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Dr. Rajiv C. Shah  - Oncologist, Mumbai

Dr. Rajiv C. Shah

MBBS

Oncologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Rajiv C. Shah is a renowned Oncologist in Bandra West, Mumbai. He is a MBBS . You can consult Dr. Rajiv C. Shah at Dr. Rajiv C. Shah@Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre in Bandra West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rajiv C. Shah on Lybrate.com.

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I am 40yrs. Since from one month, I have two white spots on my left breast. What is that? is that white patch which occurs? I was thinking it can be effect of body spray. But it has increased slightly in size. Kindly do advice, should I consult a doctor?

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), Fellowship in Dermatosurgery
Dermatologist, Belgaum
Mam if it is totally depigmented it could be vitiligo. If it still has some colour then it could be something else.
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My mother suffering from breast cancer I want know about breast cancer what should I do for my mother.

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist, Howrah
The primary treatment of breast cancer is surgery. Depending on postoperative histopathology report adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy also given (if indicated) after surgery. Hormone therapy is added based on ihc report of er and pr.
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Are there screening tests that can find lung cancer early? How many people get lung cancer?

FACS, MBBS, MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Yes by the screening tests we can find out lung cancer if it is done on required frequencies. It is most common visceral malignancies. Anuallythereare 225000 new cases in u, s. A.
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Actually last year my wife's curating we had done. From that times her tummy getting bigger. And also we don't have baby. Married in 2013.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Actually last year my wife's curating we had done. From that times her tummy getting bigger. And also we don't have b...
Respected arif curatin has nothing to do with belly enlargement it is the fat deposition in subcutaneous tissue of abdomen. Regarding no issue you consult good gynecogist have work up regarding the cause & get remedy.
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Sir, my question are related of Cancer. Which is the most reason of Cancer & it's is possible to vegetables?

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
--------------------------------------- causes;-different types of cancers may be having ------- different types of multiple causes, not any one, in some cancers--viruses have been detected. Adultrated foods, allopathic salts, hormonal drugs, chemical salts, paints, alcohol, smoking, constipation, unhealthy water, foods, uncompatible foods, excessive sex-loss of semen, industrial hazards, polluted air, acidity, arthritis, stones, unknown reasons etc. Are other causes. Prevention;;-- you can prevent cancers by avoiding its possible causes. ----------------------------------------- -these days-- land where vegetables are grown-- if irrigated with industrial waste water. Heavy chemicals treated water, pollutants, pesticides, fertilizers- can cause cancer also. Pesticides spray also on vegetables.
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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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What is cancer what are you pagan my friend echo kiddo Uth if are you are pagan my cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation or growth of cells triggered by some carcinogens or genetic factors.
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Diagnosed with Breast cancer. FNAC done. No other tests done. Suggested surgery. Do I get other tests done or go for surgery immediately. The result of other tests will take another 12 days.

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Do the metastatic work up before going for surgery let it take few days as if its been spread to any other part then first chemotherapy to be given followed by surgery.
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Hi. I am 28 years old. I have a big problem. Before 13 years not started periods. I do so many treatment and consult the doctor but no result positive found. This june month I consulted a doctor & check few report. The report caught my one ovary is damage & other ovary's have a 2. 5 inches tumor. What I do? Please tell me proper treatment about damage ovary & risk of tumor. I want a new life.

Registrar in Surgical Oncology, Fellowship in Gynaecologic Oncology, Masters In Advanced Oncology, Fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery, Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Oncology
Oncologist, Mumbai
Hi. I am  28 years old. I have a big problem. Before 13 years not started periods. I do so many treatment and consult...
We should ideally evaluate the extent of problems with your ovaries. On one side we need to do various blood tests to assess the level of your fertility hormones. On the other hand we need to do blood tests to evaluate presence of ovarian tumour. A mri should be done ideally as it delineates better, what exactly is the problem with the ovaries and also is able to define the tumour better. Nowadays there are many techniques for fertility preservation. We need to evaluate the situation fully to decide on the best course of action.
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What is the diet to be maintained for an oral cancer patient? Surgery, radiation and chemo is over by end Feb. How do we try and maintain the,PH level?

MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Patient should have a soft , nonspicy and not too hot / cold food. To maintain the oral pH sodium bicarbonate (Baking Soda pure) 1 tsf in 500ml water should be used as moth wash atleast five times a day. And dont miss the follow up as advised by treating oncologist. Thanks.
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My wife aged 68yrs fears about breast lump. Feeling for any hard lumps does not give any clue. Is a consultation with doctor needed?

