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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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

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 mother is diagnosed with 2A breast cancer. What would be the treatment and the expected recovery time?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is in her late forties and has been diagnosed with stage 2A breast cancer. I would like to know an appropriate course of treatment to educate myself to help my mother and also want to know how much it would cost for the same with the best evaluated time for recovery? Kindly h...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. The treatment will involve surgery and chemotherapy. In some cases, it might also require radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, and targeted therapy, depending on the ER (estrogen receptor), PR (partial response), and the ne...  Read Full »

How can I help my mother, who has abdominal pain and stage 3 cervical cancer that has spread to the abdomen after the surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother's cervical cancer was detected in Pap (Papanicolaou) smear test and biopsy, so the doctor removed her uterus but retained her ovaries. I do not know why she feels tired and has stomach pain three years after the surgery. We took her to the hospital, and the doctor said she ha...  Read Full »


Dr. J. N. Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Every doctor does his best to save the patient's life, but cancer is difficult to predict. The oncology team will decide the best treatment plan for her.  Read Full »

What can be done to treat my grandfather's recurrent well-differentiated form of throat cancer?

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

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 »

What are the chances for my daughter to survive with multiple tumors and pericardial effusion?

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

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 »

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

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 »

Can chemotherapy result in new wounds?

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


Dr. Nadiminty Raghuvamsi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common causes for a wound at the operated or treated site is - osteoradionecrosis and recurrent cancer. From your description, it seems like the wound is an effect of chemoradiation, more specifically radiation. We call it osteoradionecrosis, a complication ...  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 »

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 »

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

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 »

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