Watch this heart melting photo diary of a final stage cancer patient
Sometimes pictures say a lot when words are not enough. Pictures and images tell things in a better way because they are better visually. Our mind grasps the concept better if it is represented in a better visual manner.
One such photographer used the photography to bring forward the story of her life and the whole experience that she underwent during her journey as a child to a cancer patient. The photos tell a powerful story of how she has battled her way through the cancer despite knowing the ending beforehand.
Read further to know more about her story and her struggles and finally the bravery she has shown throughout.
1 The girl
This girl is Roshini Kumar. She is a cancer patient and suffers from 4th stage bonce cancer. At the age of 14, she was detected with the 4th stage of bone cancer.
Doctors were not convinced if she would survive the battle with cancer as it had spread in her body to a great extent. But by some means with all the positivity years later Roshini was able to share her story with everyone.
2 What is bone cancer?
Bone tumors may be categorized as primary tumors, which form in the bone or from bone-derived cells and tissues. Whereas secondary tumors are tumors that originate in other sites and spread or metastasize to the skeleton. Carcinomas of the prostate, breasts, lungs, thyroid, and kidneys are the types of cancer that most generally metastasize to bone.
Bone cancer can deteriorate the bone it matures in, but most of the time the bones do not fracture. People with a fracture next to or through a bone cancer regularly define sudden severe pain in a limb that had been tender for a few months.
Cancer in the bones of the spine tends to put pressure on nerves; this can lead to lack of feeling in the nerves and tingling or even weakness of nerves. Cancer can cause mass loss and fatigue. If the cancer spreads to interior organs it may cause other symptoms, too.
3 Her story
Roshini was diagnosed with cancer of bone when she was 14 years old. Unfortunately for her, she was diagnosed at the 4th stage of the cancer, a terminal stage and even the doctors didn’t give her much chance to survive.
She had to undergo several rounds of chemotherapy and other procedures in order for her cancer to remiss.
Chemotherapy (chemo) is the use of drugs to treat cancer. Chemo is complete therapy. This means that the drug go in the bloodstream and flows to reach and destroy cancer cells all over the body.
Chemo is occasionally used for bone cancer that has spread through the bloodstream to the lungs and/or other organs. Chemo destroys cancer cells, but it will also harm some normal cells along the way. Watchful attention is given to avoid or lessen side effects.
The side effects of chemo depend on the type of drugs, the amount taken, and the span of time they are taken. Certain common short-term side effects include nausea and queasiness, loss of hunger, hair loss and mouth sores.
4 Her photography project
Roshini decided to keep herself positive despite doctors giving her very less chance to live. She managed to use her will to keep herself going through numerous chemo therapy sessions, not giving any thought to how painful they were and all the side effects they brought.
Eventually she took to photography in order to document her struggle through the bone cancer and also to spread awareness about this type of cancer.
She eventually left the hospital cancer free and hopes that these images will provide strength and hope to other people who are suffering from cancer and undergoing painful treatments