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#117, Marine Lines. Landmark: Next To Liberty Cinema, Mumbai Mumbai
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Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre is known for housing experienced Oncologists. Dr. Amit Gandhi, a well-reputed Oncologist, practices in Mumbai. Visit this medical health centre for Oncologists recommended by 84 patients.

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I have hit on breast, 4 days ago. Take medicine and oil ment. But I don't relief pain. What should I do?

Doctor of Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Raipur
Get some ice packs done on affected area for two three times, ten minutes each time. If symptoms persists you personally consult a Doctor, Get well soon.
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How Ayurveda Helps Treat Skin Cancer?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - General Surgery
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
How Ayurveda Helps Treat Skin Cancer?

Skin is a very vital organ of your body as it protects your body from external injuries and also helps in regulating your body temperature. The gradual development of cancer cells on your skin region is known as skin cancer. Skin cancer is a very common disease that is affecting people worldwide. Many causes are responsible for skin cancer.

Some of them are stated as follows:

  • Overexposure to sun rays. The Ultraviolet rays can cause serious damage to your skin that can lead to cancer.
  • Sun burns may also result in the development of cancer cells
  • Frequent exposure to toxic chemical substance can also trigger skin cancer.
  • A frail immune system may also contribute to skin cancer.
  • Certain scars on your skin, if left untreated, may become cancerous and eventually lead to skin cancer.
  • Consuming unhealthy foods and being unhygienic may also lead to skin cancers.

Skin cancer may develop all over your body or on any particular region of your skin. It can spread to other parts of your body rapidly. The symptoms of skin cancer depend on the type of your cancer.

Some of the common symptoms of skin cancer are as follows:

  • A sore on your skin that cannot be healed
  • Swelling of your skin
  • You may also get an itching sensation frequently
  • Appearance of bumps
  • Bleeding of the affected areas
  • Appearance of reddish spots
  • A bleeding mole

Skin cancer is absolutely curable if treated at an early stage. Ayurveda offers effective remedies for treating skin cancer.

They are mentioned below:

  1. Panchakarma therapy is the most effective treatment for healing skin cancer. It involves purification and removal of harmful toxins from your body through its 5 constituent therapeutic treatments namely, Vamana, Virechana, Nasya, Basti and Raktamokshana.
  2. Drinking green tea can be very helpful. It is known to have anti cancerous properties which help prevent and combat this killer.
  3. Including more of citrus food in your diet such as lemons, oranges; excluding oily, fried foods and cutting down on higher quantities of sugar can prove to be beneficial.
  4. Applying turmeric paste on the affected areas may help you to guard against skin cancer.

You must not ignore skin cancer and seek advice from a doctor as early as possible since the process of metastasis (spreading of cancer cells to different spots of your body) is very rapid in this case.

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Melanoma - The 3 C's Of It!

MS - General Surgery, MCH - Oncology , MBBS
Oncologist, Pune
Melanoma - The 3 C's Of It!

The skin has the largest surface area and is most exposed to the external environment. This exposure causes a lot of wear and tear, and one of the worse complications including melanoma, which is a form of skin cancer. Read on to know about its causes, caution signs to stay alerted and how to take care of the skin.

Causes
The skin has cells known as melanocytes which give it the color. Generally, the more the number of melanocytes, the darker is the person’s complexion. This pigment is also present in skin, hair, nails, and eyes. The moles are skins are areas of higher concentration of these cells. Africans moles can be a precursor to melanoma, but not all moles turn to melanoma.

