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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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I am 23 male. I smoked for one and a half year. But quit it from last 2 months. But from last 20 days it is paining in the middle of the chest. What is it? Is it cancer or any? Please consult me, i'm very scared of it.

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
I am 23 male. I smoked for one and a half year. But quit it from last 2 months. But from last 20 days it is paining i...
Hello...usually cancer doesn't cause pain...rather it starts with hoarseness or difficulty in swallowing. But if it persists for long, you can always go to your local doctor and get yourself examined. Good Luck !
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Cervical Cancer Screening

fellow in Obstetric Medicine , MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix grow out of control. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. Cervical Cancer is one of the most common ailments that women suffer from, making it only more important to be taken seriously and treated immediately.

Most cervical cancer is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus, or HPV. You can get HPV by having sexual contact with someone who has it. There are many types of the HPV virus. Not all types of HPV cause cervical cancer. Some of them cause genital warts, but other types may not cause any symptoms.

Most adults have been infected with HPV at some time. An infection may go away on its own. But sometimes it can lead to cervical cancer. That's why it's important for women to have regular screening. A screening can find changes in cervical cells before they turn into cancer. If you treat these cell changes, you may prevent cervical cancer.

Symptoms of Cervical Cancer may include:

  1. Bleeding from the vagina that is not normal, such as bleeding between menstrual periods, after sex, or after menopause.
  2. Persistent abnormal discharge.

Cervical cancer is the easiest gynecologic cancer to prevent, with regular screening tests and follow-up. Two screening tests can help prevent cervical cancer or find it early:

  1. The Pap test (or Pap smear) looks for precancers, cell changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated appropriately.
  2. The HPV test looks for the virus (human papillomavirus) that can cause these cell changes.

When to Get Screened

You should start getting regular Pap tests at age 21. The Pap test, which screens for cervical cancer, is one of the most reliable and effective cancer screening tests available. The Pap test is the best way to find cervical cell changes that can lead to cervical cancer. Regular Pap tests almost always show these cell changes before they turn into cancer. It's important to follow up with your doctor after any abnormal Pap test result so you can treat abnormal cell changes. This may help prevent cervical cancer.

Treatment-

In spite of being a fatal ailment, over the years various treatments have evolved that deal with this problem effectively. Some of them are:

1. Surgery: One of the effective and oft availed treatment to cure cervical cancer is surgery. Depending on the stage on which the disease is detected, doctors may suggest for a hysterectomy or removing the pelvic nymph nodes.

2. Chemotherapy: This has emerged as the most sought after way of treating any form of cancer. The abnormal growth of cells that triggers cancer in the first place is deterred in this method by administering drugs to destroy them. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist and ask a free question.

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M suffering frm cancer. Is chemotherapy effective for cancer treatment. And what r d side effect of chemo. please help.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, chemotherapy is one of the modality for treatment of cancer And side effects depends on the medicine used and most of them are temporary so don't worry.
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What is symptoms for the breast cancer & what we have to do to avoid these type of diseases.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Alump is felt in the breast. If you cannot detect it of your own better see an oncologist who will teach you breast self examination. You may pick up the disease in very early stage and with proper treatment it will be curable.
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My name is sunny Kumar. I drink coffee 3-4 times in a day. Can coffee cause cancer? Please tell me.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
There is no evidence that increased consumption of coffee is related to cancer but yes it may have stimulating effects and may lead to gi toxicity.
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My brother in law has been detected colon cancer which is male tide in nature he is undergoing chemotherapy we have come to know about sour sop fruit which is very helpful in killing the cancer cells. Please advise us whether we can give him or not.

DNB SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Mumbai
There is no study as such which can help kill cancer cells by using fruits. It's better to go according to the proven line of management. Chemotherapy in colon cancer is usually very effective.
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I had a problem I can't breath easy, my sputum from nose comes with blood and a terrible cough. And I had a pain in my left chest, I went to hospital and treatment they checked my pulse and pressure then said everything is fine but you have a huge sputum in chest. Then they gave me some medicines tab maxim 400 mg and syrup dextrokuf. Now I feel good cough is cleared and the blood comes in my sputum are stopped. Now my problem is chest pain and I can't breathe normal. I afraid Is I still have a symptom of cancer.

MBBS, MD
Pulmonologist, Delhi
I had a problem I can't breath easy, my sputum from nose comes with blood and a terrible cough. And I had a pain in m...
Do not think of extreme conditions. Every time you fall sick it does not mean that you have cancer. You could still be having some residual infection in the chest or some times cough takes little longer to settle down. Consult your doctor again and if required a chest x ray and a blood test can be done and a corse of antibiotics should be given.
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Are there screening tests that can find lung cancer early? How many people get lung cancer?

