24 year old overcomes cancer twice, clears CA exam

Namrata Devikar
Saturday, 5 August 2017

I don’t feel disabled or restricted or look at life from a negative perspective. I have gained a lot of strength through these years of struggle and I have only emerged braver.

Pune: Cancer survivor Victor Sangle recently cleared the interim Chartered Accountant (CA) exam after beating cancer twice in past seven years. He is 24 years old and wants to also try his hand at being a musician.

“I was in standard X when my leg hit against the sofa and it stayed swollen for a day, this was in 2007. An X-Ray detected no fracture but showed an unwanted growth and the MRI confirmed a tumour. A biopsy was done and cancer was detected in my left leg,” said Sangle. He added that the doctors advised him to amputate his leg. “Apparently, 3/4 of every 1,000 kids are detected with this format of cancer. But to prevent cancer from spreading, I was advised to amputate my leg as other such patients had met with fatal results,” noted Sangle.

But this did not end his the battle with cancer. In 2010, in an another scan, his lungs were further detected with nodules. The cancer cells were coming back. Sangle went through treatment as the nodules were removed and he underwent chemotherapy. “I don’t feel disabled or restricted or look at life from a negative perspective. I have gained a lot of strength through these years of struggle and I have only emerged braver. In this entire time, the support of my family, extended family, my friends and teachers have inspired me,” he added

Sangle has currently cleared his IPCC CA exam. Talking about his love for maths and finance, he said that music also interests him to an extent and he wants to become a musician. “I am preparing for the guitar exam as I really love playing the guitar,” said Sangle.

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