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Tata Memorial Hospital is known for housing experienced Oncologists. Dr. Akhil Kapoor, a well-reputed Oncologist, practices in Mumbai. Visit this medical health centre for Oncologists recommended by 51 patients.
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Parel Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400012
MD Radiation Oncology, ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist, DM Medical Oncology (Pursuing)
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17 years old male asked
Mouth cancer may present as non healing ulcer or frank growth. As precaution, avoid any addiction like tobacco chewing and maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice daily and cleaning the mouth after eating anything.
55 years old female from Pune asked
Is cancer a genetic disease? As because three of my aunt that is my mother's sisters had cancer and all of them are own sister. Please help me with this.
Some cancers have strong genetic background such as breast cancer and cancer of uterus. What cancers your relatives had? genetic testing may be indicated to identify the genetic mutation after I get the detailed information of the cancer in family. This will help in very early diagnosis of possible cancer.
39 years old female from Mumbai asked
Breast cancer can occur from any age usually after 25 years. It is more common after the age of 40 years. The symptoms include nipple discharge, and swelling. The ladies are advised to do breast self examination by standing in front of the mirror and noting for any changes. Also, some screening tests like mammography are indicated. If there are any symptoms, please describe them in detail so that I can suggest tests and help you further.
29 years old female from Bangalore Rural asked
I've lymph node at the right side of the skull base, behind the ear. This is for 3 days now and it's swollen a bit & painful when I turn my neck. Which specialty doctor to consult.
This appears to be a swelling caused due to infection. You need to consult an ent doctor. Start doing gargle with warm water along with 1 small spoon of salt.
65 years old female from Pondicherry asked
Sir/Madam, My Mother is 64 years old face cervix cancer 3rd stage from last five month we will complete the full treatment end of brohyotheraphy, last 20 days she will insures in RT numerous (broken) will check and operate and insert a plate also now after operation of 20 days ago she doesn't get any food, and also not for walking. Can you please help me any suggestion as well medicine.
Hello sir, your mother has completed the radiotherapy schedule for carcinoma cervix. Due to the side effects of chemo-radiotherapy, she might be experiencing loss of appetite and weakness. She needs a good diet rich in green leafy vegetables and plenty of fluids orally. She will be recovering in few days but she requires good care at present. To increase her appetite, some medicines can be given.
76 years old male from Jalandhar asked
My father has cancer in food pipe at 3rd stage. We don't want to go for chemo therpahy of radiations. Is there any oral medicine to procure the diseases.
Hello, I understand that you wish simple treatment for your father due to his advanced age. However, oral medicines are given only for some symptom relief and they will not cure the disease. Also, to exactly comment the treatment required, I need to see all the reports. If at all, your family does not wish for treatment due to poor health, oral chemotherapy (metronomic chemotherapy) can be given. I need to see the reports and know his weight, height to prescribe.
26 years old male from Indore asked
Chickens and cows also are affected by cancer. It is important to know that cancer does not spread by eating or touch. It is not an infectious disease. But it is necessary to maintain hygiene and eat well cooked food so that other infections are avoided.
year old male from Akola asked
My mother is 40 Yrs old n she had suffered from breast cancer 3 Yrs later. Now the the cancer is overcome but a new problem of' lymphedema has invite to her right arm (cancer affected side, Now she is wearing a belt given by the doctor but there is not much improvement and 8 months have passedpassed. I wanted to know that is there any suggestion you would provide to overcome it?
Hello Mr. Lybrate-user. Your mother is suffering from post surgery lymphedema. 1. Though it is difficult to cure this condition but certainly there are ways to minimize the lymphedema by proper exercises and use of compression sleeves. I can demonstrate you some exercises if you choose to discuss with me on (lybrate). 2. You can consult a physiotherapist (a doctor with md in physiotherapy) for this problem. 3. Compression sleeves can help to reduce the swelling. To prescribe the exact one, I need to know the measurement of your mother's right hand from the shoulder tip and if possible, a clear picture of the right arm with swelling. This will help me to prescribe the exact size and pressure required for the compression sleeves.
21 years old female from Una asked
My father is suffering with advance prostate cancer. Now he can't walk due to fracture in him. When is the proper time to operations for hip before chemotherapy or after. His chemotherapy start from tomorrow. His bones are weak. After chemotherapy how many month he take to recover nd we when we operate my father for hip so he can walk properly?
