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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A recently conducted biopsy of a 75-year-old woman stated 'ulcerated moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma in ascending colon.' What does it mean?

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 »

I have vitamin B12 deficiency despite following a healthy lifestyle. Why so?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. Last week I went to the doctor for a regular check-up and found that I am deficient in vitamin B12. I eat meat and egg almost every day of the week. I am healthy, and I work hard. Also, I sleep well and eat well. I have attached my recent reports for your referenc...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. There are many causes for vitamin B12 deficiency. Please do not directly think about a cancerous condition. In stomach cancer, symptoms like chronic abdominal pain, nausea, or blood in the stool can be present. ...  Read Full »

We did not have sex for five years. How did my partner develop HPV throat cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,My partner is just diagnosed with HPV throat cancer. We did not have sex for five years. How could he have got this?I do not know if I have dormant HPV or could it have been dormant in him for five years?  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for briefing me regarding the problem in concern. There is no such thumb rule that it is necessary to have any form of sex to develop this form of cancer. Although, it is more commonly seen in people having oral sex with HPV (human papillomavirus) positive partners...  Read Full »

What causes unexplained weight and muscle loss in a 60-year-old woman with no history or signs of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, A 60-year-old female with no prior history of cancer has unexplained weight loss, muscle loss, and gas bloating. Her lab work was run, with CA 19-9 elevated at 55 U/mL, beta-hCG is 9.25 at mlU/ml. MRI and CT did not show any masses anywhere; the ultrasound of the pelvis and ovary shows...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and CT (computed tomography) scans show no masses, it seems unlikely to be pancreatic or ovarian cancer. These markers are significantly raised in cancer in thousands. Mild raise could be inflammatory or non-significant. I suggest ...  Read Full »

I am not vaccinated for HPV. Is there a chance of cancer in the long run?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old bisexual male having five sexual partners. I am not vaccinated for HPV. I have a question regarding HPV. Can most high-risk strains of HPV go away after two years? Is there a chance of cancer in the long run? Kindly advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, many papillomaviruses may cause cervical, genital, penile, anal, and oral cancers. There is no exact time for the disappearance of warts, but many people recover from them without a known reason. Common strains that cause warts are ...  Read Full »

I have been vomiting for the past five days, and there was blood yesterday. Is it serious?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been vomiting for the past five days, and there was blood yesterday. The scan report says I have a tumor with precancerous cells in my throat. Is it serious? Will the tumor dissolve for sure if I take the prescribed tablets?  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please give the following details: 1. Any difficulty in swallowing or eating? 2. Any ulcers in the mouth? 3. Any weight loss or loss of appetite? 4.What tests have you done? Please attach your reports. Abnormal bleeding from any site is...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to give Mitomycin C for urinary bladder cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My elder brother has undergone removal of low grade papillary carcinoma of urinary bladder without any local lymphatic involvement. He was advised to take Mitomycin C after six weeks of surgical intervention TURBT. Is it necessary to go for the drug? Is it prophylactic or therapeutic? I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Superficial bladder cancer or nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer includes carcinoma in situ (CIS or Tis), Ta tumors, and T1 tumors. These are all cancers that have been found very early in their development. The cancer cells are only in the lining of the innermost layer...  Read Full »

How do I know if I have a cancer-causing gene in me?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39-year-old female. My uncle (Dad’s brother) had prostate cancer in his 40s. My dad was also diagnosed with it at 67 (he is now 69 and followed by repeat PSA without follow-up biopsy). Their dad died at 40 of a heart attack, so we never know if he would have developed cancer. My ...  Read Full »

Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to BRCA (breast cancer gene) could have been positive for your grandfather, and in that case, it is genetic and running in your blood. But if he was negative, it means it was not hereditary. So now, in the case where we do not know the status of the BRCA gene in you...  Read Full »

I have non-malignant nodular hidradenoma of the legs. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with non-malignant nodular hidradenoma of the legs. These were removed chirurgically by a dermatologist with less than 1-millimeter margins. My question is can these come back? Is surgery curative? I read on the internet that it can be cancerous. Do I need surveillance...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashish Vilas Jawarkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your biopsy report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and the surgery, your lesions appear cured and should not recur. However, supervision at regular intervals is advisable for similar lesions at other sites.  Read Full »

My M2-PK level is 150. Does it mean that I have cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My M2-PK is 150. Does it mean that I have cancer? There was no pain, just a regular checkup. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, it does not imply cancer alone. Many healthy people, as well as patients with other non-cancerous diseases like rheumatic diseases, diabetic nephropathy, chronic heart diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, sepsis, may have elevated levels. So there ...  Read Full »

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