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Dr. Prashant Kerkar

Oncologist, Mumbai

Dr. Prashant Kerkar Oncologist, Mumbai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Prashant Kerkar is one of the best Oncologists in Mumbai, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prashant Kerkar on Lybrate.com.

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My husband is suffering from vocal cord cancer stage 1 since March 2016, is there any Ayurvedic medicine to cure cancer of vocal cord? Please give advise!

DM - Oncology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Oncologist, Mumbai
Vocal cord cancer, when in early can only be cured with radiation therapy. also in some cases surgery will be helpful.
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How stomach cancer starts in upper abdomen. Because I am feeling lumpy when observing with hands on my stomach.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
How stomach cancer starts in upper abdomen. Because I am feeling lumpy when observing with hands on my stomach.
It necessarily does not means that you are having cancer - it could be cyst/tumor. You better do a ct scan on whole abdomen to conclude further.
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My wife having breast cancer ,operation done ,4 nos of chemo. What should i do now?

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Chennai
Further treatment depends on the staging and grading of the cancer and type of the cancer. Without details cannot comment. Do the follow up as your oncologist says.
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I am using skinshine cream by cadalic for past more than 1 year so does it cause skin cancer or any harmful side effect. What will be your suggestion about the cream?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I am using skinshine cream by cadalic for past more than 1 year so does it cause skin cancer or any harmful side effe...
Hello, I would suggest you to not to go for such creams so frequently. Yes, it may lead to such disastrous affection later. It is better to avoid all those things at early stage.
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My age 28 and I have suffering from lipoma. What is a good medicine of lipoma. Ayurvedic orr homoeopathy. Please suggest.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Take conium mac. - 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one month. Best wishes Dr. Mukesh Singh
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I am 22 years old and usually smoke. So What are basic and initial symptoms of lung cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Lung cancer is most commonly associated with smoking. It damages lung parenchyma and causes cancer. Mostly presenting as Cough, blood in sputum, weight loss, fever, breathing difficulty, or lump in neck or armpits. It may also present as hoarseness of voice or vague pain in chest. Very early disease may not show any symptoms and are most often incidentally discovered on chest xray.
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What is the causes of skin cancer and how can be survived from it and how much it is danger?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Skin cancers are superficial cancers caused by abnormal growth of skin cells. Leading to symptoms like prolonged ulceration, bleeding lump, mole etc it is generally treatable by surgery and /or radiation therapy. Being superficial they are picked up fast by aware patients.
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Sir what are the symptoms of swine flu and if not treated properly can it convert to cancer and cause bleeding.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Sir what are the symptoms of swine flu and if not treated properly can it convert to cancer and cause bleeding.
Hi, the following are the symptoms of swine flu: - sore throat, - stuffy nose - cough - fever and chills (not always) - bodyache and headache - nausea and vomitting - diarrhoea - fatigue all these symptoms appear within 1-3 days duration. Swine flu does not get converted to cancer when not treated properly. On the other hand, severe respiratory infections occur which may turn out to be fatal.
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What are the symptoms of cancer? How it affects? What are precautions to take for preventing cancer? What are the medicines used for cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells Leading to symptoms like palpable lump or lymphadenopathy, Ulceration which doesn't heal, bleeding from Anywhere, weight loss, fever, change in voice, breathing difficulty, altered bowel habits, difficulty in swallowing etc depending on organ affected. Treatment is done by surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy or combination of all. One should avoid known carcinogens like tobacco alcohol pollution pesticides radiation exposure industrial affluent etc to prevent cancer.
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What should I follow to prevent giant cell tumor at proximal femur and soft tissue?

