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Dr. Bhavna Parikh

Oncologist, Mumbai

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Bhavna Parikh is one of the best Oncologists in Mumbai, Mumbai. She is currently practising at Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre in Mumbai, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Bhavna Parikh on Lybrate.com.

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Please advise me what can do when I suffered from cancer and what are the symptoms of blood cancer? Please advise.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Symptoms of blood cancer are prolonged fever. Frequent infection, bleeding, bone pains lumps etc. You must get annual screening done to rule out cancer or any other deadly disease. Must see doctors if finding are suspicious.
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I am 27 year old. Mere dono breast ke bich me 1 ganth ho rahi h. Kya ye breast cancer ka sign h?

UICC International Fellow in Oncollogy , ESTRO certification in Head and neck oncology, MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Jamnagar
Hi, The area you r telling is called sternal area. Which is very rarely site for breast cancer. If it is hard, go for examination by specialist.
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Meri breast pr nipple k pas ek or do sal se choti si blister Nikli thi. Jisme se kuch white color ka kuch ajib sa niklta h. Us breast me na to drd h na hi kuch but wo blister muje khtm krni h. please ye btaiye ki m kya kru uske liye Koi home remedy or ointment.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user hi ye sebaceous cyst ka problem lag raha he ko minor surgery se solve ho jayega don't worry thanks regards.
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How to identify child hood cancer and how to treat this disease and the methods of preventing cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Sir sir most common cancers we see in children are leukaemias, bone or brain tumours. You must watch children for frequent headache, difficulty in Reading, change in Gait or walking style, speech, bone pains, swelling and must take a note if falling ill frequently, frequent fever, bleeding Childhood cancers are mostly genetically related due to some mutations that's why mostly we have to be watchful in early diagnosis and prevent any childhood exposure to radiation.
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What are the sign and symptoms of cancer? What are the preventions applied for cancer patients? Describe the answer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled cancer proliferation of cells that are uncontrolled and autonomous. They usually present as pain less lump, abnormal bleeding, ulceration, fever, anaemia, fatigue, weight loss etc. One has to stop exposure to carcinogens and quit smoking, preventing from pollution, consumption of antioxidants vegetables fruits and get routine screening check up done.
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I am a male of age 76 as on today. I am a patient of cancer of urinary bladder. Initially in March April 2016 I was having blood in urine. After detailed examination including MRI, Biopsy and CT scan it was diagnosed as Cancer of Urinary Bladder. I was operated upon (TURBT). PET CT in Sept 2017 shown tumor of 38 mm. Then I was treated with chemotherapy from 01 Oct 2016 to 06 Jan 2017. On 08 Jan 2017 PET CT revealed tumor reduced to 8 mm. Radiation was done upto 10 March, 2017. Doctor put me on Tab Ralgyz Plus -1 OD. PET CT done in June 2017 shown a little reduced thickening than earlier outside right side of Urinary bladder but it was non cancerous. Tab Ralgyz Plus continued for 3 months. On 06.12.2017 PET CT shown even better results. But thickening was reduced still there. Doctor again has put me on Ralgyz plus from 10.12.17 onwards. I am now having blood in urine with little chips of white color. Tests like Lipid profile, Renal profile, Lever profile, CBC and Urine culture were done. All tests shown normal result except Urine, which was sterile after 48 hours but RBC were seen (full field). He is also on clopiwas for blood thinning. On stopping clopiwas for a while RBC in urine fell to 20-25 and colour was also visibly normal. Please advise. PET CT on 06.12.17 shown no cancer. But after 15 days blood is coming in urine. Is it because of Tablet Ralgyz plus or due to cancer coming again? What should I do now?

MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Hello dear Lybrate user, Warm welcome to Lybrate.com I have evaluated your query thoroughly.* many possible conditions, prime concern is blood thinner most likely.* Maintain hydration with plenty of liquids. Continue regular follow up with urologist. Hope this clears your query. Wishing you fine recovery. Welcome for any further assistance. Regards take care.
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Pap Smear - All You Need To Know About It

DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Pap Smear - All You Need To Know About It

A is a screening test done to to test for occurrence of uterine cancer. Carried out in a quick and simple way to extract a sample, the sample is collected from the cervix area of a woman during a pelvic exam. The examination of the sample takes place under a microscope thereafter to find abnormalities that can point towards cancer and pre cancer changes.

