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Dr. V.K. Saxena

Oncologist, Delhi

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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
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Dr. V.K. Saxena is a renowned Oncologist in Okhla, Delhi. You can meet Dr. V.K. Saxena personally at Holy Family Hospital in Okhla, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. V.K. Saxena on Lybrate.com.

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Am I more at risk if my relatives have cancer and what do cancer stages and grades mean?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Not all cancers are inherited, only approx 5-7 %!may be inherited, rest may be due to acquired mutations Caused by some carcinogens. Stages are size and spread of disease, Grade means aggressiveness of disease.
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My grand mom is suffering from cancer. What are the necessary steps in order to relief her pain?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Which cancer and what part is affected. Please specify. For pain relief, if it is bone pain, apart from good analgesics, some times radiation therapy does wonders. We need more details about disease.
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What are the symptoms of brain tumour? What is the difference between blood cancer and brain tumour?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, brain tumour present as mass lesion in the brain and since the brain control the whole body symptoms will depend on area effected. It may be headache, vomiting, neurological deficit, abnormal behaviour, weakness of limbs or a part of body, seizures or fits, difficulty in speaking etc. Blood cancer is tumour of one of the components of blood mostly white blood cells or leukaemia and brain tumour is tumour of brain.
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Hi, I am 27 years old. From last one month I am having pain in my right nipples and right shoulder blades. What can be the reason. I am worried about having breast cancer. But in my family history there's no sign of such diseases. Please help me out.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Shoulder pain & armIt is called as peri arthritis shoulder and for that you can do hot water fermentation and ice therapy at home. If you have shoulder pain then the stiffness will develop more that might make the arm to have less improvement which might make you to feel more pain the arm. And also cervical pillow can be used which might make you to have better posture of the shoulder neck and arm.
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My prostate is enlarged and have 8.6 mm stone in ureter line. Which is the effective remedy for this?(age=62 yrs)

BAMS, PG-Diploma In (Cosmetology & Laser Therapy)
Ayurveda, Kolhapur
My prostate is enlarged and have 8.6 mm stone in ureter line. Which is the effective remedy for this?(age=62 yrs)
Prostate enlargement is common in this age so don't worry about that. Take some anti inflammatory drugs to subside the swelling. For stone you can take diuretics so that it will be flushed out easily Considering your condition you can take cap. Stonvil 2 cap three times a day tab. Punarnavadi guggul 2 tab thrice a day tab. Triphala guggul 2 tab thrice a day tab. Gokshuradi guggul 2 tab thrice a day for at least 15 days then gradually decrease the dose.
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How cancer I'll be detected? What is devices of cancer and what are the medicine.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery, M.R.C.S. England, M.Ch. Surgical Oncology, DNB Surgical Oncology, FEBS Surgical Oncology, DNB General Surgery, MNAMS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FEBS Breast Surgery, FACS, Fellowship IFHNOS & MSKCC USA, Fellowship in breast and oncplastic Surgery
Oncologist, Mumbai
Cancer is usually detected when it causes symptoms. Some cancers like cervical cancer (pap smear), mouth cancer (examination), Breast cancer (mammogram) and prostate cancer (PSA level) can be diagnosed at an early stage by screening. Once the cancer is detected, the Biopsy is usually done to confirm the diagnosis (except in kidney or brain cancer). Imaging may be done to see the local extent and distant spread of cancer. The treatment differs according to the site and stage of the disease. The modalities like surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal therapy may be used. If you want to discuss this further or regarding any specific cancer or symptom, feel free to contact me directly.
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What You Should Know About Pap Smear Test

DNB, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
What You Should Know About Pap Smear Test

A Pap Smear is a screening test done to to test for occurrence of uterine cancer. Carried out in a quick and simple way to extract a sample, the sample is collected from the cervix area of a woman during a pelvic exam. The examination of the sample takes place under a microscope thereafter to find abnormalities that can point towards cancer and pre cancer changes.

There are many reasons why women should get a pap smear screening done:

  1. Women who are HIV positive should get this test done regularly so as to detect any anomalies in the cervix. This condition usually comes with higher risk of infections and cancer, which is why regular screening is required.
  2. Age is also another factor and women over the age of 30 should go through an annual screening on a compulsory basis. This is also true for women who have been through pregnancy and childbirth.

Preparing for a Pap Smear: To prepare for a pap smear test, you need to ensure that you are not menstruating at the time. Also, you may want to avoid sexual activity just before the test so as to get the most accurate readings. During the process, remember to stay calm and relax your body physically.

Procedure: The pap smear procedure is a quick one that might be only slightly uncomfortable. This test is usually carried out on the examination table at the gynecologist's clinic. The legs will need to be spread and placed in stirrups. The doctor will insert a speculum to hold open the vaginal opening so that the spatula can be inserted easily to take a sample from the area. This sample of the cells will be tested in a lab after due preservation.

Test Results: The test results can either be normal or abnormal. An abnormal result does not point at the presence of cancer. Rather it can simply mean that abnormal cells exist in the cervix. The doctor may ask you to go through these tests and screening more frequently so as to study the anomalies in a more detailed manner.

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Things You Can Do for a Healthy Prostate

Fellowship In Andrology, DNB-Urology , MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Urologist, Hyderabad
Things You Can Do for a Healthy Prostate

The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ at the base of the urinary bladder and urethra is a thin tube that carries urine out of the penis. It runs through the prostate gland. A fluid produced by this gland helps to carry sperms produced by the testes outside during intercourse.

Following things can be done for maintaining a healthy prostate:

  1. Eat fruits and vegetables: Including fruits and vegetables in your diet can help to maintain a healthy prostate. Guava, papaya, tomato and watermelon are some of the options that spell good for your prostate. Vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts should also be included to boost the health of the gland. Ideally, you should have about 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
  2. Have selenium-rich foods: Having foods rich in selenium (a powerful trace mineral) like tuna, eggs, cashews, onions, garlic, etc can reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer.
  3. Workout to stay fit: Exercising regularly and maintaining an optimum weight can help to keep your prostate gland at an optimal health. Several types of research have revealed the beneficial aspects of exercising. It's said that physically active men are less likely to suffer from enlarged prostate if they performed a physical activity of low to moderate intensity. Likewise, physically active men who ran for 90 to 108 minutes are 20% less likely to develop erectile dysfunction.
  4. Have more soy products: Eating more soy products like tofu, soy flour, soy nuts can help to keep cancer of the prostate at bay. A study published in the British Journal of Urology International revealed that men who had soy products saw a 40% decrease in their risk of developing an enlarged prostate.
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Am a blood cancer patient. Can I have sex with my wife without barriers. Will she get affected? Is she become pregnant. Will the baby too get affected?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
You must be receiving chemotherapy, in that case she shouldn't conceive for a while as some chemotherapy agents may cause foetal deformity and malformations. You can choose alternative contraceptive in case you don't want to use barrier methods.
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