australia my liver scans were almost clear.  In my opinion this can only be attributed to the care of the centre and to the Panchakarma.

During the 13 years I have lived with this cancer, which is now referred to as Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs), a targeted treatment (Lutate) has been developed and I was able to be part of a clinical trial in 2005.

Lutate is a radioactive fluid administered intravenously.  At the end of the course the results were excellent, showing that the majority of tumours had either disappeared or reduced significantly.  I now have bi-annual blood tests to check for Chromogranin A (cancer activity in the blood).  The results have been stable and remain in the low range.

I believe that Dr. Sardeshmukh, his ICTRC team and Ayurveda has enabled me to live well and longer than the original prognosis and by virtue, enabled me to benefit from the recently developed Lutate treatment.  I am, and will always be sincerely grateful.

Through my ongoing journey with cancer I have experienced so much more than I would have ever believed possible, and I have benefited unmeasurably from those experiences.  In many ways for me, cancer has been a blessing and I look forward with optimism to my life ahead.

SAK - Diagnosis : CA Left Breast with bone mets

Name – SAK Sex – Female
Type of Cancer CA Left Breast, Stage II, Grade III,

ER-PR – Negative (March 1998)

Sternal mets (November 2005)

Age at diagnosis – 44 years (1998)

Present age – 64 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – 31/03/1998
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment
  • 2 months (Sept. 2000 to Oct. 2000), again Ayurvedic treatment started in Year 2006.
  • 12 years 3 months (Mar. 2006 to May 2018, patient still under treatment).
Panchakarma treatment
  • 1 Set – Basti – Jul. 2016
Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment
  • Year 2000 – Post Surgery, Post Chemotherapy.
  • Year 2006 – Post Radiation for sternal metastasis.
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Surgery – Left Breast Modified Radical Mastectomy with axillary clearance – 06/04/1998.
  • Chemotherapy – 6 cycles – May 1998 to Aug. 1998.
  • Radiotherapy – Jan. 2006.
  • Hormonal Treatment – Jan. 2006 to Aug. 2008.
  • Patient is on regular follow-up of Oncologist.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Remarkable improvement in Quality of Life.
  • In spite of aggressive nature of disease, patient under remission for last 12 years.
Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Overall Survival (OS) of 20 years and Disease Free Survival (DFS) of 12 years 5 months after sternal metastasis.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is 22%, 10 years RSR 10%, 15 years RSR 7% and 20 years RSR 3%.

I am Sushma Kumar from Mumbai. I am currently a special educator at Sadhu Vaswani International School, Navi Mumbai.

I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer 2nd Stage in 1998. I visited Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and was advised complete Mastectomy. Apart from undergoing Surgery, I also took 6 cycles of Chemotherapy.

Through the newspapers, I came to know about Dr. Sardeshmukh, one of India’s leading Ayurvedic Cancer doctors. My husband recommended Dr. Sardeshmukh to one of his colleagues. This colleague was a Cancer patient and he greatly benefited from Dr. Sardeshmukh’s treatment.

In the year 2000, I visited Dr. Sardeshmukh’s clinic. Dr. Vasanti Godse recorded my case history. This was a turning point in my life. Half my agony melted away just because of the way she spoke to me and counseled me. I took the treatment along with regular check-ups at Tata Memorial. Because of this treatment, I now feel much more energetic, physically and strong mentally. However, after a few years, I temporarily discontinued the treatment. In hindsight, I feel that this was a lapse on my part.

In 2006, I was diagnosed with a lesion on my sternum. This was extremely painful. I had to take oral Chemotherapy for my treatment at Tata Memorial. This affected my digestive system and also made my bones weak. However, I also took treatment from Dr. Sardeshmukh, and I am continuing the treatment till today.

I have gone through several physical & mental upheavals, But I have always had support & counseling from Dr. Sardeshmukh, Dr. Godse & Dr. Vinita Deshmukh. I also took Panchakarma kriya in June 2015 that helped me physiologically. The love, sincerity and affection I have received here have truly worked wonders for me. I have learnt that although life is unpredictable, we can conquer any pain if there is someone like that to take care of us and guide us.

I wish to tell every Cancer patient that we must not be ashamed of or hide our ailments. We should talk about them freely with others so that they may educate themselves about this disease.

I convey my deepest gratitude to the entire team of doctors at Bharatiya Sanskriti Darshan Trust’s Integrated Cancer Treatment and Research Centre.

KHB - Diagnosis : CA Right Breast

Name – KHB Sex – Female
Type of  Cancer CA Right Breast Stage II A, Grade II

ER-PR – Positive, Cerb B2 equivocal

Age at diagnosis – 38 years (2012)

Present age – 44 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – 05/09/2012
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment  5 years (Jun. 2013 to Jun. 2018, patient still under Ayurvedic treatment).
Panchakarma treatment 1st Set – Basti – Aug. 2013.

2nd Set – Basti – Jul. 2014.

3rd Set – Basti – Jul. 2015.

4th Set – Basti – Jun. 2016.

5th Set – Basti – Jun. 2017.

Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment Post Surgery, Chemotherapy & Radiotherapy
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Surgery – Right Breast Conservation Surgery with coring of ducts 25/10/2012.
  • Chemotherapy – 6 Cycles – Nov. 2012 to Feb. 2013.
  • Radiotherapy – Mar. 2013 to May 2013.
  • Under Hormonal treatment since May 2013.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Presently patient is asymptomatic.
  • Significant improvement in Quality of Life.
  • No recurrence or metastasis for past 5 years since May 2013.
 Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has a Disease Free Survival (DFS) of 5 years.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is 93%

The smiling happy face which you see in front of you is a result of relentless efforts of one and many. I bow to Dr. Sardeshmukh and his staff at Integrated Cancer Research Centre who are always engaged in keeping me and other patients like me to regain their health.

I, Mrs. Kirti Hemraj Bhole, residing in Kalyan, am a Commerce graduate. My occupation is Beautician. In 2012, when I was detected with Breast Cancer my family supported me a lot. I was detected with Stage II Cancer. I took my treatment at Tata Hospital. My sister was very keen to start Ayurvedic treatment for me. Due to her efforts we got to know about this Cancer Research Centre. We visited the centre and started treatment. As per Dr. Sardeshmukh advice I went to Wagholi for Panchakarma and became a part of this Research Centre family.

