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Dr. Daxesh Patel  - Oncologist, Ahmedabad

Dr. Daxesh Patel

M.Ch, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA, Baroda Medical C...

Oncologist, Ahmedabad

13 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic  ·  ₹350 online
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Dr. Daxesh Patel M.Ch, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, U... Oncologist, Ahmedabad
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Cancer is NOT "Cancel". Early diagnosis is key for better management and quick, good recovery....more
Cancer is NOT "Cancel". Early diagnosis is key for better management and quick, good recovery.
More about Dr. Daxesh Patel
Tobacco induced oral cavity cancers like tongue and gingivobuccal cancers, laryngeal cancers with minimally invasive technique like( through LASER) etc. Also keen on rehabilitating patient after cancer ablative surgery through plastic & reconstructive surgery and speech & swallowing therapy and voice restoration after laryngectomy. Minimally invasive Robotic Surgeon

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Education
M.Ch - Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences Kochin - 2009
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA - 2011
Baroda Medical College - Baroda Medical College - 2005
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Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute - Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute - 2006
Past Experience
Head Neck Cancer Surgeon at HCG Cancer Center, Sola, Ahmedabad
Visiting Investigator at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Awards and Recognitions
Best Paper, Senior Consultant Category, Gujarat State ENT Conference
Best Paper Award, Foundation for Head & Neck Oncology of INDIA
Professional Memberships
Foundation for Head & Neck Oncology of INDIA
International Academy of Oral Oncology

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How Pollution and Cancer Are Related?

M.Ch, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA, Baroda Medical College, Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute
Oncologist, Ahmedabad
How Pollution and Cancer Are Related?

Are you aware of the link between air pollution and cancer? Air pollution refers to the mixture of several harmful substances, which lead to various serious health hazards on exposure. The primary sources of air pollution are man-made, including fumes from automobiles and the smoke from burning fuels. Desert dust, radon gas, and several other natural sources of air pollution are equally dangerous. Air pollution is classified into outdoor and indoor air pollution. It is highly associated with increased risks of developing cancer. Smoking is considered to be one of the major agents, which pollute the air and increase the chances of cancer to a large extent.

Outdoor air pollution

  1. Outdoor air pollution is strongly linked with cancer development.
  2. As every person is exposed to some form of air pollution, it has a more harmful effect on the whole population across the globe as a general threat.
  3. A certain part of outdoor air pollution referred to as PM 2.5, or solid dust particles, are highly responsible for the development of cancer.
  4. The chances of cancer increase with the increase in PM 2.5 levels in the air.

Indoor air pollution

  1. There are several sources of indoor air pollution that are closely associated with an increased risk of cancer.
  2. The sources include fuels used for heating homes and for cooking, radon, and tobacco smoke.
  3. Second hand smoke is another harmful indoor air pollutant that causes cancer.

Second hand smoke

  1. Secondhand smoke increases the risk of cancer development, along with the risk of developing other diseases such as stroke and lung disease.
  2. A lot of people all over the world get exposed to second hand smoke.
  3. A lot of deaths occur due to cancer because of second hand smoke exposure which is common every year, all over the globe.

Radon

  1. Radon is a natural radioactive gas, which is associated with increased risks of developing lung cancer.
  2. It is found at low levels outdoors. It may also build in high concentrations indoors.
  3. Although radon exposure does not pose a huge threat for cancer, a lot of radon-associated cancers develop due to exposure to radon, along with tobacco smoke.

Benzene

  1. This is a flammable liquid having no color and with a sweet odor.
  2. It is closely associated with the development of leukemia and cancers affecting other cells of the body.
  3. Cigarette smoking and tobacco smoke are major cancer causing elements that are found in the air commonly. Both of these are quite harmful. It is recommended that you not only quit smoking, but also keep away from passive smoking.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Prostate Cancer - How Bone Directed Therapy Can Help?

M.Ch, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA, Baroda Medical College, Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute
Oncologist, Ahmedabad
Prostate Cancer - How Bone Directed Therapy Can Help?

Prostate cancer is a condition triggered by the abnormal and uncontrolled growth and division of some cells of the prostate gland. Today, incidences of prostate cancer are alarmingly rising in India. In fact, some reports suggest that the cases of prostate cancer are likely to double by the year 2020, all the more reasons to manage and control the condition on time.

Like the other forms of cancer, prostate cancer can also metastasize and affect the other vital organs of the body (Secondary Cancer). One of the body parts where the prostate cancer is most likely to metastasize first are the bones. As per the American Cancer Society, bone metastasis can give rise to a host of complications and discomfort including Hypercalcemia (elevated levels of blood calcium levels). There will also be severe bone damage with frequent bone fractures which can be quite painful. Thus, it is essential that the spread of prostate cancer is somehow controlled or slowed down. In this regard, the Bone Directed therapy deserves a special mention.

The Osteoclasts are cells in the bone that plays a pivotal role in bone reabsorption, ensuring that the bones stay healthy and disease free. The metastasis of the prostate cancer to bones results in the osteoclasts becoming over-reactive. This, in turn, can result in a myriad of problems affecting the bones. The Prostate Bone Directed Therapy involves the use of drugs and medications that will help to regulate and slow down the over-reactive osteoclast cells. For this purpose, the drug that is commonly used is Zometa or Zoledronic acid, which is a type of Bisphosphonate.

The use of this drug can go a long way to ensure that the bones remain healthy by

  • Lowering the level of the calcium in the blood.
  • It also contributes significantly preventing the bone loss, bone thinning, and bone metastasis.
  • As per various scientific studies, the use of Bisphosphonates can work wonders to slow down or arrest the metastasis of prostate cancer to the bones.


However, if the prostate cancer had already metastasized the bone, the use of the drug Prolia (intravenous injections are often used) may provide fruitful results. The dosage of the drug may vary among individuals depending on the extent of the damage.

  • Prolia is known to play an instrumental role in reducing the incidences of bone breaks and hypercalcemia.
  • In people with a relatively higher level of Prostate-specific antigen or PSA ( a protein produced by the prostate gland cells which can be indicative of prostate cancer), the drug Prolia can help to arrest the growth of the malignant cells.

However, the drug comes with its share of side effects which may range from a sharp dip in the calcium level to allergic reactions, backaches, or even jaw bone complications.
Thus, the drug should be used with great care and under strict medical supervision.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hii I have early osmf I know it is precancerous condition But my question is that chances of cancer occurred is after sever osmf or is it possible that in early stage?

M.Ch, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA, Baroda Medical College, Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute
Oncologist, Ahmedabad
With severe osmf chances of cheek skin bitten by teeth is common. Severe osmf also delays diagnosis as proper examination is not possible.
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