There are many reasons why women should get a pap smear screening done:

1. Women who are HIV positive should get this test done regularly so as to detect any anomalies in the cervix. This condition usually comes with higher risk of infections and cancer, which is why regular screening is required.

2. Age is also another factor and women over the age of 30 should go through an annual screening on a compulsory basis. This is also true for women who have been through pregnancy and child birth.

Preparing for a Pap Smear: To prepare for a pap smear test, you need to ensure that you are not menstruating at the time. Also, you may want to avoid sexual activity just before the test so as to get the most accurate readings. During the process, remember to stay calm and relax your body physically.

Procedure: The pap smear procedure is a quick one that might be only slightly uncomfortable. This test is usually carried out on the examination table at the gynecologist's clinic. The legs will need to be spread and placed in stirrups. The doctor will insert a speculum to hold open the vaginal opening so that the spatula can be inserted easily to take a sample from the area. This sample of the cells will be tested in a lab after due preservation.

Test Results: The test results can either be normal or abnormal. An abnormal result does not point at the presence of cancer. Rather it can simply mean that abnormal cells exist in the cervix. The doctor may ask you to go through these tests and screening more frequently so as to study the anomalies in a more detailed manner. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Know About Laser Prostate Surgery

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology
Urologist, Delhi
Know About Laser Prostate Surgery

One of the most common problems faced by ageing men is benign prostatic hypertrophy. Prostate is the gland at the base of the urethra near the bladder and when it enlarges it can lead to symptoms, mostly related to urination.

1. Frequent urge to pass urine
2. Prolonged urination
3. Frequent nocturnal visits to the toilet
4. Intermittent urination
5. Difficulty to start urinating
6. Inability to completely empty the bladder
7. Urinary tract infections

There are medications available to manage this, but offer only temporary relief. Many men therefore prefer to have the surgery undergone to manage these bothersome symptoms. However, like any surgery, the risks and benefits need to be considered along with other conditions like age, overall health status, other comorbid conditions, etc.

Surgical removal of the enlarged prostate gland is a more definitive approach to manage these symptoms. In addition to providing a quick cure, it also is used in the following cases:

1. Patients who do not respond to medications
2. Presence of blood in the urine
3. Associated bladder stones
4. Frequent infections of the urinary tract
5. Associated damage to the kidneys

Procedure of Surgery
During the procedure, a tube is passed through the tip of the penis into the urethra towards the bladder neck. Once it is in the desired position, laser is passed through it to deliver energy that acts on the prostate to either completely or partially destroy it. There are two methods by which laser acts on the enlarged prostate and making way for free flow of the urine.

1. Ablation: Excess prostate tissue is melted away by the laser by using photosensitive vaporization of the prostate. This is also known as Greenlight laser therapy or KTP laser vaporization. Alternately, Holmium can be used as the source of laser energy to ablate the prostate tissue.

2. Enucleation: Excess prostate tissue is cut and teased out through the urethra. Holmium laser is used to resect the prostate into smaller pieces, which are then removed out through a resectoscope. Another technique uses a tissue morcellator which grinds the enlarged prostate into smaller pieces to enable easy retrieval.

More men now opt for laser prostate removal as it has the following advantages:

1. Reduced risk of bleeding: This becomes essentially important in patients who are on blood thinners.
2. No hospitalization: This can be done either as an outpatient or with minimal one day stay at the hospital
3. Immediate symptom relief: As compared to medications, the relief is felt almost immediately after the surgery
4. No catheter: With laser surgery, a catheter may be required for less than 24 hours unlike in open surgical cases.

As noted above, as with any surgery, once enlarged prostate symptoms set in, have a detailed discussion with your doctor to identify if you are a suitable candidate for laser surgery.

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Hi I am married just one month back and I think that my breast shape is very small. And I feel lump in my breast. I am really worried is that a sign of cancer. Also I want to increase my beast size .pls help me how do I do it?

Fellowship in Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, M.S. - Master of Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
If you feel lump in the breast get it examined by a surgeon. It should be investigated and then treatment can be advised.
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I have a breast pain due to cold and cough . What type of medicine should I take?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have a breast pain due to cold and cough . What type of medicine should I take?
1. Do warm saline gurgling and steam inhalation with karvol plus inhalant capsule 2-3 times daily. 2. Put otrivin nasal drop one drop thrice daily. 3. Take viscodyne d syrup 2 tsf 2-3 times daily if you have dry cough or viscodyne syrup 2 tsf three times daily if you have cough with sputum. 4. If no relief, you have to take antibiotic after consulting doctor.
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