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Dr. P. B. Desai

Oncologist, Mumbai

Dr. P. B. Desai Oncologist, Mumbai
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Dr. P. B. Desai is one of the best Oncologists in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. P. B. Desai personally at Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. P. B. Desai on Lybrate.com.

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Master Of Science ( Home Science) , B.Sc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
FOODS THAT REDUCE BREAST CANCER RISK

1. CARROT - beta carotene found in carrots are known to lower risk of breast cancer.

2. BROCCOLI - broccoli is great because of its sulforaphane content, this is a compound that fights off breast cancer cells.

3. CABBAGE - cabbage contains myrosinase enzymes and glucosinolates. This is a compound that fights off breast cancer cells.

4. TOMATO - The best antioxidants in tomatoes are lycopene. This will helps in preventing cancer.

5. GARLIC - garlic contains ajoene that is known to fight off breast cancer cells.

6. WALNUT - walnuts contains omega 3 fatty acids and can slow down or stop the growth of breast cancer cells and tumors.

7. PEACH - Antioxidants found in peach can destroy breast cancer cells.
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I am suffering from Hodgkin lymphoma from last 1year. I want to ask what are the causes of this and how can we leave from this and what types of food I need to eat and in how much time take to healthy me?

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Hello, hodgkins lymphoma is usually a treatable cancer which responds very well to chemotherapy and radiation. Depending on the stage the number of cycles of chemotherapy and radiation dose is decided. Many times there may be history of exposure to radiation in childhood and many times it just happens due to some genetic mutations too. You should have a balanced diet, with adequate proteins, green leafy vegetables, fruits, lots of antioxidants. Hope that helps!
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Hello meri wife ke boobs kabhi kabhi pain hote the phir usne unko press karna or vaginal masturbation karna start kar diya lagbhag 3-4 months tak usne aisa kya lekin ab uske boobs me zada pain hota hai aur is bar usko period, period date se 8 din pehle hi aa gya tha to iske kya reasons ho sakte hai kya ise serious lena chahiye ya ab usko kya karna chahiye jisse uski period date aur boobs ka pain sahi ho jaye please help soon.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Lybrate user, Tk plenty of water to hydrate your body to increase flexibility  of breast muscle softening nipple, too. ●Your diet be easily digestible on small intervals to avoid gastric disorder. ●Go for meditation to reduce your depression, stress, if any to nourish your whole body to rectify hormonal disorder to ease your problem. □Tk homoe medicines are rapid, gentle & safe in administration. @ phyrolacca200 -6 pills thrice. @ Bryoniya 30-6 pills, thrice. Avoid junk food, caffiene,  nicotine, alcohol, pizza, burger. Report wkly. Your feedback is solicited to further follow up, please. Tk care.
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Am 28 years old. Having frequent urinating. When I go to doctor I found grade 1 prostatomegaly with high pvru. And frequency also low. Doctor say me prostate enlarge is very mild. Here to find out how the pvru is high. I take 3 month Alfoo10 & 15 days alfusin within 1 year. And the problem not solve & last 3 month I found my iron also infection. From 1 to 2 year my urin colour is also yellow. What should I do.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Am 28 years old. Having frequent urinating. When I go to doctor I found grade 1 prostatomegaly with high pvru. And fr...
Frequency of urination may be because of UTI, or urine infection, get culture sensitivity done and take a course of antibiotics. Get urine routine microscopy also done. Grade I prostatomegaly may be benign please get it treated by urologist. You can also get PSA levels checked.
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Is it possible to treat a non metasise lung cancer by homeopathic medicine after chemotherapy failed to cure it? Pls answer doctors. Cancer type is small cell carcinoma In left lungs.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Radiation therapy can be given for limited stage small cell lung carcinoma. Really not sure if homeopathy has curative role in treating lung cancers.
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Dear Sir/Mam Which types of diet is good after or in between chemotherapy. Please suggest me all the food supplements.

