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Dr. Vijay V Haribhakti

Oncologist, Mumbai

Dr. Vijay V Haribhakti Oncologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Vijay V Haribhakti is a renowned Oncologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Vijay V Haribhakti at Dr. Vijay V Haribhakti@Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vijay V Haribhakti on Lybrate.com.

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Pollution and Cancer - How They Are Related?

MBBS, MD - Oncology, DNB - Super Speciality, Immuno Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Pollution and Cancer - How They Are Related?

Are you aware of the link between air pollution and cancer? Air pollution refers to the mixture of several harmful substances, which lead to various serious health hazards on exposure. The primary sources of air pollution are man-made, including fumes from automobiles and the smoke from burning fuels. Desert dust, radon gas, and several other natural sources of air pollution are equally dangerous. Air pollution is classified into outdoor and indoor air pollution. It is highly associated with increased risks of developing cancer. Smoking is considered to be one of the major agents, which pollute the air and increase the chances of cancer to a large extent.

Outdoor air pollution

  1. Outdoor air pollution is strongly linked with cancer development.
  2. As every person is exposed to some form of air pollution, it has a more harmful effect on the whole population across the globe as a general threat.
  3. A certain part of outdoor air pollution referred to as PM 2.5, or solid dust particles, are highly responsible for the development of cancer.
  4. The chances of cancer increase with the increase in PM 2.5 levels in the air.

Indoor air pollution

  1. There are several sources of indoor air pollution that are closely associated with an increased risk of cancer.
  2. The sources include fuels used for heating homes and for cooking, radon, and tobacco smoke.
  3. Second hand smoke is another harmful indoor air pollutant that causes cancer.

Second hand smoke

  1. Secondhand smoke increases the risk of cancer development, along with the risk of developing other diseases such as stroke and lung disease.
  2. A lot of people all over the world get exposed to second hand smoke.
  3. A lot of deaths occur due to cancer because of second hand smoke exposure which is common every year, all over the globe.

Radon

  1. Radon is a natural radioactive gas, which is associated with increased risks of developing lung cancer.
  2. It is found at low levels outdoors. It may also build in high concentrations indoors.
  3. Although radon exposure does not pose a huge threat for cancer, a lot of radon-associated cancers develop due to exposure to radon, along with tobacco smoke.

Benzene

  1. This is a flammable liquid having no color and with a sweet odor.
  2. It is closely associated with the development of leukemia and cancers affecting other cells of the body.
    1. Cigarette smoking and tobacco smoke are major cancer causing elements that are found in the air commonly. Both of these are quite harmful. It is recommended that you not only quit smoking, but also keep away from passive smoking. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an oncologist.
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I have a ulcer in my mouth (near my tooth) which not heal up. Is it a sign of cancer?

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Pune
Non healing painless ulcer which is present for long duration can be cancer. You need to show your doctor.
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How to clean my heart. How to prepare health food. Which symptoms in cancer. How to check my weight?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, you must eat healthy food containing fresh vegetables, fruits, dry fruits, avoid fatty and spicy food, avoid junk food. You should for regular health check up and screening for checking both cardiac status and rule out, cancer. Cancer may present as painless lump, bleeding, ulceration, abnormal bleeding, weight loss, difficulty in swallowing etc anything depending on site. You can check your weight by using weighing machine and maintain a chart to watch for significant weight loss.
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Hello, I am 45 years old. My father diagnosed for ca prostate at the age of 59 and he is under treatment. Whether I will get the disease as hereditary? what precaution I have to take? any tests have to be done periodically? kindly advise.

M.H.C.T.C
Oncologist, Pune
Hi, dear, -i studied your query and understood your concerns, in which context find my reply herewith. -your main worry is-if you have to worry for prostate cancer -as your father had it? what precautions you should take and tests to be done periodically? -ans- a-yes you have definite genetic risk of-suffering from pr-ca. For hair falling /thinning/and graying -there are many rethis I would need more info from your family and treating doctors before I plan specific protocol for advising precautionary actions which need to be taken by your right from now. B-for clinical examination I would advise to consult your family doctor and send its brief up for planing more tips to get free from prostatic cancer. C-in the mean while-i would advise lifestyle changes and health tips to reduce prosatic cancer-as follows- i-take enough 8 hrs sleep and rest. Ii- have enough water intake and diet intake adequately. Iii-take spinach soup 2 times a day with cream and/ or butter iv-use venegar diluted adequately with water once a day for 3-4 times a week. V-take high protein and bland diet with butter milk- as far as possible. Vi-take plenty of fruits -especially - citrus fruits and lemon juice and tomato salads-at least 2 times a day. Revert by your clinical examination report from family doctor- asap in 5 days time on my lybrate clinic by private paid query. -hope the health tips would recoup you general health fast before you start with highly special treats for your prevention of prostatic cancer problem. -and hope I have solved your immediate problem but do report after the protein specific antigen/ and serum acid phosphatase level and serum alkaline phosphatase levels /phosphoric acid test/cxr liver profiles and family doctors brief up-clinical status - report, and upload it on this forum. -wishing you early recovery. Have a good day! with regards.
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My mother is suffering from tumor in her stomach. So is it important to operate it. Or medicine can work on it. please help.

MBBS, MS- Surgery , M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , FIAGES
Oncologist, Delhi
Surgery is mainstay of treatment for carcinoma stomach. Adjuvant/neoadjuvant chemotehrapy/ chemoradiation is given as per indications.
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What are the necessary requirement to prevent any type of cancer? What type of food should be avoided and what should be taken, exercises for cancer if any and what type of injuries should not be neglected. Also tell me about internal injuries symptoms.

