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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 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 »

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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 »

How to interpret an ultrasound with a mass near the ovary?

Query: Hi doctor,My mom, who is 70-years-old underwent a CAT scan after experiencing stomach pain a week back; a mass of around three centimeters was discovered on the ovary. Following this, she also underwent a transvaginal ultrasound. The doctor identified a tumor next to the ovary and not on it, so he d...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read through the report you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's privacy). 1) It looks like a tumor adjacent to the ovary and an adnexal mass (a growth near the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tube, and the tissues connecting them) which usua...  Read Full »

Is chemotherapy advisable in fourth stage duodenal cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is having fourth stage (metastatic) duodenal cancer. Doctor did bypass surgery for having food and liquids. Now they told us that chemotherapy is risky and left the decision on us that we will do chemotherapy do or not. Please let me know how risky chemotherapy is.  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am extremely sorry to know what your father is suffering from. It is stage IV cancer. The only means to reduce and control the further spread of cancer is chemotherapy. Every medicine comes with a side effect so it does not mean you should not take it. Chemother...  Read Full »

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