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Dr. Heeba Altaf Gurku

MD-Radiation Oncology, Fellowship in Brachytherapy

Oncologist, Bangalore

5 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic  ·  ₹200 online
Dr. Heeba Altaf Gurku MD-Radiation Oncology, Fellowship in Brachytherapy Oncologist, Bangalore
5 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic  ·  ₹200 online
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Dr. Heeba Altaf Gurku is a renowned Oncologist in Langford Road, Bangalore. She has over 5 years of experience as a Oncologist. She has completed MD-Radiation Oncology, Fellowship in Brachytherapy . You can visit her at Narayana medical center in Langford Road, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Heeba Altaf Gurku on Lybrate.com.

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MD-Radiation Oncology - Sher-I Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar - 2013
Fellowship in Brachytherapy - Rajiv Gandhi University - 2017

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She's have a throat cancer. What we can give her in liquid form to eat and what precautions we can take for cure.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear mam, throat cancer patients have difficulty in swallowing, so they can take lots of liquids and semisolids, rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals. She can take vegetable soups, buttermilk, milk, oats, porridge, fruits, juices etc for fast healing and recovery.
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There is any risk of cancer if someone has used someone else razor for shave provided both don't have cancer.

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
Cancer does not spread from non infectious persons but there is risk of hiv - carrier stage, if the other person is suffering.
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My father is 77 years old. On 15th. Of November he was operated for prostate which was 34 gms. In his biopsy we came to know about carcinoma of Gleason scale 4+3=7 after a month of waiting we got PSA of 9.372.Please let me know the prognosis of it's spreading to other parts and how much aggressive it can be. Earlier our Doctor suggested a 'Watchful Wait'in his case. I want to know is it alarming? He has diabetes which is controlled by Reclide tablet and for BP he takes Ciladuo (BD). Thanks.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery, M.R.C.S. England, M.Ch. Surgical Oncology, DNB Surgical Oncology, FEBS Surgical Oncology, DNB General Surgery, MNAMS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FEBS Breast Surgery, FACS, Fellowship IFHNOS & MSKCC USA, Fellowship in breast and oncplastic Surgery
Oncologist, Mumbai
My father is 77 years old. On 15th. Of November he was operated for prostate which was 34 gms. In his biopsy we came ...
I presume he underwent prostate surgery for benign enlargement and cancer was detected incidentally. Hopefully an MRI and bone scan was done for staging to confirm that its a localised disease. We advise watchful waiting or active surveillance for those with localised, early stage and low risk disease or intermediate risk disease in patients with very high comorbidities, reducing the life expectancy of <10 years. Gleason of 7 and PSA below 10 puts him in the intermediate risk hence watchful waiting would have been advised due to comorbidities as the chances of him dying of comorbidities in 10 years is higher than him developing mets of prostate cancer and dying due to the same.
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What is the advantage of hormone therapy after the operation and radiation treatment for breast cancer. How many years hormone therapy required? How do check growth of cancer cell in breast after hormone treatment.

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist, Howrah
Hormone therapy has an established role as an adjuvant therapy in receptor positive breast cancer. Tamoxifen can even be given receptor status unknown patients based on positive result on receptor status unknown patients (early breast cancer trialists' collaborative group trial). Previously 5 years of adjuvant hormone therapy is recommened. Recently nccn guidelines recommend for 10 years of treatment based on positive result of continuing hormone therapy up to 10 years.
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Excessive prostatic fluid secretion even at mild excitement and starts burning inside the penis in urinary tract.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, F.I.A.G.E.S, M.S. ( General Surgery)
Gastroenterologist, Lucknow
Did you get any analysis done. Any medications you took for the same. If yes. Which ones and for how long.
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My mother got breast cancer surgery left one and we didn't go for chemo or radiation therapy. After 6 months we took pet CT scan and doctor said it has spread to bones. And he gave medicine ostcal and tamtero 20 mg. We stopped using it after 15 days. Now my mother got joint pain and back pain. Can we use these medicines now? Please help me.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery, M.R.C.S. England, M.Ch. Surgical Oncology, DNB Surgical Oncology, FEBS Surgical Oncology, DNB General Surgery, MNAMS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FEBS Breast Surgery, FACS, Fellowship IFHNOS & MSKCC USA, Fellowship in breast and oncplastic Surgery
Oncologist, Mumbai
Please send me all the reports so that I can opine better. Breast cancer is almost 80-95% curable in early stage if all the proper treatment is taken. But you have defaulted at every stage. We advise Bisphosphonates or Denosumab for the bony mets. Tamoxifen or AI to be given if hormone receptor positive. I would have a better idea if you send the reports. Feel free to contact me directly if you want to discuss this further.
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Ovarian Cancer - The Silent Killer!

Post Doctoral Fellowship In Gynecologic Oncology, MS - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
Oncologist, Bangalore
Ovarian Cancer - The Silent Killer!

