Every year, many people are hit by cancer, but only a few people show the guts to fight against it and come out victorious against the scourge. These fighters are no less than real heroes. They have survived and shown others the way to survive.
Manohar Padhani, a resident of Karmari under Jharigaon block in Nabarangpur, is one of them. One day, a sore appeared in his mouth. On medical examination, he was diagnosed with cavity cancer. He was going through excruciating pain and had déjà vu every moment. But he did not lose hope.
After the operation at Acharya Harihar Cancer Centre, Cuttack, he is now hale and hearty. Although he did not consume tobacco or gutka, he was hit by the deadly disease, so he is now warning others. Manohar Pradhan is now making people aware of cancer.
Manohar’s father Sunadhar Pradhani, said, ”Many others affected by oral cancer recovered at the cancer centre.”
Another cancer warrior is Prakash Chandra Patra, a resident of Rayagada. He was diagnosed with cavity cancer three years ago and was in excruciating pain. Prakash was first treated in a private hospital in Visakhapatnam and then in Mumbai.
Though he has fully recovered after surgery by spending lakhs of rupees, he is unable to speak, eat food and drink water properly.
Jamaraju Panigrahi, son of Prakash, has urged youths to stay away from tobacco consumption. “Youths should give up bad habits like tobacco consumption that causes cancers,” he observed.