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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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Award of Padma Shri
Game Changers Award by The HR Club
Director of firms such as Karnataka Leasing And Commercial Corporation Limited
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Dr Deshpande was President of Indian Society of Oncology
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Asian Institute Of Oncology Private Limited
Asian Cancer Foundation
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Traffic Jams - Can they Make Your Body Susceptible to Cancer

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmednagar
Traffic Jams - Can they Make Your Body Susceptible to Cancer

The most dreadful part of getting to work and getting back home in the evening is the being stuck in a traffic jam. Whether you’re driving yourself or being driven home, a traffic jam can sap your spirits and make you feel tired even though you’re not really exerting yourself. According to a recent study, these traffic jams not only increase your stress levels, but also make your body susceptible to cancer.

Yes! They can be a major reason behind your ill health-

  1. Bumper to bumper traffic that moves at snail pace can be very stressful, especially if you have to get somewhere at a particular time. The irritation of not being able to move at your desired pace adds on to the million other things going on in your mind. The body reacts to stress by increasing blood sugar and blood pressure levels. Long term stress can lead to digestive problems, fertility issues and a weakened immune system that makes the body vulnerable to other diseases and infections. Stress can also lead to the development of behavior like smoking, drinking and over eating which can increase a person’s risk of cancer.
  2. Pollution levels are highest at traffic signals and at traffic jams. This is because at a busy intersection, cars go through various stages such as accelerating, braking and idling in a restricted space. Each of these actions is accompanied with emission of toxic gases and fine particles of matter which concentrate in an area and take longer to disperse. Contrary to popular belief, people in cars can be more affected by these pollutants than pedestrians. This is especially true in cases where people have their windows up and fans on as the fans suck in polluted air leading to a buildup of toxic gases inside the car. When these gases and particulate matter are inhaled, they get stuck in the nose and throat and are absorbed into the blood stream. Long term exposure to this can have serious negative effects on the body including a higher risk to cancer. To avoid this, ensure that the setting of the ac of your car or fan is set to only circulate air inside the car without drawing in polluted air from outside.

Also, try and find ways to avoid traffic jams. If your office allows, maybe you could try changing your timing a little. Experiment with routes. Often the inner roads have more twists and turns but much less traffic.
 

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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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What are the symptoms of cancer and aids. Please help me what medicine should be take for that treatment.

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 etc. Aids is an infection caused by HIV virus. It can lead to symptoms like frequent infections, fever, weakness and low immunity. Cancer is treated by chemotherapy surgery and radiation therapy etc and aids is treated by anti retro viral medicines.
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On my left breast i am having itching problem because of it, black scar is also developed on the lower region of breast . I want to know the cause & treatment regarding it. Plz help i am scared.

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Black scar is not a symptom of cancer. So no need to be worry . Just check your own breat by self breast examination technique and if any lump found then do a mamography of both breast. If no mass then better to meet a skin specialist
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My dad has detected a carcinoma esophagus now we taking a treatment in Mumbai Hinduja hospital. 3 chemo are completed doctor said no any spreading in body. So please tell me any suggestions.

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
hi dear cancer can spread any time in body - so better u take -- cancero medicine course-- 6 months to get rid off it permanently its packaagings are available
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I have peeling on one breast Nipple and sometimes blood on applying any fluid cream. Or otherwise sometimes little blood without applying anything. I m. Unmarried. Is it Breast cancer sign or serious.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MRCS (Edinburgh), Fellowship In Breast Surgery, Fellowship In Onco-plastic Breast Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Blood stained discharge from the surface of the nipple is not a normal sign. It can either be associated with eczema, which is usually bilateral of with Paget's disease, which can be a sign of an underlying problem. It is best to visit a Breast Surgeon and get yourself check up.
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Why many people died in cancer and every year many people died and how to protect body from cancer.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
cancer is deadly disease, lot of research is going on but unable to gain desirable results. it is difficult to protect body. thanks
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Am a blood cancer patient. Can I have sex with my wife without barriers. Will she get affected? Is she become pregnant. Will the baby too get affected?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
You must be receiving chemotherapy, in that case she shouldn't conceive for a while as some chemotherapy agents may cause foetal deformity and malformations. You can choose alternative contraceptive in case you don't want to use barrier methods.
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What are the side effects of smoking? As it causes cancer what type of cancer it may cause? Is it curable for such th8ngs from the primary stage? What should I do for quit smoking?

