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Cancer is a broad term used to group a number of diseases together which are characterized by the abnormal and uncontrolled proliferation of cells to the extent that they start to invade upon neighboring structures and organs.

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How to treat hypothyroidism after thyroid cancer treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I had thyroid cancer a few years back and it was treated. I am having hypothyroidism symptoms since several months. I have brain fog, headache, cold hands and feet, and fatigue. I was on tablet Levothyroxine 125 mcg that was increased to 137 mcg two weeks back. However, there were no ...  Read Full »

Dr. Thiyagarajan. T

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you increase the tablet Levothyroxine dose to 150 mcg daily. The other option for taking T3 (triiodothyronine) is to take Levothyroxine 100 mcg and Liothyronine 5 mcg daily. However, I strongly discourage this option if you have ...  Read Full »

I was treated for HPV. Am I at risk of throat or breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, Four years ago, I was diagnosed with cervical dysplasia while pregnant. It was my fourth pregnancy in two years, with the previous three ending in miscarriage. After giving birth, I was tested for high-risk HPV, returned positive for HPV 16, and had a LEEP procedure to remove CIN3 cell ch...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query thoroughly and understand your concern. HPV (human papillomavirus) has many types, like 16 and 18 cause cancer of the cervix, six and eleven types cause genital warts, etc. You had a positive cervical smear for herpes, which was treated, and the ...  Read Full »

Diagnosed with CIN1 plus HPV. Is this related to cervical cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 26 years old. Recently, I have been diagnosed with CIN1 plus HPV. Is this the same as cervical cancer? Please tell me more information regarding the same and also tell me how can I get it treated. I aborted my first child due to personal reasons. Currently, I am taking medicine for HI...  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to CIN1 (cervical intraepithelial neoplasm) is neoplastic changes in the cervix. It is not cancer itself, but the change towards cancer is seen. CIN1 is treatable. The most common cause of it is HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) infection. Since you currently do not have childre...  Read Full »

I am worried about my 30-year-old sister as she got diagnosed with HPV. What could be the potential long-term risks and the management?

Query: Hello doctor,I am writing to seek your advice regarding a health concern that affected my 30-year-old sister. Recently, she was diagnosed with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, and we are seeking information and advice to better understand the condition and its implications. She underwent a rout...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello. Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. HPV (human papillomavirus) can be dormant for many years in the genitalia and cervix. It can lead to warts, cervical cancer, and penile cancer. There is no specific treatment for HPV (human papillomavirus), however, one ...  Read Full »

What is ulcerated moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma?

Query: Hello doctor, A recently conducted biopsy result of a 75-year-old woman states, "ulcerated moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma in ascending colon." The underlying condition is mild mitral valve thickening and anemia. What does it mean? I would like to know her cancer stage and whether it is cur...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and biopsy report. After studying the report, I will reply. Thank you.  Read Full »

Is there a risk of cancer from smartphones kept near the head?

Query: Hello doctor, Do we have an increased chance of developing cancer if we keep our smartphones or bluetooth gadgets near our head or under the pillow and sleep? What do you suggest? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hello, I appreciate you signing up on icliniq. You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. There is currently no strong scientific evidence to suggest that using smartphones or bluetooth gadgets near the head or keeping them under the pillow increases the risk of developing cancer. H...  Read Full »

I have a malignant melanoma. Kindly interpret my USG scan.

Query: Hi doctor,I have a history of malignant melanoma that spread to one axillary lymph node three years ago. I need someone to interpret my ultrasound results since my doctor has not called with the results yet.  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Your ultrasound report says that there is an echogenic ovoid structure in the right axilla corresponding to a similar structure seen in your previous ultrasound that now measures 2.0 x 4.7x 1.1 cm. It contain...  Read Full »

I have constipation and use wipes. Can wipes cause cancer?

Query: Hello, I am a 25-year-old female suffering from constipation. I have been using alcohol disinfectant wipes thrice daily, and now I am concerned about whether it could lead to cancer as these wipes are carcinogenic. Also, could this be a cause for my constipation? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Clinton Leinweber

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to Thank you for your query. I believe the wipes you are using contain alcohol and a compound called dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride. Also known as quaternary ammonia compounds. A few studies reveal infertility and congenital disabilities in mice. However, I do ...  Read Full »

Does the natural radiation level add to cancer risk?

Query: Hello doctor, Does the natural background radiation level (3 mS v per year) add to cancer risk on top of a dose from medical imaging, or is natural radiation separate or safe since we all receive it?  Read Full »

Dr. Andrew Chellakumar Fenn

Answer: Hello, Welcome to One mSv is the limit for the general public. The background is usually within this limit. But radiation workers have a limit of 20 mSv per year, which is also very safe. Also, doses from medical imaging can contribute. But the benefits from medical imaging offset any...  Read Full »

My mother feels exhausted, dizzy, and has indigestion. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 40 year old mother is suffering from an unknown disease from the last three months. It may be chronic because she is not feeling well at all. She feels exhausted, dizzy and her digestion is poor. She looks very pale. Her USG report is attached herewith for your reference. Please sug...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The report is suggestive of very bad news. I suggest you sit down somewhere before you read the following. The report is suggestive of cancer of the pancreas. It is a very deadly dis...  Read Full »

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