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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How to prevent damage to my eyes caused by radiotherapy for my nose cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,I have nose cancer, so I am going to get radiotherapy. The doctor said that the radiation might touch the eye, which may lead to loss of vision and eye removal. Is there any other way to prevent this? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Andrew Chellakumar Fenn

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not given enough details, but from what I understand, you need to be given radiation to your nose. With conventional radiation, it is very difficult to save the eye, but we can try computerized radiation like IMRT (intensity-modulated radiation therapy) or VMAT (...  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 »

What is the meaning of non-necrotic lymph node?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old male. I have a painless lump just under the skin in the groin area. I have done an ultrasound. The impression is given 15 x 5 mm non-necrotic lymph node. I am taking Amoxicillin antibiotic 625 mg. What is the meaning of non-necrotic lymph node? Is it cancerous?  Read Full »


Dr. Andrew Chellakumar Fenn

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most probably non-cancerous. Non-necrotic means that there is no dead tissue inside the node. Necrosis indicates either tuberculosis or cancer. If the node does not regress with antibiotics, it may need further evaluation. Please see your doctor again after ...  Read Full »

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