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Dr. R.Gopal

MBBS

Oncologist, Mumbai

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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
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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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#A - 791, Bandra Reclamation Landmark : Opposite Mumbai Educational TrustMumbai Get Directions
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Did Hukkah is good for health? And did hookah take daily is dangerous for health I mean any cancer or other disease? please help me.

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), PG Diploma In Clinical Counseling, PG Diploma In Oncology & Haematology (A.M), Ayurveda (I) Certification, Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) (Cine-Med Inc. USA), Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking clarification. Well,'hukkah' smoking is no less dangerous than smoking cigarettes. It is in one's best interest that one quits smoking'hukkah' at the earliest. The hazards of smoking are many, with cancer being one of them. Hope this clarifies. Do take care, and all the very best sincerely,
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Is cancer a genetic disease? As because three of my aunt that is my mother's sisters had cancer and all of them are own sister. Please help me with this.

MD Radiation Oncology, ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist, DM Medical Oncology (Pursuing)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Some cancers have strong genetic background such as breast cancer and cancer of uterus. What cancers your relatives had? genetic testing may be indicated to identify the genetic mutation after I get the detailed information of the cancer in family. This will help in very early diagnosis of possible cancer.
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Tv doctor told, enlarged prostate gland begins to shrink gradually after enlarging for a while, is it true? Thanks in advance.

MD, Fellowship in Intergrative Medicine, MBBS
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
Tv doctor told, enlarged prostate gland begins to shrink gradually after enlarging for a while, is it true? Thanks in...
No Your diabetes can be managed without medicines by lifestyle changes and diet do not believe advts on TV and magazines. And also what ever your Dr. says do not blindly follow question your Dr. about non drug therapies to reduce sugar .The drs are not trained in nutrition and they work have vested interest in getting commission from drug companies, hospitals,labs and scan centres get educated and never medicated take a consult if you want to know the natural food and other supplements used to reduce blood sugar naturally without side effects. Any disease which can be treated by diet should not be treated otherwise.
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For enlarged prostate and 6.75 psa (varies from 5 to 7) level I have been advised to take silofast 8 mcg whic am taking for the last five years. Is there any side effect of this tablet.

MCh [Urology]
Urologist, Mumbai
For enlarged prostate and 6.75 psa (varies from 5 to 7) level I have been advised to take silofast 8 mcg whic am taki...
PSA level between 4-10 ng/ml is grey zone PSA LEVEL kindly do the free and Total PSA LEVEL if it is normal no biopsy required if size> 40 GM dutasteride can be added common side effects RETROGRADE ejaculations headache. Stuffiness.
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What is cancer diseases? What causes of cancer? What is cancer and its cause of illness.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is caused by abnormal growth of cells, usually due to some abnormal signal triggered by faulty genes. Predisposition may be due to carcinogens like tobacco alcohol pollution pesticides radiation or genetic factors etc. It can also be virus related or lifestyle related.
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I was a Prostate Cancer Patient stage 4, metastatized to Lymph Nodes and PSA 560. I underwent Orchidectomy Surgery and PSA steadily came down to 8 in 3 Months, 3 in 6 months, 2. in 9 months and 1.2 in ONE YEAR. Am I Cancer FREE or Cancer Cured or Cancer Controlled? What Further should I do to Prevent it from Recurrence?

MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Gurgaon
No , if you have underwent orchidectomy only then its incomplete treatment in your case . Also i would like to know what was the Gleason score and was there any bone scan abnormality. You should start taking Tab Bicalutamide 50 mg OD and also get a PSMA scan done.
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Are You At Risk For Lung Cancer?

MD - Radiothrapy, MBBS
Oncologist, Pune
Are You At Risk For Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is the cancer killer of both men and women in the U.S. When you think of risk factors for lung cancer, what comes to mind? Most of us think about the risk associated with smoking cigarettes, but did you know that air pollution can also cause lung cancer? Overwhelming evidence shows that particle pollution in the outdoor air we breathe—like that coming from vehicle exhaust, coal-fired power plants and other industrial sources—can cause lung cancer. Particle pollution increases the risk of dying early, heart disease and asthma attacks, and it can also interfere with the growth and function of the lungs. 

What is Particle Pollution?

Particle pollution is a mix of tiny solid and liquid particles in the air and can be made up of a number of components, such as acids, organic chemicals, metals, soil and dust particles. It can be emitted directly from wood stoves, forest fires, vehicles and other sources, and it can also form from other types of pollution that come from sources like power plants. 

Why does particle pollution harm our bodies?

While breathing in larger sizes of particle pollution can be harmful to our health, smaller particles are more dangerous. Bigger particles can irritate your eyes, nose and throat, but our natural defenses help us to cough or sneeze them out of our bodies. Unfortunately, those defenses don't keep out smaller particles, which get trapped deep in the lungs and can even get into the bloodstream, causing damage to our health.

Who is most at risk?

As for who is at risk for health problems from breathing in particle pollution. Those who live where particle pollution levels are high is at risk. Some people face higher risk, including children, the elderly, people with lung and heart disease and diabetes, people with low incomes, and people who work or exercise outdoors.

How do we protect ourselves from particle pollution?

Check the air quality index forecast for the day and limit your activity if pollution levels are high. Avoid exercising along heavily traveled highways regardless of the overall forecast.

As individuals, we can play our part in reducing air pollution levels by trying to avoid creating more of it. Choosing ‘active travel’ options where possible, like walking and cycling, can help reduce pollution levels from transport and is also a great way to be more active, which is linked to a reduced risk of cancer and other diseases.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Does it make sense to get a comprehensive check done for cancer markers once you reach the age of 50?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is a disease predominantly of age group beyond fifty years and most often by this age the natural immunity to fight cancer goes down and the likelihood of getting cancers increases. hence this the actual age where the comprehensive cancer screening becomes a must and tests like PSA, CEA , need to be done along with head and neck examination, chest x ray, ultrasound abdomen,stool and urine examination ,CA125 ,pap smear and mammography( in females,) should be done.
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Is it possible that my friend is suffering from epithelial malignancy will be cured when chemo is going on after radiation.

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist, Howrah
Please specify the type of epithelial malignancy and specify the site of the cancer for further opinion.
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Is there any cure for Um colorectal cancer? That to at stage 3.. What are the chances of survival at 3rd stage. Actually I met a friend and I learnt dat she is infected. What are the do's and don't to care about..

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Colon cancers are first operated and rectal cancers in stage 3may receive preoperative chemo-radiation therapy followed by surgery. Chemotherapy will follow depending on histopathological findings. Prognosis will depend on histological findings.
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