5 pm, Nov 16 Nov 16, 2012
Living It Up: Cancer-diagnosis, treatment, prevention & cure
Dr Sameer Kaul will answer all your questions & queries regarding the diagnosis, treatment, prevention & cure of cancer.
15 questions answered
- Dear doctor My wife aged 56 years underwent laparoscopic total hysterectomy to remove tumor in uterus and was diagonized as myxoid lieomyosarcoma, has completed 6 chemo theraphy sessions.but we want to know if any residuals are still exists.please advise what tests are needed to reveal the present condition. regards Asked by: balakrishna
- Hello Sir. My relative(50 yrs) is diagonised with Oligodendroglioma (Grade 3). He went thro' Radiation and is in the process of completing 6 months of Chemo. Pls do let us know about the available cure for this and survival rate. Asked by: Suresh
- What are the options available for a patient to self diagnose a possible cancer in first stage? Do you recommend any annual/bi-annual check up? Asked by: Sajal
- Dr Sameer Kaul Its good that you seem to be a well aware individual and one should be aware of ones body. The annual checkups(screening) are recommended after 50yrs of age for cancer, but if you have some specific problems they can be addressed accordingly by a screening investigations such as sonography, tumor markers, etc. Almost all good hospitals have screening packages for cancer check ( separately for Males and Females).
- whats the % of people smoking can get cancer? Asked by: raj
- whats the way to know that someone has oral cancer ? Asked by: raj
- What are the risk associated with cancer for an IT professional? How can they be avoided? Asked by: Jeril Nadar
- My mother (65), diabetic, is diagnosed with adv breast cancer stage iv, with liver metastates..chemo is ruled out....she is on letrozole. Pls advice... Asked by: Harinandan
- Dr Sameer Kaul Actually chemotherapy is the only remedy for this stage, although it is only palliative. One needs to see the tumor characteristics and biology to predict its response to chemo. Whether your mother is a fit patient for undergoing chemotherapy or not can be decided only after clinical examination and if she doesnt have jaundice. We have patients still living a good lifestyle for last 5 yrs after being detected with this stage of breast cancer.
- what are the symptoms of a developing lever cancer? Asked by: Anil
- Can Cancer be prevented? Is there any study anywhere in the world proving conclusively that cancer can be prevented. Please cite the source and the sponsor of the study. Thanks. Asked by: Anand Kumar
- In India, the biggest problem for Cancer Patients is finance. Shouldn't Insurance companies cover cancer to reduce Patient burden? Asked by: Ketan
- What are the dangers for IT professional related to cancer? What precautions should be taken? Asked by: Jeril Nadar
- dont you think we lack in the R&D activities. Means we are always waiting for a foreign brand to invent any drug which we can use as a generic drug here. when it comes to cancer or other severe diseases, no one considers: hospitals are running medical tourism which is unaffordable; insurance never helps. Why cant we work on R&D activities so that cheap drugs can be provided to the people who suffers from it. Asked by: pc
- What should a healthy person do to stay away from cancer ? Asked by: Videsh
- Doctor,most of the people whom I know have some or the other cancer(colon,blood,breast,lung etc.). None of them smokes or drinks..What is the reason then? Asked by: Maya Jagannathan, Newzealand
- Dr Sameer Kaul Not all smokers and drinkers get cancer and not all cancer patient are smoker or drinker. Its only that one who smokes or drinks a lot is more predisposed to cancer as compared to his counterpart who doesn't. Different cancers have different risk factors and all cancers are multifactorial. So it is not practical to prevent a cancer, the only prevention is early detection.
- most of the hospitals are running medical tourism. I have seen in my fathers case. I am young. There can be two solutions: either cheap drugs or subsidized treatment of such stage 4 level diseases. Has the Medical council thought for the same? Have they taken any initiations regarding the same. What about making the infrastructure of Govt hospitals excellent? I can understand the demand and supply due to population issue. But has any steps been taken for the people suffering from the stage 4 level disease. Asked by: pc
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Cancer surgeon, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals
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