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Dr. Babita Singh

Oncologist, Delhi

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Dr. Babita Singh Oncologist, Delhi
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Dr. Babita Singh is one of the best Oncologists in Tis hazari, Delhi. She is currently practising at Dr. Babita Singh@St Stephens Hospital in Tis hazari, Delhi. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Babita Singh on Lybrate.com.

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I have listened that some american scientists invented the cure for cancers it true? Do you know any such cure for cancer?

DM - Oncology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Oncologist, Mumbai
Yes it's true, some cancer do have cure. Cancers diagnosed early also could be cured. E. G. All, aml, cml, cll, these leukemia has high cure rate. Also hodgkins lymphoma can be cured.
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What is symptoms of blood cancer. How to protect from it. And what are solution for it.

MD Radiation Oncology, ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist, DM Medical Oncology (Pursuing)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Blood cancer is a wide term and includes various types of leukemias. The common symptoms include repeated infections and severe weakness. Some may have enlarged spleen causing a swelling in left side of upper abdomen. Due to reduced platelets, there may be bleeding from different parts of the body including bleeding from nose and with stool. Hemoglobin is usually reduced severely. The treatment includes chemotherapy and in some cases, bone marrow transplantation. Some blood cancer like cml requires oral treatment. Maintaining healthy life is the only thing which can be done to protect from all sorts of cancer.
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I am 27 years old guy. I've a lump in right hand near biceps. Its neither different in colour nor paining. But i'm in concern regarding that. So what should I want to do. Is there any ointments available for dissolving that.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Please get it checked with doctor. Though it may be only lipoma, but can't say without examination.
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My cousin had noticed that he has cancer at stage of 3. The doctor planned to give radiation therapy. After that, a surgery to keep colostomy bag. He is 23 years old. Doctor asked him to save his sperms for future. Is there any possibility to avoid keeping colostomy bag?how long will he lead his life?

UICC International Fellow in Oncollogy , ESTRO certification in Head and neck oncology, MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Jamnagar
He might be having ca rectum. If sphincter saving is possible after radiation, colostomy can be avoided. Sperms should be preserved in sperm bank. Please send ct scan / pet scan report and biopsy report.
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She is not pregnant now, but her both breast secrets some milky white substance, when some presser give on the breast. I am so afraid. Is this serious issue?

Minimal invasive surgery in gynaecology, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DNB, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
As you said, she is not pregnant, it may be excess of a hormone prolactin. Pls do serum prolactin and tsh levels. This condition is known as galactorrhea.
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All About Mastectomies

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, DGO
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
All About Mastectomies

A mastectomy is surgical removal of a breast. The surgery depends on various factors and choosing a type of mastectomy best suited for an individual suffering from breast cancer requires experience and expertise. With advancing technology, there are more options available for women to opt for surgeries, which are minimally invasive and conserving in nature. Following are the various types of mastectomies and the factors, which influence them:

Types of Mastectomy

1. Total or simple mastectomy

This is a surgical procedure which involves complete removal of the breast including the nipple. The lymph nodes, which are small glands, are an important part of your immune system and are kept intact during the surgery. This form of surgery is most suitable if the cancer has not spread to the lymph nodes.

2. Preventive mastectomy

Preventive mastectomy, also known as prophylactic mastectomy, is an option for women who have a high risk of developing breast cancer. Preventive mastectomy reduces the risk of breast cancer by a huge margin. In certain cases, removal of the entire breast along with the nipple is advisable. Women who develop cancer on one breast often opt for preventive mastectomy and remove the other unaffected breast as well.

3. Partial mastectomy

Women who are in stage I or stage ii of breast cancer can choose this procedure. It is a breast conserving technique where the tumor is removed along with the tissue that surrounds it. It is followed up by radiation therapy on the remaining breast tissue, which terminates the cancer cells and stops them from spreading. There are two types of partial mastectomy, namely, lumpectomy and quadrantectomy.

4. Radical mastectomy

Although this procedure is almost out of use, it is still considered in case the cancer has spread to certain areas like the chest muscle. In this form of surgery, the breast is removed entirety along with muscles beneath it and the lymph nodes.

