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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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Hi Doctor, I had total thyroidectomy due to Thyroid cancer Parathyroids were preserved, I am taking calcium supplement of 2000 mg, calcium was 8.6 post surgery, after 50 days now calcium reduced to 7.But I am "ASYMPTOMATIC" My albumin is normal. What could be the reason for low calcium and I am ASYMPTOMATIC not understanding this?.

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Mohali
Dear Ravi, The transplanted parathyroids take time to start functioning normally again.During surgery their blood supply can get compromised and they may not function well again. Meanwhile you can consult your doctor and increase the dose of calcium. Get the serum calcium repeated after 1 month and then we can reassess what to do. Regards.
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Hello sir can you tell me the side effects of radiation therapy in cancer treatment. Also I want to know that what prevention should I am take to control my hair fall. How can I get healthy and thick hair. please tell me sir.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
Hello sir can you tell me the side effects of radiation therapy in cancer treatment. Also I want to know that what pr...
Side effect depends on no of radiation. Hello. Hair problem is common now a days. Due to stress and busy life. Take full sleep. Drink planty water. Have fruits. Take. Acid hydrofluoric 30.2 tds x 30 days. And revert. Use arnica mon q 30 ml + your oil 100 ml mix. Twice a week at night and wash.
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Is cancer curable? Why does it occur? What are the signs and symptoms? Who are at risk of getting cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is curable in early stages. It also depends on the biology and aggressiveness of tumour. It usually occur due to multiple factors like exposure to carcinogens, hormone dependent, genetic, lack of exercise, poor hygiene etc any body can get cancer. You must watch for the kind of work you do and the environment you live in. If your work is related to handling of carcinogenic substance or you live in area of pollution then you must be careful.
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Hello Dr. I have a lump in my left side breast. It is over and Its size around 1.5 cm- 2 cm. I was tested FNAC test and result is it is fibroadenoma. It is never pain. But sometimes like if I press forcefully or sometime automatically pain started. Please suggest me some oil or home remedies for remove this lump.

MS, DNB (Surgical Oncology)
Oncologist, Jodhpur
Hello Dr. I have a lump in my left side breast. It is over and Its size around 1.5 cm- 2 cm. I was tested FNAC test a...
Hello lybrate-user, As you mentioned you are suffering from Fibroadenoma of the breast. It happens due to hormonal changes at your age and it is very common. It need not to remove as it is completely innocuous. As in your case, it is painful, you can get it removed. The procedure itself will be minor and can be done under local anesthesia. There has been the role of evening primrose oil, which is available in chemist shops in capsule form, and to be started at 1gm 4 times a day with Vitamin E capsules. These remedies can be tried, but in your case, surgical removal would be rather simple and curative option. Good luck.
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I have listened that falling of hair is one of the symptom of cancer. Is it really the only symptom by which we can regonize it? What are the early symptoms or starting symptoms for recognizing cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Falling of hair is not the symptom of cancer. It can be caused by some chemotherapy drugs, which is also temporary. Cancer can present as lump, ulceration, abnormal bleeding from anywhere, weight loss, abnormal bleeding or periods etc it depends on area effected. As a female you should go for monthly self breast examination five days after the periods are over and be aware of any abnormal symptoms which is not going after routine medication then you must consult your doctor.
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Hi sir, I am only 20 years what can I do? I am suffering from first stage oral tumor after treatment my life is good or bad and after treatment Pura take see think ho jayenge na pls sugest.

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
First stage oral cancer is curable with good prognosis. There is less chance of recurrence. Hopefully the treatment was proper and completed. But you need regular follow up to detect recurrence earlier if it occurs. Also there is chance of second primary due to field cancerisation. You need to quit habits like tobacco, alcohol or supari if any. I would be able to opine regarding the stage and treatment of your cancer better if you send me the reports. Feel free to contact me directly if you want to discuss this further.
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My age is 28 and I have a disease named Chronic myeloid leukemia. Chronic phase (BLOOD CANCER) Bcr qualification 44.96 I have this disease since 2013 nd I am taking glivec 400 mg till now So I just want to know how much time it take to Overcome And also which treatment is best Also I want to know which stage of blood cancer is this.

Hematologist, Gurgaon
Good News is cml is controllable U need to get a test called bcr - abl quantitative every 3 to 6 months and values should be 0.01 and for best response it should be 0.0032 which is called MR4. 5 U need to take medication at bed time with glass of water and never leave the medication. It will continue for long.
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Patient of breast cancer pathologic grade 3 and no lymph node involvement size more than 3 cm but less than 5 cm .on upper inner part of left breast. Modified radical mastectomy done adjuvant chemotherapy going on .ER neg. PR neg. HER 2 by IHC method neg as reported by TATA Cancer hospital Mumbai .but same hospital showed last impression as uninterpretable when FISH method is used .

Registrar In Surgical Oncology, Fellowship In Gynaecologic Oncology, Masters In Advanced Oncology, Fellowship In advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery, Fellowship In Gastrointestinal Oncology, Fellowship In CRS and HIPEC, Fellowship In PIPAC
Oncologist, Mumbai
It's a grade 3 tumour with size more than 3 cm. If mastectomy done and no lymph nodes positive patient does not need radiotherapy. However triple negative are aggressive cancers and for these chemotherapy is a must for any tumour greater than 0.5cm in size. You should complete all the prescribed doses of chemotherapy and be on regular follow up. That gives a best chance for cure/control.
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Dear doctor, sub: blood observed in stool occasionally. I am 59 year old male. I have htn but under control with telvas-h and aten-am since many years. Also I have enlarged prostate (bph) and taking contiflo-d since 4 years. Since last 2 years, blood is observed in stool (say once a month), otherwise no problem. I do not have constipation or lose motion and bowel movement is smooth. I want to know what can be several causes and what to do? is it a serious problem? with kind regards.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, F.I.A.G.E.S, M.S. ( General Surgery)
Gastroenterologist, Lucknow
U should try to get it evaluated from a surgeon. It should be haemorrhoids by the sounds of what you say. If it bleeds only once a month and that too less amount. It should settle by medicines. You can come and consult me.
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I am having few breast fibroid in my right breast approx 2 cm width ND few small swelling. So what can I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Lucknow
Dear lybrate user fibroadenoma of breast in females may be dueto trauma, infection, sometimes idiopathic in nature. I advise you to use homoeopathic medicine for the treatment- conium 1000/3dose at 15-15 minute intervals. Phytolacca 30/tds.
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