MD - Radiothrapy, MBBS
Oncologist, Pune
If giant cell tumor is there then surgery is a standard treatment. There is no any specific thing we can do to prevent recurrence of the disease. You can do regular follow up with you doctor for early detection.
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I am 69 years old male having prostate problem, what is your advice to cure my diseases.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Ludhiana
prostate problem are of many types, first you should go for investigations to diagnose the problem. 1. TRUS for Prostate 2. routine and microscopic urine examination 3. if pus cells in urine then urine for culture & sensitivity 4. PSA estimation
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I am 32 year old suffering from prostatitis. semen culture and urine culture are negative. All reports are negative Doctor give me trimethoprim 100 mg twice a day for 1 months is this a standard treatment. please really me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I am 32 year old suffering from prostatitis. semen culture and urine culture are negative. All reports are negative D...
This is the treatment. If culture is negative you have no infection and I cannot see a reason for prostatitis as you say.
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How should a person get screening tests to detect all kinds/major kinds of cancer? I need to understand ways to prevent cancer from occurring. I have seen many people suffering from this disease and its very scary.

UICC International Fellow in Oncollogy , ESTRO certification in Head and neck oncology, MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Jamnagar
Ways to prevent cancer - Stay away from any kind of addiction - Regular exercise - Healthy food - Lots of water daily - Fruits and green leafy vegetables - Take care of yourself and love yourself. Screening tests. Female -Cervix cancer Age limit 35 and beyond Test: Pap smear Who can do: Gynecologists - Breast Cancer Self breast examination - All ages Mammo sonography Age: 40 YRS and beyond Male - Prostate cancer Age 50 and beyond Test: PSA test from blood - Colon a cancer Age 50 and beyond Test: Stool test for occult blood Colonoscopy - Oral cancer Age - All addicted Test - Oral examination Biopsy from doubtful part - Lung cancer Age 40 years and beyond Test - Low dose CECT scan.
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What are the sign and symptoms of cancer? What are the preventions applied for cancer patients? Describe the answer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled cancer proliferation of cells that are uncontrolled and autonomous. They usually present as pain less lump, abnormal bleeding, ulceration, fever, anaemia, fatigue, weight loss etc. One has to stop exposure to carcinogens and quit smoking, preventing from pollution, consumption of antioxidants vegetables fruits and get routine screening check up done.
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I have been smoking for the last two years. Are the chances of me suffering from cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Smoking tobacco is one of the major risk factor for cancer. Inhaled tobacco gets absorbed in lungs and blood leading to not only lung or head and neck cancer but also can lead to gastrointestinal, prostate, rectum bladder etc many cancers. Unfortunately by the time one realises this it may be too late so please quit before its late.
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I am ovary cancer patient but I have completed the surgery and chemotherapy and now I am ok.in surgery my uterus and both the ovaries are removed. Now I want to loss my weight so that I had join gym and after 1st month of doing exercises I loss 5 kg but after completing the 2nd month it increase 7 kg. And now its continuously increasing. please help me that what should I do to loss my weight?

fellow in Obstetric Medicine , MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
I am ovary cancer patient but I have completed the surgery and chemotherapy and now I am ok.in surgery my uterus and ...
Hello, firstly let me applaud you for being so brave and fighting the cancer and secondly for being daring enough to hit the gym. That apart are you on any pills or are you taking any protein supplements or any herbal powders for weight loss, if yes, I think you shud stop them and consult a nutritionist who wud be able to give you the best advise on diet! diet and exercise complement each other.
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Skin Cancer - 6 Factors Which Increase Your Risks

MD - Dermatology & Aesthetic Medicine, MBBS
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Skin Cancer - 6 Factors Which Increase Your Risks

Skin cancer is a condition with abnormal and cancerous skin growth. This often develops due to the over exposure of skin to the sun rays. The three main types of skin cancer include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Skin cancer affects those areas of skin which remains sun-exposed, including ears, neck, chest, scalp, lips, face, hands, arm and legs. It can also develop on those areas of skin that are not exposed to sunlight like beneath toenails or fingernails, on palms and on genital area.