  1. Exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun. Fair-skinned people are at greater risk than darker complexioned people. A single sunburn experience can also increase the risk of developing melanoma
  2. Use of tanning beds, especially in people below 30, ups the risk of melanoma. Indoor tanning beds is classified as having the highest record by WHO
  3. Family history
  4. Ethnicity, with Hispanics at the greatest risk and African-Americans at the least risk

Caution

  1. For those who have risk factors for developing melanoma, a monthly self-exam is advisable. A formal annual exam with a dermatologist is also advised. This will help in early identification of the condition and lead to early treatment and containment.
  2. Melanoma is not restricted to the skin, can also occur in feet, eyes, and scalp
  3. Use a mirror to check all over the body
  4. If you have moles, watch for change in their size, shape, and regularity. Any change should be immediately checked for.
  5. If you see any new irregularities on the skin anywhere, get medical attention.
  6. Any sore that has not healed
  7. Any swelling that is near the mole or has not regressed
  8. Change in sensation including itching or pain
  9. A quick way to remember is to check for ABCDE: Asymmetry of the lesion, irregularity of the borders, change in color, diameter greater than six mm, and speed of evolution. Watching for these can help in early diagnosis.

Care
Melanoma is directly linked to sun exposure, and so reducing sun exposure and taking adequate precautions can help in prevention.

  1. Avoid or reduce exposure to sun
  2. Use sunscreen religiously. The SPF should be at least 30 and should be reapplied every two hours
  3. Use a hat or cap, sunglasses, and cover up when out in the sun
  4. Be extra careful when out on the beach or in the mountains
  5. Avoid sun if possible between 10AM to 4PM
  6. Use tan removal agents after a sun exposure

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Oncologist.

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Hello Dr, I have armpit lump as well as breast lumps. Armpit lump is developed few days before. And breast lumps is there from last 3-4 years in my knowledge. I recently had a baby 3 months before via c section. Is there anything to be worry about?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Kolkata
Hello Dr,
I have armpit lump as well as breast lumps. Armpit lump is developed few days before. And breast lumps is t...
Main factor is your age n family history of same. U should write first age when ever you question to a doctor. Any how it seems you r younger or middle aged. Do FNAC OF lesion n usg both breast. Then consult me. Do not worry. Its maximum possibility is benign lesion. Fibroadenoma n axillary breast or lipoma. Thanks.
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I am parul kaushal, I am 27 year old, my breasts size is small, it is 32 B, I want to know is there any pill or Injection are available for breast Enlargement, please help me out, I will certainly contact in person who really have sure and shot solutions, I heard somewhere Injections are available for Breast Enlargement.

MBBS, DNB (Plastic Surgery)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Nashik
lybrate-user, No creams, gels, massage with oils, or injections would help you in creasing the breast size. Breast augmentation with silicone implants is quiet safe, reliable, quick method with desirable results. So stop searching for and running behind all other useless things and decide on when and where do you want to get the augmentation done. Ensure that only a qualified plastic surgeon operates on you!
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How To Know If You Are At Risk Of Anal Cancer?

MBBS, DNB ( General Surgery ), MNAMS - General Surgery
Gastroenterologist, Pune
How To Know If You Are At Risk Of Anal Cancer?

Cancer, the name itself sends chills down the spine! But every time we hear someone has cancer, though we feel sorry for them, we never think it could happen to us. But even though the probability of it may not be high at all, a disease that is rare can still hit you like a bolt from the blue! This is exactly the case with anal cancer, which is a very rare form of cancer. But, since the rates of its incidence are rising, it is well worth learning a few things about it.

Who is at Risk?
While it is unlikely that a person will contract anal cancer over the course of his life, asking himself a few questions about it so as to assess the risk he or she is at makes sense. To start off, age is an important factor. If a person is somewhere between middle age and old age, there is a far greater risk of anal cancer than a person who is not.

A person can easily reduce the risk of contracting anal cancer quite dramatically by doing something which is quite simple: refraining from anal sexual activity. This goes a rather long way as it means that a person is at a much lower risk of contracting HIV or HPV. HPV is far more common and affects most adults in sexual contact with each other. That being said, it is usually the type 16 variant of HPV which is linked to anal cancer. In order to reduce the chance of this, making good use of condoms is a very good idea but this does not eliminate the risk of transmission of HPV.

Smoking a cigarette may be great for a person to obtain a little bit of mental peace, but it has a really disastrous effect on the prospects of developing anal cancer at the same time. The chemicals that the body takes in are as harmful as they affect so many body tissues. There are many reasons to quit smoking but the fact that smokers have an eight time higher risk of developing anal cancer is probably among the good ones!

