57 years old female presented to OPD with her niece with complains of anal pain,occasional blood in stools and recent onset of altered bowel habits. Patient was living alone and had been ignoring her symptoms and taking over the counter medications. Her niece brought her to OPD and on examination approx 3 cm growth was seen just inside anal verge involving more than half of the circumference. Rest physical exam was normal. On workup, non-metastatic local disease was only found out. Biopsy was done and was s/o squamous cell carcinoma.
The Patient was treated with radical concurrent chemo-radiation. Except for a few minor side effects, the patient tolerated treatment well. Three months after radical chemo-radiation PET-CT Scan was done which revealed no evidence of diseases. Now 6 months post treatment patients are doing perfectly fine with no active symptoms.
In this case due to vigilance the attendant patient was brought timely to our center and we were able to give radical treatment. Patient responded very well and without surgery we were able to cure this patient.
Timely diagnosis and good treatment can give great treatment results in Cancer patients.