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Dr. Shayam Aggarwal

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Dr. Shayam Aggarwal is a popular Oncologist in Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi. You can consult Dr. Shayam Aggarwal at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital - Rajendar Nagar in Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shayam Aggarwal and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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All About Pulmonary Diseases

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
All About Pulmonary Diseases

Pulmonary diseases are some of the most commonly experienced health conditions all over the world. Millions of people suffer due to various causes including genetics, smoking, pollutants and infection. Now lungs are one of the most important and complex organs of the body. They are the apparatus through which oxygen enters and carbon dioxide gets expelled.

Lungs expand and contract on a constant basis to ensure that we can breathe properly. Let us find out more about lung or pulmonary diseases.

  1. Asthma: This is one of the most common and potentially fatal conditions that affect children and adults. It grips the airways formed by the bronchi which branch off into smaller tubes from the main trachea that holds them. This condition causes inflammation, and even spasms, which can lead to wheezing and breathlessness. The main triggers of asthma attacks include allergies, infections and pollutants that may escape into the airways.
  2. COPD: This is also known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder. It is an umbrella term used for various lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties due to an obstruction of the airways. Chronic bronchitis is one of the conditions that falls under COPD, and is usually characterised by persistent, hacking coughs.
  3. Cystic Fibrosis: This is another condition that affects the airways by causing poor passage of mucus from the bronchial tubes. This condition is a genetic one where the mucus that gathers eventually becomes a lung infection.
  4. Pneumonia: This is a condition that causes an infection in the alveoli, which are the tiny tubes that the airways branch into. These are air sacs that can catch myriad infections like pneumonia.
  5. Tuberculosis: This is also a kind of pneumonia, which is caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. This condition usually attacks the air sacs of the lungs and can be a potentially fatal disease if it is not treated on time. The patient will require immediate hospitalisation.
  6. Pulmonary Edema: This condition is caused by fluid leaks from the tiny blood vessels into the surrounding air sacs within the lungs. It can also be caused due to heart failure as well as back pressure which falls on the lungs. Direct injury to the lungs can also lead to this condition.
  7. Lung Cancer: This is a fatal disease which can be found in any part of the lungs. It has many forms and the type as well as the location usually determines the kind of treatment option that will be followed.
  8. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: When the lungs suffer a sudden injury which is usually caused by a bout of serious illness, it is called ARDS. Treatment involves the use of life support ventilation.
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I went for abdominal pelvic trasonography and as per results my prostate is. Moderately enlarged in size. Also parenchymal calcification noted. It measures 4.9:x3. 8x4.0 CMS.(vol. _40 cc). Impression is moderate prostatomegally. Consulting Doctor advice surgery. I am 59 years old male and diabetic. Though I can't control urination no problem while passing urine. Please let me know if surgery is required and if it can be cured through medicine. Thanks.

MBBS, MRCGP ( UK), Diploma in Diabetes (UK), DFSRH (UK), DRCOG (UK)
Endocrinologist, Hyderabad
I went for abdominal pelvic trasonography and as per results my prostate is. Moderately enlarged in size. Also parenc...
Hello Sir, You can try medication for 3-6 months and see if it helps with your symptoms. Your urologist can prescribe you the medication. A particular tablet which the urologist may prescribe needs to be taken for atleast 6 months before you can see some benefit. Hence the time period of 6 months that I mentioned above. Another type of tablet cans how improvement in 3 months. If after 6-9 months your symptoms have not improved then you can consider surgery. Hope this helps you Thank you.
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My brother of age 26years, he has smoking habit. And let me know the symptoms for cancer?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Please ask him to stop smoking immediately, as it increases the risk of many cancers. Some of the common symptoms of cancer are persistent cough, breathlessness, blood in sputum, recurrent chest infections, change in voice.
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How to clean a smokers lungs? What are the precautionary measures to avoid lung cancer & throat cancer?

