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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 does multiple myeloma lead to bone pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently learned that a close friend aged 48, has multiple myeloma, and I am quite worried about his health and want to know more about this illness. I want to find out more about why bone pain happens and how it impacts general health and quality of life because I have read that it...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Multiple myeloma is indeed a serious condition that requires understanding and support. It causes bone pain and affects the quality of life for the following reasons. It is a cancer of plasma cells, a type of white b...  Read Full »

Are CIN1 plus HPV same as 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 have GERD and adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder. Is it cancerous?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 59-year-old woman. I have a history of GERD, colon polyps, asthma, anxiety, and depression. Two years ago, I was diagnosed with pancreatitis after a routine endoscopy. After the pancreatitis, I had an MRCP that revealed adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder. For the past few months...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your case history and investigations. 1. Adenomyomatosis itself is a benign condition and relatively common. The chances of adenomyomatosis converting into cancer are very low. 2. Radiology (ultrasound, MRI, and CT scans)...  Read Full »

I want to know about the colorectal cancer. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Could you please provide me with a detailed explanation of colorectal cancer, specifically focusing on its occurrence in the large intestine and the available treatment options? I am trying to understand more about this condition as my grandmother is suffering from that disease. The ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Most colorectal cancers develop from polyps in the colon. Early cases can begin as non-cancerous polyps. These often have no symptoms but can be detected by screening. For this reason, doctors recommend screenin...  Read Full »

Can I undergo surgery for Basal Cell Carcinoma under local anesthesia?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am 60 year old healthy female with medically controlled hypertension. I have Behcet’s disease, though mostly under control. I have had various tropical diseases. I also had hepatitis A at childhood, and TB meningitis. I also have scoliosis.  I have been diagnosed BCC (Basal...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You should ask your surgeon the reason behind giving general anaesthesia in your case. Basal cell carcinoma is a locally invasive tumour with very rare chances of malignancy. The need for general anesthesia can arise when on clinical examination it was found that the ...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to give more water for a cancer patient with low sodium?

Query: Hi doctor, My dad has been diagnosed with aggressive mesothelioma cancer. He is very frail, and on leaving the hospital, he suffered from low sodium. He constantly asks for water, and I am unsure whether we are giving him enough to drink or giving him too much. His urine output is usually from 500 m...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The water he drinks will not affect the drain output unless the heart failure component is there. However, when sodium is low, we usually restrict water intake depending on the cause of less sodium. Has he received chemotherapy? Your intake should be based on outpu...  Read Full »

Will taking a contraceptive pill in a woman with cancer cause serious health problems?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend has stage three esophageal cancer. Her doctor said that she is recovering well. She had unprotected sex with her fiance. She is in a panic now. She has planned to take Unwanted 72 pills to prevent a pregnancy. But my question is, will she have serious health issues if she tak...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have missed mentioning if the patient is currently on treatment or post treatment. If she is on chemotherapy or radiation therapy, she should not get pregnant. But taking contraceptive medicines does not affect cancer in any way. She can take these pills without ...  Read Full »

What can be done to treat my grandfather's recurrent well-differentiated form of throat cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know how serious is my grandfather's cancer. I do not have a lot of details, and I am away from home. He had throat cancer 15 years back. Now from the past two months, he was having breathing problems and extreme weakness, so the doctors did a tracheotomy to help with it. Now...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Squamous cell carcinoma itself has a better prognosis. It also depends upon the stage of cancer. Given the fact that he has a well-differentiated form of squamous cell carcinoma, his prognosis is relatively fair. It would be very helpful if you can provide more informati...  Read Full »

I have hard bump in throat and my mouth looks white. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a bump in the throat. It is hard and not painful, and my mouth looks white, I looked on the internet and scared of mouth cancer. Please Help. Other symptoms I had was pain in throat for couple days, but that gone away quickly with gargling. I also have reflux (I am going to the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The posterior pharyngeal wall has some enlarged and congested nodules (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Could be due to chronic pharyngitis. Continue the reflux medicine and when any pain is there take decongestant and Claritin (Loratadine).   Read Full »

I have been suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 33-year-old man who has been dealing with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for the past five years, and it has been quite challenging. I would like to know if there are any effective treatment options available for managing this condition. Additionally, I am concerned about the lon...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. 1. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is a diagnosis of exclusion. Your physician would have done some tests, and that would be normal. 2. The best management step is to avoid stressing yourself regarding bowel habits, frequency and consisten...  Read Full »

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