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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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Query: Hello doctor, A 27-year-old female has acute leukemia (ALL). Her vision is lost because of the presence of malignant cells in the brain now but her treatment was finished six months back. Previously she got relapsed CSF 13 months back when her maintenance phase was going on. The doctor gave high do... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia has a very high relapse rate in adults (about 60 %), the higher the white cell count, the worser the prognosis. Those with Philadelphia chromosome (chromosomal abnormality) have poor prognosis and bone marrow transplantation is required. Rel... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with classical Hodgkin's lymphoma. I had 8 cycles of ABVD, which did not remove the tumor and the tumor started growing back after 4 cycles. Then, I went for salvage therapy and that also did not give a good response. Now, the doctor advised to do the autologous stem cell ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First line therapy of Hodgkin's lymphoma is chemotherapy. ABVD is the most common scheme (Adriamycin, Bleomycin, Vinblastine and Dacarbazine). Second line chemotherapy and radiation may be used if the first therapy fails. As you said in your query that has not had the ex... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My father is 56 years old and healthy. Since last few months, he is suffering from sudden chewing like action and unconsciousness or seizure like situation. This situation remains the same for some time. During the MRI test, our doctor informed about the tumor. We are very much worried. I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query with diligence and I would like you to know that I am here to help you. The reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) denote that there are two problems. Reduced blood supply to brain and a small tumor (brain cancer). As per... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My father who is 79 years of age has got prostate tumor. We have done all the medical tests and pet scan. The oncologist has confirmed us tumor. Now due to lockdown we are unable to reach doctor also we want second opinion too. The doctor has told us that the solution is surgery. But if ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your father has apparently a stage I penile cancer. The ideal management is surgery which may only involve a wide local excision. This can be done by a general surgeon or even a dermatologist who can perform skin surgery. Should you however cannot have the surgery done,... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, Cervix radiation treatment fears me. How will it affect my sexual life, attracting the opposite sex, pheromones, sex drive, sexual stamina, and my attraction for others? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Radiation therapy leads to a lot of sexual adverse effects and poor quality of life. It will lead to loss of ovarian function leading to infertility, loss of sexual drive, decrease stamina, etc. Also, radiation may affect the length or caliber of the vagina and decre... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I want to know about my dad's PSA prostate biopsy report. The report is in french language and I will translate it in English. Doctor advised him to take hormone therapy and radiation therapy. Will that work? Biopsy report shows: Adenocarcinoma of prostate Gleason score 6 (3+3) ass... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks your father has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The good thing is that his bone scan is free of metastasis (spread). I will suggest them to do an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) pelvis and x-ray chest plus abdominal ultrasound for staging. These investiga... Read Full »
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