If a person is suffering from low immunity, it is quite possible that he or she is at a higher risk of developing the cancer, at least on a relative basis. This is because the ability of the body to fight back is lower. A person is especially weak after an organ transplant has taken place and if a person has HIV it further increases his or her risk of developing anal cancer.

Now, cutting the risk of anal cancer also involves possibly getting an HPV vaccination. The doctor is the person to talk to regarding this! When the risk of anal cancer is anyway minimal, it makes sense to cut it even further, by following a fit and healthy lifestyle. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gastroenterologist.

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I have a lump in my right breast for around 18 months. It sometimes gives a painful stretching sensation. What should I do?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
once u consult doctor is best after examine that afterward start the treatment.. its a cellulitis... in this small surgery done.. not to worry...
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How the cancer and aids will transfer to the another person and what type of prevention.

MBBS, DDV, FCPS, APEX, Diplomat American Board of Sexology
HIV Specialist, Mumbai
How the cancer and aids will transfer to the another person and what type of prevention.
Cancer, cause is not know, not transferred from one to another. HIV transmission is through sex, blood and mother to child.
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Good morning Mam, I had lost my mother, and my dad would like to marry a Lady (2nd mom) whose husband where affected & died by blood cancer ,would my 2nd mom had affect by same blood cancer?

MD - General Medicine, D.M. Medical oncology
Oncologist, Mumbai
Good morning Mam, I had lost my mother, and my dad would like to marry a Lady (2nd mom) whose husband where affected ...
no. if your father's future wife and her previous husband were not blood relatives , her chance of having blood cancer is not increased than general population. even if they were blood related , even than the chance would be less than one in million depending on the type of blood. cancer her husband had
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Wat is the symptoms for cancer n Wat is the cure for it. Wat medication should b take. And is it curable.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Cancer can affect various parts of the body. It is curable if detected in the early stages. Medications and treatment depend on the type and stage of cancer and all can not be elaborated. Please consult for further queries.
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What are the natural foods that can cure/ reduce the bad effects of swollen prostrate. Thanks.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
What are the natural foods that can cure/ reduce the bad effects of swollen prostrate. Thanks.
There are no such foods. And you will have to take medicine. You may start with homoeoapthic medicine sabal Serulata Q.
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Enlarged Prostate - Reasons Behind It!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB (UROLOGY), MNAMS
Urologist, Indore
Enlarged Prostate - Reasons Behind It!

The problem of an enlarged prostate or benign prostate hyperplasia is a very common occurrence as you grow older. It's known to strike men above the age of 50, with more than 50% of men after the age of 60, having this complaint.

Causes of enlarged prostate

A non-cancerous condition, enlarged prostate makes the passing of urine from the bladder through the urethra difficult. The multiplication of the prostate cells causes an enlargement of the gland, leading to a buildup of pressure on the urethra, affecting the discharge of urine from the body. The narrowing of the urethra, due to this benign condition, forces the bladder to contract more vigorously so as to push urine out of the body.

As time passes, the muscles of the bladder get significantly affected, causing them to become extremely sensitive, thicker and stronger. As a consequence, the bladder begins to contract, even if the amount of urine in the organ is negligible, causing episodes of frequent urination. Gradually, the bladder fails to completely empty itself of urine due to the constriction of the urethra. This can give rise to a number of health problems including the formation of bladder stones, urinary tract infections, blood in the urine and so on.

How can you identify the signs of the condition?

Signs of enlarged prostate are very easy to identify and include:

- A slow or weak urine flow
- Difficulty in initiating urination
- Instances of frequent urination
- A feeling of not completely emptying one's bladder
- Frequent urination during the night
- Exerting a lot to urinate
- Instances of dribbling
- Urgency to pass urine
- A feeling of urinating again minutes after doing so
- Urination that starts and stops
 

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Bladder Cancer And Its Symptoms!

MBBS, D.N.B. (General Surgery), D.N.B. (Genito Urinary Surgery)
Urologist, Mumbai
Bladder Cancer And Its Symptoms!

