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Dr. Anil Sanganeria

MS, FICS

Oncologist, Mumbai

33 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Anil Sanganeria MS, FICS Oncologist, Mumbai
33 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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Dr. Anil Sanganeria is one of the best Oncologists in Bombay Hospital, Mumbai. He has been a successful Oncologist for the last 33 years. He has completed MS, FICS. You can consult Dr. Anil Sanganeria at N T Tabacco Clinic in Bombay Hospital, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Anil Sanganeria and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MS - Jaipur University - 1983
FICS - U.S. - 2003
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Hindi

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Dear Sir/Madam, I want to know about the cancer and how could one avoid from cancer and what is prevention for the cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir cancer is a lifestyle related disease caused by increased pollution, pesticides usage in farming, radiation exposure, adulterated food, tobacco usage, Lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyle, fatty food, hormonal imbalance etc. One should Lead a healthy lifestyle and avoid all kinds of carcinogenic substance to avoid cancer and go for regular health screening for early diagnosis.

I have the cancer in lungs i.e. Water collected in lungs that i guess happens in final stage.

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS
Oncologist
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Water in lung does not mean you have cancer. It can be due to some infections also. Please consult a pulmonologist (chest specialist) for proper diagnosis.

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.

MD Radiation Oncology, ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist, DM Medical Oncology (Pursuing)
Oncologist
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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.

I am a female of 16 yrs. I want to know what are the signs of breast cancer? Is one breast bigger than the other a warning sign of cancer? Are teenager females affected with breast cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear mam, most common symptom of breast cancer is palpable lump, which is mostly painless. Other symptoms can be redness of skin, swelling of one of the breast, lymphadenopathy in armpits, skin thickening etc. If one breast is larger from the beginning, it's normal as there are likely to be some variations, but if suddenly some change is there then need to be evaluated.

What kind of precautions are to be taken to avoid from causing blood cancer and brain caner?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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You can only screen to diagnose early the above cancers because there are very few risk factors known. One of them is radiation exposure, so avoid any undue exposure. Watch for any symptoms like prolonged fever frequent infection bleeding, easy bruising, lumps or neurological symptoms like frequent headache, vomiting, neurological deficit, paralysis, abnormal behaviour.

What type of cancer do I have? Where is it located? What are the risk factors for this disease? Is this type of cancer caused by genetic factors? Are other members of my family at risk?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir, why do you feel that you have cancer, please let us know your symptoms to guide you through. Cancer may occur from head to toe any organ may be affected. Histopathologically also there may be more than 200 types of cancers depending on cell of origin. Risk factors may be tobacco, alcohol, pesticides, industrial affluent, radiation exposure, unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise, Hormone related or genetic. Yes 5-7%cancers may be inherited from one generation to other most common may be breast cancer, ovarian, Colon, retinoblastoma few sarcoma.

My father in law has diagnosed 4th stage lung cancer 4 months back. He is of 72 Does chemo help. He has hone through his 1st chemo. But no signs of hairloss or anything showed. Y What shud b d duration between cycles of chemo Is der any prblm if d 2nd cycle b delayed.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist
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Stage 4 lung cancer has a palliative role and may benefit in symptoms as well and may prolong some life. No hair loss a good thing. Cycle frequency is 3-4 weeks depending upon the regimen. If delayed can have poorer results.

Hi i am 25 yrs old yesterday night few bleeding in my left breast and pain also. I am very afraid please tell me it could be a cancer.Please suggest

MD - Maternity & Child Health
Gynaecologist
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25 yr old and breast cancer is unlikely but stil go n consult gynecologist for proper treatment if there is a problem or so.

Hi I am 30years old I am suffering from prostate infection since last april at the first doctor were unable to detect it only than last november it was diagnosed prostate infection the 1st urologist doctors medicine did not helped too much than the 2nd doc medicine helped a bit but not in a full manner still I use to have pain in my lower abdomen and penis and anus doctor had told meto hae chymoral forte thrice a day but still having pain.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon
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Hi I am 30years old I am suffering from prostate infection since last april at the first doctor were unable to detect...
Dear lybrate user, prostate infection is common in young people like you, it is uncommon to get prostate infection unless it is not functioning the way it should, that is to say if you abstain from sex the chances of infection rises, however infection in prostate takes long time to subside as few drugs only can penetrate and reach prostate, my suggestion is try to empty the prostatic secretions by indulging in safe sex as much as you can and use antibiotics, you should see a senior urologist in your area and be patient enough and use medicines prescribed by the doctor.

