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Dr. Asish Bhakshi

Oncologist, Mumbai

Dr. Asish Bhakshi Oncologist, Mumbai
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Asish Bhakshi is an experienced Oncologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Rhushbh Nursing Homemu in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Asish Bhakshi and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Do calories from hard liquor add just as much caloric energy/fat as calories from other sources? Is breast cancer inherited? Is greek yogurt healthier than regular yogurt?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist
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Do calories from hard liquor add just as much caloric energy/fat as calories from other sources? Is breast cancer inh...
Yes breast cancer may be inherited. About 1 in 220 breast cancer patients may be having inheritable breast cancer which puts family members at a high risk of breast or ovarian cancer.
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HPV Vaccine update

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Cardiologist
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Hpv vaccine update

Three different vaccines, which vary in the number of HPV types they contain, are available

A bivalent vaccine, targets hpv types 16 and 18
A quadrivalent hpv vaccine, targets hpv types 6, 11, 16, and 18
A 9-valent vaccine, targets the same hpv types as the quadrivalent vaccine (6, 11, 16, and 18) as well as types 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58
If cost and availability are not issues, use 9-valent vaccine for individuals for whom hpv vaccination is indicated
Infection with human papillomavirus (hpv) types 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58 is implicated in approximately 90 percent of invasive cervical cancers.
Two types associated with genital warts are (6 and 11)
Routine immunization should be offered to boys and girls aged 11 to 12, but can be administered as early as nine years of age. Catch-up vaccination should be offered to males between the ages of 13 to 21 and females between 13 to 26 years who have not been previously vaccinated. Repeat vaccination with the 9-valent vaccine is likely not warranted for individuals who have completed a series with a different HPV vaccine.
Persistent viral infection with carcinogenic HPV types causes virtually all cancer of the cervix and most cases of anal cancer. The carcinogenic types, HPV 16 and HPV 18, which are targeted by the current HPV vaccines, cause approximately 70 percent of all cervical cancers worldwide and 72 percent of anal cancers. Hpv types 31, 33, 45, 52, and 58 are estimated to cause an additional 19 percent of invasive cervical cancers. Hpv 6 and HPV 11 cause approximately 90 percent of genital warts.
Hpv immunization is most effective among individuals who have not yet been infected with HPV (eg, before sexual debut).
The quadrivalent vaccine and 9-valent are administered in three doses at time zero and at two and six months of follow-up. The bivalent vaccine is administered in three doses at time zero, and at one and six months of follow-up.
Cervical cancer screening is recommended for any woman 21 years of age or older.
Clinicians should be aware that HPV immunization is not effective in clearing cytologically evident disease or HPV infection that is already present.

Is thr any treatment fr cancer of esophegus?

MD - Oncology
Oncologist
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Yes cancer oesophagus can be treated with Radiotherapy for all cases, and if patient willing for surgery and tumor of ca oesophagus operable then can plan for radiotherapy lesser dose than only radiotherapy plan followed by surgery. Let me know the biopsy report.

Does smoking hookha and cigarette may be lead to TB. What are the diseases cause by them other then cancer.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist
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Dear lybrate-user, it is not proved that smoking causes tb but it definitely weakens your chest and may lead to many chest problems and even tb if already there may be aggravated.
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Hello Please require you r help. My dad at 46years of age is addicted towards tobacco chewing and having couple of pans. Whenever I argue him to dump these habits. He always says that he is just chewing tobacco because he has digestive problems. At 3.00am in the night also to empty his bowel he needs to chew tobacco. He takes zandu pancharist but then too he requires tobacco. I m really really worried for his health in future. I don't know what should I do. When ever I argue with him he gets aggressive. He is literate enough and doing good with his profession but then to I don't understand how can tobacco helps him to get rid of his digestive problems. My grandfather also had these habit n he died do to cancer. I love my dad the most in these universe so Please I need you r genuine, genuine suggestion. you all r the only hope so please give your valuable feedback.

