Prime Minister Sushil Koirala will undergo the first bout of radiotherapy at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, where is undergoing treatment for lung cancer , on Wednesday.
Koirala was diagnosed with lung cancer last week after tests performed at the Center tested positive for lung cancer .
Koirala’s personal physician Dr Karbir Nath Yogi had confirmed on Thursday that the PM has been diagnosed with one cancerous lesion in his lupus, the upper right part of the lungs. The size of the lesion is said to be 2.2 centimetres.
Medical reports after a slew of tests Koirala had undergone on Tuesday and Wednesday suggested the disease is in a preliminary stage and can be cured after radiotherapy . The doctors chose radiotherapy as there is a high risk in surgically removing his lesion given Koirala’s age-74—and chronic bronchitis that does not go well with a major surgery.
PM will receive at least five sessions of radiotherapy treatment.
If the PM responds well, doctors will apply it on a daily basis to complete radiotherapy treatment within 15 days. Otherwise, treatment may take longer, requiring Koirala to stay on in New York for the period.