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Dr. Vikram D. Sanghvi

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Vikram D. Sanghvi is a trusted Oncologist in Mumbai, Mumbai. He is currently practising at Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre in Mumbai, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vikram D. Sanghvi on Lybrate.com.

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Hi Dr. after the n c my two heavy period n after that my Dr. give me novelon tab course 21 days bt I have pain in breast n increase in size is it normal or other problem with my breast please help.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS, FICS
General Surgeon, Delhi
You are right. This is one of the side effects of novelon tab. These side effects will vanish after discontinuation of the medication. Thanks.
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My age is 29, I am smoking from last 10 years now I am feeling little uneasiness in my throat. Is the chances of cancer.

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
May be, do an indirect laryngoscopy near a ent specialist, and if any mass then do a biopsy if nothing then quit smoking.
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I am 50 years old I heard sometime that we consume more water a day than max. Required quantity can cause or possible to suffer cancer after long time . Is it really true or misunderstanding. I want to clear myself.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Dear, it is nothing like that and is only a misunderstanding. Water therapy is always a safe procedure for so many troubles.
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Hello doctor. I have been diagnosed with enlargement of prostrate gland 5 years back. I am taking flodart 0.4 mg. The problem is under control. Which homeopathic medicine should I take?? suggest please thank you.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Delhi
Hello doctor.  I have been diagnosed with  enlargement of prostrate gland 5 years back. I am taking flodart 0.4 mg. T...
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Is chronic anxiety very detrimental for health? And can a prolonged severe anxiety cause tumor or cancers?

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
Yes, chinta/ anxiety is just like chita/ death. It may cause anorexia, loss of appetite, headache, constipation etc but not tumors directly.
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Hi, I have a girl child of 21 days. While feeding to her I feel pain in left breast, & it is hard compared to right side breast. Due to it I got fever. Is it any problem with left breast? How it will become soft? Please answer!

MBBS, M S General Surgery ,
General Surgeon, Chandigarh
Hi since you r retaining milk may be in the left breast you need to take out your milk first second take care of your self and if fever increases or pain increases then you need to show it to a surgeon near by there is a possibility that you will develop abscess that means pus .it happens with mothers those who breast feed. So do not worry for pain you can have tab paracetamol 650 mg twice a day .for fever also the same. Take care.
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Palliative Care for Cancer Patients

MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bargarh
Palliative Care for Cancer Patients

With terminal illnesses like cancer, the disease is not the only thing that requires treatment. In addition to controlling the severity and spread of the main disease, the effect it has on the other body systems including emotional, social, psychological problems and also physical issues like pain and inflammation. Though the disease has reached an advanced stage and cannot be cured, the patient can be made to be pain-free and at peace to the extent possible.

The goal of palliative care is not to cure - in fact, palliative care is in place for diseases like cancer from the time it is diagnosed and treatment is begun but becomes the major component of treatment once the cancer is identified to be in terminal stages. Therapeutic care aimed at curing the cancer is gradually reduced and palliative care assumes a bigger role. This is also called as symptomatic care, supportive care, or comfort care.

Aspects of palliative care: Once the disease is identified to be in terminal stages, then the following become considerations:

  1. Stay at home or hospital
  2. Withdraw chemotherapy and radiation?
  3. Withdraw feeding tube
  4. Spiritual discussions
  5. Reduce anxiety
  6. Good quality time with the family
  7. Reduce pain and suffering

As is evident, there is a huge component of social/emotional/spiritual management in addition to reducing pain and suffering:

  • Physical: Pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, sleeplessness, loss of appetite are some symptoms that need to be managed. In addition to pain killers, small exercises can be included to make them feel better, even if it is just getting a breath of fresh air.
  • Social: Depression (learn the ways to handle depression), anxiety, uncertainty, fear are all looming large and they are not sure how to manage these feelings. Talking to a counselor or some close family member or friend can be a big relief - the burden is off their chest.
  • Legal: There could be issues related to property, insurance, property that also need to be discussed. External help can be sought if required to provide financial counselling and legal advice.
  • Spiritual: Looking into the spiritual needs and understanding the deeper meaning of life, restoring faith are some things that also can help them feel better. "Why did this happen to me?" is a question most people keep asking and while there is no answer, some solace can be provided through talks.

It is to be noted that palliative care is not just for the patient. The caretakers (family and close friends) are equally in need of some support. So, once the patient is identified to be in terminal stages, all effort is made so the final leg of the journey is peaceful and as painless as possible.

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What To Expect Post An Enlarged Prostate Surgery?

Fellowship in Andrology, DNB-Urology , MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Urologist, Hyderabad
What To Expect Post An Enlarged Prostate Surgery?

Enlarged prostate surgery is a very common type of surgery that many have to undergo nowadays. An enlarged prostate causes many health problems including urinary tract obstructions and urinary tract infections. It may also lead to the passing of blood via urine. Thus, enlarged prostate must be treated as soon as possible as neglect may lead to prostate cancer and its associated health issues. There are various types of prostate surgeries that a doctor performs on his/her patients. However, of late, radical prostatectomy is the most popular of them all.

What is Radical Prostatectomy?

This process can be handled in two ways. Firstly, the prostate can be reached through an incision in the abdomen. This would help the doctor work with precision and carefully avoid all the other nerves and muscles in the area the operation take places. The prostate is examined and any nodule or lymph formed over it is carefully removed. The advantage of this surgery is that the patient is less likely to suffer from any erectile problems post- surgery. The second option would be to make an incision between the scrotum and the anus. This process is best for those who are obese. The surgery is performed quickly and there is less loss of blood. Furthermore, the healing time is less too.

