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Dr. Sewa Legha

Medical Oncology
Houston, TX
51 years experience male

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Houston, TX

Address

8501 Hawaii Lane, Houston, TX
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Sewa S. Legha, MD, Medical Oncology

Houston, TX

About

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Consultant Medical Oncologist, Cancer Specialist

Specialties
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Medical Oncology

Languages spoken

English, Hindi

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5.9K Answers
525 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Less developed, unpl: It was rather unpleasant to give chemo because of severe side effects for which there was not anything useful available. Now we have good antidotes to... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
It depends: It depends on the Diagnosis of the new transformations(there are multiple ways transformation occurs...so tell us what is the new diagnosis and we can... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
It is a tumor: A new growth or tumor can also be called a neoplasm. it basically raises question that there is a growth which can be cancerous. So you must seek medi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Many different drugs: There are over 100 different drugs under the name of chemotherapy. Each one is different, and different drugs are used for treating different cancers.... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
TKIs are not chemoth: These are commonly called Targeted drugs. They do not cause any obvious hair loss, some slight thinning of hair is occasionally observed.
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A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
No, not likely: Artemisnin is not an anticancer drug. As far as I know it only works against the malaria infection
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Remote: Brain tumors will produce progressively worse symptoms. besides headaches, nausea and vomiting or seizures can develop. You should seek medical help f... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
New field of Oncolog: This is new area of Cancer treatment which is about 15 years into wider use. It is quite useful for several cancers like Melanoma, Lung Cancer, breas... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Have you taken chemo: The prognosis will depend on your tumor's response to chemotherapy. There are several chemo drugs and biologic(targeted) drugs which can help to contr... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Recheck/follow up: You may have bled considerable in order for Hb to drop by 3 Gms. There is a small chance it was a lab error. Either way you should obtain a repeat Hem... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Remote: Excessive radiation carries some risk of causing Cancer but many years later(>10 years). Only doses in excess of 100 msv carry significant risk. In... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Unclear question: I am having difficulty understanding what your question is exactly. if you have a lump/mass of 6.5cm anywhere in your body, you should go to see your ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Pre- cancer: It is good to seek treatment from a gynecologist as it will require some form of local therapy to either excise it or burn it off with Laser or cryoth... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Go see Yur Doctor: Any hard lump in the neck requires a medical examination which can be done by your family doctor. If it is more than one CM and growing, then you shou... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Here are some tips: Anxiety is a bad disease. There are a few remedies. You need to learn how to relax using either meditation or Yoga. Yoga teaches you how to breath pro... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
It is normal Hb: I would be concerned if it was over 16 Gms/dl
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Needs to be checked: Yes, it is possible, but most of them are asymptomatic. If it is growing, you should go to a head and Neck Cancer specialist and get it further evalua... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
It may: There is no clear answer to this question. But healthy eating is an important part of staying healthy and cancer-free. This should include plant based... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Bowel sounds, likely: Abbreviations can be misleading and should be avoided when possible.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Need med history: You need to tell us why was this test done. Did you have some complaints? Once we know your symtoms, if any, it is easier to interpret your lab result... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Could be one of many: One of several causes. IBS will not cause pain as a main symptom. It is associated with alternating constipation and diarrhea. The pain medicines that... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Many tests can help: Bone marrow examination is helpful but not essential. Your blood test from an arm vein can give 80-90 of the required information. Just tell us the re... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
No palpable nodes in: Not all lumps are caused by enlarged lymph nodes. So if the lump/s is larger than 1CM and if it is growing in size over 1-2 months, you should have it... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Probably harmless: How was it discovered? Does it cause you any symptoms/discomfort? You should follow your doctor's advice . If needed, you can consult a hepatologist w... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Monitor for change: A single dark brown or black vertical streak along your nail is how subungual melanomas show up. Look for a change over the next 2-3 months(take a pho... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Many good treatments: You should go and see a Medical oncologist. They can treat you with chemotherapy which works very well and can often cure this disease. But avoid dela... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Lowers WBC counts: Chemotherapy slows down the production of white blood cells (WBC) for a few days which makes patient susceptible to catch infection. This effect on bl... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
