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Dr. S. H. Advani  - Oncologist, Mumbai

Dr. S. H. Advani

MBBS, MD - Oncology

Oncologist, Mumbai

47 Years Experience  ·  1000 - 3000 at clinic
Dr. S. H. Advani MBBS, MD - Oncology Oncologist, Mumbai
47 Years Experience  ·  1000 - 3000 at clinic
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He has a special interest in Medical Oncology/Hematology and the medical interactions with other clinical branches and basic sciences. He is very interested in the field of developmental ......more
He has a special interest in Medical Oncology/Hematology and the medical interactions with other clinical branches and basic sciences. He is very interested in the field of developmental therapeutics and clinical research. This has integrated projects involving all the branches of clinical oncology as well as basic research. He also has an interest in biological therapeutics targeting various molecular targets on the cancer cells. He has been pioneer in establishing Bone Marrow Transplantation in India. He is the recipient of the PADMASHRI and PADMABHUSHAN awards from the Government of India and the Dhanvantari Award for outstanding contributions to Medicine, Lifetime Achievement in Oncology in 2005.
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Dr. Advani Suresh Hariram is an experienced Oncologist in August Kranti Maidan, Mumbai. You can visit her at Juslok Hospital in August Kranti Maidan, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Advani Suresh Hariram on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Grant Medical College, Mumbai - 1970
MD - Oncology - Grant Medical College, Mumbai - 1973
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Professional Memberships
Indian Society of Oncology (ISO) Medical and Pediatric
Oncology Society Secretary
Indian Journal of Haematology and Blood Transfusion
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Physicians of India Indian Journal of Haematology & Blood Transfusion

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Am I more at risk to cancer if my relatives have cancer? What are the stages of cancer? What are the symptoms of cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, cancer is usually caused by some mutations or change in genes, which is mostly due to some injury by chemicals, pollution, tobacco etc. About 5-7%cancers may be inherited from one generation to other. So there are only few types of cancers that may be inherited so don't worry. Cancer is staged according to size and it's spread. Usually there are four stages, fourth stage is when tumour spread to other organs apart from one they originated from. Cancer may present as lump, ulceration, abnormal bleeding, weight loss, altered bowel habits etc. Depending on the organ effected.
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What are the symptom of all type cancer. How to know that the person suffering in cancer. What is the primary test for checking this disease.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, symptoms of cancer depends on the organ or the part of body involved and most commonly it may be a lump, nonhealing ulcer, abnormal bleeding, weight loss, difficulty in swallowing, change in bowelor bladder habits, change in voice, breathing difficulty, altered bowel habits etc. One has to take care of any abnormal symptoms persisting beyond a normal period and go for check up. Even if no symptoms are there then should go for screening check up annually for diagnosis of disease in precancerous stage or early stage.
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My mother has breast cancer. Her chemotherapy is going on. It is known to us that during the period of chemotherapy there is a chance of muscle pain. She sometimes suffers from that. It isn't possible to bring a physician every time. So I've to serve her. What should be the best way to give her a physiotherapy to reduce her muscle pain for that time. Please suggest something.

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist, Howrah
Chemotherapy drugs such as paclitaxel or docetaxel may cause myalgia , arthralgia for few days after each cycle. Depending on the severity use of analgesics for few days will be helpful.
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What is the cancer? How does it catches us and what is that do describe the answer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation or growth of cells. They start growing uncontrolled due to some faulty gene which may be genetic or hereditary or acquired by some carcinogens like tobacco alcohol pollution pesticides radiation exposure industrial affluent etc. When ever body immunity is low body's fighting capacity to any abnormalities become weak and abnormal cells start growing. One has to avoid known carcinogens, keep healthy by good diet rich in antioxidants, regular exercise etc are helpful.
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My mother was suffering from Breast cancer. She operated in september 2013 successfully but after operation she was given 8 doses of chemo therapy and 20 doses of Radio therapy. After this treatment she remains good with usual checkups. But this year recently in this running month she complains about back pain and leg pain. After consult with Doctor they diagnosis with Bone scan test that shows distinct possibility of metastasis. They also gives the zoledron injection. Due to this injection she reliefs about 98 percent good and they also advised to take again 5 doses of Radio therapy.

