Mumbai, December 26, 2019:
A 47-year-old Mumbai-based Real Estate Contractor never knew his three-decade long Gutkha (Tobacco product) addiction, would result in removal of multiple internal organs and a life-threatening disease. Completely unaware of the severity of the condition, he visited the hospital for not being able to pass urine and was successfully operated for a rare-cancerous tumor at Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital (NSSH) recently.
The patient was diagnosed with Prostate Carcinosarcoma—an extremely rare combination of carcinoma (cancer which arises from epithelial tissue like prostate glands) and sarcoma (cancer which arises from supporting tissue like muscles and fascia). As per the experts, less than 60 such cases have been reported in medical literature worldwide.