Hello, if there is any fracture, it should be stabilised first, if possible. Radiotherapy is usually given to the metastatic bones. I need to see the bone scan report so that I can exactly prescribe the treatment.
47 years old female from Ajmer asked
Hello doctor my name is tanu my mother has cervical cancer last month she age 46 year what she care. Thanks.
Hello, Cervical cancer is one of the cancers that has got good chances of cure with proper treatment. Usually the treatment requires radiotherapy and chemotherapy. In early cases, surgery is also an option. To exactly suggest the treatment, I need to see the reports.
17 years old male from Mumbai asked
If ane person have testicular cancer symptoms and he can not share with any one then what should he do?
Hello, Testicular cancer particularly in teen age has very good chances of cure. So, don't worry and go ahead with the treatment. If you wish to know the exact treatment, please send me all the reports.
20 years old female from Mumbai asked
My stool reports showed Puss: occasional Macrophages: 1-2/hpf All the other things including occukt blood was absent Can I have cancer?
Hello, Your report is quite normal. You should not worry about it. However, I wish to know what were the symptoms which led to stool test.
25 years old male from Greater Noida asked
I m suffering from cancer I m condition so bad please send me some medicine I am so bad please help I m so bad condition.
Hello, please do not panic and send me detailed reports so that I can help you further. This is required as the treatment of cancer depends on its type, site and many other things.
53 years old male from Kanpur asked
Hello, I have seen the pet-ct report of your father. It is not liver cancer but mets in the liver and lungs. The treatment of liver cancer and cancer that has mets in the liver is completely different. Tata memorial hospital, mumbai remains the apex institute for the treatment of cancer in india. Also, you may consult at sgpgi, lucknow since it is good and close to your home too.
63 years old male from Warangal asked
I have undergone TURBT. Doctor advised BCG therapy. What is the minimum and maximum time to start the therapy.
Hello, bcg therapy is started in 7-14 days after turbt or after the stoppage of post operative bleeding for carcinoma in situ or very early bladder tumors. There is no clear cut limit for maximum time but I advice my patients to start the treatment within 4 weeks.
30 years old male from Ranchi asked
My father 53 years of age non smoker having gastric intestinal cancer. Poorly dirrertiated AD carcinoma locally advanced diffuse thinking up to 15 mm seen in rest of gastric wall as report says and lymph nodes also noted. Symptoms are unable to eat solid food and maximum having liquid diet. Weight loss due to not having food properly from last two months, No any pain and blood seen till now. He digest liquids diet little with solid food if not digested it comes through vomiting. Actually my father has doubt that it may be termerid seed in intestine which may be lying at the time of having good and it's happening since. Kindly suggest it is possible or any other test to confirm.
Hello, I understand that it is difficult to believe in the diagnosis of cancer. However, since the reports suggest poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma, the diagnosis of cancer is confirmed. I wish to see the detailed reports so that I can prescribe you further treatment.
29 years old male from Jabalpur asked
Sir my brother suffer from leukemias cml. And take imatinib 400 tab. Is it a right medicine for luekemiya.
Hello sir, your brother is given right medicine for cml which needs to be take once daily continuously. Continue the treatment and do tests as prescribed from time to time to check the response of this drug.
25 years old male from Pune asked
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.
year old male asked
My grandmother just now detected 2nd stage cancer in uretus (bachhadani) she is 86 years old. Is it beneficial to treat it with chemotherapy or in this age any other treatment like naturopathy etc. She is doing well no diabetes but hypertensive please recommend.
Hello lybrate-user, chemotherapy has no role in management of second stage uterus cancer. The treatment is surgery (removal of uterus) followed by radiotherapy depending on pathology report. However, due to age factor, we might need to individualise the treatment plan depending on fitness for anesthesia.
19 years old male from Rajkot asked
I have a white patch inside my lips. But it does not painful I chew tobacco last 2.5 years Does it causes cancer? I am 18 years old. How to treat them.
Hello lybrate-user, chewing tobacco is definitely really bad for health. It can cause cancer too. At your young age, you should abstain from such bad habits and even stop your friends from doing so. It is a very poor addiction which will damage your oral health. Your teeth will be stained making you look ugly and your mouth will be full of non healing ulcers if you don't give up this bad habit. Its my strong request to you to stop chewing tobacco. If you feel difficult to abstain, I can prescribe some medicines for same. However, your will power is most important for leaving this bad habit.
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