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Dr. Akshay Shah  - Oncologist, Mumbai

Dr. Akshay Shah

MBBS, DNB & Fellowship in Medical Oncology & Hematology

Oncologist, Mumbai

15 Years Experience  ·  1300 at clinic
Dr. Akshay Shah MBBS, DNB & Fellowship in Medical Oncology & Hematology Oncologist, Mumbai
15 Years Experience  ·  1300 at clinic
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Dr. Akshay Shah received his certification in Medical Oncology and completed his fellowship in Stem Cell Transplantation from Washington, Seattle. His areas of interest include paediatri......more
Dr. Akshay Shah received his certification in Medical Oncology and completed his fellowship in Stem Cell Transplantation from Washington, Seattle. His areas of interest include paediatric and haemato-oncology.
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Dr. Akshay Shah is a popular Oncologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He is currently associated with Raheja Hospitals in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Akshay Shah on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - MGMMC, Navi Mumbai - 2002
DNB & Fellowship in Medical Oncology & Hematology - NBE - New Delhi - 2006

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10 Concrete Ways To Minimize Cancer Risk

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
10 Concrete Ways To Minimize Cancer Risk
Today is World Cancer Day.

Though there are no proven ways to prevent cancer, you can do a lot of things reduce your risk of getting the disease. Here are 10 good important ways to do so:

1. Eat a healthy balanced diet
2. Maintain a healthy weight
3. Drink less alcohol
4. Quit smoking
5. Say No to any form of Tobaco including Pan and Gutka
6. Do regular exercise. At least, Walking.
7. Protect your skin from sun damage
9. Cervical smear tests for women every 3-5 years
9. Breast examination for signs of lumps, dimples or puckering
10. Last but not the least, in case of any lump or doubtful mass, consult an Oncologist without delay.
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My Mother is 45 years old. She has Breast Cancer. Now she is under Chemotherapy. What will do to prevent from it in future.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Nothing much can be done. Response to chemotherapy depends on a nos of factors like type of tumour, stage, grade, hormone receptors present and inherent patient response. I would advice her to do as the Oncologist advices.
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Hi, My 3 month daughter is suffering from eye Cancer. What treatment use to solve this problems?