My family members took it upon them to make the patient follow all the guidelines given at the centre. Here you not only get medicinal treatment, counseling is also a part of this treatment. Here you are also encouraged to continue your daily routine as before, but also to find ways and means to engage yourself. My husband persisted that I should write a book. After much thought I wrote a book based on my experiences with this disease for patients and relatives about ways to cope up with this disease. I am regularly taking Panchakarma for the past 6 years. I have experienced the glow after taking this treatment. Here you are guided not just about the physical well-being but also psychological wellness, which I thought is positive and inspiring.

I could combat the side effects of Allopathic treatment with the help of Panchakarma therapy. I was convinced that even if the Cancer recurs the duration between diagnosis and recurrence is prolonged.

I would also like to mention about the teaching of Revered Shri. Pandurangshastri Athavale. Imbibing his teaching made me mentally strong. He said it is your attitude towards looking at things which shape your life. If you have ½ a glass of water, it is your wish how you look at it. Half empty? or  Half Full?

I decided to go with it as half full, i.e. with a positive attitude and fought the disease. I live a disease free life. I feel that I have got a bonus life and try to make the best of it. Now I get calls from relatives of patients inviting me to meet the patient and counsel him/her. I readily agree. Patients are happy to meet me. I show them ways and means to cope up with the disease. I also inform them about the Ayurvedic treatment.

I am very happy with the treatment, guidance and tips handed to me by Dr. Sardeshmukh and his staff. I live a happy, fulfilling life and also make efforts to help other lead their life happily.

SRL - Diagnosis : High Grade Serous Adenocarcinoma of Ovary

Name – SRL Sex – Female
Type of Cancer High Grade Serous Adenocarcinoma of Ovary

Stage III C

Age at diagnosis – 47 years (2004)

Present age –61 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – 20/04/2004
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 12 years (May 2006 to May 2018, patient still under Ayurvedic treatment).
Panchakarma treatment 1st Set – Basti – Dec. 2007.

2nd Set – Basti – Feb. 2010.

3rd Set – Basti – Mar. 2010.

4th Set – Basti  – Oct. 2010.

5th Set – Basti – Jul. 2012.

6th Set – Basti – Jun. 2014.

7th Set – Basti – Feb. 2015.

8th Set – Basti – Feb. 2017.

9th Set – Basti – Dec. 2017.

Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment Post Surgery, Post Chemotherapy, Ongoing Oral Chemotherapy.
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Surgery – Hysterectomy done with ovarian dissection on 13/09/2004.
  • Chemotherapy – 6 cycles – Jun. 2004 to Nov. 2004.
  • Oral Chemotherapy – Aug. 2004 to Oct. 2006.
  • Patient on regular follow up with Oncologist at ICTRC, Wagholi, Pune.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Remarkable improvement in Quality of life.
  • In spite of aggressive nature of the disease, no recurrence or metastases of cancer since Oct. 2006.
Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Disease Free Survival (DFS) for 13 years 6 months.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is 39% and 10 years RSR is 23%.

I am a 62 years old house wife. In 2003, I suffered from cold and fever which lasted for nearly one year, after which I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. From here began my struggle. My entire life changed after undergoing Surgery and Chemotherapy. A person visits a temple to attain peace of mind in the same way, after completion of these treatments I went to Ayurvedic Hospital in Wagholi. The oral Ayurvedic medicines and Panchakarma treatment helped me to achieve a new life. The result of this is that I am leading a happy life with all my responsibilities duly done. I give this credit to Dr. Sardeshmukh Sir, Deshmukh Madam, Gujar Madam and all the doctors, sisters, Mama, Mavshi and will always be in debt for my entire life time.

LAK - Diagnosis : CA Right Breast, TNBC

Name – LAK Sex – Female
Type of Cancer CA Right Breast; Stage II A, Grade II

ER, PR – Positive, Her2 – Negative

Age at diagnosis – 69 years (2009)

Present age – 78 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis –31/08/2009
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 8 years 8 months (Sept. 2009 to May 2018, patient still under treatment).
Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment
  • Post Surgery
  • Before Radiotherapy
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Surgery – Right Breast lumpectomy – 01/09/2009.
  • Radiotherapy- 25 sittings – Oct. 2009 to Nov. 2009.
  • Oral Hormonal treatment – Sept. 2009 to Sept. 2015.
  • Patient is on regular follow-up of Oncologist.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Tolerated Radiotherapy with minimal side effects.
  • Remarkable improvement in Quality of Life.
  • No recurrence or metastasis seen since Nov. 2009.
Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Disease Free Survival (DFS) of 8 years 6 months.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is 72%.

Blood relations are always bonded. But there comes a moment when few people come into our lives and get bonded unknowingly. These relations are in fact strongly connected and long lasting. These kinds of bondages play a higher role than the blood relations and become bondages of gratitude for a life time.

I got introduced with Dr. Sardeshmukh, his institute and his family in 1985, the time when we returned back from America. USA is well-known for its advances in the field of medicine and technical progress due to new experimentations. Inspite of this development, there has been no cure found for some diseases yet. In such case there’s required necessity of God gifted person like Dr. Sardeshmukh. He is apt to be compared with a Godly figure due to his calm and determined nature, he is an extremely quiet person but when it comes to diagnosis, nobody can hold his hand.

I am sharing my experiences here. There was a lump in my Left Breast 10 years ago. My family members have spent majority of their life in a country like USA. The first approach to an undesirable growth inside our body is to get it removed and examined for the histopathology, which was done in my case too. It was found to be in the initial phase of Cancer. I was immediately advised treatment like Chemotherapy and Radiation, but I remembered Prof. Dr. Sardeshmukh. I visited his institute in Wagholi. It was a peaceful experience in the beautiful and serene surroundings there. I first took darshan at the Samadhi of his father, Revered. Sardeshmukh Maharaj and then met Dr. S. P. Sardeshmukh. He examined my pulse very meticulously and gave Ayurvedic medicines, which were small in appearance but very effective in nature. I regularly took the medicines for 2 years. When I again did some diagnostic tests for my cancer there was not even a trace of it. It has been 10 years since then, I am having my wellness in all the ways due to which I am daily looking after the institute, Kamayani. There have been no visible side-effects or general weakness and I am doing fine by all means. Ofcourse, it’s God’s grace but along with this, it is also by the blessings of Revered. Sardeshmukh Maharaj and God gifted people like Dr. S. P. Sardeshmukh and their effective treatment that I attribute the credit to.