MD Radiation Oncology, ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist, DM Medical Oncology (Pursuing)
Oncologist
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Hello lybrate-user, I understand that it is very tough to convince parents for leaving this bad habit. However, you can show my answer to him to further convince him. In my clinical practice, I have seen a lot of patients suffering from oral cancer who had addiction to tobacco. Chewing tobacco is definitely really bad for health. It can cause cancer too. It is a very poor addiction which will damage oral health. The teeth will be stained making the look ugly and the mouth will be full of non healing ulcers if he doesn't give up this bad habit. Its my strong request to persuade your father to stop chewing tobacco. If he feels difficult to abstain, I can prescribe some medicines for same. However, will power is most important for leaving this bad habit.

What is cancer and Which part of body most effects from cancer? What are pre symptoms of cancer and How to protect of it? What must be do to cancer patient and what never do.

FIAGES, M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , MS- Surgery , MBBS
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Cancer is uncontrolled proliferation of transformed cells in any part of the body. Neoplasm or tumor are used variably to describe any swelling or new growth. Benign growths don’t have potential to spread to other organs or parts of the body while malignancy or malignant growths have uncontrolled proliferation and metastatic potential. Transformation is multistep process with genetic alterations by which normal cells acquire malignant potential, uncontrolled proliferation capacity and capacity to spread to other parts of the body (metastasis) Worldwide cancer is responsile for 1 in 8 deaths. Most Common cancers are: Men Women Prostate breast Lung cervix and endometrium Colorectal lung What Causes Cancer? Cancer is usually multifactorial 1. Age- more in age group >60 years compared to younger age group 2. Obesity- Body mass index >30 3. Tobacco - Cigarette, Cigar, Bidi, Hookah, Smokeless tobacco like gutka, zarda etc. There is no safe form of tobacco. 4. Pan masala and supari 5. Alcohol 6. Ultraviolet rays exposure 7. Radiation Exposure 8. Genetic factors 9. Others- pollution, certain chemicals, infections Prevention of Cancer: 1. Stay away from tobacco products 2. Eat healthy and daily physical activity- fresh fruits and vegetable are good, maintain optimal body weight 3. Be safe in sun 4. Cancer awareness and early detection: alarming signs are (CAUTION)- Change in bowel or bladder habits A sore that will not heal Unusual discharge or bleeding Thickening or lump in the breast, testicles or elsewhere Indigestion or difficulty swallowing Obvious change in a wart or mole Nagging cough or hoarseness 5. Cancer Screening: screening is for healthy individuals with education. Rather than going for unnecessary blind tests, programme for screening should be planned in consultation with your oncologist as requirements are different for different cancers and differs as per age groups and gender. Also screening is not effective in all cancers. Cancer education and awareness is has due importance. Some cancers in which screening has been shown to be effective includes breast, coclon, rectum, cervix, prostate, lung in high risk groups but as mentioned earlier it is planned with participation of both individual and oncologist.
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Before 9 month my father 1st time diagnosed with MULTIPLE MYELOMA at that time his blood plasma was 15%. 24 weeks treatment was given to him with BORTECAD 2mg (cadila pharma) Injection. Now doctor saying that its response is good and no more chemo therapy is required just to continue some other medicines. Now can he live a life as before or is there any other factors for which we need to be worried? Now his age is 61.

DM - Oncology
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Hi your dad 61 years is having multiple myeloma now completed 6 cycle of chemotherapy now plan to see response if complete remission then bone marrow transplantation is the way forward other wise go ahead with maintenance chemotherapy to prevent relapse.
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Hello sir what is the symptoms of cancer and asthma disease reply thanx sir. Okk.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Cancer usually presents as painless lump anywhere like in neck, breast, armpits etc, nonhealing ulcer which persistent even after routine treatment. It may also present as sudden change in voice, bladder or bowel habits, throat pain, difficulty in swallowing, change in the size of mole etc. Asthma presents as breathing difficulty, cough, breathlessness on exertion etc.

Hi sir/madam, Can cervical cancer detected by fungus culture test? What is the symptoms and reasons for cervical cancer and at which age cervical cancer can be occur? Please help me out to clear my confusions that I am going through. Thanks and Regards Pallavi K.

