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Dr. Prachi K. Thakar

Oncologist, Mumbai

700 - 1000 at clinic
Dr. Prachi K. Thakar Oncologist, Mumbai
700 - 1000 at clinic
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Dr. Prachi K. Thakar is one of the best Oncologists in Vile Parle West, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Prachi K. Thakar at Balabhai Nanavathi Hospital in Vile Parle West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prachi K. Thakar on Lybrate.com.

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Vile Parle, Vile Parle West. Landmark:Swami Vivekanand Road, MumbaiMumbai Get Directions
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I am 26 years female married for 1 and half years. 8 years back when I was 17yr old I had undergone chemotherapy for gem cell tumour and my left ovary is removed surgically. I had given 6 cycle of chemotherapy totally. 4 cycle before the operation and 2cycle after the operation. Chemotherapy is given as an a injection. Which is a combination of cisplatin (30mg each day in a cycle of 5 days) and etosid (150mg each day in cycle of 5 days). I would like to know what is my chance for being pregnant? does this chemo which I undergone can cause infertility.

MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
I am 26 years female married for 1 and half years. 8 years back when I was 17yr old I had undergone chemotherapy for ...
Hello you said yor one ovary is already removed surgically and you recieved chxemotherapy also. Are you getting yor periods regularily? genrally after chemo there are chances of ovarian failured or insufficiency which can be confrmed by usg -tvs and few hormonal tests in case of ovarian failure or insufficiency you can opt for ivf pregnancy with ovum donation
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Hello doctor, my mother is suffering for esophagus cancer and her weight is also very law now she had done 6 chemotherapy and 1 operation what we do for her now ? please tell me.

MD - Radiothrapy, DNB
Oncologist, Mohali
Radiation and nutrition are the two most important factors in your mother along with very good nursing care
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
High fat diet, prostate cancer prone
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Diets high in saturated fat increase the risk of prostate cancer. As per a report from University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston published in the International Journal of Cancer:
Men who consume high saturated animal fat diet are two times more likely to experience disease progression after prostate cancer surgery than men with lower saturated fat intake.
There is also shorter "disease–free" survival time among obese men who eat high saturated fat diet compared with non–obese men consuming diets low in saturated fat.
Men with a high saturated fat intake had the shortest survival time free of prostate cancer (19 months)
Non–obese men with low fat intake survived the longest time free of the disease (46 months).
Non–obese men with high intake and obese men with low intake had "disease–free" survival of 29 and 42 months, respectively.
Take home messages
High saturated fat diet has been linked to cancer of the prostate
Reducing saturated fat in the diet after prostate cancer surgery can help reduce cancer progression.
Cancer prostate has the same risk factors as that of heart blockages and both are linked to high saturated fat intake.
With an increase in number of heart patients, a corresponding increase in prostate cancer patients is also seen in the society.
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Am I more at risk if my relatives have cancer and what do cancer stages and grades mean?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Having more first degree and second degree relatives affected with cancer does put you in a higher than average risk bracket, but it does not stand true for all variety of cancers. We need to work on you family tree and details of your relatives illnesses to be more appropriately caution and not unnecessarily worry you. Cancer grade implies the aggressiveness in the behaviour of the cancer and stage implies the risk of the disease spreading and chances of cure of the disease. The higher the stage and grade, the more bad it is.
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I am 47 years old operated for gal bladder 2 months before burning sensation in urine reports show s mild increase in prostate pls prescribe diet that can control prostrate and medicine please tell precaution india.

PGDMLS, PGDHHM, LLB, PhD Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Gurgaon
I am 47 years old operated for gal bladder 2 months before burning sensation in urine reports show s mild increase in...
Ultrasound findings, post void urine residue and psa report are the basic investigations, besides a physical examination, before one can decide whether the prostate treatment is required or not. Merely a mild increase in size of prostate carries no significance. Burning sensation in urine may well be due to urinary infection or inflammation of the urethera /prepuce / glans. Diet has no relevance except that you must take lot of fluids besides a good nutritious & hygienic diet.
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Hello doctors, can you please tell me like if I consume tea then will it help to fight with cancer or is it help to reduce the fear of cancer attack.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Dear, some people claim so but actually it is not proven. Better is to maintain good health, eat less fatty but enough fibrous foods, good exercise for preventing the formation of cancer.
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What are the necessary symptoms to provide cancer and some details about it, how can I refuse my weight?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Most common symptoms of cancer may be pain less lump at any site, weight loss, ulceration which doesn't heal, difficulty in swallowing, change in voice, change in bowelor bladder habits, sore throat etc. You can reduce weight by changing your eating habits, eat healthy food and frequent small meals. Non fatty food and regular work out will help you reducing weight.
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What is tha symptoms of brain cancer and I feel a pain in my chest tell me any medicine about it?

