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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What is the best treatment for adenocarcinoma of prostate?

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 »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

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 »

What is the treatment for IDC breast cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is diagnosed with IDC measuring 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.2 cm. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The biopsy report has confirmed the diagnosis of breast cancer. The next step will be staging for the disease. For that, she will be adviced to do a CT scan for chest, abdomen, and pelv...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the scope and steps of radiotherapy in a lung cancer patient.

Query: Hello doctor,My father has advanced lung cancer and severe pain in his legs or back. It is suggested that he should have radiotherapy, possibly five sessions. I understand this is to reduce his pain. Is it possible to explain to me what this involves, before and after, and for how long, whether the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It looks like a stage 4 lung cancer (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The pain in the back and limbs is possibly due to bone metastasis (cancer spread to the bone). You have not attached any report to know the details o...  Read Full »

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