The type of cancer that begins in the skin cells or the cells of the tissue lining the organs is called carcinoma. Some of the most common types of carcinoma are squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and renal cell carcinoma.

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I have a sharp stabbing pain inside my breast.My mom has breast cancer.Do I have cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old female. A few days ago I noticed that my left breast was very tender. Yesterday morning I started feeling sharp stabbing pain inside my breast near the nipple every hour or so. Yesterday night I started to feel the pain 10 times worse and more frequently. I also not...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Invasive ductal carcinoma at 18 years of age is unlikely even though you have a history in family recently. The pain in the left nipple area which had a sudden onset in last few days and have been decreasing with a localised redness around nipple goes more in favour...  Read Full »

What causes the inability to eat even after getting a stent for stomach cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother-in-law has stomach cancer of a genetic type and the doctors were going to take his entire stomach out. My brother-in-law was constantly vomiting and could not keep food or even liquid down. So, the doctor put a stent in before 8 days and he had intense pain till two days. Now, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadiminty Raghuvamsi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Stenting for an inoperable carcinoma stomach is ideal as the patient can have food normally. But, it has been more than a week since stenting without any improvement, so it is better to be investigated. Repeat endoscopy would be ideal to know if...  Read Full »

How to treat diarrhea in a metastatic carcinoma patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is having metastatic carcinoma and went through radiotherapy. Now, she has got severe diarrhea, swelling in face and do not like to eat food. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Satya Narayan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First get clinical examinations done that includes vital parameters of patient such as blood pressure (BP), pulse, respiratory rate, etc. Required blood investigations such as complete blood count, renal function test, liver function test and electrolyte study...  Read Full »

Does masturbating in plastic bags cause cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to masturbate from my younger age, and for many years I used to do it in plastic bags (about 51 microns), as I purchase from the market as a packet. Mostly my masturbation periods are from three weeks, two weeks and sometimes one week. Mostly, I do thrice in a month. But for doing...  Read Full »

Dr. Md Kamrul Hasan Sajib

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have learned about your concern about plastic use in masturbation. Plastics are made full of chemicals. Some chemical leaches when they are heated or scratched. There are some reports that regular exposure to the plastic chemical may cause carcinoma but mainly by p...  Read Full »

Can I have a recurrence of myoepithelial carcinoma after three years of tumor extraction?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an extraction of two tumors of epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma with a prominent dedifferentiated (high-grade transformation) myoepithelial component extracted from my nasal cavity before three years. MRI scans were performed to look for recurrences. In my previous MRI, I had a p...  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please give your queries and concerns on pointwise. So that, I can answer them for you. I will point out the abnormalities present in the scan soon.  Read Full »

CECT abdomen and lungs was taken after six cycles of chemotherapy. Kindly explain it.

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 62 years old. I have attached his CECT of thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. It is taken after six cycles of chemotherapy with Gemcitabine and Cisplatin. He is diagnosed with carcinoma of unknown primary with left lung metastasis.  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The scans look quite reassuring. There is nodular enhancement involving the left diaphragmatic pleura with minimal pleural effusion. Background fibrotic changes are seen in the bilatera...  Read Full »

My mother observed a lump in her right breast. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother observed a lump in her right breast before two months ago. The doctor advised for full abdomen USG, mammography, and FNAC. The results showed duct cell carcinoma (NST) with a lesion measuring 12 x 15 mm. Surgical Oncologist has advised for surgical removal of a tumor (BCS surge...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumar Varadarajan Senthil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The current treatment for the early breast cancer is breast conservation surgery and sentinel lymph node (axillary node) sampling. Please find out what modality is being planned to address the axilla as not all patients need axillary clearance. After breast conserv...  Read Full »

Kindly explain MR enterography for carcinoma cervix and its management.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife was operated for carcinoma cervix seven years back. No CCRT was given. Four years later, it was relapsed. 22 RT and 5 CT were given. Presently she is under regular follow up. For last two years, she has severe abdomen discomfort, crampy pain, and abdomen fullness. Due to all t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms and MRI findings are features of radiation-induced fibrosis in the intestine. It is one of the side effects of radiation and is treated by symptomatic treatment as no specific treatment is available and is generally considered benign condition. However s...  Read Full »

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