FAQs - Oncology

  • Is Renal cell carcinoma on the rise?
    Is Renal cell carcinoma on the rise?
    Sanjay Kumar Agarwal

    Dr. Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, Professor and Head of Nephrology, AIIMS, will discuss whether the renal cell carcinoma is on rise in this video. He says that renal cell carcinoma, in terms of magnitude is increasing.

  • What was new in 2017?
    What was new in 2017?
    Neena Malhotra

    In this video, Dr. Neena Malhotra, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Delhi, will talk about the new updates in 2017. She talks about the plan which is launched by our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi that every 9th of each month, the obstetrician should dedicate the time for antenatal check-up and should make at least nine visits to the doctor. She will further talk about various updates which the GP’s should be aware and one of them is breast cancer awareness. Also, she will talk about anaemia in female population.

  • What treatment options are available for patients facing a brain tumor recurrence?
    What treatment options are available for patients facing a brain tumor recurrence?
    KK Aggarwal

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the treatment options available for patients with brain tumor recurrence in this video. In a study, it is shown that genetically polio virus can be a useful drug in the treatment of grade 4 brain tumor. The study results showed that 21% showed regression of the tumor. Hence, genetically modified polio drug can be a future anti-cancer drug.

  • Is it necessary to screen all patients for colorectal cancer?
    Is it necessary to screen all patients for colorectal cancer?
    KK Aggarwal

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the screening of patients for colorectal cancer. It is a fact that colorectal cancer up to the age of 40 years is uncommon. After the age of 40 years, everyone needs screening. It takes almost 10 years for a colorectal cancer to develop. He will describe how it starts from a polyp and goes on increasing and becomes malignant.

  • Should Mammography be routine in India?
    Should Mammography be routine in India?
    Jaya Pancholy

    Dr. Jaya Pancholy, Integrative Holistic Medicine Practitioner, USA, will talk about whether mammography has to be routinely done in India in this video. Dr. Jaya will talk about thermography in details. Many people are going through thermography instead of mammogram. She says that it is a women’s choice which option to choose and avoid more radiation. 

  • Apart from cancer of cervix, which are the gynecological cancers in women?
    Apart from cancer of cervix, which are the gynecological cancers in women?
    Ragini Agarwal

    Dr. Ragini Agrawal, Obstetrician, Gynecologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon and Aesthetic Gynecologist, W Pratiksha Hospital, Gurgaon, will discuss about the other gynecological cancers in women in this video. She will discuss that apart from the cervical cancer, the most common cancer is the breast cancer and the incidence rate is also very high. She will further talk that if screened and detected early, then the life of the woman can be saved.

  • What is family history of cancer?
    What is family history of cancer?
    Pramod Kumar Julka

    Dr. P K Julka, Senior Director, Oncology Daycare Center, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, will talk about the family history of cancer in this video. Family history of cancer means if a person’s parents side or first degree relatives have cancer in the family such as breast, ovarian or prostate cancers, then there is more probability of  getting cancer in the offspring.

  • What is the 5 years survival rate?
    What is the 5 years survival rate?
    Pramod Kumar Julka

    In this video, Dr. P K Julka, Senior Director, Oncology Daycare Center, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, will explain about the 5 years survival rate. Five year survival rate is always being referred as being cured in various stages of cancer. It denotes whether the patient will survive five years or more depending upon the stage of disease.

  • 5 year survival rate in cervical cancers?
    5 year survival rate in cervical cancers?
    Pramod Kumar Julka

    Dr. P K Julka, Senior Director, Oncology Daycare Center, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, will talk about the 5 year survival rate in cervical cancers in this video. In cervical cancer also, the five year survival can be 80 – 90 % in stage 1 and in advanced stage, it will drop accordingly.

  • 5 year survival rate in breast cancers?
    5 year survival rate in breast cancers?
    Pramod Kumar Julka

    Dr. P K Julka, Senior Director, Oncology Daycare Centre, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, will talk about the 5 year survival rate in breast cancers in this video. Depending upon the stage of breast cancer, the survival rate drops down. The treatment will depend upon the stage of the disease. He will further explain how much percentage of survival rates is being dropped according to the stage of cancer.

  • 5 year survival rate in prostate cancers?
    5 year survival rate in prostate cancers?
    Pramod Kumar Julka

    In this video, Dr. P K Julka, Senior Director, Oncology Daycare Center, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, will talk about 5 year survival rate in prostate cancers. In prostate cancer, the PSA levels are checked and in biopsy, the gleason score is seen. Gleason score gives the histopathological view of prostate cancer. He will further explain about Gleason score in details.

  • 5 year survival rate in oral cancers?
    5 year survival rate in oral cancers?
    Pramod Kumar Julka

    In this video, Dr. P K Julka, Senior Director, Oncology Daycare Center, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, will discuss about the five year survival rate in oral cancers. Stage one and two oral cancers can be cured with single modality. Stage three and four cancers are cured with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy which is the combined modality of treatment.

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