MS ( General Surgery)
Oncologist, Mandsaur
Overview Cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causes many diseases, and reduces the health of smokers in general. 1, 2 Quitting smoking lowers your risk for smoking-related diseases and can add years to your life. 1, 2 Smoking and Death Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. 1 •Cigarette smoking causes more than 480, 000 deaths each year in the United States. This is nearly one in five deaths. 1, 2, 3 •Smoking causes more deaths each year than the following causes combined: 4 oHuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV) OIllegal drug use OAlcohol use OMotor vehicle injuries OFirearm-related incidents •More than 10 times as many you. S. Citizens have died prematurely from cigarette smoking than have died in all the wars fought by the United States during its history. 1 •Smoking causes about 90% (or 9 out of 10) of all lung cancer deaths in men and women. 1, 2 More women die from lung cancer each year than from breast cancer. 5 •About 80% (or 8 out of 10) of all deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are caused by smoking. 1 •Cigarette smoking increases risk for death from all causes in men and women. 1 •The risk of dying from cigarette smoking has increased over the last 50 years in men and women in the United States. 1 Smoking and Increased Health Risks Smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. 1 •Smoking is estimated to increase the risk— oFor coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times1, 6 OFor stroke by 2 to 4 times1 OOf men developing lung cancer by 25 times1 OOf women developing lung cancer by 25.7 times1 •Smoking causes diminished overall health, increased absenteeism from work, and increased health care utilization and cost. 1 Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease Smokers are at greater risk for diseases that affect the heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular disease). •Smoking causes stroke and coronary heart disease, which are among the leading causes of death in the United States. 1, 3 •Even people who smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day can have early signs of cardiovascular disease. 1 •Smoking damages blood vessels and can make them thicken and grow narrower. This makes your heart beat faster and your blood pressure go up. Clots can also form. 1, 2 •A stroke occurs when a clot blocks the blood flow to part of your brain or when a blood vessel in or around your brain bursts. 1, 2 •Blockages caused by smoking can also reduce blood flow to your legs and skin. 1, 2 Smoking and Respiratory Disease Smoking can cause lung disease by damaging your airways and the small air sacs (alveoli) found in your lungs. 1, 2 •Lung diseases caused by smoking include COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. 1, 2 •Cigarette smoking causes most cases of lung cancer. 1, 2 •If you have asthma, tobacco smoke can trigger an attack or make an attack worse. 1, 2 •Smokers are 12 to 13 times more likely to die from COPD than nonsmokers. 1 Smoking and Cancer Smoking can cause cancer almost anywhere in your body: 1, 2 (See figure above) •Bladder •Blood (acute myeloid leukemia) •Cervix •Colon and rectum (colorectal) •Esophagus •Kidney and ureter •Larynx •Liver •Oropharynx (includes parts of the throat, tongue, soft palate, and the tonsils) •Pancreas •Stomach •Trachea, bronchus, and lung Smoking also increases the risk of dying from cancer and other diseases in cancer patients and survivors. 1 If nobody smoked, one of every three cancer deaths in the United States would not happen. 1, 2 Smoking and Other Health Risks Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body and affects a person’s overall health. 1, 2 •Smoking can make it harder for a woman to become pregnant and can affect her baby's health before and after birth. Smoking increases risks for: 1, 2, 5 oPreterm (early) delivery OStillbirth (death of the baby before birth) OLow birth weight OSudden infant death syndrome (known as SIDS or crib death) OEctopic pregnancy OOrofacial clefts in infants •Smoking can also affect men's sperm, which can reduce fertility and also increase risks for birth defects and miscarriage. 2 •Smoking can affect bone health. 1, 5 oWomen past childbearing years who smoke have weaker bones than women who never smoked, and are at greater risk for broken bones. •Smoking affects the health of your teeth and gums and can cause tooth loss. 1 •Smoking can increase your risk for cataracts (clouding of the eye’s lens that makes it hard for you to see) and age-related macular degeneration (damage to a small spot near the center of the retina, the part of the eye needed for central vision. 1 •Smoking is a cause of type 2 diabetes mellitus and can make it harder to control. The risk of developing diabetes is 30–40% higher for active smokers than nonsmokers. 1, 2 •Smoking causes general adverse effects on the body, including inflammation and decreased immune function. 1 •Smoking is a cause of rheumatoid arthritis. 1 Quitting and Reduced Risks •Quitting smoking cuts cardiovascular risks. Just 1 year after quitting smoking, your risk for a heart attack drops sharply. 2 •Within 2 to 5 years after quitting smoking, your risk for stroke could fall to about the same as a nonsmoker’s. 2 •If you quit smoking, your risks for cancers of the mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder drop by half within 5 years. 2 •Ten years after you.
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What is enlarge prostate ?

MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
General Surgeon,
What is enlarge prostate ?
Prostate is a gland in lower urinary tract just distal to urinary bladder. It enlarges due to various causes and cause difficulty in passing urine. Mostly in old persons.
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Does Chewing tobacco causes any chronic disease (cancer etc). I have heard from many old people stating that "i have been chewing tobacco from past fifty years and nothing harmful has happened to me" Even people are saying that if you chew for 10 minutes for 10 times day then I won't be harmful. Please clarify my doubt. Thank you.

B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) (Cine-Med Inc. USA), Post Doctoral Research (PhD) (Alternative Medicines)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Does Chewing tobacco causes any chronic disease (cancer etc). I have heard from many old people stating that "i have ...
Hi lybrate-user, the hazards of chewing tobacco are many, with oral cancer being one of them. It is, therefore, best avoided. Hope this clarifies your doubt. Do take care, and all the very best
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What are the symptoms of lungs cancer I am using cigarette more than 5 years so this time I felt some problems like chest pain and through problems so I need a suggestion and how to reduce this or how to solve.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
What are the symptoms of lungs cancer I am using cigarette more than 5 years so this time I felt some problems like c...
A cough that does not go away or gets worse. Coughing up blood or rust-colored sputum (spit or phlegm) Chest pain that is often worse with deep breathing, coughing, or laughing. Hoarseness. Weight loss and loss of appetite. Shortness of breath. Feeling tired or weak.
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I have pain in my left breast continuous at low for some days but I had not notice any sist in it but feel some hard space. Please guide what I do and whom I may contact. Thanks sir.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user kanta hi first is to undergo ultrasonography of breast only dear thanks regards.
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What are the basic symptoms and causes of breast cancer and how can we prevent that.

FACS, MBBS, MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Basic symtoms of breast cancer are 1 painless lump inbreast 2 lump in axilla 3 prevention is by early detection, investigations ultra sound and mammography and f. N. A. C or biopsy. If results are positive, management should be done.
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Mere nipple me right side me jalan & chubhan hoti hai. Kya feeding ki wjah se hoti hai.Please tell.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Feeding the baby can cause cracked nipples still it's advisable to consult a gynaecologist and get clinically checked
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I have an extra bone growth in my Leg. So what I have to do. Whether it lead to cancer or not?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
It may be inborn deformity and may be corrected surgically. It may not be pathological, so will not develop into cancer.
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Hello Doctor. I've frequent stomach problems, I feel unusual cramps. I feel the heat down my tummy. I was admitted recently as I was diagnosed with Diarrhea. This being one of the symptom of cancer has moved me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to avoid spicy nonveg food totally for a month and eat curd rice or khichdi for a week and drink boiled water.
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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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