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
Hi dear - in my view - she can be saved if she is given cancero -- medicine course- 6 months. Its package is available, details as per below;;-- --there will be no need or little need of other therapies ------------------------------------------ --curative treatment;- it will be the future medicine of cancer for the whole suffering world. -tibetan therapy--medicine -cancero - course is the best treatment available so for, with almost 100%--results. It is a newly entrant in the field of oral medical cancer therapy, and is available with very few tibetan experts only. Most of doctors are still unaware of its use. With no side effects, it can be used both as preventive as well as curative in all types of cancers/ tumors. Its 6 month course or so is sufficient to cure cancer of any type, at any stage, provided the patient is able to take medicines orally. It converts cancers into tumors and then cures. It can be used alone or in combination with other therapies, if cancer is in advanced stage. It has been successfully used in children as small as 6 months age and old persons -73 years old. -its pack is available in 3 forms;- -cancero-th+, cancero-thu+, cancero-thua+ -cancero-th pack is available @ rs 5000/- pm. For very low budget patients.
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If someone is using ocp daily, does it helps to prevent cervical or breast cancer? Please advice.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Hormone replacement therapy is a risk factor for breast and endometrial cancers. Cervical cancer are not hormone dependent.
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My father is suffering from renal cell cancer and he is in advanced stage is there any chance of recovery through surgery? If not is there any alternative to extend his life? If we can extended how many years he can able lead his life? Pls provide the approximate answers.

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. Have you consulted any medical oncologist, and tried chemotherapy yet? sorafenib, as I know, is one of the best targeted therapies available for advanced renal cancer. Surgery, if attempted, may at best help de-bulk the tumor load. Advise consult oncologist, on the above-mentioned, for further traction. Its difficult to say exactly how long he can survive in the current context, with treatment. However, we can still attempt improving his health related quality of life and overall survival through appropriate alternative medicines that can be given as an adjunct or complementary to the conventional medical treatment. Hope this clarifies. Take care and all the very best.
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What are the chances that I will develop lung cancer if I am smoking for more than five years and what are the common symptoms of cancer?

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
Lung cancer is uncommon in your age, but yes cases have occurred in this age group also. The more you smoke the more the risk increases and the'formula therapy' that it occurs after only so many years of smoking is not there, thinking that one may stop smoking before that fixed number of years of smoking. So quit smoking today itself and lead a healthier life. Symptoms of lung cancer are non specific (i. E. Common in many other lung diseases). One may have cough, sputum, blood in coughing, chest pain, breathlessness, alone or in various combinations.
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Please. Ask me cancer symptom's. And also define me its precautions. And please also tell me cancer types.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells Leading to formation of lumps, ulceration, abnormal bleeding, weight loss, fever, difficulty in swallowing,, breathing difficulty etc. We have to eat healthy food, regular exercises, avoiding tobacco consumption, smoking. Eating healthy food Means eating lots of fruits vegetables, avoiding fatty unhealthy, stored food. Cancer is of hundreds of types from head to toe any organ can develop cancer.
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She is feeling pain in her nipples by touching from last 2-months. Also we marry each other 3-months back. Can you please suggest some treatment.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
It is hormonal change. Do not press nipples aggressively. Slowly the pain will disappear of its own.
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What is the symptoms of cancer? And if anybody have then what should be the first step of the treatment?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer presents as painless lump, ulceration, abnormal bleeding, sudden increase in size of mole, weight loss, prolonged fever, frequent infection, bleeding from Anywhere, altered bowel habits, hoarseness of voice etc. One must consult nearby doctor or oncologist for biopsy and staging work up and accordingly he will be advised treatment.
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I am having a small lump with 2cm pus in my right breast. This has happened jst after my delivery when my baby stopped having my feed. please suggest how it can be cure now as its already been more than half month and there is no such improvement.

