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Dr. Ramakant.K.Deshpande  - Oncologist, Mumbai

Dr. Ramakant.K.Deshpande

Oncologist, Mumbai

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Ramakant.K.Deshpande is a renowned Oncologist in Bandra West, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. Ramakant.K.Deshpande personally at Dr. Ramakant.K.Deshpande@Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre in Bandra West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ramakant.K.Deshpande on Lybrate.com.

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Awards and Recognitions
Dr Deshpande was President of Indian Society of Oncology
Award of Padma Shri
Game Changers Award by The HR Club
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Director of firms such as Karnataka Leasing And Commercial Corporation Limited
Professional Memberships
Asian Institute Of Oncology Private Limited
Asian Cancer Foundation
Member of ASI
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AISO, IASLC, BASO, Indian Society of Bronchology
Member of AISO
Member of IASLC
Member of BASO
Member of Indian Society of Bronchology

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#A - 791, Bandra Reclamation Landmark : Opposite Mumbai Educational TrustMumbai Get Directions
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If a person is asked to undergo 4 chemotherapy does it mean cancer is on advanced stage?

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery, M.R.C.S. England, M.Ch. Surgical Oncology, DNB Surgical Oncology, FEBS Surgical Oncology, DNB General Surgery, MNAMS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FEBS Breast Surgery, FACS, Fellowship IFHNOS & MSKCC USA, Fellowship in breast and oncplastic Surgery
Oncologist, Mumbai
Some cancers are treated with only chemotherapy like leukaemia or lymphoma. Some breast cancers like triple negative need chemotherapy even at early stage. Some sarcomas are not sensitive to chemotherapy, hence not given even in advanced stage.
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When rectum removed for rectal cancer surgery nd colostomy done dan aftr chemo therapy is pouch surgery done is it possible.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear mam it depends on the type of surgery done according to the location of tumour. In APR surgery, it is a permanent colostomy and in anterior resection it is temporary and can be closed after completion of treatment.
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If a person has cancer and he smokes a cigarette and another person take 2-3 puffs of the same cigarette, then will he also get cancer?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Due to smoking you will have higher chances as compared to normal population but not transmitted from cigrette butt
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Risk Factors of Anal Cancer!

MBBS, M.S., MCh - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery
Surgical Gastroenterologist, Agra
Risk Factors of Anal Cancer!

Cancer, the name itself sends chills down the spine! But every time we hear someone has cancer, though we feel sorry for them, we never think it could happen to us. But even though the probability of it may not be high at all, a disease that is rare can still hit you like a bolt from the blue! This is exactly the case with anal cancer, which is a very rare form of cancer. But, since the rates of its incidence are rising, it is well worth learning a few things about it.

Who is at Risk?
While it is unlikely that a person will contract anal cancer over the course of his life, asking himself a few questions about it so as to assess the risk he or she is at makes sense. To start off, age is an important factor. If a person is somewhere between middle age and old age, there is a far greater risk of anal cancer than a person who is not.

A person can easily reduce the risk of contracting anal cancer quite dramatically by doing something which is quite simple: refraining from anal sexual activity. This goes a rather long way as it means that a person is at a much lower risk of contracting HIV or HPV. HPV is far more common and affects most adults in sexual contact with each other. That being said, it is usually the type 16 variant of HPV which is linked to anal cancer. In order to reduce the chance of this, making good use of condoms is a very good idea but this does not eliminate the risk of transmission of HPV.

Smoking a cigarette may be great for a person to obtain a little bit of mental peace, but it has a really disastrous effect on the prospects of developing anal cancer at the same time. The chemicals that the body takes in are as harmful as they affect so many body tissues. There are many reasons to quit smoking but the fact that smokers have an eight time higher risk of developing anal cancer is probably among the good ones!

If a person is suffering from low immunity, it is quite possible that he or she is at a higher risk of developing the cancer, at least on a relative basis. This is because the ability of the body to fight back is lower. A person is especially weak after an organ transplant has taken place and if a person has HIV it further increases his or her risk of developing anal cancer.

Now, cutting the risk of anal cancer also involves possibly getting an HPV vaccination. The doctor is the person to talk to regarding this! When the risk of anal cancer is anyway minimal, it makes sense to cut it even further, by following a fit and healthy lifestyle. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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He is having tumor in his stomach. He is having piles problem. He is having asthma problem as well as cough problem What should we do. Doctors are saying that they can not operate because the condition is not good and he is weak by health.

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
He is having tumor in his stomach. He is having piles problem. He is having asthma problem as well as cough problem
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To be operated for any cancer, the general condition of the patient should be good. If surgery is not possible as per the oncologist, systemic chemotherapy may be an option.
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Do any kind of lump in a breast ultimately become cancer. What measure should be taken to prevent breast cancer? Do breast cancer affect heart function?

DM - Oncology
Oncologist,
Once you have a lump visit to Dr. To check whether it is benign or malignant. After 45 appearance of lump is more likely malignant.
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Hi my father is suffering in lever cancer last stage can I know how can possible to cure the cancer?

Diploma in Radio-Diagnosis
Radiologist, Shimla
Last stage liver cancer, is not curable, only pain free life span to be kept, should have all the days stress free, keep him happy and pain less.
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Know If You Are At Risk Of Skin Cancer

Fellowship In Aesthetic Medicine |, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Know If You Are At Risk Of Skin Cancer

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.
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