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Dr. Sanket Shah  - Oncologist, Mumbai

Dr. Sanket Shah

Tata Memorial Hospital, J. S. S. University, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Oncologist, Mumbai

8 Years Experience  ·  2000 at clinic  ·  ₹350 online
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Dr. Sanket Shah Tata Memorial Hospital, J. S. S. University, Mysore, Karn... Oncologist, Mumbai
8 Years Experience  ·  2000 at clinic  ·  ₹350 online
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Sanket Shah is a renowned Oncologist in Parel, Mumbai. He has had many happy patients in his 8 years of journey as a Oncologist. He is a qualified Tata Memorial Hospital, J. S. S. University, Mysore, Karnataka, India . You can meet Dr. Sanket Shah personally at Global hospital in Parel, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sanket Shah on Lybrate.com.

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Tata Memorial Hospital - Tata Memorial Hospital - 2016
J. S. S. University, Mysore, Karnataka, India - J. S. S. University, Mysore, Karnataka, India - 2011
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Hi, Carcinoma is found in Neck node. PET Scan is done and its not present in anywhere else. What can be the treatment if we do not wanna go for surgery. Primary is not found.

Tata Memorial Hospital, J. S. S. University, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Oncologist, Mumbai
Hi, Carcinoma is found in Neck node. PET Scan is done and its not present in anywhere else. What can be the treatment...
I would suggest to do laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy and nasopharygeal evaluation prior to confirm no tumour. Fnac of neck node to confirm carcinoma. If you don't want surgery then radiation or chemoradiotherapy depending on size of node.
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Breast Cancer - Signs That Can Spot It!

Tata Memorial Hospital, J. S. S. University, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Oncologist, Mumbai
Breast Cancer - Signs That Can Spot It!

Breast cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in the tissues of the breast. Mainly it occurs in females but less than 1% of all the breast cancer cases develop in males. The majority of breast cancers start in the milk ducts. A small number start in the milk sacs or lobules. It can spread to the lymph nodes and to the other parts of the body such as bones, liver, lungs and to the brain.

With more reliable early detection methods as well as the trend towards less invasive surgery, there is hope that even more women with breast cancer will be treated successfully and will go on to resume their normal lives.

Signs & Symptoms 

It is painless, especially, during the early stage. Watch out for the following changes in the breast:

  1. A persistent lump or thickening in the breast or in the axilla. 
  2. A change in the size or shape of the breast. 
  3. A change in the colour or appearance of the skin of the breast such as redness, puckering or dimpling. 
  4. Bloody discharge from the nipple. 
  5. A change in the nipple or areola such as scaliness, persistent rash or nipple retraction (nipple pulled into the breast).

Consult a doctor immediately if you notice any of these changes.

Risk Factors 

Being a woman puts you at risk of getting breast cancer. There are certain factors that increase the risk of breast cancer. Some of them have been listed below:

  1. The risk increases with age; most cases of breast cancer develop after the age of 50 
  2. Genetic alterations in certain genes such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 
  3. Family history of breast cancer 
  4. Being overweight 
  5. Early menarche (onset of menstruation before the age of 12) 
  6. Late menopause (after the age of 55) 
  7. Never had children 
  8. Late childbearing 
  9. No breast feeding 
  10. Excessive consumption of alcohol 
  11. Use of hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) for a long period of time

However, most women who have breast cancer have none of the above risk factors. Likewise, not having any of these risk factors does not mean that you will not get breast cancer.

Early Detection and Screening

More treatment options are available when breast cancer is diagnosed at an early stage and hence the chances of recovery is also higher. So regular breast screening is important for early detection even if there are no symptoms. Following are the ways of screening:

  1. Breast Self-Examination (BSE): Perform BSE once a month about a week after your menses are over. If you no longer menstruate, choose a date each month which is easy to remember e.g. your date of birth or anniversary.
  2. Clinical Breast Examination: Get a breast specialist to examine your breast once a year if you are 40 years and above.
  3. Mammogram: Go for a screening mammogram once a year if you are 40 to 49 years old and once every two years if you are 50 years and above even if you do not have any symptom. It is not recommended for younger women (less than 40 years of age) as they have dense breasts, making it difficult for small changes to be detected on a mammogram. So ultrasonography of the breasts is advisable to them.

Types of Breast cancer

  1. Non-Invasive Breast cancer: These are confined to the ducts within the breasts. They are known as Ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS).
  2. Invasive Breast cancer: It occurs when cancer cells spread beyond the ducts or lobules. Cancer cells first spread to the surrounding breast tissue and subsequently to the lymph nodes in the armpit (Axillary lymph nodes). These cells can also travel to the other parts of the body such as bones, liver, lungs or brain and hence known as metastatic breast cancer.

Making A Diagnosis 

If you notice any unusual changes in your breasts, you should see a doctor immediately. He will examine you clinically and may ask you to undergo some tests so that a definitive diagnosis can be made. Further, the staging work up is done to find out the stage of the disease and management accordingly.

Treatment options 

Treatment of breast cancer may include various methods such as surgery with or without breast reconstruction, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy and targeted therapy. Treatment options offered, depend upon the number of factors such as the stage of cancer and likelihood of cure, your general health and your preference.

