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Dr. Dilip Murarkar

Oncologist, Mumbai

Dr. Dilip Murarkar 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
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Dilip Murarkar is an experienced Oncologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Dilip Murarkar at Dr. Dilip Murarkar@Saifee Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Dilip Murarkar on Lybrate.com.

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Sir my father was diagnosed with oral cancer in 2010 for which he went through surgery followed by radiotherapy. Now after 7 years he is dryness in his mouth. So my question is that how to make it go away as we have consulted with doctor and he has given Silva supplement but it does not work very much.

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 father. Well, dry mouth is one of the common side effects of H& N radiotherapy. Alternatively, he may rinse his mouth with half a glass of luke warm water to which a tsp of olive oil and honey is added, 3 to 4 times daily. Hope this helps. Do take care, and all the very best. Sincerely
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Will vitamin D save my life? Should I really be taking four times the recommended daily dose? How long am I contagious when I have the flu or a cold? Is my microwave giving me cancer?

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Hi vitamin d is important for all mostly women, pregnancy, lactation, old age etc more required. For you take normally by foods like dairy products, organic protien based foods, egg, milk, fish, stem based vegetables, fibre rich all cereals, banana, curd etc.
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Hello doctors, today I did a general health check up. Everything came normal xcept monocyte. Which is 12% and my total wbc count was 6900 which is in normal range. So do I have to worry about monocyte. Since its play a major role in cancer. My doctor din tell me regarding this. So kindly help me out. M 26 years of age.

MBBS
General Physician,
there are so many reasons for slight increase of these ingredients of blood most of the results are with in the normal range hence you need not worry about this.zmonocutes arebtype of blood cells that fights off bacteria and and helps to remove dead cells and damaged tissues destroy cancer cells as and regulate immunity against forien substances.
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What is the symptoms of breast cancer and how can it be treated easily other than chemotherapy which causes psoriasis?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Breast cancer most commonly presents as painless lump, nipple discharge, redness of skin , Asymmetric breasts, lump in armpits, enlargement of one of the breast etc. It is treated by surgery primarily follow ed by other treatments like chemotherapy, radiotherapy hormonal therapy depending on histopathology and immunohistochemistry.
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In my wife's breasts before menstruation becomes lumpy internal conflicts comes with inflammation stiffness which is quite uncomfortable. Please advise the pain is too much. before some time took medicine for pregnancy.

MBBS, M S General Surgery ,
General Surgeon, Chandigarh
Hi this is very much common with young females don't worry about it during menstruation you can take tab metal forte thrice a day with plenty of water for three days rest of the time it is not required. It will stop slowly of its own don't worry.
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How to control cholesterol and weight? Once you are into cancer and a operation is performed to remove the tumor how it can be treated without chemo?

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
Hi cholestrol/ wt can be cured-3-4 months course. Also cancer can be cured with cancero medicine course-6 months, no need for chemo.
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What is symptoms of cancer how it can be cured and what are the wys to get rid of it.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Unexplained weight loss Fever Fatigue Pain Skin changes (itching, unnatural hair growth, reddened skin, darker skin, etc.) Unusual bleeding Nagging cough Indigestion problems or trouble swallowing.these are the symptoms of cancer to get rid off you to do proper treatments
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ECMO New Era of Medicicne

Homeopath,
ECMO New Era of Medicicne

What is ECMO?
Like dialysis for unfunctional kidney, Ecmo for unfunctional lung.

Ecmo stands for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. It is a method of giving oxygen for the body when icu pateint lungs and/or heart are not able to supply oxygen on their own. 

Why ICU pateint put on ECMO?

Doctors place ICU patients on ECMO when patients are not able to supply oxygen to the body.

ICU patients’ lungs fail for a number of reasons including pneumonia, lung cancer, pulmonary edema, pulmonary embolism and COPD.

 When a patient’s lungs fail, he/she first is intubated (breathing tube) and hooked up to a ventilator (breathing machine).
 However, sometimes lungs are so damaged that providing oxygen through intubation is not enough.

This is when doctors turn to v-v ecmo.
A heart can fail for many reasons including heart attack, pulmonary embolism, bad valve disease, or worsening heart failure. When a heart fails, doctors try to fix the underlying problem. They may also start medications (called ionotropes) to help improve the pump function of the heart. If medications are not enough, doctors will turn to v-a ecmo.

How long can someone stay on ecmo?

That is a complicated question. Due to the risks of ecmo discussed above, doctors try to keep patients on ecmo for as short a time as possible. Often patient will be on ecmo for several days up to 1-2 weeks. Every day, several blood and imaging tests are done to determine if a patient is ready to come off ecmo. As the technology of ecmo improves, hopefully side effects will decrease and patients can remain on ecmo for longer periods of time.

What is the difference between ecmo and a ventilator (breathing machine)?

