Woman, 69 years old, colorectal cancer
I first met cancer in 1995, when I was discovered ovarian cancer. I underwent surgery and chemotherapy. For all these years I took proper care of my health and underwent the necessary check-ups. Since I had been through this hell once I hoped that the cancer would not come back, but it did – this time in a different form.
In autumn 2015, I felt excessive weakness and sever stomach-ache.
Doctor's Opinions, Bowel Cancer, Colorectal Cancer
Each year about 11 000 people in Latvia hear for the first time the frightening diagnosis – cancer. Their lives are turned upside down – what to do, what treatment to choose, will I survive?
Everyone affected by this disease knows the importance of early diagnostics and efficient treatment. However, the situation in the country is absurd – there is never enough money for medicine and up-to-date treatment with efficient medications is at the patient’s expense or depends
Patient Cases, PET/CT, Cancer Diagnostics
“The images obtained during the examination showed something like two small fireflies glittering against the dark background,” Sintija tells.
After a tiresome cycle of chemotherapy she was looking forward for long-awaited news that the malignant tumour in her breast has disappeared. The reality was quite different. “I am glad that I listened to my husband and underwent PET/CT examination.
Patient Cases, Doctor's Opinions