Cancer is so limited…it cannot kill the spirit of life.

When I noticed one painless swelling over my right upper gum for one week being suspicious of malignant tumour, I had consultation with Dr Vikram, M.S., M.Ch. HOD Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery at Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center NH Health City Bangalore on April 27, 2015. Biopsy of the swelling was taken same day for histopathological study. On May 2, 2015 when I visited Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center, I came to know that I am suffering from Cancer of right upper gum. I got operated for removal of malignant tumour with reconstructive surgery on May 13, 2015. I was hospitalized up to May 20, 2015 and being discharged from hospital same day evening I am in post-operative convalescence at our Bangalore home with periodical check-up at OPD of Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center Bangalore.

On May 21, 2015 through Social Networking in Facebook, I posted about my swelling of right upper gum diagnosed as cancer and surgery to that effect for information to all my Facebook friends, relatives and family members at large with the message that “Cancer is so limited…it cannot kill the spirit of life”. I got quite a good number of likes and comments for the way I am fighting against cancer with much mental and emotional strength. Since that day, I am regularly posting my posts in Facebook on morning quotes, health magazine, photos of my remarkable events etc. on day to day basis.

I am practicing pranayama yoga as physiotherapy for my recovery in convalescence period at Bangalore home as advised by treating surgeon. I am listening spiritual bhajans in Hindi of Shirdi Sai Baba recorded in my P.C., Hanuman Chalisa and reading Shri Sai Teeka in Odia from time to time daily in morning, noon, evening and night. Sometimes, I pick up of one or two of my old articles published in my blog website Yoga and Spirituality for reading and for better understanding of the post and responses posted by different comment authors on the article.

I am now back to the fold of Yoga and Spirituality with the message that “Cancer is so limited…it cannot kill the spirit of life”.

Dr Mahesh Chandra Panda
Bangalore

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Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda Date of Birth:29.02.1948 Qualification:M.B.B.S.,M.D. Retd. (29.02.2008) Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh Orissa India
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24 Responses to Cancer is so limited…it cannot kill the spirit of life.

  1. Respected Sir,

    I read your blog that cancer cannot kill the spirit of life under practical picturesque now in your own life that you expressed so vividly and daringly that cancer itself steps back and averse away to further victimize because you have not neglected in treatment that meant not injustice to body now available in modern therapy as gum cancer is locally malignant that has been given a full stop. Now the convalescence is morally and emotionally supported with spirituality by many methods of celestial blessing. Hope and trust cancer has cancelled its invasion and your spirit in life make to fulfill the nick to normal with strong boundary of immunity. In such period of calamity your reflection will be panacea to cancer victims as appropriate therapy.

    I must encourage and thanks to your innovative ideas.
    Your Divine Brother
    Dr Binod Bihari Naik
    Bargarh, Odisha

  2. Prakash Padhan says:

    Respected Sir,
    I am shocked to know about your gum cancer. I could not see in Facebook as I am not regular. I pray to God for your quick recovery. I am inspired by your message “Cancer is so limited…”.

    Now-a-days I left UNICEF and staying in Dunguripali, Odisha. My Odisha number is 07077009136. I request you to please give your number too. Now I am going to Patna (Bihar) as a resource person in DFID’s Kalaazar elimination program.

    Once again pray to God for your good health.
    Prakash
    Chief Functionary, MSS India

  3. Rajesh Kumar Panda says:

    Respected Dear Kaka,
    From the day I got the message about your health, I was feeling upset..From Umesh Kaka who had been to Bhubaneswar on 02.06.15, I could know about the details as has been described to him by Shibani over phone. Really I am amazed about the power you have been conferred upon by practicing the Yoga and Spirituality. It is not only an instance in your life but an example set by you to all the human beings as to how you lead your life more confidently and more happily.

  4. Gum cancers are usually diagnosed early because of it being a sensitive area. Being treated by best cancer surgeon and at an early stage, it will be as good as radical excision. In any case follow up as surgeon advises and keep the spirit high. It will be great example for the non-medical readers and beware of any local or metastatic spread. God bless you with all the courage and health to fight. Spirit of life should be kept up for whole in all circumstances and in every difficult situation. It gives us required strength and keeps health better. Your blog and internet activity is a good communication and a nice way to keep spirits high. Chanting mantras also does the same by strength derived from faith in God and repetitive chanting keeps the negative thoughts away.Best of luck and lots of love to Sara.

  5. Gayatri Panda says:

    Dear Bapa,

    Don’t have any words at this moment (as diagnosed with cancer beyond my imagination ) despite being aware of what is going on with you emotionally & physically..but being a daughter who is so far far away can only pray for your well being & healthy normal life….Just want to see in person as soon as I can…God give our family strength & courage in this tough time….

    My prayers to Sai Baba & never give up
    Gayatri (youngest daughter)
    New York, USA

  6. Kedarnath Sahu says:

    Respected Sir,
    Namaskar.

    A nice article in which you share the most critical moment of your life so easily for the relatives, friends and society. Particularly in old age people get harassed with negative thoughts. Sir, I think you are able to accept this crucial period lightly only by the blessing of Almighty through Yoga and Spirituality.

    Kedarnath Sahu
    Sohela Dist. Bargarh Odisha

  7. Madhusudan Mahunta says:

    Sir,
    I pray God for your speedy recovery and normal health.

    Madhusudan Mahunta
    Sohela Dist.Bargarh Odisha

  8. Purnima Panda says:

    Pranam kaka,

    I was really upset when I saw your Facebook message about your illness. In real phenomena everybody is in fear about the disease named as CANCER, because it has been called as the disease of death. But now a days it is easily treated and almost always cured.In spiritual sense cancer can only give pain to the body ,but it can not burn soul of a human.Our strong belief make us go far beyond the deadly disease and make our life more joyful and realistic.