Here are some of the factors which increase your risks of getting skin cancer:

  1. Fair complexion: Low levels of the pigment melanin in skin causes fair complexion. Fair- skinned individuals who have a history of hazel or blue eyes, repeated sunburns and people who have red or blond hair are highly susceptible to developing this form of cancer. Less pigment in skin makes an individual more vulnerable to skin damage from harmful UV radiation.
  2. Excessive sun exposure: Exposure to the sun may lead to the development of skin cancer, if you don't protect your skin by sunscreen and clothing. Tanning beds and lamps may also increase the risk of developing this type of skin cancer.                                           
  3. High-altitude places: The exposure to sunlight is more intense in areas of high altitude and near the equator. Living at higher elevation also makes you more vulnerable to radiation because the sunlight is strongest there.
  4. Moles: People with abnormal moles are at a higher risk of developing skin cancer. These moles are irregular in shape and are larger than normal moles.
  5. Precancerous skin lesions: Your risk of developing skin cancer increases if you have skin lesion. These are scaly and rough patches that range from brown to dark pink in color. The most commonly affected areas are head, hands and face of fair-skinned people.
  6. Weak immune system: Weak immune system caused by HIV or AIDS and immunosuppressant drugs that you take after an organ transplant may increase your risk of developing skin cancer. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.
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My mother is 80 years weight 47 kg. She has diagnosed adenocarcinoma of rectum (mucin secreting. Rectum ulcerated friable circumferential growth from 12 to 18 cm. Please advice what to do. Can we think of surgery.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Ludhiana
Yes if: 1. Growth is operable i. E. No distant metastases and locally also no extra rectal extension. 2. Also patient is fit medically.
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Gynaecological Cancer - Signs You Must Be Aware of!

MBBS, DGO, DNB
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Gynaecological Cancer - Signs You Must Be Aware of!

Gynecological cancer is any tumor that begins in a woman’s reproductive organs. Cancer is usually named after the part of the body where it begins. Gynecologic cancer starts in different areas within a woman’s pelvis, which is the territory beneath the stomach and in the middle of the hipbones. There are different types of gynecological cancers and these are as follows:

  • Cervical cancer starts in the cervix, which is the lower, narrower end of the uterus. The uterus is also called the womb.
  • Ovarian cancer starts in the ovaries, which are situated on each side of the uterus.
  • Uterine cancer starts in the uterus, the pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis where the child develops when a lady is pregnant.
  • Vaginal cancer starts in the vagina, which is the empty, tube-like channel between the base of the uterus and ends as the vaginal opening.
  • Vulvar cancer starts in the vulva, the external part of the female genital organs.

Signs and symptoms of the above-mentioned gynecologic cancers can be very vague; however, there are a few issues each lady needs to know about and look for. The following are some of the common symptoms of different gynecological cancer:

  1. Swollen leg (ordinarily happens in one leg and comes with pain or discharge)
  2. Irregular vaginal bleeding (particularly in a lady who has experienced menopause)
  3. Unexplained weight loss
  4. Consistent bladder weight or increased urination
  5. Loss of appetite, while always feeling full
  6. Pelvic or stomach pain
  7. Bloated stomach
  8. Consistent weakness
  9. Compelling, sudden onset bloating
  10. Trouble eating or feeling full rapidly
  11. Urinary indications (urge or recurrence)
  12. Vaginal draining or spotting after menopause
  13. New onset of heavy flow during periods or bleeding between two-period cycles
  14. A watery pink or white discharge from the vagina
  15. Two or more weeks of steady pain in the lower abdomen or pelvic region
  16. Pain during sex
  17. A red, pink or white bump that has a crude or wart-like surface
  18. A white area that feels unpleasant and rough
  19. Continuous itching
  20. Pain or a smoldering feeling while urinating
  21. Bleeding and discharge not connected with monthly cycle
  22. An open sore or ulcer that lasts over a month

A large portion of the symptoms connected with gynecologic cancers may occur due to other reasons every once in a while, which may make us ignore them. It is vital to be tuned into your body and pay consideration on any progressions. In case you see new side effects that are happening every day for more than a couple of weeks, this can be an indication of gynecological cancer. Try not to worry. Make sure to go for regular check-ups at your gynecologist. If you feel that the aforementioned symptoms are persistent, seek medical attention.

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