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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Please suggest ways to improve WBC count after chemotherapy.
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old male. I am suffering from acute lymphoblastic lymphoma and I am going to finish my last chemotherapy. My WBC count has reduced due to the discontinuation of GCSF. After the completion of the chemotherapy session, how to recover WBC count? Please suggest me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.GCSF (granulocyte-colony stimulating factor) is given for immediate recovery followed by chemotherapy as chemotherapy causes excessive suppression of the bone marrow.The body has its own mechanism to produce GCSF and it will take usually a few weeks to start producing and r... Read Full »
Can chemotherapy cause emboli formation?
Query: Hi doctor, The patient has stage 3 rectal cancer. He had brachytherapy radiation last summer. Through surgery, they removed the rectum, surrounding mesorectal fat, and involved lymph nodes. Pathology declared radiation to be a complete response and no cancer was found. FOLFOX chemo has begun 14 mont... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Yes, it appears to be secondary to chemotherapy-induced thrombosis. It is usually secondary to the development of venous thrombi usually in deeper veins of the legs. Prolonged bed rest could be an additional factor along... 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 »
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... Read Full »
My mother has surgery, where some tissue and ovary were removed. Is it cancer?
Query: Hello doctor, My mom had her surgery before two weeks. A 14 cm tissue was removed from her womb as well as her ovary. We are waiting for the results of her biopsy at the moment. Will it be cancer? If so, then what kind of cancer? Is it curable? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. As you are saying, the results of a biopsy must be taken to determine if it is cancer or not. 2. An idea may be given by the operating surgeon, who has seen the formation of tissue, but without a biopsy, there is no 100% accuracy. 3. If the mass was found only in t... Read Full »
I have azoospermia. Can the testes produce sperms after four cycles of chemotherapy?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old male and my wife is 28 years old. I have been suffering from azoospermia and have been in touch with different doctors for the last eight to ten months. I have done many tests and everyone is ending up with a suggestion of testicular biopsy. My wife is not in favor o... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and reviewed the attached reports of USG and semen analysis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As there is azoospermia, I cannot comment on your chances, unless there is a possibility of sperm retrieval from the testis. This is possib... Read Full »
Kindly explain the results of the pathology report of my mother who had breast surgery for cancer.
Query: Hi doctor, My mother underwent a breast surgery for breast cancer recently. I have attached her pathology report. She is taking medicines for cholesterol. Please explain it. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please answer my questions. What type of surgery was done? Is it MRM (modified radical mastectomy) or breast conservation. Also whether the reports of ER, PR (estrogen and progesterone re... Read Full »
69-year old smoker diagnosed with colon cancer. Does she need chemotherapy?
Query: Hi doctor, My mom is 69 years old, smoker and she was diagnosed with colon cancer. She used to suffer from her stomach pain and we ended up doing a colonoscopy for it and the doctor found a tumor. We need to know what is the best way to help her and what is recommended in her case? Should the docto... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports of your mother (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per reports she has a sigmoid colon cancer. There is no distant spread of cancer (not spread outside colon) as per CT scan reports. The report is also showing multiple re... Read Full »
Having chemotherapy for stage IV invasive lobular carcinoma. Is it right?
Query: Hi doctor, The first case of cancer was on stage 3 ER+ invasive cancer of the left breast. Now, it is in stage IV invasive lobular carcinoma, with results of ER positive, PR positive, and HER2 with equivocal recurrent cancer. The site of disease is present on the abdominal lymph nodes and omentum w... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it is appropriate to use chemotherapy at this juncture. The HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) result is mentioned as equivocal. So please do a FISH test (fluorescence... Read Full »
My father was diagnosed with metastasis NSCLC lung cancer. Will immunotherapy for a few months benefit compared to no immunotherapy at all?
Query: Hi doctor, My father was diagnosed with metastasis NSCLC lung cancer, which spreads to the ninth and eighth ribs of the chest (all other organs are still not affected). Two cycles of chemotherapies are completed in the last one and half months with 21 days intervals. Now the doctor suggested chemoth... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns. Usually, immunotherapy plus chemotherapy is suggested for two years as per international guidelines. Its duration can be reduced if the PET scan shows a complete response (complete resolution of disease)... 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 »
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 lung, lung nodul... Read Full »