My friend has a blood cancer then which food are eaten by him to prevent high level cancer and which medicine are taken by him.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Blood cancer is treated by high dose chemotherapy and medicines are only prescribed by oncologist after evaluation. Food is also restricted to oncology diet avoid raw food and street food. It should be hiegenic and balanced.

Pls explain the pain of tenderness and does it happen only on one side breast or both side in pregnancy n which portion of breast pain during it.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon
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Pls explain the pain of tenderness and does it happen only on one side breast or both side in pregnancy n which porti...
Respected lybrate-user hi pain is in both breasts but not that severe to get worried and also everybody will not get it. Just relax calm yourself. When god has given pregnancy god already conveys enough strength to future mother to withstand all minor major pains dear thanks regards.

I have tumours on body at many places since 8 years.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist
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Commonly these are lipoma or neurofibroma. They are benign tumors and does not require any treatment and there is no specific medicine for these. If there is sudden increase in size consult surgeon.

Can we share our food with the cancer patients. Or can we eat with him or his left food ?

Fellowship in Bleeding and Thrombotic disorders, F.N.B Pediatric Hematology Oncology, MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), M.B.B.S.
Pediatrician
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It is not proper for a cancer patient to eat someone else's left over food. You could however eat with him and share the same food cooked at home.

Why Is Cancer the Biggest Threat to India

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician
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Cancer is the one of the biggest threat to the young indian population because of the factors that cause cancer, but also due to late detection. However, certain bad habbits and the factors increase the risk of cancer in india.

Causes of cancer in india
1. Overpopulation and the problem of nutrition: as per records, india is the world's third most populous country. However, it lacks in resources to feed the multiplying number of mouths. Nutrition plays a key role in deciding the quality of a person's life. Nutrition has therefore emerged as an essential branch of research and medical care in the last few decades. Lack of nutrition directly results in weakened immunity. Your body becomes prone to diseases, some of which can be fatal. To fight off cancer cells, one must have a strong immune system that comes from the right kind of nutrition.

2. Smoking is a recurrent habit among children and adults: smoking can cause cancer. Every cigarette packet reads the same warning messages but it doesn't actually deter smokers in any way. Smoking is prevalent among people of all age groups in india. From poor children to conscious educated adults, all are seen smoking.

3. A tropical country and its woes: tropical countries are known to face the wrath of the sun. While most places in central, western, partly eastern and southern india experience extremes of temperature in summer, other places with moderately hot summers are not exempted from the harmful uv rays. Ultraviolet rays can be very harmful for one's skin, as it can cause skin cancer. Indians have a high amount of melanin, which protects them against sun rays, but the threat exists nonetheless.

4. The concept of fast food: a global economy has opened avenues awaiting your attention in the realm of food. To suit the tones and moods of a fast life, fast food has been made available to you. We take pride in consuming things that can be prepared in an instant: instant noodles, soups and even curries. Packaged food and junk food are sources of cancer cells.

5. Lack of awareness regarding the most common types of cancer: breast and cervical cancer are the two most common types of cancer eating away the health of indians. The problem lies in being unaware about the root causes, symptoms and treatment procedures related to these kinds of cancer. Social repression turns health concerns into matters of insignificance. Women fear social alienation after coming in the open with their problems.
Why Is Cancer the Biggest Threat to India

What are the symptoms of cancer, how can we know those are cancer symptoms or any other disease symptoms.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear mam, cancer arises from cells within out body. The cells become uncontrolled and autonomous and cause symptoms like lumps, bleeding, ulceration, abnormal weight loss, fever, altered bowel habits etc. These symptoms may be due to other diseases as well but only if they continue for a long period like over a month or so, seek medical advice.

I'm using 2% hydroquinone for past two years, so far I'm happy with the results but I'm worried by people saying hydroquinone can cause skin cancer, can you please help me?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir, there is no conclusive evidence that it Hydroquinone is definitely related to cancer or not. But cosmetic products do contain chemicals and should be user with caution. Any burning sensation or allergic reaction, it should be discontinued.