5. Modified mastectomy

It is a more commonly used procedure characterized by complete removal of the breast including underarm lymph nodes. The chest muscles are untouched in the procedure, therefore allowing a breast reconstruction to follow.

Factors influencing the type of mastectomy:

• Age of the individual

• Health in general

• Size of the tumor

• The spread of the tumor

• The rate of progression of the tumor

• Whether lymph nodes are affected or not

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I am 22 year old. Tell me what is the symptoms of Cancer? And how to lose weight?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
I am 22 year old. Tell me what is the symptoms of Cancer? And how to lose weight?
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells Leading to symptoms like palpable lump, unexplained weight loss, ulceration which doesn't heal, bleeding from Anywhere, prolonged fever, frequent infection, difficulty in swallowing, change in voice, change in bowelor bladder habits etc depending on organ affected. You must eat healthy, non fatty diet and do regular work out to lose weight.
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Sir, my friend suffering from blood cancer from last one year. The cancer is now in third stage. Sir, please tell me can the cancer can be cured if not please tell me how many days he will live in future from present.

MD - Radiothrapy, DNB
Oncologist, Mohali
Yes it can be cured or at least slowed down kindly send me the details nobody can put a timeline on life we just have to put in our best efforts.
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Net Qualified In Community Health And Social Medicine, M.Sc - Dietetics and Community Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Durgapur
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Should You Get a Mammogram?

MHA, PGDPMC, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Should You Get a Mammogram?

A mammogram is an imaging test where an X-ray is taken to recreate the internal imagery of your breasts. This is a screening test that is widely used to find the earliest signs of cancer. There have been instances where the early signs of cancer have been found up to three years before the actual development of the same. There are a number of benefits and risks in this screening method. So let us find out more about getting a mammogram, and whether or not you should get one.

  • Procedure: A special X-ray machine is used for conducting a mammogram. There is a clear plastic plate on which the specialist will place the breast while another plate will press on the breast from above. While both the plates serve to flatten the breast and hold it still, the X-ray will be taken. Some pressure will be felt and the same steps will be repeated so as to get the side view of the breasts. The same procedure will be repeated for the other breast. Meanwhile, once it is done, you will need to wait so that the technician can check for clarity, and whether or not the procedure needs to be done again. The results of this procedure cannot be relayed by the technician, and all the images will be different because all breasts are slightly different from each other.
  • Preparation: You will need to remember that the process can be a slightly painful one, especially once the pressure gets applied. Many women complain of discomfort and pain. Yet, this discomfort gets over before you know it. The pressure and pain will depend on the size of your breasts and how much they will have to be pressed in order to get a picture. The skill of the technician will also come into play here. One must remember not to get this procedure done a week or so before or after the menstrual cycle, as the breasts tend to be tender around this time, and the pain will be much more.
  • Radiologist: Within a few weeks after the procedure, the radiologist will usually deliver the result. This is the professional who does an accurate reading of the X-ray.
  • Normal and Abnormal Readings: If your mammogram result has a normal reading, then you can resort to getting one done every once in a while. But an abnormal reading will require further X-ray and tests so as to be able to tell for sure.
  • Why should I get one: If you are over 40 and have a family history of such ailments, then you will have to get a mammogram done regularly. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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Ayurvedic Remedies for Prostate Cancer

Skin Diseases Cancer Heart Diseases Musculoskeletal Disorders Male Sexual Disorders AIDS, Hypertension Diabetes Mellitus Blood Disorders Respiratory Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders Endocrine Disorders ENT Disorders, Gynecological Disorders Opthalmic Disorders Psychiatric Disorders Urological Disorders
Ayurveda, Indore
Ayurvedic Remedies for Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a small gland positioned around the urethra and is responsible for creating the fluid to be ejaculated that contains semen. Commonly described as the shape and size of a walnut, the prostate has many important functions within the male reproductive system. Reports of cancer of this organ have become very frequent. Ayurveda has very effective treatments that not only stop the spread of the cancer, but can actually cause partial or full remission.

