Consult Leading Oncologist

Dr. Fahad Afzal

DNB (Medical Oncology), DNB (General Medicine),
ESMO certified, SCE (Oncology, UK)

DNB (Medical Oncology),
DNB (General Medicine),
ESMO certified,
SCE (Oncology, UK)

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    services offered

    Cancer Treatment

    Through early detection of cancer, we aid our patients by providing them with the required cancer treatment for their detected cancer type.


    Oncologists are doctors who are responsible for diagnosing the cancer type and subsequently treat the patients with the required cancer therapy.


    Chemotherapy involves use of single or several anti-cancer drugs and helps with destroying the cancer cells present within the body.


    Immunotherapy works by helping your immune system fight off the cancer, and is generally done in cases of lung cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, skin cancer, head and neck cancers, and lymphoma.

    Targeted therapy

    Targeted therapy works by targeting proteins that control the growth and distribution of cancer cells within the body.

    Hormonal therapy

    Hormonal therapy targets hormones that are responsible for the growth of cancer cells and is generally used for treatment of breast cancers and prostate cancers.

    Stem Cell Transplant

    Stem cell transplant or bone marrow transplant is used generally for cancers that affect stem cells or bone marrow like leukemia and myeloma, and it involves taking cells found in stem cells, filtering those cells and providing them back to the required person(either the donor or a different person).

    Cancer screening

    Cancer Screening tests are used to detect cancer before the signs appear. It is used to reduce the number of people who develop cancer or die of cancer.

    Palliative care

    Palliative care is a special type of medical aid for people that are suffering from cancer. Palliative care is given with the aim of improving the cancer affected person’s life and also the life of people around him/her.

    What is Chemotherapy Treatment ?

    Chemotherapy treatment is the most common treatment prescribed to cancer patients. A cancer specialist uses chemotherapy and a combination of different treatments to stop the growth of malign cells. The drugs target cancerous cells and destroy them to prevent further spread. However, cancerous cells overgrow and spread to other body parts and hence are vital to contain their growth.

    Different chemotherapy drugs can control cancerous cells. A cancer specialist carefully studies the patient’s health and decides on the best treatment.

    Chemotherapy can effectively manage various cancer types, but this drug therapy has a few risk factors. Some side effects may not cause significant issues, while others can cause serious health complications.

    Why Is It Done?

    A cancer specialist may use chemotherapy to control the growth of malign cells. Its usage includes:

    • Chemotherapy can be used as the sole therapy for cancer. The drugs are not combined with other treatment techniques.
    • Chemotherapy may be used as an additional drug to kill cancerous cells. It can be used after surgery to kill the remaining malign cells.
    • The drug is also used to aid other treatment options. For example, an oncologist may use chemotherapy to reduce the size of different tumours. It improves the result of radiation therapy and surgery.
    • Chemotherapy provides relief and is used to control the signs and symptoms of different cancer.

    To know more about the benefits of chemotherapy, you may contact Dr. Fahad Afzal.

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    Meet Our Doctor

    DNB (Medical Oncology), DNB (General Medicine), ESMO certified, SCE (Oncology, UK)

    Dr. Fahad Afzal

    After specialising in Internal Medicine from Mumbai, Dr. Fahad Afzal underwent formal super-specialty DNB training in Medical Oncology from Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, which is one of the largest corporate Hospital groups in South India. He has been a licensed practitioner for 12 years, with seven years of experience as a medical oncologist. Dr. Fahad is presently Consultant Medical Oncologist at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre in Mumbai, which is one of the oldest and highly reputed tertiary care multi super-speciality hospitals of India.

    Dr. Fahad Afzal has been certified by European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and received SCE in Medical Oncology from the prestigious Royal College of Physicians (RCP), UK. He was part of ESMO Academy at Oxford, UK in 2018 and ESMO Preceptorship on Breast Cancer at Singapore in 2019. He is member of several reputed national & international societies such as European Society for Medical Oncology, Indian Society of Medical and Pediatric Oncology, Immuno Oncology Society of India, Association of Physicians of India, etc. These certifications and memberships have provided him with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of oncology. Along with these accolades, he has a keen interest in clinical research.

