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My mother had breast cancer and it's been more than 15 years but as all we know cancer weakens the immune system whether the patient gets cured and survived .i wanted to know whether she could take covid-19 vaccination or not.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Zirakpur
For comorbidity pl ask your doctor to check latest reports. Generally vaccine is allowed. Extract of an article: "patients who have completed their planned should receive covid-19 vaccine as soon as it is available to them as long as there areno major allergies.
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Hello, I am a metastatic lung cancer patient and I have been having reddish blood colored bumps or knots on my arms, back, and legs for the last 3 months. They are very painful and have a very hard bump inside of the red area. Could these be a sign of bone cancer?

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you. Raised skin bumps are very common, and in most cases they're harmless. They can result from a number of conditions, including infections, allergic reactions, skin disorders, and skin cancer. Skin bumps can vary in appearance and number depending on the cause. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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My mother is diagnosed with localized carcinoma breast last week. Some of the doctors are saying it is better to do first surgery and then go for the chemotherapy and on the other hand others are saying first chemo and then surgery. Now we are on a dilemma which would be a better option. Can any one help us out!

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you. Most women with breast cancer have some type of surgery. Common types of breast surgery are lumpectomy, mastectomy, and taking out lymph nodes from the underarm. Women who have a mastectomy may also decide to have the breast shape rebuilt, either at the same time or later on. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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A lady of age 34 have breast cancer. She had a lumpectomy few days ago but her cancer is now in milk ducts and she consulted with a doctor who told her to have a mastectomy.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you. In hopes of avoiding future disease, some women at very high risk of developing breast cancer elect to have both breasts surgically removed, a procedure called bilateral prophylactic mastectomy or preventive mastectomy. The surgery aims to remove all breast tissue that potentially could develop breast cancer. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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My father has age 70. We have diagnosis last month has non cell lungs cancer in stage 4 with mild pleural effusion right side. We have only given zyceva 150 mg eltornib. Can we go with cemo in this age. Weight about 50 kg of my father. Please suggest.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you. Organ toxicities may be more problematic in the elderly, but in most tumours, the efficacy of chemotherapy is not age dependent. Chemotherapy, where indicated for advanced cancer, can therefore be safely and effectively used in selected elderly patients. Managing advanced cancer in the elderly is an increasing problem. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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My mom died of breast cancer and what are the chances for me getting cancer. My mother age is 46 and my age is 24. I have some breast tenderness and pain before my periods. So what are the chances.

B. Sc., BAMS
Ayurvedic Doctor, Madurai
Dear lybrate-user first of all pl accept my condolences for your mom's demise. I can understand how hard it is for you without your mom. As per your query goes women with close relatives who've been diagnosed with breast cancer have a higher risk of developing the disease. If you've had one first-degree female relative (sister, mother, daughter) diagnosed with breast cancer, your risk is doubled. This is as per one report from uk. This should not give you stress as there is a risk associated. If you are careful and vigilant it will be not affecting you at all. Having breast tenderness and discomfort is common during periods. Nothing to worry about. If the same is bothering you too much, pl consult a gynaecologist who will do beast examination and help you to assist further. Have a nice day.
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I am 20 years old female and I am seeing blood on my right breast. What should I do? Is it a sign of cancer or something else?

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you. Blood coming from the nipple can be symptomatic of benign (noncancerous) breast disorders such as breast tissue infection or a growth in the milk ducts. Bloody nipple discharge also can be a sign of breast cancer. Women who are breastfeeding may experience cracked nipples that can produce blood. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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A friend told me a child can get lung cancer if he inhale smoke of even one party popper (those small fireworks that kids use at birthday parties) is this true?

General Physician, Ooty
Dear user, it is not necessary that only exposure to smoke causes lung cancer. There have been cases where people who are not exposed to smoke or cigarettes in any form but they have lung cancer. It is completely based on genetics and the body's immunity. You can consult me for more doubts regarding this online by clicking on my photo and booking an appointment however, if you found my answer helpful, please leave a positive feedback as it helps me with my practice. Thank you.
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Hi doctor my father has had lung cancer since 2018 with stage 4 has taken target therapy for 3 years recently diagnosed it’s been spread to bone my treating doctor has switched the injection from bevaza zumba to injection carbotero 450 mg, paclitero 100 mg currently he is having pain stomach and mostly all over the body he is feeling very tired. To reduce the pain he is taking some painkiller tablet but it is not working. Could you please advice is there anything better to do to control the pain email

DNB (General Medicine), MBBS, Diabetes fellowship , Fellowship in Intensive Care Medicine
General Physician, Visakhapatnam
Hi lybrate-user can you name the pain killer tablet he is using and the frequency. So that we can add another or change the frequency as pain control is very important in malignancy. Need to titrate the doses and add different groups of medicines for pain.
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