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Dr. Sumit Shah


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 has an excellent community of Oncologists in India. You will find Oncologists with more than 44 years of experience on You can find Oncologists online in Mumbai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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Please tell me cure and remedies for colorectal cancer. Is it curable? Cure for this disease? Please.

Oncologist, Hyderabad
Cure is possible provided disease is diagnosed in early stage. Treatment is surgery followed by chemotherapy or chemoradiation followed by surgery. Avoid red meat, alcohol and tobacco to prevent it also. Take high fibre diet and antioxidants.
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One of my friends is suffering from breast cancer and it is said that intense pain is there. How can we be away from cancer?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Hyderabad
If the question is for your friend I would say that cancer has advanced to a state where it is involving chest wall thereby nerves. She requires palliative therapy. If you want to know for yourself, my reply is let breast be allowed to function for the purpose god created it for, i. E feed new born with your milk, maintain good hygiene while lactating, learn how to self examine breaths standing before a mirror, approach a surgeon or a gynecologist if in doubt if you notice swelling in breast, bleeding from nipples, or any abnormal discharge from nipple, look into both axillea for any swellings. When you visit a doctor give clear history about your age at menarche, no. Of children, lactating history, menstrual history, family history especially if your mother or sisters have any breast disease or cancer. My suggestion; when in doubt approach doctor right away, don't postpone. Thanks.
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Hello Sir I was a gutka and dipping tobacco addict guy I left chewing gutkha now some time I dip tobacco I want to quit i'm afraid of cancer I use since 4-5 years can you suggest me how to recover myself now? I'm a not a rich guy to spend money Please suggest me what to do?

Pulmonologist, Faridabad
make a date to quit. Tell family friends of your resolve. Keep away from frients who take tobacco. Avoid situations in which are more prone for chewing tobacco. can use nicotine replacement patch/ gum to avoid nicotine withdrawal symtoms.
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Its my mother and suffering from diabetes and also suffered from cancer but after operation its ok but pain in whole is occurs and bones are become weak and back pain is major problem so pls refer an best calcium supplements for her! I search in web it says that bluebonnet calcium tablets I want to know from is it best for my mother or not! His age is 35 years approx.

BSc - Food Science & Nutrition, PGD in Sports Nutrition and Dietitics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Its my mother and suffering from diabetes and also suffered from cancer but after operation its ok but pain in whole ...
Hello, nutritious diet along with the physiotherapy session wll help her. Include ragi,sesame seeds,low fat curd and yogurts,dark green vegetables in the diet. Calcium or any supplemets are supposed to be taken only after instructed by the doctor,who knows the medical history of the patient. Vitamin D supply could also be crucial,only after getting her Calcium and vitamin D levels checked .
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Usg thyroid impression: 1. Bilateral heterogeneous sols, of concerning for suspicious nature.(suggested fnac) 2. Prominent lymph nodes bilaterally. Please help.

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist, Howrah
Usg thyroid impression: 1. Bilateral heterogeneous sols, of concerning for suspicious nature.(suggested fnac) 2. Prom...
As the usg report suggested highly suspicious heterogeneous sol with bilateral lymph nodes, fnac from the sol should be performed as early as possible.
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Boy is having enlarged adenoids. Do these need to be removed surgically. How big is this surgery. Boy also catches cold easily and snores heavily while sleeping. The body immunity is not too sound as well. Can these all be the beads of same rosary?

ENT Specialist, Faridabad
Boy is having enlarged adenoids. Do these need to be removed surgically. How big is this surgery. Boy also catches co...
Yes dear at age of 10 if adenoid are there, this has to be removed surgically otherwise multiple problems will start, microdebrider is the best for surgical thing. Trauma is less, pain is less after surgery,
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BRCA Testing - Why Is It Required?

MBBS, DM - Oncology, MD - General Medicine
Oncologist, Nashik
BRCA Testing - Why Is It Required?

The incidences of breast and ovarian cancer are on a rise. A shocking survey reveals in India, ~ 48% women with breast cancer are below the age of 50 years. The reason could be a lot of factors including lack of awareness and a delay in the diagnosis of the condition. When it comes to breast and ovarian cancer, a particular diagnostic test that has gained immense popularity over the last few years is the BRCA (BRCA1 and BRCA2) gene test. In this article, we will discuss facts related to the BRCA gene test, including its merits.

What are the BRCA genes?

