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Dr. R.Gopal

MBBS

Oncologist, Mumbai

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Dr. R.Gopal MBBS Oncologist, Mumbai
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Dr. R.Gopal is an experienced Oncologist in Bandra West, Mumbai. He has done MBBS . He is currently practising at Dr. R.Gopal@Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre in Bandra West, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. R.Gopal on Lybrate.com.

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What is cancer? Is there any medicines for this disease? Is there any prevention methods. If yes please tell me doctor. Thank you in advance.:)

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is caused by abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells, usually caused by some faulty signals in the body which lose check over few cells and they become autonomous. It can be lifestyle related like lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyle, fatty food, hormonal imbalance, viruses, pollution, smoking, tobacco, or may be genetic. One must be careful about what we eat and what kind of environmental factors effect us in our surrounding and avoid known carcinogens. Regular screening and health check up to rule out any early disease prior to producing symptoms. Turmeric, tulsi leaves, wheat grass etc have anticancer properties.
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Did a master health check. Ultrasound report says 'Bulky uterine cervix' The pap smear test says 'Atypical Squamous cells of undetermined significance with inflammation. Repeat after controlling inflation Microscopy: Satisfactory for evaluation Transformation zone is absent, inflammation is intense, no organism/ reactive changes, Atrophy present, few cells with mild nuclear enlargement seen. What do these results mean? Does it indicate cervical cancer? What next?

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fellowship in Infertility (IVF Specialist)
Gynaecologist, Aurangabad
Hi Lybrate user, it doesn't show cancer but you need to monitor every 6 month PAP smear and get one special test done so as to understand completely how much is the risk.
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My mom is an cancer patient. Now a days she is suffering from teeth ache. Can I get the correct suggestion to proceed further.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Information provided by you is insufficient to help u. Your mom needs consultation in person. Ans to your question depends on numerous factors like cancer location. Staging. Treatment stage.
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How to cure cancer if person go to third stage of cancer and person almost weak and wants to get healthy again?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, treatment would depend on the site and histopathology along with staging. Nutritional supplements and supportive medication are needed to reduce his weakness and ofcourse he can get healthy.
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My dad has having stomach cancer he has taken 5 chemo but cancer has spread to liver now is stomach is getting tight.what should i do

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, your dad must have received chemotherapy because it was probably either locally advanced or metastatic. For liver metastases again the options are chemotherapy if general condition allows.
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How the dry fruits and nuts helpful in daily life. What is quantity to take everyday. Even the cancer patients (while taking chemotherapy and treatment) and diabetic people also can take dry fruits and nuts. Please give your opinion on this.

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Delhi
How the dry fruits and nuts helpful in daily life. What is quantity to take everyday. Even the cancer patients (while...
Dry fruits hv essential fats. Very useful. But very high in calories. You can take 5 walnuts n 5 almonds daily if you r diabetic.
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I am 78 year's old and I am cigarette smoker and suffering low grade urethral carcinoma what can I do?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir urethral carcinoma in males is either in the penile part or the prostatic part. Which part is effected in your case please specify. Usually for male urethral cancer surgery and partial excision is done. For low grade post complete surgery you can observe and be on follow up.
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I was a smoker for 5 years heavy smoker a pack a day. I quit smoking and started hookah alternate days. Recently from last 40 days I am feeling pain in right and left side back just below ribs. Urine test normal. Sono normal and x ray also normal Pain is since 40 days now. Also I feel difficulty in deep breathing. Is this any symptom for cancer? Are there any clinic who does full body cancer screening as I have a smoking history ao want to be sure.

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
Hi dear in my opinion it is not cancer any way - but it is a respiratory problem, which needs a regular treatment for some 4 months course. Its packagings are also available @ 1500--2000--3000/- rs. Pm - any query you can consult me private ------------------------------------------- for the start you can take ;;- homeo med;;- bryonia 30--4 times a day-- 5 days and report here.
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Am I more at risk if my relative have cancer and what do cancer stages and grades mean?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
It is not necessary for you to have cancer if your relative has it and whenever there is local involvement than it is stage 1 and if there is local lymphadenopathy than we can call it as stage 2 and if it has spread to other parts of the body we can call it as stage 3.
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My father in law is detected as gall bladder cancer spread to liver and other organ. Doctor told he may live for few months. We are giving Ayurveda treatment to him . He is feeling better . But he is getting weak day by day. Please help me.

