My 38 year old sister is undergoing hormone therapy for her stage 3 breast cancer. Her menstruation has stopped for these 2 months. Her doctor has mentioned that this is likely one of the possible side effects and asked her to observe her cycle. Is hormone therapy the most beneficial treatment for her stage of cancer, in comparison to the side effects? She still wants to have more children in the future.
My uncle’s lung cancer is relapsing. Previously, it was treated with targeted therapy. Would this be effective again for post-relapse treatment?
My father in law has prostate cancer that recently developed to stage 4. He complains about pain while urinating and sometimes has blood in his urine. His scrotum is also swollen, and he said the chemotherapy drugs he is taking are making his stomach and groin burn. At this stage, is chemotherapy still beneficial? Should we stop and try another treatment option? How long does he have in his current state?
Dr Shang, for stage 2B cervical cancer, what is the percentage of improvement if the patient undergoes post-surgery radiotherapy? My mother has undergone surgery and is still undergoing chemotherapy, but her condition doesn’t seem to improve. Thank you for your answer.
My father is 78 years old and has heart problems. He has stage 3 lung cancer. He is considered unfit for surgery, so his doctors have recommended chemotherapy combined with radiotherapy. How effective would this be without surgery? Or would you suggest other types of therapy? Thank you for your answer.
Doctor, my mother is 60 years old. She takes aromatase inhibitors for her breast cancer treatment. She had her menopause one year before treatment. However after taking the drugs, she experiences vaginal bleeding almost once a month. Is this menstruation or some other condition? If her body doesn’t respond well to aromatase inhibitors, are there any other hormonal drugs she could try?
Hi Dr Shang Yeap. My father has a history of diabetes. During his chemotherapy, the drugs often spike his sugar levels. Although his tending doctor said it is still controlled, I am worried about this. Do you think this will cause long term harm on him?