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Dr. Vikas Ampalkar

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS

Oncologist, Mumbai

24 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Vikas Ampalkar Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS Oncologist, Mumbai
24 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Vikas Ampalkar is a trusted Oncologist in Bandra West, Mumbai. He has had many happy patients in his 24 years of journey as a Oncologist. He has completed Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS . You can consult Dr. Vikas Ampalkar at Dr Vikas Clinic in Bandra West, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vikas Ampalkar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) - U.K. - 1999
MS - Mumbai University - 1993
Languages spoken
English
Hindi

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Swelling in lower lip for last 2 days. Reasons are unknown before swelling appears when he woke up in the morning. Today it ruptures and some blood with yellow fluid came out. My father is a smoker for last 20-25 years. Can it be a form of oral cancer. Please reply

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS
Oncologist,
Swelling in lower lip for last 2 days. Reasons are unknown before swelling appears when he woke up in the morning. To...
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user, since the swelling has been there only for the past two days it's unlikely to be a cancer. So don't be worried. It's more likely an abcess (bacterial infection) that has ruptured. Treatment will require antibiotics. I will advise you to consult a general surgeon or ent specialist or dentist for appropriate treatment. In any case I would strongly advise him to quit smoking since it definitely poses a risk for developing cancer.
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What kind of food habit can able to cause ulcer and stomach cancer? Are they have any difference?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Spicy food, smoked salmon and fish, lots of chilli, apprehensive people are more likely to develop ulcers. There is a bacteria helicobactor pylori also responsible for both ulceration and cancer. Ulcer is simply breach in mucosa, whereas cancer is abnormal growth which may spread to other parts also.
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I am 21 years old and having headache at frequent intervals during night sleep. Sometimes these causes nausea and hypertension. Is this symptom of cancer.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 21 years old and having headache at frequent intervals during night sleep. Sometimes these causes nausea and hyp...
No ,these are not symptom of cancer ,but get ur bp checked.. These are symptoms of high bp and will be cured once u start antihypertensive medications
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I am 50 y old and have been chewing gutka for the last 20 years or so. What preliminary symptoms / indications should I look out for for signs of oral/throat cancer. Can you please advice on how can I quit this habit with medical help.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, preliminary symptoms of oral cancers are white patches or leukoplakia, reddish patch or erythroplakia, reduced mouth opening etc are premalignant symptoms. Otherwise ulceration, abnormal growth, bleeding from oral cavity, difficulty in swallowing, change in voice, lump in neck etc are symptoms of cancer.
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Am I more at risk if my relatives have cancer? What do cancer stages and grades mean?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
risk depends on cancer, not all cancer have risk. stage means spreading of cancer, grades signifies the severity.
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What is cancer diseases? What causes of cancer? What is cancer and its cause of illness.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is caused by abnormal growth of cells, usually due to some abnormal signal triggered by faulty genes. Predisposition may be due to carcinogens like tobacco alcohol pollution pesticides radiation or genetic factors etc. It can also be virus related or lifestyle related.
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What is initial symptoms of mouth cancer?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath,
very old non healing ulcer/ restricted mouth opening. with other general features of cancer like wt loss fever etc
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My wife has breast pain since last week. Our last child was born on January 2010 and she is not pregnant either. She have hyperthyroidism.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Pain in mammary gland during and after menses is very common and is related to hormone progesterone, which deposits extra water in breasts causing it pain. If the problem is too severe then 3 months course of medicine (low dose oc pills) can bring down the pain. Also you can take pain killers during that time.
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How to avoid cancer?

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS
Oncologist,
Avoid smoking, alcohol, tobacco in any form. Do regular exercises, maintain ideal weight, add fruits and vegetables in your diet. If working with chemicals take proper and recommended precautions try taking organic food vaccination for hepatitis b should be taken. For ladies hpv vaccine should be administered. These are some habits which will help but there is no 100% way to avoid cancer.
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Hi all doctors Is there any infection can effect prostrate and semen vesicles? If there's an infection is it series issue ?Please tell.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
Hi all doctors Is there any infection can effect prostrate and semen vesicles?
If there's an infection is it series i...
Yes u can infection of prostate called as Prostatitis. It may be of concern if u have UTI and not properly treated as Prostatitis can become chronic.
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What is the solution and reason of the blood cancer, heart attack and breast cancer of the human body give me a good answer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Both breast cancer and heart attack may be lifestyle related caused by fatty, unhealthy eating habits, sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, stress etc. Apart from this some breast cancer and most blood cancer may be due to altered genetic make up.
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What is symptoms of mouth cancer. I have a problem of mouth ulcer since last 2 years but not on one place it turns in full mouth so please tell me is it mouth cancer or any problem.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
What is symptoms of mouth cancer. I have a problem of mouth ulcer since last 2 years but not on one place it turns in...
If the same problem has persisted and recurred on multiple occasions, it is unlikely to be cancer. However it may be precancerous, and you need to share pics, for me to be able to tell. Mouth cancer generally presents as a non healing, progressive ulcer in the mouth, change in speech and swallowing habits, painless swelling in the neck, loosening of teeth, fungating ulcer on the skin etc.
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Hello sir, I have lipoma on back side of my left head science year 2010. Have any future problem? Please tell me.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Lipomas are benign diseases and not likely to pose any problems, but keep observing it and must seek medical attention if suddenly starts changing size or consistency.
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I am suffering from lung cancer how many chemo doses is required to cure the diseases. Please advise.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
We must know the pet ct findings and the histopathology before deciding on management. If early disease it may be operated on. If locally advanced then chemo-radiation therapy, if metastatic then palliative chemotherapy number of chemotherapy depends on the response, it is usually six cycles, but depends on response
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4 Foods That Help Fight Skin Cancer