    Patients suffering from cancer of the lung, prostate, breast, colon, ovary, etc. have high regard for Dr. Fahad Afzal because of his expertise and proficiency in medical management of cancer. He is well-versed in treating his patients with chemotherapy, monoclonal antibodies, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, hormonal therapy, etc. Moreover, he also has vast experience in Autologous and Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant for treating patients with malignant as well as benign hematological disorders.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Before you begin your immunotherapy in Mumbai, it is essential to tell your Medical Oncologist your complete medical history and also mention the details of any medications that you are taking, if any. In case you are suffering from any autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, etc., have had an organ or stem cell transplant, breathing problems, liver disease, pregnant, planning to conceive or are a lactating mother, it is utmost important that you inform your doctor without fail before you start your immunotherapy in Mumbai. Once you begin immunotherapy, it’s very important that you follow all your scheduled appointments. Taking regular and consistent doses is critical. 

    Immunotherapy affects the body in one too many ways. That is why it is extremely important to inform all your other concerned doctors and healthcare practitioners that you are undergoing immunotherapy for cancer in Mumbai. This includes primary health care providers, family doctors, at home nurses, hospital staff, emergency room and urgent care staff, any other doctors or specialists. This is important to ensure that the medicines prescribed by them do not interfere with the mechanism of action of the immunotherapy. It goes without a doubt that it is also essential to note that you should not take any medicines without consulting the concerned immunotherapy doctor in Mumbai. 

    Most of the patients get the procedure of immunotherapy done at a cancer care hospital itself. But depending upon factors like availability of beds and rooms, cost of hospitalisation, doctor’s schedule, etc, a patient may also be advised to get the procedure of immunotherapy done either at a chemo day care centre, a nursing home, doctors private clinic, or even at the comfort of the patient’s home under the supervision of certified health care and cancer care professionals and nurses. Regardless of where you get your immune therapy done, your concerned doctor will see and assess you before the start of each immunotherapy session and may even run a few tests like blood test, weight check, WBC count and CBC tests, x rays, chest scan, whole body PET scan, etc in order to evaluate and decide the intensity and level of immunotherapy medicine to be given. 

    It is recommended that a family member or a friend accompanies you when you come to get your immunotherapy done for the very first time as each person reacts differently to a new drug and having someone to look after you as a backup is always a smart choice.

    Immunotherapy cost in Mumbai varies in the range of INR 1 lakh to INR 4 lakhs, depending on the immunotherapeutic agent. One session or cycle is required every 2 or 3 weeks. This treatment is typically continued till the patient's disease responds to it..  The immunotherapy cost in Mumbai also depends on the Immunotherapy type. The companies marketing these medicines also offer schemes and patient assistance programs. Immunotherapy of cancer is an expensive method of treatment, as the process of developing these molecules is complex.. During their synthesis, the latest developments in the field of molecular chemistry and genetic engineering are used. Treatment of cancer with immunotherapy includes a variety of drugs, and these are prescribed individually.

    The cost of immunotherapy for cancer will depend on the value of the drugs chosen for treatment, and this choice depends on cancer:

    • type of tumour;
    • cancer stage;
    • presence of biomarkers such as PDL1, TMB on the tumour;
    • the grade or degree of tumour.
    Immunotherapy is a relatively new type of precision medicine that helps the body’s immune system recognize and fight cancer cells. While scientists have been researching how to activate the body’s immune system to fight cancer for a few decades, some mistakenly believe immunotherapy works well for everyone and could potentially “cure” anyone with underlying cancer. Immunotherapy does work well for a certain subset of cancer patients, but it’s not a magical cure, and it’s not for everyone. The common types of cancer that may be treated with immunotherapy include:
    • Liver cancer
    • Stomach cancer
    • Some breast cancers
    • Cervical cancer
    • Bladder cancer
    • Lymphoma

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    Dr. Fahad Afzal has done MBBS, DNB in General Medicine and DNB in Medical Oncology. He has been in clinical practice for more than 12 years with seven years of experience in medical oncology. He is presently Consultant Medical Oncologist at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre in Mumbai.

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    Dr. Fahad Afzal – Best Cancer Specialist In Mumbai | Best Oncologist In Mumbai
    15, Pedder Rd, IT Colony, Tardeo, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400026
    Phone: 079776 36206

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