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What do these following lab reports indicate?

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Dr. Indranil Ghosh

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Posted on Wed, 7 Sep 2016 in Cancer
Question: Hi Sir,
Recently my father diagnosed with throat cancer. Could you please go through the reports and guide me for further treatment that I need to follow and what is the stage of the disease.
He does not have any medical history like BP or Sugar apart from being an asthma patient. Non-smoker, non-drinker. However, using the Gudakhu (Gudakhu' is a paste-like tobacco preparation used rubbed over the teeth and gum with a fingertip)
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Radiation seems appropriate

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

I have gone through the reports. It looks like stage 2 disease but CT report required for exact staging.

Overall radiation seems appropriate. If there are neck glands or CT shows extension outside larynx then chemo or targeted therapy may be added.

Hope this helps.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh 2 days later
Hi Sir,

As suggested, did the CT scan. Could you please guide me further? Thanks a lot for the quick response.

Regards
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
radiotherapy

Detailed Answer:
I think radiotherapy is a good option. They did a plain CT instead of contrast resulting in suboptimal impression.

You should take him to a center with multidisciplinary cancer team and take it from there.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh 44 minutes later
Hi Sir,

As my father is an asthma patient, the concerned doctor did not take a risk for the high-end CT scan. As per the doctor, it may block the patient's heart the injection that supposed top be given before the test.

Please advise should I go for the surgery and radiation. I am scared for my father age as he is now 74+. Please if possible some good contacts at XXXXXXX or XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
radiation is preferred

Detailed Answer:
Radiation preserves the voice box and is preferred usually.

You can meet Dr Vamshi XXXXXXX (medical oncologist) at Apollo XXXXXXX who can guide you on further treatment.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh 10 hours later
Hi Sir,

Roughly how much will be the expenditure for the whole treatment and duration it will take. It will be helpful for me to plan for the financial expenses properly.

Thanks a lot for your valuable guidance.

Regards
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
better to discuss finances with treating physician

Detailed Answer:
Similar treatment at our center costs around RS 2-3 lacs
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
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Follow up: Dr. Indranil Ghosh 22 minutes later
Thanks a lot, Sir,

I really appreciate your a lot for your valuable and timely guidance. We are contacting
Dr. Kausik XXXXXXX Apollo Health City Campus XXXXXXX for treatment.
(http://www.apollohealthcity.com/dr-kausik-bhattacharya/)

Regards
XXXX

apologize for the typos...
Thanks a lot, Sir,

I really appreciate your valuable and timely guidance. We are contacting
Dr. Kausik XXXXXXX Apollo Health City Campus XXXXXXX for treatment.
(http://www.apollohealthcity.com/dr-kausik-bhattacharya/)


Regards
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Indranil Ghosh 52 minutes later
Brief Answer:
yes he is a good doctor

Detailed Answer:
I am sure he will take good care of your dad
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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