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Swimming upstream : my struggle and triumph over cancer and the medical establishment : new hope in cancer treatment

by Iqbal, Sajjad,

Format: Print Book 2017
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Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 362.19 I
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  362.19 I

As an experienced pediatrician, Sajjad Iqbal, MD, had long enjoyed using his medical expertise to treat children's illnesses and alleviate their parents' concerns. Suddenly, however, he was on the other side of the divide.

As Iqbal began to battle severe facial paralysis, misguided and obstinate doctors became an obstacle to finding a correct diagnosis and treatment. Iqbal's doctors believed that he had Bell's palsy, a temporary, benign condition. But Iqbal rejected that theory. He knew enough about medicine and his own body to suspect a far more deadly cause-cancer of the parotid (salivary) glands.

Initially, Iqbal couldn't convince the so-called experts to listen and his doctors rushed forward with a flawed treatment plan including unnecessary surgery.

Given a 30 percent chance of living two years-he has survived 15 years, overcoming repeated recurrences of cancer by charting his own course of treatment.

In this extraordinary memoir, Iqbal recounts how he advocated for his health and relentlessly fought for a correct diagnosis. As he reveals how he unraveled this medical mystery, facing repeated setbacks, you will be inspired to take charge of your own healthcare. Iqbal's experiences convincingly show the importance of speaking up and pushing back against medical professionals' apathy and arrogance.

The foundation : gifts from my ancestors
An uninvited guest
A favored child
The battle begins
Welcome to New York City
A ray of light
Settling in
The gloves come off
It is only one moment
A dance of joy
Physician, heal thyself
A compromise
A new fight, a new hope
Epilogue: Bright hope on the horizon
Appendix: You have cancer, now what?

Additional Information
Subjects Iqbal, Sajjad -- Health.
Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Physicians -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher North Charleston, South Carolina :2017
Other Titles Swimming upstream
Language English
Description xxi, 227 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781539983545
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