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 the side effects of chemotherapy after colon cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My 43 years old father has colon cancer. He had undergone hemicolectomy laparoscopic surgery, and he is currently undergoing chemotherapy with Xelox (Oxaliplatin and Capecitabine). I am here to ask you about the side effects of chemo that my father is experiencing from the first cycle...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Diarrhea could be due to surgery or chemotherapy or both. Normally, the patients should not have this much diarrhea. If it remains uncontrolled, you may have to stop chemotherapy for some days.Weight loss is common in this condition. After chemotherapy, he should be fine. A...  Read Full »

Is chemotherapy effective in treating cancer in the jejunum?

Query: Hi doctor, I am sending the medical reports of my relative. A month back, he had vomiting and abdomen pain. He went to the doctor, and they diagnosed him with cancer in Jejunum. They have done PET SCAN and found the tumor is not metastatic, so he was operated on accordingly. I am attaching his disc...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through reports you have provided as well as records of Sx (surgery) (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Based on which my diagnosis is as follows. The patient is a 59-year-old male without prior comorbidities suffering from cancer in je...  Read Full »

My mother has a mass in the left mid lung of 5.3 x 4.5 cm, and her CEA result is 897. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is easily getting tired. I want to inquire and evaluate the x-ray result and laboratory report of my mother. Her x-ray shows that she had a mass in the left mid lung measuring 5.3 x 4.5 cm. Her CEA (carcinoembryonic antigen) result is 897 was the latest. She was previously diag...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your mother has recently done a CXR (chest x-ray) P/A (posteroanterior) view. Her x-ray film (attachment removed to protect patient identity) has shown a mass in the left mid ...  Read Full »

Kindly review my mother's report and suggest a good treatment plan for her colorectal cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother underwent laparoscopic surgery for her colorectal cancer 45 days ago. And now she is advised for chemotherapy. Please suggest a good treatment for my mother based on the reports attached. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.She has carcinoma of the sigmoid colon, and the stage of cancer is III. For this, she will need atleast six chemotherapy cycles which are given every three weeks. Folfox or Capox chemotherapy will be done depending on the patient's fitness. As this is a curative disease,...  Read Full »

Is an allogenic bone marrow transplant the best treatment for AITL?

Query: Hello doctor, I hope you are doing well. My 53-year-old brother was diagnosed with AITL four years ago. He received numerous chemotherapies and heavy steroid treatment. But nothing helped. Then he got the first stem cell transplant (autologous) three years back. Unfortunately, that was unsucce...  Read Full »


Dr. Abdul Aziz Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. As it is not a common disease, we usually follow the standard guidelines for treating patients. And your cousin has received the treatment as per the guidelines. Regarding bone marrow transplant, if it is successful, then the disease and its ...  Read Full »

My husband has cancer in the lungs three years after the removal of rectal cancer. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My husband, three years ago, had rectal cancer removed with no treatment, and now two spots in the lungs are cancer. He is 52-year-old. I was wondering what type of surgery or treatment might be needed? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query, and I can understand your concern. Based on the history provided, your husband had rectal cancer three years ago. For which he had undergone surgery. He did not receive any additional treatment in the form of radiotherapy or chemotherapy...  Read Full »

Will esophageal cancer be cured with surgery?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is suffering from cancer of the esophagus. I have attached her reports, and she does not want to go through radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Can it be treated through surgery only? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your provided images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Thanks for uploading all of them. It is very easy for a doctor to say the patient denied chemotherapy and radiotherapy and took responsibility for the same. Hence, the outcome of the tr...  Read Full »

My father has a persistent fever after first chemotherapy session. Is it due to CLL?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to enquire about my dad's health. He is 82 years old and has been having chronic lymphocytic leukemia for the past seven years. He had no symptoms other than the high blood cell count and was doing regular checkups every six months. Recently, his hemoglobin level dropped a...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq.com. You have mentioned in the history that the patient is having chronic lymphocytic leukemia. And the total count is high, as per history. So, chronic lymphocytic leukemia seems to be in the aggressive stage. Blood culture and other scan reports are normal as per hist...  Read Full »

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 »

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