NAP - Diagnosis : Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma with Relapse

Name – NAP Sex – Female
Type of Cancer Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma (April 2011)

Relapse (Sept. 2012)

Age at diagnosis – 34 years (2011)

Present age – 41 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – April 2011
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment  5 years 1 month (Apr. 2013 to May 2018, patient still under Ayurvedic treatment).
Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment Post 2nd Set of Chemotherapy (Relapse).
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Chemotherapy

a)    Set – I – 6 Cycles – Aug. 2011 to Nov. 2011.

b)    Set -II – 6 Cycles – Oct. 2012 to Jan. 2013.

  • Radiotherapy – May 2011 to Jul. 2011.
  • Oncologist advised Bone marrow transplant after relapse but patient was reluctant and decided to continue Ayurvedic treatment at ICTRC, Mumbai Centre.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Remarkable improvement in Quality of Life.
  • Disease under remission for past 5 years 4 months, in spite of aggressive nature of disease and Bone Marrow Transplant was denied by patient after relapse.
  • Clinically patient is asymptomatic.
Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Overall Survival (OS) of patient is 6 years 7 months.
  • Disease Free Survival (DFS) of patient after recurrence is 5 years 5 months.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is 21.1%.

I, Mrs. Neelam Pradhan, am a resident of Darjeeling, West Bengal. I studied up to graduation. I own a shop in Darjeeling.

I had complaint of sinusitis. Gradually in 2010, I was diagnosed with NK T cell Lymphoma of 4th stage. I took 31 fractions of Radiation and 6 cycles of Chemotherapy at Kolkata Super Speciality Hospital. After completion of treatment I returned to my home in Darjeeling. 4 months after that I noticed a nodule on my leg. Doctor advised me to do Biopsy. The investigation showed that I had recurrence.

I registered in Tata Memorial Hospital at Mumbai. I was told that it was recurrence and was not a good sign. I was advised 4 cycles of Chemotherapy and then Bone Marrow transplant. It seemed impossible; my age was only 34 years at that time. As per the doctor’s advice I took 6 cycles of Chemotherapy. My maternal uncle informed me about Integrated Cancer Treatment and Research Centre, Wagholi, Pune. I started my treatment in May 2013. Today I am completing my 5th year of Ayurvedic treatment. I have benefited with this treatment. I got relief from the side-effects of Chemo & Radiation therapy. I have gained strength physically as well as mentally.

I pray that all the patients who suffer from cancer get to know about the Ayurvedic Treatment Centre and regain their health. I thank Dr. Sardeshmukh and Integrated Cancer Treatment and Research Centre for giving me a new lease of life.

Thank You!!

VPW - Diagnosis : PNET = Head of Pancreas

Name – VPW Sex – Female
Type of Cancer PNET – Head of Pancreas
Age at diagnosis – 32 years (2008)

Present age – 42 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – 21/07/2008
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 9 years 6 months (Nov. 2008 to May 2018, patient still under Ayurvedic treatment).
Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment Post Surgery, Ongoing Chemotherapy.
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Surgery – Whipples Surgery with Jejunostomy feeding tube 05/02/2009.
  • Chemotherapy –

a)    Set I – 13 Cycles – 19/08/2008 to 23/12/2008.

b)    Set II – 10 Cycles – 20/04/2009 to 31/10/2009.

Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Tolerated aggressive and long term Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy with minimal side effects.
  • Remarkable improvement in Quality of Life.
  • Recurrence or metastasis of cancer not seen since Oct. 2009.
Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Disease Free Survival (DFS) of 8 years 5 months.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is 42%, whereas 10 years RSR is 25%.

Namaskar!

I Mrs. Vrushali Wankhede, stay in Mumbai. I have done my post graduation in Commerce faculty.

In April 2008, my second son was born. Some days after his birth, I had severe pain in my back and stomach. Due to this excruciating pain I was advised CT Scan and a series of investigations were done. I was detected with Cancer of Pancreas – PNET Stage 3. I was operated for it but they could not remove the tumor, so biopsy was done and I was told that the mass is inoperable. After the accurate diagnosis of the tumor I was advised 13 cycles of Chemotherapy. After the 3rd cycle, Chemotherapy was stopped due to severe side effects. I had piles. At that time one of our acquaintances told us about Dr. Sardeshmukh. We immediately took appointment and started Ayurvedic treatment. With these medicines my side effects reduced a lot and I resumed my Chemotherapy. I could complete my 13 Chemo cycles. PET-CT Scan done post Chemotherapy showed the tumor to be localized and hence the decision of Surgery was taken. I was operated for Whipple’s Surgery which the doctors claimed to be 100 % successful. I was advised 30 cycles of maintenance Chemotherapy. Along with this treatment I was simultaneously on Ayurvedic medication. With Ayurvedic medicines I could sustain such extensive Chemotherapy. My appetite, sleep, digestion improved. I have gained confidence. It’s been 10 years now and I am leading a fulfilling life. I give all the credit to Ayurveda.

The staff at Ayurved Hospital is very enthusiastic, helping and caring. I would like to mention Dr. Godse who gave me confidence and a positive attitude to fight the disease. From time to time she counseled and supported me. She talks lovingly and affectionately to all patients and tries to increase their will power.

After every night there is dawn. So without any fear, with a strong will and positive attitude face the situation.

Thank you!

RBL - Diagnosis : CA Tongue with Recurrence

Name – RBL Sex –Male
Type of Cancer CA Tongue Stage I, Grade I

Recurrence – Stage IV A

Age at diagnosis – 44 years (2013)

Present age – 49 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – 27/03/2013
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 4 years 6 months (Nov. 2013 to May 2018, patient still under Ayurvedic treatment).
Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment Post Surgery and Radiation, During Chemotherapy.
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Surgery – Wide lesion excision glossectomy + Left Modified Neck Dissection –28/03/2013.
  • Chemotherapy – 4 cycles – Nov. 2013 to Feb. 2014.
  • Radiotherapy –

a)    1st Set – Apr. 2013.

b)    2nd Set – Feb. 2014 to Mar. 2014.

  • Patient is on regular follow-up of Oncologist.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Tolerated Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy with minimal side effects.
  • Improvement in Quality of Life.
  • No recurrence or metastasis since Feb. 2014.
Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Overall Survival (OS) of 5 years 2 months and Disease Free Survival (DFS) of 4 years 6 months.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is 52%.

