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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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    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.

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    Palliative care in Mumbai is concerned about making the life of terminally ill patients as comfortable as possible. It mainly involves pain management, reducing other unpleasant symptoms and looking after them especially if they are confined to bed. Role of palliative care can be performed by a palliative nurse along with a caregiver. Palliative care for cancer patients in Mumbai is specialized medical care for people living with cancer. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and pain directly or indirectly resulting from cancer. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and family, and help patients to lead a pain free life. A palliative care center in Mumbai not only caters to cancer patients but also to patients with advanced HIV /AIDS. Besides somatic complaints related to the body, patients with advanced cancer suffer from psychological disorders too. Palliative care ensures good mental health too. At times, due to intolerable pain caused by disease, patients may develop the urge to want to commit suicide. In such instances, palliative care helps to dismiss this negative feeling and provide them moral support.

    A person becomes eligible for hospice care in Mumbai when the goal is not to cure them but instead to reduce their suffering towards the end of their life. Hospice in Mumbai is designed to give a person a peaceful end. They receive compassionate care in the last phase of their life so that they may live as comfortably as possible.
    Hospice care asserts life but it does not try to postpone or quicken death. Rather than treating the disease, the symptoms of the disease are treated. This way, the patient has to make fewer rounds to the doctor’s clinic or hospital casualty.
    A team of professional caregivers, nurses, doctors, social workers, counselors, therapists, etc. work together to come up with a treatment plan for managing the symptoms. The final days of the patient are hence spent with quality and dignity surrounded by the people they love. Hospice is important because it's humane and the only option available that actually makes it possible for people to die in the way they say they want to, with their integrity and personhood intact. Dying is never easy, but it doesn't have to be a horror show. Hospice is important because it helps people keep living right up to the moment that they die.
    It is also important because it does all that very economically. Hospices are usually not paid by insurance companies. The hospice requires charges for everything related to the person's terminal care: equipment, supplies, medications, professional services of a physician, nurse, social worker etc.

    Hospice care in Mumbai is for patients whose condition is such that survival beyond six months would be unlikely.This does not imply the patient is going to die in the next six months, it simply means that he or she has a condition that makes dying a realistic possibility. Hospice is a nursing home providing care for the sick or terminally ill, this is a residential care home. It can even be a special hospital for people who are dying, where their practical and emotional desires are dealt with as well as their medical needs. It is a place that caters to the needs of the patient and works on helping them live a fulfilled and content life. Palliative care in Mumbai is a health care service which is to be provided in the comfort of a patient's home but not in a care home or hospital. Palliative care may include many types of services such as postoperative care, in-home rehabilitation, wound care, disability care, diabetes care, temporary or long term nursing care, physiotherapy etc. Palliative care centres in Mumbai and hospice care both provide comfort. But palliative care can begin at diagnosis, and around the same time as the treatment. Hospice care begins after treatment of the disease is stopped and when it is clear that the person is not going to survive the illness. Palliative care is a treatment to help the patient experience physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing, while doctors treat their illness. It can include care such as pain relief, counseling, or nutrition advice. While the goal of hospice care is to help the patient feel better and to get the most out of the time they have left, they no longer get treatment aimed at curing your illness.

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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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