Palliative Therapy

Palliative therapy is a kind of approach to improve the quality of life of the patients and their families. Palliative therapy can be given at any point of time during cancer care starting from the diagnosis to the end of life. They focus on the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual issues the cancer patients may face during their cancer experience.

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What are the next steps for my father's bladder cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,My father, who is 72, was diagnosed with bladder tumor a month ago when he went to the local doctor for the treatment of blood drops in the urine. I have attached the diagnosis report for your reference. The doctors advised to operate it as soon as possible, and the operation took place 10...  Read Full »

Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of high-grade TCC (transitional cell carcinoma) with large tumor with muscle invasion is not a good tumor. At this stage, we need to do a metastatic evaluation to rule out any distant spread of this tumor. Hopin...  Read Full »

Can lymph node surgery prevent cancer from spreading?

Query: Hi doctor, Before two years, my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer and has been undergoing treatment using Eligard and Xgeva. Early this year, he got diagnosed with vallecula carcinoma and for which he underwent chemo (Erbitux) six sittings and radiation therapy for 27 days. While vallecula...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through the details of your father's illness and I will concentrate on the present problem. I will not agree with the advise for surgery of lymph nodes as PET scan suggests that it may have spread to other areas of lung, though not confirmed. Doing surgery for dise...  Read Full »

What is the first treatment choice for breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago and had a right mastectomy. She however did not have chemo or radiation. She has a little extra fat to the lateral area of the breast that after surgery it looked like a small third breast. Right over the old incision has de...  Read Full »

Dr. Saumya Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Here are my suggestions: Assuming that you want to undergo full treatment, the best method would be to start chemo and radiotherapy. The cycles of chemotherapy will depend on the medicine chosen by your oncologist. This will reduce the tumor size. Then go ahead with th...  Read Full »

How to feed a stomach cancer patient who is avoiding food due to nausea?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 65 years old. She is diagnosed with stomach cancer stage 4. We consulted the situation with five top oncologists and based on their suggestions we decided not to put her under chemotherapy. We are keeping her under supportive care at home. She is not taking any medicine f...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through her reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per the above reports, it looks like metastatic stage 4 gastric cancer. And as I can gather from history above, the decision of supportive care only without any chemotherapy is ta...  Read Full »

How to differentiate between prostate cancer and rectal cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My uncle has been diagnosed with cancer. I am looking for treatment options and advice from an oncologist. The current doctor who has been treating him has suggested we stop all treatment as he may not have much time left. I am looking for other options or opinions this is what one o...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Bhushan Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is quite sad that your uncle has advanced stage of cancer. As you asked me how to differentiate between prostate and rectal cancer. There are three possible ways. 1. Serum PSA (noninvasi...  Read Full »

Is there treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma? Also, advise on survival chance.

Query: Hello doctor, My father’s CT scan report says there is a solitary hepatic lesion consistent with neoplasm. The possibilities reported in the CT scan are: HCC - hepatocellular carcinoma. Metastases The CT scan was advised when his blood test result showed high alkaline phosphatase with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Satya Narayan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to All the investigation are more in favor of locally advanced hepatocellular carcinoma. In such advanced cases, usually, the patient is planned for palliative treatment in the form of oral medication Sorafenib, which is used under the observation of an oncologist. Also...  Read Full »

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