I, Rajendra Bhaulal Lohar, qualified as 10th pass, ITA (Welder). I own a welding workshop. I am in this business since last 20 years. In 2013, I noticed a small lesion on my tongue. A year and 2 months later I consulted ENT specialist Dr. Hemant More. After examining me, he advised biopsy. I got the biopsy done and sample was sent to laboratory. When the diagnosis from the biopsy reports came I was immediately asked to get operated. My family and me came to Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and consulted Dr. Parasnis who operated my Tongue Cancer. I was discharged after 8 days. Dr. Parasnis advised me Radiation for 42 days. But due to my ill health I could take Radiation only for 10 days and then I returned back home. I had severe side effects of Radiation. A few days later I again started to have complaints. One of my relatives residing in Pune mentioned about your Ayurved Hospital. Then we visited Ayurved Hospital at Nasik, where I met Dr. Sardeshmukh Sir and Deshmukh Madam. After the consultation they advised me to visit Integrated Cancer Hospital, Wagholi. There I consulted Dr. Bhargava along with Dr. Sardeshmukh and Dr. Deshmukh Madam and was advised Chemotherapy. As per their advice, I started undergoing Chemotherapy at Wagholi Ayurved Hospital. I took 5 cycles of Chemotherapy. 15 days after completing chemo, doctors said I will have to take Radiation for 42 days. Along with Chemo and Radiation I was given oral Ayurvedic medicines. Because of these Ayurvedic medicines I did not have any side effects of Chemo and Radiation. Since then, that is from 2014 till date I have been regularly taking Ayurvedic medicines.

Ayurvedic medicines helped in minimizing side effects of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy. While taking Ayurved medicines from Wagholi; Dr. Sardeshmukh, Deshmukh madam, all staff, aaya, mavshi, mama, all helpers of the hospital have contributed to my wellbeing. All the staff of Wagholi is very friendly. Chemotherapy incharge Dr. Ramdasi and the Radiation staff have also contributed in the betterment of my health. Ayurvedic medicines have helped in increasing my appetite, my digestion has improved and I am able to get a sound sleep. I have come back to my original routine and have started doing my job. I have no complaints now. I was advised Panchakarma by Deshmukh Madam and accordingly I underwent 7 days Panchakarma at Wagholi. Till date I have been following doctor’s advice and now it has been almost 4 years that I am taking Ayurvedic medicines. I have 100% benefited from this treatment. I, my parents, brother and children are thankful to all the doctors, nurses, care takers and helpers of this hospital. I have been treated very nicely in this hospital. Therefore I am expressing my sincere gratitude.

BAB - Diagnosis : CA Oesophagus

Name – BAB Sex – Male
Type of Cancer CA Oesophagus, Stage II, Grade II
Age at diagnosis – 59 years (1998)

Present age – 79 Years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – 08/01/1998
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 5 years 5 months (Feb. 1998 to Jul. 2003).
Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment After 1st cycle of Chemotherapy.
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Chemotherapy – 3 Cycles – Feb. to Apr. 1998.
  • Radiotherapy – Apr. 1998 to May 1998.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Tolerated Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy without any side effect.
  • Remarkable improvement in Quality of Life.
  • Patient is asymptomatic for last 20 years.
Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • In-spite of poor prognosis of the disease, Disease Free Survival (DFS) of this patient is 20 years.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is 43% and 10 years RSR id 18%.

I am Mr. Bhalchandra A Bhat (age 80 years). In the year 1997, I started having difficulty while swallowing food. I felt as if food was getting stuck in my food pipe. I visited Jeevan Vikas Hospital at Andheri. As per their advice, I consulted at Tata Hospital. Dr. Tapan Saikia examined me and advised investigations like Biopsy, Blood Test, X-Ray, Barium swallow X-Ray, CT Scan etc. I was diagnosed with Cancer of the Oesophagus (food pipe), Dr. Saikia advised Chemotherapy and Radiation. I completed 3 cycles of chemotherapy and took Radiation. While undergoing Allopathic treatment, with my doctor’s permission, I consulted Dr. Sardeshmukh for Ayurvedic medicines. I had known him since 10 years. I narrated him my case and my ongoing treatment at Tata. He started his Ayurvedic treatment. Here I would like to mention specifically about my meeting with a Cancer patient at the clinic. At the clinic there was a middle aged man who had come for treatment. He was suffering from Cancer of Vocal Cord (voice –box). He was talking very clearly. He said that a few months back nobody was able to understand what I wished to convey or talk. But due to Dr. Sardeshmukh’s medicines presently I am able talk fluently and clearly. They have also recorded my voice. Hearing his experience I became positive.

I took all the three treatments simultaneously. I did not suffer from any side –effects. I was not given any oral medication from Tata Hospital. After completion of my Allopathic treatment I would go for regular follow –up with Dr. Saikia. So also, I was taking Ayurvedic medicines regularly.

It’s been 21 years now that I am leading a disease-free, normal life. Dr. Sardeshmukh and his team looked after me very caringly. I am very grateful to God, Dr. Sardeshmukh, Tata Hospital and Dr. Tapan Saikia.

I also thank my family, friends and my relatives who supported me.

BDA - Diagnosis : Metastatic Carcinoma of pre - Sternal area with liver metastasis, with recurrence

Name – BDA Sex – Male
Type of Cancer Metastatic Carcinoma of pre – Sternal area with liver metastasis, Stage IV, and Grade III (2002)

Recurrence (2013)

Recurrence (2017)

Age at diagnosis – 48 years (2002)

Present age – 64 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – 25/10/2002
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 15 years 5 months (Dec. 2002 to May 2018, patient still under Ayurvedic treatment).
Panchakarma treatment 1st Set – Vamana – Mar. 2003.

2nd Set – Basti – Oct. 2009.

3rd Set – Basti – Aug. 2013.

Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment
  • Post Surgery and Chemotherapy.
  • Before Radiotherapy.
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Surgery –

a)    Excision of pea size tumor from sternal region on 10/10/2002.

b)    D3 Laminectomy with D2-D4 Pedicle screw fixation with

D3 transpedicular approach and SOL excision 27/06/2013.

c)    Excision of lesion from D3 and D5 vertebra and Dorsal vertebral column stabilization – 24/04/2017.

  • Radiotherapy –

a)    Set I – Jan. 2003 to Feb. 2003

b)    Set II – Aug. 2013 to Oct. 2013 at ICTRC Wagholi.

  • Patient is on regular follow up with Oncologist at ICTRC, Wagholi, Pune.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment

 

  • Remarkable improvement in Quality of Life.
  • Tolerated Radiotherapy with minimum side effects
  • In spite of stage IV metastatic disease in multiple organs patient could survive for 15 years 5 months with good Quality of Life.
Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Overall Survival (OS) of 15 years 5 months.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is 9 to 12 months only.

