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Dr. Vikas Mahajan

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Surgical Oncology

Oncologist, Chennai

29 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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Dr. Vikas Mahajan MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Surgical Oncology Oncologist, Chennai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Vikas Mahajan is a trusted Oncologist in Teynampet, Chennai. Doctor has over 29 years of experience as a Oncologist. Doctor has completed MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Surgical Oncology . You can visit him/her at Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital in Teynampet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vikas Mahajan and consult privately on

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MBBS - Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi - 1989
MS - General Surgery - IP University Delhi - 1993
MCh - Surgical Oncology - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), Chennai - 1996
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)


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Oncologist, Faridabad
NCI website issues guide lines for cancer management both for public and physicians. Sometimes for general public it is difficult to comprehend and they may be simplified and rewritten for better understanding with ofcourse acknowledged fact of its origins. These guidelines are nothing different than what we practice or learn from our texts and experience So sometimes it feels copied though it may be original. The idea of writing blogs is not to gain publicity but to make general public more aware of this problem and prevention.
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My uncle age 49 years .his brain tumor byspi report shows- Sections examined show a tumour with features of diffuse large cell lymphoma, B-cell type. Immunohistochemestry for CD20 is strongly +ve & -ve for CD3. My question is it curable or not. Which hospital better for me treatment my uncle. please suggest me.

MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Ahmedabad
Hi, primary cns lymphoma is a curable disease, Kindly do investigation mri brain, CSF cytology, MRI spine, ophthalmologist reference, bone marrow biopsy. After proper staging disease is localised, then go for induction chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy then consolidation chemotherapy.
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Its an urgency. please tell me how many biopsy shld I go for to confirm cancer? And which hospital's biopsy report is treatable? please help me.

DM - Oncology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Oncologist, Mumbai
Diagnosis of cancer is done by biopsy, so one can have as many as biopsy till he gets diagnosis confirmed when has high suspiciousness.
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Obesity And Cancer

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
General Physician, Bangalore

Obesity and wellness

How obesity could lead to increased risk of cancer?

Local inflammation or organ inflammation

People who are obese are more likely than normal weight individuals to develop chronic local inflammation affecting organs which over time can cause dna damage and lead to organ cancers.

Insulin and cancer

People who are obese over time are often found to have increased blood levels of insulin and insulin-like growth factor-1 (igf-1). High levels of insulin and igf-1 may promote the development of colon, kidney, prostate, and other endometrial cancers. Insulin resistance due to obesity is a risk factor cancer.

Hormones play havoc

Fat cells produce what are called as adipokines, which are hormones that may stimulate or inhibit cell growth. An adipokine called leptin, which is responsible for promoting controlled cell proliferation in the blood increases with increasing body fat which could over time trigger uncontrolled cell proliferation. 
Higher amounts of estrogen produced by fat tissue, can drive the development of some cancers, such as breast and endometrial cancers

Here are the immediate steps to be taken by people who have been obese for over years now to reduce risk of cancer.

1. Immediately stop consumption of any processed food (processed dairy derivatives, processed cold storage food, canned food, sodas, ready to eat packs, instant noodles all fast food).

2. Your diet should consist of green leafy vegetables as they have anti-carcinogenic and blood purification properties, pules bell peppers, broccoli, sweet potato and peanuts for balanced intake of proteins, healthy fat which is essential for regulated cell functioning and complex carbohydrate rich in nutrients. Depending upon your metabolic type it is always better to develop a diet that best suites you in consultation with your nutritionist.

3. Add turmeric to your daily diet, (anti-inflammatory properties) refer to my postings on turmeric to have a complete understanding of how it helps and simple every day recipes to include turmeric into your diet.

4. Stop using processed oils for making your dishes and start using virgin coconut oil or virgin olive oil

5. Go for 21 days (minimum) detoxification program by carving out a diet (completely natural diet) that will flush out oxidants, toxins from the body.

6. Periodic fasting helps in reducing obesity as well as decreasing the risk of cancers.

This when followed consistently for at least 2 months, will reduce the risk of cancer in people who are obese for over years now. Consequently it is required to make certain lifestyle changes a must and a priority through out your life. You could refer to my previous postings on obesity for this.

Aged 31 I suffered from disease name lymphoma since 2014 my treatment is completed abvd kimo and radiation tell me after treatment preconditions and protection about my life secure.

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist, Howrah
You had hodgkin lymphoma. The prognosis of this disease is good. Although rare, recurrence can occur. For that reason regular checkup is necessary. After successful treatment, patients are usually followed up every 3 months for initial 2 years and every 6 months for next 3 years. What investigations to be performed during follow up depends on initial extent of disease.
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What are the symptoms of external and internal organ cancer and what are the precautions for them?

Oncologist, Faridabad
External organs may be visible externally like breast, skin etc. May present as lump, ulceration, discharge etc Internal organ are within the body, may have mass lesion or space occupying lesion presenting as pain, indigestion, bleeding, constipation, difficulty in swallowing, Breathing difficulty, altered voice etc depending on organ affected.
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Sara aunty has breast cancer. She has recently knew about her new disease. So please help her.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES(Fellowship in minimal access surgery), FMAS (Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery)
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
hello Aarif. your aunty needs thorough work up and evaluation. please do not delay and take her to a good oncocenter.
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My mom 45 years old, right neck level 3 recurrence of suggestive squamous cell carcinoma well differentiated perineal invasion identified which case known as tongue cancer op/rt/ct Please tell me what is the current situation of my mom health because now doctor said we gave all treatment now nothing possible. But she had surgery last September and rt/ct. And again surgery done this may after that we not taken any treatment doctor given only methotrexate chemo Drug's because they said for the first time only she received all treatment until 2 years we can't suppose to give any palliative chemo/DR. Sir is this the same related to tongue cancer or this is new cells like skin cancer because now we have only options trying some ayurvedic medicine so if we know exactly about this that we can get suitable medicine.

Diploma in Radio Therapy, MBBS, DNB Resident
Oncologist, Chennai
A recurrent head and neck cancer after a definitive surgery and RT and CT, carry a poor prognosis and disease free survival is definitely less. Your doctor might have advised you the same as well. The drug you have mentioned, is known to reduce the extent of skin involvement and has shown good local control in several head an neck cancer. So follow whatever advice you have received from the treating physician. The effect of alternative medicines can neither be denied nor commented upon since the effect of it varies from individual to individual and it can't be explained by practitioners of Modern medicine. Wish you all the best.
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Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Diet and cancer facts.
High fibre in diet prevents cancer of colon,prostrate and breast,as high fibre in diet inactivate carcinogens in diet.
Persons eating red meat which is low in fibre are having higher chances of colon cancer.
A balanced plant based diet having variety of vegitables,fruits soy,nuts,whole grain and beans can lower risk of developing cancer.
Eating vegitables containig carotenoids such carrot and sprout may reduce risk of cancer of mouth,lung,laryx and pharyx.
Diet high on non starchy food such as brocholi,spinach and beans may protect against cancer of stomach and oesophagus.
Fruit like citrus and amla have vit. Cand A and protect against cancer of lung and stomach.
Food high in lycopene like tomatoes,melon and guava can reduce risk of cancer of prostrate.
Drink lot of water as it excrete all toxins from body and reduces chances of cancer.It also inhances immunity.
Limit your consumption of salt to 2.4 gm /day,which reduces risk of stomach cancer.
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