MBBS, MBA - Health Care Administration
General Physician, Gurgaon
What is tha symptoms of brain cancer and I feel a pain in my chest tell me any medicine about it?
The symptoms of brain cancer can vary from simple headache to severe pain, disturbances in vision. Hearing depending upon the area of involvement. Chest pain can be due to a number of reasons like infection, heart problem. Only after detailed history and examination, investigations one can come to a conclusion.
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My mother is 58 year old. She detected breast cancer in 2011 and we treated completely with chemo therapy and surgery. Now she is fine but she is not taking any medicine regarding cancer .In June 2016 completely tested regarding cancer and everything was fine. I want to know how much time again test her and should she take any medicine for preventing from regenerate of cancer.

MBBS, DNB (Surgical Oncology)
Oncologist, Delhi
If a patient of breast cancer is ER/PR positive then she has to take hormonal tablets for 5 - 10 years after completion of chemo/radiation. If she is ER & PR negative then no additional tablets is required. But she has to be on lifelong followup and some tests need to be done yearly.
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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?

MBBS, MS- Surgery , M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , FIAGES
Oncologist, Delhi
Ist stage cancer are usually treated bt cytoreductive surgery and after final histopathology report adjuvant chemotherapy is decided.
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My mom recently undergone chemotherapy and radiation for CA of beast and also she undergone hysterectomy. She is a known case of bp. And her bp is 140/80. Now she is using tamoxifen. I read an article that tamoxifen In long term use may cause cervical cancer. My mother not having any hot flashes.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology
Oncologist, Hyderabad
Tamoxifen is known to have a small risk of uterus cancer (endometrial cancer) and not cervical cancer. That's why you need to follow up with regular pelvic scans. But if she is post menopause she can be given different medicines. Can contact oncologist for details.
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Hello Doctor, I am 32 years old, I have bladder in my both nipples since I was 15 year old now it has grown, kindly advice me what I should do and is it a breast cancer like ladies, I am getting scared please advice.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
U probably have a gynecomastia which usually begins around teen age and may reduce on its own with time. However it has nothing to do with cancer and is of absolutely no worry from this point of view.
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Hi, My 3 month daughter is suffering from eye Cancer. What treatment use to solve this problems?

MD - Radiothrapy, MBBS
Oncologist, Pune
Sorry to hear about your daughter. The most common cancer of eyes in this age group is retinoblastoma. For this disease we need to do mri of eye, b mode ultrasound and ophthalmic examination to know the stage of disease. The treatment is either radiation therapy or surgery depending on stage of disease. Please consult radiation oncologist from your area for further treatment.
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I have problem with my prostate. I am facing problem with my urine. I have take many treatment with doctors but no relief.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have problem with my prostate. I am facing problem with my urine. I have take many treatment with doctors but no re...
Prostatitis treatments vary depending on the underlying cause. They can include: Antibiotics. This is the most commonly prescribed treatment for prostatitis. Your doctor will base the choice of medication on the type of bacteria that may be causing your infection. If you have severe symptoms, you may need intravenous (IV) antibiotics. You'll likely need to take oral antibiotics for four to six weeks but may need longer treatment for chronic or recurring prostatitis. Alpha blockers. These medications help relax the bladder neck and the muscle fibers where your prostate joins your bladder. This treatment may lessen symptoms, such as painful urination. Anti-inflammatory agents. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may make you more comfortable. Prostate massage. This is done by your physician using a lubricated, gloved finger — a procedure similar to a digital rectal exam. It may provide some symptom relief, but doctors disagree about how effective it is. Other treatments. Other potential treatments for prostatitis are being studied. These treatments include heat therapy with a microwave device and drugs based on certain plant extracts
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My age is 24. Height 6 ft. Weight 76 kg. My question is that what should be the normal prostrate size according to my age?

MBBS, Diploma in Family Medicine, Fellowship Diabetology
General Physician, Firozpur
My age is 24. Height 6 ft. Weight 76 kg. My question is that what should be the normal prostrate size according to my...
Hello lybrate-user. I ll try my best to solve your query. We usually measure Prostate in Grams. AN average male usually have approximately 11gms of prostate (ranging from 7 gms to 16gms) If we say of size Prostate it is usually of size of Walnut. Hope I helped you. Thanks.
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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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My grandmother has suffered from breast cancer and in operation her right breast has been removed, before operation doctor recommended to have either no or one chemo but after operation and according to IHC doctor is advising 14 chemo n some injections. Please look on reports and kindly advice us.

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 for your grandmother. Presumably, her oncologist must have decided the treatment approach basis a lot of factors including her IHC study. However, should you not be convinced, you can always take an expert second opinion from one another breast oncologist asap, and decide accordingly. An integrative treatment with alternative medicines is likely to help improve clinical outcomes, as contextually possible. You can connect with detailed diagnostics, treatment history etc all for a parallel naturopathic traction as appropriate. Do take care and all the very best.
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Please let me know how to serve tulsi if patient is dealing with gallbladder cancer.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Dear, Boil it on water or pit it's green leaves in tea and take tea. But mind it already suffering from gall bladder cancer there will be no healing or prevention These are only myths.
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