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon,
Since its been a long time since the lump has appeared and still not regressed better to get your self examined. Lactational mastitis is common and treatable with antibiotics. Avoid breast feeding from the infected breast.
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My father is peasant of lung cancer he was done three vocal of chemo therapy but not response for Como please tell what to do tnx. please reply.

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi, as you mentioned your father is already underwent 3 Cycles of chemotherapy and not responding very well, any type of cancer is itself very dangerous, it get more dangerous when it metastasis, you need to keep hope and l have consultation from medico oncologist doctor. He can advice you better, chemotherapy its self is very dangerous treatment, but its last option for treating cancer.
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Is colostomy operation is successful for third grade colon cancer patient with septicemia?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Colostomy is opening of intestines to bypass obstruction, it is not a radical treatment. If acute emergency then go for colostomy, otherwise first treat septicaemia with antibiotics then only go for surgery.
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My friend has habit of smoking from last 12 years. He used to smoke ocassionlly & regularly in this 12 years. I guess he has smoked more than 2000 cigrrates till now. Now he is worried about his habit and feeling panic about smoking bad effects on his health. So please suggest us which test we can do so he will able to know what impact has happen to his body before he will suffer from cancer or any kind of illness occur by cigrrates. So better he will go through medical test or medical treatments as per your consultation before facing some serious consequences because of cigarettes. Please suggest us is it any way to know the damages has happen to his body because of cigarette. Also suggest him what to do so he will not face some serious consequences like cancer or lungs diseases in future.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
He needs to go for a comp[elte medical checkup, which the doctor will prescribe. Anyway, it does not matter what the results show. He just needs to quit this very bad habit, immediately. To enable this ask him to follow some of these remedies: You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting a reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged on. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check-up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact, these conditions can exist all through the day, unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heartbeat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact, it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chew gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. You could also join twitter2quit program and enjoy its success to give up smoking.
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Sir, how much is the recovery chance of AML (acute myeloid leukemia). The patient is 7 years old girl.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Childhood leukaemias have better prognosis if diagnosed early and started treatment. Have positive hopes. I wish your child a long life.
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My teenage sister want to use nail polish, but I have heard that many nail polishes contain formaldehyde and can cause cancer. Is it safe for my sister to use it?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Not all the nail paints contain formaldehyde, it is harmful for the workers working in nail paint inndustry, not by application once in while.
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My girlfriend had a severe pain in her left breast just upper left side of the nipple 1 year and 4 months ago. She consulted a doctor 4 months later. The doctor said that it may be a tumour and if not treated it could turn into a tumour and later breast cancer. So the doctor gave him some allopathic medicines and told that it would work and control the tumour. The doctor also suggested her mother to tie the knot as soon as possible. After marriage she will overcome this problem. But marriage is not happened. She took the medicine for 4 months. She got relief. But now 1 year later she got the pain again and severe pain. The tumour is hard and painful. It takes the size of a 5 rupees vaseline jar. Today the cold is enough and she has a lot of pain. Does it relate to her period?

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 for your girlfriend. Well, did she undergo any diagnostics including a mammography / biopsy? What do the diagnostics say? Should it be a fibroadenoma, it is advisable to get it removed before it causes other complications down the line. I would advise that you consult a breast oncologist this time for a second expert opinion, and deal promptly as the situation demands. For the time being, should the pain be unbearable, she may apply an alternating heat and cold treatment for couple of minutes that may alleviate pain. She needs to stay well hydrated, and take 'Amla Churna' (Patanjali) & 'Bael Churna (Patanjali- 1/2 tsp each with warm water, preferably before lunch daily for next 1 month. Simultaneously, keep her diet and lifestyle streamlined, she can take tomato soup to which fresh herbs like garlic, turmeric, black pepper, ginger, coriander leaves and oregano has been added, once daily. Her doc shall be able to advise further on, in particular, once he/ she gets to clinically examine her in person once more. Hope this helps. Do take care, and all the very best. Sincerely
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