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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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Lymphoma: If your scan in march a month ago was fine, i would highly doubt that you have lymphoma showing in spleen causing the pain! you need good diagnostic w... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Screening : 1. Family history would be very important. 2. If polyp, next one in 3 years. Once you get a completely clean one then perhaps every 5 years. The purpo... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Prognosis: Tubular breast cancer or lobular breast cancer or tubulolobular that's a combination have excellent prognosis. Usually they are endocrine responsive a... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Lung cancer : Non small cell lung cancer with bone metastasis is an incurable disease. The average median survival nowadays with the modern chemotherapy based on pa... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Thyrogen: Yes they are safe.
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A member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Shrimps: I have had personal experience of a friend who died of shrimp food poisoning. Do not take it lightly and seek medical attention if you are not feeling... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Gliomas: It is certainly one of the presenting symptoms of brain tumor. Diplopia or double vision can be from the effect on cranial nerves 3, 4, 6 and dizzines... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Lupus : If your symptoms are persisting, check ANA again with titers and if ratio is strongly positive (not 1:40, but like 1:80, 1:160, 1:320, 1:640, etc) tha... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Link: Therapeutic phlebotomy can potentially help all 3 conditions but there is no pathophysioligic link.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Symptoms : Please see a hematologist oncologist to get proper evaluation. You may need more blood tests, scans and perhaps a lymph node biopsy to reach a diagnos... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Brain tumor: Headaches, seizure, confusion, change in personality, memory, difficulty finding words, aphasia, nausea, wt loss, incidental finding on a scan are all... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
ITP: It usually requires a short course of therapy and goes in remission and most patients do not need chronic long therapy. Usually if platelets are above... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Aspirin: After a stroke or cva, 325 mg of Aspirin is fine. If you take even higher doses, risk of bleeding increases with no proven benefit. There is a saying ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Exercise: Exercise makes your immune system stronger and keeps the cancer cells in check.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Fertility and vits: These vitamins can help your bodily functions overall but not necessarily boost your fertility.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Anemia: Anemia in setting of elevated citrate and long term use of remicaide should be worked up by a hematologist. We will look at all possible causes of ane... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Gall bladder: Gall bladder pain is usually colicky (comes and goes) associated with eating meals in right upper quadrant of abdomen, nausea, abdominal bloating but ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Itp: No specific diet but avoid use of excessive soda as it can affect your blood counts.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
VP shunt: "it needs service that's why making noise" jk. Unlikely that vp shunt is causing your symptoms. Please see internist or ENT dr.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Vitamin deficiency: More likely a nutritional that is a vitamin or calcium deficiency, could be skin problem. Unlikely cancer.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Polycythemia : It can evolve into leukemia chances are 1-2 % per year. Polycythemia vera does it not the other variants of polycythemia called secondary polycythemia... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Meningioma: Just a fancy way of saying that in the brain, left frontal lobe, there is a meningioma which is a benign tumor and have some calcification in it (radi... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Ovarian cancer: Majority of patients with ovarian cancer present with abdominal pain, distension and fluid build up known as ascites. Some have change in their bowel ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Syncope: There is a big differential. It could be a cva, tia, seizure, arrhythmia, some avm, brain tumor or some other cause of syncope (there are some vasovag... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Spinal hemangioma : Spine metastasis can sometimes be confused with spinal hemangiomas but a trained radiologist, and a MRI spine can discern between these two diagnosis... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Sacroilitis: It is the inflammation of tail bone sacrum and hip bone ilium, usually seen in ankylosing spondylitis and some other forms of adult or juvenile arthri... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Hemangiomas : On MRI radiologists can detect hemangiomas and usually differentiate from cancer. They usually do not cause pain.
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A member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Labs: Slight elevation of white count, differential is fine. Have a CBC repeated in 3 months.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Brain tumor: If someone have brain stem tumor it causes dizziness, balance problems, problem with speech and swallowing. It can also cause headache and vision prob... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
10th nerve: 10th cranial nerve vagus involvement can lead to some stomach and colon problems. Others no.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Effective chemo: Folfox, folfiri, xelox chemo, if elderly than using 5fu (fluorouracil) or Xeloda alone.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
ITP: Itp is also called immune thrombocytopenia or idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura. Idiopathic means unknown cause. It's a diagnosis of exclusion and r... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Cancer : If a stomach biopsy is done, they will rule out h. Pylori infection as well as metaplasia, dysplasia or neoplasia that's cancer at same time.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Platelets: 130-400 is normal range so yours is fine.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Surgery: For sickle cell anemia, you don't need surgery unless a complication of sickle cell affecting your gall bladder or some kind of osteomyelitis requirin... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Lymph nodes: Melanomas are unique tumors and depending upon their primary site or location in the body, they certainly can involve either one(sentinel) lymph node ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
White : Range between 4000 to 11000.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
White count: 16 or 16, 000 white count is elevated and can happen from infection, inflammation or other causes.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
White count: Between 4000 to 11, 000.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
White count: Between 4000 and 11, 000.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Boop: Yes BOOP can mimick certain types of lung cancer esp bronchoalveolar type.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Gene therapy : It is still considered experimental for small cell. Life expectancy depends upon the stage of sclc whether limited or extensive. In most patients it i... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Cancer bowel: If that is the case you will have to go on systemic therapy which means chemotherapy. Options are folfox, folfiri, xeloda, (capecitabine) some new dru... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Life expectancy : There are lot of variables but average life expectancy with treatment 1-3 years.
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A member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Prognosis : Prognosis is excellent. I would still want to know size of tumor, grade, if there is presence of lymphovascular invasion, perineural invasion, ki-67 i... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Pregnancy and anemia: I would recommend being checked for cbc, iron studies, ferritin, folic acid, b12, copper, vit c level and correct those deficiencies if found on worku... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Exercises : Weight bearing exercises, walking and swimming.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Chemotherapy: If you mean to ask for hemochromatosis, then there is no role for chemotherapy. Treatment is usually phlebotomy.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Timing: For early stage breast cancer after surgery and if indicated, chemo should be started ideally within 4-6 weeks of surgery.
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A member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Medical Oncology 26 years experience
Esophagus cancer: Para-esophageal or peri gastric lymph nodes, celiac ln, para tracheal or supraclavicular ln.
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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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