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Dr. Sumit Shah

MBBS

Oncologist, Mumbai

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Dr. Sumit Shah is a popular Oncologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He studied and completed MBBS . You can meet Dr. Sumit Shah personally at Dr. Sumit Shah@Apex Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sumit Shah on Lybrate.com.

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My friend told me that the smoke of the mosquito coil can cause cancer in our body. Is it true what he told me?

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
There are no proven studies to show that smoke from mosquito coil can cause cancer. It can cause problems in asthmatics, but definitely no evidence of causing cancer.
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What are the symptoms of stomach cancer? How can be cured it? What kind medicines will be taken?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Poor appetite. Weight loss (without trying) Abdominal (belly) pain. Vague discomfort in the abdomen, usually above the navel. A sense of fullness in the upper abdomen after eating a small meal. Heartburn or indigestion. Nausea. Vomiting, with or without blood.
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I am a 24-year-old girl. I have one lump in my left breast for over a year now. I got a mammography test done last year and it showed the lump was benign. But it is still there. What do I need to do to dissolve the lump? Please, advise.

MBBS, DNB - Surgery, Fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Dear lybrate-user, First I would like to advise you that mammography is not indicated in your age group. USG breast is the investigation of choice. If nature of lump was benign then nothing to worry unless it is increasing in size or causing you pain or you are more concerned aesthetically. In all cases surgery is the only way you can get rid of it.
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My mother was suffering from Breast cancer. She operated in september 2013 successfully but after operation she was given 8 doses of chemo therapy and 20 doses of Radio therapy. After this treatment she remains good with usual checkups. But this year recently in this running month she complains about back pain and leg pain. After consult with Doctor they diagnosis with Bone scan test that shows distinct possibility of metastasis. They also gives the zoledron injection. Due to this injection she reliefs about 98 percent good and they also advised to take again 5 doses of Radio therapy.

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
Hi dear - in my view - she can be saved if she is given cancero -- medicine course- 6 months. Its package is available, details as per below;;-- --there will be no need or little need of other therapies ------------------------------------------ --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.
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Bone Marrow Transplant - busting the myths!

European Society for Medical Oncology certification, DM - Oncology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad

The term bone marrow transplant is actually a misnomer in the present context as a vast majority of transplants are now conducted by harvesting stem cells from the blood of the donor. 

So the correct and logical term now is peripheral blood stem cell transplant. This is just like a blood donation for the donor and poses no risk at all to the donor. The term blood cancer is generally used for leukemias, these can be of two types - acute and chronic. 

For the chronic leukemias, especially chronic myeloid leukemia, stem cell transplant is now generally not required as drugs like imatinib, dasatinib and nilotinib are extremely effective. For chronic lymphocytic leukemia transplant is rarely done these days and is generally reserved for relatively younger patients. Even in the imatinib era transplant is an effective procedure and can cure patients with CML (chronic myeloid leukemia) who do not respond to imatinib and other tyrosine kinase inhibitors. 

For acute myeloid leukemias stem cell transplant is recommended for all cases except the low risk cases, after completion of chemotherapy. Risk is defined based on kind of genetic mutations in the leukemic cells for acute lymphoblastic leukemia transplant is generally done at relapse, but certain genetic mutations necessitate an earlier transplant, so does presence of or increase in minimal residual disease, which signifies cancer cells not visible to the human eye under the microscope.

Procedure of stem cell transplant HLA matching is done between patient and siblings. Best match is selected as a donor. Matched sibling is the most commonly used donor in blood cancers. In many cases a match is not available, for such cases matched unrelated donor, cord blood, or a partially matched donor (haploidentical donor) is sometimes selected. Donor is given growth factor injection subcutaneously to bring out the stem cells from the bone marrow to bloodstream, twice daily for 5 days. After that the stem cells are collected and stored. Patient is given high dose chemotherapy to kill cancer cells as well as his normal marrow. After chemotherapy, donor stem cells are injected into the body of patient from a vein. After approximately 11-14 days the donor cells get engrafted in the patient's marrow and start producing normal blood cells. The donor cells also kill the cancer cells and prevent cancer from coming back. 

Overall depending on whether the patients cancer is controlled or not before transplant the cure rate after transplant can vary from 60 % for patients who have a good control and less aggressive disease biology, to less then 20 % in patients with uncontrolled disease before transplant. Overall, approximately 40 % patients get cured with a transplant. Upto 40 % patients can develop complications, and half of these may be very severe and life threatening. This figure is more in mismatched transplants. Apart from complications, there is still a risk of relapse and these patients need close monitoring in the first few years after transplant.

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Sir what are the effects of taking tobacco after long time? How it causes cancer?

