Diego Guauque has partly gone from telling moving and compelling stories onscreen to being someone’s hero. The veteran journalist from ‘Séptimo Día’ had to stay away from television cameras this year due to a sarcoma detected in his abdomen.

As she told EL TIEMPO, her discomfort began on January 1st: A severe abdominal pain prevented her from sleeping fully. At first, doctors thought he needed some medication to reduce inflammation in the colon, but there were doubts.

“There’s something strange here, it’s a bit of dough, I don’t like it,” the doctor said after the ultrasound they did to him. As time was ticking, they told him to undergo surgery as the pain was caused by a sarcoma that compromised the duodenum, vena cava, and right kidney.

“You have a lot going through your mind, you talk a lot to your family… newspaper. .

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The 43-year-old reporter returned to his social networks to file a medical report after being discharged from the hospital. As he told, Now she’s consulting with a nutritionist who specializes in cancer patients to move on to the next phase of her treatment: she’ll start chemotherapy.

“Because I lost weight in the hospital and during the hospital stay, he ordered me to go on a special diet, nothing special, fruit, vegetables, start recovery,” he said in a video he recorded while exercising outside his home.

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“Everything is for the chemotherapy that comes after that to keep me strong and not to experience the negativities we hear in other patients. What will happen to me? I don’t know. My hair will fall out, luckily I always kept it short. Some say that he is numb, dizzy, tired. Every body reacts differently,” he continued.

The chemotherapy sessions will be extensive because they will each last up to five hours, experts have told him. “I’ll keep a book in mind,” he added.

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Sarcoma is a cancer that “occurs in the soft tissue of the body,” according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. It can be muscles, tendons, blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, nerves, or tissues where fat appears.

In the journalist’s case, he was diagnosed with sarcoma in the abdomen. “Surgery is the only potentially curative treatment,” says the Colombian National Cancer Institute. So he had to go into the operating room, but – Since the cancer in his body is not completely gone, he needs to undergo a series of chemotherapy.

During chemotherapy, American Cancer must take orally or intravenously drugs that “enter the bloodstream and reach all parts of the body, making this treatment useful against cancer that has spread (metastasized) to other organs.” Society.

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Source: Exame

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