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I have armpit pain my mother has breast cancer and I have pain in my armpit the pain is continuously sometimes it is more painful.

Tata Memorial Hospital, J. S. S. University, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Oncologist, Mumbai
If your mother is having breast cancer then you are at a higher risk then general population for developing breast cancer. Start screening 10 years prior to age your mother developed breast cancer by self breast examination every monthly 1 week after menstruation and yearly clinical examination by doctor. Mainly breast cancer present with painless lump in breast or armpits, nipple bleeding or ulceration, change in shape of breast etc. Armpit pain is not a sign to worry about cancer kindly check my health tips and contact me in private enquiry/consult for more details.
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Tips To Reduce Risks Of Cancer

M.ch - Surgical Oncologist
Oncologist, Mumbai
Tips To Reduce Risks Of Cancer

We live in an age where every single individual, more or less, is exposed to the risk of cancer. It is probably an unfavorable lifestyle we lead that deprives us of good health. This might alarm many but considerable changes in lifestyle can help you realize cancer as a preventable disease. Cancer does not only make you undergo severe suffering but it also affects your friends and family. The pallor of misery spreads wider than you think.

1) Abstinence from tobacco

Consuming raw tobacco or smoking tobacco can be equally detrimental to your health. Tobacco increases your chances of contracting the disease. As is known, passive smoking can also affect your health adversely. Tobacco can be the potential cause behind cancer of the mouth, throat, larynx, lungs, oral cavity and even the pancreas. It might harm your kidneys and cervix. It is upon you to quit tobacco at the earliest possible. One should also try and persuade friends and relatives to give up smoking.

2) Abstinence from alcohol​

Complete abstinence from alcohol might be tough if you have already been ushered into your work-life, but it surely is possible. Drinking can propel consequences as serious as cancer of the stomach, pancreas, liver and the heart.

3) A balanced and nutritious diet

Deciding on a plant- based diet or a Mediterranean diet can aid your fight against the risk of cancer. A Mediterranean diet will involve green leafy vegetables, lots of fresh fruits, whole grains, mixed nuts, legumes and also the use of extra- virgin olive oil. Fish can be a safe bet but red meat should be avoided. One must also try to avoid processed meat as they tend to make you prone to the risk of cancer.

4) Immunization

Hepatitis B and HPV or Human papilloma virus vaccines are extremely necessary to protect you against the sexually transmitted types of cancer.

5) Exercise diligently

Did you think it was okay to have weaker muscles and bulging layers of fat? If yes, you probably have grown numb to the inadequacies you face in result. Unchecked fat can lead to obesity which further complicates health conditions. Metabolic activity differs from person to person. Regular exercising can help regulate metabolism according to the needs of your body. Physical exercise protects you against the risk of breast and colon cancer. Moderate or vigorous physical activity for 150 to 75 minutes a week respectively can reduce the risk of cancer.

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Hi, My father was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer with bone met. PSA> 1,000 And Gleason 8 & 9. Have consulted a few renowned doctors in New Delhi but their suggested medications are different. Some suggest Caluran 50 while others Abiraterone prednisone. I need some hard facts to choose the best option. Thank you.

Tata Memorial Hospital, J. S. S. University, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Oncologist, Mumbai
Your father has metastatic ca prostate. He requires hormonal therapy first- medical or surgical. Medical therapy includes 1 injection every 3 to 6 months and caluran 50 mg along with it. Surgical means castration (removing both testis by surgery). Depending on his response to hormonal therapy he can be planned for further management like chemo, abiraterone etc.
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My hemoglobin reduced automatically in 15-15 days and I have suffering throat problem like something is stuck in my throat it is a sign of blood cancer or other disease?

M.ch - Surgical Oncologist
Oncologist, Mumbai
My hemoglobin reduced automatically in 15-15 days and I have suffering throat problem like something is stuck in my t...
It may not be sign of blood cancer. If you are feeling something stuck in throat since long time then get a upper GI endoscopy done. Also get investigated for hemoglobin drop as it might be due to tumor bleeding sometimes so rule out possible causes of anaemia, bleeding.
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My uncle has diagnosed with periampullary duodenum carcinoma. And doctor suggested chemotherapy. I heard chemotherapy shortens the life. So my question is What's the survival rate sir? And what are the precautions to be taken. As he had been a prolonged tobacco chewer, but since one month, he has left everything. And doctor suggested nicotine patch.

M.ch - Surgical Oncologist
Oncologist, Mumbai
Survival depends on stage of carcinoma. Ideally the treatment for periampullary tumour is surgery in stage 1-3. Only if it has spreaded elsewhere in body (stage 4) or not operable then chemotherapy is given. Survival rate in stage 4 is dismal with 2 years survival rate of 30% and average survival being about 12-15 months.

My wife aged 34 years has a tendered left breast for one month. After mammography a cyst about 0.5 cm has seen. Is it the cause of tenderness or other cause. Can it be cancer. Please suggest.

M.ch - Surgical Oncologist
Oncologist, Mumbai
Breast cyst can be a cause of pain but it's too small a size. Clear cyst are not cancerous but need to rule out there is no other echogenic particles in cyst nor bloody on aspiration of cyst.
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