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Dr. S. Gangwal

Oncologist, Mumbai

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. S. Gangwal is an experienced Oncologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. S. Gangwal personally at Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. S. Gangwal on Lybrate.com.

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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
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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.

What is a cancer and HIV how it will come to human life how we control any precautions is there.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist
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Hiv is contagious infection caused through sexual contact, unhygienic conditions or by getting transferred by using of infected syringes and needles or any time through infected blood transfusion. Many a times there is severe immune deficiency in the body and such infection is caught easily. Cancer is not contagious but immune deficiency is the cause in addition to other causes. It can happen due to chromosomal changes in the body or by things which constantly irritate the body such as mouth cancers caused by chewing paan masala, it is a long subject.

My friend is 24 yrs female unmarried, she feels as if she got some lumps in her breasts, is there any other symptom that it would be a breast cancer, or it would be some other problem, please give suggestions, she is afraid a lot.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist
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There are many causes for lump in the breast hence you should go for ultrasound breast and fnac from lump in the breast.

Swollen lymph nodes in neck one side right from 15 days what should be the reason and what should we have to do?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Since swollen lymph node is of short duration you can get yourself checked for any kind of infection of head and neck by ent surgeon and take a course of antibiotic if indicated. If it persists even then then please get an fnac done to ascertain the cause.

FELLOWSHIP IN ADVANCED LIVER SURGERY AND LIVER TRANSPLANTATION, FELLOWSHIP IN HEPATOBILIARY AND LIVER TRANSPLANT SURGERY, MASTER OF SURGERY, MBBS
Gastroenterologist
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Liver cancer can be cured, If diagnosed in time.

How much chances are there for testicle cancer if a nodule is there on testicles. Every nodule will leads to cancer or not?

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist
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No. Mere presence of nodule on teticles does not lead to testicular cancer. However if you are anxious, get an usg of scrotum done.

I am suffering from motions since from last two days so I want to get to solution can I get solution .for these. If coffee drinks it may cause any cancer.

MBBS
General Physician
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For loosemotions drink ors solution and to stop the frequency of motions take capsule roko and avoid spicy food in your diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi and if necessary we should take prescribed antibiotics.

My father is 58years old and his prostate is enlarged to 37x36x42mm in measurement and volume in 30 ml. Can it be compressed with medication such as Dutasteride and Tamsulosin Hydrochloride? Will it reduce his pain in urinating? Or surgery is the only solution? Is there any risk of it turning into prostate cancer? Will surgery solve his problem? Thanks.

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My father is 58years old and his prostate is enlarged to 37x36x42mm in measurement and volume in 30 ml. Can it be com...
surgery can solve your problem. Prostatitis treatments vary depending on the underlying cause. They can include: Antibiotics. This is the most commonly prescribed treatment for prostatitis. Your doctor will base the choice of medication on the type of bacteria that may be causing your infection. If you have severe symptoms, you may need intravenous (IV) antibiotics. You'll likely need to take oral antibiotics for four to six weeks but may need longer treatment for chronic or recurring prostatitis. Alpha blockers. These medications help relax the bladder neck and the muscle fibers where your prostate joins your bladder. This treatment may lessen symptoms, such as painful urination. Anti-inflammatory agents. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may make you more comfortable. Prostate massage. This is done by your physician using a lubricated, gloved finger — a procedure similar to a digital rectal exam. It may provide some symptom relief, but doctors disagree about how effective it is. Other treatments. Other potential treatments for prostatitis are being studied. These treatments include heat therapy with a microwave device and drugs based on certain plant extracts

What Leads to an Enlarged Prostate?

DNB (Urology), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Urologist
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Causes and symptoms of enlarged prostate

The problem of an enlarged prostate or benign prostate hyperplasia is a very common occurrence as you grow older. It's known to strike men above the age of 50, with more than 50% of men after the age of 60, having this complaint.

Causes of enlarged prostate

A non-cancerous condition, enlarged prostate makes the passing of urine from the bladder through the urethra difficult. The multiplication of the prostate cells causes an enlargement of the gland, leading to a buildup of pressure on the urethra, affecting the discharge of urine from the body. The narrowing of the urethra, due to this benign condition, forces the bladder to contract more vigorously so as to push urine out of the body.