Both ecmo and a ventilator aim to provide oxygen to the body when the patient’s own lungs and breathing are failing. The ventilator assists the patient’s own lungs by pushing oxygen with pressure into the lungs. Ecmo instead provides oxygen directly via a catheter placed in a patient’s vein or artery. We almost always try oxygenating a patient with a ventilator first. However, when a patient’s lungs are too sick for this, we turn to ecmo to assist in providing oxygen to the body. V-v ecmo provides oxygen through a vein. This blood then has to travel to the heart and be pumped around the rest of the body through arteries. Therefore, with v-v ecmo or with a ventilator, a patient must have a well-functioning heart to get the oxygen pumped throughout the body. V-a ecmo has the additional advantage of pumping blood directly to arteries. This “by-passes” the heart and is therefore the method of ecmo we use when a patient’s heart is failing.

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My elder brother 53, has been diagnosed rectal cancer. Any remedies for this. Please suggest

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist, Howrah
If it is operable, go for surgery first. Depending on the postoperative pathology report further treatment will be decided. If it is inoperable, but nonmetastatic, then go for concomitant chemoradiotherapy first. This will be followed by surgery.
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Hi, One of my relative is taking" GUTKHA" for about more than 15 years and she is about 37 yrs. Old. At what age she may be suffer from Cancer. OR she may not be. please reply. Thanks a lot in advance.:)

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, nearly 40percent cancers are tobacco related, chewing gutkha is one of the worst kind of addiction and may lead to oral cancers which are very bad type of cancers. There is no specific pattern as inner immunity also plays role in resisting cancer development, but as the immunity goes down it may develop into cancer.
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I hv enlarge prostate 65 cc. For prostate surgery other than laser treatment there is now another treatment PE prostate artery embolization What are + or - of these treatment.

M.Ch - Urology
Urologist, Jhansi
These treatments are very new and still in trial and research phases. So pls do not rely on these. Turp is gold standard and still best.
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If there is breast cancer lump you have in your breast can this affects your all body if it's not increased in size?

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected Prachi first of all u must know that all lumps in breast are not of cancer . & usually by enlarge if it is cancer lump it is never going to remain same size for a long dear
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Hello my breast pains near the upper n lower side for some days n then it automatically I get rid of the pain. But after some days it again come back can you please tell me why its happening?

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
There are some internal changes in the breast during menstrual cycles and a little bit of pain and engorgment of the breast can happen that time so just relax but if the problem is more then you you should consult a gynaecologist
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Hello, I am 40 yrs. Old female. I am suffering from breast cancer and have completed with my 2nd out of 8 chemotherapy cycle. I cannot eat or drink anything & feel like vomiting as soon as I eat something. Pls suggest me some food or liquid that feel cool and give me energy.

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Hello It must be extremely difficult on your part to undergo chemotherapy. I hope you are the taking the medicines for nausea and vomiting. The best thing to do is eat small frequent meals. Try eating cold foods too. Eat calorie dense food. That will give you more energy Please take care. All the best !
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FELLOWSHIP IN ADVANCED LIVER SURGERY AND LIVER TRANSPLANTATION, FELLOWSHIP IN HEPATOBILIARY AND LIVER TRANSPLANT SURGERY, MASTER OF SURGERY, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
Liver cancer can be cured, If diagnosed in time.
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Hi. I have a problem that I think is serious. Weekly twice or thrice when I wake up and spit, blood comes from my mouth. My stomach at times gives a burning sensation. I did try and ask a doctor but was told that it was due to heat. Can anyone please confirm that because various thoughts are running on my mind thinking it may be cancer ?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
It can be just an infection of your gums.You will have to consult a dentist for teeth cleaning.And routine oral prophylaxis.Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride tooth paste, floss regularly, use your mouthwashes.
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My father is suffering from gall bladder cancer on 4th stage what diet I should give to him and now he is felling very weak so what should I do.

Diploma in Radio Therapy, MBBS
Oncologist, Chennai
Dear lybrate-user, Kindly let me know if your father is under any treatment. If he is under any chemo therapy treatment he will be experiencing weakness and also vomiting with reduced appetite. Kindly provide him natural health supplements like fresh fruit juices and frequent meals to give him strength for his usual activities. Vitamin supplements and protein supplements are also advisable.
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What You Should Know About Pap Smear Test

DNB, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
What You Should Know About Pap Smear Test

A Pap Smear 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 childbirth.

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.

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Kidney cancer is one of the top ten most common cancers, and it is most often discovered in men over fifty, according to the American Cancer Society. What are the symptoms of kidney cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
One can experience vague abdominal pain, painless haematuria, difficulty in passing urine, lump in abdomen. Usually they are undiagnosed for long as other kidney takes over the function. Routine ultrasound abdomen will help in catching asymptomatic renal cell carcinoma.
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