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Dr. S. Gangwal

Oncologist, Mumbai

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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I feel pain in left side of groin area often in mornings and while having a walk. I only get relieved after resting for sometime. I consulted a urology doctor, treatment did not work. My prostate is normal. I want to know whether it is a neurological, orthopedic, or related to urology. THANKS IN ADVANCE.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
I feel pain in left side of groin area often in mornings and while having a walk. I only get relieved after resting f...
Respected lybrate-user hi your case requires clinical evaluation dear but from your presentation I assume it could be muscular / developing hernia / small ureteric stone in few cases. I will advise to get an ultrasonography of abdomen pelvis done. Thanks regards.
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I have listened that falling of hair is one of the symptom of cancer. Is it really the only symptom by which we can regonize it? What are the early symptoms or starting symptoms for recognizing cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Falling of hair is not the symptom of cancer. It can be caused by some chemotherapy drugs, which is also temporary. Cancer can present as lump, ulceration, abnormal bleeding from anywhere, weight loss, abnormal bleeding or periods etc it depends on area effected. As a female you should go for monthly self breast examination five days after the periods are over and be aware of any abnormal symptoms which is not going after routine medication then you must consult your doctor.
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Have a hard knot into the breast and wanted to know why it comes and what is the cure for that coz had come cross n heard it is d begning stage of cancer can you people tell me what it is actually n what way it can b cured.

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), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi, I appreciate you seeking help. To be on a safer side, its advisable that you get this clinically examined by a gynaec oncologist right away and not delay any further. Imaging, either through mammography or mri subsequently followed by a biopsy is always the gold standard for accurate diagnosis of breast cancer. I wish you all the very best. Do take care.
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Hello Dr. My ultrasound report says- Liver- is mildly enlarged however of normal echoes GB, SPLEEN,PANCREAS, BOTH KIDNEY, urinary BLADDER AND PROSTATE are NORMAL. IMPRESSION- 1-mild nonspecific hepatomegaly. 2-Mild gaseous distended small bowel loops seen in mid to lower ABDOMEN. 3-Wall thickness and peristalsis of small and large bowel loops are normal. 4-Grossly normal scan of kub region and rest of abdominal organs. Plzz sugg. Me.

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General Surgeon, Panipat
Hello Dr. My ultrasound report says-
Liver- is mildly enlarged however of normal echoes
GB, SPLEEN,PANCREAS, BOTH KID...
Mr. lybrate-user What suggestion you need your scan is almost normal. You improve your eating habits don't take fast food, fried food Increase proteins in your diet. Don't use any intoxication (alcohol) or other material other wise your liver may show more problems. Live happy and good life do exercise, yoga.
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Male, Aged 60 yrs, Hypertention under medication, Slightly enlarged prostate with urination problem,frequent visit to toilet even in the night NOT DIAEBETIC. What medication will help?

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Delhi
Get an ultrasound KUB to assess the prostate size and residual urine volume. Also get a serum PSA done. Treatment will depend upon these investigations.
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I am 23 years old and I have discovered 2 big lumps on my shoulder. What should I do now. Is it very serious?

MS ( General Surgery)
Oncologist, Mandsaur
May be fibromyoma or lipoma or sebaceous cyst which are benign. Advised to take a opinon of a surgeon.
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Sir, My mother is suffering from In Situ Malignant Melanoma in left great toe. One excision has done. The biopsy report says --- In Situ Malignant Melanoma and still some melanocyte are present in the toe. Then I have consulted with a surgeon and he says again a deep excision and skin grafting is required and this the end of the treatment. Because,there is no chemotherapy or radiotherapy of In Situ Malignant Melanoma. Sir,will it be better to cut off the whole toe?

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
Sir, My mother is suffering from In Situ Malignant Melanoma in left great toe. One excision has done. The biopsy repo...
Melanoma needs excision of the lesions with a 2 cm margin. If that can be achieved without amputation of the toe it can be done else will need removal of the great toe. Before surgery evaluation of the whole limb for skip lesions and the groin for nodes should be done. Imaging should also be done of that limb and abdomen and chest to look for distant metastases.
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3.7 mm dense focus seen in the right pelvis - Soft tissue classification / calculus. Urinary bladder is mildly distended . NO focal lesion seen. Prostate is normal in size and attenuation. No focal lesion seen. Please advise if I need surgery or just medicine?

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
3.7 mm dense focus seen in the right pelvis - Soft tissue classification / calculus.
Urinary bladder is mildly disten...
Respected lybrate-user hi dear if it's confirm 3.7 mm then no surgery at all just medicines only dear thanks regards.
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Lupus Disease

MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Lupus Disease

This is a form of epithelial cancer and is a lose called eating cancer
Symptoms:- it first appears on the nose as a hard, dusky red sore and spreads in ulcerative form destroying the tissues till the bones are exposed. This affect women 10 time more than men. It usually appears in women between the age. Nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain may accompany. It is an ulcerative skin disease and requires a very long-term treatment. Sensitivity to sunlight is usually present. Lupus is caused by disruption of body waste disposal system from failure of special enzyme d nasil, which fails to remove wastes from the body.
Diagnostic tests
The disease is easily noticeable as it is outside the body on the the skin and biopsy is performed to confirm it.
If possible, the affected portion of the body is cut out.
I suggest homoeo doctor consult and homoeo treatment best.