MD PHYSICIAN
General Physician, Delhi
Choose whole grain breads and cereals. Drink 100% fruit or vegetable juices. (Make sure they are pasteurized because you may be more susceptible to germs while you’re getting cancer treatment.) Fill half of your plate with vegetables and fruits. A few times a week, choose meatless meals such as vegetarian lasagna or vegetable stir-fry. Have a leafy green salad with dinner unless you have been told to avoid raw foods. Limit sugary foods -- the kind with lots of calories but very little nutrition. Pick lean meats and fish over fatty red meat and processed meats. Conquer constipation by drinking water and eating high-fiber foods like beans, lentils, vegetables, and fresh or dried fruit. Drive away diarrhea with bland foods such as rice, bananas, and apples. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Protect mouth sores and manage dry mouth by grinding or pureeing foods to make them easier to swallow. Or eat foods that are already soft and mostly liquid, like soups and milk or yogurt shakes. Nix nausea by choosing bland foods and foods without strong odors. Steer clear of greasy foods. Go easy on your stomach by eating small meals throughout the day. Drink plenty of water even if you are vomiting.
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Can vitamin and mineral supplements prevent cancer and Will eating red and processed meat give me cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, minerals and vitamins do enhance immunity and make body strong enough to fight any genetic changes and prevent from cancer. Red meat is rich in fatty content and fatty diet is one of the risk factors, though we cannot say for sure that one consuming it will definitely have cancer.
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Lung Cancer in Women

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai

Lung cancer occurs at slightly younger age in women than in men. Adenocarcinoma is the commonest type of lung cancer in women. It warrants testing for some molecular markers which form the basis of targeted therapies. Thus lung cancer in women behaves biologically and clinically different from that in men

Women should take care of their health, stay away from tobacco and think positive

Dear doctor my mom have non small cell lung cancer what is better treatment for this type of lung cancer and doctor gives her chemotherapy with giftinib 250. Please suggest me any new treatment overthere.

UICC International Fellow in Oncollogy , ESTRO certification in Head and neck oncology, MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Jamnagar
I have to review her detailed reports. Pls send 1. Ct scan 2. Biopsy report 3. Egfr test report. 4. Routine blood reports 5. Pet scan report if done.
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Hello Sir, I have a blood cancer and the breast cancer and I losses the hair very rapidly so sir Please advise.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Loss of hair could be related to side effects of treatment And will re grow after sometimes. You must eat healthy protein rich diet and be stressfree for faster hairgain.
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My father 75 yrs old diagnosed prostate enlargement now he is using urine bag. Scan report shows grade III, PSA value 85. After 3 weeks medication antibiotic PSA value 75. Any possibility without surgery to recover. Any other medication can cure?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MRCS (Edinburgh), Fellowship In Breast Surgery, Fellowship In Onco-plastic Breast Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
My father 75 yrs old diagnosed prostate enlargement now he is using urine bag. Scan report shows grade III, PSA value...
sorry to hear about your dad's problem. Psa of 75 is extremely high and it warrants further tests to rule out cancer. Normal range of psa is between 0-5 and in infections & bph, it can reach uptil 11. He should undergo a trans rectal ultrasound (trus) along with a biopsy.
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I am diagnosed with prostate glad for which doctor has prescribed tab. Tamdura daily for regular use. Please advice if I can get remedy with your suggestion and can get rid of my daily dose of medicine. Thanking you.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
I am diagnosed with prostate glad for which doctor has prescribed tab. Tamdura daily for regular use. Please advice i...
Prostrate gland needs surgery. Medical treatment is temporary. You should plan for surgery for permanent cure.
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Dear Dr's I using tobacco products like chain, and cigarette in last one & half years. My question is how to avoid or precautions about cancer. please Give me a sujetion.

MCh - Surgical Oncology, FEBS - Fellow of European Board of Surgical Oncology
Oncologist, Navi Mumbai
Hi lybrate-user only way to avoid cancer is to stop using tobacco products. No medicine or therapy can help you. The addiction can be stopped using nicotine chewing gums or nicotine patches regards.
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I am having blood cancer B ALL stage. My stage of induction is going to over shortly but I want to stop the chemotherapy. Will there be any side effect?

