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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
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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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#15/17, Maharshi Karve Road, Charni Road. Landmark: Opp. to Railway Station & Near Charni Road Station, Mumbai Landmark : Opp Charni Road StationMumbai Get Directions
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4 Miracle Foods That Can Help Fight Skin Cancer!

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
4 Miracle Foods That Can Help Fight Skin Cancer!

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. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dietitian-nutritionist.

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Fight Colon Cancer With Ayurveda!

BAMS, MD-Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Visakhapatnam
Fight Colon Cancer With Ayurveda!

According to the American Cancer Society and Colon Cancer Alliance, colon cancer, which is also referred to as colorectal cancer is regarded as the third most commonly diagnosed cancer type as well as the second most important reason of cancer death in the U.S. affecting both men and women. But thankfully, colon cancer can be prevented by changing the food habits.

It is also important to get regular screenings through colonoscopy, which will help you to determine the early or precancerous stage that can be treated with the removal of cancerous cells. Colorectal cancer is deemed to be cancer-related to the food habits and it can be prevented by correcting the same. Here are the top ways through which you can help your condition naturally:

  1. Reduce the amount of red meat consumption: Health studies reveal that people who eat red meat on a regular basis are more prone to developing colon cancer. This is because the chemicals required to digest this food damage the DNA material which in turn is the main reason behind the cause of cancer.
  2. Increase the amount of garlic intake: By consuming more garlic, you can reduce the risk of developing different types of cancer, particularly those of the gastrointestinal tract. Garlic is rich in anti-bacterial properties that can block the pathways of cancer causing elements and boost the repair as well as reduce the proliferation of cells. It is also high in selenium and sodium content which are beneficial for the overall health.
  3. Consume all types of plant antioxidants: The bright coloured fruits and vegetables, as well as herbs and spices, can greatly contribute to adding a wide array of antioxidants in your regular diet. Foods that are rich in anti-oxidants include carrots, pomegranates, cranberries, kale, broccoli, tomatoes, apples, cabbage, turmeric, sage, rosemary, saffron, purple and red grapes.
  4. Cook foods in olive oil: Olive oil is rich in anti-cancer properties and it helps in reducing bile acid and increasing the enzymes that can regulate the growth of the cells on the intestine lining so that tissues can be renewed. Antioxidant compounds called phenolics are present in olive oil and have also proven to be a cancer protective anti-oxidant.
  5. Increase the consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids: It has been reported by several types of research that a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the occurrence of colon cancer and therefore you must eat a lot of salmon, cod, mackerel and sardines for decreasing the pro-inflammatory levels in your body.

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

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In february 2017 when I went to health checkup I got to know that I got blood cancer. I am undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia from 1 year .in july 2017 I went for bone marrow checkup. There are no signs of cancer cells .now I am in maintenance therapy. Recently I got married before 2 months .i want to know that, I can participate in my sexual life or not?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, it's usually okay to have sex while you're being treated. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind. For one, you'll need to use a condom or other barrier method of protection during intercourse (including oral / genital sex) for at least three days following chemotherapy. Chemicals from chemotherapy can be excreted in semen and vaginal secretions, and a condom will help to protect your partner from unnecessary exposure. Also, penetrative sex should be avoided entirely if you have a compromised immune system. Be creative and find other ways to stimulate yourself and your partner during periods of increased vulnerability. Beyond this, there are no rules or timelines for sex after treatment. Listen to your body (or your partner's body) and pursue intimacy when you feel ready.
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I am 32 years old female, I want to know what are the preventive measures that we as females need to take to be safe from breast and cervical cancer. How can we improve our lifestyles.

DNB (Oncology), M.B.B.S
Oncologist, Chennai
Hi, We are having many screening tests for breast and cervix. Healthy lifestyle including proper exercise, sleep, food helps to prevent cancer. Obesity is one for cause for breast cancer. Clinical breast examination, self Brest examination, mammogram are the screening tools for Breast. Pap smear is the screening tool for Cervical cancer. You need to be physically present for these screening procedures.
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I am 37 years male and I want to do whole body cancer screen test. So please suggest me the process of blood test so that I can do it.