Bladder cancer can be caused by a variety of factors, which include genetic factors, inheritance, drugs, chemicals, environment related factors and smoking. In fact, smoking tobacco is one of the major causes of bladder cancer around the world. The chemicals present in tobacco can irritate the bladder lining which ultimately leads to bladder cancer. Besides smoking other important environmental factors might be chemotherapy, exposure to chemicals from newspaper, dye, leather, paints industries.

Symptoms of bladder cancer are as follows:

Most often it occurs in people more than 50 years of age. It can present in different ways, but common symptoms being :

  1. Painless hematuria - reddish or brownish colored urine with or without clots Increased frequency of urination Pain while passing urine .
  2. Difficulty in passing urine

Diagnosis:

The diagnosis requires a proper imaging workup including ultrasound, CT scan and urine examinations. Following the initial imaging, a biopsy is required to confirm the diagnosis and stage the disease. This is done by cystoscopy under anesthesia.

Treatment Options:

Treatments for bladder cancer.depend on the stage of cancer. Broadly bladder cancers can be categorised into Non-invasive and Invasive cancers.

  1. For non-invasive cancers: It requires recurrent cystoscopic surveillance and resection. For those with high risk of tumor recurrence or progression, intravesical chemotherapy or immunotherapy might be required.
  2. For invasive cancers the various treatment choices are:
    1. Surgery: For localised tumor which are amenable to resection perhaps surgery is the best possible treatment. This is a major undertaking where in whole of bladder along with accessory organs is removed. The surgeon may offer choices for reconstruction between neobladder (refashioning bladder with patient's gut) or ileal conduit (fashioning a stoma over which bag can be worn to collect urine). Following surgery a regular follow up is required and the prognosis is good.
    2. Chemotherapy: This modality is reserved for patient's where surgery is not possible or they have metastatic disease (disease spread to other body parts).In this method, medications are used to target and destroy cancer cells.
    3. Radiation Therapy: This might be and option for patient's that are not suitable for surgery. Radiation therapy uses gamma rays to destroy cancer cells in the body The key to good prognosis in bladder cancers is early detection timely intervention and good follow up. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Urologist.
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I was having tumour on my forehead then I removed that by operation. Am I having cancer? How I will know that I am having cancer. Which test I will take?

MBBS, Diploma in MEDICAL Radio Therapy, DNB
Oncologist, Bangalore
Hi lybrate-user, The Tumor removed should have been sent to lab for the histopathological report. Only if the histopathology is been reported as malignancy or carcinoma then the confirmation of cancer to be confirmed. If not then there is no malignancy.
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I have recently done a blood test and it shows tha t my PSA level is 5.130.Does this mean I have cancer. Two years back I have done the same test it had shown 4.36 and mg doctor had recommended me a biopsy which I had gone through and the result was negative. But why has my PSA level risen so much. My age is 54 .please help me out.

FACS, MBBS, MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Yes dear, your P .S. A level is in Rising scale. Normal level is less than four. But one can't diagnose Cancer prostate only on the basis of p.s.a level, so to confirm you must undergo for M.R.I lower abdomen and pelvis and repeat biopsy. Let me tell you I had treated same case in stage one to two with an alternative one drug therapy while working abroad and he is disease free. If you feel contact me through Lybrate with appointment.
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My dad is suffering from GI junction cancer with liver Mets from Feb 2016. Had 3 cycle of chemotherapy where his numbers and size of tumours reduced by 30 percent. Then after 2 more cycles it reduced by more 50 percent. Then in the month of December it increased by 33 percent. Again dctr advised for chemo. After 3 cycles it reduced slightly but pleural effusion and ascites are seen. Again after 3 cycle secondary cancer increased. Pleural effusion increased. Ascites increased. My question how after chemo cancer is increasing? What are the chances of survival here.