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. First and foremost, one must quit smoking. Again, it does not necessarily mean that everybody who smokes gets cancer. Smoking does increase the risk, though, of getting cancer. Simultaneously, it exposes one to various lung ailments too. I would advise you to go for a healthy and balanced diet and maintain a regular and active lifestyle with due focus on daily exercises, yoga/ 'pranayam' (/breath control), de-stressing and relaxation. Try including more of deep green leafy vegetables, whole grain cereals, omega-3 fats and fresh seasonal fruits in your daily diet. Preferably, go for a mediterranean diet for maximum benefits. Staying well hydrated is important too. Dietary supplementation of B vitamins especially vitamin B6, in contextually appropriate doses, is known to reduce the risk of lung cancer. The above-mentioned mostly stands good for throat/ oral cancer too. The dietary guidelines apart, including fresh drumstick, neem, cranberry etc is known to contribute to chemo-prevention too. Additionally, do take care of your oral hygiene on a day-to-day basis. Would recommend a regular dental / ENT check up (every 6 months) too, to be on a safer side. Hope this helps. Do take care and all the very best. Sincerely,
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I suffer from enlarged prostate. For many years I am taking medication. But I don't think I am getting better. Any remedy without surgery. I am 77. Taking Dutas and Urimax. Frequent urination in the nights.

Sexologist, Mumbai
I suffer from enlarged prostate. For many years I am taking medication. But I don't think I am getting better. Any re...
Avoid drinking water 4 hrs before sleep. Do kegel exercises. Ie contraction n relaxation of anal muscles, atleast twice a day, 25 times at once. Masturbate once a week atleast. It will definitely prevent you from surgery. Don't worry about PSA TEST and its values.
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I have pain near buttock n anal. But it feels like there is a tumor over there. When I touch it pain. I can feel the difference between both buttocks. What it could be. What type of doctor I should be concerned.in my precious query I did not mention anything about any kind of tumor. please help.

MBBS
General Surgeon, Hubli-Dharwad
Anal pain also known as proctalgia common causes:- 1.anal fissure-An anal fissure is a small tear in the skin of the anus that can be caused by passing a large or hard poo. Symptoms of an anal fissure can include: a severe, sharp pain when doing a poo a burning or gnawing pain that lasts several hours after doing a poo rectal bleeding – you may notice a small amount of blood on the toilet paper after you wipe Anal fissures can be very painful, but many heal on their own in a few weeks. Increasing the amount of fibre in your diet, drinking plenty of fluids and taking laxatives and over-the-counter painkillers can help. If the pain persists, you may need special ointment that relaxes the ring of muscle around your anus. Occasionally, surgery may be needed to help the fissure heal. 2.Haemorrhoids (piles) Haemorrhoids (piles) are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels that are found inside or around the bottom. They're often thought to be caused by straining on the toilet as a result of prolonged constipation. In many cases, haemorrhoids don't cause symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they may include: bleeding after doing a poo an itchy bottom feeling like there's a lump in or around your anus soreness and redness around your anus anal pain, if the blood supply to the haemorrhoid becomes blocked or interrupted – for example, by a blood clot The symptoms often pass after a few days. Increasing the amount of fibre in your diet, drinking plenty of fluids and taking laxatives and over-the-counter painkillers can help. If the blood supply to the haemorrhoid has been blocked by a clot, a simple procedure can be carried out to remove the clot under local anaesthetic (where the area is numbed). 3.Anal fistulas and abscesses An anal fistula is a small tunnel that develops between the end of the bowel and the skin near the anus. It's usually caused by an infection near the anus resulting in a collection of pus (an abscess). Symptoms of an anal fistula or abscess can include: a constant, throbbing pain that may be worse when you sit down skin irritation around the anus passing pus or blood when you poo swelling and redness around your anus a high temperature (fever) Your GP may prescribe antibiotics if an abscess is picked up early on. If it persists, it may need to be drained in hospital, possibly under general anaesthetic (while you're asleep). If a fistula develops, surgery will usually be needed because they rarely heal by themselves Less common causes of anal pain When to get medical advice Many common causes of anal pain will improve with simple self-care treatments, so you don't always need to see your GP. But it's a good idea to see your GP if: your pain is severe your pain doesn't improve after a few days you also experience rectal bleeding Don't feel embarrassed to see your GP – anal pain is a common problem that they're used to seeing. Your GP can try to work out what the problem is and give you treatment advice. They'll probably ask to see your bottom and may carry out a rectal examination (where they gently insert a gloved finger into your bottom) to check for any abnormalities. If the cause is not immediately obvious, they may refer you to a specialist for advice and further tests.
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Meri mother ko tounge cancer tha jo k 4 stage k aur unka operation ho chuka h aage k liye Dr. n radiation k liye bola h jo k only 6 time weekly hona h kya iske baad chemo k bhi jrurt hogi ya radiation kafi h aur kya phle chemo hota h ya radiation. Plzz tell me.

