Treatment Of Cancer

Depending on the type of cancer, the various treatment options are surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, Stem cell transplant, and hormone therapy. The purpose of cancer treatment is to stop the growth and spread of cancer, to prevent it from recurring, and to alleviate all the symptoms.

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Can you please help me understand my mother's biopsy report?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 68 years old. She is 70 kg weight. A painless liaison has developed on the right lateral part of the tongue. I have consulted with an ENT surgeon and he advised for biopsy. The incision biopsy was done and the report is attached. Please clarify the report. If that is cancer, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja

General Surgeon, Medical Gastroenterologist, Medical Oncologist, Paediatric Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect identity) and unfortunately I find it to be a cancerous lesion. It is cancer and the stage can be ascertained after clinical examination of the local and surrounding areas and after investigations. After evalu...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for an ALK-positive patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother was diagnosed to have ALK positive before two years. He had brain and bone metastasis. He got a brain surgery, WBR and spine radiation. He was on Crizotinib for 10 months and after brain and bone metastasis progression he was on Ceritinib for 5 months. In the latest scan, the d...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your plight. There are a few options more at this time if general condition is good. From the details it appears that chemotherapy is not exhausted yet and it can be utilized now. If only targeted agents are to be discussed, then Alectinib can be offered. ...  Read Full »

Can chemotherapy result in new wounds?

Query: Hi doctor, My father had a surgery for cancer and subsequent chemoradiation on cheeks. After that he developed a wound on right cheek, which developed into a big hollow wound. Please help us.  Read Full »


Dr. Raghu

General Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common causes for a wound at the operated or treated site are, Osteoradionecrosis. Recurrent cancer. From your description, it seems like the wound is an effect of chemoradiation, more specifically radiation. We call it as osteoradionecrosis which is basically a ...  Read Full »

My father had partial penectomy, and he is suggested for another surgery. Does he still have cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My father had partial penectomy two weeks ago, and our doctor has suggested for another surgery. I am sending his postsurgical reports. Can you please let us know if surgery is required, and he still have cancer?  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All tumor has been removed, and resection margins are free. But tumor involvement is deep inside, and so the surgeon wants further surgery so that the tumor should not come back after some time. Also, ultrasound reflects a reactive lymph node, and so your doctor migh...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for stage 3 angiosarcoma?

Query: Hi doctor, My mum has angiosarcoma in the leg. Amputation would be the only option. But she is not a suitable candidate for surgery. Will radiotherapy help in this condition? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra Prakash

Cosmetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The usual treatment for angiosarcoma is the removal of the cancerous tumor by surgery. However, in those patients who are unfit for surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy are alternatives. Radiotherapy involves the use of radiations to dissolve the tumor and chemothera...  Read Full »

Is the treatment for my breast cancer correct?

Query: Hi doctor, My chief complaint is severe lower back pain and pain in upper thighs. My medical history is as follows. Carcinoma of the breast three years back, followed by surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. I am on Tamoxifen for past 3 years, and now I am taking Arimidex. I have been suffering ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Mittal

Child Health Specialist, Medical Oncologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not have full information regarding the case from your query. What was the stage of the condition at the time of diagnosis? What chemotherapy was used? When did you start Arimidex? The conclusion I can make from the information which you have given is...  Read Full »

After analysis of pleural effusion fluid, diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer.

Query: Dear Doctor, After analysis of pleural effusion fluid, my mother has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer - CUP, poorly differentiated carcinoma. She has exhibited lower lobe fibrosis for at least three years, has normal kidney lab work at this time, previous breast carcinoma ductal in situ with remov...  Read Full »


Dr. Prasad Eswaran

Hematologist, Medical Oncologist, Pain Medicine Physician, Radiotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the information given. To get the facts right, patient is a 74 year old female with prior history of Anal canal cancer and Breast cancer (DCIS) treated with surgery and radiation. Her co-morbidity includes osteoporosis / prior UTI / Lung fibrosis / multiple fra...  Read Full »

What is the prognosis of recurrent squamous cell carcinoma?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has been a patient of recurrent local squamous cell carcinoma. In the last one and half years, he has been operated for cystoprostatectomy and urethrectomy with an ileal conduit for urine bypass followed by lymphonodectomy. After all these surgeries, he had a recurrence seven mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the information and the biopsy report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please understand that this pathological report is incomplete, so it is difficult to advise you the further course of therapy. In fact, further therapy will depend¬†on ...  Read Full »

My grandfather had throat cancer 15 years back. Has the same cancer recurred now?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know how serious is my grandfather's cancer. I do not have a lot of details, and I am away from home. He had throat cancer 15 years back. Now from the past two months, he was having breathing problems and extreme weakness, so the doctors did a tracheotomy to help with it. Now...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Squamous cell carcinoma itself has a better prognosis. It also depends upon the stage of cancer. Given the fact that he has a well-differentiated form of squamous cell carcinoma, his prognosis is relatively fair. It would be very helpful if you can provide more informatio...  Read Full »

My daughter has tumors in the heart. What are the chances of survival?

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is in the ICU with pericardial effusion and multiple tumors. The fluid has been drained and there was blood mixed with the fluid. The regular blood test came back normal with no sign of cancerous cells. My question is, what are the chances that the tumors are benign? Through...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, there is a diagnostic dilemma. The reports you have uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are fine. But, you should upload the echo reports and the fluid investigations as well. Now, considering the pericardial effusion with multiple c...  Read Full »

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