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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

    Before the chemotherapy is performed, an extensive plan is made by the best chemotherapy doctor in Mumbai to meet the patient’s unique needs. Before the commencement of the patient’s chemotherapy in Mumbai, the doctor needs to take a few general steps to evaluate the degree of spread of cancer and the methods to cure it. The measures include pre-treatment evaluations such as blood tests, x-rays, physical examination, HIV and hepatitis B and C evaluations, tests to assess lungs, heart, pancreas, liver, scans like PET scan, CT scan, etc., may also be required which affect the chemotherapy cost in Mumbai. 

    In the process of ensuring the best chemotherapy in Mumbai, several different chemotherapy drugs can be given in different ways, including:

    • Chemotherapy infusions: The most common way of giving chemotherapy is through infusion into a vein (intravenously). In infusion, a tube is inserted into a vein in the arm or through a device in a vein in the chest. 
    • Chemotherapy pills: In some cases, chemotherapy may also be given orally using tablets and capsules.
    • Chemotherapy shots: Chemotherapy treatment is also given by shots in the arm, just like vaccine shots.
    • Chemotherapy creams: Gels and ointments made up of chemotherapy drugs can be applied to the skin to treat skin cancer.
    • Targeted Chemotherapy treatment: Chemotherapy drugs can be given directly to specific areas of the body. For example, intraperitoneal chemotherapy is provided directly to the abdomen, intrapleural chemotherapy is given directly in the chest cavity, intrathecal chemotherapy for the central nervous system.
    • Chemotherapy is given directly to cancer: As a preventive procedure, chemotherapy can be directly given to the cancer cells either before surgery or after surgery where the cancer cells were. In this method, thin disk-shaped wafers containing chemotherapy drugs are placed near the cancer cells tumour during the surgery. Over time, these disks dissolve and break down, releasing chemotherapy drugs. Chemotherapy drugs may also directly be injected into an artery that instantly attacks a tumour.

    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., and the hospital and the patient’s medical history. Chemotherapy charges in Mumbai will go up if surgery is required. Several tests and scans are required, such as Blood Tests, x rays, physical evaluation, HIV and hepatitis evaluations, tests to assess lungs, heart, pancreas, liver, scans like PET scan, CT scan, etc. These tests can increase the chemotherapy cost in Mumbai. Additionally, blood tests are conducted to assess liver and kidney, heart functioning, etc., to determine whether the body can begin chemotherapy. Fixing any present infections and ailments before chemotherapy is started helps lower the risks and severity of complications and side effects that may arise during chemotherapy. 

    You can determine the exact chemotherapy cost in Mumbai after the doctor determines the number of chemotherapy cycles the patient requires. Still, on average, it is seen that chemo sessions cost around Rs.50,000 to Rs. 2,00,000. It entirely depends upon the number of chemotherapy sessions recommended by the doctor and the price of the drug used to administer chemotherapy. However, the overall chemotherapy charges in Mumbai offering advanced treatment are 50 to 80% less expensive compared to other cities in India and countries of the world.

    Another factor that will play a role in determining the chemotherapy charges in Mumbai is the experience and quality of the hospital. Usually, the more the doctor’s expertise and facilities provided by the hospital, the higher is the cost of chemotherapy in Mumbai.

    Different drugs cause different side effects. Most chemotherapy for cancer has similar side effects. But each person’s experience is different. Therefore, it is essential to keep the oncologist and the other concerned doctors updated about any positive or negative developments, abnormalities, and side effects that the patient might face during chemotherapy. Typically, having side effects doesn’t mean the treatment isn’t working. It is quite the opposite. However, if the side effects are unbearable, you should inform the oncologist to take steps to control them. It is crucial as specific side effects of drugs called targeted therapies may cause concern and should not be ignored at any cost. 

    A popular therapy called adjuvant or first line, second line and so on, are often chemotherapies that are toxic than the others and cause severe to moderate side effects. Some severe side effects may include fever or infection, which is observed shortly after the first cycle or during the cycle on days usually 3 to 5 days after the chemotherapy. In addition, some of the side effects can occur in WBC or platelets, called neutropenia or thrombocytopenia respectively, dehydration or electrolyte disorders, nausea, emesis, or diarrhoea, constitutional symptoms like body pain, etc. 

    Chemotherapy infrequently causes headaches, muscle pain, stomach pain and tingling pain from nerve damage. For example, sharp pain, burning sensation and numbness are usually experienced in the fingers and toes, known as peripheral neuropathy. Chemotherapy may also affect mouth and throat cells temporarily. It can often result in a condition known as mucositis, which causes painful sores. It usually occurs after 15 to 14 days of treatment. Mouth sores can be entirely cured by way of treatment. Nausea and vomiting may appear, depending on the specific drug and dose. As per protocol, the patient is given medications before and after every dose of chemotherapy which helps curb nausea and vomiting. 

    We know that only the best can provide the best. Hence, you can start by looking up the best chemotherapy doctors in Mumbai online or visit Dr, Fahad Afzal. Dr. Afzal is experienced and has treated many over the years of his service. His dedication and knowledge have made him a preferred choice of doctor to get the best chemotherapy in Mumbai.

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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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