    I pray to God for your good health and long life.

  9. I am receiving radiotherapy treatment from June 22, 2015 for destruction of microscopic cancer cells so as to prevent spread of cancer in adjoining part of Right Upper Gum scheduled for 5 days in a week for 10 minutes daily VMAT (Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy) as OPD procedure in Department of Radiation Oncology Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center Bangalore for 6 weeks.

  10. Dr.Binod Bihari Naik says:

    Spirited one never bothers for any injurious to body and injustice to mind, never loses hope and courage rather strengthens the stamina by proper utilisation of intellect to boost the spirit for development of immunity against Dragons inflected on body and mind, because body-mind is abode of spirit. Many many thanks to you as spirited complex.Let my prayer may be additive to generate normal cells and be abortive of mental agony.

    With Regards
    Your Divine Brother
    Dr Binod Bihari Naik
    Bargarh Odisha

  11. Today on August 14, 2015 my post-operative radiotherapy treatment course was completed. Let me observe how the side effects of radiation subside and how much my physical shape, size and function of face return to lead normal life.

  12. World Cancer Day:
    February 4, 2016
    ‘We can. I can.’ That is the tagline for the 2016 World Cancer Day on 4 February. Marking the 10th anniversary of the global awareness campaign, the aim this year is to prove that every single person can make a difference in the fight against cancer.

    We can.
    • Stop myths that lead to stigma against cancer patients
    • Encourage schools to educate children on how to prevent cancer
    • Demand governments increase funding for cancer treatment facilities
    I can.
    • Stop smoking for good
    • Learn about the signs and symptoms linked to cancer
    • Return back to work after cancer treatment, to give it the biggest insult of all

    World Cancer Day:
    February 4, 2016

  13. You may read my article Sai Darshan during Convalescence Period of Illness published on October 1, 2015 in Yoga and Spirituality and comments posted by readers as responses on the article.

  14. I attained one year completion of my post-operative radiotherapy treatment today on August 14, 2016 for cancer of my right gum. Post-operative radiation after effects and periodical complications in swallowing and speech still persist. Let me have patience how the after effects of radiation subside in coming months and year to come and how much my physical shape, size and function of face and mouth return to lead normal life.

    • Dhandapani Muthuswamy says:

      That is your guts willpower confidence and faith. Really amazing. As a neighbour I know. Hats off ji.

  15. Dhandapani Muthuswamy says:

    Thanks DrPandaji for posting encouraging and excellent article for patients fighting against cancer and cancer survivors.

  16. After completion of my post surgery radiation for cancer right gum, I had check up CT Scan of Neck and Chest & physical check up and consultation by surgeon at Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center NH Health City Bangalore on September 20, 2016. Post-operative radiation after effects and periodical complications in swallowing and speech still persist. The good news is that there is no existing cancer lesion in the affected part or recurrence in neck, chest & upper part of abdomen. The not so happy news is that the convalescence period of illness may persist for another one year with advice for next CT Scan check up after 6 months. Let us hope for the best.

  17. World Cancer Day: February 4, 2017: Observing World Cancer Day as a Cancer Survivor. I am a Cancer Survivor for more than 1 ½ Year having radical surgery of right upper gum on May 13, 2015 followed by radiotherapy still in recovery phase of convalescence period of illness. World Cancer Day unites the world’s population in the fight. The theme of Global awareness campaign ‘We can. I can.’ started in 2016 will continue up to 2018.
    We can.
    • Stop myths that lead to stigma against cancer patients
    • Encourage schools to educate children on how to prevent cancer
    • Demand governments increase funding for cancer treatment facilities
    I can.
    • Stop smoking for good
    • Learn about the signs and symptoms linked to cancer
    • Return back to work after cancer treatment, to give it the biggest insult of all

    World Cancer Day 2017

  18. I had check up CT Scan of Head, Neck and Chest & physical check up and consultation by surgeon at Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center NH Health City Bangalore on April 25, 2017 almost 2 years after I was diagnosed having Cancer of Right Gum. Post surgery radiation after effects and periodical complications in swallowing and speech still persist. The good news is that there is no existing cancer lesion in the affected part or recurrence in head, neck, chest & upper part of abdomen. The not so happy news that post surgery radiation there is massive fibrosis over right cheek which may take years to recover. I have to manage life with limitation of affected body parts. Let us hope for the best.

  19. V Chandra Sekhar says:

    I read with great interest your article ” cancer is so limited,it cannot kill”. Sir, your indomitable spirit in fighting against odds is admirable & you are a vibrant example in proving the adage that CANcer can CERtainly be defeated provided a person puts up a spirited resistance. Hats off to your indefatigable willpower sir.

  20. Cancer Survivor for 2 Years fighting cancer: Post surgery radiation recovery in my ill health had not been satisfactory after radical and reconstructive surgery 2 years back on May 13, 2015 for cancer of right upper gum followed by radiation although there is no existing or recurrent cancer lesion detected in latest CT scan of Head, Neck, Chest and Abdomen. Time will tell whether my health condition will be better or worse-best known to Almighty.

    Fight Cancer

  21. V Chandra Sekhar says:

    Pandaji, namaste.

    I have no hesitation at all in assuring you that your indefatigable fighting spirit will certainly help you tide over the temporary set-back in your health condition and you will be fully fit before long. There are not many people who have the kind of will-power you possess, sir. Wishing you the very best.

    Regards
    Sekhar
    GP1-402 Green Park Regency
    Sarjapur Road Bangalore

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