Diploma in Child Health (DCH), F.I.A.M.S. (Pediatrics)
Pediatrician, Muzaffarnagar
My father in law is detected as gall bladder cancer spread to liver and other organ. Doctor told he may live for few ...
A good nursing care, keeping him joyful and diet as advised by doctor is the way to keep weakness away to some extent.
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Sir, my mom is 50 year old and she has 10mm of tumor in uterus. She often notice stomach pain. Please tell me is it cancer? What is chance of it?

PGFCP, PGDEMS, Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery
Ayurveda, Satara
Sir, my mom is 50 year old and she has 10mm of tumor in uterus. She often notice stomach pain. Please tell me is it c...
Hi lybrate user. It is not cancer. It is simply a fibroid. At first you have to follow some basic things so that you get better results in a short period of time. 1) take food twice in a day only 2) drink only 100-150 ml of lukewarm water during meals 3) avoid late night sleeping habits 4) avoid oily, spicy, salty, junk, fast and fermented foods 5) walk upto 4-5 kilometres daily. A) take half tsf of avipattikar churna and half tsf of lavanbhaaskar churna after meals. B) take 30 ml of audumbaravleha and 10 ml of honey along with lukewarm water, early in the morning on empty stomach and before meals half an hour. C) take 30 ml of aloe vera juice along with 30 ml of lukewarm water at night before sleep. Do all these things for thirty days and reply me for further suggestions. Thanks.
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Hi My wife have ovarian cancer grade 3 c and spread in abdomen >operated well still chemo is pending ? please advice to have alternate medicine along with chemo

MD-Homeopathy, B. H. M. S
Homeopath, Mumbai
Homeopathic has proved to manage symptoms of cancer very effectively and in a safe manner. I myself have few cancer patients under my care, though none of pathy can treat it , but objective should be to improve the quality of patients remaining life.
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I am Aslam aged 60. My prostate is enlarged in size and measures 4.1*4.4*3.9cm vol 36.9cc Impression: prostatomegaly bilateral large simple renal cortical cyst what should I do?

M.Ch - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery, Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Urology and Renal Transplant, MS - General Surgery
Urologist, Hyderabad
I am Aslam aged 60. My prostate is enlarged in size and measures 4.1*4.4*3.9cm vol 36.9cc
Impression: prostatomegaly ...
Dear your scan reports mention prostatomegaly approx 37 cc with bilateral large simple renal cyst. Firstly, treatment of prostate enlargement depends on your symptoms. If you don't have any urinary complaints you may not require treatment at all or if they are mild can be treated with medicines. If moderate to severe, surgery might be required. Secondly, I would like to know the size of renal cyst even though if they are simple. As such for simple cyst no active treatment is required.
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I am 8 month pregnant my left side breast fibroadenoma is present pain occur for every day and my right side breast no pain no complaint after delivery can I feed the baby any difficult can occur for feeding the baby because fibroadenoma.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES(Fellowship in minimal access surgery), FMAS (Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery)
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
for how long fibroadenoma is present.?? does not developed during pregnancy ?? usually it's painless but it may pain because breast tissue proliferates during. pregnancy. it may also increase in size. there won't be any harm during lactation. go for surgery after 6 months of delivery.
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Why prostate gland grow larger, cause behind this. What are the precautions to be maintained before the occurrence of the disease.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Why prostate gland grow larger, cause behind this. What are the precautions to be maintained before the occurrence of...
it is because of ageing process/cancer. sometimes the cause is not known. There are no such precautions which is to be followed to prevent enlargement of prostate
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What to Know About Melanoma

M.D., D.P.H.,
Dermatologist, Secunderabad
What to Know About Melanoma

Melanoma, also referred to as malignant melanoma, is a type of cancer. It evolves from the color or pigment containing cells known as melanocytes. Melanomas normally happen in the skin, yet may once in a while it may happen in the mouth, guts, or eyes as well. In women, it generally happens in the legs, while in men they are most regularly on the back. Sometime a mole may also raise your concern by increasing in size, developing abnormal edges, a change of color or itching and irritability. This may also prompt breakdown of the skin.

