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Cancer Screening Test

Cancer screening tests help confirm the absence of cancer in a healthy population or the presence of early stages of cancer in people without any symptoms. This leads to better prognosis and survival rates. Some of the cancer screening tests are colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, and stool tests for colorectal cancer, mammography, the clinical and self-breast exam for breast cancer, low-dose helical computed tomography for lung cancer, Pap and HPV (human papillomavirus) test for cervical cancer, transvaginal ultrasound and CA-125 marker for ovarian and uterus cancer, prostate-specific antigen test (PSA) for prostate cancer, and alpha-fetoprotein blood test for liver cancer.

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I am worried that H.pylori and cancer are related. Can you help?

Query: Hello doctor, I have heard about the link between bacteria called Helicobacter pylori and stomach cancer, and I am concerned about my risk. Can you provide insights into how Helicobacter pylori infection may contribute to stomach cancer development? Additionally, what are the recommended screening ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to I understand your concern. Pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterium that infects the lining of the stomach and is associated with several gastric disorders, including peptic ulcers and stomach cancer. The exact mechanisms by which H. pylori contributes to stomach cance...  Read Full »

What are the risk factors of lung cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I fear that I might have a lung infection, and I want to know about lung cancer screening as part of my commitment to proactive health management. Lung health is a priority for me, and I have some questions regarding the screening process, its effectiveness, and related considerations...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I suggest you get a CT (computed tomography) thorax for better screening. If the CT thorax is normal, then no need to worry about anything. Also, get a PFT (pulmonary function test). I hope this helps you. Thank yo...  Read Full »

I have a recurring sore on my soft palate. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 49 year old female weighing 135 lb. I am a smoker, I have had a sore in the soft palate area from two months. Initially, my dentist gave treatment for an ulcer. But now it has recurred, and my dentist believes it to be a fibroma. I read fibromas do not usually appear on soft pal...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After seeing the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the lesion looks like a fibroma. It is not a diagnosis neither this is the way we go clinically especially when it comes to diagnosis of suspicious growth.Fibromas are very common among oral growt...  Read Full »

What are the benefits of early detection of cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old female and have a family history of cancer. I am writing to seek guidance regarding cancer screening and its early detection. What are the different types of cancer screenings available, and which ones are recommended for people with my family history and risk factors? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to the icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. The screening will depend on what kind of cancer runs in the family. The most common cancers that run in families are breast, ovary, colorectal, and thyroid. For these people, t...  Read Full »

Is breast cancer passed on to generations?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a concern about my mother who is nearing her 60s. My grandmother had breast cancer and I am worried if it is there in our genes. Is there any test to know this? Also, I heard there are some medicines like Anastrozole to prevent this type of cancer. Is it advisable to take those p...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Almost 10 percent of breast cancers are hereditary and run in families. I would suggest doing a BRCA (breast cancer gene)1 And BRCA 2 test for your mother. In case she is positive, then all your siblings including you have to do this t...  Read Full »

Is radiotherapy recommended for breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,I had pure mucinous right breast cancer and had nipple sparing mastectomy. Do I need radiotherapy? My report showed 0/18 free lymph nodes, free margins, ER 8/8, PR 8/8, HER2 zero and KI67 8%.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to For cases involving mucinous and strongly hormone-positive tumors with no positive lymph nodes, adjuvant endocrine therapy is typically sufficient. Could you please provide information about the size of your tumor? This detail will help in providing more precise recommen...  Read Full »

I have a lump in my tonsil area. Is that a cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have one white lump around the tonsil area in my throat. It has been there a good few months now and the area is swollen. Is this cancer?  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi,Welcome to cannot be diagnosed by inspection only. To exclude tonsillar stone you have to perform lateral neck X-ray and show me it later on. I advise you to use a mouthwash and gargle your pharynx then expectorate it many times during the day for a week. Then if the white spot...  Read Full »

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