I, Balkrishna Ambikar 64 years old originally hail from a village Ambi and is presently settled in Chinchwad. I had a dairy business and it was running very well till 2002, when I was diagnosed of having Cancer. In the beginning I underwent Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy but I suffered from lot of side effects. Then I came to Wagholi. I have been taking Ayurvedic medicines regularly since last 15 years. In 2013, I developed a tumor in my spinal cord for which I underwent Surgery; I recovered in 2 months as I was already taking Ayurvedic treatment and started living a normal life. Dr. Sardeshmukh not only advised me Ayurvedic drugs but also helped me to keep optimistic approach towards life.

I had also undergone Panchakarma at Wagholi. Vaman Chikitsa was very beneficial to me. Dr. Deshmukh Madam also guided me time to time. The dedication of the doctors and other staff towards patient is outstanding. Visiting to Wagholi gives you positive vibes and one the patient gets cured. Here, instead of developing fear about the disease in the patient’s mind, the patient is helped to have an optimistic attitude towards life. At many places, the charges are unreasonably exalted in the name of treating the disease but this does not happen here. The treatment is planned thoughtfully before in the benefit of the patient. The financial status of the patients is also considered. Today when I look back I really feel that my life would not have been so comfortable if I would not have visited this Integrated Cancer Treatment and Research Centre, Wagholi. I am living a healthy life since last 16 years and I am sincerely thankful to this research centre. This centre makes us feel at home and take care of us like a family member. Prof. Dr. Sardeshmukh Sir, Dr. Deshmukh Madam and their team have truly dedicated themselves for research in the field of cancer.

RSS - Diagnosis : CA Right Breast with Lung Mets

Name – RSS Sex – Female
Type of Cancer CA Right Breast (May 2008)

Lung metastasis (Apr. 2011)

Stage IV, Grade III, Triple Negative Status with variant of uncertain significance (VUS) genetic mutation

Age at diagnosis –  41 Years (2008)

Present age – 51 Years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – 15/05/2008
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 6 years 7 months (Oct. 2011 to May 2018, patient still under treatment).
Panchakarma treatment 1st Set – Basti – Jan. 2012.

2nd Set – Basti – Aug. 2012.

3rd Set – Basti – Aug. 2013.

4th Set – Basti – Aug. 2014.

5th Set – Basti – Sept. 2015.

6th Set – Basti – Aug. 2016.

7th Set – Basti – Aug. 2017.

Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment Post Surgery & Post Chemotherapy.
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Surgery –

a)    Right Modified Radical Mastectomy – 21/05/2008.

b)    Lung Surgery – Left Lung Upper Lobectomy – 04/05/2011.

  • Chemotherapy –

a)    1st Set – 6 cycles – Jun. 2008 to Oct. 2008.

b)    2nd Set – 6 Cycles – Jun. 2011 to Sept. 2011.

  • Patient is on regular follow-up of Oncologist.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Remarkable improvement in Quality of Life.
  • In spite of aggressive nature of the disease (TNBC with Lung Mets & VUS genetic mutation), disease is under control and no disease recurrence or metastasis since Sept. 2011 (Past 7 years 8 months).
 Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Overall Survival (OS) of 10 years and Disease Free Survival (DFS) after recurrence is 6 years 8 months.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is 22% and 10 years RSR is 10%.

I, Mrs. Rima Sawant, age 51 years, am a graduate in Arts. My occupation is stock market trading. In May 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. In May 2011, it spread to the Lungs. At both the times I underwent Surgery and Chemotherapy (total 12 cycles). Surgeries were performed by Dr. Anil Heroor and I am very grateful to him. After completion of the Allopathic treatment, I started Ayurvedic treatment in October 2011. My treatment included regular oral medication, yearly Panchakarma and diet regime. Since October 2011 till now for almost more than 6 years I am taking Ayurvedic treatment regularly. It has maintained my health and improved quality of my life.

My husband works in Merchant Navy. He is travelling at least 6 months in a year. All the household responsibilities reside on my shoulders. I am able to perform my duties with ease due to the medication.

The affectionate and caring treatment extended to me by all the doctors and staff of Mumbai and Wagholi centre helped me to regain confidence. I am grateful to Dr. Sardeshmukh and his assistants.

My best wishes to them for their noble cause.

PVP - Diagnosis : CA Tongue, CA Thyroid

Name – PVP Sex –Male
Type of Cancer CA Left border of Tongue (Jun. 2013), Stage III,

Grade II

CA Thyroid (Mar. 2014), Stage I, Grade I

Age at diagnosis – 56 years (2013)

Present age – 60 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – 26/06/2013
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 4 years (May 2014 to May 2018, patient still under Ayurvedic treatment).
Panchakarma treatment 1 Set – Basti and Mukha Upakrama – Aug. to Sept. 2015.
Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment
  • Post Surgery, Post Radiation and Concurrent Chemotherapy for Tongue Carcinoma.
  • Post Surgery, Ongoing Radio-iodine therapy for Thyroid Carcinoma.
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Surgery –

a)    Total Glossectomy and Left Modified Neck Dissection – 25/07/2013.

b)    Total Thyroidectomy – 13/03/2014.

  • Radiation with concurrent 6 Cycles of Chemotherapy –Sept. 2013 to Oct. 2013.
  • Radio-iodine therapy – 3 times till Dec. 2015.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Symptomatic relief in neck stiffness, pain in jaws & improvement in speech.
  • Significant improvement in Quality of life.
  • In spite of aggressive nature of the disease i.e. 2 malignancies (CA Tongue, CA Thyroid), disease is under control.
 Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Overall Survival (OS) of 4 years 7 months.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is 39%.    

On 10th December 2012, after a prolonged tenure of 35 years I took voluntary retirement. On 16th June 2013, I was detected with Cancer of Tongue. A long dark era started. Surgery was done on 25th July 2013. Initially I was advised to undergo partial excision of tongue but at the operation table the decision was taken for total excision of tongue. All the more it was found even thyroid gland was affected by cancer. After the completion of treatment of CA Tongue (i.e Post Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation) in March 2014, I also underwent Surgery of thyroid gland.

In those days neither could I eat anything, nor could I speak. My feeding was through a tube. If I had to convey anything I had to write it on paper. My appetite had reduced. The urge to eat anything was totally lost. Due to poor intake my weight had gone down. In such a pitiable state I got the information about Ayurvedic Treatment and Research that was being conducted by Dr. Sardeshmukh, from an acquaintance. In 2nd week of May 2014, carrying all the documents of Tata Hospital, I visited the Dadar clinic along with my wife. After studying the case, Dr. Godse started medicines and gave me an appointment to visit Dr. Sardeshmukh on Saturday. I could feel the impact of counseling from Dr. Sardeshmukh, his soft spoken nature and also the medicines given to me. Gradually I started having the urge to eat, to have a good sleep. My weight also started increasing. I decided to regain my poise once again.