DM - Oncology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Oncologist, Mumbai
There are about 70% of factors responsible as causative for cancer to develop except those due to hereditary one. These can be modified to prevent cancers. These include addiction, high fat diet, sedentary life style etc.
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My grandfather had non hodgkin lymphoma in the stomach and my father had adenocarcinoma in the stomach. Can this be genetic-do I or my sister have a higher chance of suffering from stomach cancer? Are these two cases related? We are vegetarian. Could it be due to some dietary reason? My grandfather use to smoke and chew tobacco but my father was a teetotaler but obese. How did my father get the more aggressive form of cancer?

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
Hi still the exact causes of cancer is not very sure in every case. However there is always some risk involved. Because of life style- it might hv turned severe.
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There is a single mobile nodule on left supraclavicular region.please suggest for the same

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
It could be any number of causes from simple infection to tb to any cancer. (though cancer would be the last option.) in india, tb is much more common. Please show it to a surgeon. He may start you on antibiotics if simple infection is suspected or take a biopsy or remove the whole node for pathology examination and that will help plan further treatment if other diseases are suspected.
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I have limps in my both the breast. Non cancerous lumps. I've consulted cancer specialist. And have been operated once. This is the second time. And is going through homeopathic treatment which is not helping me out. Any other way which you can suggest I shall treat them? And why are these lumps happening? The reasons? Can you suggest somethings else den operating please?

Fellowship in Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, M.S. - Master of Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
If the lumps are non cancerous and are not growing in size or no. Then there is nothing to worry. There are certain medicines in allopathy which can be helpful which any surgeon can prescribe after examining you. If there is no relief with medicines then surgery is the option. The reason for this is usually hormonal changes which occur during this time in a girls life.
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Foid to avoid in Cancer patients

Medical officer, BHMS, CGO
Homeopath, Kolkata
1. Eat whole foods

2. Take a daily Probiotic

3. Do not touch added sugar - glucose or High Fructose Corn Syrup

4. Avoid mass market cows´ dairy (unpasteurised milk from grass fed cattle does, however, have advantages)
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Hello, I am 40 yrs. Old female. I am suffering from breast cancer and have completed with my 2nd out of 8 chemotherapy cycle. I cannot eat or drink anything & feel like vomiting as soon as I eat something. Pls suggest me some food or liquid that feel cool and give me energy.

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Hello It must be extremely difficult on your part to undergo chemotherapy. I hope you are the taking the medicines for nausea and vomiting. The best thing to do is eat small frequent meals. Try eating cold foods too. Eat calorie dense food. That will give you more energy Please take care. All the best !
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What are the symptoms of lung cancer and in how much time a person die because of This disease?

MBBS, MS- Surgery , M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , FIAGES
Oncologist, Delhi
Alarming signs of carcinoma lung: Cough that is persistent or gets worse Chest pain that is often worse with deep breathing, coughing, or laughing Hoarseness of voice Coughing out blood or rust-colored sputum (spit or phlegm) Breathlessness Infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia that don’t go away or keep coming back New onset of wheezing If lung cancer spreads to distant organs, it may cause Bone pain, headache/ seizures, jaundice *Lung cancer is second most common cancer Leading cause of cancer death. About 1 out of 4 cancer deaths are because of lung cancer Despite poor prognosis, lung cancer is curable in early stages.
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What are the symptoms of throat cancer. I have habit of smoking for last two years. I am recognizing some symptoms as some pain sometimes around the neck region, and some itchiness in that area. Then some bulgeness in the throat. Can define this problem.

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 lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. Well, throat cancer usually presents with the following signs & symptoms - it could be a nagging cough, change in voice, with hoarseness or not speaking clearly, difficulty swallowing/ dysphagia, ear pain/ eustachian catarrh, a lump / sore that does not heal, sore throat, weight loss etc all. As I your case, I would advise you to visit an ent specialist in person, so that he/ she can clinically examine your condition and rule out complications, if any. Do take care and all the very best.
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I am 40 years old. I am female. I have suffer from breast cancer from last 1 and 1/2 years. I have took surgery chemotherapy and radiation therapy from rcc, trivandrum. Please given any preventive method,

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Ludhiana
Tell me status of er, pgr and her-2-neu. This test is done on tissue i. E. Specimen removed with surgery.
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Hi I am bhanu age 22 if we scan total body. Is cancer is there are not because my dad and dad brother died due to cancer if reports are negative in life cancer will come again ah or not.

MBBS, MD, Fellowship in Intergrative medicine
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
Hi Scanning using the PET scan and certain blood tests can tell you if there is cancer in the body. But it depends on the type of cancer whether it is in any organ or in the blood Sorry to hear your dad and dads brother death. A detailed history both medical and diet history is required to tell more precisely. Also blood work is also needed. Eating clean with no processed foods, no dairy Plant based food, exercise,adequate vitamin d, proper sleep, no tobacco, no alcohol ,high fibre diet can prevent cancer.
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My wife age 52 suffered from blood cancer CML since 20, 01, 2015. The bcr-abl was 71 on 20 , 01, 2015. Then it was. 03, .01, 0.10 on 25,05,2015, 25,11,2015, 16,05,2016 respectively. The Tasigna 150 is regularly since 22,02,2015. Now bcr-abl increased 0.01 to 0.10. How and what we do.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Dear, there is nothing to worry at the moment. Minor change in bcr_abl does occur. By continuing the same medicine it should come to normal. I feel that the dose of medicine you are taking is on lower side. You can seek the advice from your treating doctor to increase it to 200 mg. Daily.
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