As time passes, the muscles of the bladder get significantly affected, causing them to become extremely sensitive, thicker and stronger. As a consequence, the bladder begins to contract, even if the amount of urine in the organ is negligible, causing episodes of frequent urination. Gradually, the bladder fails to completely empty itself of urine due to the constriction of the urethra. This can give rise to a number of health problems including the formation of bladder stones, urinary tract infections, blood in the urine and so on.

How can you identify the signs of the condition?

Signs of enlarged prostate are very easy to identify and include:

- A slow or weak urine flow
- Difficulty in initiating urination
- Instances of frequent urination
- A feeling of not completely emptying one's bladder
- Frequent urination during the night
- Exerting a lot to urinate
- Instances of dribbling
- Urgency to pass urine
- A feeling of urinating again minutes after doing so
- Urination that starts and stops

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What Leads to an Enlarged Prostate?

I want to know that what is cancer? Can cancer spread from one person to another?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist
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no cancer does not spread from person to person. it is a disease where growth of one particular type of cells becomes unregulated and it interferes with the working of other cells

I am having the condition known as BPH.Initially the prostate was classified as grade III. I was put on Rapilif D for 3months and later the prostate was classified as Grade I. I stopped the medicine and after two months the urine flow got reduced and again I took thesame medication for one more moonth. This continuous intake of Alfa blockers has reduced mysexual urge. I am 66 years old. I am also taking medicine for Type II Diabetes and Hypertension. Can this BPH be cured through medication by Ayurveda?

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda
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Dear, Diabetes is often called the silent killer. Diabetes, is a metabolic disease in which sugar does not get metabolized properly in the body. This means that the blood sugar levels continue to be high, threatening the normal functioning of the body. According to Ayurveda There are 20 forms of Diabetes : 4 are due to Vata, 6 result from Pitta, and 10 are caused by Kapha. But Diabetes (MADHUMEHA) is.Mainly kapha dosha disease. Poorly managed diabetes can lead to a host of long-term complications like :- Heart attacks, Strokes, Blindness, Nerve damage, Amputation of Limb. Impotency in men.Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com

Pain in breast from some days, want to know why its happening, this for the first time m facing this problem. What could be the problem. Do I need to consult doctor for this .pls help me.

General Surgeon
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There could be many reasons for pain in breast or mastalagia as it is called medically. It's could be cyclic pain occurring with the menstruation due to hormonal changes. It could be infection. It could be increasing density of the breast tissue, etc. You need to consult with a surgeon for a checkup. He might advise you some investigations and medications.

What are the main symptom and causes of cancer? What are the precautions to be taken?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells Leading to symptoms like palpable lump or lymphadenopathy, Ulceration which doesn't heal, bleeding from Anywhere, weight loss, fever weakness, cough, difficulty in swallowing, change in voice, difficulty in passing urine or motions etc. Most commonly it is caused by carcinogens present around us, like tobacco, pollution, pesticides, industrial affluent, radiation exposure, Hormone imbalance, viruses, radiation exposure etc. One should avoid known carcinogens as much as possible to avoid getting cancer.

My Mother has confirmed Lungs cancer before last two weeks. Dr. said that it is in stage 3B and now we can not cure. Her life will be of only 2-3 years even after Chemo and next treatment. Is it true ? Please advise.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist
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In most of the stage 3B lung cancers they are not operable so chances of their cure are less.and further prognosis also depends the type of lung cancer it is and its molecular make up. these days targeted therapies based on the receptor studies of tumour have added some extra life to lung cancer patients over and above the conventional chemotherapy

Doctor. My mother have breast cancer. 20 days before we have operated and removed one breast. That was type 1a cancer. Now they prefer to do hormone therapy. Is it really correct treatment. If it is correct. Wat ll be the side effects of harmone therapy.

