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Dr. Indoo Ambulkar

MD

Oncologist, Mumbai

25 Years Experience
Dr. Indoo Ambulkar MD Oncologist, Mumbai
25 Years Experience
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Indoo Ambulkar is a renowned Oncologist in SevenHills Hospital, Mumbai. She has been a successful Oncologist for the last 25 years. She has done MD. You can meet Dr. Indoo Ambulkar personally at SevenHills Hospital, Mumbai in SevenHills Hospital, Mumbai. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Indoo Ambulkar on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Tata memorial hospital - 1992
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4 Prevention Tips For Cervical Cancer

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Agra
4 Prevention Tips For Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a kind of cancer that develops in the cervix of a woman. Cervix an an area between the uterus and vagina. It is preventable if diagnosed in early stages. Going for regular pap tests and taking a HPV vaccine can significantly lower the risk of cervical cancer. These symptoms include abnormal bleeding between menstrual periods, low back and lower abdominal pain, postcoital bleeding and strange smelling discharge. If not diagnosed in time, it can be life-threatening and requires intense treatment.  

  • Prevention of cervical cancer: There is usually no certain way of preventing cervical cancer, but by following a number of practices there is a possibility that you can prevent it. There are 3 major ways of prevention of cervical cancer, which include the following:
  • Safe sex: Major cases of cervical cancer are caused due to an infection by a virus known as human papillomavirus or HPV. This virus is usually transmitted by sexual means and having unprotected sex might leave you at the risk of getting infected by this virus during the sexual intercourse.  You should practice safe sex using protection such as condoms. This reduces your chances of being infected by the virus. This virus is transmitted via all types of sexual contact, which includes skin contact between the genitals. People who have unprotected sex with multiple sexual partners are at an increased risk of getting cervical cancer due to the HPV virus.
  • Cervical screening and vaccination: Having a cervical screening or pap smear test on a regular basis is an efficient way to detect abnormal changes in the cervix cells, at a very early stage. Even if you are being vaccinated for the HPV virus, cervical screening is essential as the vaccines against HPV virus are not always successful in providing protection from cervical cancer. If you had been previously treated for abnormal changes in the cervix cells, you should undertake more frequent screening tests. The regularity of undergoing cervical screening depends on the severity of the cell change. You should report any symptom you experience in spite of having regular cervical screening. Several vaccines are used for protection from HPV infections.  
  • Avoid smoking: You can prevent the chances of having cervical cancer by giving up smoking. In case of  smokers, it is more difficult to eliminate the HPV infection from the body, and the chances of cervical cancer get enhanced. You can undertake various measures in order to quit smoking and prescribed medicines can be used to treat withdrawal symptoms.

Cervical cancer causes great strain on the body and it may spread all over the pelvic region. In some cases, distant tissues are also affected by cervical cancer. You should consult a doctor immediately after experiencing any symptom of cervical cancer. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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We have mouth cancer over for two days. What should do we? We have headache over for four days. What should do we?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
We have mouth cancer over for two days. What should do we? We have headache over for four days. What should do we?
Do you mean mouth ulcer? you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem or may be Migraine Headache follow advises given below: You can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis consult physician for further management.
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I smoke 5 cigarettes a day. I know that it is harmful. I heard that every smoker gets into lungs cancer is that true or it causes to only chain smoker?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Any one who smokes can get cancer depending on other health parameters. Of course if you smoke more, like a chain smoker, you are more susceptible.
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Please suggest a health checkup plan to ascertain whether a person is having cancer or not.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
There is no single test to completely eliminate the risk of cancer. However there are a few tests which depending on the patient profile, may be used suitably to detect common cancers early, so that they can be treated more effectively. There is no universal solution and varies from person to person.
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We hear a lot about cases where they say the patient in the tertiary stage or advanced in cancer. How can one detect cancer early?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
EARLY DETECTION OF CANCER CAN SAVE LIVES. KNOW THE 10 WARNING SIGNALS 1. A sore that does not heal, changed colour, ulcerates or bleeds 2. Unusual bleeding or discharge from any opening in the body, example, blood in the urine, stool, frequent or heavy menstruation 3. A lump or swelling that has progressively enlarged which may or may not be associated with pain 4. Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing 5. Change in bowel or bladder habits consistently for a duration of 2-3 months 6. Obvious change in the size or texture of a wart or mole 7. Non smokers' cough or hoarseness of voice that persist for more than 2 weeks. Smokers' cough that becomes intense 8. Unexplained tiredness and/or weight loss of 10 % or more within a period of 3-6 months 9. Persistent pain or discomfort in the abdomen 10. Unexplained fever In case you are having any of these symptoms, please get yourself checked, as you may be suffering form cancer
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I am a 39 year old female. I have noticed lump type formation on the sides of breast which appears and disappears automatically, please suggest medication for the same.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
This may happen due to hormonal changes. Homoeopathy has good treatment for your problem without adverse effects. The medicine acts internally and gradually the lump will be dissolved. Take homoeopathic medicine phytolacca 200 once daily for 10 days.
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I have a problem with my mouth it smells. I want some suggestion regarding problem. And I want to know that what is cancer?

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
I have a problem with my mouth it smells. I want some suggestion regarding problem. And I want to know that what is c...
Hi bad smell from mouth can be cured with medicines as well as hygeineic habits. In cancer- some tumor is there.
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I hav blood cancer leukemia pre all nd my chemo is going on what food should I take.

