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 Immunotherapy Treatment?

    Your immune system consists of organs, tissues and white blood cells in the lymph system. It enables your body to fight off different diseases and infections. Immunotherapy is a popular cancer treatment that works by enabling your immune system to fight this mortal illness.

    Immunotherapy treatment is a type of biological therapy that helps you treat several cancers with the help of substances made of living organisms.

    Why Is It Done?

    Cancer patients and their caregivers know about the usual chemotherapy and radiation therapy. But then there is immunotherapy, a cancer treatment meant to enable the body’s immune system control and possibly eliminate cancer. The therapy may also help to prevent further damage from this mortal illness. 

    Immunotherapy treatment enables your body’s immune system to target the cancerous cells specifically. There are more than 100 cancer types, and this treatment is widely used to treat most of them. In addition, it is considered to be an effective treatment technique for those patients impervious to radiation therapy and chemotherapy. 

    If you are looking for cancer treatment, especially immunotherapy, you may consult with Dr. Fahad.

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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 start with your immunotherapy in Navi Mumbai, it is crucial to prepare and take care of your body, not only physically but also mentally. It is equally important to understand what immunotherapy actually is and how it can benefit you, what the procedure of immunotherapy for cancer in Navi Mumbai is, and what to expect from your immunotherapy treatment. You must inform your oncologist if you are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, breastfeeding, have breathing difficulties, suffer from any autoimmune diseases, have liver disease or have previously had a stem cell or an organ transplant. It is also important to give your information about your full medical history as well as a list of all the medications that you currently are on. Since immunotherapy in Navi Mumbai can have drastic effects on your body, you need to keep each doctor and healthcare professional you consult informed about your ongoing immunotherapy treatment. For instance- your primary care provider, urgent care and emergency room staff, hospital staff, and any other specialists that you may be seeing.  

    To keep your immune system strong during immunotherapy cancer treatment it is recommended that you follow these essential steps:

    • Sleep well:  You should try to get at least 7 hours of sleep per night. Not getting enough sleep on a regular basis can strain and overexert your body thereby impacting the immune system, making it more likely for you to contract cold, flu and other infections. Eat well. Make sure that you eat nutritious and well-balanced food. Eat a wide variety of protein, green leafy vegetables. Avoid junk and sugary foods, aerated drinks and processed sugar/ food.
    • Stay active:  Exercising on a regular basis can boost your immune system to a great extent, and mild exercise in moderation is often considered safe to do with cancer. However, it is important that you consult your doctor first and be clear on how much exercise you need, which exercises will benefit you best, etc. Make sure you work out and exercise within limits and do not exert your body more than required.
    • Manage your stress levels. Stress floods chemicals like cortisol throughout your body, and this can negatively impact your immune system – as well as some other bodily systems.
    • Protect yourself. The sole priority of your body should be on beating cancer rather than focusing on steering off stomach infections, cold and flu, etc. It is highly recommended that you avoid public places and gatherings so as to avoid contact with infections and contagious diseases. If you happen to go out to public places, make sure that you wear a mask at all times, use a hand sanitizer and wash your hands for 20 seconds regularly. 

    If you have to undergo immunotherapy for cancer in Navi Mumbai, you may contact Dr. Fahad Afzal. He, along with his experienced cancer care team provides the most resulting immunotherapy in Navi Mumbai. Call Dr. Fahad to schedule your appointment today.

    The immunotherapy cost in Navi Mumbai depends upon the price of the drug chosen for treatment, and this choice depends upon the type of cancer. Additionally other variables like the type of tumour, stage of cancer, prevalence of tumor, degree of malignancy, etc. Other factors like the hospital where the treatment is being done, tests and treatments done at the start of the treatment to evaluate the intensity and spread of cancer cells in the body, and the number of sessions required for the procedure of immunotherapy for cancer in Navi Mumbai. The immunotherapy drugs are given for six to eight doses and the cost of immunotherapy drugs ranges between Rs. 80,000 and Rs 6,00,000 for a month’s treatment. Depending on the weight and the strength of the patient one therapy is required every 21 days.  So, the treatment time ranges from three to six months depending on the condition and development of the patient’s health. The immunotherapy cost in Navi Mumbai also depends upon the immunotherapy type. 

    If you want an affordable option for immunotherapy in Navi Mumbai, you may visit Dr. Fahad Afzal. You may discuss the cost of treatment and compare with the immunotherapy costs in Navi Mumbai to understand the difference in price offered and decide based on the best suitable price for you.

    Brain Cancer: Two types of targeted antibodies for brain and nervous system cancers have been approved.  Researchers are constantly on the search to figure out whether immunotherapy might work where conventional treatment options have failed to work.

    Breast Cancer: Initially, doctors were of the opinion that patients with breast cancer are not eligible for immunotherapy. But recent studies have proven that certain patients may indeed benefit from it.   They include tumours that express and produce too much of a protein receptor called HER2.

    Cancer in kids: Leukemia, lymphoma, brain cancer and other such types of cancer commonly seen in kids are also approved to be treated by means of immunotherapy. 

    Colorectal Cancer: Several targeted therapies and checkpoint inhibitors are used for this type of cancer. Certain genetic patterns may be required for immunotherapy to work best in these cases. 

    Esophageal Cancer: One checkpoint inhibitor and two targeted therapies have been approved by the FDA for this type of cancer. 

    Liver Cancer: The virus of hepatitis is a major cause of this type of cancer. The hepatitis B vaccine was the first-ever vaccine developed in order to prevent cancer. Antiviral drugs that help to treat HCV have proven to prevent liver cancer from starting.

    Lung Cancer: A considerable improvement in the health of patients with lung cancer has been observed when immunotherapy was given in combination with a normal course of chemotherapy. 

    Immunotherapy is beneficial to treat various cancer types and to benefit from it, you must undergo the treatment under an expert. Therefore, you can contact Dr. Fahad Afzal if you must undergo immunotherapy for cancer in Navi 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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