Some general facts on melanoma are mentioned below:
1. More than one million new instances of skin cancer or melanoma are analyzed every year.
2. There has been a 2000% increase in rate of melanoma since the year 1930. One out of fifty get affected by this cancer.
3. This is common in young women and causes many deaths.
4. Women below the age of forty are at more risk of getting melanoma than any other kind of cancer such as breast cancer.
5. There has been a high rise in the rate of melanoma from 1970 to 2008. There has been an 800% increase in young women and 400% increase in case of similar aged men.
6. Early recognition makes melanoma treatable. It is screened for growth very minimally.

Primary causes:
Melanomia may be caused primarily due to these causes:

  1. The most primary cause of melanoma is ultraviolet light (UV) in people with a low level of skin pigment. The UV light might be from either the sun or from different sources, for example, tanning devices. Around 25% of cases occur from or in the form of moles. 
  2. Those with numerous moles, presence of the disease in family members and who have poor immunity are at more noteworthy risk to get melanoma. Various uncommon hereditary defects, such as xeroderma pigmentosum increase the risk of melanoma.
  3. The individuals who work on airplanes seem to have an expanded danger, due to more contact with UV rays.
  4. Ultraviolet UVB light of wavelengths between 315 - 280 nm from the sun react with the skin cell DNA and result in a kind of direct DNA harm called cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs). 

In order to stay away or avoid melanoma, you should:

  1. Spend less time in direct sunlight and should seek shade.
  2. Avoid the sun at peak hours.
  3. Examine your skin at times for some kind of change.
  4. Keep away from tanning salons.

Melanoma is a dangerous form of cancer and causes a lot of deaths. You should stay away from anything that causes melanoma.

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I am 55 years old, acute prostate problem last 10 day, urine output has become very less and painful, allopathy doctor advised for operation, please advice.

M.S in Shalya tantra (Samanya)
Ayurveda, Puttur
I am 55 years old, acute prostate problem last 10 day, urine output has become very less and painful, allopathy docto...
Whats size of prostate n do you have urge to pass urine frequently. If significant better go for surgery.
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I am a prostrate cancer patient since 2008. I have gone thru Radiation in the same year in TMH Mumbai and given inj Lupride 11.25 for 3 yrs. Later remained Under routine check up every 6 months. My PSA level remained well under control. However the level of PSA started increasing in2015. Urine flow slowed down as scanty amount, painful and frequency was high. I was given RAPILIF 8 mg which is continue till date. However both bone scanning and PSMA WAS done for the reason. Bone scanning was ok but PSMA showed slightly increased area. As a matter of treatment I was given high dose ELIGUARD 43.5 every 6 month from Jan 2015. PSA is well less than 01 after injection. Still I used to take RAPILIF 8 mg. Recently I developed a new problem of leakage of urine in night wetting my pants. For this gone thru Cystoscopy at TMH in Dec 22 2016 where normal report was obtained and no medicine was given except continuing with injection ELIGUARD 43.5 mg. I am to inform you that I also developed Skin cancer in 2014 fungoides mycosis and was given phototherapy PUVA for 1 year. Almost all white patches covered up tho I am in routine check up at TMH. In past 6 months my patches started appearing once again which was duly consulted at TMH. Advised to watch for next 6 months. My CONCERN IS URINE LEAKAGE DURING SLEEP. PLEASE GIVE YOUR VALUABLE ADVICE TO STOP THE PROBLEM.

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Hello Mr. lybrate-user It must be difficult to go through all this for so long. You should go and see a good urologist for the incontinence of your urine. The rest of your Radiation and other treatment has been very good. All the best!
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Im a 20 year unmarried girl. I have 1 lump in my left breast. Why has it emerged and what is the best possible treatment for that. Please suggest.

Minimal invasive surgery in gynaecology, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DNB, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Dear lybrate-user any lump in the breast should be examined by the gynecologist without delay. Treatment will depend on the type and assessment of the lump.
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