MS, DNB (Surgical Oncology)
Oncologist, Jodhpur
HI lybrate-user, As per your history disease of GI Junction with Liver metastasis, I Presume you want to say about GE junction, Post 2 lines of Chemotherapy and progressive. The overall picture is not happy, it will be advisable to meet the surgical Oncologist if I assume the ascites and pleural effusion is not disease related. If Ascites and Pleural effusion are disease related, which is more a possibility as per case scenario, there are limited options. One vital option would be targeted therapy, with Herceptin if not already instituted in case of Her 2 +ve cancer. Overall with limited information, I feel the picture is quite gloomy. Having said that, ultimate power is GOD, so don't lose hope and Keep fighting. Good luck.
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Sir, I have been suffering from cholangio metastatic from last month, 02 cycles and day 1 chemotherapy already have taken. Now my physical condition is very week. I can't sit and walk. Always laid down on the bed constantly and result made bed sore. Last two days I can't talk easily due to mouth problems. I also used candid mouth gel. So, I request to you kindly advice me the chemotherapy is working or not. My hemoglobin percentage is decreasing. Sir, my problems will be solve or not. Kindly what I do.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FBD (Fellowship in Breast Diseases)
Oncologist, Pune
Chemotherapy are lil harsh drugs. They will kill cancer cells as well as normal cells also. That's the reason you are feeling week. Try to take more water. Continue yoga or exercise according to your doctor. After two or three cycles they will repeat imaging studies in that you will come to know about chemo working or not.
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Blood Cancer - How To Prevent It?

DNB (General Medicine)
General Physician, Mohali
Blood Cancer - How To Prevent It?

Science has advanced a lot through the ages. Doctors have also succeeded in curing many diseases in this time. But even with one of the most advanced technologies, they still haven’t found a fool proof way to cure cancer. Even out of the many types of cancer, blood cancer is the worst among them. You surely wouldn’t want to get into such a situation. Would you? The best way out of blood cancer is never to get one. To prevent it you can take care of a few things:

  1. Maintaining proper body weight: Although you can’t do much to prevent cancer, you must ensure that you maintain a healthy body weight. This implied that your BMI should be normal (healthy weight) so that you have a good chance of fighting it. It has been said by many leading institutions worldwide as the best way to prevent cancer. One can maintain proper body weight by making sure they exercise every day for at least 30 minutes and also maintain a well-balanced diet. This would help you maintain a healthy body weight.
  2. Reduction in the consumption of calorie dense food: Not only because calorie dense foods like cold drinks increase your weight, the sugar mixes with your blood and thus is difficult to transport through the body. Thus they add a lot of impurities to the body and must be avoided for the best interests in your effort to fight cancer. The worst fact about calorie dense foods is that you can easily consume 1000 – 2000 calories long before you can satisfy your hunger. Thus, it also defeats your first preventive measure to avoid cancer.
  3. Staying away from harmful chemicals like pesticides: You might not know it and be happily spraying pest control sprays everywhere without a proper mask thinking you will make the pests go away. What you don’t know is that those pesticides are harmful for your blood and one should avoid them. To increase the probability of winning against blood cancer, it’s vital to keep this in mind.
  4. Consulting a doctor from time to time: One should always go and visit a medical practitioner from time to time so that they can maintain proper health. Furthermore, if you see symptoms like fever, frequent infections, night sweating, swollen liver with abdomen pain, enlarged lymph nodes (they are usually painless), then be sure to go to a medical practitioner. Always remember that prevention is better than cure. Thus one should try to prevent blood cancer not cure it. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.
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What are the symptoms of breast cancer in females when they at the age of 20 to 30. Is cancer is irrespective of age.

MS, DNB (Surgical Oncology)
Oncologist, Jodhpur
Breast cancer can happen in any age but it's likelihood increase as the age increases. Young age patient have often hereditary cancers which means it is based on some genetic defect and often have history of cancer in family. The symptom is painless lump or swelling in breast. Other symptom is nipple indrawing of recent onset. It is always advisable to meet a surgical oncologist or general surgeon by the age of 25 years or 10 year less than the age of cancer in family in case of hereditary cancers. In case of no family history of patient should meet to clinical for rourine screening by 30 years age and mammogram (x ray) of both the breasts by 40 years. It should always consult as and when one noted any symptom of the breast with special alarming are above mentioned symptoms. Hope this will help you.
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