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Dr. Sameer Gupta

Medical Oncology
Bryn Mawr, PA
19 years experience male

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Medical Oncology

Hematology

Languages spoken

Hindi

Doctor Q&A

87 Answers
61 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Depends: Smoking and oral contraceptive use are population risk factors for development of breast cancer..Individual risk should be discussed in-person with an... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Typically around: 10-16 days but this can vary immensely b/w people and also depends on kind of chemotherapy.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Possible but unusual: Please talk to your doctor about a bone marrow biopsy for further evaluation.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Tarceva-TKI : Tarceva (erlotinib) is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor that inhibits the signalling through a uncontrolled (mutated) egfr receptor (epidermal growth facto... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Could be: Would be necessary to do a flowcytometry on blood to confirm though-- sometimes vital infections can also increase lymphocyte count.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
No need: For transplant presently. It can performed upto age 65 or 70 but extremely effective drugs are decreasing the need for transplant.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Important part: End of life is an important part of the care. Continuum . It concentrates more on symptom management (eg pain, nausea, shortness of breath) and improv... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Depends: Abnormal pap smear can be due to low grade infection also. Hpv testing can be done to find and confirm hpv infection.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Depends: Can be due to bacterial infection, stress., steroids. Rarely CML (chronic myeloid leukemia) can have similar presentation.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
NO: You should see a gyn doctor..You could have had a vaso-vagal episode with the menstrual cycle.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Can be seen: Sometimes present in inflammation of lining of the colon (inflammatory bowel disease). Infection can also cause these.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
NO: Hpv infections are implicated in the development of cervical questions.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Depends: If you are asking about change in frequency or something else. Change in diameter (thickness) can suggest obstruction and a through evaluation is typi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Not really: Used to treat myeloma and very rarely (in high doses) associated with acute leukemia's.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Unlikely : Unless pap is grossly abnormal (because of many reasons).
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: Thus should not be an issue to get a mammogram.
A member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Can take: Oral iron may help anemia- no conclusive data about carcinogenesis. Some patients may need IV iron if they don't tolerate oral iron.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Casodex (bicalutamide): Va (veterans administration) will typically cover Casodex in patients who have a rising psa after Lupron (leuprolide) injections--an oncologist a va h... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Surgery: Depending on the biology and histology; surgical excision is typically recommended.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Probably not: Specially if going on for 2 years. Next step is ct chest if you have a persistent concern..
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Depends : On response to treatment; survival statistics are good for population but may not be reflective of how a patient responds- can be more or less.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Depends: Typically a thorough dermatology eval is recommended- sometimes the primary may remain occult.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Can have negative : Effect specially if less than 10. Chronic severe anemia is a cause for CHF (uncommon).
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
May Not need any: Thalessemia has varied presentation; typically when diagnosed in adult like, it is mild as severe forms typically manifest in childhood.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Varies: Not all people who receive chemotherapy have all side effects; it varies depending on chemo and the individual.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Perphaps : Several factors (clinical and molecular) determine cll prognosis- perphaps talk to hem-onc about these in your case. Best of luck..
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: Yes and be associated with bleeding also.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Many Causes: Some blood disorders can cause high hemoglobin (polycythemia)...Cancers such as kidney cancer can cause polycythemia also.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Rare but possible: Rare but possible. Family history and genetic predisposition can increase this chance. A physician should be seen in-person if there is any concern.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Can vary: Abnormal cells can be seen in a variety of conditions that affect the cervix. Commonly infection can cause cells to look abnormal. Pre -cancerous or c... Read More
A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
New agents: Pomalidomide and Kyprolis (carfilzomib) were recently approved for treatment of relapsed myeloma- should talk to a hematologist/oncologist for more de... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Asbestos & plaques: Exposure to asbestos can commonly cause pleural plaques (nodules in the lining of the lung). Cancer of this lining (mesothelioma) is also associated ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Depends: Iron only helpful if iron deficiency anemia is present.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Yes but: You will be monitored during the procedure- it is a safe and effective drug when used properly by people who know to use it properly.
A member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Depends: Can be due to your treatments or other factors- you should talk to your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Very Controversial: Technically yes as tumor was estrogen receptor negative but may cause slightly higher risk of developing er positive tumors in the future.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Right colon: A proper colonoscopy should reach the right side of the colon to the junction of the colon and the small intestine.
A female asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Genetic counsellor : Is probably the better person to evaluate your risk: personalized genetic tests are still not validated rigorously.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Depends: They can be painful or painless.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Needs ultrasound : Likley nothing to worry (lot of people have nodules); need ultrasound thyroid to confirm.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Can vary: Can be bacterial or viral infection if associated with fever. If persistent or progressive enlargement is encountered, cancerous conditions need to be... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Perphaps: Maybe normal body response for you- only way to rule out anemia is by a blood test.
A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Yes- generally : With along imaging studies and increased psa, biopsy is typically recommended to confirm diagnosis.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: Exercise and diet are also important; DEXA scan should be monitored.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Canbe false positive: Too new of a test to talk about positive predictive value- would recommend f/u with md for rpt scans in 3-6 mths to ensure stability.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
MDS: Is a condition with ineffective development or maturation of blood cells in the bone marrow. Bone marrow examination is typically recommended for diag... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Evaluation : Is necessary for any lump that grows. Please visit your doctor and discuss a biopsy to find out what it is.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Depends: Several factors (clinical and molecular) determine cll prognosis- perphaps talk to hem-onc about these in your case. Best of luck..
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Perphaps : Depends on agent; more commonly, WBC stimulants (neulasta/ neupogen) more likey to cause back pain.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Rare in 20's: Majority patients are > 50yr.... Youngest in my practice is 28yr ago.

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Dec 2, 2012
One of the smartest and caring physicians I've had the pleasure of working with!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gupta is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gupta is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It is mild but my RBC's have always been small even as a kid but was never diagnosed
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'm freaking out now but in a good way. I have stage 4 cancer and anem
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your reply, Dr. Gupta.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Maulana Azad Medical College
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

SUNY School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Residency

SUNY School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Residency

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Awards

Dexter S. Levy Award for Excellence in Bedside Teaching, State University of New York at Buffalo
Norman Chassin Award for Best Intern, State University of New York at Buffalo
Academic Excellence Award, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Affiliations

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College
Bryn Mawr Hospital-Main Line Health
American Society of Clinical Oncology
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