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist
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Hi dear - treatment is purely yours choice. Some thing is better than nothing. If they do not have any other therapy, they choose this type of therapy -but here, we have other alternatives, so we advise the best possibles -so by following our advise, you can be benefitted ---------------------------------------- -in my view - there is no need of such a therapy-- if you take a 6 months course of -- cancero - medicine.;;-- as per below;;-- --------------------------------------------- --curative treatment;- it will be the future medicine of cancer for the whole suffering world. -tibetan therapy--medicine -cancero - course is the best treatment available so for, with almost 100%--results. It is a newly entrant in the field of oral medical cancer therapy, and is available with very few tibetan experts only. Most of doctors are still unaware of its use. With no side effects, it can be used both as preventive as well as curative in all types of cancers/ tumors. Its 6 month course or so is sufficient to cure cancer of any type, at any stage, provided the patient is able to take medicines orally. It converts cancers into tumors and then cures. It can be used alone or in combination with other therapies, if cancer is in advanced stage. It has been successfully used in children as small as 6 months age and old persons -73 years old. -its pack is available in 3 forms;- -cancero-th+, cancero-thu+, cancero-thua+ -cancero-th pack is available @ rs 5000/- pm. For very low budget patients. ------------------------------------------ -any query, you can consult me inbox private.

Is using FAIZA pakistani cream good or bad for skin? Will it cause skin cancer later? I want to become white skin. Which care should I take?

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General Physician
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Is using FAIZA pakistani cream good or bad for skin? Will it cause skin cancer later? I want to become white skin. Wh...
Its bad for the skin if applied abruptly and without consulting a nearby doctor and it can cause skin cancer in near future

Which doctor is best or which hospital in India is good for cancer treatment, and how to recognize symptoms of any type of cancer? As after radiation treatment a patient gets very weak.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Ayurveda
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There can be several causes for cancer, some of the common reasons include: Damages or mutation in the DNA resulting in the damage to the genes involved in cell division. Genetic predisposition. Carcinogens such as tobacco, asbestos, arsenic, radiation, ultraviolet rays and car exhaust fumes. Cigarette smoking, cigar smoking, passive smoking and tobacco chewing. Alcohol use and obesity Lack of physical activity Sunlight and excessive exposure to ultraviolet light Exposure to radiation from X-rays, gamma rays, cellular phones and cell phone towers. Symptoms Cancer may have many signs and symptoms depending upon the organs it affects or part of the body it has affected. However there are general signs and symptoms that may occur in cancer. Note that the prevalence of these symptoms does not necessarily mean that there is cancer. Unexplained weight loss Fever Fatigue Pain Skin changes (itching, unnatural hair growth, reddened skin, darker skin, etc.) Unusual bleeding Nagging cough Indigestion problems or trouble swallowing. Ayurveda View Treatment of cancer by Ayurveda is very in-depth and holistic in its approach. Ayurveda treats the disease according to the specific nature of the patient, the aggravated body energies involved and the body tissues that are affected.

I had cancer in early stage in right side of tongue.It was operated and tongue was cut with margin.Lymph node in right side was not affected but removed.Now more saliva is being generated.Tonue is sensitve.What should be my tratment now?

MD - Oncology
Oncologist
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Lymphnode even if not affected should be removed and saliva flow will reduce slowly you can take Calphorinz sachet daily

I want know about the causes for breast cancer? Will abnormal sleeping habit in young age can lead to cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear mam, breast cancer is lifestyle related disease sedentary lifestyle, fatty food, lack of exercise, apart from this it could be related to hormonal imbalance due to some types of hormonal supplements, late menarchy or menopause,late marriage and late or no conception, not breast feeding and lastly it could be genetic. Abnormal sleeping habits may lead to personality change and psychological disorders but not really directly related to breast cancer.

I have been suffering from breast pain from last two weeks. But my heart and lungs are fine as per my test results. What should I do regarding it.

fellow in Obstetric Medicine , MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist
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Hello, sometimes breast pain can occur premenstrually. This can occur along with other symptoms like mood swings, bloated feeling, irritability, depression etc. Since you have not mentioned about your periods o cannot yell you foe sure. However if these exist ki. Dly consult a gynaecologist.
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