Cancer is that word that many people dread to hear, yet it is a real scourge and can have deadly effects. One such type of cancer is ovarian cancer, which claims countless lives in India every year, yet is not talked about because of social taboos. Because cancer cells are regular cells whose growth is uncontrolled, it is important to know what ovarian cancer is, what causes it, and how to prevent it.

Ovarian cancer is cancer of the ovarian cells. Ovaries are the reproductive glands containing eggs, which only women have.  Women usually have one ovary on each side, and the ovaries produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which is necessary for ovulation and pregnancy to occur. Three different cells comprise the ovaries, all of which can develop cancerous (malignant), and non-cancerous (benign) tumors. The cells covering the ovarian walls are called epithelial cells, which can become cancerous - most types of ovarian cancer are epithelial. Germ cell cancer grows in the cells producing the eggs, and stomural cancer grows in the cells that hold the ovaries together and produce reproductive hormones. 

The good news is that in the majority of cases, the tumors are benign and never spread (metastize). These tumors are non cancerous and can easily be removed.  Malignant tumors, however, are cancerous.  These can, and often times, do spread to other parts of the body (metastize) and can kill the women having them. 

A risk factor is any action people take to increase their likelihood of getting a certain type of cancer. With ovarian cancer, age is a big factor, with older women more likely to develop this type of cancer than younger women. Ovarian cases are rare in women under age 40, with the bulk of patients being post-menopausal. About 50% of ovarian cancer cases are in women who are 63 or older.  

More obese women (those with a BMI of 30 or higher) are more likely to develop ovarian cancer than skinnier women. Women who had a successful pregnancy before age 26 are less likely to develop ovarian cancer.  By contrast, women who had their first kid after age 35, or who have never had children, are more likely to develop ovarian cancer.  

Also, while there is no direct correlation, there is thought to be a link between breastfeeding and lower rates of ovarian cancer.

Women who use oral contraceptives have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer. The risk lowers dramatically after 3-6 months of using the pills, and remains low long after the pills are taken, or even stopped.
Also, getting a tubal ligation, or having a hysterectomy lowers the risk of developing ovarian cancer.  

While there is no known cause of ovarian cancer, certain women carrying the BRCA1 and 2 genes will develop ovarian cancer, so it can be genetic.

Most women only have one risk factor for ovarian cancer, which in itself is not significant. However, since no woman wants to develop this type of potentially deadly cancer, she needs to know how to prevent it.  Taking oral contraceptives for a long period of time has been shown to lower the risk of ovarian cancer. Tubal ligation has also shown a decreased risk.

While there is no one magic bullet for completely preventing ovarian cancer, lifestyle choices can definitely mitigate one’s risk of developing this dangerous cancer. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My mother is suspected breast cancer stage 4.but she walked and work freely. Some how pain is happened. Did she live long. If chemotherapy is work on her?

MBBS, M.S., MCh - Surgical Oncology
Oncologist, Bangalore
Survival after chemotherapy for stage 4 breast cancer is highly variable. It can be few months and also many years. If your mother is strongly positive for hormone receptors then she needs to be started on tablets after chemotherapy. In these cases there are higher chances of her surviving longer.
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How To Prevent Cervical Cancer?

Karnatak University, India, J J M M C, DAVANAGERE, JJM Medical College, Davangre(Mysore University)
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
How To Prevent Cervical Cancer?

Cervical cancer (a malignant tumor of the cervix, the lowermost part of the uterus) is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Because of the Pap smear test, the number of cervical cancer cases has actually dropped over the past 20 years. However, many women still develop cervical cancer.

While some cases of cervical cancer cannot be prevented, there are many things a woman can do to reduce her risk of developing cervical cancer.

Reduce Your Risk of Cervical Cancer:

  1. Get a regular Pap smear. A Pap smear can be the greatest defense against cervical cancer. It can detect cervical changes early on, before they have a chance to turn into cancer.
  2. Limit the number of sexual partners you have. Studies have shown that women who have many sexual partners increase their risk for cervical cancer. You also increase your risk of developing HPV, which has been shown to lead to cervical cancer.
  3. Quit smoking or avoid secondhand smoke. Smoking cigarettes increases your risk of developing many cancers, including cervical cancer.
  4. If you are sexually active, use a condom. Having unprotected sex puts you at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), which can increase your risk factor for developing cervical cancer.
  5. Follow up on abnormal Pap smears. If you have had an abnormal Pap smear, it is important to follow up with regular Pap smears or colposcopies, and whatever else your doctor has recommended for you. If you have been treated for cervical dysplasia, you still need to follow up with Pap smears or colposcopies.
  6. Get the HPV vaccine. If you are under 27, you may be eligible to receive the HPV vaccine, which prevents high risk strains of HPV in women. The vaccine is most effective when given to young women before they become sexually active.

Again, cervical cancer prevention should be a top priority for all women. Small lifestyle adjustments, combined with regular medical care, can go a long way in preventing cervical cancer. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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