During this period I requested the doctors at Tata Hospital to remove the feeding tube and started taking food by mouth. I started regaining my confidence. I started practicing to speak with persistence, doing my daily chores, giving a helping hand in household work. Slowly I started expanding my sphere of work. I ventured out to go the market, do bank jobs etc. I commuted alone. Still the problem of speech persisted. If the other person did not understand my words I wrote it on paper and started communicating. With Ayurvedic medicines and strong support of my family I have become confident and independent. At present I am working part-time in a renowned CA firm. After 5 years, in very recent time I also did touring to Marwad region of Rajasthan.

As a part of my treatment I went to Wagholi for 15 days Panchakarma. I lived alone over there. Overall, I was benefited by Panchakarma treatment.

I proudly say that the success of my wellbeing is attributed to Dr. Sardeshmukh, his team of doctors and my family members. Now I am leading a happy and fulfilling life. I have developed the will to fight this disease.

I am grateful to Dr. Sardeshmukh and his assistant doctors.

RKK - Diagnosis : Cortical Thymoma

Name –  RKK Sex – Female
Type of Cancer Cortical Thymoma Type B2, Stage III.
Age at diagnosis – 37 years (2006)

Present age – 48 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – 25/03/2006
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 12 years 2 months (Apr. 2006 to Jun. 2018, patient still under treatment).
Panchakarma treatment 1st Set – Basti – Feb. 2009.

2nd Set – Basti – Nov. to Dec. 2010.

3rd Set – Basti – Feb. 2012.

4th Set – Basti – Nov. to Dec. 2012.

5th Set – Uttarbasti – Dec. 2012.

6th Set – Uttarbasti – Feb. 2013.

7th Set – Basti – Nov. 2013.

8th Set – Basti – Nov. 2015.

9th Set – Basti – Nov. 2016.

10th Set – Basti – Mar. to Apr. 2018.

Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment
  • Post Surgery
  • Before starting Chemotherapy
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Surgery – Left posterior lateral Thoracotomy with partial resection of tumour – 16/03/2006.
  • Chemotherapy – 6 Cycles – Apr. 2006 to Aug. 2006.
  • Radiotherapy – Sep. 2006 to Nov. 2006.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Tolerated Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy with minimal side-effects.
  • Remarkable improvement in Quality of Life.
  • Dyspnea and palpitation which were due to Pericardial effusion and post Radiation fibrosis are under control with oral Ayurvedic treatment, periodic Panchakarma Treatment and allied procedures.
  • Significant decrease in SUV of prevascular mass (6.5 — 3.4 — 1.8) and no active disease elsewhere in the body after starting Ayurvedic Treatment.
Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Overall Survival (OS) of 11 years 7 months.
  • Reported 5 years Related Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is 72%, 10 years RSR is 40%.
  • Long-term survival is worse in B2 type of thymomothan for thymoma types A, AB and B1 (WHO classification).

Namaste!

I am Dr. Rujuta Kushalkar. I have done Ph.D in Biology. I was diagnosed with a rare Cancer, “Cortical Thymoma” of 3rd Stage in February 2006. The tumor had engulfed the blood vessels arising from the heart and adherent to it. It had spread to the left lung also. According to the Oncologists I had only a few months left to live. The tumor could not be removed by Surgery. By taking 6 cycles of Chemotherapy and 33 fractions of Radiation therapy, the tumor reduced in size. But after completion of treatment the tumor size increased within 3 months. All doctors gave up on me. There was no further treatment!!

My sister Dr. Asmita Modak told me about Cancer Research Project. I started Ayurvedic treatment before starting my 2nd Chemo cycle. I could make out the difference in my health status between my 1st and 2nd cycle. Though my Chemo drugs and Radiation were of high intensity I never suffered from side effects like vomiting, loose motions/ constipation, lack of appetite, etc.

Conventional treatment of Chemotherapy and Radiation had left severe damage to my Heart and Lungs. But with my regular Ayurvedic medication, usage of medicated oils and yearly Panchakarma, I am giving a fight to Cancer for the past 12 years.

With the blessings of Sardeshmukh Maharaj and efforts of Dr. Sardeshmukh Sir, all the doctors and staff of Cancer Research Project, I have got a rebirth.

Medicines cures and love heals.

MCS - Diagnosis : CA Left Breast with bone metastasis

Name – MCS Sex –Female
Type of Cancer CA Left Breast with bone metastasis,

Stage IV, ER-PR Negative, Her2 Positive

Age at diagnosis – 47 years (2008)

Present age – 57 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – 19/01/2008
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 1 year 4 months (Feb. 2008 to Jun. 2009).
Panchakarma treatment 1 Set – Basti – Feb. 2009.
Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment
  • During Neo Adjunct Chemotherapy.
  • Before Breast Surgery.
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Surgery – Left Modified Radical Mastectomy – 10/03/2008.
  • Chemotherapy – Neo Adjuvant Chemotherapy 2 cycles – Jan. 2008 to Feb. 2008 and 6 cycles after surgery – Apr. 2008 to Jul. 2008.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Remarkable improvement in Quality of Life.
  • Tolerated Chemotherapy with minimal side effects.
  • In spite of aggressive nature of the disease (Stage IV), she survived for 10 years.
Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Overall Survival (OS) of 10 years.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is only 22% and 10 years RSR is only 10%.

Respected Dr. Sardeshmukh Sir

In January 2008, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. This was like a curse to me after having lived a healthy life, I was 48 years old then.  I was totally shattered and my family was very disturbed. My husband gave me tremendous support. At that time Dr. Kelkar from Deenanath Mangeshkar advised Surgery after undergoing two cycles of Chemotherapy.

Accordingly my first Chemo was completed on January 22nd. Later we got to know about Cancer Research Center, Wagholi and Dr. Sardeshmukh Sir. We were residing at Kothrud, from there we came to Wagholi. We met Doctor, his affectionate and confident eyes, calmness in conversation gave me a lot of confidence that I would definitely come out of the disease. He gave me medicines which would help in reducing side effects of Chemotherapy. I had a lot of side effects during my first Chemo, so he advised me to get admitted for 15 days and I got admitted. The entire hospital staff was very caretaking, beautiful environment surrounding the cottages; the serene ambience and cleanliness were really nice.