What steps can I take to lower my risk of breast cancer? What factors may increase my risk?

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist
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Hi dear there are certain causes/ factors which are responsible for cancers, including breast cancer. You can avoid these, to lower risk factor, as per below;;--- ------------------------------------------------------- causes;-different types of cancers may be having ------- different types of multiple causes, not any one, in some cancers--viruses have been detected. Adultrated foods, allopathic salts, hormonal drugs, chemical salts, paints, alcohol, smoking, constipation, unhealthy water, foods, uncompatible foods, excessive sex-loss of semen, industrial hazards, polluted air, acidity, arthritis, stones, unknown reasons etc. Are other causes. Prevention;;-- you can prevent cancers by avoiding its possible causes.

4 Foods That Help Fight Skin Cancer

Diploma in Practical Dermatology, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist
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Skin cancer most often develops on skin that has faced sun exposure. At the same time, it can also affect skin areas that haven't been exposed to sun's rays. Do you know, skin cancer can be prevented by consuming some foods? Yes, and there are some out there:

1. Fatty fish - Including fatty fish in your diet can shield you against melanoma as they contain the beneficial nutrient Omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, these kinds of fatty acids are considered to be best for consumption as unlike saturated fats, they don't increase your risk for certain types of cancer. A study in the International Journal of Epidemiology reveals that individuals who consume a diet containing fish that is high in these healthy fats have low rates of this form of cancer.
2. Vegetables - This is another food option that is known to possess strong skin cancer-fighting properties. Dark leafy veggies like spinach, kale and broccoli can aid fighting against melanoma. A pigment found in tomatoes called lycopene has properties that guard you against cardiovascular diseases as well as cancers of all kinds. Similarly, the pigment carotenoids found in vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, etc are known to protect against sunburn.
3. Herbs - Including herbs in your diet can help in replenishing the minerals and vitamins that get depleted due to the action of the sun. According to experts, about 80% of your body's vitamin levels see a reduction when you stay under the sun for 30-45 minutes. Basil, parsley, and rosemary are a few of the herbs that possess cancer-fighting qualities.
4. Flaxseeds - The unique qualities of flaxseed make it the best option against skin cancer. It contains both antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids, making it an all-around solution to fighting skin cancer.
4 Foods That Help Fight Skin Cancer

I am suffering from enlarge prostate. What should i do? Please advise.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist
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I am suffering from enlarge prostate. What should i do? Please advise.
Since when you have this condition? to help control the symptoms of an enlarged prostate, try to: limit beverages in the evening. Don't drink anything for an hour or two before bedtime to avoid middle-of-the-night trips to the toilet. Limit caffeine and alcohol. They can increase urine production, irritate the bladder and worsen symptoms. Limit decongestants or antihistamines. These drugs tighten the band of muscles around the urethra that control urine flow, making it harder to urinate. Go when you first feel the urge. Waiting too long might overstretch the bladder muscle and cause damage. Schedule bathroom visits. Try to urinate at regular times such as every four to six hours during the day to" retrain" the bladder. This can be especially useful if you have severe frequency and urgency. Follow a healthy diet prescribed by registered dietitan. Obesity is associated with enlarged prostate. Stay active. Inactivity contributes to urine retention. Even a small amount of exercise can help reduce urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate. Urinate and then urinate again a few moments later. This practice is known as double voiding. Keep warm. Colder temperatures can cause urine retention and increase the urgency to urinate. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.

Hello doctors, my mother had breast cancer operation 3 week ago. Now the doctors are telling me to have chemotherapy. But I don't want her to have chemotherapy and I requested them to give her oral chemo but they are not at all ready to do so? So will oral chemo work or not and is it necessary for chemotherapy. As the doctors have said that they have no guarantee that even after giving chemo the cancer will not be created again . So refer me !

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir, post breast surgery, depending on histopathology reports, size and hormone receptor status, chemotherapy is decided. For breast no oral chemotherapy is done, however if she is hormone receptor positive, hormonal therapy may be done as a systemic treatment, but detailed histopathology reports are required to decide about further treatment, so please share.
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