FACS, MBBS, MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Chronic use of Tobacco causes. 1chronic. Irritation of Oral mucosa, leading to. Formation of Ulcer which becomes. Non healing one ,fibrosis. And Tumour formation on biopsy confirmation for cancer can be done.
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I am having pain in my breast from 5-6 days. Nd 3 days before I was having white transparent discharge nd it was having blood in it. Can you pls suggest what shud I do?

MS- General Surgery
General Surgeon, Nagpur
Most common cause of red discharge from nipple is papilloma of the duct. Not a very serious thing. But consult a surgeon as soon as possible.
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How the cancer and aids will transfer to the another person and what type of prevention.

MBBS, DDV, FCPS, APEX, Diplomat American Board of Sexology
HIV Specialist, Mumbai
How the cancer and aids will transfer to the another person and what type of prevention.
Cancer, cause is not know, not transferred from one to another. HIV transmission is through sex, blood and mother to child.
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What tests are to be done to check on Breast health, especially to detect if the breast is free from breast cancer.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Karnal
The basic test to rule out breast cancer is mammography. If you feel lumps in your breast FNAC also can be performed.
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I want my daughter to be vaccinated against cervical cancer. If totally safe, kindly inform name and duration of the best vaccine available.

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Hello There are a few brands available in the market. The age for the vacination is 9 to 26 years of age. A family doctor who gives the vaccines can prescribe it probably. Regards
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I want to know about the treatment of prostate cancer . His age is 85 years . Please provide a well effective treatment for this prostate cancer?

MCH - Surgical Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Everyone in old age will not get prostate cancer. IF ANY URINARY SYMPTOMS, GET Ultrsound abdomen done along serum PSA. BEST TREATMENT IN OLD AGE IS BILATERAL ORCHIDECTOMY FOLLOWED BY HORMONAL THERAPY.
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My father's prostate has enlarged. What should he eat and what he should not eat. Please help. His age 78. He has blood sugar 180 pp mg /dl. And now also facing problem with speak.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My father's prostate has enlarged. What should he eat and what he should not eat. Please help. His age 78. He has blo...
Few tips on diet say no to maida items like toast, khaari, naan, white bread. Can drink tea but without sugar say no to buffalo milk and can drink cows milk can eat brown bread can eat sprout's can eat green vegetables, can eat chappati, bajra ka rotla can eat one katori of rice twice a day with dal to avoid farsan food items can eat fruits say no to coconut water.
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I am a male of 61 yrs. My prostate is enlarged a little and about 40 cc urine is retained in the ultrasound. I have to go to urinate about 3 times at night. I also have uric acid in the range of 7 to 10 for which I take Febuget 40. Because of high uric acid I have joint pains in the knee and ankles. My libido has also reduced significantly. I am a by pass patient and am on blood pressure medication and Clopitab A 75. Any help in homeopathy?

BHMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Vadodara
U can take prostrate drop 10 drop 3 times a day & u hv multiple other problems like HT & joint pain u can also get best result in it. For that u hv to take your constitutional medicine give by consultant homoeopath.
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Anyone with Chronic Prostatitis ever had a turp done. I did, but it was only one of a number of other factors I was having down there?

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Patan
Anyone with Chronic Prostatitis ever had a turp done. I did, but it was only one of a number of other factors I was h...
See chronic prostatitis is just an associated finding. No need to worry abt it. It will come in 7 out of 10 turp biopsy.
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Hi doctor I'm causes breast feeding lumps in right breast, after stopped feeding. I'm consult surgeon and removed pus, now daily dressing going on but still causes lump around the wound what should be do. The doctor said it could reduce after wound clear. Now little bit pus out from nipple it could be fear on me again it make any problem future, please suggest me result asap.

MBBS, DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hi breast abscess is a problem which may recur frequently. Maintain good hygiene. Continue regular dressings and antibiotics. Incase lump persists get a sonography of breast done. Incase you have fever inform your treating surgeon immediately.
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Hi I am married just one month back and I think that my breast shape is very small. And I feel lump in my breast. I am really worried is that a sign of cancer. Also I want to increase my beast size .pls help me how do I do it?

Fellowship in Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, M.S. - Master of Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
If you feel lump in the breast get it examined by a surgeon. It should be investigated and then treatment can be advised.
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BDS
Dentist, Cuttack
Most of oral ulcers natural remedy are HONEY AND DESI GHEE. Just appky it wth finger

What are the symptoms of brain tumour? What is the difference between blood cancer and brain tumour?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, brain tumour present as mass lesion in the brain and since the brain control the whole body symptoms will depend on area effected. It may be headache, vomiting, neurological deficit, abnormal behaviour, weakness of limbs or a part of body, seizures or fits, difficulty in speaking etc. Blood cancer is tumour of one of the components of blood mostly white blood cells or leukaemia and brain tumour is tumour of brain.
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I am 53year old I have problem enlargement prostate gland.kindly suggest treatment of homeopathic

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 53year old I have problem enlargement prostate gland.kindly suggest treatment of homeopathic
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
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