Massage, steam and medications helped in the improvement of my health. I could successfully tolerate rest of my 8 Chemotherapy cycles and Surgery with very minimal side effects.

I, Madhuri Charuchandra Sohani, is living a very normal life and this is credited only to the doctor.

Thank you!

VML - Diagnosis : CA Lower end CBD and head of Pancreas

Name –  VML Sex – Female
Type of Cancer CA  Lower end CBD and head of Pancreas,

Stage I A, Grade III

Age at diagnosis – 65 years (2003)

Present age – 80 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis –  03/02/2003
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 3 years 5 months (Sept. 2003 to Feb. 2007).
Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment Post Surgery
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Surgery – Pancreo-duodenectomy – 03/02/2003.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Remarkable improvement in Quality of Life.
  • No disease recurrence or metastasis since Feb. 2003 (last 15 years).
Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Disease Free Survival (DFS) of 15 years 4 months.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is 14%.

I am Mrs. Vasudha Limaye, a person who got rebirth from incurable and painful disease of Cancer of Pancreas, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Arvind Kulkarni, Dr. Sardeshmukh and his team of assistant doctors. I would like to share my joy and happiness imparted to me due the seamless efforts done by these doctors.

I graduated from Bombay University from Arts Faculty (Economics and Statistics) and worked for a while in Government Service. Post marriage, I continued my education in music and acquired M.A and M.Phil degrees and started working as an honorary lecturer in Mumbai University. I was also doing solo singing programs on Radio. But suddenly on 27th January 2003, I was detected with Cancer. Dr. V.N. Shrikhande performed the operation. I was admitted for a month during that period I was not keeping very good health. I was diagnosed with Cancer at the age of 65 years. Post-Surgery, I was not advised any further treatment. At that time Dr. Suresh Nadkarni (who himself was detected with Liver Cancer) advised me to consult Dr. Arvind Kulkarni. After consulting and taking treatment from Dr. Kulkarni, I was advised to consult Dr. Sardeshmukh for Ayurvedic treatment. At the clinic, doctors went through my reports and started Ayurvedic medication. Earlier just after 2 & ½ month after my operation, I had resumed my duty. My teaching work was going on smoothly, of course just on my strong will power. I was also doing solo program on Radio. But I realized that due to weakness my voice suffered, it seemed impossible. I stopped doing solo program. I was sincerely following the advice of Dr. Sardeshmukh and his team of doctors especially Dr. Swapna Kulkarni, Dr. Vasanti Godse and also Dr. Arvind  Kulkarni who used to visit the clinic once in 2 – 3 weeks. They would patiently hear my symptoms of lack of appetite, acidity, constipation, weakness, insomnia and give medications accordingly. They would always support me with emotional support also. They never showed a sign of irritation while attending me. I religiously, regularly followed their advice. The routine went on for 7- 8 years. Now I have made it a routine and got used to it. I have now resumed my routine. I sincerely wish that other patients may also benefit from the treatment just as I did and they get a healthy and disease-free life. For achieving this, I pray to God that He may bestow successful and long life to the doctors who treated me.

I thank everyone for giving me an opportunity to convey and pen down my thoughts to you all!

VBK - Diagnosis : CA Oesophagus, Stage III, Grade II

Name – VBK Sex – Male
Type of Cancer CA Oesophagus, Stage III, Grade II
Age at diagnosis – 53 years (2009)

Present age – 62 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – 23/10/2009
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 8 years 5 months (Dec. 2009 to May 2018, patient still under Ayurvedic treatment)
Panchakarma treatment 1st Set – Basti – Jun. 2012.

2nd Set – Basti – Jun. 2013.

Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment
  • Post Surgery.
  • Before Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy.
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Surgery – Total Oesophagectomy with radical clearance of nodes in 26/10/2009.
  • Chemotherapy – 4 cycles – Dec. 2009 to Feb. 2009.
  • Radiotherapy  – Jun. 2010 to Jul. 2010
  • Patient is on regular Oncologist’s follow-up at ICTRC, Wagholi.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Remarkable improvement in Quality of Life.
  • Tolerated Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy with minimal side effects.
  • In spite of aggressive nature of the disease (Stage III), patient is surviving for last 8 years and 4 months
 Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Disease Free Survival (DFS) of 8 years 4 months.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is only 23%.

I, Mr. Vinod Baburao Kadam, age 62 years, am a resident of Shrirampur.

I had been to Dr. Rahinj of Shrirampur for check-up and was diagnosed with Stage III Oesophagus Cancer. As per his guidance, I consulted at Shatabdi Hospital, Nashik and underwent Surgery. I was further advised to take Chemotherapy and Radiation therapy. My sister felt I won’t be able to tolerate Chemotherapy and therefore I went to Tata Memorial Hospital for second opinion. At the same time, I consulted Dr. Sardeshmukh and Dr. Arvind Kulkarni at Ayurvedic Clinic, Dadar. They guided me regarding Ayurvedic treatment. I started taking Ayurvedic medicines from Wagholi Centre and later also underwent Chemotherapy. I didn’t have any side-effects and my health status was maintained as it was before.

I was also advised Panchakarma treatment. The effect of this made me forget that I ever had cancer in my life.

Every month I do all the required investigations and regularly take Ayurvedic medicines and undergo Panchakarma. It’s been 9 years for my Surgery, and till date I have no complaints regarding my health.

The doctors of Ayurvedic Hospital, Wagholi – Dr. Sardeshmukh, Dr. Arvind Kulkarni, Dr. Deshmukh and Dr. Gujar have helped to regain my lost life.

VVK - Diagnosis : CA Left Breast, Stage II A, Grade III Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Name – VVK Sex – Female
Type of Cancer CA Left Breast, Stage II A, Grade III

Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Age at diagnosis – 54 years (2008)

Present age – 64 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – 09/05/2008
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 3 years 4 months (Jun. 2008 to Oct. 2011).
Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment
  • Post Surgery.
  • Before Chemotherapy.
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Surgery – Left Modified Radical Mastectomy – 13/05/2008.
  • Chemotherapy – 6 cycles – Jun. 2008 to Sep. 2008.
  • Patient is on regular follow-up of Oncologist.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Patient tolerated aggressive Chemotherapy with minimal side effects.
  • Remarkable improvement in Quality of Life.
  • In spite of aggressive nature of disease (TNBC), no recurrence or metastasis of cancer since Sept. 2008.
Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Disease Free Survival (DFS) of 10 years.
  • Reported 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is 78.1%.

