Khaleda Zia undergoes biopsy test for cancer
Published : Monday, 25 October, 2021 at 7:25 PM Count : 438
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's biopsy has been conducted at Evercare Hospital in the capital.
It was disclosed by Khaleda Zia's personal physician Dr AZM Zahid Hossain while addressing a press conference at the BNP Chairperson's political office at Gulshan in the capital on Monday.
He said Khaleda Zia's biopsy test was conducted on early Monday afternoon. Minimum 72 hours are required to receive the result of biopsy test. In some cases, it might require 15 to 21 days. "Khaleda Zia's treatment depends on the result of her biopsy test," he said.
Dr AZM Zahid Hossain said there is a small lump on Khaleda Zia's body. Knowing about it, physicians have decided to conduct its biopsy. She was taken to operation theatre to collect samples for biopsy test. It takes time to get the result. "We won't remain stopped after the biopsy test. Rather, we would have to conduct its genetic study. All such studies also can't be performed in the country."
Khaleda Zia's physician also said: "The BNP Chairperson has been doing well since samples for biopsy were taken from her body. She is out of danger now. She has talked to her son, brother Shamim Iskander and Arafat Rahman Koko's wife Sharmila Rahman Sithi."
He said biopsy is a part of the overall diagnostic process. The next course of treatment depends on its result.
Dr Zahid Hossain also mentioned that Khaleda Zia is now 76-year old. She has many old complications. Her medical board has opined that she requires treatment at a dedicated developed centre. "Khaleda Zia should be taken to abroad as early as possible for advanced treatment," he said, quoting the medical board.
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, who was present at the press conference, said a prayer was submitted to the government from Khaleda Zia's family. "Unfortunately, the government is not giving her permanent bail though she deserves it," he said.
The government will have to bear all the consequences if Khaleda Zia faces any major physical problem, he asserted.
He said the government should rather make necessary arrangement so that Khaleda Zia can go abroad for treatment taking her existing physical condition into account.
What is biopsy?
Biopsy is most often done to look for cancer. It is the main way doctors diagnose most types of cancer. A biopsy is a sample of tissue taken from the body in order to examine it more closely. A doctor should recommend a biopsy when an initial test suggests an area of tissue in the body isn't normal. Doctors may call an area of abnormal tissue a lesion, a tumor, a lump, or a mass.
After the tissue is collected, it is delivered to a pathologist. The pathologist examines the biopsy tissue under a microscope. By noting the tissue cells' type, shape, and internal activity, in most cases a pathologist can diagnose the problem.
The time it takes to get results from a biopsy can vary.
What kinds of diseases Khaleda Zia suffers from now?
Doctors said Khaleda Zia has been suffering from various complications including arthritis, diabetes, tooth and eyesight problems. She is being given antibiotics to maintain her body temperature.
They said Khaleda Zia has been facing serious kidney problems. She also suffers from hemoglobin deficit in blood. In such a situation, she has been facing fever frequently.
As Khaleda Zia was suffering from fever, she was admitted to Evercare Hospital in the capital on October 12 last. Earlier, she took treatment at the same hospital for 54 days being infected with various diseases including coronavirus.