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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    We Offer

    Medical Expertise

    Global medical care standards using advanced technologies

    Quality Services

    Medical care of the highest quality that too at an affordable price

    Clinical Excellence

    We continuously strive to set the highest standard in patient care and our services.

    Post Treatment Care

    Follow-up consultations to ensure patient’s recovery and adherence to the after treatment process.

    What is Cancer Treatment ?

    Cancer treatment focuses on removing cancerous cells from your body. If you have cancer, your oncologist may suggest a combination of treatments. However, the standard cancer treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. In addition, depending on the severity of the disease, an oncologist may suggest hormonal therapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and laser treatment.

    Types Of Cancer Treatment ?

    The standard treatments that may eliminate cancerous cells include:

    • Surgery
      In this treatment process, the cancerous tumours or cells are removed from your body. A doctor operates on the tissues and cuts them to prevent further spreading.
    • Chemotherapy
      In this procedure, particular medicines are injected into your body to eliminate or shrink cancerous cells.
    • Radiation therapy
      Radiation therapy targets cancerous cells with high energy beams.
    • Hormone therapy
      It stops the release of hormones that promote the growth of cancerous cells.
    • Immunotherapy
      It enhances your body’s immune response to fight cancerous cells or control the side effects of other cancer therapies.
    • Stem cell transplant
      It replaces the bone marrow cells and is used to treat blood and lymph cancer.

    These treatments may effectively control the spread of cancerous cells.

    Pre And Postoperative Care For Cancer Treatment

    During the preoperative phase, healthcare professionals will provide you with information on the treatment process. Moreover, they will hand over a consent form to you. If you take medicines or over-the-counter drugs, you must mention them to your doctor. Furthermore, you must inform the doctor about your allergies. Before surgery, clear your concerns and ask questions to the healthcare team.

    Few questions that you may ask include:

    • For how long will I stay in the hospital?
    • Will the surgery remove all cancerous cells?
    • What are the steps followed in the treatment?

    You may ask additional questions as per your requirements.


    Your surgery type and overall health decide your hospital stay. When you are in a hospital, you must follow your doctor’s instructions. Your doctor may suggest you remain active and take the prescribed medications.

    To develop your understanding of postoperative care, you may ask the following questions.

    • How to take care of surgical wounds?
    • What to avoid in the diet?
    • What activities are restricted?

    These questions will clear your understanding of postoperative care. For more queries, 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

    Your body follows a simple process of cell division. As the cells become old or damaged, they get replaced by new cells. Cancer affects the process of cell division and renewal, and the cells start to grow exponentially. These cells accumulate to form a tumour. 

    Tumours can be of two types: benign and cancerous. A cancerous tumour multiplies and spreads to other body parts, whereas a benign tumour grows in size but does not affect other parts. However, every cancer does not lead to a tumour inside your body. For example, leukaemias, lymphoma, and myeloma do not form tumours inside your body. Therefore, if you are a Mumbai resident having cancer, you can look for cancer treatment in Mumbai. To opt for cancer surgery in Mumbai, you may contact Dr. Fahad Afzal.

    There are different types of cancer, and your treatment depends on the cancer type that affects your body. There is a combination of treatment options that work well on cancer patients. However, some patients need only one treatment. But some cancer patients need a combination of treatments, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. You may feel confused during your treatment period, but talking to your doctor will solve your queries about the treatment process. 

    Some cancer treatment options include:

    • Chemotherapy

    Chemotherapy treats the maligned cells and destroys them. Therefore, it controls the overgrowth of malignant cancerous cells. 

    • Targeted therapy

    It targets the specific genes and proteins that help in the growth of cancerous cells. Targeted therapy can effectively treat breast, prostate, colon, and lung cancer. 

    • Immunotherapy

    Immunotherapy can help in treating lung, skin, kidney, bladder, head, and neck cancer. 

    • Hormonal therapy 

    It is a form of oral treatment that works well on breast, uterine, and prostatic cancer. 

    Your doctor will decide the treatment based on your cancer type and its stage. If you want the best cancer treatment in Mumbai, you can look for an experienced oncologist. Dr. Fahad Afzal is a recognised oncologist with years of experience in treating cancer patients. For cancer treatment in Mumbai, you may contact him.

    It is better to know the early signs and symptoms of cancer. The symptoms may help you get clues about your health status. Moreover, talking to your doctor may help in the treatment process. 

    Cancer symptoms include:

    • Pain

    If you have bone cancer, you may feel pain in your body. Moreover, brain tumours also cause a headache that does not go away with treatments. Therefore, it is essential to meet your doctor for a proper diagnosis. 

    • Weight loss

    If you have cancer, you may experience sudden weight loss. It is the first sign that gets noticed. 

    • Fatigue

    If you feel exhausted even after taking proper rest and eight hours of sleep, it may be a sign of cancer. Leukaemia, colon, and stomach cancer may make you feel exhausted all the time. 

    • Fever

    If your body temperature does not come down even after three days, you may consult your doctor. Some blood cancers can cause a high fever for a few days. 

    • Changes in your skin

    Unusual bumps, marks, or discolouration of your skin may be a symptom of skin cancer. If your skin appears red or yellow, develops more body hair, or gets itchy, it could be due to liver, ovarian, or kidney cancer. 

    • Sores

    You may develop tiny bleeding spots on your skin, and these spots may not heal correctly. Sores in your mouth may be a sign of oral cancer. Moreover, if you chew tobacco or regularly drink alcohol, you may be at risk of developing oral cancer. 

    • Chronic cough or hoarseness

    Chronic cough may be a symptom of lung cancer. Moreover, a hoarse voice indicates cancer of your voice box or thyroid. 

    • Unusual bleeding

    Blood in your urine or stool may indicate colon or urinary tract cancer.

    • Anaemia 

    Leukaemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma can cause anaemia. It is because these cancers damage your bone marrow which helps in the formation of red blood cells.

    If you notice any of these symptoms, make sure you consult with a specialist. For the best cancer treatment in Mumbai, you may consult an experienced oncologist.

    You can find the best oncologist through these tips:

    • Referrals

    Start finding an oncologist by asking your family and friends. They may refer you to an experienced oncologist. Moreover, you may ask your primary care doctor to refer you to a cancer specialist. 

    • Credentials

    You must consult a cancer specialist who has the proper knowledge and expertise to treat your condition. An oncologist with expertise in their fields and regular updates about recent medical development is ideally suited for your treatment. 

    • Experience

    Your oncologist's experience is crucial in treating your cancer. If they have experience in treating similar cases, you may expect good results. 

    • Hospital quality

    A hospital's quality matters as top-rated hospitals use the latest technology to treat cancer patients. In addition, top-rated hospitals have better survival rates. 

    • Communication style 

    It is essential to feel comfortable while talking to your oncologist. Therefore, you must observe their communication style. If you are hesitant to discuss your issues with them, you may face challenges during your treatment. Moreover, your oncologist's responsibility is to answer your questions correctly and create a safe space for open communications. It is because open communication is crucial during your consultation and treatment period. It also gives you a scope to discuss your health condition in detail.  

    Different cancer forms may affect your health. For example, if you have blood cancer, you may look for a specialist providing blood cancer treatment in Mumbai. For one of the best cancer treatments in Mumbai, you may contact Dr. Fahad Afzal.

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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.

    Contact Us

    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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