There are certain events in life that have such a big impact that they totally change the life of an individual. For me, the life-changing event happened when I was 54 years old when I experienced a palpable lump in my left breast. Initially there was no pain which lead to ignorance for next 15 days from my side. On 08/05/2008, biopsy of the lump was done which was suggestive of stage II Breast Cancer.

I underwent Left Mastectomy Surgery on 12/05/2008 at Janani Hospital, Kolhapur followed by examination by Dr. Badawe of Tata Cancer Hospital, Mumbai. I consulted Dr. Chetan Deshmukh from Miraj on 04/06/2008 and was advised Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy proved to be very effective.

Immediately after Surgery, I consulted Ayurved Hospital and Research Centre, Wagholi for Ayurvedic medicines. A detailed case history was taken. My morale was boosted. Along with conventional treatment, supportive Ayurvedic treatment was also started. As I didn’t suffer from Hypertension or Diabetes, there were no strict dietary restrictions for me.

I had significant benefit from Ayurvedic medicines. The levels of Hemoglobin were maintained in between 12 to 13 g/dl, these levels didn’t lower down as a result the Chemotherapy cycles were completed within stipulated time period.

My appetite and sleep were not hampered and were maintained normal. During this treatment period, my energy levels and mental state were very good. In comparison with other Cancer patients undergoing Chemotherapy, I suffered 80 % less side-effects.  Ayurvedic medicines helped in increasing immunity, to maintain a good mental health and give a feeling of disease free status.  All the doctors and staff of this hospital are very good and cooperative. Their affectionate communication and encouragement by boosting confidence was very helpful in reducing the fear about this dreadful disease. The feeling that I will be cured raised my fortitude.

My best wishes to all the doctors and staff of this hospital who have given new life to many Cancer patients.

VJA - Diagnosis : Glioblastoma Multiforme with predominant Oligodendroglioma component - Grade IV

Name – VJA Sex – Female
Type of Cancer Glioblastoma Multiforme with predominant Oligodendroglioma component – Grade IV
Age at diagnosis – 32 years (2015)

Present age – 35 years (2018)

Date of diagnosis – April 2015
Duration of Ayurvedic treatment 2 years 7 months (From Oct. 2015, still under Ayurvedic treatment).
Panchakarma treatment 1st Set – Basti for 14 days – Jun. 2016.

2nd Set – Basti for 14 days – Jan. 2018.

Status at enrollment w.r.t. Conventional treatment
  • Post Surgery.
  • Post Radiotherapy and Concurrent Oral Chemotherapy.
Details of Conventional treatment
  • Right Fronto – Parietal craniotomy and radical decompression of tumor on 20th Apr. 2015.
  • Oral Chemotherapy – Tab Temozolamide 5 days / month during Radiation therapy and continued thereafter till Jun. 2017.
  • Radiotherapy – May 2015 to Jun. 2015.
Outcome of adjunct Ayurvedic treatment
  • Side-effects of Radiotherapy and long term Oral chemotherapy minimized with adjunct Ayurvedic treatment.
  • Quality of Life improved.
  • Disease under remission, as per radiological findings.
Survival

(DFS / OS)

  • Patient has Disease Free Survival (DFS) of 3 years.
  • 5 years Relative Survival Rate (RSR) in such cases is 14%.

“We don’t know how strong we are until being strong is the only choice we have.”

The above quote is perfectly apt for a patient having Cancer disease. The word “CANCER” creates trauma, fear in minds of many. Up till now the word was heard in reference with other people. But when it comes in reference with self then it shakes you, breaks you from top to bottom. I have gone thru the same, myself Vaidehi Joshi – Alate (Age – 35) professionally an Architect vividly remember the day when I got first seizure in the night on 24th Dec. 2014 for almost 10 min. and in the next few days we came to know that I have a brain tumor. It was a big shock to me and the family. In this entire situation being strong was the only option with me, which I tried to follow. Then the whole process about confirmation of the tumor being either malignant or benign started. The process of various nos. of MRI test and brain diffusion tests helped to finally identify the tumor as Glioblastoma Brain Tumor (malignant type) of grade IV in first week of Apr. 2015 which required immediate Surgery. So immediately on 20th Apr. 2015 I was operated by Dr. B.K. Mishra in Hinduja Hospital (Mumbai).

After the Surgery there was a list of suggestions for treatments from all over India by friends andfamily. But the first shock of Brain Cancer immediately followed by the Brain Surgery and subsequent start of the treatment of Radiation with Chemo gave us no time to think of anything else, so first few months went in getting used to the treatment and its effects on the body. The Radiation with Chemo treatment was draining my energy and giving nausea, body pain. Then the thought came in mind to start Ayurvedic treatment which has no side effects and will help to reduce the side effects of Chemo treatment. One of our relative Mrs. Sanjyot Ambavale had already suggested to start Ayurvedic treatment at Integrated Cancer Treatment and Research Centre. She was a Professor in the Ayurvedic College of the same institute. With this Ayurvedic treatment we were allowed to continue the regular Allopathic treatment so it was a win win situation. Therefore opted for this Ayurvedic treatment at Integrated Cancer Treatment and Research Centre (ICTRC). We visited the ICTRC main branch @ Wagholi, Pune first time in Oct 2015. By then my Radiation treatment has been stopped fully and only Chemo treatment was going on. But every month 5 days oral Chemo treatment was also showing its side effect on my body in the form of weight loss, energy loss, giddiness, tiredness, nausea, body pain. But since I started taking the Ayurvedic medicine slowly I started getting the reduction in the side effects of the Chemo and increase in the energy level and I could do some house hold work and my professional work during chemo also. I was advised to take chemo treatment for 2 years by Allopath during this regular follow up and a good healthy diet by the doctors of the ICTRC has helped me to bear those 2 years with calm mind.

I have been taking the Ayurvedic treatment for last 3 years. Now my Chemo treatment has beencompletely stopped in last year June still I am continuing with the Ayurvedic treatment as it hasbenefitted me in all respect mentally as well as physically. In the duration of 3 years I have taken experience of the Panchakarma treatment twice. It is completely an enriching experience. It’s like cleansing of your body. It helps in removal of toxin from body, increases the energy level and gives you positivity in life.

All and all the treatment in ICTRC, not only takes care of the disease but takes care of the entire body physically which eventually leads to the mental balance and peace. And has helped me to live my life in better way almost like a normal person without Cancer.

Ultimately it’s all about fighting your battle and surviving thru all odds with happy and content mind.

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