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 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

    Chemotherapy refers to drugs given to cure and control cancer, to reduce the chance of cancer coming back or to shrink cancer and prolong life. Chemotherapy is given in cycles, that is, there is frequently a gap in the treatment, which may be weeks before exhibiting the patient to the next cycle. This gap is given by the best chemotherapy doctor in Mumbai to allow time for the recovery of patients from the previous dose.

    Chemotherapy drugs are very potent and hence may temporarily affect healthy cells too. This can cause some side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, poor appetite, mouth sores, changes in the way food tastes, infection, hair loss. However, with modern medications and research, the side effects have been eliminated to a great extent.

    Best chemotherapy in Mumbai is given by one of the four routes, as mentioned below:

    ORAL- In this, the medicine is given by mouth and travels into the bloodstream through the lining of the stomach or upper intestine. You may be given medications like tablets and capsules to take home and along with other specific instructions as to whether they are to be taken with food or on empty stomach.

    INTRAMUSCULAR- Drugs are given by injection into the muscle, like vaccinations

    SUBCUTANEOUS- Drugs given by injection below the skin, similar to how insulin is administered

    INTRAVENOUS (IV)– In this most commonly used method wherein the drugs are injected into a vein, whereby the chemotherapy drugs enter the bloodstream rapidly. Chemo drugs that are likely to affect healthy cells may be given by way of IV fluids which works by diluting the strength and the chemicals in the drugs.  

    Chemotherapy is given according to a protocol. Chemotherapy cost in Mumbai varies as per the dose and frequency that is required to be given depending upon the kind of cancer you have; the drugs being used and how your body responds to them. It may be given every week, twice a month, or once a month. One thing that should be kept in mind is that the type of treatment, the cycles required to be given, and the treatment duration varies for every person for different cancers.

    If you must battle cancer, you may consider contacting healthcare centers offering the best chemotherapy in Mumbai. While there are many oncologists providing chemotherapy, if you want to choose one of the best chemotherapy doctors in Mumbai, you may call Dr. Fahad Afzal.

    Chemotherapy in Mumbai can be an outpatient therapy that may last for half an hour to even 8- 12 hours. Occasionally, chemotherapy may even be given over days. A regular of 6 cycles of chemotherapy is usually counselled, but it might change based upon the stage of the disease. Sometimes it might require only 2 cycles of chemotherapy while other times an intensive protocol of 9 cycles or more paired with other supporting medications and therapy might be required which consecutively contribute to the cost of chemotherapy. A set of evaluations such as x-rays, physical evaluation, HIV and hepatitis B/C screening, tests to assess lungs, heart, pancreas, liver, along with scans like PET scan, CT scan, etc may also be required. Additionally, blood tests are conducted to assess liver and kidney, heart functioning, etc to find out whether the body is fit to receive chemotherapy. Fixing any present infections and ailments before chemotherapy is started helps to lower the risks and severity of complications as well as side effects that may arise during the course of chemotherapy. Average chemotherapy cost in Mumbai varies from hospital to hospital and every patient’s unique medical history. It also differs depending upon the type, stage and grade of cancer, class of drugs administered, the dosage of drugs given, treatment plan etc. as well as the hospital and the patient’s medical history. Additionally, if monoclonal antibodies are required the chemotherapy charges in Mumbai will go up. Chemotherapy cost in Mumbai is associated with pre as well as post-treatment costs. Pre chemotherapy costs include a PET scan which is used to determine the spread of cancer and get an overview of the size of the tumour. Besides this, a biopsy of the lung, radiation of the brain, radiation of the whole body. Post Chemotherapy charges include the cost of supportive care, blood transfusion in case the platelet and blood cells drop, protein supplements, cost of medications to counter-attack the side effects of drugs etc. Depending on the stage the disease is at, the number of sessions to be given is decided and a  custom made cycle is tailored for each patient which further contributes to the total chemotherapy cost in Mumbai.

    Chemotherapy cost in Mumbai depends on various factors. However, if you want an affordable option, you may contact Dr. Fahad Afzal, widely recognised among the best chemotherapy doctors in Mumbai.

    Common side effects of doing chemotherapy are dependent upon the kind and the volume of chemotherapy given to the patient and the way their body reacts to it. The level and intensity of the side effects depend upon the patient’s health and differ between each individual, some may experience a wide range of unwanted side effects at different intensity levels, while others may face negligible or no side effects in any respect. Regardless of the level and number of side effects, the majority of the side effects are often temporary and last only while chemotherapy is taken. They slowly subside as and when the number of cancer cells in the body reduces and healthy cells begin to develop. However, some long term effects are observed such as in respect of fertility, heart, kidneys, and lungs. Some of the common side effects of chemotherapy on the patient include:

    • Fatigue
    • Hair loss
    • Easy bruising and bleeding
    • Infection
    • Anaemia 
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Appetite changes
    • Loss of weight and mass
    • Constipation or diarrhoea
    • Nerve and muscle problem
    • Low immunity 

    Every person responds and reacts differently to the same chemotherapy drugs. It is highly advisable to stay in constant touch with your oncologist and keep updating him. Generally, a gap of three weeks is given between two chemo cycles to cope up with its toxicity. A healthy and timely diet helps greatly in coping up with these side effects. 

    You can manage the side effects by following your oncologist’s advice. Before consulting a cancer specialist, you may look for chemotherapy charges in Mumbai to judge whether the price quoted is reasonable. To avail of the most affordable chemotherapy charges 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.

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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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