The BRCA1 gene comes under the class of genes known as Tumor Suppressor Gene (antioncogene). As indicative of the name, these genes are responsible for suppressing the formation of tumors by regulating the cell division and growth, as it ensures that cell does not undergo rapid and abnormal division and proliferation. The BRCA genes also undergo mutations and modifications some of which may be harmful enough to cause cancer.

BRCA Gene Test
An early detection of breast and ovarian cancer often produces fruitful results in the successful treatment of the disorder. In the majority of the cases, genetic mutations or modifications act as a catalyst resulting in the abnormal multiplication of cells that eventually gives rise to cancer. The BRCA1 and 2 (Breast Cancer genes 1 and 2) genes play a significant role in breast and ovarian cancer. Mutation in either one of the genes (or at times both) makes a woman highly susceptible to developing breast and ovarian cancer at some point in their lives (depending on how harmful the mutation is).

  • The BRCA gene mutation is inherited and can be passed on to the subsequent generations making the situation even worse.
  • BRCA1 gene mutation may also make a person susceptible to incidences of colon and prostate cancer.
  • The BRCA gene test is basically a blood test that is carried out to find if there are any mutations (often inherited) in the BRCA1 or the BRCA2 gene.

Benefits of BRCA gene test

  • Women who have a family history of breast cancer or show signs of breast or ovarian cancer are often advised to undergo the BRCA gene test.
  • The gene test keeps a woman updated about their health status, thereby enabling them to carry out the necessary preventive measures or treatment to deal with the condition better.
  • In fact, every woman after the age of 20 should undergo the BRCA gene test.

However, there are instances (though rare) where a woman did develop breast cancer in spite of testing negative for the BRCA test indicating others gene mutations can also lead to breast cancer. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Colorectal Cancer - Risk Factors You Must Know!

M.Ch - Oncology, MS - General Surgery, M.B.B.S., F.I.A.G.E.S.
Oncologist, Bhopal
Colorectal Cancer - Risk Factors You Must Know!

The lower part of the digestive system is known as the large intestine (colon), and colon cancer is the name given to the type of cancer that affects it. The rectal cancer is the cancer that affects the last few inches of the colon. Collectively they are known as colorectal cancers. In most of the cases, small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells called adenomatous polyps are formed in the intestine. They are not harmful on their own, but over a period, they enlarge to become colon cancers. Let us have a look at the early symptoms.

Polyps and the symptoms
Polyps are very small and do not display symptoms on their own. Doctors advise regular screening test to find polyps and destroy them before they can aggravate to colon cancer. In most of the cases, the symptoms start to appear only in the advanced levels. These include:

  1. Changes in the bowel movement: There can be severe diarrhea or constipation. There can also be changes in the consistency of the stool.
  2. Blood clots in the stool: There can be a persistent bleeding when passing out the stools. In some cases, there can be a general discomfort and pain while passing the stool.
  3. Severe abdominal discomforts: Abdominal cramps and gas can be a regular occurrence. They would not respond to any digestive medications.
  4. Weakness or fatigue: The body tends to get weak and fatigued easily. Even performing essential activities can be a daunting task.
  5. Unexplained weight loss: Even after a proper diet, the body tends to lose weight. Weight loss can be categorized as one of the advanced stages of the disease.

The symptoms vary drastically depending on the size of cancer and the location in the large intestine. It is advisable to consult an oncologist if the symptoms mentioned above persist and it is also mandatory to have regularized screening after the age of 50.

Risk Factors
There are also certain important factors that have to be looked that may increase the risk of colon cancer. These include:

  1. Old age: It usually affects people more than the age of 50. Chances of it occurring in young people are very minimal.
  2. Inflammation of the intestine: Chronic inflammatory diseases of the intestine such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease can increase the risk of colon cancer.
  3. Genetics: Chances are that the genes could be passed on through the generation and family; thereby enhancing the likelihood of colorectal cancer.
  4. Diet: Fatty foods and foods that are low in fiber content can be one of the causes of colon cancer. People who are overweight and obese also increase their risk drastically.
  5. Smoking and alcohol: Smoking and drinking in excess levels increase the chances of getting colon cancer.
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Hi, I am a 46 years old female, and I have developed a lump on my left breast, is there any treatment in ayurveda for this without taking any medicines only by using oils? Thanks.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Dont take it lightly.Although these lumps can develop normally in a woman reproductive life before mensturationor before and during ovulationbut thet subside automatically.If you persistently fel these lumps and if experience any pain alongwith then please go for MAMMOGRAPHY LEFT BREAST .
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