Some Ayurvedic treatments for Prostate cancer:

  1. Haritaki and Terminalia Chebula: When mixed with honey and ghee, this medication is known to be very effective in treating anemia. However, it is also very effective in fighting tumors and cancer cells and thus is both a supplement to the body as well as fighter of illnesses.
  2. Amalaki or Emblica Officinalis: One of the most used and go to remedies within Ayurveda is amalaki which is frequently used to cure digestive problems. It is also an antioxidant and quickly drains out free radicals from within the body. This helps in cancer treatment, immunity boosting and improving metabolism.
  3. Vibhitaki or Terminalia Belerica: This is an excellent medication, which is very beneficial in purifying blood and removing toxins from the body. It is very good in increasing red blood cell count, which is very important when the body is fighting any form of cancer. Thus it is effective in the case of prostate cancer as well.
  4. Guduchi or Giloy: This medication is very good to fight calcium deficiency and is very effective at fighting infections as well. This is necessary to ensure that the body is protected while it is fighting the cancerous cells.
  5. Curcumin or Curcuma Longa: This is one of the wonder drugs being touted around as the next big thing in fighting cancer. Curcumin is the primary chemical in turmeric and is known to be very effective in the prevention of growth and spread of cancer cells.
  6. Punarnava or Boerhavia Diffusa: This is a great medication, which helps improve blood flow to and from the kidneys and also helps in increasing the count of red blood cells. All these properties make this particular species of flowering plant an absolute master when it comes to preventing prostate cancer.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a ayurveda and ask a free question.

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I have been operated for tongue cancer 2 weeks back which is operated with neck too. So report say my neck is now cure but my tongue report is like this. Distance of tumor frm base 0.6cm Lymph vascular invasion: present Final impression: invasive squamous cell carcinoma, conventional, grade 2, right lateral border of tongue, pT1 pN0. So whats next now. Doctor say for a radio therapy or operation which is best and tell me whats next step now?

Registrar in Surgical Oncology, Fellowship in Gynaecologic Oncology, Masters In Advanced Oncology, Fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery, Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Oncology
Oncologist, Mumbai
Though pt1, n0 is stage one cancer which after your surgery is now completely removed. As far as post operative radiation is concerned, it is given to reduce the chances of recurrence. However according to the present knowledge we have there is no advantage of radiation in stage 1 cancer. Having said that, there is a risk factor called lymph vascular invasion which is present in your case and sometimes in some cases, there is also something called perineural invasion present. Moreover in head neck cancers tongue malignancy is the most tricky. Hence some oncologist prefer radiation after surgery.
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What are symptoms of cancer, what are precautions to be taken to control it and which necessary medicines to be preferred?

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
Causes;-different types of cancers may be having different types of multiple causes, not any one, in some cancers--viruses have been detected. Adultrated foods, allopathic salts, hormonal drugs, chemical salts, paints, alcohol, smoking, constipation, unhealthy water, foods, uncompatible foods, excessive sex-loss of semen, industrial hazards, polluted air, acidity, arthritis, stones, unknown reasons etc. Are other causes. Prevention;;-- you can prevent cancers by avoiding its possible causes. Symptoms;--generally pain is main symptom but mainly depend upon the organs involved. Other symptoms can be -bleeding, obstruction, ulceration, fever, weakness, loss of appetite, indigestion etc. Etc. Early detection;;- is generally difficult. But lumps may be detected, palpable. Suddenly found when ever pain or some problem is there problem with cancers;;--is that they spread to other parts immediately after surgery-when cut or any time after surgery, may be within-5-10 years or 20 yrs. Results;;- some 80% die within 1-2 years, 10 %--live -------- longer for 5-10 yrs, 10%-escape death. ---------------------------------------- treatment cancer;;-- you may need 4-6 doctors/experts to cure a cancer, at different stages. -step- 1- diagnosis;- generally patients are referred from small clinics or town hospitals to big city hospitals, for complete checkup and diagnostic procedures, bcz only such centres are equipped with big machines/eqipments etc. -step -2-;-- supportive/symptomatic treatment;-- this is required at each stage and step everywhere. Patient may need blood, glucose, vitamins, fluids and life saving drugs, pain killers etc.- all the time. So the patient needs to be admitted in hospitals. You may need allopathic/ ayurvedic/ homeopathic/ naturopathic/ home remedies etc. -step-3-;;--curative treatment;- -tibetan therapy--medicine -cancero - course is the best -step-4-surgery;- may be required where tissues have become hard and degenerated and in irreversible cases or in cavities. -step-5- radiology;- may also be of some helpful in advanced cases. -step-6-chemotherapy;- I do not recommend it bcz of its multiple side effects.
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What are the symtions of lung cancer, whats its first stage, is it curable or not.