MD - Radiothrapy, MBBS
Oncologist, Pune
Sorry to hear about your daughter. The most common cancer of eyes in this age group is retinoblastoma. For this disease we need to do mri of eye, b mode ultrasound and ophthalmic examination to know the stage of disease. The treatment is either radiation therapy or surgery depending on stage of disease. Please consult radiation oncologist from your area for further treatment.
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I'm 50 yrs. Slightly I gained weight. I came from quiz that gaining what lead to cancer is real what diet I have to take give suggestion please.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I'm 50 yrs. Slightly I gained weight. I came from quiz that gaining what lead to cancer is real what diet I have to t...
To lose weight, you have to maintain an input-output ratio. Whatever food you eat contains the input calories which gives you the output calories in the form of energy. If your input calories is too much, you are likely to put on weight. The best way to lose weight is to exercise or spend the additional calories accumulated in your body in the form of fat. The other most important thing is to eat wisely. Try to cut down the excessive calories you are eating and make sure whatever you eat is healthy. Some tips to lose weight - 1. Have more fruits and vegetables than junk food and juices. 2. Avoid sugar as much as you can 3. Exercise 3-4 times a week. 4. Have an early dinner, preferably before 8 p. M. 5. Do not starve yourself. Eat small meals 5 times a day. 6. Have barley soup in dinner and avoid rice at night. 7. Drink lots of water daily.
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I am 45 years old and diagnose with prostate enlargement. Size 35 mm. What can I do.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am 45 years old and diagnose with prostate enlargement. Size 35 mm. What can I do.
Hello, What is PVR value mentioned in USG prostate ? Get your PSA done and review with report Biopsy may be needed consult Urosurgeon for further management
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I am 21 years old and from a few weeks back I am suffering from chest pain. Don't know the reason why I am getting pain. I Am getting fear that I have breast lumps what to do to confirm this?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear mam, breast lump and chest pain may be separate problems, for breast lump, try to feel from the flat of hands and you can also go for clinical breast examination by a clinician supplementing it with ultrasound breast. Don't worry, at your age we usually find benign lumps.
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I am 32 year old suffering from prostatitis. semen culture and urine culture are negative. All reports are negative Doctor give me trimethoprim 100 mg twice a day for 1 months is this a standard treatment. please really me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 32 year old suffering from prostatitis. semen culture and urine culture are negative. All reports are negative D...
This is the treatment. If culture is negative you have no infection and I cannot see a reason for prostatitis as you say.
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What are the symptoms of cervical cancer and what is the vaccination to be used. I'm 22year old.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user, unusual bleeding from vagina or on sexual contact is the early symptom of cervix cancer and in unhygienic people it is associated with fowl smelling watery discharge. Yes vaccination will prevent herpes induced cervical cancers.
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I have breast tumor. After operation its not cure. Some time painful. Please help me.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Hyderabad
Madam, you claim to have had a tumor in breast and got it operated, tumor per se is a vague term for a lay person, in medical terms it indicates malignancy unless specified as benign (innocent). It is mandatory on the part of the surgeon to send the excised tumor for a biopsy, if so you should have mentioned the nature of tumor excised. In view of incomplete information I cannot give you any opinion.
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Is this type of cancer caused by genetic factors? Are other members of my family at risk?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Nearly 5-7 % cancers may be genetic. Genetic cancers can be due to some change in genetic make up by any means or mutations or may be transmitted from one generation to other. Only cancers which can hereditary like breast ovarian cancer, or men syndrome related cancers etc may be part hereditary cancers and other members also may suffer, not all.
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I am 18 years old and I am an boy. I have a big lumb on my right chest since 2 years. The left one is normal but the right chest appears like a breast.

Advanced Aesthetics, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Indore
To the best of our knowledge no medicines or creams work to decrease the breast size. Male breast or gynecomastia reduction. Gynecomastia is treatable by surgery. There is no medical treatment. It is a one day out patient surgery with very gratifying results. It boosts self esteem also. It is a 1 day hospital stay surgery. It takes 1 day for consultation and investigation and 2nd day surgery and discharge in 3-4 hours. The Dr. Can examine and tell you what is the problem, gynacomastia has a breast tissue and a fat component. No one wants surgery unless it is necessary. There is no medication which can give the results. Surgery is the only answer. The surgery is almost painless because there are enough medications to keep the pain under control.
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From last week My breast are always paining I don't no why so I want to know what to do.

Fellowship in Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, M.S. - Master of Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Pain can be due to many reasons. If it is in only one breast then you should see a surgeon. Before that you do self examination of the breast and look for any lump. It is not due to cancer usually.
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Sir, I have a doubt please tell me. Sir I am married age 32 years. But I am diverted with my wife. Now I am ready to marry another women. She is also second marriage. Her 1st husband died with blood cancer 2 months back. Her age is 29 years. So if I marry her, and if I do sex with her is there any problem to me in future. Please tell me. Thank you

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Sir, I have a doubt please tell me. Sir I am married age 32 years. But I am diverted with my wife. Now I am ready to ...
Dear, absolutely no problem. Cancer is not a contageous disesa. It can be genrtic, but that was with her ex husband. Ss you should not have any problem with her.
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I am a rectum cancer patient. I underwent surgery and removed colon and rectum. The biopsy report says my cancer stage is T3N1. My doc advised me to eat low fiber foods. I still have difficulty passing urine and motion. What all food I must include in my diet? What other treatment I have to undergo after this?

