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What causes peripheral neuropathy?

Query: Hi doctor, My father was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer last month. Before that, he could not walk, and he became paralyzed entirely (arms and legs). We then took him to a local hospital, and the neurologist mentioned that he has Guillain-Barre syndrome, and they treated him for that. However,...  Read Full »


Dr. Upendra K Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the situation. I have seen the reports and documents (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It shows carcinoma of the lung, probably small cell carcinoma associated with peripheral neuropathy and paraneoplastic syndrome due to Carcinoma o...  Read Full »

How long will it take for Tagrisso to cause resistance?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother os recently on Tagrisso. His recent scan is attached which shows improvement. He is vomiting while eating grains. What is the reason for vomiting and what can be done for this? Please tell me about this response to Tagrisso. If it is good? How much time does Tagrisso take ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vikas Talreja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In reply to your question for Osimertinib (Tagrisso), Osimertinib demonstrated improvement in PFS (18.9 versus 10.2 months, HR 0.46, 95% CI 0.37-0.57) and duration of response (17.2 versus 8.5 months) relative to other TKI. The PFS (progression-free survival) benefit w...  Read Full »

Is GemCarbo chemotherapy effective?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has been diagnosed with stage 4 adenocarcinoma. She was having trouble breathing due to pleural fluid buildup. As per our oncologist's suggestion we have started Gemcitabine-Carboplatin chemotherapy before 10 days. The suggested course of treatment is six cycles of chemothera...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your anxiety. By the EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) not been successful, do you mean that the test was not positive for mutations or it could not be performed due to inadequacy of the sample? Please clarify. Starting EGFR inhibitors in the absenc...  Read Full »

Can breathing treatment hide a lung cancer if done right before a chest x-ray?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55 year old female. Can a breathing treatment given before a chest x-ray, hide lung cancer?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query. Please find my observations below. Breathing treatments like nebulizers will not hide any suspected lung cancer when given before taking a chest x-ray. Chest x-ray is a basic investigation used to screen the lungs field and heart and usuall...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for radiation enteritis.

Query: Hello doctor, After receiving 10 radiations, my father has developed enteritis and his abdomen is swollen. Antibiotics and IV treatment are being carried out. I need further advise here.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Radiation enteritis is a very common side effect of radiation therapy. I need to know the following: How was this diagnosis made? What medications is he taking? Also, mention the part of the body he received radiotherapy and do provide th...  Read Full »

I contacted asbestos at work.Would it pose any health risk?

Query: Hello doctor, I had some concerns regarding asbestosis. Approximately 10-11 years ago, I worked on a building site. I was asked to remove some insulation off a water pipe in an attic. At that time, I asked the site manager if the insulation was asbestos and he said it was not. I also took a sample o...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to assure you not to worry as everything is looking normal to me. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns regarding asbestosis, mesothelioma and other risks you may be having being exposed to insulation a decade ago. Yo...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for adenocarcinoma found in marrow biopsy?

Query: Hello doctor,The patient is 55-year-old female weighing 55 kg and suffering from adenocarcinoma as found in marrow biopsy. She is on ventilator now.  Read Full »


Dr. Andrew Chellakumar Fenn

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The following are the questions which come to my mind, which is not provided by the information you provided: What were the complaints of your patient? Why is she on a ventilator? What is the working diagnosis of the doctors? Have the doctors informed you that ...  Read Full »

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