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Dr. Bhawna Awasthy  - Oncologist, Delhi

Dr. Bhawna Awasthy

MBBS, DNB - Radiotherapy

Oncologist, Delhi

29 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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Dr. Bhawna Awasthy MBBS, DNB - Radiotherapy Oncologist, Delhi
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Dr. Awasthy is a clinical oncologist with 20 years of combined clinical-practice and clinical-research experience. She has been involved in medical treatment and radiation therapy of soli......more
Dr. Awasthy is a clinical oncologist with 20 years of combined clinical-practice and clinical-research experience. She has been involved in medical treatment and radiation therapy of solid tumors, and lymphomas. After 12 years at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, she moved into the private sector, and has been practicing oncology in major private hospitals in Delhi. Her research responsibilities have included developing, designing and conducting oncology clinical trials, for the pharmaceutical industry and for academic institutions. She has published in peer reviewed journals, and has made multiple presentations at national and international oncology conferences. She has held leadership positions in the industry, organizing and managing both oncology research and global drug development. Among other things, this has included the planning of oncology biomarker research capabilities for a network of oncology hospitals in India. Her responsibilities have included oncologist group engagement activities at an international level, development of research committees and ethics committee systems and processes, following the requirements of the US FDA in an Indian setting.
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Dr. Bhawna Awasthy is an experienced Oncologist in Vasant Kunj, Delhi. She has done MBBS. You can meet Dr. Bhawna Awasthy personally at Indian Spinal Injuries Center in Vasant Kunj, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Bhawna Awasthy and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Maulana Azad Medical College,New Delhi - 1989
DNB - Radiotherapy - University of Delhi, 1999 MD - Oncology - University of Delhi - 2001
Professional Memberships
Delhi Medical Council
Medical Council of India (MCI)

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Indian Spinal Injuries Center

Sector C, Vasant Kunj. Landmark: Near Vasant Valley School & Opposite Vasant Kunj Police Station, DelhiDelhi Get Directions
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Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital - Vasant Kunj

Sector B, Pocket 1, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg,Vasant KunjNew Delhi Get Directions
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High grade urothelial carcinoma t3b n0m0 8x3. 1 cm age 65. With cardiac blockage of 4 artery 90 to 100 percent .Doctors asked for cardiac bypass first. But cancer is getting worse. Is there any treatment for stopping cancer growth?

MBBS, MD(General Medicine), Fellowship Hemato - Oncology (Hemat-Oncology), DM(Medical Oncology), DNB(Medical Oncology)
Oncologist, Kolkata
Yes here there are two diseases. Cardiac and bladder cancer. Cardiac will take the priority first as it can cause immediate mortality. As for as bladder cancer is concerned, we need to have a definite plan. We need to aim at bladder preservation by using neoadjuvant chemotherapy and concurrent chemiradiotherapy. We have to keep radical cystectomy with ileal conduit as a salvage option.
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I am 40yrs. Since from one month, I have two white spots on my left breast. What is that? is that white patch which occurs? I was thinking it can be effect of body spray. But it has increased slightly in size. Kindly do advice, should I consult a doctor?

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), Fellowship in Dermatosurgery
Dermatologist, Belgaum
Mam if it is totally depigmented it could be vitiligo. If it still has some colour then it could be something else.
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Symptoms That May be Indicative of Colon Cancer

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma In Medicine, Fellowship In Medical Oncology
Oncologist, Kolkata
Symptoms That May be Indicative of Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is a medical condition where malignant cancerous growths mainly originate in the colon or the large intestine. Believed to be the sixth most common type of cancer prevalent in India (As per the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre), the colon cancer can metastasize and affect the other healthy body parts and organs.

The symptoms that may be indicative of colon cancer include:

  1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  2. A person may suffer from anemia (triggered by iron deficiency).
  3. Rapid and unexplained loss of body weight.
  4. There may be rectal bleeding (blood may also appear in the stool). There may also be pain and discomfort during the bowel movement.
  5. A person may experience extreme weakness and fatigue.
  6. Frequent diarrhea or constipation.
  7. A person may complain of abdominal pain and cramps.
  8. There may be a change in the consistency of the stool.

Unfortunately, in most cases, the symptoms associated with colon cancer may not appear in the initial stages, thus complicating the situation.

Prevention and management of Colon Cancer
A little alertness on your part can help to prevent colon cancer.

