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Dr. L J Desouza

MBBS

Oncologist, Mumbai

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Dr. L J Desouza is a trusted Oncologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He studied and completed MBBS. You can meet Dr. L J Desouza personally at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. L J Desouza on Lybrate.com.

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Frequent Urination - Can it be a Sign Enlarged Prostate

M.Ch - Urology, MS, MBBS
Urologist
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The condition of enlarged prostate occurs due to the enlargement of a man’s prostate gland, with the passage in time. Also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), it is more common in men over the age of 60. Some cases might have symptoms and others may be symptomless. Although the causes are relatively unknown, it is evident that BPH is not a form of cancer, neither does it cause cancer. The prostate is located below the bladder and is responsible for producing the fluid needed by semen. The growth of the prostate tissue that is associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia begins near the inner prostate which is a tissue ring around the urethra. Its growth is generally inward.

Causes
It is of common knowledge that in males, the urine originates from the bladder and flows through the urethra. BPH is a condition where the prostate experiences a benign i.e. non cancerous enlargement which leads to blockage of urine flow through the urethra (the urinary duct). The resultant enlargement, caused due to the gradual multiplication of cells, subjects the urethra to extra pressure. Further narrowing of the urethra causes more contraction of the bladder, resulting in the urine being forcefully pushed out of the body.

With time, the condition leads to the bladder muscles gradually becoming thicker, stronger and oversensitive. Contraction occurs even due to the presence of small amounts of urine, giving rise to frequent needs of urination. At one point, the bladder muscle is unable to overcome the effects of the narrowed urethra. Due to this, urine does not pass properly and the urethra is not emptied.

Some of the common symptoms of enlarged prostate include:
1. Frequent urination
2. Urgency to urinate
3. Difficulty during urination
4. A slow or weak urinary stream
5. Requirement of extra effort to urinate
6. Interrupted sleep due to need of urination

Further risks
Sometimes, when the bladder is not emptied completely, a risk of urinary tract infections develops. Some other serious problems which can be a result of enlarged prostate include blood in urine, bladder stones as well as acute urinary retention (inability to urinate). In some rare cases, kidney and/or bladder damage might also result from such a condition. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

Frequent Urination - Can it be a Sign Enlarged Prostate

What is the cancer and what is the reason of the cancer and how we care a cancer patient.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells which may grow and exhaust body resources causing weakness, fatigue, fever, anaemia bleeding, unexplained weight loss, lump etc. We must seek oncologist advice at the earliest if cancer is suspected and start treatment at the earliest.

My friend's father is suffering from Mouth Cancer. Everyday he is suffering from pain. Please let us know what would be the best way to get rid from it.

DNB ( Radiation Oncology), MBBS
Oncologist
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He needs to be evaluated by an oncologist to examine the extent of disease. If it can be operated it should be removed surgically by an onco surgeon followed by adjuvant treatment after the histopathology report.

What are the symptoms of a cancer and how to identify it in early stages. My brother has more miles and more are coming, is this an issue?

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist
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------------------------------------- symptoms;--generally pain is main symptom but 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.

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is a noncancerous enlargement of Prostate gland seen in males of above forty to fifty years of age.The Prostate gland enlarges and produces obstruction to the urine flow.The severity of obstruction varies from individuals to individuals.
Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

What is main reason of cancer ?

MS - Orthopaedics, DNB (Orthopedics), Fellowship In Musculoskeletal Oncology
Orthopedist
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Hi, there is no definite or established cause/causes of cancer, particularly for bone & soft tissue cancers. Majority of bone and soft tissue cancers have unknown origins except in rare cancers like secondary osteosarcoma, secondary chondrosarcoma etc.

Whether Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy are successive methods of treatment for Uterus Cancer ? Or Any Natural Treatment is best (ex" Soursop or Aloe Vera)

MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Oncology
Oncologist
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Please specify type & site of cancer. Radiotherapy & chemotherapy & surgery are appropriatly used to treat cancer depending on stage

Can we share our food with the cancer patients. Or can we eat with him or his left food ?

Fellowship in Bleeding and Thrombotic disorders, F.N.B Pediatric Hematology Oncology, MD - Paediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), M.B.B.S.
Pediatrician
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It is not proper for a cancer patient to eat someone else's left over food. You could however eat with him and share the same food cooked at home.

My mother is suffering from fallopian tube cancer (1st Stage) what is the proper treatment for this? Is it possible to properly come back in normal life with out any side effects?

FIAGES, M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , MS- Surgery , MBBS
Oncologist
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Ist stage cancer are usually treated bt cytoreductive surgery and after final histopathology report adjuvant chemotherapy is decided.

My dad is suffering from lung cancer he is going under chemotherapy but his haemoglobin level is not rising. What should we do?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist
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Dear lybrate-user, after cancer chemotherapy hemoglobin and blood count is likely to go down. If it is severely down then blood transfusion is indicated. I hope he must be already on blood forming and stimulating agents. If not they can be used on weekly or fortnightly or monthly basis. Your doctor will advise you. Secondly chemotherapy should be suspended till there is regeneration of hemoglobin. Truly,

Cervical Cancer - Causes and Testing for Diagnosis

Panchkula & Delhi
Mother and Child Care
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What causes cervical Cancer?

Genital Human papilloma virus (HPV) is a very common virus in both men and women that can lead to the development of genital warts, abnormal cervical cells or cervical cancer.

This virus can cause normal cells on your cervix (Know more about Cervix Infection) to turn abnormal. Over many years, abnormal cells can turn into cancer if they are not found and treated by your doctor. It can take 10 to 15 years (or more) for cells to change from normal to abnormal, and then into cancer. Abnormal cells are sometimes called 'pre cancer ' because they are not normal, but they are not yet cancer.

