As an skilled pediatrician, Sajjad Iqbal, MD, had lengthy loved utilizing his medical experience to deal with youngsters’s diseases and alleviate their dad and mom’ issues. Abruptly, nevertheless, he was on the different facet of the divide.
As Iqbal started to battle extreme facial paralysis, misguided and obstinate medical doctors grew to become an impediment to discovering an accurate analysis and therapy. Iqbal’s medical doctors believed that he had Bell’s palsy, a short lived, benign situation. However Iqbal rejected that principle. He knew sufficient about drugs and his personal physique to suspect a much more lethal trigger—most cancers of the parotid (salivary) glands.
Initially, Iqbal couldn’t persuade the so-called specialists to hear and his medical doctors rushed ahead with a flawed therapy plan together with pointless surgical procedure.
Given a 30 % probability of dwelling two years—he has survived 15 years, overcoming repeated recurrences of most cancers by charting his personal course of therapy.
On this extraordinary memoir, Iqbal recounts how he advocated for his well being and relentlessly fought for an accurate analysis. As he reveals how he unraveled this medical thriller, going through repeated setbacks, you may be impressed to take cost of your personal healthcare. Iqbal’s experiences convincingly present the significance of talking up and pushing again in opposition to medical professionals’ apathy and vanity.
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