Nickhil's Story – GeneClinicX

Nickhil's Story

 

Dr. Nickhil Jakatdar

My mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 65 years old. When we first found out, our entire family was in a state of shock for the first few days and then in a state of panic the next few weeks trying to figure out what the best course of action for her would be. After we finally settled on the best doctors to treat her, I got to see first-hand the side-effects of all the medications she was taking, which at times was more painful than the actual disease they were trying to cure. I felt helpless when I saw the pain in my mother’s eyes but could do nothing about it. My mother passed away in May 2018 after a 5-year battle with cancer. I still struggle with what I could have done differently. My mother’s will to live and fight her cancer was strong and her ability to do it with a smile and without ever complaining was inspirational. A few weeks after my mother passed away, my father was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. In my mother's memory and for a better experience for my father, I hope I can help create a system with the rest of the GeneClinicX team that ensures an excellent experience for both patients and their families as they travel this difficult journey together. 

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