How To Recover From The Surgery?

Like most other prostate operations, even in radical prostatectomy, you would have to wear a catheter till you recover completely. For a few days post the surgery your urine would be collected through a urine bag attached to the catheter. One might feel a little sore in his/her genitals after the surgery, but that is quite normal to occur. The soreness is caused due to the surgery and the incisions made and would heal in a matter of a few days. Interestingly, since the urethra plays an important role in this surgery, the catheter has to be in place for at least two to three weeks but the patient can be discharged after a two to three night stay at the hospital. It is advised that the patient takes ample rest. But this does not mean all rest and no work. In fact, it is seen that patients can walk a little and even go back to a normal diet within a week to ten days of the operation. But regular checkups, till the urethra is healed, are compulsory.

Hence, these are some of the recovery procedures after an enlarged prostate surgery. Such surgeries are quite common and heal quickly. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I have an extra bone growth in my Leg. So what I have to do. Whether it lead to cancer or not?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
It may be inborn deformity and may be corrected surgically. It may not be pathological, so will not develop into cancer.
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I smoke 5 cigarettes a day. I know that it is harmful. I heard that every smoker gets into lungs cancer is that true or it causes to only chain smoker?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Any one who smokes can get cancer depending on other health parameters. Of course if you smoke more, like a chain smoker, you are more susceptible.
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I was a patient of buccal mucosa last year, after 6 chemotherapy & 21cycle radiation, cancer be end according to my doctors & M.R.I.report,but after radiation my mouth is restricted and not open properly so I am unable to eat food. Please guide me for further treatment. Thanks.

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Hi, There are some types of instruments available in some places with which you can exercise and you will have significant relief if you spend time morning and evening doing these jaw opening exercises. You can find out in your city or order from Mumbai. We regularly prescribe to our head and neck cancer patients. Good Luck !
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Ultrasound report states. Ureters: Are not Dilated. U Bladder: Shows normal contour and outline in distension, No Echogenic Shadow, Suggesting Calculi Seen. Bladder Wall is Slightly Thickened. Prostatic Wt 19gms/ PVRU 28 ml d/d prostate 1) Is Prostate is normal in size? 2) Is prostate can lead to problem in urine flow in this size? 3) What is treatment? Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Ultrasound report states. Ureters: Are not Dilated.
U Bladder: Shows normal contour and outline in distension, No Ech...
Please if bladder wall is thickened, there may be urethral obstruction, please do urethrogram, send me report on lybrate meanwhile take tab himplasia by himalaya 1 1 chandnasav 15 ml twice a day in water.
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My dad got a cyst type mass in near right side of neck doctor suggest for biopsy and then test after that they will do. What I have to do for removing any other method suggest and safe.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
My dad got a cyst type mass in near right side of neck doctor suggest for biopsy and then test after that they will d...
Such cysts are usually of tuberculous in nature. That can be confirmed after biopsy only. Tuberculosis can be treated medically. If it is non-tuberculous, then surgery is must.
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1. Is Water Lumps in Breast required urgent operation? 2. How much days Rest is required? 3.Is it Big operation or normal? 4. Can it be cure through Medicine (Tablets & Capsule or any other) or Operation is must?

Fellowship in Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, M.S. - Master of Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Any lump in the breast should be thoroughly investigated and treated, preferably by surgery. Histopathology (biopsy) to be done of the excised lump to rule out malignancy.
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Actually I have a question for my wife. She have a lump in breast area so suggest me what to do?

MS
General Surgeon, Panipat
Lump in breast should always be investigated so please consult a surgeon and get all important investigations done to reach a diagnosis. All lumps are not alarming.
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When I press the surrounding area of my right nipple one or two drop watery discharge are coming it is not happened with the left one. What is the reason for this no pain is there?

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS, FICS
General Surgeon, Delhi
There is nothing to worry. It looks like physiological only. However a consultation with a surgeon should be sought.
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Sir, my daughter is 18 years and recently found that there is a lump in her left brest. What to do? We got examined, atopsy etc. Found that it is not a cancer tumor. How to get it removed? Or it will be dissolved in course of time? Pls clarify.

PGDMLS, PGDHHM, LLB, PhD Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Gurgaon
In view of the information provided, it may be a fibroadenoma or a fibroadenosis. Fibroadenoma is painless and can be left as such. There is no medical treatment for it. If it causes any tension or if there is any change in its characteristics, it may be removed surgically. The procedure is simple and can be done as an outpatient (ie without admission to the hospital)
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How can we treat brain cancer? What are the symptoms of this. please tell me for that

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
We can treat any cancer including brain cancer by homoeoapthic treatment combined with empirical treatment... The symptoms are very diverse.. and depends on the area affected...or pressed upon by the tumor...
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What are the major causes of blood cancers in children's who are less than 18 years of age & they haven't done any smoking or alcohol?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Sir cancer can be caused by multiple factors, smoking alcohol are one of then. It can also be related to viruses like hpv ebv, hiv, radiation exposure, pollution pesticides industrial affluents or genetic. So mostly in young age it could be genetic that means some mutations in genes.
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My gf suffering from breast pain from last 1 year. She is a medical student. Now she so depressed that she thinking this due to breast tumor. She feels like its due to tumor but till now she not tested .any help. She is suffering so much pain.

Mbbs,, MS OBGY
Gynaecologist, Pune
If she is a medical student, she must show it and remove doubts. Just due hiding and going in depression definitely need to be addressed and treated. Think positively.
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