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Mohali
Sir, she needs a clinical examination by a surgeon, a bilateral mammogram and fine needle aspiration cytology-fnac. Breast lumps especially in this age group should not be taken lightly.
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What tests will you do to diagnose the problem and which of the conditions is present? For Cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
We usually do clinical examination, fnac or biopsy. Radiological investigations like pet ct, ct scan, mri etc whatever needed to diagnose and stage the disease.
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What is the symptoms of cancer and hepatitis b. Please help me. What medicine should be take for that disease.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
What is the symptoms of cancer and hepatitis b. Please help me. What medicine should be take for that disease.
Cancer can present in various ways, depending on the body part being affected. It can present as a painless, slowly growing lump or a non healing ulcer. Bleeding from anywhere could also be a symptom of cancer. Unexpected weight loss, fatigue, loss of appetite suggest advanced stages of cancer. Please don't let any uncommon persistent symptoms pass by and get it evaluated thoroughly. Hepatitis b in active stages may present with jaundice and upper abdominal pain, but carriers of the virus may be absolutely asymptomatic and look healthy.
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Ultra sonography report: normal in shape & size with protuberant nipple there are no sub - areolarductal dilatation. Parenchymal echo-textures appear to be homogenous. Reveals few, more or less, well defined cystic s. O. L of varying sizes in both the breasts. Cyst in right lower outer quadrant: 0.61cm*0.27cm. Cyst in left upper inner quardrant: 0.80cm*0.74cm. Cyst in let lower outer quadrant: 1.24cm*1.26 cmcm. Another ill-definedhypoechoic s. O. L of size (1.21cm*0.72cm) is also seen in right upper outer quadrant. Thereare no axillary lymphadenopathy. Impression: breast cyst (bilateral) s. O. Lin right breast.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Ludhiana
Please mention the symptoms. If pain in breast , is there any relation between pain breast and menstrual cycle i.e. pain is more during pre-menstrual phase. As per ultrasound findings Bilateral breast cysts are likely to benign breast disease or fibrocystic disease of breast, nothing to worry if symptomatic then require treatment. For SOL in rt. upper outer quadrant : If palpable go for FNAC. If not Palpable then ultrasound guided FNAC.
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What are the symptoms of blood cancer I have already seen the symptoms in affected person which I'm seeing now on my own Frnd is there any possibilities to be same.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, symptoms are due to overpopulation of one of the components of blood leading to suppression of others.hence symptoms may be frequent infection, bleeding, fever, anaemia, easy bruising, weight loss, lumps, bone pains etc. Routine cbc and blood smears are good for screening before symptoms arise.
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My father is 59 year age, his prostate psa is 10.35, wht are the reason to increase this. And how it can be control.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Ludhiana
My father is 59 year age, his prostate psa is 10.35, wht are the reason to increase this. And how it can be control.
Most important disease to be ruled-out is cancer of the prostate, other causes of raised psa is benign enlargement of prostate, infection etc. Consult urologist.
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Hi, currently I am getting treated for tb but I have also got nodule of 2.8 * 2.9c in my left breast which we came to know after ct scan. My chest specialist is saying wait complete the tb treatment and then go for breast nodule but I scared whether it not some serious. Which doctor I need consult for breast? I mean surgeon or gynecologist?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
You must get the breast nodule checked fast, do not wait till tb treatment is completed mammography, fnac from lump needs to be done. You can consult a surgeon or an oncologist.
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Patient has been diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Grade 3 - Nottingham Histologic Score - 3 + 3 + 3 = 9. Can you suggest the prognosis? The tumor is NOS in right break measuring 24-22-14 mm. I have attached the report also. Please let me know if it is curable and what are the chances of relapse.

MBBs, MD - Medicine
Oncologist, Cuttack
In Breast cancer prognosis depends upon age, tumour size, nodal status, grade, ER/PR and Her 2 nu status, stage of the disease etc. As the stage increases recurrence risk is also increases. ER/PR positivity is a good prognostic factor and Her 2 positivity is a poor prognostic factor. As I have not mentioned the correct stage and other factors it is difficult to predict the survival as well as relapse.
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For past few months I am facing problem in my left breast, it pains specially in night. And also there is kind of knot in my breast. Help me.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear mam, if you have found a lump in your breast, it should be evaluated by a clinician to ascertain the same and if indicated then ultrasound or mammography can be done and needle aspiration if required. Breast pain is usual if your periods are nearing due to inflammation or swelling of breast due to hormonal changes and you can do fomentation and take some pain killer for temporary period also vitamin e supplement some times help.
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Tips to Prevent Breast Cancer

MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecolog, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
Tips to Prevent Breast Cancer

One of the things that Shannen Doherty and Rita Wilson, the wife of Tom Hanks, have in common, apart from their fame is that both were affected by breast cancer. No matter how normal a person may seem, breast cancer can strike anyone. In fact, it usually strikes one in eight women. So, it makes good sense to know what it can appear as!

Breast cancer makes up a rather big amount of the general cancer cases as 15% of the cancer cases which are reported on a yearly basis are usually breast cancer cases. That being said, there are quite a few things which can be done in order to reduce a person’s risk to breast cancer.

Prevention is Prudent-

  1. Get Fit: The first thing which should be done is that a reasonable level of fitness should be maintained. Many studies have found that if a person is significantly heavier than her recommended weight, she is at a far great risk to develop all sorts of cancer and breast cancer, in particular, than a person who is able to keep her weight in check. The difference in cancer risk rates is about 40%. This is because a greater amount of fat leads to more estrogen being produced, which increases the risk of breast cancer.

  2. Quit Smoking: While most people associate smoking as something which increases the risk of cancer to the lungs and are not aware that it increases the risk of breast cancer, too. So, the best solution is to kick the habit!

  3. Get Off the Pill: Once a woman crosses past her mid-thirties, she should try to avoid relying on birth control pills to reduce the risk of pregnancy. This is because these pills have an effect which increases the risk of breast cancer, which heightens as a woman gets older. As long as the woman cuts out the use of the pill, the risk quickly gets cut, as well.

  4. Get Regular Check Ups: While screening for breast cancer by making use of mammograms does not cut the risk of it, the screening helps detect breast cancer early if it does exist. As a result, a woman has a much better chance of fighting breast cancer. So, a woman who is past the age of forty should try to have a mammogram on an annual basis with the frequency of the same increasing as she gets older. However, it is to be kept in mind that going for a mammogram too often is also not a good idea as the tests themselves pose risks of DNA changes.

Women all around the world are susceptible to breast cancer. While there isn’t a 100% chance of avoiding it, taking care of yourself and leading a fit and active lifestyle can significantly cut down your risk of contracting this condition. Remember, your health is in your hands, so the earlier you start, the better! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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