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
I am a rectum cancer patient. I underwent surgery and removed colon and rectum. The biopsy report says my cancer stag...
Hi lybrate-user. I appreciate you seeking help. Following is what you can include in a low fiber diet - (a) poultry - tender meat cuts, chicken (well cooked and soft), scrambled egg whites. (b) dairy - fresh yogurt, cottage cheese, custard, ice cream, soups etc all (c) breads & cereals - white breads, white rice, plain pasta or noodles (d) vegetables - fresh and well cooked tender vegetables without any seeds, skin, stems etc all. Vegetable soups and juices (without pulp) can be taken too. (e) fruits - small amount of soft cooked fruit without skin and seeds, clear fruit juice, well ripened banana in small amounts, (f) apart from the above-mentioned, he can have dark chocolates, mayonnaise, plain gravy, honey, jellies etc all too subject to his health condition foods that he needs to avoid are as follows - high fiber foods including peas, beans, lentils, legumes, nuts, processes meats, tough meats, brown rice, dried fruits, raisins, wheat germ, canola, coconut, bran, whole grains and whole wheat products, steamed vegetables, corn, cabbage, cauliflower, onions, potatoes with skin, berries, marmalades, pickles, potato chips, olives, horseradish, cucumber etc all are best avoided. The above-mentioned is subject to your consulting doc's concurrence too. He may have to drink lots of clear fluids unless advised otherwise by his doc. Your consulting medical oncologist can best advise on the next steps post surgery. However, an integrated therapy that extrapolates the best of conventional medicine and naturopathic/ alternative medicine to further treatment shall be a desirable approach to treat, going forward. You may connect with me should you require me to complement appropriately. Hope this helps. Take care and all the very best.
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I am 39 year old male. I experience frequent urinary tract infections. Its very painful while urinating. My prostate weight is 18 gms.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I am 39 year old male. I experience frequent urinary tract infections. Its very painful while urinating. My prostate ...
Hello- >Frequent UTI in males occurs due to following factors- Avoiding urine/Stool pressure, eating too much spicy diet/non-veg diet,excess tea/coffee, alcohol intake, unprotected sex, urinary stone recurrence, benign prostatic hypertrophy etc. So first avoid above factors. >Try these ayurvedic tips & treatment- 1.Drink plenty of boiled water. 2.Avoid sun exposure. 3.Avoid late nigh workouts. 4.Drink coriander powder decoction thrice a day. 5.Increase the amount of sweets and dairy products (except curd). 6.You can use these ayurvedi medicines for quick results too- Chandra prabha vati, shatvaryadi ghrita, Usheerasava, Audumbar awaleha etc. Note-Recurrent UTI suggests improper digestion,so don't go for antibiotics as it will worsen your condition. Follow above tips and effective ayurvedic medicine for safe and complete cure.
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What are the main symptom and causes of cancer? What are the precautions to be taken?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells Leading to symptoms like palpable lump or lymphadenopathy, Ulceration which doesn't heal, bleeding from Anywhere, weight loss, fever weakness, cough, difficulty in swallowing, change in voice, difficulty in passing urine or motions etc. Most commonly it is caused by carcinogens present around us, like tobacco, pollution, pesticides, industrial affluent, radiation exposure, Hormone imbalance, viruses, radiation exposure etc. One should avoid known carcinogens as much as possible to avoid getting cancer.
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Mam my name is vishakh. I am suffering from Syphilis. How can I survive from this.

MBBS- 1996 & MD - (OBG)/DVD/DPM/Dip.Andrology.
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
Hello you must want to take antibiotics, please you take all types of blood n urine test n culture test also. Then tell me. Ok.
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I am 25 year old and I want to know about skin cancer, my forehead skin getting black these days. What should I do? is it a symptoms of skin cancer? Please help me.

M.CH - Surgical Oncology
Oncologist, Visakhapatnam
Hi, darkening of the skin on the forehead is not a symptom of skin cancer. It may be due to compression over the area due to your cap or helmet etc if you use them. Please consult a skin specialist if any of the above don't apply. You nay have to use some cream or ointment for a temporary period. Hope this helps. Take care.
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