MBBS, MS- Surgery , M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , FIAGES
Oncologist, Delhi
Alarming signs of carcinoma lung: Cough that is persistent or gets worse Chest pain that is often worse with deep breathing, coughing, or laughing Hoarseness of voice Coughing out blood or rust-colored sputum (spit or phlegm) Breathlessness Infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia that don’t go away or keep coming back New onset of wheezing If lung cancer spreads to distant organs, it may cause Bone pain, headache/ seizures, jaundice
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What are the complications which can be possible after stomach cancer surgery? Please tell me in detail.

Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. Well, as far as I know and understand, following are the probable complications and side effects of a stomach cancer surgery - - being a difficult surgery often, there can be bleeding from the surgery, blood clots etc all. There can also be damage to nearby organs during the surgical procedure. - the patient will usually not be allowed to eat/drink anything for at least a few days post total or partial gastrectomy. This allows time for the digestive tract to heal properly. - while recovering from surgery, one may have side effects like nausea, heartburn, pain in abdomen, diarrhea etc all especially after taking food. Dumping of food into the intestines happens too quickly after eating. The side effects often get better over time though. - one will require to eat smaller meals, more frequently. This is dependent upon how much of the stomach is actually removed. - as a surgical removal (total/ partial) can interfere with vitamins absorption, one may require to be on vitamin supplements as appropriate. Last but not the least, having said the above-mentioned, I would advise you nevertheless to get in touch with an experienced/ expert onco surgeon specializing in gastric cancers, who can educate you more on the risks/ complications versus the benefits involved. You can take a decision accordingly. Also, I would like to emphatically add hereby that an integrative treatment (peri-operative) with natural/ alternative medicines can certainly help fasten recovery and get over convalescence soon. Hope this helps
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What are the symptom of blood cancer. Is any treatment available for blood cancer.

MS ( General Surgery)
Oncologist, Mandsaur
Introduction Leukaemia is usually treated with chemotherapy. Chemotherapy uses various anti-cancer drugs that forestall the growth of cancerous cells and prevent cancer metastasis. Your oncologist may administer a combination of two or more chemotherapy drugs or a single drug over a period of a few weeks or months. These drugs can be given intravenously or orally
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I am a female of age 16 yrs. I have just noticed that one of my breast is bigger than the other. I don't know from how many days it is. Why this is so? Is this any symptom of ovarian cyst or breast cancer? I am really very worried. Pls tell me.

M Ch. Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Durg
I am a female of age 16 yrs. I have just noticed that one of my breast is bigger than the other. I don't know from ho...
Dear user asymmetry of breasts is a very common finding and need not be worried until the size discrepancy is too much. Breast ptosis is the term used for loose breasts. It happens either with ageing as the skin and fibres in body become loose or in very lean patients or with sudden weight loss. Mastopexy is the surgical option for loose or assummetric breasts; in this the breast becomes firm and also is lifted from sagging. Giving proper shape to breast increases the aesthetic appearance of breasts. Consult a plastic surgeon for that.
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There is 3-4 cyst in left breast of my wife for 4 to 5 years can you tell me what it may be?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Cysts in the breast is small accumulative liquid in the tissue. Usually there are no symptoms but pain and swelling may occur. You should see a surgeon with the ultrasound of brest and have a diagnosis made and advice followed.
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Sir, I have received msg through whats up regarding cancer treatment imitinef mercelet tab will kills the cancer cells it is true or false,

DM - Oncology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Oncologist, Mumbai
Yes, it's true, this is the only targeted therapy started for blood cancer i. E. Chronic myloid leukemia initially, which have been very successful and beneficial to patient.
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