“Cancer is no more a nightmare, no more a situation out of hand, no more a threat to life when you are positive, surely well informed and under expert medical care,” says Dr. N.K. Pandey while answering some of the cancer-related queries.
I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in Oct 2014, just before my 51st birthday. I underwent surgery in Nov 2014, but a week later I was having difficulty with bowel movements. I went to my local hospital’s emergency room. I received my second cancer diagnosis of rectal cancer, now where should I go for the treatment?
I will advise you to go to a specialized cancer center because your treatment depends on the malignancy whether it is due to spread of Prostate Cancer or it is a second malignancy, if this is the second tumor in rectum, You are advised to undergo treatment for rectal cancer which will include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Remember to take proper treatment in the most Comprehensive Cancer Centre with all advanced facilities.
I have been diagnosed with Prostate cancer stage 4 and advised for the treatment of Hormone therapy. What are the common side effects of Hormone Therapy?
Hormone therapies for prostate cancer cause side effects because they reduce the levels of male sex hormones (testosterone) in the body. The side effects depend on the type of hormone therapy you are taking. The general side effect of Hormone therapy could make you feel tired and you may be a risk of a fast irregular heartbeat, brittle bones, chest tenderness, and mood swings, but these side-effects can be well managed. You should contact your doctor if you experience this. You will have your blood pressure checked regularly, you are also recommended to have your liver function test as advised by your doctor.
My husband has extreme fatigue after his colon cancer treatments. How can I help him to feel better?
Although cancer-related fatigue is a common and often expected, a side effect of cancer and its treatments, you should feel free to mention your concerns to your doctors. There are times when fatigue may be due to an underlying medical problem. There may be medical interventions to assist in controlling some of the causes of fatigue. Finally, there may be suggestions that are more specific to your situation it would help in combating your fatigue.
“Don’t give up” My message to all cancer patients this is your life, you have to learn to be proactive. Your Positive attitude will help you to win over cancer.
Dr. N.K. Pandey
Chairman & Managing Director – HOD of Surgery
Asian Institute of Medical Sciences
Badkal Flyover Road, Sector 21 A Faridabad,
Haryana, India. 121001
Phone: +91 129 4253000 | www.aimsindia.com