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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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I want to quit smoking as I am diagnosed with cancer. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old man recently diagnosed with the initial stage of lung cancer, and I am finding it incredibly difficult to quit smoking. I am eager to seek help to overcome this habit to improve my health and aid my treatment. Could you provide guidance or recommend strategies to as...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It is highly advisable to quit smoking since it is the leading cause of global lung cancer. Continuing smoking can significantly impact survival rates if lung cancer develops. Below are some tips to help quit smoking: Nicotine Repl...  Read Full »

Can chronic left abdomen pain be linked to colorectal cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 40-year-old male experiencing sharp pain in my left abdomen for the last 10 months. Could this be related to colorectal cancer? I have not consulted a doctor yet. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Colorectal cancer (cancer that begins in the colon or rectum) is unlikely, given the absence of weight loss, anemia, loss of appetite, or intestinal issues over the past 10 months. I suggest an ultrasound of the entire abd...  Read Full »

I want to know about cancer screening. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 46-year-old male and I want to know about cancer screening. What are the primary types of cancer screening tests available, and who should consider undergoing them? Are there age or risk factors that determine the appropriate timing and frequency of these tests? How effective are...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Cancer screening is mandatory to detect cancer at a very early stage or to prevent cancer. At 46 years of age, all males should undergo screening for colon cancer, prostate, and head and neck cancer. Different countries have different s...  Read Full »

The PET scan shows metabolic activity brain appears metastatic. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, The PET scan report says that the metabolic activity brain appears metastatic. Does this confirm that the patient has advance cancer?  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Revert with more details. I need also pathological and treatment details. Usually, if brain is involved with multiple lesions, it is considered advanced malignancy.  Read Full »

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