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Coimbatore
Hi lybrate-user. There is no proven whole body screening test that can tell you if you have cancer. However, there are tests available to screen for particular cancers in individuals with high risk of particular type of cancer. We need to talk about your lifestyle and symptoms if any and only then can decide on appropriate tests. Blindly going for a panel of tests will leave with more questions than answers.
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Lump in back. Felt when touched. What tests should I do? I don't have any other health issues. Can it be cancerous.

FACS, MBBS, MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
F. N. A c ie fine needle aspiration biopsy. 2. Excional ie remove the toumar and do the histo pathological examination to exclude cancer. Pl show it to surgeonfor his opinion.
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Doctors pls take it serious. My 1 testicle is larger than the other one is it normal .how can I check it's a cancer or not.

BAMS
Sexologist, Nashik
Doctors pls take it serious. My 1 testicle is larger than the other one is it normal .how can I check it's a cancer o...
Do Scrotum Sonography means Sonography of testis. It will give u exact cause and reason why one testis is enlarged. One testis may be little large than other. Its normal most of the times.
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How long would it take to heal from prostate enlargement if I take homeopathy medicine?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, FCCS,USA, DIPLOMA IN HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT, POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNICATION
Sexologist, Jaipur
How long would it take to heal from prostate enlargement if I take homeopathy medicine?
No idea about homeopathy. But in allopathy only two options are there. Either take medicine or go for operation.
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Benign Prostate Hyperplasia - Causes And Symptoms

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Urology
Urologist, Bangalore
Benign Prostate Hyperplasia - Causes And Symptoms

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition which results in the enlargement of the prostate gland. The Prostate gland is situated near the Urethra (a tube which helps flush out the urine from the bladder). Generally, the chance of developing BPH increases after one crosses the age of 50. But it is yet unknown as to why some men experience more severe symptoms than others.

Causes of BPH
This condition generally occurs because of old age and affects almost all men above the age of 75. It occurs because of the various hormonal changes and changes in cell growth that the body goes through, as one becomes old. Sometimes BPH can set in due to genetics. If BPH sets in due to genetically reasons, it usually is quite severe and affects men before they reach 60.

Symptoms of BPH
Quite a few men who develop BPH, experience no symptoms at all. But when symptoms of BPH, known as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUT) start, they can be either mild or very severe. The severity of the symptoms is not related to the extent of the enlargement. Many a times men with only a mild enlargement complain about severe symptoms, while men with a highly enlarged prostate gland have not complained about any discomfort faced. 

Symptoms of BPH tend to worsen due to cold weather and also because of physical and emotional overexertion. There are certain medicines, which should be avoided if you suffer from BPH, as they have a tendency to worsen your symptoms, for example diphenhydramine, pseudoephedrine, oxymetazoline spray and other antidepressants.

The symptoms of BPH are related to bladder emptying and issues with bladder storage.

Symptoms related to the urine drainage from the bladder are:

  1. Strain while urinating
  2. Weak urine flow
  3. Some dribbling after urination
  4. Sudden urge to urinate
  5. Pain while urinating

Symptoms related to storage of urine in the bladder are:

  1. Waking during the night to urinate
  2. Urinating frequently during the day and at night
  3. Sudden urge to urinate, which may be hard to control

It however, has to be kept in mind that these symptoms may not primarily occur due to prostate enlargement, but are the result of other conditions like urinary tract infections, prostatitis, prostate cancer, neurological disorders and even diabetes. Thus, it is essential that you visit a doctor and get the cause for these symptoms diagnosed properly.

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What do you mean by blood cancer? In which activities in this disease? How to cure blood cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Blood cancer is caused by abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of one of the components of blood causing suppression of others. Hence leading to symptoms like palpable lump or lymphadenopathy, anemia, easy bleeding or bruising, bone pains etc. Blood cancer is treated by chemotherapy.
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