MBBS, MD, CCEPC, FISSP, OBS, NFPM
Oncologist, Delhi
All cancers can not be treated by chemo radiation. May not benefit in stage 4 cancer. Recent research tells that unnecessary chemo may reduce quality & life span too. Take Pain treatment from proper qualified Interventional pain specialist doctor. Pain definitely can be controlled / treated at any stage of cancer. Pain relief needs dedicated pain management treatment usually offered by Pain specialist doctors. ACCN is proud to have one of the best pain specialist doctors of India. Pain management and cancer treatment goes side by side. Demand a pain free cancer treatment. Can further discuss it in detail with me on lybrate.
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My father is having stage 4 colon cancer and he is having chemotherapy. Cancer spread over liver and lung lower left part. He is confident. What is the success rate and life expectancy?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Stage four cancer colon, already spread to liver lung, prognosis is grim. Treatment is directed to get better quality of life.
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I am 20 year old girl, I'm suffering from itching on breast. Now-a-days its too much, I have not yet taken any precaution. Let me know what best I can do. I wondering whether it is breast cancer or not. Please do let me know.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user hi don't worry it's not cancer itching is due to excess perspiration. Keep part clean & dry. Apply dusting powder like nebasulf powder 2-3 times a day. For sometime avoid very tight brassiere. Consult later if problem thanks regards.
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Can vitamin and mineral supplements prevent cancer and Will eating red and processed meat give me cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, minerals and vitamins do enhance immunity and make body strong enough to fight any genetic changes and prevent from cancer. Red meat is rich in fatty content and fatty diet is one of the risk factors, though we cannot say for sure that one consuming it will definitely have cancer.
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How to clean my heart. How to prepare health food. Which symptoms in cancer. How to check my weight?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, you must eat healthy food containing fresh vegetables, fruits, dry fruits, avoid fatty and spicy food, avoid junk food. You should for regular health check up and screening for checking both cardiac status and rule out, cancer. Cancer may present as painless lump, bleeding, ulceration, abnormal bleeding, weight loss, difficulty in swallowing etc anything depending on site. You can check your weight by using weighing machine and maintain a chart to watch for significant weight loss.
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My mother, 64, is a patient of Rheumatoid Arthritis for the last 25 years and on Allopathic treatment from AIIMS for the last 14 years (on Tab. Methotraxate). She has been advised to undergo knee replacement surgeries (both knees) and hip surgeries (both hips). She is a diabetic taking one tablet a day (before breakfast), through the disease is in control. She had undergone a surgery for Thyroid cancer from AIIMS in 2001 and on medicine for thyroid (for whole life). She takes tobacco daily 4-5 times since last more than 15 years. She has undergone LE Retina Detachment surgery from AIIMS in August, 2014 and January, 2015 (Oil Removal), as also, for Cataract. Her vision (without specs) now is not more than 30%. I would like to know whether alongwith medicines of thyroid, diabetes and arhritis, can she take homeopathic medicine. Actually, I am afraid that she might get cancer due to chewing of tobacco, as she once had (thyroid cancer), for which she got operated at AIIMS in 2001. Can she take any cancer preventive homeo medicine? Also, can she take homeo medicine for increasing eye power? I would be thankful if a satisfactory reply is given considering the above position of my mother. I am a supporter of homeo treatment and always advise others to take homeo medicines instead of alloepathic treatment, as this is the best treatment having no side effects and long lasting positive effects on body. Eagerly waiting for a reply. Regards, 9891422924

