Dr. Sewa Legha

Medical Oncology
Houston, TX
52 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
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

Languages spoken

English, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

6.0K Answers
526 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Avoid unhygenic plac: Do not eat anything uncooked and avoid drinking tap water. Only eat well cooked food and boiled liquids like tea or coffee. Only eat freshly cooked fo... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
It is potentially cu: Using bone marrow transplant to treat hodgkin disease is commonly done procedure and has high success rate. It is typically done in patients who do n... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Temperature of 100 d: Fever is the most important sign of your health. Any fever(100 degree or more) could be infection and needs urgent attention.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Neeed for medical-ex: You need a medical examination by a physician. Non healing Ulcers can be caused by poor circulation or neuropathies. So you need to get checked for di... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Your surgeon can hel: The first source for help is your doctor who did the operation. Headaches are not uncommon if your nasal passages are blocked. You may use Tylenol(Par... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Need more details: You need to tell us what your usual/normal weight is(over last 6 months) and how much weight you have lost? You should record your weight in a diary a... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
I would advise remov: Thyroid nodules of this size have a higher risk of malignancy....FNA is only helpful when it is positive for Cancer. Otherwise we should consider remo... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Ptosis: In Horner's syndrome, Ptosis is quite obvious and so is pupillary dilation. Ptosis, by definition affects the upper eyelid only. I would recommend tha... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Advice relaxation th: You seem to be anxious about something. Relaxation therapy will help. Breathing exercises are one useful means to relaxation. Seek help from a loving ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Exercise alternate d: You will get over these symptoms within one week. In the meantime take it easy and avoid any heavy duty work outs. Walking is a good exercise if you w... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Possible infection: Pain and redness indicate likely infection unless he was injured. Infection requires antibiotic treatment promptly. So take him to see a doctor right ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Doubtful significanc: It is important to tell us what symptoms, if any, do you have in your abdomen? In other words why was the CT scan done? The lymph node that you are co... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
It is safe to fly: If you are able to walk, then it is safe to fly. Walking also prevents blood clots. So if the flight is more than couple hours, you should get up and ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
TSH is fine: Your thyroid function including TSH is fine/normal. So there is no need to worry. BP changes are fairly common during pregnancy, so I would not worry ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
No,UR are pretty saf: These doses are not all that high to worry about overdosing. You are pretty safe if you do not do this again.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
It is a fairly safe: Most patients can tolerate decadron for 2 to 3 weeks without serious side effects. The benefit will be known within one week. After that, it is unlike... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
No, it will not: Rice does not have any effect on Iron absorption or metabolism. The best way to find out your Hb is to get a CBC done and check the results of your He... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
You should see Docto: Anxiety can cause tremors. There are ways to reduce your anxiety but you need to go and get a medical check up from your doctor. Relaxation exercises ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Relax, it may be anx: At your age it is unlikely that you have anything serious to worry about. Certainly it is not a heart attack(occur in older years). For now I would su... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
The strips fall off: The strips(plasters) will fall off themselves in 5-6 days. This area of skin(face) heals faster than other skin areas of your body.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
No, Not likely: The real source of the pain in your foot is located in the spine. The pain in the foot is called Referred pain. It will not get any worse by wearing a... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
It is a harmless med: CoQ10 is not proven to be of great usefulness for any medical condition. It is a good antioxidant but it is costly. Unless spending money is not a pr... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
?biopsy done? report: A mass in this area can be cancerous. Have you had a biopsy done to find out the nature of this mass? let us know because the treatment(?surgery) will... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
It could be Flushing: If you have this symptom for more than a few weeks(like for a few months) then you should go see a physician as you will need a physical examination a... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Have you visited Doc: With you symptoms so severe, I trust you have been to a see a doctor for a check up. if not that is what you need to do right away. Any pain in the ab... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Keep it simple: If your BP is well controlled with an ACE inhibitor, you do not need to worry about your Potassium(K)level. It is only diuretics that lower the Potass... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Worrisome Fever: High Fever like this can be due to Influenza(Flu) but there are many other causes as well. This requires detailed blood testing to find the exact caus... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Yes, scar can be rev: Yes, Scar can be revised anytime. But be careful if you have a keloid, these are not to be revised as they will recur as a bigger scar. Seek advice fr... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Stop it; ??Allergy: You are likely to be allergic to one of the ingredients. So you should stop taking this medication. You really do not need to take a daily vitamin if ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
It depends: Herpes doe snot have much to do with HIV except both of theses conditions are called STDs(sexually transmitted disease). There is a good blood test to... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
I doubt it: This lesion is too small to give you a headache. Migraines are vascular headaches which can be easily treated with medicines called Triptans. Go see ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Yes/No: A chest X-ray is a good screening test for most symptomatic tumors/ cancer masses in the lung . It can easily detect tumor of 2CM or larger. Tumors sm... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
You need Med-check u: Blood in stools is always a worrisome sign. Many different causes include Infections or inflammation of the Colon which requires endoscopy to look ins... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Not unusual: GCSF effects on PMNs are short lived(2-3 days), so the blood counts rise in 24 hours and stay up only for 2-3 days then they return to normal in 4-5 d... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
It is not serious: Brain tumors do not produce symptoms like you have. So you can relax and quit worrying about anything like a brain tumor. Just get your attention off... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Warferin has potential for many drug interactions. Although these medicine that you are taking are quite safe, you should be under close and regular... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
The spread of cancer to other parts of the body can be easily detected with the use of X-Rays, CT scans or PET scans. These tests are useful in cases ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Yes, Bone pains in patients with Leukemia tend to change and vary from day to day, affecting different bones. This is particularly true in Acute leuke... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Requires med checkup: Your history is worrisome. You should get a check up with your doctor to find the cause of difficulty in swallowing. it could be a tumor inside or it... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Gelusil for bad tast: How long have you had the abdominal pain? Your doctor would need to examine your abdomen and also do imaging test on your abdomen. For pain, you can t... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
You R not Anemic: With a Hemoglobin of 12.5 GM, you can safely proceed with pregnancy. Anisocytosis is not a very useful marker or indicator of any disease. The only th... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Depending on the amount of fluid leaking from your belly button, it could be something serious going on inside your belly. You should go see your PCP ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Needs medical examin: Skin rashes are common but most of them disappear within 1-2 weeks. If the rash is persisting, then there is a cause which will likely require treatme... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
It seems that you have problem with chronic Constipation. This can be handled with several ways; using suppository is one of the choices. But I would ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
For how long?: Acute pain that is persistent can be caused by any number of causes such as a muscle sprain or inflammation of tendons(Tendinitis). If breathing makes... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
It depends on the degree of discomfort and the duration of your symptoms around the vaginal area. UTI is not the likely cause unless you have increase... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Tetanus requires two preconditions before you can get infection with the tetanus germs: an open cut/wound which is then contaminated with dirt from an... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
There are 3 reasons which can cause symptoms like you have. First , a low(below 10) hemoglobin , secondly disease of the heart such as congestive hear... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Pain in the abdomen can be caused by issues related to your bowel movement, liver dysfunction and rarely a tumor. But Cancer is distinctly uncommon in... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Lo Platelets, ?cause: Low platelets due to antibiotic use are an unlikely cause. A repeat check should be done as there is a good chance it was a laboratory error. What w... 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! 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
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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! Last time I was sent to a hemo and got a new CBC test, it turned out it was a "fluke." With my insurance, I can't afford another fluke but that would be great news to f...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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