Diploma in Practical Dermatology, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
4 Foods That Help Fight Skin Cancer

Skin cancer most often develops on skin that has faced sun exposure. At the same time, it can also affect skin areas that haven't been exposed to sun's rays. Do you know, skin cancer can be prevented by consuming some foods? Yes, and there are some out there:

1. Fatty fish - Including fatty fish in your diet can shield you against melanoma as they contain the beneficial nutrient Omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, these kinds of fatty acids are considered to be best for consumption as unlike saturated fats, they don't increase your risk for certain types of cancer. A study in the International Journal of Epidemiology reveals that individuals who consume a diet containing fish that is high in these healthy fats have low rates of this form of cancer.
2. Vegetables - This is another food option that is known to possess strong skin cancer-fighting properties. Dark leafy veggies like spinach, kale and broccoli can aid fighting against melanoma. A pigment found in tomatoes called lycopene has properties that guard you against cardiovascular diseases as well as cancers of all kinds. Similarly, the pigment carotenoids found in vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, etc are known to protect against sunburn.
3. Herbs - Including herbs in your diet can help in replenishing the minerals and vitamins that get depleted due to the action of the sun. According to experts, about 80% of your body's vitamin levels see a reduction when you stay under the sun for 30-45 minutes. Basil, parsley, and rosemary are a few of the herbs that possess cancer-fighting qualities.
4. Flaxseeds - The unique qualities of flaxseed make it the best option against skin cancer. It contains both antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids, making it an all-around solution to fighting skin cancer.

Related Tip: Colon cancer - You shouldn't ignore these warning signs!

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What is the symptoms of breast cancer (Women) in rural area's of India and the precaution to avoid this?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Breast cancer presents as painless lump. As it advances it can lead to skin changes, pain, redness, orange peel like appearance, fixity to chest wall, dimpling of skin and very advanced can cause lump to grow, bleeding ulceration etc. Though lifestyle is simple in rural areas but still gene related, hormonal disbslance etc may cause breast cancer and the simplest way of screening is self examination in sitting and lying down position and also check for symmetry infront of mirror. It should be done monthly five days after the periods are over.
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For the past 2 months, I am suffering from gum inflammation and lymphnode on my left cheek and have taken few antibiotics like Amoxylin, Roxy. OPG confirms nothing. Have applied dologel CT also but no cure. What to do? Is surgery required?

MDS
Dentist, Chandigarh
For the past 2 months, I am suffering from gum inflammation and lymphnode on my left cheek and have taken few antibio...
Lymph node cannot be palpated on cheek. It must be something else. Dat may be fibromatous tissue. Only excision is required that to after biopsy.
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Based on 41 PSA, I was detected to have Cr3N0M0 Prostate Cancer and underwent 28 sittings of Radiation and am on Injection Elegrad 22.50 once every three months for 2 years (3 Injections completed so far including one at start of Radiations. PSA reading after first 3 months post radiation is 1.60. Your views on the treatment being followed and results so far. Can I be Prostate Cancer free? Thank You.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Based on 41 PSA, I was detected to have Cr3N0M0 Prostate Cancer and underwent 28 sittings of Radiation and am on Inje...
You have a high risk prostate cancer which has been appropriately treated with radiation therapy followed by hormonal therapy. With psa controlled, I feel that you are cancer free and just under surveillance for now. Your treatment has been appropriate.
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My father is suffering from renal cell cancer and he is in advanced stage is there any chance of recovery through surgery? If not is there any alternative to extend his life? If we can extended how many years he can able lead his life? Pls provide the approximate answers.

B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) (Cine-Med Inc. USA), Post Doctoral Research (PhD) (Alternative Medicines)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. Have you consulted any medical oncologist, and tried chemotherapy yet? sorafenib, as I know, is one of the best targeted therapies available for advanced renal cancer. Surgery, if attempted, may at best help de-bulk the tumor load. Advise consult oncologist, on the above-mentioned, for further traction. Its difficult to say exactly how long he can survive in the current context, with treatment. However, we can still attempt improving his health related quality of life and overall survival through appropriate alternative medicines that can be given as an adjunct or complementary to the conventional medical treatment. Hope this clarifies. Take care and all the very best.
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I am 39 year old male. I experience frequent urinary tract infections. Its very painful while urinating. My prostate weight is 18 gms.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
I am 39 year old male. I experience frequent urinary tract infections. Its very painful while urinating. My prostate ...
Hello- >Frequent UTI in males occurs due to following factors- Avoiding urine/Stool pressure, eating too much spicy diet/non-veg diet,excess tea/coffee, alcohol intake, unprotected sex, urinary stone recurrence, benign prostatic hypertrophy etc. So first avoid above factors. >Try these ayurvedic tips & treatment- 1.Drink plenty of boiled water. 2.Avoid sun exposure. 3.Avoid late nigh workouts. 4.Drink coriander powder decoction thrice a day. 5.Increase the amount of sweets and dairy products (except curd). 6.You can use these ayurvedi medicines for quick results too- Chandra prabha vati, shatvaryadi ghrita, Usheerasava, Audumbar awaleha etc. Note-Recurrent UTI suggests improper digestion,so don't go for antibiotics as it will worsen your condition. Follow above tips and effective ayurvedic medicine for safe and complete cure.
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