Jigna was diagnosed with desmoid fibromatosis in March of 2016. She struggled to find appropriate treatment and a doctor who had experience with this rare disease. After two surgeries in 11 months, she turned down the possibility of a third. She started medical therapy with the support of her doctor. The side effects were difficult and the tumors continued to grow. In 2019, a severe fever nearly took her life, but she survived. Six months later, her MRI showed her tumor had reduced to a non-measurable nodule. It continues to be stable.
“My family, daughter and husband were a big support. Seeing my daughter, I was getting energy to fight this rare tumor. Today, I am working full-time [as a gynecologist] to serve my infertile patients. Smile on their face is the biggest energy booster for me.”