Tumor Recurrence


Tumor or cancer recurrence refers to when the patient develops cancer again even after treatment. This can happen weeks, months, or even years after the primary treatment. The recurrence depends upon the type of primary cancer. Recurrent cancer can come back in the same place or somewhere else in the body.

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Why does my breast cancer reoccur even after going through complete treatment?

Query: Hi,I am a 46-year-old woman. I felt a hard lump the size of a lemon in my right breast. I thought it was normal and left it unnoticed. But later, when I visited the doctor for another illness, I told him this when he was taking the medical history. It was suspected to be breast cancer and suggested ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern.After initial diagnosis first three years are risky for recurrence.The amount of risk depends on initial histopathological details and staging.Now, if they have found some suspicious lesions, they should do a positron emission tomography (PET) or c...  Read Full »

What are the survival rates of clear cell ovarian carcinoma in a 60-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60-year-old female with recurrent clear cell carcinoma of the ovary. I had surgery to remove it six years ago, without any chemotherapy. I had undergone surgery again recently; however, some cancerous tissue remains. What treatment is recommended, and what are the survival rate...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In recurrence of ovarian cancer, six cycles of chemotherapy, injection of Paclitaxel and Carboplatin every three weeks should be done. After six cycles of chemotherapy, a repeat scan will be done to see the status of the cancer ovary. It is to check how much cancer has ...  Read Full »

When are the chances of recurrence high in cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I just found out I have squamous cell skin cancer on my thumb and nail that has moved to my thumb bone. Most skin on my thumb tip to nail bed is gone, and bone is exposed on the inside half of my thumb. How bad is this, and please do not hold back?  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you with it. Various factors like the stage, grade, location, any co-morbid conditions determine the overall prognosis of the squamous cell carcinoma. Diameter of more than 2 cm doubles the risk of recurrence while tr...  Read Full »

What are the risks of stopping radiotherapy halfway?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a tumor in the uterus, and I was admitted to the hospital last month, and successfully uterus, fallopian tube, lymph nodes were removed. The biopsy report came after a week. It says a tumor involving more than 50% of the myometrium's thickness, lymphovascular space invasion presen...  Read Full »


Dr. Jatin Bhatia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry for your predicament. It is indeed difficult time due to pandemic. Ideally there should not be any gaps in the treatment, since gap results in increased chances of disease recurrence. I would advise to continue the treatment, however considering the pandemic,...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret my relative's MRI and guide us.

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my relative. My relative had a seizure attack and fits before a year. We consulted a doctor and started medicine. During the course, the patient reported some slight pain in his head. A week later he started complaining of severe headache with vomiting. So, a CT scan ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The functional MRI and tractography reports are enclosed (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and it reads that it is a known case of tumor. However, the tumor in the right parietal lobe, which is the non-dominant part of the brain, can be treated with surgery...  Read Full »

After a brain tumor removal, I still have some persistent symptoms. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a hemangioblastoma tumor removed from the back right cerebellum last year. The operation was successful and the tumor was 100 % removed. Before my surgery, I felt some twitching, night sweats, and headaches. I no longer have headaches, but I am having some night sweats and my twi...  Read Full »


Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These symptoms may not be related to the lesion in your brain. Have you got your blood sugars checked? Have you been eating well? Consult a physician to get liver renal functions done. For more information consult a neurologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a...  Read Full »

Can meningioma be cured?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with a 5 x 5 x 3 mm meningioma in the superior frontal gyrus towards the cranial vertex. I would like to know if this will kill me or shorten my life. I also want information about anything regarding this, for example, recurrence, regrowth, etc.  Read Full »


Dr. Chirag Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need not worry about meningioma. It is a benign and slow growing tumor. The present size is also very small. You only need to follow it up with serial scans every year. If it increases in size or causes symptoms, then only treatment is required for that. Thank you. Fo...  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

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 »

Can paleo diet help in non-recurrence of oligodendroglioma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 47 years old male. I was diagnosed with oligodendroglioma grade 2 brain tumor in the right posterior parietal region ten years back. I underwent neurosurgery, followed by radiation therapy. MRI taken after treatment showed no tumor left. But during follow up MRI’s, two years ...  Read Full »


Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Paleo diet will definitely reduce your weight. About the recurrence of the tumor, it will reduce the recurrence of the tumor by 30 percent. What this means is assume that the chance of recurrence of a particular tumor is 80 percent. That means out of 100 people, 8...  Read Full »

My 72 year old mother has been advised surgery, but she is reluctant. Kindly opine.

Query: Hello doctor,My mother had a spine tumor removed one and a half years ago. Now, she still has back and leg pain. Her doctor has advised surgery, but she is 72 years old with diabetes and blood pressure. Also, she is reluctant to undergo a surgery. I need a second opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description and the attached latest MRI reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there is no evidence of a spinal tumor and the patient can be managed conservatively without a surgical ...  Read Full »

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