A patient defeats cancer with a revolutionary treatment after doctors expected him to live only a year

2022-12-30 2022-12-30T17:44:03Z
رنا السيلاوي
رنا السيلاوي
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Weather of Arabia - Doctors in Britain expected a man diagnosed with a fierce type of cancer to live one year, but the man fully recovered from cancer after undergoing a revolutionary new treatment for the malignant disease known as immunotherapy.

 

And the British newspaper “ The Guardian ” reported, on Friday, that Robert Glenn (51 years), a welder from Greater Manchester, said that he “would not have been here” had it not been for the wonderful results of the immunotherapy trial run by Christie’s “NHS” in Manchester.

 

bile duct cancer;

Glenn was diagnosed with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma the day before his 49th birthday in June 2020, after experiencing severe pain in his shoulder, which left him unable to sleep.

 

Biliary tract cancer causes the cells lining the bile ducts to multiply and grow too much, forming a tumor that invades and destroys healthy cells. The bile ducts are thin tubes that carry digestive bile fluid after eating to help digest fats. These tubes connect the liver to the gallbladder and small intestine.

 

Infections with this cancer are rare and usually occur in people over the age of 50. Every year, 1,000 people in Britain are diagnosed with bile duct cancer.

 

In the case of Glenn, whose cancer was spreading throughout his body, 1 in 50 people live for 5 years after being diagnosed with the malignant disease.

 

Cancer began to spread in Glenn's body until it reached what is known as the "adrenal gland" and the liver, and the tumor became difficult to deal with through surgical operations.

 

The tumor was classified as level four, amid very gloomy expectations for the near future.

 

Glenn said he asked the consultant doctor in charge of his condition how long he would live, and she told him bluntly, "12 months."

 

Healing with immunotherapy

Glenn was transferred to a new cancer treatment program, where he participated in clinical trials for a treatment known as immunotherapy, which was approved for use in the treatment of other cancers such as lung, kidney, and others.

The idea of immunotherapy is to help the immune system recognize and attack cancer cells.

 

Pre-treatment screening showed that the patient's tumor had a high mutation burden, indicating that he had a good response to treatment.

And the treatment of the patient, "Glenn", depended on feeding his body with a liquid that helps the individual's immune system to fight cancer, and the treatment also depended on chemical doses.

 

The treatment began to bear fruit, as the cancerous tumor in the liver shrank from 12 cm to 2.3 cm, and the cancerous tumor in the adrenal gland shrank from 7 cm to 4.1 cm. This meant that Glenn was able to undergo surgery to remove the tumors.

 

The surprise was that the surgeons found only dead tissue, which means that the treatment eliminated the cancer cells. He said that the doctors checked the tumors twice, but they did not believe what they saw, and one of the nurses said, "It is a miracle."

 

Since the surgery he underwent last April, Glenn no longer needs additional treatments, and the following examinations showed that he had completely recovered from cancer.

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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