Cancer

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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I have a painful swollen lymph node in my neck area. Is it due to cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male, and I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis, from the past five years. It is well controlled by Synthroid and natural thyroid. Over the last few months, I have been having some worrying symptoms. I am literally so tired all the time, and I am severely anemic even if I t...  Read Full »


Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Get a thyroid profile and complete hemogram done. Your symptoms are very vague and they do not point to any one disease. Revert with more information to an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physi...  Read Full »

Will esophageal cancer be cured with surgery?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is suffering from cancer of the esophagus. I have attached her reports, and she does not want to go through radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Can it be treated through surgery only? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your provided images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Thanks for uploading all of them. It is very easy for a doctor to say the patient denied chemotherapy and radiotherapy and took responsibility for the same. Hence, the outcome of the tr...  Read Full »

Is chemotherapy a good treatment option for cancer in elderly?

Query: Hello doctor, Here I am discussing the reports of my aunty. She is 70-years-old with a history of asthma. She underwent gallbladder surgery two years ago. After the surgery, she was diagnosed to have cancer. They consulted a doctor, and he advised chemotherapy as a treatment option. But her famil...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and the reports you have provided (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Before answering your questions, I would like to point out the inconsistency in the reports, and I would like to get them re-checked...  Read Full »

What is the prognosis of cancer that has spread to the lung, adrenal gland, and liver?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with cancer recently. And it has metastasized to the lung, adrenal gland, and liver. I have attached my reports for your reference. Kindly help, doctor.  Read Full »


Dr. Abdul Aziz Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. After reviewing your radiological reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), there are malignant lesions involving the upper part of the left lung with regional lymphadenopathy and adrenal mass with diffuse abdom...  Read Full »

Is beta-hCG level, which increases above 27,000 in three months, dangerous?

Query: Hi doctor, My beta-hCG was 17,169 on the sixth three months back, and it is 27,524 on the sixth of this month. Is this normal? I have not had a good experience with my gynecologist, and I am trying to get into another doctor. But I would like to find some answers. Kindly help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. The negative hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test is less than 5 mIU/mL. A urine pregnancy test can detect 20 to 50 mIU/mL of hCG. The levels you have mentioned are not normal by any means. An elevat...  Read Full »

What are the chances of survival in stage 4 lung cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, What are the chances of survival in the 4th stage lung tumor? Is there any specific suggestion for the cure? The patient had biopsy and bronchoscopy. The doctors suggest us to wait for biopsy report before any further medication.  Read Full »


Dr. Andrew Chellakumar Fenn

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. When the patient has been diagnosed to have stage 4 lung cancer, the survival depends on lots of factors. They are co-morbidities such as diabetes and hypertension, performance status whether he is abe to walk around and do his activities or he is confined to bed, the ex...  Read Full »

Can Metformin 500 cause cancer in some?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 27-year-old female with a weight of 43 kilograms and a height of five feet. I have type 2 diabetes. Currently, I am taking Glimepiride and Metformin 500 mg. I read that Metformin can cause cancer. I require an alternative medicine. I had my last sugar level of 395 mg/dL.   Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakaran Selvam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your history, your sugar levels are high and you need to control your blood sugar as early as possible. Your current medications are not enough to control your sugar. Regarding Metformin, your cancer scare behind Metformin is totally wrong. It is a good drug of...  Read Full »

One of my relative is suffering from oral cancer. Kindly suggest a treatment option.

Query: Hi doctor, One of my family members have recently been diagnosed with oral cancer. I would like to know how much dangerous it is. The final report of lower lip biopsy showed well differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. The patient is having sugar and BP problem. And for that, he is on Glycomet GP-1 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Squamous cell carcinomas of the lip are the most common malignant tumors of the oral cavity. These kind of malignant tumors are treated primarily by surgical removal. The other ways of treatment are radiotherapy and topical cytostatic creams. A combination of them may be ...  Read Full »

Will CT chest and IV contrast done multiple times cause cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from tachycardia post covid for two weeks. I had a nuclear stress test with Lexiscan as I could not able to do treadmill. After a week, I did a chest CT with IV contrast for knowing whether I have a blood clot or not. Now I have overcome anxiety developed due to high radiation e...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Radiation exposure from diagnostic images causes a small increased risk of developing cancer. It is much more significant in children and it is less in adults. There are many factors in radiation exposure that is responsible for the development of cancer. The small radi...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest tips to overcome cancer phobia.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a cancer phobia. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. But I need details about your symptoms of phobia, duration, frequency, severity, associated factor, etc. Try to follow the below lifestyle to deal with it. 1. Do exercises daily for 30 - 45 minutes, like at least going for a walk...  Read Full »

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