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Dr. Aasim Sehbai

Medical Oncology
Lewes, DE
24 years experience male

Locations

Office

Lewes, DE

Address

32597 Durham Court, Lewes, DE
Directions

About

Bio

My treatment philosphy is very simple and that is to treat my patients just like my family members. I want to participate not only in their physical well being but also their mental well being and would do any thing to improve their quality of life.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Medical Oncology

Hematology and Oncology

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

333 Answers
64 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Brown nails: 5 things come to mind:1)fungal infection 2) zinc deficiency also known as acrodemaritis enteropathica 3) smoking unlikely 4) darier disease (keratosis... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Link : Could be depending upon the clinical situation.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Viral : Likely viral source but get him evaluated asap by his doctor or in er.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Atypical cells: Atypical means atypical but not conclusive for malignancy or cancer.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Depends: It depends on what the underlying cancer is. There are drugs which do not cause hair loss or alopecia.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
P Vera : P vera is now clumped under the new umbrella category of myeloproliferative neoplasms (or cancer) making it scary designation but historically it is c... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Itp: Nothing, just have them check again in 2 weeks. If they drop below 50, 000, i would recommend therapy, not now.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Aspartame: It is safe and fda gave them "gras" status meaning generally recognized as safe". No clear cut link to cancer except the saccharin studies of 70, s ra... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Blood: Subjects can feel cold after blood donation. It is not uncommon.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Cancer genetics: It depends on what type of cancer they got. Some of them have higher genetic transmission then others like breast, ovarian and colorectal. It also dep... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Lymphocyte count: It means that out of a total 3500 white blood cells, the lymphocyte count was 61% so roughly about 2100. (2100 of 3500 cells are lymphocytes) so you ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Pancoast tumor: It is a function of size. Small apical or pancoast tumors can be missed on x-rays but once their size becomes large, then a chest x-ray should be able... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Anger and pain : Plz have your doctor check your vitamin c level as there is an association between vitamin c deficiency ;#40;scurvy;#41; and anger/rage ;#40;scorbutic... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Treatment effect: Yes. Steroids can affect yr psyche and mental well being. Discuss with your doctor. At age 23, you don't need those 2 meds in my opinion. They can hav... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Colon cancer: Those 2 are nonspecific symptoms but weight loss, change in bowel habits, bleeding per rectum, hx of polyps, family hx of colon cancer or any combinat... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Hodgkin's lymphoma : With hodgkin's lymphoma we can see a dramatic response clinically (or ldh dropping) or on a pet scan just after 2 cycles. It is critical and of paramo... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Mimicker: Lupus and fibromyalgia and vitamin c deficiency have very similar symptoms so also make sure you get your vitamin c level checked that would be a fast... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely acute leukemia, plz see a hematologist. Anemia has many causes at your age most common being iron deficiency. Acute leukemia without therapy ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Menetrier Disease: A condition marked by inflammation and ulcers (breaks on the skin or on the surface of an organ) of the mucosa (inner lining) of the stomach and by ov... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Hawthorne: It can cause bradycardia meaning slow down heart rate so i would not recommend it along with a beta blocker like metoprolol which does the same.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Lymphocytosis: This is not uncommon to see a slight lymphocytosis in children. I would probably repeat a CBC in 3 months but nothing to worry. It is not cancer.
A member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Signet cell cancer: Stomach cancer with signet ring cell features on pathology is an aggressive and fast growing cancer which by virtue of omental/mesenteric or peritonea... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Endometrium: Thickening of endometrium can have bengin or malignant causes and we have to evaluate the clinical history, diagnostic imaging such as ultrasound and ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Asbestos: Usually need a prolonged exposure not just few hours.
A male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Melanoma: Melanoma is a sneaky tumor and can show metastasis to testis and scrotum.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Antibiotics: The antibiotics should be prescribed based on the underlying infection and presence of a culture sensitivity report. Certain antibiotics can affect Co... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Younger age cancer: We are seeing a demographic shift now with many young patients presenting with cancers such as lung cancer, colorectal cancer, GI cancers, brain tumor... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Kawasaki Syndrome: Kawasaki syndrome (ks) is an acute febrile illness primarily affecting young children. Sudden death occurs due to coronary arteritis accompanied by an... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Neutropenia : You need to see a hematologist to get proper work up and observe neutropenic precautions in the mean time!