MBBS, MD - Oncology, DNB - Super Speciality, Immuno Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
It is very important for you to continue your complete treatment which is of around 21/2 years Please don't be tempted to stop treatment midway as you feel normal at present.
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I have been operated for spinal cord tumors two months ago, now I have pain in my buttocks and thig, what causes of it?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Pune
Hello lybrate user, kindly get a fresh mri of your spine and refer back. Do not ignore symptoms god bless you.
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Dr. I can feel something hard in my half breast. And very little pain when I press it. What can be this.

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon,
Kindly get your self examined by a general surgeon. Considering your age we need to be on the look for many diseases. Best counselled after thorough examination and investigation.
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I am 22 years old male and I want to ask you what is blood cancer and how it can be treated and how much money is required for treatment. In my city lots of people's dying due to blood cancer. Is there any medicine available for blood cancer?

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Medicine depends on type of blood cancer ..there are lots of blood cancer types....and each medicine is different for different cancers ..there's no one tablet for all
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Hi, I want to ask a question about breast cancer in women, What are the symptoms of breast cancer and its causes?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Breast cancer usually presents in middle aged to elderly women, with a painless breast lump, or bloody nipple discharge, or a non healing recent onset ulcer on the skin. It may arise as a result of hereditary factors, but women who have not given birth or who have not breast fed, or women having early menarche and late menopause are also more predisposed to having breast cancer in their lifetime.
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Can first stage breast cancer be cured without operation? By medicine, exercise etc.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
no, surgery is must otherwise reccurance is there, now a days breast conservation surgery can be done without removing breast in early stage of breast cancer. followed by chemo and radio
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General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh

Helath Tips on Cancer Prevention:

Cancer prevention are the ‘actions’ taken to lower or limit the possibilities of getting cancer.

Many things in our lifestyle, genes and environment around us affect our risk of getting cancer.

Researchers are studying different ways to prevent cancer, which include the following:

Ways to avoid things/factors known to cause cancer
Changes in lifestyle and diet
Detecting precancerous conditions early
Medicines to treat a precancerous condition or to keep cancer from occurring
Keep Away from Carcinogens
Any substance or agent known to increase the probability of getting cancer is called a carcinogen. Some known and established carcinogens can be
Cigarette smoking or tobacco use in any form
Infections - Human papilloma virus, Hepatitis B & C viruses, Human T-cell leukaemia virus, Epstein-Barr virus, Kaposi sarcoma virus etc
Radiation - UV rays of sun, radon gas and man-made radiation such as X-rays
Immunosuppressive medicines
Car exhaust fumes
Asbestos, some chemicals found in paints

Modify Lifestyle

Ways of living and habits which may affect the risk incidence of cancer could be
Diet - Red and processed meat, food additives, salty & pickled foods
Alcohol - Over indulgence in alcoholic drinks
Physical Activity - Obesity due to physical inactivity and lethargy
Environmental Risk Factors

Go for Cancer Screening

Detecting the cancer in precancerous stage or in its early stages can lead to a much better prognosis of the disease due to effective treatment and management.
There are various kinds of screening tests.

Physical exam and history:
A visual examination of the whole body to check general health and disease, like any new growth or lumps. A medical history of patient’s present health status, past illnesses and treatments will also be noted.

Laboratory screening tests:
Samples of urine, tissue or other substances in the body are taken; like Pap smear for cervical cancer, a biopsy from an abnormal growth or stool test for occult blood in colon cancers.
Diagnostic procedures
Sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy for colon cancer

Imaging procedures:
Screening procedures that take pictures of inside of the body like ultrasound, X-ray, CT scan or MRI.

Genetic tests:
Tests that look for gene mutations (changes) that could be linked to certain cancer. It is also known as gene testing or genome testing.

Explore Cancer Chemoprevention

Cancer chemoprevention is the use of natural or synthetic substances to reverse, suppress or prevent the development of cancer at the first place.
It is used by people who are at a higher risk of developing cancer, have a family history of cancer or those with a previous cancer.
Chemoprevention is not used to treat cancer but can lower the risk of cancer or slows down its development
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