DNB ( Radiation Oncology), MBBS
Oncologist
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Hi Cervical cancer cannot be detected by fungal culture. There are many reasons of cervical cancer eg, early age of sexual intercourse, multiple sexual partners, HPV infection, etc.
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I am a 24 years old house wife. I have a 2 years old baby. I had lump on my both breasts 3 years back. And it was removed by a surgery. But now I feel lump on my left side. Without any surgery how can I remove it? Please suggest any medicine or any other treatment from allopathy/ homeo / ayurveda.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist
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Go and see a doctor who can tell you whether this lump is normal or pathological. Also you have not mentioned whether you r breast-feeding your baby or not. The doctor will tell you better about the treatment after examining u.

My father is 65 year old, recently he was operated for prostrate gland, due to enlargement of gland. But after few days, he feels very less hunger, due to which he is very weak, he don't feels to eat more, he is also suffering from diabetes. please help.

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My father is 65 year old, recently he was operated for prostrate gland, due to enlargement of gland. But after few da...
Respected lybrate-user hi it may be related to some antibiotics prescribed after surgery which are mandatory for healing. Give more liquids, keep sugar under control, additionally give multivitamin tab (zincovit) once daily after meals for 15 days.

What is the survival in number of years for a Breast cancer survivor, who is free from any recurrences/secondaries after treatment with all three modalities (Surgery, Chemo & Radio therapy)

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir, now that more studies in terms of genetic analysis is being done, we know there is a group who respond very well and are long survivors. It also depends on the hormonal status ER PR positive patients are better responders. So it is difficult to say in general as the survival will depend on Histopathology, grade and lymph node status, ER PR status, initial stage and then newly analysed genetic status. Earlier stage more number of relapse free survival, receptor positive, better survival etc.
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Sir what are the symptoms of cancer how it can be cured what precautions should we take?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled growth of cells usually presents as lump, ulceration weight loss, bleeding, fever weakness etc we must avoid known carcinogens. Lead healthy lifestyle, regular check up and screening.

I'm 52. I feel usually.- drowsiness, weakness, depression, vertigo, chronic amoebic colitis, bronchial allergy, bronchitis, uti, prostat problem, minor headache etc, 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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A therapeutic diet in itself can solve many of your problems. Dietary therapy prescribed by a registered dietitian is needed, reply back for private consultation.

I have. Tumor palpation in my right side breast. please tell about it? I m so worried? Is this cancerous tumor?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Since you are quite young, you can get an ultrasound breast done after clinical confirmation by a doctor, preferably oncologist. If ultrasound shows some suspicious lump you can get an FNAC done for the confirmation of finding and diagnosis. Don't worry in most cases if is likely to be a benign disease.
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I am 50 years old my creatinine level 9 and doctor telling I had cancer one urine bladder closed that is right one and left is coming doctor wear stent for that but its right side the stent not going its blocked its seems how will my problem wil solve please give suggestion and rply which type of treatment must start.

MD - Radiothrapy, DNB
Oncologist
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Bilateral pcn and radical radiation or cystectomy is the protocol in your case mam and please dont worry you'll be fine.
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Am I more at risk if my relatives have cancer and What do cancer stages and grades mean?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Cancer is a genetic disease but only 5-7 %may be inherited. It is more related to lifestyle related factors like tobacco, pollution, pesticides, industrial affluent, smoke, chemicals in food, increased usage of plastics that triggers genetic changes than the hereditary factors. it's always good to be cautious.
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How does cancer occurs? How can we identify the cancer. And how can be prevent the cancer? What are the medicine to cure cancer?

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist
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Hi dear -causes of cancer are;;- 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. Prevention;;-- you can prevent cancers by avoiding its possible causes. ------------------------------------- ------------------------------------- symptoms;--generally pain is main symptom. Mainly --------- depend upon the organs involved. Other symptoms can be -bleeding, obstruction, ulceration, fever, weakness, loss of appetite, indigestion etc. Etc. Early detection;;- is generally difficult. But ---------------- lumps may be detected, palpable. Suddenly found when ever pain or some problem is there

I am 16 years old. I have fibroadenoma on breast please help my problem.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology
Oncologist
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Dear fibroadenomas form as a part of normal changes which take in the breast during it formation and development. They can be left alone as many of them will subside by themselves over time. If they do persist after a certain age like 30-35 yrs, they can be removed surgically.
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