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Dr. Vinod Dhakad  - Oncologist, Bhopal

Dr. Vinod Dhakad

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M.Ch - Oncology, MS - General Surgery, M.B.B.S., F.I.A.G.E.S.

Oncologist, Bhopal

9 Years Experience ₹350 online
Dr. Vinod Dhakad 91% (73 ratings) M.Ch - Oncology, MS - General Surgery, M.B.B.S., F.I.A.G.... Oncologist, Bhopal
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Dr. Vinod Dhakad is a popular Oncologist in New Market, Bhopal. He has been a practicing Oncologist for 9 years. He studied and completed M.Ch - Oncology, MS - General Surgery, M.B.B.S., F.I.A.G.E.S. . He is currently associated with Dr. Vinod Dhakad in New Market, Bhopal. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vinod Dhakad on Lybrate.com.

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Education
M.Ch - Oncology - B J Medical College, Ahmedabad - 2016
MS - General Surgery - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College,Jabalpur - 2012
M.B.B.S. - Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore - 2009
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F.I.A.G.E.S. - Indian Association of Gatrointestinal Endo Surgeons - 2016
Past Experience
Surgery Resident at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Jabalpur
Senior Resident at Asian Institute of Medical Science
Surgical Oncology Resident at The Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute and B.J. Medical College
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Awards and Recognitions
Vattikuti Foundation Robotic Surgery Council Scholarship winner

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Colorectal Cancer - Risk Factors You Must Know!

M.Ch - Oncology, MS - General Surgery, M.B.B.S., F.I.A.G.E.S.
Oncologist, Bhopal
Colorectal Cancer - Risk Factors You Must Know!

The lower part of the digestive system is known as the large intestine (colon), and colon cancer is the name given to the type of cancer that affects it. The rectal cancer is the cancer that affects the last few inches of the colon. Collectively they are known as colorectal cancers. In most of the cases, small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells called adenomatous polyps are formed in the intestine. They are not harmful on their own, but over a period, they enlarge to become colon cancers. Let us have a look at the early symptoms.

Polyps and the symptoms
Polyps are very small and do not display symptoms on their own. Doctors advise regular screening test to find polyps and destroy them before they can aggravate to colon cancer. In most of the cases, the symptoms start to appear only in the advanced levels. These include:

  1. Changes in the bowel movement: There can be severe diarrhea or constipation. There can also be changes in the consistency of the stool.
  2. Blood clots in the stool: There can be a persistent bleeding when passing out the stools. In some cases, there can be a general discomfort and pain while passing the stool.
  3. Severe abdominal discomforts: Abdominal cramps and gas can be a regular occurrence. They would not respond to any digestive medications.
  4. Weakness or fatigue: The body tends to get weak and fatigued easily. Even performing essential activities can be a daunting task.
  5. Unexplained weight loss: Even after a proper diet, the body tends to lose weight. Weight loss can be categorized as one of the advanced stages of the disease.

The symptoms vary drastically depending on the size of cancer and the location in the large intestine. It is advisable to consult an oncologist if the symptoms mentioned above persist and it is also mandatory to have regularized screening after the age of 50.

Risk Factors
There are also certain important factors that have to be looked that may increase the risk of colon cancer. These include:

  1. Old age: It usually affects people more than the age of 50. Chances of it occurring in young people are very minimal.
  2. Inflammation of the intestine: Chronic inflammatory diseases of the intestine such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease can increase the risk of colon cancer.
  3. Genetics: Chances are that the genes could be passed on through the generation and family; thereby enhancing the likelihood of colorectal cancer.
  4. Diet: Fatty foods and foods that are low in fiber content can be one of the causes of colon cancer. People who are overweight and obese also increase their risk drastically.
  5. Smoking and alcohol: Smoking and drinking in excess levels increase the chances of getting colon cancer.
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Doctor will gastric or laryngitis leads to cancer. If it means at what stage. Please clarify me.

M.Ch - Oncology, MS - General Surgery, M.B.B.S., F.I.A.G.E.S.
Oncologist, Bhopal
Doctor will gastric or laryngitis leads to cancer. If it means at what stage. Please clarify me.
In a long run gastritis can lead to stomach cancer. So timely treatment can cure the gastritis and prevent from cancer.
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Breast Cancer - 11 Risk Factors You Must Be Aware Of!

M.Ch - Oncology, MS - General Surgery, M.B.B.S., F.I.A.G.E.S.
Oncologist, Bhopal
Breast Cancer - 11 Risk Factors You Must Be Aware Of!

Breast cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in the tissues of the breast. Mainly it occurs in females but less than 1% of all the breast cancer cases develop in males. The majority of breast cancers start in the milk ducts. A small number start in the milk sacs or lobules. It can spread to the lymph nodes and to the other parts of the body such as bones, liver, lungs and to the brain.

With more reliable early detection methods as well as the trend towards less invasive surgery, there is hope that even more women with breast cancer will be treated successfully and will go on to resume their normal lives.

Signs & Symptoms 
It is painless, especially, during the early stage. Watch out for the following changes in the breast:

  1. A persistent lump or thickening in the breast or in the axilla. 
  2. A change in the size or shape of the breast. 
  3. A change in the colour or appearance of the skin of the breast such as redness, puckering or dimpling. 
  4. Bloody discharge from the nipple. 
  5. A change in the nipple or areola such as scaliness, persistent rash or nipple retraction (nipple pulled into the breast).

Consult a doctor immediately if you notice any of these changes.