NOT Painful: This is a common misconception among lay people. Chemo is use of drugs. Taking any drug should not be painful. of course if it is an iv injection, the... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Suggest Medical exam: You should go see a physician and get yourself checked. Any growth needs an examination to determine if it is benign(can be left alone) or cancerous(n... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Related to extent of: Stage of Cancer which means extent of cancer(Tumor size and spread of Cancer determine the Stage of cancer) the stage) is the first step in estimating... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Confused?: Hematuria is blood in the urine, so it is not related to colon problems. Hematuria means something wrong with Urinary system: Bladder or Kidney troubl... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Tell me more/backgro: It would be nice to know your background health issue? what is it that bothers you that you asked this question. Virotherapy is not an established tre... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Quit smoking: If you smoke you will be taking a risk for developing throat Cancer. If you have scare/fear of Cancer then you have to adopt a healthy lifestyle which... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
No!: It is a fairly harmless drug, it can be continued or stopped as needed.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Do it fast!: Every day of smoking causes damage. So sooer you quit better of you are.The benefits start showing within a matter of days.Lungs improve within one t... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Medical examination: You need to get an examination done by your doctor. Breast tumors can arise in younger women but they are often benign(like a fibroadenoma). Yet you m... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Your PCP can help: I hope you have a pcp/ an internist, to take care of your health problems. Each of your listed problems needs to be sorted out and well documented as ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Watch it, if it grow: You should check it to see if it is getting bigger. If it is cancer, it will grow and increase in size.Then you need to get it removed.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Consult a good Endoc: A good endocrinologist can guide you further. I hope you do not have men syndrome where such a combination of endocrine disorders can occur. Octreo sc... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Get a medical examin: An examination from your physician is necessary to be sure that you do not have growth or tumor affecting this area. An x-ray may be indicated. It cou... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
CLL: Small lymphocytic lymphoma in the lymph nodes usually equates with chronic lymphocytic leukemia(cll) . This can be confirmed with a blood count(cbc an... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Yes it is: Hear irregularity of any kind can give you a sensation like this. These are all called palpitations but their nature hast o be further defined with an... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Nothing of concern!: No,this is not normal.Yet it does not sound anything that should be of much concern unless it persists. Veins do get irritated when they are poked wit... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
About one year of Ag: Most babies start crawling and soon stand up when they are around one year. Some may be a bit slow but by 18 months they should be starting to walk an... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Yes, abnormal blood: Yes, because blood cancers often present with high white cell count(WBC) and enlargement of the spleen. If you tell us your CBC results(including whit... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Her Doctor has answe: This Calcium level is clearly abnormal. Besides cancer, there are some benign causes of High Calcium,one being Hyper-Parathyroidism which is often cau... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Depends on the size: You need to tell us what the ct scan shows in the mediastinum? Are the lymph nodes enlarged? What is their size? You need a follow up ct/pet scan in a... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
It is one treatment: This is one option of treatment for mds. It is not a difficult treatment, yet the disease is difficult to manage and control for too long. Good luck.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
This makes no sense: It is hard for you or i to be guessing what this lady has going on. If she is part of your family, go see her and speak with her doctor directly and y... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
It depends: Unless the cyst is causing symptoms or growing in size steadily over a period of one or two years, you may not to do anything other than follow upmoni... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Philip Miller
Oct 10, 2014
I highly endorse Dr. Legha as an expert on HealthTap and HealthTap Prime. His comments and insights provide valuable guidance and information
May 30, 2015
Your dedication and commitment to providing quality health consultation on HealthTap is greatly admired and a true benefit to your patients.
Mar 23, 2014
I endorse Dr. Legha. Dr Legha clearly has a vast knowledge of Medical oncology & is willing to share it as a public service via Healthtap.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Hello Dr Sewa many thanks for your kind response. Recently i did my health screening and i found it accidentally as part of it. Doctor i consult adviced me to do Lapros...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! They didn't suspected Thalassemia. I just asked the doctor to have a test before I gets married to find the trait of Thalassemia, just need to know that Im normal or ha...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you very much Dr. Legha. Part of her liver cut out due to abscess, then idiopatic myelofibrosis diagnosed. We worried this bad type of PK means cancer or recurrin...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Punjab University, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India
Graduated 1971MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Houston, TX - Winter
2013
Top General Practitioner, Second Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, Second Place, Houston Region, TX - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
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