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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 the symptoms of blood cancer and can blood cancer complete cure by ayurveda.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, blood cancer is caused by abnormal proliferation of one of the components of blood causing suppression of others.hence leading to symptoms like prolonged fever, frequent infection bleeding, easy bruising, cough, bone pains, lumps or lymphadenopathy etc. Ayurveda if you want to combine, should be in conjunction and after consulting medical oncologist. You can also take immunoboosters to enhance immunity.
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What are the symptoms causes and effects of bood cancer? Is blood cancer curable pls do tell me?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Blood cancer is caused by abnormal proliferation of one of the components of blood, leading to suppression of others.hence leading to symptoms like prolonged fever, frequent infection, bleeding or easy bruising, lumps or lymphadenopathy. Blood cancer depending on type are treated by chemotherapy mostly and many have very long disease free survival and are almost curable but everything depends on how patients respond to treatments.
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Dear doctor, my father having prostate problem due to age. He is 63 years old. He is not ready for operation. So I want to know any medicine which can control it?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
please mention his post void residue mentioned in usg report and consult further... Dr surbhi agrawal consultant physician and diabetologist
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I am 21 year old and I have Breast problem, my Breast size is different, left size is small and right side is big, and a big size always paining what can I do for this.

General Surgeon, Delhi
Hello lybrate-user, thanks for your query, pain in breast at your age is common so please do not worry too much, you may try to change the size and type of your undergarments which better suit your body type. As of the size difference if it is noticeable than you may consult a plastic surgeon who will guide you through various options available.
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I want to built up body and increase muscle tones, last 5 years was very drastic for me because in 2010 I was diagnosed in case of blood cancer and due to this my immune system is very low but now the case of blood cancer has resolved but the still remain the same. I want to make my body fit and muscular. What should you suggest me do or which supplement you provide for this? Please take this matter very seriously and its a great request from you to help me. Thank you!

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Lybrate-user all types of outdoor sports are best to boost your stamina level, your body fitness like football, basketball and all other sprinting games will help strengthen your heart so that more oxygen reaches all parts of your body. Include a well-balanced diet by adding low-fat products, high protein diet, plenty of fruits and vegetables and lean meat. Include cardiovascular exercises like running, swimming, jumping etc. Eat small meals at regular intervals. Drink enough water to reduce dehydration and fatigue. Include carbohydrate rich foods like cereals, bread, fruits, vegetables, pasta and milk. Avoid smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, junk food addiction etc.
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My father is having stage 4 colon cancer and he is having chemotherapy. Cancer spread over liver and lung lower left part. He is confident. What is the success rate and life expectancy?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Stage four cancer colon, already spread to liver lung, prognosis is grim. Treatment is directed to get better quality of life.
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I am suffering from cancer and I am in first stage? What should I do? What type of precautions should be taken by me?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
What type of cancer and which area is affected? you must take treatment as advised by your oncologist which is usually surgery or radiation therapy. Depends on location of tumor and the type. You must take proper care as to stop alcohol, tobacco and take healthy hygienic food and care during treatment as advised.
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Colposcopy and Cervical Biopsy - Procedure that is Followed

DGO , MBBS
Gynaecologist, Pune
Colposcopy and Cervical Biopsy - Procedure that is Followed

Colposcopy is a procedure that is used to get a closer view of a women’s cervix, vagina and vulva. It is a procedure carried on to detect the presence of any abnormal cells on the cervix and nearby areas. 

Why is Colposcopy done?
This procedure is carried out to see the problems in the vagina and cervix which may otherwise be not visible with a naked eye. A colposcopy is done when the Pap test results are abnormal. These abnormalities could be due to several reasons like viral infections namely human papillomavirus (HPV) infection or any other fungal (yeast), bacterial or protozoan (Trichomonas) infection. Atrophic vaginitis or natural cervical changes due to menopause can also lead to abnormal Pap test results. However one needs to be careful because these untreated cervical cell changes that lead to abnormal Pap tests can at times develop into precancerous or cancerous changes.

Cervical Biopsy
In case during colposcopy, an abnormal tissue is found in the problem areas, the doctor will remove a tiny sample of it and send it to the lab. This is normally known as a biopsy or cervical biopsy which is done from inside the opening of the cervix or endocervical canal.
 

Procedure for a colposcopy and biopsy
A colposcopy is normally a pain free procedure where at times some women might feel a slight tingling or burning sensation when the solution is applied. Biopsy might lead to a little discomfort like that of a sharp pinch or a menstrual cramp. During colposcopy a speculum or a small instrument is inserted into the vagina to spread apart the vaginal walls. In order to see the area more clearly the doctor dabs the cervix or vagina with a cotton swab dipped in vinegar (acetic acid) or Iodine (Lugol's solution). The solution is used to remove any kind of mucus and also makes the abnormal cells turn white in order to be clearly visible.

The doctor then uses a colposcope, a light magnifying device that looks like binoculars and has a bright light mounted to it. It also has a camera attached to it to take the videos or pictures of the cervix and vagina.
Biopsies are normally done by scraping away abnormal cells with a small brush or a small curette.

Results of colposcopy or cervical Biopsy
In case of Normal results the vinegar or iodine will not show the presence of any abnormal cells and the vagina and cervix look normal. But in case of abnormal results, there are abnormal tissues seen in the problem areas. It could also be a sore or a genital wart or infection in and around the vagina. The biopsy report would clarify whether it is cervical cancer or is likely to develop. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist and ask a free question.

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My mom suffering from cancer. She do not eat food because its not tasty. Which type of food I give to her? She eat it enjoy.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear mam, loss of appetite and taste due to treatment like chemotherapy and radiation therapy is normal side effect and is temporary. She will regain it after the treatment is over. Meanwhile you can give small frequent meals of high nutritious value have high proteins and rich in vitamin and minerals. You can give packed juices, porridge, vegetable soups, buttermilk, oats, whole grain chats, different types of kheers etc. Any comments morbidity or any specific restrictions by your doctor then you should follow them according to type of disease. You can give her appetiser to stimulate appetite.
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