Radiotherapy

Cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation (x-rays) to kill cancer cells is called radiotherapy or radiation therapy. The two types of this therapy are external beam and internal radiation therapy. Radiotherapy is either used before surgery to shrink the size of the tumor or after surgery to kill the remaining cancer cells.

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We did not have sex for five years. How did my partner develop HPV throat cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,My partner is just diagnosed with HPV throat cancer. We did not have sex for 5 years. How could he have got this?I do not know if I have dormant HPV or could it have been dormant in him for 5 years?  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for briefing me regarding the problem in concern.There is no such thumb rule that it is necessary to have any form of sex to develop this form of cancer. Although, it is more commonly seen in people having oral sex with HPV (human papillomavirus) positive partners.Th...  Read Full »

What is causing this benign meningioma tumor to grow?

Query: Hello doctor,My father is 87 years old and has been diagnosed with a benign meningioma of his brain. He had an MRI done recently, showing that the tumor had grown. He is supposed to undergo radiation therapy soon. Do you know what would cause cancer to grow? What is the prognosis? Is radiation thera...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your question carefully and would explain that we cannot determine what made the tumor grow, but you should know that the growth speed depends on the tumor type. There are different types of benign meningioma, which grow at different rates. A biopsy would ...  Read Full »

Is invasive intraductal breast carcinoma curable?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother has been recently diagnosed with invasive intraductal breast carcinoma. I am currently outside the city and have not seen the reports. But, she told me that it is malignant and has spread to two lymph nodes. There is no metastasis. Doctors have told me to start chemotherapy fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to see the reports. But, as per your history, if it has already spread to lymph nodes, it has locally advanced. In such cases, what is usually done is to give new adjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery and radiotherapy. Though I have limited in...  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. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

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 »

How to prevent damage to my eyes caused by radiotherapy for my nose cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,I have nose cancer, so I am going to get radiotherapy. The doctor said that the radiation might touch the eye, which may lead to loss of vision and eye removal. Is there any other way to prevent this? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Andrew Chellakumar Fenn

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not given enough details, but from what I understand, you need to be given radiation to your nose. With conventional radiation, it is very difficult to save the eye, but we can try computerized radiation like IMRT (intensity-modulated radiation therapy) or VMAT (...  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 »

How long is tablet Temozolomide given in grade 2 oligodendroglioma?

Query: Hi doctor, I had brain surgery four and half months ago after receiving a biopsy report (WHO grade II), followed by radiotherapy and tablet Temozolomide 120 mg during therapy. Also, I am taking five days dose of 300 mg tablet Temozolomide every 28 days as per the prescription. But, after my last cy...  Read Full »


Dr. Jatin Bhatia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. To help you, I would like to know the biopsy report in detail. The way you have described the treatment, I believe it is a case of high-grade glioma. Regarding the duration of tablet Temozolomide, in high-grade glioma, usually, twelve cycles are required. Specific molec...  Read Full »

One of my relative is suffering from oral cancer. Kindly suggest a treatment option.

Query: Hi doctor, One of my family members have recently been diagnosed with oral cancer. I would like to know how much dangerous it is. The final report of lower lip biopsy showed well differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. The patient is having sugar and BP problem. And for that, he is on Glycomet GP-1 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Squamous cell carcinomas of the lip are the most common malignant tumors of the oral cavity. These kind of malignant tumors are treated primarily by surgical removal. The other ways of treatment are radiotherapy and topical cytostatic creams. A combination of them may be ...  Read Full »

Will IVIg injection help to overcome neurological problems due to radiation therapy?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is suffering from primary breast cancer, and she has brain metastasis. We are taking treatment for the last three years. She underwent so many chemotherapies, radiation, body and brain radiation, surgery, etc. Presently my mother is taking Herceptin and Halaven medicines. My m...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajay Panwar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your mother's NCS report, which mentions symmetric sensorimotor radiculoneuropathy (attachment removed to protect patient identity). To be straight, if it is due to radiation and chemotherapy, then IVIg is unlikely to help that much. On the other ha...  Read Full »

How soon should I go for prostate removal surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and recommend prostate removal. But it is difficult to get the surgeon to do the operation. I am worried. Do you think I should look for a different outfit to do the surgery?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from prostate problems. According to your prostate biopsy report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you have prostatic adenocarcinoma. Cancer that is confined to the pros...  Read Full »

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