Risk Factors 
Being a woman puts you at risk of getting breast cancer. There are certain factors that increase the risk of breast cancer. Some of them have been listed below:

  1. The risk increases with age; most cases of breast cancer develop after the age of 50 
  2. Genetic alterations in certain genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 
  3. Family history of breast cancer 
  4. Being overweight 
  5. Early menarche (onset of menstruation before the age of 12) 
  6. Late menopause (after the age of 55) 
  7. Never had children 
  8. Late childbearing 
  9. No breast feeding 
  10. Excessive consumption of alcohol 
  11. Use of hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) for a long period of time

However, most women who have breast cancer have none of the above risk factors. Likewise, not having any of these risk factors does not mean that you will not get breast cancer.

Early Detection and Screening

More treatment options are available when breast cancer is diagnosed at an early stage and hence the chances of recovery is also higher. So regular breast screening is important for early detection even if there are no symptoms. Following are the ways of screening:

  1. Breast Self-Examination (BSE): Perform BSE once a month about a week after your menses are over. If you no longer menstruate, choose a date each month which is easy to remember e.g. your date of birth or anniversary.
  2. Clinical Breast Examination: Get a breast specialist to examine your breast once a year if you are 40 years and above.
  3. Mammogram: Go for a screening mammogram once a year if you are 40 to 49 years old and once every two years if you are 50 years and above even if you do not have any symptom. It is not recommended for younger women (less than 40 years of age) as they have dense breasts, making it difficult for small changes to be detected on a mammogram. So ultrasonography of the breasts is advisable to them.

Types of Breast cancer

  1. Non-Invasive Breast cancer: These are confined to the ducts within the breasts. They are known as Ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS).
  2. Invasive Breast cancer: It occurs when cancer cells spread beyond the ducts or lobules. Cancer cells first spread to the surrounding breast tissue and subsequently to the lymph nodes in the armpit (Axillary lymph nodes). These cells can also travel to the other parts of the body such as bones, liver, lungs or brain and hence known as metastatic breast cancer.

Making A Diagnosis 

If you notice any unusual changes in your breasts, you should see a doctor immediately. He will examine you clinically and may ask you to undergo some tests so that a definitive diagnosis can be made. Further, the staging work up is done to find out the stage of the disease and management accordingly.

Treatment options 
Treatment of breast cancer may include various methods such as surgery with or without breast reconstruction, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy and targeted therapy. Treatment options offered, depend upon the number of factors such as the stage of cancer and likelihood of cure, your general health and your preference. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I have bladder cancer (pT2). I underwent percutaneous nephrectomy owing to bilateral hydronephrosis which was delaying chemotherapy. standing could not be done as there was no voiding control and after PCN urine was collecting from the kidneys in two bags. The bags were filling normally until yesterday when the left side bag stopped filling and urine started coming into the bladder giving me pain. I would be grateful to know the reason this is happening and how serious this is.

M.Ch - Oncology, MS - General Surgery, M.B.B.S., F.I.A.G.E.S.
Oncologist, Bhopal
I have bladder cancer (pT2). I underwent percutaneous nephrectomy owing to bilateral hydronephrosis which was delayin...
Urine finds it's easiest path. So in stead of urine bag, urine might started comming from the ureter to urinary bladder because the effect of chemotherapy. But you should checked it done by the urologist who put the PCN.
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Hi I am 27 years old. I have fat tumors on arms stomach and back side. I Have done biopsy test which was normal. So to remove tumors what can I do?

M.Ch - Oncology, MS - General Surgery, M.B.B.S., F.I.A.G.E.S.
Oncologist, Bhopal
Hi I am 27 years old. I have fat tumors on arms stomach and back side. I Have done biopsy test which was normal. So t...
If large enough, cosmetically disturbing, or increasing in size rapidly then get it removed surgically else need not to worry and can be kept under observation.
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There is a minute swelling in right scrotum and some pain sometimes. What it can be? Is it something serious?

M.Ch - Oncology, MS - General Surgery, M.B.B.S., F.I.A.G.E.S.
Oncologist, Bhopal
There is a minute swelling in right scrotum and some pain sometimes. What it can be? Is it something serious?
Get it checked by Surgeon/urologist to rule out any thing serious. Without examining no body can suggest you whether it is normal thing or any thing else.
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How can we diagnose CANCER at an early stage. What type of tests you suggest. Kindly inform.

M.Ch - Oncology, MS - General Surgery, M.B.B.S., F.I.A.G.E.S.
Oncologist, Bhopal
Different kind of cancers have different screening tests. You can discuss what kind of screening test you should under go.
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My father have a cancer in his food pipe nd doctor's advice to do chemo and radiation therapy so I want to ask that what is the total estimate of this therapy Becoz we r from medium family we r not from rich family so Plss give me the total estimate of these therapy.

M.Ch - Oncology, MS - General Surgery, M.B.B.S., F.I.A.G.E.S.
Oncologist, Bhopal
Different centers have different cost of the treatment ,if you want to know about its cost at our centre at bhopal it's approximately Rs70, 000 to 120,000 (depending upon type of Radiotherapy) for carcinomas esophagus.
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My doctor is asking for rs. 45000/- for I-131 treatment after iodine test being done and confirmed presence of cancer nodule near thyroid, after being operated for complete thyroidectomy. Please advise me is it right?

M.Ch - Oncology, MS - General Surgery, M.B.B.S., F.I.A.G.E.S.
Oncologist, Bhopal
If indicated I131 should be given. Recently revised rates of radioactive Iodine has come. Treatment cost depends upon the dose of I131 ti be used and it can go up to the level you mentioned in metro cities.
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