  1. Regular health checkups and screening: Whether the symptoms appear or not, health check-ups at regular intervals are a must. In addition to preventing colon cancer, regular health check-ups can also help to avert a host of other health complications. The screening tests for colon cancer are necessary for people who have a family history of colon cancer and also those who are above 50 years of age. The various screening tests for colon cancer include:

    • Colonoscopy (used to examine the inside of the colon for any abnormalities).
    • Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT)/Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) (These tests are carried out to detect the presence of blood in the feces).
    • The screening may also be done using Virtual Colonoscopy or Flexible Sigmoidoscopy.
  2. Forget the unhealthy lifestyle habits: Smoking and drinking (excessive) can be the chief contributors triggering colon cancer. Limiting your alcohol intake and quitting smoking will not only keep you healthy but also keep colon cancer at bay.
  3. Shed the extra pounds: The harmful effects of obesity are known to all. Obesity is considered to be one of the underlying factors that can trigger a colon cancer. A healthy body weight can go a long way in preventing colon cancer and keep you fit and active. Minimum 30 minutes exercise daily is all that you need to stay fit and healthy.
  4. Make healthy changes in the diet: If you want to prevent colon cancer, make your diet as healthy as you can. Enrich it with fruits, vegetables and food items that are rich in fibers, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Dietary fats (red meat or any other processed meats) are a strict no. Choose whole grain products over refined ones. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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What are the symptoms of uterus cancer how can we detect it and remedies to control it by home remedies.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Uterine cancers can present with irregular periods or bleeding following sexual intercourse. It may also present with persistent pain or unusual discharge from vagina. We can hope to detect it early by regular 3 yearly papa smears till the age of 65 years and routine ultrasound o the pelvis, so that it is more treatable then.
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He is suffering with bone cancer fourth stage. I want to know whether there is any treatment for curing this case.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Fourth stage bone cancers whether it may be osteogenic sarcoma or ewings sarcoma, it would be by chemotherapy. Sometimes if it is a solitary site of metastases then surgery can be performed if excision Is possible and excision doesn't bring functional morbidity.
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She took an ipill 3 days ago and now she’s feeling a little lump in her chest which is quite painful. Is it normal or what is it? Please help if some dosage is required! Asap.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship in EP
Cardiologist, Delhi
Breast lumps are very common and almost always harmless. Cancer lumps are painless, injury and hormonal lumps are painful.
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I have undergone surgery surgery for prostrate 10 yr ago. When can I start normal life and exercises.Please tell.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have undergone surgery surgery for prostrate 10 yr ago. When can I start normal life and exercises.Please tell.
Hello, although your question is not clear but if its only few days passed after the surgery and if there is pain and swelling in that area then you should take rest and avoid exercising. If its been many months after operation then you can do exercising and follow a normal routine life. Take care.
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My mother had a bleeding from right brest nipple. So she had an operation by general surgeon 2 months before. Then in biopsy test it found cancer. Then we consulted dr.in jaipur. He had done surgery to remove full breast. Now he said there is no need to have any treatment because in IHC report Er.

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), PG Diploma In Clinical Counseling, PG Diploma In Oncology & Haematology (A.M), Ayurveda (I) Certification, Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) (Cine-Med Inc. USA), Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Certificate Course in Homeopathic Oncology
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. As I understand, your mother has undergone a radical mastectomy, right breast. Was the axillary lymph node dissected too as a part of the surgery? I hope that she is recovering well now. Nevertheless, adherence to a mediterranean diet is highly recommended now. Emphatically, try eating a low fat diet, fibre rich foods including whole grain cereals, green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits and maintain an ideal body weight. Steamed fresh water fish prepared with extra virgin olive oil should be included in the diet plan too. Apart from the above-mentioned, a proper & active lifestyle with due focus on de-stressing, exercises & relaxation, and a long term hormone therapy as contextually appropriate can help reduce the risk of a relapse. Hope this helps. Do take care and all the very best.
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Hi, I have been detected with Ovarian Cancer stage IV in November 2014. I have been treated for the same with Chemotherapy and then surgery and then chemotherapy again. I was discharged fine in June 2015. Now disease has relapsed and chemotherapy is being given again, so wish to take another opinion -1. How can we prevent it to reoccur and how to live, 2. How to increase immunity of the of my body and other methods to prolong the re-occurrence.. I can send reports if required by the concerned specialist.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology, Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (FRSTM & H)
Oncologist, Delhi
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I have been detected with Ovarian Cancer stage IV in November 2014. I have been treated for the same with Chemoth...
Hi lybrate-user, stage 4 carcinoma is treated by chemotherapy only. If there is recurrence after chemo your doctor is needed to change the protocol. Though many agents are claimed to be immune builders but none is proved to the satisfaction. Even for the sake of giving immunostimulants I would suggest to take turmeric capsules and alovera juice along with chemotherapy.
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What are the symptoms of mouth cancer and what types of precautions and medicine. Should be taken?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Mouth cancers present as growth in the mouth. It can also be ulceration, bleeding from mouth, difficulty opening mouth, whitish or reddish patch etc maintain oral hygiene, take healthy diet, do not chew tobacco.
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