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Dr. Shekar Patil - Oncologist, Bangalore

Dr. Shekar Patil

MD - Oncology

Oncologist, Bangalore

29 Years Experience  ·  375 at clinic
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Dr. Shekar Patil MD - Oncology Oncologist, Bangalore
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
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Dr. Shekar Patil is a popular Oncologist in Shanthi Nagar, Bangalore. He has had many happy patients in his 27 years of journey as a Oncologist. He is a qualified MD - Oncology. You can meet Dr. Shekar Patil personally at HCG Bangalore Institute of Oncology Speciality Centre in Shanthi Nagar, Bangalore. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shekar Patil on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MD - Oncology - C.N college - 1989
Past Experience
Doctor at Bangalore Institute of Oncology
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Bangalore Oncology Group.

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Sri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre

1st Cross,Shankarapuram, Basavanagudi,Landmark:Shankar math, BangaloreChoose City Get Directions
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I am 20 year girl. I have some glands in my breast without pain. mammography done. It is fibroid only. Is it harmful in future.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear mam, fibroadenoma of breast is a hormone related disease and since you are young, you can get ultrasound of both breast and be on followup. usually it does not disappear on its own and has to be surgically removed but for time being you can simply follow it up with regular interval ultrasound to know its size and if there is any increase.
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My wife has a lump in her right breast since birth of our child and it feels no pain when it is touched. Also it seems no increase or decrease in size. What to do sir.

FICS, FCCP (USA), DNB (General Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Any breast lump has to be treated with caution .From what you say it seems to be a fibroadenoma which is innocous. A complete breast investigatiion schedule including FNA (fine needle biopsy) should be done .Surgery is the only mainstay of treatment and should be a lumpectomy followed by a histopath examination Clinical examination by the surgeon will dictate what sequence the management will follow, hence the patient must see a surgeon as soon as possible and follow hisadvice.
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Mam, I am Suffering from Non hodgkin lymphoma (lump)on breast. My doctor telling take an injection of rs 50000 6 times it will cure. Anyone can suggest any better ways to cure it.

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Thats the best treatment available for NHL, if its expensive for you then you can omit Rituximab and take only CHOP regimen. But the best results are with R-CHOP. And after Six cycle chemotherapy, if any residual is there then only she will need 20 days of radiotherapy.
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Preventing Uterine Cancer

FICMCH, Diploma In Laproscopic Surgery, Certified in Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Preventing Uterine Cancer

Uterine cancer is also known as endometrial cancer and it mostly affects the middle aged women. The uterus of a woman is a muscular organ. The cancer can affect any part of the uterus and is more common in women having obesity, diabetes and hypertension. In most cases, the cancer starts in the endometrium, hence called endometrial cancer. Uterine cancer can be cured using any of the following methods:

  1. Surgical removal of the uterus along with ovaries, lymph nodes and fallopian tubes
  2. Radiation therapy
  3. Chemotherapy

Although uterine cancer is curable, it's always a better option to prevent it. You cannot control all the causes for uterine cancer like those related to heredity. But other than that, here are a few ways in which you can prevent suffering from uterine cancer:

  1. Control body weight: Keep your body weight in control. Obesity can pose a huge risk of getting affected with uterine cancer. The fat in the body produces estrogen, which promotes the growth of uterine lining that is the Endometrium and may lead to Endometrial cancer.
  2. Breast feed: If you are lactating, then the risk of the cancer decreases, as breast feeding decreases ovulation as well as estrogen activities.
  3. Treat abnormal bleeding: If you are suffering from any type of abnormal bleeding, be that heavy periods, bleeding even after you reached menopause or if you start bleeding between two period cycles, consult your doctor immediately. Abnormal bleeding is the symptom of endometrial hyperplasia, which might eventually turn cancerous.
  4. Exercise: As already said earlier, keep your weight under control to avoid uterine cancer. Exercise to avoid increase in weight leading to obesity. It also reduces the estrogen level in your body.
  5. Healthy food: Healthy food is the key to avoid any disease, be that a common cold or uterine cancer. Eat a healthy and balanced diet everyday to be fit and bouncing. 
  6. Birth control pills: It is believed that the intake of birth control pills helps to keep uterine cancer at bay.

So eat healthy, exercise and adopt healthy habits. Then nothing can stop you from enjoying life to the fullest.

