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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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

Hematologist

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

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

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

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

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

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

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

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

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

Surgical Oncologist

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 »

Can cancer that has spread to the bones be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I wondered if someone could help me interpret the following recent CAT (computerized axial tomography) scan. My husband has stage 4 unknown primary cancer in bones and lymph nodes. Is this report saying he now has cancer in the lungs, and how will this disease progress? He is not doing c...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a stage 4 cancer with bone metastasis (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). He should get a biopsy done to confirm the type of cancer and then plan chemotherapy protocol along with Zoledronic acid (zoledronate). It is stage 4 cancer, and it ca...  Read Full »

Can multiple myeloma be diagnosed only by doing blood tests and X-rays?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 63 year old male. I have been recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma. My doctor, who is listed as a hematologist or oncologist, said that I must undergo chemotherapy asap. His diagnosis was based solely on bloodwork and a full skeletal x-ray. There was no MRI or PET scan or bone...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood work can strongly suggest myeloma; however, marrow biopsy is needed. But, one can fairly be sure about the diagnosis. Before starting treatment one will need the bone marrow biopsy. Also, bony lesion if visible on x-ray, then one may proceed without MRI or PET scan....  Read Full »

Can we eliminate chemo if we go with organ removal in case of breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have breast cancer. I have attached all the reports.  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and as per the reports, it seems that there is a tumor in the left breast. This tumor has been confirmed to be cancer on one of the tests. USG of axilla was advised but has n...  Read Full »

Chemotherapy sessions for breast cancer has been increased to 12. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is suffering from breast cancer, and her treatment is going on. We have already done four chemotherapy with a gap of 21 days, but now instead the surgery doctor advised us to take 12 chemotherapy weekly. Please let me know the treatment that is going on is right or wrong?  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is called neoadjuvant chemotherapy. So with chemotherapy, the size of the tumor is reduced significantly to make breast tumor operable. She has completed four cycles every 21 days, and now they will start the second phase of weekly chemotherapy (a new drug) for 12...  Read Full »

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