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The credihealth blog showcases patients’ journey and courage dealing with diseases.

Breast Cancer Survivor delivers twins

Pregnancy is as delicate as it is exciting. Every woman who finds out she’s pregnant, wants her pregnancy to go as smoothly as possible. Unfortunately for this mom, that was not the case. Rosy Lalnunsangi from Mizoram, was 5-month pregnant when she noticed something weird on her breast – a …

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Sushanth Kodela, CrediHero

Sushanth Kodela was 24 years old when he found out he had rare cancer – Adreno Cortical Carcinoma. It all started when I discovered that there was a mild breast enlargement during my graduation days. I was very concerned about my body image and straight away headed to a physician …

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Melissa Burns, CrediHero, Breast Cancer Survivor

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A platform for cancer survivors to share their brave stories, CrediHeroes is getting international limelight with a number of cancer survivor from different countries. Today, Melissa Burns, a 42-year-old documentary producer and a mother to 2 beautiful daughters, shares her breast cancer survivor story. This December, Melissa will be a 10 …

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Krysta Marie, CrediHero, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor

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This is a story about a 21 year old, Krysta Marie Schildwachter from Florida who was diagnosed with stage 2 “Bulky” Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when she was 13 years old. Her symptoms were simple – fatigue and cough. Further testing revealed she had a large mass in the middle of her chest. After …

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Bhumika Tahiliani, CrediHero, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor

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The Indian youth is so caught up in their day-to-day lives. Figuring out their lives – the right college, the right job, the right relationship – that we forget to focus on our bodies – our health. The human body has fascinating way to deal with a potential threat. When …

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Sienna Ringeisen, CrediHero, Brain Tumour Survivor

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15-year-old Sienna Ringeisen, a US citizen, was diagnosed with brain tumour at the age of  2. When her parents found out that she collapsed on to the ground, they called 911 and she was quickly flown to a children’s hospital. The tumour was between the size of a orange and …

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A mother’s story through her daughter’s eyes

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I would like to share with you all the story of a woman. A 22 year old gorgeous young lady, a tutor, a theatre actress, a fiercely independent force of nature. When she turned 23, she lost the man of her life, her dear father, a 49 year old flourishing …

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(Late) Krishna Murthy, 91, CrediHero

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“It takes a brave heart to battle and a determined soul to recuperate and the thoughtful mind to live the life’s moments and radiate the same positive energy to people around amidst the fierce battle.” We come across many people from versatile lifestyles, ages and thoughts. At times, they influence …

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Kathy Melillo, CrediHero, Thyroid Cancer Survivor

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Kathy Melillo is a 50-year-old wife and mother of two beautiful daughters. She was living on a military base in Misawa, Japan at the time she found out about her disease. Symptoms she was experiencing were repeated sinus infections and swelling in the neck.  After the doctor checked her neck …

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Swati Sethi, CrediHero, Bone Cancer Survivor Story

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Swati Sethi is a 26-year-old living in Rajasthan, working as a Drug Control Officer with the Rajasthan Government since the past 2 years. At such a young age, she is also a cancer survivor. In 2004, when she was in 10th standard and eagerly waiting for final exams result, she …

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Harmala Gupta’s Interview, CrediHero

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Harmala Gupta is a 61-year-old cancer survivor who got a second chance at life at the age of 34. She is also the Founder-President of a Cancer Charity in New Delhi called ‘CanSupport’. This is an organization that enable people with advanced cancer and their families to make informed choices …

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Shri Ashok Kumar Dixit, CrediHero

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Not all CrediHeroes live to tell their tales. One such hero is Shri Ashok Kumar Dixit…  was a mechanical engineer at Birla. His daughter shares his story with us. My Daddy was complaining about loss of appetite, tasteless in food and difficulty in swallowing for some time but we all attributed …

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Himanshu Shekhar Shukla, CrediHero, Prostate Cancer Survivor

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Himanshu Shekhar Shukla is a 70-year-old retired Air Force Officer who was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer after a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test. His health report did not come out to be normal. What is Prostate Cancer?  Prostate is the male sex gland located just below the bladder and in front …

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Sidharth Ghosh, CrediHero, Renal Cell Carcinoma Survivor Story

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Meet Sidharth Ghosh, popularly known as Sid, a 36-year-old young Delhi man. Sidharth is an alumnus of Delhi Public School and FMS (Faculty of Management Studies), University of Delhi. He is currently working as the Project Manager for a French company, prior to which he has worked with IT giants like …

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Harmala Gupta’s story as a cancer survivor, CrediHero

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Harmala Gupta is a 61-year-old cancer survivor who got a second chance at life at the age of 34. She is also the Founder-President of a Cancer Charity in New Delhi called ‘CanSupport’- an organization that enable people with advanced cancer and their families to make informed choices and decisions and to …

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Aruna P. Khot, CrediHero, Ovarian Cancer Survivor Story

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Ever since Aruna’s husband died in Dec’1998, she has been struggling. Both her kids were very young at the time but she was strong and gave them every opportunity she could as a single parent. I had the will to carry on for their sake. I had to give them …

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Arnold Feao, CrediHero, Heart Transplant Patient

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Arnold Feao is a 26 years old living in Oakland, California. He’s a happily married man and has a beautiful 20 month-year-old daughter.   In 2009, Arnold started experiencing shortness of breath. He finally decided to go get a check up for Asthma in February 2010 and the results were life …

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R. K. George, CrediHero, Hairy Cell Leukemia Survivor

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Meet R. K. George, a 53-year-old gentleman, from Cochin Kerala. George has previously worked as the General Manager for a brand. It all started when George started experiencing back pain, swelling in both legs as well as fatigue. His blood report showed lymphocytes count to about 67 % and low number of neutrophils …

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Vandana Ketkar Chatterjee, CrediHero, Cervical Cancer Survivor

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Meet Vandana Ketkar Chatterjee, who runs an Executive Search Consultancy in New Delhi in India, specializing in the Telecom and Aerospace sectors. Vandana found out about her disease during an annual health check up. I had been putting this check up off for many months, simply out of inertia. There is …

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Loren Evans, CrediHero, Embronic Rhabdomyosarcoma Survivor

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On August 28, 1997 I was diagnosed with embronic rhabdomyosarcoma, which is a very rare cancer to have when you are an adult. I was supposed to have had it as young child. I went through 12 months of chemotherapy and after that I went through a bone marrow transplant …

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