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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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I was a smoker for 5 years heavy smoker a pack a day. I quit smoking and started hookah alternate days. Recently from last 40 days I am feeling pain in right and left side back just below ribs. Urine test normal. Sono normal and x ray also normal Pain is since 40 days now. Also I feel difficulty in deep breathing. Is this any symptom for cancer? Are there any clinic who does full body cancer screening as I have a smoking history ao want to be sure.

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
Hi dear in my opinion it is not cancer any way - but it is a respiratory problem, which needs a regular treatment for some 4 months course. Its packagings are also available @ 1500--2000--3000/- rs. Pm - any query you can consult me private ------------------------------------------- for the start you can take ;;- homeo med;;- bryonia 30--4 times a day-- 5 days and report here.
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Colon Cancer - What Signs You Must Watch Out For?

MS - General Surgery, MCH - Oncology , MBBS
Oncologist, Pune
Colon Cancer - What Signs You Must Watch Out For?

Colon cancer is believed to be one of the common types of cancer affecting people. As the name suggests, here, the point of origin of the cancer is the colon or the large intestine. Though colon cancer can affect anyone, people with unhealthy lifestyle (sedentary) and habits (excess smoking and consumption of alcohol), obesity, certain medical conditions like diabetes, or exposed to radiations (radiation therapy) are at a greater risk of colon cancer. Colon cancer may also be hereditary.

Colon cancer usually proceeds through five stages, stage 0 (zero), stage I, II, III and IV.

  1. In stage 0, cancer remains in situ, (it remains confined within the innermost layer of the colon).
  2. In stage I, cancer slowly starts spreading to the other layers (second and third) of the inner walls of the colon.
  3. In stage II, cancer spreads further to the muscular walls of the colon (the lymph nodes, are, however, still not affected by this condition).
  4. In stage III, cancer spreads outside the colon, affecting one or more lymph nodes.
  5. Stage IV is more severe and metastatic. Here cancer has spread to and affected vital organs like the liver and the lungs.

Many of the symptoms do not appear at the initial stages. As a result, colon cancer mostly gets detected at a later (often metastatic) stage. Thus, a person should be alert. The initial symptoms, no matter how trivial, should be taken seriously. There is no harm in seeking medical help. It will only help you in the long run.

The following symptoms are often the initial or first signs of something as big as colon cancer.

  1. Unexplained poor appetite followed by sudden and rapid weight loss. Losing weight at an alarming rate without sweating it out needs thorough investigation. More than often, colon cancer interferes with the digestion process in a person. A person is not able to eat well. There is a feeling of being full (irrespective of how much you eat) all the time.
  2. Constipation, gas or (and) diarrhea. Often overlooked and mistaken for common bowel disorder, these are some of the initial symptoms of colon cancer. The symptoms may be an outcome of polyps (abnormal tissue growths that can take place in any organs. These polyps are mostly benign in nature) or malignant tumors in the colon. Seek medical help if the conditions persist for more than a week. It is better to be safe than to be sorry.
  3. A person feels exhausted, sleepy and weak all the time. The symptom may be an outcome of iron deficiency and anemia. Colon cancer can cause injury to the digestive tract. There may be bleeding followed by blood loss and hence the associated symptoms.
  4. Mild to severe abdominal pain. The abdomen also appears tender than usual (in the case of metastatic tumor).
  5. Stomach upset accompanied by pain, nausea, vomiting, cramps and at times, indigestion (an outcome of intestinal obstruction and inflammation).
  6. There may be blood while passing stool.

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

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I'm using 2% hydroquinone for past two years, so far I'm happy with the results but I'm worried by people saying hydroquinone can cause skin cancer, can you please help me?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, there is no conclusive evidence that it Hydroquinone is definitely related to cancer or not. But cosmetic products do contain chemicals and should be user with caution. Any burning sensation or allergic reaction, it should be discontinued.
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Sir, I have gone through turp prostate gland surgery. Four months passed. Urine flow is very slow. Urine is not clear at a time. No sign of blood and other things.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Sir, I have gone through turp prostate gland surgery. Four months passed. Urine flow is very slow. Urine is not clear...
Hi, Take, Plenty of water, Your diet b easily digestible, simple, non- irritant on time. Take homoeo medicine: @ Berberis vulg Q -10 drops, thrice a day. Please, report wkly. Take care.
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