Dr Vikram Jain
Dr Vikram Jain QUESTION 1
QUESTION ONE: Understanding advanced breast cancer is not simply about the disease itself, but the journey (or detour) from diagnosis for the patient, their families and their medical team. In this video Dr Jain reflects on the difficulty associated with advanced breast cancer particularly in accepting that it is a disease that cannot be beaten.
Dr Vikram Jain QUESTION 2
QUESTION TWO: In this video Dr Jain’s uses an analogy of trying to get rid of weeds in a garden, as a way of explaining the difficultly of eradicating metastatic cancer cells in the body.
Dr Vikram Jain QUESTION 3
QUESTION THREE: Dr Jain references the three types of cancer and their sensitivity to chemo, specifically breast cancer and why responses to treatment in patients with advanced breast cancer do change over time. He also emphasises that the relationship between quantity and quality of life with respect to decision about treatment is incredibly personal.
Dr Vikram Jain QUESTION 4
QUESTION FOUR: In this video, Dr Jain is responding to a question from the group about immunotherapy and its relationship to breast cancer treatment.
Dr Vikram Jain QUESTION 5
QUESTION FIVE: In this 5th video, Dr Jain presents his thoughts about alternative therapies and particularly the importance to share any plans about using alternative therapies with your oncologist.
Dr Vikram Jain QUESTION 6
QUESTION SIX: The many roles of Aspirin are discussed by Dr Jain in this video, where he gives a general guide with respect to research into its effectiveness in breast cancer, particularly in early breast in managing the development of metastasis.
Dr Vikram Jain QUESTION 7
QUESTION SEVEN: A question came from the audience about the increased conversation about health, cancer and the effects of turmeric. Dr Jain’s response centred around the need for clinical evidence, particularly in recommending turmeric as a having a viable health benefit for patients.
Dr Vikram Jain QUESTION 8
QUESTION EIGHT: In discussing Palliative Care, Dr Jain recommends an earlier relationship with it by including it as part of a patients integrated cancer care programme. He stresses that it is no longer associated with end of life but rather as supportive care soon after diagnosis and throughout treatment. Overall, though, he emphasises the very personal decision about engaging with Palliative Care for patients.
Dr Vikram Jain QUESTION 9
QUESTION NINE: In this video, Dr Jain responds to a question about bone metastasis and treatment, including bone strengthening drugs. He also discusses the benefit of prophylactic intramedullary nails in weight bearing bones.
Dr Vikram Jain QUESTION 10
QUESTION TEN: Expanding on the response in the previous video about bone metastasis, Dr Jain explains flare responses or healing response in bones.