Chemotherapy

The cancer treatment that uses drugs that prevent cancer cells from dividing and growing is called chemotherapy. It used before surgery or radiation therapy to shrink the tumor or after surgery to kill cancer cells left behind. The side effects of chemotherapy include nausea, vomiting, hair loss, fatigue, infertility, loss of appetite, etc.

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Is chemotherapy a good treatment option for cancer in elderly?

Query: Hello doctor, Here I am discussing the reports of my aunty. She is 70-years-old with a history of asthma. She underwent gallbladder surgery two years ago. After the surgery, she was diagnosed to have cancer. They consulted a doctor, and he advised chemotherapy as a treatment option. But her famil...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and the reports you have provided (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Before answering your questions, I would like to point out the inconsistency in the reports, and I would like to get them re-checked...  Read Full »

Will breast cancer need chemotherapy even after the complete excision of the lump?

Query: Hi doctor, I felt the lump seven months back but did the test four months ago and had the surgery three months ago. I have been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and had an excisional biopsy procedure where the tumor, safety margin, and three lymph nodes have been dissected. My doctor told m...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attachments (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Being an oncologist involved in the care of breast cancer patients, I can understand your concerns. Based on the query, I can gather few things: 1) You a...  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 »

Does NGS help better in treating ovarian cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,I am attaching the discharge summary and histopathological reports of my sister-in-law, diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She had abdomen pain, a CT scan was done, and her tumor marker was high. There is no previous history of cancer. We got the final histopathological reports and IHC report....  Read Full »


Dr. Vikas Talreja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ongoing through the report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), the probable diagnosis is Stage III cancer (involving left parametrium, left adnexa, and left pelvic lymph nodes). For women requiring first-line chemotherapy for EOC (epithelial ovaria...  Read Full »

What are lymphomas and how are they treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have few lymph nodes on both sides of my groin for the past year, and there is no pain in the groin. There are no other lymph nodes in the body with pain, no fever, weight loss, or any other symptoms. I took antibiotics, but it did not work. My CBC and other blood tests are normal. My...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the investigation report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), you sent. I found no clue about lymphoma. It seems reactive nodes to some local viral infection of the urogenital tract. It might be due to post-vaccination. All vaccines e...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms and treatment for colorectal cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 64 years old. His weight is 52 kg. One week back, he underwent surgery and first chemotherapy for transverse colon cancer third stage. After chemotherapy, he is passing blood in the stool. Why is it so? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As he is post-operative, blood in the stool can occur because of fresh surgery. Consult the surgeon who operated on him and, if possible, do a colonoscopy to look at the origin of bleeding. If it is a minor bleed, they will cauterize it during a colonoscopy itself. If i...  Read Full »

How can breast cancer be treated?

Query: Hi doctor, Can you please give me a second opinion on breast cancer treatment?  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com According to your report (attachment removed to protect patient's identity), post-mastectomy status is as follows: She is a 36-year-old female with two tumors in the resected breast in 11 o' clock and 1 o' clock position, which are more than 1.5 cm in size and also ha...  Read Full »

How is breast cancer usually treated?

Query: Hello doctor, What is the treatment for breast cancer?  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Four cycles of AC chemotherapy (A is Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (Adriamycin), and C is Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)) is done two times per week, followed by four cycles of taxol chemotherapy two times per week. After chemotherapy, hormonal therapy is done for five years...  Read Full »

Please suggest how to proceed with the blood cancer treatment for my 8-year-old son.

Query: Hi doctor,My son is eight and a half years old. From his birth, he is having a cold and cough problem. After that, we took CBC and it came back normal. But his WBC was around 22300 till three months from birth. After that, he was unable to walk and got a severe fever, cold, and shivering. I consulte...  Read Full »


Dr. Durairaj Arjunan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son can have leukemia and there are many types of leukemia. It cannot be confirmed only by doing CBC (complete blood count). There are multiple tests to be done. A fluid test will not show a positive result even in a single test. It has to be repeated. He needs...  Read Full »

Is there any risk in doing surgery at stage 4 of breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,Today my mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 4. She is having a fracture in the hip bone for two days and was admitted in hospital for that. Later, it was diagnosed as cancer. They are planning to do surgery for fracture and after that chemotherapy. Now she is unable to...  Read Full »


Dr. Sivaprakash Rathinasamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She needs PET-CT whole body scan to establish the sites of metastasis involved all over the body. Breast cancer only with bone metastasis has a good prognosis. She needs six cycles of chemotherapy first and then reassessment. Surgery is indicated for spine or bone for f...  Read Full »

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