Take bryonia 30- 4 pills - daily 4 times for three months take carcinocin 1m mother tincture 5 to 10 drops in half cup of water at night weekly ones .For three months
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I want to know the symptoms of cancer and how it can be cured. What are remedies to cure it and I cannot get sleep during night. Do help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I want to know the symptoms of cancer and how it can be cured. What are remedies to cure it and I cannot get sleep du...
Weight loss and positive biopsy report and with local symptoms are few things considered to be labeled as cancer and tip- I will suggest you to take a shower with warm water or just wash your face, forearms, legs with soap and water at bedtime for a peaceful sleep.
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I want to know that what is cancer? Can cancer spread from one person to another?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
no cancer does not spread from person to person. it is a disease where growth of one particular type of cells becomes unregulated and it interferes with the working of other cells
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How to know cancer come back after surgery and radiation of endometrial carcinoma stage 1b grade3.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
You have to be on regular follow up and do scanning and follow up to check for relapse. Six monthly CECT abdomen and pelvis for atleast two years along with clinical examination.
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My father has been diagnosed with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Stage 4 with primary tumour in his Left Upper Lung and metastasis in Liver and Bone. The biopsy report has confirmed it to be adenocarcinoma. The cancer was detected while he was admitted at a hospital in Mumbai and was undergoing treatment for Acute Paraplegia which happened on 02 Nov 16, due to arteries-Venous Fistula at D-10 level resulting in oedema/ ischemia of the spine from D-5 to Conus. After two failed attempts of embolization, towards treatment of the AVF, surgical clipping of the fistula was undertaken on 10 Nov 16. As part of post-operative rehabilitation therapy for his paraplegia, he was given 65 session of Hyper-basic Oxygen Therapy at 2.4 ata pressure for about two and a half month and about two hour of Physiotherapy for the same duration. My father was recovering well and had started walking with the help of support (walker). MRI of the spine taken in mid Jan & Mid June 2017 indicates that the spinal cord oedema had improved significantly, although atrophy of the spine cord is still present. He complained of wheezing and breathing difficulty and towards ascertaining the cause a X-ray was taken on 23 Feb 17 which showed massive pleural effusion in his left lungs. A series of tests followed with the ultimate result as NSCLC Stage 3B. He was started with CCRT treatment which concluded on 05 May 17. During the treatment he was given daily dose of radiation therapy using IGRT (60 Gy/ 30 #/6 weeks) and weekly chemotherapy with paclitaxel (150 mg) & Carboplatin (300 mg) for 6 weeks. Despite the treatment, the cancer is advancing and has now spread to Liver and Bones as brought out in his latest PET CT report. Lung tissue which was obtained during CT guided biopsy conducted in the month of Mar 17, before the CCRT treatment was started, has tested positive for EGFR mutation – “E746_A750del is detected in EXON 19 of EGFR gene”. The medicine oncologist has however said that the gene profiling of the primary tumour tissue is not sufficient for starting Targeted Therapy and gene profiling of a tissue obtained from any of the metastatic site is necessary for the same. Three procedures have been undertaken to obtain tissue sample from the metastases site, twice from the liver and once from the pleural deposits, and all the three times the cancerous tissue could not be obtained. Due to non-availability of conformed cancerous tissue from the metastases site, a firm treatment plan has yet not been made for my father. In the meantime, the doctor has recently started my father on Erlotinib 150 mg OD as there has been considerable delay in his next phase of treatment due to non availability of metastases cancerous tissue. Could you please help me by answering the following:- 1.Can you suggest anything towards treatment of my father? 2.Is gene profiling of tissue from a metastases site absolutely necessary for starting targeted therapy for my father? 3.I read online that Erlotinib or Afatinib can be used as Targeted Therapy for patient with EGFR Lung cancer mutation. Is this true? If yes, will a daily tablet of these drugs be sufficient for his next phase of treatment, or a concurrent conventional chemotherapy is also required? 4.Can 65 session of Hyper-basic Oxygen Therapy at 2.4 ata given at a stretch of about 80 days, with a daily dose of 02 hour be a cause of his cancer? I have read it online that the oxygen free radical produced during HBOT treatment can cause cancer.

MS, DNB (Surgical Oncology)
Oncologist, Jodhpur
Hi lybrate-user, You summarize the case very well. I understanding of your case says, he has Ca lung adenoca, treated with dCTRT, that progressed and now disseminated disease, which is not curable by any means. The goal of the treatment in such cases would be palliative only, which means to increase longevity without causing much side effects of the drugs and reduce his problem. Now going towards your questions, 1&2. At this juncture, Gene profiling is not necessary for me but to start the EGFR targeted medicines, which includes Erlotinib/Gefitinib or Afatinib. Usually patients with such mutation as in your case responded but unfortunately not for the indefinite period but averagely 6 to 10 months. On progression, you have to get the gene profiling to see the change in the mutational status. You can refer to NCCN guidelines or American cancer society information. 3. Your father should receive, targertd therapy only, no chemotherapy for sure. It is proven better than chemotherapy in terms of Quality of life and progression free survival (average duration to progress on Treatment) 4. Regarding etiology or causation of lung cancer, HBOT not implicated for such cancers. And more so any carcinogen if cause cancer, it has a reasonable time to show its effects, like you must have seen chronic (long term) smokers will develop lung cancer. HBOT cause local hypervascularization and produce free radicles, so many studies tried see its role as a carcinogen, but tilll date it is not proven carcinogen as per ICAR. Hoping it solves your query. It is nice to see a son is keen and read in-depth about his father's illness. Good luck for further treatment.
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