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Dr. Sumit Sawhney

Medical Oncology
Saint George, GA
33 years experience

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Medical Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

24 Answers
3 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Adenopathy: get yourself examined if you have swollen glands ,extensive differential but at your age need to consider connective tissue disorders
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Surgery: If the tumor has not spread surgery is curative most of time, the stage of tumor defines the survival.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Melanoma: Survival in melanoma is stage dependent , early stages are completely curable with later stages cure rates declining.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
ALL: After the initial induction phase most often can continue schooling if treatment is uneventful.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Ovarian ca: Ct is not very sensitive in early stages , pelvic ultrasound or trans vaginal us is far better.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Cough: Likely from inflammation of bronchioles, though reflux, asthma , medications can do it.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Avoidance: Avoid chocolate, wine, bananas.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Cml: Multiple treatments are now available and pts can live a normal life , they just have to take medicine daily though if a great response is obtained p... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Mammogram: No good answer , the recommendations are tohave one at age 40 and annually after menopause, typically young woman have dense tissue and mammograms are... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Xarelto: no unless you are on some other med which causes a drug interaction
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Testicular cancer: Not all testicular cancers can be diagnosed by blood test however elevated ldh, HCG AFP are elevated in most testicular cancers.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Size of nodule: Nodule can be benign or malignant , worrisome in smokers also the size of nodule is important to know whether it is worrisome or not.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Cml: Cml, hairy cell though AML and all can happen.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Risk: Alcohol, smoking obesity are risk factors.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Cml: Chronic leukemia, you will need to be on medication for probably rest of life but should live a near normal life.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
No: Most blood banks will exclude you.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Mass: Close to heart is dangerous but could be benign like thymus or malignant , depends on what it is from.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Stage?: All depends on stage of cancer at time of diagnosis.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Anhydrosis: Typically horner syndrome is a constelllation of symptoms due to involvement of sympathetic nerve.
A 77-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
No: Not really there is enough data for a subset of patients specially who are over 70 have well diff tumor and have good margins that XRT can be avoided.
A member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Nsclc: 5yr survival is about 20 percent but depends on exactly whether nodes micro or macro mets also whether surgery done or not.
A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
No data: Life time risk is high with brca2 but age after 50 unsure how much true benefit you are likely to obtain from mastectomy.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Questran (cholestyramine): Questran works, immodium works if not sandostatin (octreotide).

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sawhney is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sawhney is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks!
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Thanks for your quick reply!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

univ coll of med sciences
Graduated 1989MD
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