Why should I consult an Oncologist?

Treatment for cancers is progressing rapidly. Although not completely curable, most types of cancers are treatable. Just like living with Diabetes, you can continue to live a happy and healthy life with cancer provided you get started on your treatment early and under an experienced Oncologist.

What does an Oncologist do?

An Oncologist is a specialist who treats cancer. 

There are different types of cancers treated by different oncology specialists. However, cancer specialization can typically be classified into three different types. They are:

Medical oncology- treatment of cancer with conventional medical treatment like chemotherapy and immunotherapy.

Surgical oncology – treatment of cancer through surgical procedures that remove tumors from the body.

Radiation oncology – Providing radiation therapy for treating cancerous cells.

If you are diagnosed with cancer, your Oncologist will provide you with a designed treatment plan and support you in managing your symptoms. They will also be coordinating the treatment with other specialists if needed. 

What is Cancer?

Cancer is when your body cells mutate and grow without control and spread to different parts of the body.

The normal human cells have a life. When one dies, it is replaced by a new cell. The process is very systematic and happens at regular intervals. But at times this process breaks down and cells just keep multiplying abnormally. These cells then form tumors, which can turn malignant, becoming cancer. 

 

There are more than a hundred different types of cancer. Usually, a cancer type is named after the organ that is affected. For instance, if cancer affects the brain, it is known as brain cancer, and if the lungs are affected, it is known as lung cancer. 

Symptoms to look out for

Some of the symptoms that might point to cancer are:

An unusual lump or growth of tumor in any part of your body.

A recurring fever that refuses to subside after normal treatment with paracetamols and antibiotics.

Pain or cut in any part of the body that refuses to heal.

Constant fatigue, loss of appetite, or sudden unexplained weight loss.

A cough that persists for a long time and makes breathing difficult.

Any change in the color of skin or change in the shape, size, or color of moles in the body.

If you have one or more of the above symptoms, you need to visit an Oncologist. They will run some tests to confirm if you do have cancer. If you are diagnosed with cancer, your Oncologist will decide on a treatment plan taking into account the stage of cancer you are in and other health issues that you might have.

Get the best Oncologist consultation at Albot Health

Cancer is a complicated disease and you need to follow a long-term treatment plan to control it and lead a healthy, long life. Timely consultation with an expert Oncologist can save your life and ensure the best quality of life.

Albot Health is the perfect place to find the best Oncologist in India because we have some of the best specialists. Choose from our multi-disciplinary panel of cancer specialists, each having outstanding expertise in their field of specialization. 

Why should I see a General Physician?

A general physician treats a variety of bodily disorders and deals with the overall health of an individual. They may be consulted for a number of issues ranging from mild to severe symptoms in some cases. A general physician may deal with hypertension, high or low blood pressure, respiratory issues like asthma or bronchitis, digestive system disorders like indigestion, food poisoning or diarrhea, issues related to the urinary or excretory system, dizziness, fatigue, sleep disorders, and even allergies or skin conditions. 

If our body is fighting an infection or disease, it starts to show basic symptoms like fever, cold and cough, headache and sometimes gastric disorders. In such cases, one may consult a general physician to look into the condition and suggest the correct treatment and medications. General physicians can deal with a number of basic disorders of the body and if needed, they may suggest further consultation with relevant specialists.

What are issues treated by General Physicians?

A general physician is experienced in treating a number of issues related to the body, although some may have expertise in a particular field of study. They may be consulted for minor or major symptoms like: 

 

Fever: one of the most common issues among people, that may also indicate the presence of any other serious infection in the body. A general physician can help to find the root of the issue and suggest the required treatment and medication. 

Headaches: a number of people experience headaches or migraines in their daily life, which affects their quality of life and productivity at work. A general physician may be consulted for frequent headaches. 

 

Cold and cough: it affects millions around the world, even children. In some cases, a cold may be a symptom of flu or any other respiratory infection. It is best to consult a general physician if the cold or cough becomes severe, or affects you frequently. 

 

Digestive issues: the gastric system of our bodies can be infected often, as food and water can be contaminated very easily. Any issues related to the stomach like acidity, loss of appetite, loose motions, indigestion, stomach ache, nausea, dehydration or food poisoning may be taken to a general physician for better diagnosis and treatment. 

 

Cardiovascular issues: in case one experiences irregular heartbeats, high or low blood pressure, chest pain or any heart related disorder, a general physician can be consulted to look into the symptoms.

 

Respiratory issues: problems in breathing, shortness of breath, loss of breath, fatigue, dizziness or sleepiness may indicate a respiratory problem, that can be looked into by a general physician. 

 

Allergies or skin disorders: sometimes, our skin may react to a certain chemical or ingredients from the products we use, or the body may develop a food allergy. In some cases after a reaction, immediate medication may be needed and a general physician can be consulted for the same. 

Get the best expert care at Albot Health

Since general physicians deal with a number of bodily disorders, finding the right one for you and your family may become a hustle. It is very important to develop trust and understanding with your primary healthcare provider and often very rare to find. 

 

On our platform, you may choose from a number of highly qualified and experienced doctors to help deal with any issues related to your health. You may connect with them through a phone call, video call or chat with them at your choice of day and time.

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