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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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 »
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... Read Full »
What is the treatment plan for my cousin who has stomach cancer and was taking alternative medicine for treatment?
Query: Hello doctor, My cousin is diagnosed with stomach cancer. He has taken chemotherapy and did not have surgery, rather he is taking ayurvedic medicine for the last six months. He is getting frequent stomach pains. I am attaching his latest PET-CT report. Please check and tell, if he still has cancer ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have seen your PET- CT (positron emission tomography-computed tomography) scan report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) and based on that it is cancer of the distal part of stomach (food storage organ). Biopsy re... 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 »
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 f... 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 »
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 cardi... 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 »
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 tha... Read Full »
My doctor has recommended getting a CT over a PET scan for my cancer in remission. Why would it be?
Query: Hi doctor, I have completed five months of chemotherapy with Bendamustine. I have had three treatments of Truxima, and I am in remission. Now the doctor asks for a CT scan, not a PET scan. I am kind of concerned, why the CT scan over a PET scan? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and I am sorry for cancer. It is good to read that you are in the remission phase of the disease. Usually, PET CT (positron emission and computed tomography) scans are helpful in cases where disease transformation is suspected, as a transform... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »