Dr. Aasim Sehbai

Medical Oncology
Lewes, DE
26 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
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Medical Oncology

Hematology and Oncology

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

273 Answers
55 Agrees
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Familial iron : I have seen that trend in several families but no gene have been identified yet. Lot of times members of same family have same eating habits, possibil... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Vitamin c: Take in a pill form 500 mg daily. Injections of vitamin c can have reactions. There is a chewable form too as it can be associated with sins reflux sy... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Non small cell cancr: Chemo given for advanced stage nsclc. 2 drugs better then one, 3 drugs not better then 2. Alimta best for adenocarcinoma, Gemzar good for squamous can... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Organization: There is a national organization the Paget foundation. Their website is www.Paget.Org. Thanks.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Green tea &tamoxifen: No problems whatsoever.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Post transplant rx: The trend nowadays is to go on maintenance Revlimid (lenalidomide) or maintenance velcade for 2 years after an autologous sct stem cell transplant.
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A member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Graviola: It would not be a standard recommendation! although there is excitement about graviola tree, using it along with chemo can be counterproductive as ant... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Blood tests: They are two different separate blood tests, spep serum protein electrophoresis test is a screening test for plasma cell disorders like mgus, smolderi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Monocytosis: We have to see that in context of total white count. If white count is normal it is non specific. If white count is also very high, than it usually me... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Weight: The breasts may have appeared more denser compared to previous mammogram.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Anemia mild: Take iron tablet once a day and vit c 500 mg along with it.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Diet and chemo: There is no "special immune building" diet recommended for patients undergoing chemotherapy. In general a balanced diet with enough proteins and fruit... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Low platelets: How low is your platelet count, you need proper hematology workup.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Neuropathy & anemia: Certain anemias like B12 deficiency, copper deficiency, lead deficiency and vitamin c deficiency can be associated with neuropathy. Diabetes can lead ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Lymphocyte count: What is your total white count? Absolute neutrophil count and absolute lymphocyte count? We need to know them before answering question. Slightly lymp... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Cure: Childhood leukemias can be cured in more than 90 % patients.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Knee problem: It is most likely from osteoarthritis and very less likely from osteosarcoma.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Osteomalacia: Very rare in young caucasians! some ethnic people southeast asians more prone to it because of their vitamin d deficient diet or lack of sun exposure!... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Mets in liver: If someone had just one met, cyberknife, rfa, nano knife, cryo ablation or surgical resection any of them can be considered. It would be important to ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Imaging tests: 1. For pelvic masses a ct scan with contrast is probably the best test and MRI for further workup is needed in preoperative setting sometimes. 2. Mri... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Cancer?: It is very unlikely that you have any type of cancer with the information you provided. Your primary physician needs to find out cause of back pain li... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Bladder cancer : If he gets surgery with adequate resection followed by chemo, or chemo followed by surgery (called neoadjuvant chemo) either way his prognosis is very... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Aromasin (exemestane): There is a steroid ring in its chemical structure so it is called a steroidal aromatase inhibitor.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Vitamins: Take a MVI (multivitamin) with d in it and vit c separately.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Activated charcoal: Activated charcoal powder is not a carcinogenic substance. Researchers found that when meat is being barbequed, the fats drip down onto the red hot c... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
BMT: It depends upon underlying condition for which sct (stem cell or bone marrow transplant) is being performed. Broadly speaking sct can work more than 5... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Scapula: Have you received any treatment like surgery, chemotherapy or radiation in the interim?
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A member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Lymph node: It is behaving like a benign lymph node and active surveillance is reasonable. If you want peace of mind and eliminate the risk of malignancy, than an... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Melanoma : Most melanomas will not cause iron or vit d deficiency. However if melanoma has metastasized to small bowel leading to some obstruction symptoms and m... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Anemia symptoms : Anemia causes low hemoglobin and low oxygenation state leading to hypoxia driven symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, angina, che... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Oral cancer: There seems to be a trend and demographic shift in younger patients showing up with head and neck area esp oral cavity cancers partially attributed to... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Platelets: Some disorders like may-hegglin anomaly, grey platelet syndrome, sebastian syndrome are classified as macrothrombocytooenias which means platelets are... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Squamous bladder ca: It is a rare tumor about 5 % of all bladder tumors, majority are transitional cell type (tcc). It is associated with stones, diverticula in bladder an... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Blood cancer: I can give you a more detailed input but you need to share the details about what type of blood cancer she has, what tests have been done. What treatm... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Treatment: It is important to note that you used the term "suffering" from a stage 4 lung cancer. Most therapies such as chemotherapy or palliative care (hospice... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Hydronephrosis: It is unlikely that the aleve (naproxen) effect on kidneys would result in a delayed hydronephrosis.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Osteomalacia: This is a bone disorder characterized by impaired bone mineralization and impaired growth usually seen in children leading to "bowed legs" and bone an... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Radiation and pill: 1. Radiation is absolutely indicated after lumpectomy to prevent local recurrence. 2. The pill tamoxifen decreases your risk of relapse for about 12-1... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Plasmacytoma: Having 2 plasmacytomas in long bones is considered as one of the major criteria for myeloma. She needs complete staging workup which might have been d... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Vitamin C: I am a firm believer that taking vitamin c improves the immune system and body's immunosurveillance leading to a decreased risk of having various sort... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Survival: Tumor stage and tumor burden meaning what organs are involved and how much disease is there plays a role. Similarly tumor subtype adenocarcinoma, tumo... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Vitamin c: Vit c is very important for health of teeth, gums and most collagen based or connective tissue structures in body. Take 500 mg daily. People w deficie... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Pregnancy : Repeat a good test this time. If negative better believe it.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Sciatica: Light duty work is fine, no lifting, pulling, pushing, bending, long distance driving etc.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Lymphocytosis: This means either 1) viral syndrome and it will get better or normal 2) a monoclonal lymphoproliferative disorder like cll. It will need further work ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Anemia: Transfer of embryo can be performed in anemic mothers without added risk of miscarriage but hemoglobin should be kept at least above 9 grams to avoid ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
T cell lymphoma: It is treatable but need careful supervision under the oncologist as chemo can be detrimental with low blood counts but sometimes that is the only way... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Honey: No proven benefit of honey that way but multiple other benefits proven of eating honey.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Anemia: Need to see hematologist to do proper work up of anemia and leukocytosis. Differential is wide.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Gem for taxotere (docetaxel): Short answer is no. It cannot be substituted. Now depending upon the underlying cancer whether lung, breast, pancreatic or any other primary solid tum... Read More
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Testimonials
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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.
HealthTap member
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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