You cannot see or feel HPV or these cell changes on your cervix. Screening tests help us to look for these changes or for abnormal cells (Learn more about sexually transmitted diseases)

How is HPV spread?

HPV is transmitted during genital skin to-skin sexual contact. This includes vaginal or anal sex and possibly oral sex.A person can get HPV even if years have passed since he or she had sex. They will never know it because HPV usually has no signs and symptoms.

In most cases, HPV goes away within two years, without causing any health problems. It is thought that the immune system  fights off HPV infection naturally

What screening tests exist for HPV- related diseases?

Cervical Cancer: Cervical cancer can be detected with routine Cervical cancer screening (Pap test) and follow-up of abnormal results. The Pap test can find abnormal cells on the cervix so that they can be removed before cancer develops.    Abnormal cells often become normal over time, but can sometimes turn into cancer. These cells can usually be treated, depending on their severity and on the woman's age, past medical history, and other test results.

An HPV DNA test, which can find certain HPV types on a woman's cervix, may also be used with a Pap test in certain cases (called co-testing). The HPV-DNA test is done to determine if you are infected with one of the high-risk types or if your doctor finds certain type of abnormal Pap test result.

Even women who were vaccinated when they were younger need regular cervical cancer screening because the vaccines do not protect against all cervical cancer strains.

Is there a treatment for HPV or related problems?

HPV vaccination could prevent most cancers and other diseases caused by HPV. There is no treatment for the virus itself, but there are treatments for the problems that HPV can cause:

Visible genital warts may remain the same, grow more in number, or go away on their own. The warts can be treated when they appear.

Abnormal cervical cells (found on a Pap test) often become normal over time, but they can sometimes turn into cancer. If they remain abnormal, these cells can usually be treated to prevent cervical cancer from developing. This may depend on the severity of the cell changes, the woman's age , past medical history, and other test results. It is critical to follow up with testing and treatment, as recommended by a doctor.

Post detection of ovarian cancer the doctors , depending on your cancer stage can recommend the treatment more- surgery, medical treatment, radiation therapy or chemotherapy.

Cervical Cancer - Causes and Testing for Diagnosis

I am 36 years old male I am suffering burning in abdominal and vomiting last 1 months. It's stomach cancer?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon
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I am 36 years old male
I am suffering burning in abdominal and vomiting last 1 months. It's stomach cancer?
1. Avoid outside spicy and fried food. 2. Walk about 3-5 kms daily. 3. There should be gap of 2 hrs after dinner and sleep. 4. Small and frequent meals is of help 5. Chew your food properly at time of lunch and dinner. 6. Keep your blood sugar controlled. 7. Raise your bed about 4" from headend side. 8. Get your gastroendoscopy/USG done. 9. Tab Pantium-l 1 tab empty stomach. 10.Maintain good hygiene. 11.Dont think of cancer.

What cause of well hydrated patient with breast cancer and positive node invasive?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Breast cancer is lifestyle, Hormone related and gene related disease. Sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, fatty diet, hormonal therapy, late conception, no babies or even not breast feeding are common causes. Some patients may have it inherited. Breast cancer with node positive need chemotherapy and radiation followed by hormonal therapy if receptor positive.

What are the symptoms of lung cancer and in how much time a person die because of This disease?

FIAGES, M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , MS- Surgery , MBBS
Oncologist
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Alarming signs of carcinoma lung: Cough that is persistent or gets worse Chest pain that is often worse with deep breathing, coughing, or laughing Hoarseness of voice Coughing out blood or rust-colored sputum (spit or phlegm) Breathlessness Infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia that don’t go away or keep coming back New onset of wheezing If lung cancer spreads to distant organs, it may cause Bone pain, headache/ seizures, jaundice *Lung cancer is second most common cancer Leading cause of cancer death. About 1 out of 4 cancer deaths are because of lung cancer Despite poor prognosis, lung cancer is curable in early stages.

Why cause cancer? what precaution a person should take care when he is suffering from cancer?

MBBS
General Physician
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He should take good nourishing diet, take adequate rest and consult oncologist for regular follow up and advice

My mom had breast cancer doctor ask us that chemo without port may damage the veins but I research internet and I found that it is patients choice to have port or not, even port could cause infections. Sir Please If you can give us some advice.

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist
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Chemo port is not necessary for chemotherapy. 6-8 cycles of chemotherapy can be administered through peripheral venous access. Most of the patients are treated through peripheral venous access.

Want to know lungs cancer treatment when operation is not possible

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology
Oncologist
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Treatment depends on the stage of disease and the general fitness of the patient. For a disease limited to lungs and mediastinal lymph nodes treatment is Radical Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy. For advanced disease treatment will be with chemotherapy only

Sir, I am taking DUTAS T since last 3 years.Recent sonogram shows-mild enlarged prostrate and PVR 18cc. Psalm is 1.4.Prostrate volume is 32.5th.Sir,should I continue the medicine more ? i am 63 year old. Thanks.

MD-Dermatology, MBBS
Sexologist
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Please contact and discuss in details regarding your related problem at private questions by request and payment of Rs.100 through Lybrate/ contact email drrameshm2@gmail.Com/on androide Lybrate app. Mob 09822006427. For your complete health solution.Dr.Ramesh Maheshwari Sexologist Pune.

My wife is cervix cancer patient obstruction tumor for urtopathy, 6 cycles chemo has given by the doctor. When I ask doctor what is after treatment of the patients. He refer to surgical oncologist. How the tumors is removable or not my question let clarify the same.

MD - Radiothrapy, DNB
Oncologist
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Chemo is not the main treatment treatment involves radiation and/ or surgery for obstn she needs either stenting or pcn prognosis is good -------- but not by chemo.
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