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. What chemotherapy are you presently on? as regards diet, it is better to include more of leafy greens, fresh fruits, whole grains etc all, in general. Restrict flesh intake, if any, to more of fresh water fishes, 3 to 4 servings max in a span of 2 weeks. Over and above, one can take lean meat like chicken, egg whites etc all, preferably in soup form. This shall be nutritious and help fight cancerous cachexia, if any. It is important that one stays well hydrated, and consume at least 8 to 10 glasses of clear fluids daily. Dairy products, salt, sweets and other high calorie food stuffs including fast foods etc all are best avoided. Hope this helps you stay fit over your course of chemotherapy. You can follow the above-mentioned in general unless your consulting physician/ oncologist has any specific reservations/ advisory in this regard. Do take care, and I wish you all the very best and a speedy recovery.
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What is the blood cancer and breast cancer of the human body? What is the diabetics?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
What is the blood cancer and breast cancer of the human body?
What is the diabetics?
Blood cancer is Cancer (abnormal unwanted cell growth) of blood cell like Leukemias Breast cancer is Cancer of breast tissue may present as Painless lump in breast/ retraction of nipples etc Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in your blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly due to disorder of pancreas Beta cells
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Hello sir, I'm 26 year's old I have found my right side breast is small and left side is big is it cancer. Please tell me.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
No mam, only disproportion due to adherence of breast tissues to chest wall or enlargement of breast due to lump is suspicious. Some amount of natural disproportion is usually present in some females. Look for any lump or thickening. Since you are young you can get an ultrasound done to look for any small lump or lesion.
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What are the most common skin cancers? What are the warning signs of skin cancer? What are the treatments for skin cancer? Is skin cancer becoming more common? What are some of the risk factors? What can we do to protect ourselves from the sun?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Squamous cell carcinoma of skin are more common in our country rather than melanoma due to natural protection of our skin by melanin pigment. Warning signs are non healing ulcer or progressive increase in already existing mole. Treatment is most commonly surgery, otherwise if inoperable then radiation therapy or chemotherapy. No skin cancers are not so common as compared to head and neck cancer, You can apply adequate sunscreen before you are exposed to sun. Use umbrellas
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I have extreme pain in my left side breast due to clots (ganth- in Hindi. What should I do, pls give a solution?

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. First and foremost, I would advise that you connect in person with your OB/ GYN who can clinically examine your breast (s) and rule out complications, if any. As regards pain, you may apply an alternating heat and cold treatment for couple of minutes that may alleviate the same. Gently massaging the breast (s) with little bit of a mixture of frankincense, sandalwood and lavender oils can help too. You may as well consider applying 'phytolacca decandra' oil topically for easing off breast pain. However, you need to exercise caution and stop further application should your skin be allergic to the same or you get any burning sensation. Simultaneously, do follow a streamlined and balanced diet (preferably Mediterranean) & regular lifestyle with due emphasis on regular exercise, stress reduction. You can take 'Amla Churna' (Patanjali) & 'Bael Churna (Patanjali- 1/2 tsp each with warm water, preferably before lunch daily for next 1 month. You can also take tomato soup to which fresh herbs like garlic, turmeric, black pepper, ginger, coriander leaves and oregano has been added, once daily. Consume plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Especially, vegetables & fruits rich in carotenoids, vitamin C & vitamin B12 are likely to help in this condition. Also, apples, broccoli, and cabbage contain glucaric acid which is closely similar to calcium D-glucarate that helps clearing out toxins and excess hormones out of the body that is likely to increase the risk of hormone dependent growths like fibroadenomas and also cancers of the breast. Try avoiding tea, coffee, carbonated soft drinks, dairy products including chocolates, alcohol, greasy, sugary and other high calorie food stuff including fast foods etc all. Green tea is an exception though. Stay well hydrated and have at least 8 - 10 glasses of clear fluids through out the day. Hope this helps. Do take care and all the very best. Sincerely
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My mother is suffering from stomach cancer. Metastatic phase. Giving chemotherapy now. What to do next?

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
For metastatic disease chemotherapy is the treatment. Please continue it. After 3-4 cycles your oncologist may like to get some scans done to assess the response.
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What is cancer diseases? What causes of cancer? What is cancer and its cause of illness.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is caused by abnormal growth of cells, usually due to some abnormal signal triggered by faulty genes. Predisposition may be due to carcinogens like tobacco alcohol pollution pesticides radiation or genetic factors etc. It can also be virus related or lifestyle related.
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I am a 20 year old girl. I suffered nasopharynx carcinoma due to which I had to undergo chemo and radiation. As a side effect of which my salivary glands are damaged. Saliva production is minimum. Please suggest me ways to boost my saliva.

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
It must be difficult for you. You should do your gargles regularly with hexidine mouth wash. And there are many artificial saliva sprays available.
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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, Delhi
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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What is cancer? What precautions should be used when a person is suffering from cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells usually triggered by some carcinogens which leads to unchecked growth. The most common avoidable cause is tobacco, one must avoid. Go for regular screening or check up for early diagnosis, eat healthy food and if one suffers from cancer then should take treatment as per the standard guidelines.
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My grandmother died of colon cancer. My question is whether it was familial? my mom was second child to her. First child was a boy.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MRCS (Edinburgh), Fellowship In Breast Surgery, Fellowship In Onco-plastic Breast Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Annapurna, majority of the colo-rectal cancers are sporadic but there are certain criteria which should raise red flags regarding it being familial. 1. Age at which your grandmother was diagnosed? younger the age, more the chances of it being familial 2. Any other family member, who has suffered from cancer? multiple family members suffering from the same cancer, increases the risk. There are no screening guidelines in india but your mother should consult a doctor if she develops any symptoms. No harm in getting one check colonoscopy done.
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Excessive prostatic fluid secretion even at mild excitement and starts burning inside the penis in urinary tract.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, F.I.A.G.E.S, M.S. ( General Surgery)
Gastroenterologist, Lucknow
Did you get any analysis done. Any medications you took for the same. If yes. Which ones and for how long.
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