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Cancer prognosis: I don't think it is a fair statement. Few patients survival does not follow the average survival curves as there are lot of confounding factors not ju... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Lung cancer: About 35-40% patients when diagnosed with stage 4 nsclc do not have symptoms and signs of that and it is found as part of routine imaging or based on ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Pruritis: Please have your CBC checked to ensure you don't have polycythemia.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Cancer cells: That is the million dollar question! adjuvant chemo is suppose to eradicate or kill the micrometastasis increasing the curative potential. It can do t... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Pet scan: Waiting 2-3 weeks from last chemo is a reasonable time to perform restaging scan.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Survival: It depends upon what type of breast cancer it is er/pr positive? Her2 status and the sites of mets whether bones alone or organs like liver lungs brai... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Edema: Severe edema is caused by either liver, cardiac, kidney failure or very low albumin, or lymphatic blockage from tumor or DVT so diagnosing underlying... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Lump: Clinically if it is not getting bigger it is more likely benign but better to have it evaluated by a surgeon.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Chemoradiation: It is a very good option for rectal cancer usually as primary or induction treatment followed by surgery. In colon cancer itself there are very few in... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
GBM: For most gbms, primary debulking surgery with craniotomy is being done by a neurosurgeon. After that upon recovery most patients undergo chemotherapy ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Demographics breast : The cancer is most common between ages 60-70. It is considered high risk if it shows at a young age group that's between 25-50. There are various othe... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Lung cancer: 1. If there are multiple spots in brain, whole brain radiation 2. If solitary lesion, surgical resection or cyberknife.3 need staging pet scan for res... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Neulasta (pegfilgrastim): For ac regimen dose dense (every 2 weeks, we recommend neulasta). After that i usually give Taxol (also called paclitaxel) weekly x 12 weeks and Neula... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Followup lung cancer: After being in remission for 5 years, most patients will need an annual visit with their oncologist or thoracic surgeon with physical exam, review of ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Tough one: Well if it is n1, than lymph nodes are positive. If n0 that means lymph nodes are clear or negative. I think folfox 6 months is usually given for stag... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Iobular breast ca: Lobular breast cancer can sometimes be missed on mammograms but the new digital mammograms have a higher diagnostic yield. Mri breast can be useful in... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Prognosis: Lung cancer can respond to therapy or shrink but the prognosis remains the same as defined by the initial staging. Some patients do fare better than o... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Blood clots : No of diseases can increase risk of blood clot. Some of them are genetic such as factor v leiden mutation, prothrombin gene mutation, protein c, s, at... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Anemia: 1. You can take all 3 separately. 2. B12 is better to take intramuscular injection 1 mg once a month better absorbed compared to taking it orally or b... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
WBC and b12: I would not be concerned, you will need ongoing monitoring of cbc.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
Bone marrow biopsy: If it is done after adequate local anesthesia is used with lidocaine, it should not hurt, maybe little pressure or discomfort at site. After procedure... Read More

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Sep 16, 2013
Thanks for your contribution at Health Tap
Oct 2, 2013
Helpful, kind expert. Highly recommend.
Apr 18, 2013
High quality and timely responses.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks but that Didn't Directly give me an answer as i asked if someone can live with that if never being told then dying years later
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Thanks for your quick reply! My nephew was discharged to the hospital after he had undergone treatment fir Kawasaki disease, does he need for a follow up check up?
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Thanks for your quick reply! My daughter passed away with treatment anyway her WBC count jumped to 430000 by the time we did leukapheresis

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of the Punjab, Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS

Awards

Patients Choice Award 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Health grades 5 star honor roll
Delaware end of life coalition 2012 excellence award
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