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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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I am suffering from blood cancer and I have visited some of the top specialists nd I did not get cured from this disease. And I hope I will get some answer from you.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, blood cancer needs to be treated by chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant if needed. Treatment would depend on the type of blood cancer and some other parameters so you will have to be under care of hemato oncologist in your region. You have many good hospitals in your vicinity like nims, yashoda, indo American, mnj etc so please be under their care and if suitable they will advise you for transplant.
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I am 62 yrs old. Absolutely healthy. Sometimes I feel as if i'm having prostrate problem while urinating. Please suggest any remedy.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Get an abdomen usg done to confirm and consult privately for personalized assessment and management.
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Hi, in my breast I have small gland fro past since 7years that becomes sometimes pain. 2years before I got married and I have one baby is any problem about that it vl causes cancer. I already consult a doctor before marriage she prefer mammography ultrasound scan but she did not give any clarity about that. Am very scaring about that.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
You need to do another mammography if the size of the cyst/tumor is increasing or there is pain on touching. There is no need to panic before hand for you are having cancer.
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I am 69y (male) Its found in the scan there's Grade 111 prostatomegaly and Cystitis changes in my rt. Kidney. How to rectify the prostate problem?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
I am 69y (male)
Its found in the scan there's Grade 111 prostatomegaly and Cystitis changes in my rt. Kidney.
How to ...
You should get your USG done to see the size of the prostrate. if it is enlarged and causing prostatic obstruction then surgery is required.
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What are the causes of skin cancer and how it can be cured? And what is the major cause of this disease?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Skin cancers are superficial cancers caused by abnormal growth of few cells of skin cells leading to ulceration, lumps, bleeding etc. Major causes are ultraviolet radiation, radiation exposure by direct handling, lack of melanin pigment which has protective effect,
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Am I more at risk if my relatives have cancer and what do cancer stages and grades mean?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir nearly 5-7 % cancers may be inherited, not all, but there can be common risk factors among close relatives like some industrial waste, soil, water pollution etc. Stages means the local or distant spread of disease. It tells about how big the tumour is and where else the disease has gone. Grade means how much the cells have changed from normal cells, well differentiated with better prognosis and poorly differentiatiated with worse prognosis.
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I smoke in a regular basis from the last 2 years. Are two years enough for a person to get cancer from cigarrette smoking?

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
No standard algorithm which can predict relation between cigarette and cancer it can be as short as 6 month in some cases quit smoking - it's injurious for you and your near ones
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Her breast produces liquid white discharge during love-making sessions, when pressed with even little pressure. Only the left breast. Is it anything to be concerned about?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Normal nipple discharge more commonly occurs in both nipples and is often released when the nipples are compressed or squeezed (nipples may secrete fluid when they are stimulated or squeezed during love making). Some women who are concerned about breast secretions may actually cause it to worsen. They do this by repeatedly squeezing their nipples to check for nipple discharge. In these instances, leaving the nipples alone for a while may help the condition to improve. So no problem in your case. It is normal---------------------
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I had throat infection, cold and fever. When I cough I got single drop of blood. I showed doctor, he told nothing to worry, after 2 days it again happened when I drunk hot lemon tea and water. Is this lung cancer? I am passive smoker because of my friends. Is there anything worry? Please help me out. Thanks in advance.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
I had throat infection, cold and fever. When I cough I got single drop of blood. I showed doctor, he told nothing to ...
If you are having repeated episodes of blood in sputum, you must get a bronchoscopy done after a course of antibiotics. Please review with bronchoscopy report if needed.
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I have a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck from two months it comes with a very bad cold but till now its not gone and I am still having infection in my throat I also done a needle biopsy and everything came back normal but neither the infection nor the enlarged lymph node is gone. What should I do?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
You must take a good course of antibiotics and anti allergic. You can check your sputum for sensitivity of antibiotics. Lymph node enlargement may be infection related though it is surprising why you have it for so long. Beyond this I need to examine and check your immune status to know the cause of infection.
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I am 20 years old. Yesterday at night I had noticed a pain in my breast and there is swollen and also I feel like that right breast have little size changes. And I have seen in google that younger age slim ladies will mostly breast cancer is found. And I am slim also is dis is a breast cancer. What will I do? help me.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Ludhiana
Don't get panic it is most probably either infection or benign breast disease. Is there any history of fever or trauma? you should go for ultrasound of breast and examination by a surgeon.
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Post esophagus cancer treatment, advice me some herbal treatment to prevent re-occurrence. Please advise.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Sir we don't practice herbal medicines, but in general intake of tulsi leaves, turmeric, wheat grass may be useful but since l'm allopathic doctor, I don't know much about it.
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I feel very sleepy lazy I want to know is this sign of any disease Second ques provide me symptoms of cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells leading to symptoms like palpable lump, ulceration, abnormal bleeding from anywhere, weight loss, difficulty in swallowing, change in voice, change in bowelor bladder habits etc depending on organ affected. Feeling lazy and sleepy is not any specific symptom of cancer, you should consult a neurologist to find out if it is pathological.
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What is the symptom of mouth cancer and ho We find out if anyone is suffering from this and how much time it take?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Possible signs and symptoms of oral cancer that your patients may report include: a lump or thickening in the oral soft tissues, soreness or a feeling that something is caught in the throat, difficulty chewing or swallowing, ear pain, difficulty moving the jaw or tongue, hoarseness, numbness of the tongue. Time being proper care and medication will help
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I am omkar nagolkar my questions is my wight is low so what I can do my hand is paning I am cancer boy what can I do.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, cancer is a condition which exhausts body resources and hence you may be having low weight. Please consume healthy diet including adequate carbohydrate, calories and proteins to increase body weight. You can take nutritional supplements like prosure, essential 2.25 oe resource powders in your diet to provide additional nutrition. You must eat Frequent meals at two hourly intervals.
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I have a nerve tumor . Doctor suggested me to surgery, but do not want to surgery.

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Surgery is usually the first line of therapy in most tumors. So trust your oncologist and do the best possible option before its too late!
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If cancer tumour will find in the body how long time will take to come its dangerous stage.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
cancer of any organ in body has to be staged as per its location,size spread and other factors then only it can be judged at what stage it is and the last stages are usually not curable in most of them
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I have one month baby. She is on breast feeding. Last two days am feeling much pain on my left breast. Nipple is swelling and when she sucks it hurts much. A red spot is also seen beside the brown circle. What should I do?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES(Fellowship in minimal access surgery), FMAS (Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery)
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
I have one month baby. She is on breast feeding. Last two days am feeling much pain on my left breast. Nipple is swel...
It's a cracking and infection of nipple. Commonly occurs during lactation. You can apply the nipcrack cream. Check whether the baby is in correct posture while feeding and suckling well.
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Sir! My wife has problem of abdominal pain and white discharge for four years. Is it curable? Is this sign of cervical cancer? please help me kindly. i have lost hope due to her problem.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
I hope you got your wife properly examined. There can be many causes of white discharge. Even cervix cancer can be detected by proper examination and a pap smear test. Your wife will get cured if properly taken care of and you should not loose hope. Take her to a good gynecologist for examination who will properly examine her and ask for necessary investigations to rule out the problem.
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