DM - Oncology
Oncologist,
Lung cancer is the most common cancer globally increase trend in india. Low dose ct is preferred for screening.
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I smoke 1 time in a day it is good for me I now that smoking will cause cancer but I smoke 1 ciggrate in a day.

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Quit smoking completely as that will irritate your lung , mouth and oesophagus and can lead to cancer
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I have a cut on side of my lip and few cuts inside my mouth and few bristles inside mouth also, is it symptoms of mouth cancer? What are its symptoms? How can I know if I have it? Is there any test or checkup for it? Can it be cured if I have it? Please help me.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Lybrate-user nasser have patience why so many negative question in your mind --relax and be easy. First of all visit a dental surgeon for check up and get examined and treated accordingly. This is die to deficiency of vitamin b and can be easily treated with drugs and application of ointment. We are in 21st century and have all treatment facilities so forget about negativity and enjoy life with positive ideas.
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I am 48, yrs I have noticed a small lump like in my right breast which was noticed during my menstruation last month and it is still there what should I do there is no pain.?

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist, Howrah
You should do a mammography of bilateral breast. If the lump is highly suspicious, an fnac from the lump should be performed.
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I am 27 years old female, unmarried, i'm having problem with my left breast its swollen and very paining and the paining was starting since my teen age. So please give me suggestion what should I do and what happen to me.

UICC International Fellow in Oncollogy , ESTRO certification in Head and neck oncology, MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Jamnagar
Its due to sensitivity to female hormones. It must be severe during your periods. Start tab primerose oil bd for three months.
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I have multiple fibroadenoma in both breast Can I take green tea. Is green tea harmful in fibroadenoma.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Sri Ganganagar
Hi, fibroadenoma of breast are very common. They are non cancerous and don't develop cancer. so don't worry. there is no dietary restrictions. you can eat anything you want. Regards Sahil
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As per biopsy report prostate gland increased and likely to cause cancer in future. Can this disease be cured by Ayurvedic medicines/treatment? Do not want to take allopathy medicines.

BAMS
General Physician, Delhi
As per biopsy report prostate gland increased and likely to cause cancer in future. Can this disease be cured by Ayur...
Sorry no herbal remedy is available so far cancer of prostate, you have to adopt surgical as well chemotherapy without delay.
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What are the precautions we must take to prevent cancer? And how can we identifyit in its early stage.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Healthy lifestyle, avoidance of known cancer causing substances like tobacco pollution pesticides etc one can prevent cancer. Regular body examination, annual health check up and consultation of specialist for any abnormal long standing symptoms.
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I feel little hardness in my left breast.There is no pain unless hardly pressed.

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Cancer lumps are usually painless, but dont worry before any diagnosis, do a mamography if available then if suspected then do a biopsy.
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Hello, I am 45 years old. My father diagnosed for ca prostate at the age of 59 and he is under treatment. Whether I will get the disease as hereditary? what precaution I have to take? any tests have to be done periodically? kindly advise.

M.H.C.T.C
Oncologist, Pune
Hello, I am 45 years old. My father diagnosed for ca prostate at the age of 59 and he is under treatment. Whether I w...
Hi, dear, -i studied your query and understood your concerns, in which context find my reply herewith. -your main worry is-if you have to worry for prostate cancer -as your father had it? what precautions you should take and tests to be done periodically? -ans- a-yes you have definite genetic risk of-suffering from pr-ca. For hair falling /thinning/and graying -there are many rethis I would need more info from your family and treating doctors before I plan specific protocol for advising precautionary actions which need to be taken by your right from now. B-for clinical examination I would advise to consult your family doctor and send its brief up for planing more tips to get free from prostatic cancer. C-in the mean while-i would advise lifestyle changes and health tips to reduce prosatic cancer-as follows- i-take enough 8 hrs sleep and rest. Ii- have enough water intake and diet intake adequately. Iii-take spinach soup 2 times a day with cream and/ or butter iv-use venegar diluted adequately with water once a day for 3-4 times a week. V-take high protein and bland diet with butter milk- as far as possible. Vi-take plenty of fruits -especially - citrus fruits and lemon juice and tomato salads-at least 2 times a day. Revert by your clinical examination report from family doctor- asap in 5 days time on my lybrate clinic by private paid query. -hope the health tips would recoup you general health fast before you start with highly special treats for your prevention of prostatic cancer problem. -and hope I have solved your immediate problem but do report after the protein specific antigen/ and serum acid phosphatase level and serum alkaline phosphatase levels /phosphoric acid test/cxr liver profiles and family doctors brief up-clinical status - report, and upload it on this forum. -wishing you early recovery. Have a good day! with regards.
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Sir, when I am sucking my wife's breast milk is coming. Already we have children but they are above 10 years. What to do. Can I drink the milk. Please help me in regarding to.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Patan
U can but until you stop doing it, it will not stop secreting. So its up to u. Otherwise its not a matter of worry. Just hormonal factors.
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