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Dr. Vivek Agarwala - Oncologist, Howrah

Dr. Vivek Agarwala

DM (Medical oncology), DNB (Medical oncology), MBBS, MD - Medicine, MRCP (UK)...

Oncologist, Howrah

11 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic
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Dr. Vivek Agarwala DM (Medical oncology), DNB (Medical oncology), MBBS, MD -... Oncologist, Howrah
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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies.
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He has helped numerous patients in his 11 years of experience as a Oncologist. He is a qualified DM (Medical oncology), DNB (Medical oncology), MBBS, MD - Medicine, MRCP (UK), ECMO . You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vivek Agarwala on has an excellent community of Oncologists in India. You will find Oncologists with more than 36 years of experience on You can view profiles of all Oncologists online in Kolkata. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


DM (Medical oncology) - Homi Bhabha National Institute (Tata Memorial Centre) - 2016
DNB (Medical oncology) - NBE - 2017
MBBS - Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati - 2007
MD - Medicine - GSVM Medical College, Kanpur - 2012
MRCP (UK) - MRCP Speciality Certificate (Medical Oncology) - 2017
ECMO - European Society of Medical Oncology - 2017
Past Experience
Senior Registrar (Dept of Medical and Haemato-oncology) at Artemis Hospital
Sr. Resident (Medical Oncology) at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
Specialist Senior Resident (Medical Oncology) at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
Resident (Medicine) at GSVM Medical College and LLRM Hospital
Languages spoken
Awards and Recognitions
ISMPO TYSA 2016 – Torrent Young Scholar award, Medical Oncology, Winner – 1st Prize
NEC scholarship for technical education
ISMPO-ICON ESMO ASIA Travel Grant Award for Poster presentation at ISMPOCON 2016
Gold Medalist in MD General Medicine exam in CSJM University, Kanpur
The Best Poster Presenter award at 63rd Annual Conference of CSI (Cardio logical Society of India)
ISMPO TYSA 2016 – Best Orator award.
Best Humanitarian Service Award by GSVMMC, Kanpur
Professional Memberships
Indian Society of Medical and Paediatric Oncology (ISMPO)
Emeritus Member in American Society of Clinical Oncology
ESMO (European society of medical oncology)
Member of Indian Cooperative Oncology Network (ICON)


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Meri wife ke left side Breast me ek chhoti si gaanth hai, kya wo bina operation ke thik ho sakta hai?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Any lump in breast is to be evaluated carefully. You should get mammography done and Consult Gen Surgeon.He may advise you FNAC which will tell nature of this lump.
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Sir, I got buckle cancer and got operation and radiation, after radiation I am not able to open the mouth. Even one finger is also not going, I have shown other oncology he say they is symptoms in tones even uncle in lips also. What to do I am not able to open the mouth to see my self. Can I go for biopsy. And how can I open the mouth. Please help me.

Registrar in Surgical Oncology, Fellowship in Gynaecologic Oncology, Masters In Advanced Oncology, Fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery, Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Oncology, Fellowship in CRS and HIPEC, Fellowship in PIPAC
Oncologist, Mumbai
The patient has what is called as severe trismus. You need to start physiotherapy for the same. There is a device called jaw stretching key which helps in mouth opening. There is a device called fibreoptic bronchoscope or laryngoscope which helps to examine the mouth in such cases. If the trismus is very severe he may need to undergo surgery for release of this trismus
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I think that I have cancer but hesitate to tell my parents I have a very small swelling on left side of neck near jaw And I have rough skin cell on my back which get removed by hand but emerge again Also I feel tiredness and have very light hair fall.

M.D (Radiotherapy), MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
I think that I have cancer but hesitate to tell my parents
I have a very small swelling on left side of neck near jaw...
There is nothing to be afraid but you should tell all these things to your parents and doctor. You don't have cancer so just relax and tell your parents.
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Cervical Cancer - 4 Ways To Prevent It

Laproscopy Training, MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad
Cervical Cancer - 4 Ways To Prevent It

Cervical cancer is a kind of cancer that develops in the cervix of a woman. Cervix an an area between the uterus and vagina. It is preventable if diagnosed in early stages. Going for regular pap tests and taking a HPV vaccine can significantly lower the risk of cervical cancer. These symptoms include abnormal bleeding between menstrual periods, low back and lower abdominal pain, postcoital bleeding and strange smelling discharge. If not diagnosed in time, it can be life-threatening and requires intense treatment.  

  • Prevention of cervical cancer: There is usually no certain way of preventing cervical cancer, but by following a number of practices there is a possibility that you can prevent it. There are 3 major ways of prevention of cervical cancer, which include the following:
  • Safe sex: Major cases of cervical cancer are caused due to an infection by a virus known as human papillomavirus or HPV. This virus is usually transmitted by sexual means and having unprotected sex might leave you at the risk of getting infected by this virus during the sexual intercourse.  You should practice safe sex using protection such as condoms. This reduces your chances of being infected by the virus. This virus is transmitted via all types of sexual contact, which includes skin contact between the genitals. People who have unprotected sex with multiple sexual partners are at an increased risk of getting cervical cancer due to the HPV virus.
  • Cervical screening and vaccination: Having a cervical screening or pap smear test on a regular basis is an efficient way to detect abnormal changes in the cervix cells, at a very early stage. Even if you are being vaccinated for the HPV virus, cervical screening is essential as the vaccines against HPV virus are not always successful in providing protection from cervical cancer. If you had been previously treated for abnormal changes in the cervix cells, you should undertake more frequent screening tests. The regularity of undergoing cervical screening depends on the severity of the cell change. You should report any symptom you experience in spite of having regular cervical screening. Several vaccines are used for protection from HPV infections.  
  • Avoid smoking: You can prevent the chances of having cervical cancer by giving up smoking. In case of  smokers, it is more difficult to eliminate the HPV infection from the body, and the chances of cervical cancer get enhanced. You can undertake various measures in order to quit smoking and prescribed medicines can be used to treat withdrawal symptoms.

Cervical cancer causes great strain on the body and it may spread all over the pelvic region. In some cases, distant tissues are also affected by cervical cancer. You should consult a doctor immediately after experiencing any symptom of cervical cancer.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!


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Please suggest. When you get older beyond 60, and you have the habit of exerting pressure while passing motion whether this would increase chances of rectum cancer or colon cancer?

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery, M.R.C.S. England, M.Ch. Surgical Oncology, DNB Surgical Oncology, FEBS Surgical Oncology, DNB General Surgery, MNAMS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FEBS Breast Surgery, FACS, Fellowship IFHNOS & MSKCC USA, Fellowship in breast and oncplastic Surgery
Oncologist, Mumbai
Per say, exerting pressure while passing motion does not lead to Colon or Rectal cancer. However most of the times, constipation is related to low fibre intake. And low fibre intake is known to have protective effect against colorectal cancers.
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There is some baba that I hear about that give medicine that can cure cancer or at least offer better quality of life using indigenous herbs. He is located near betul district of Maharashtra. Do anyone know if he is genuine? I saw some news article about him too in a reputed daily newspaper. I am suffering from 4th stage cancer and have exhausted all of my options chemo, surgery, tablets, radiation.

MBBS, MD(General Medicine), Fellowship Hemato - Oncology (Hemat-Oncology), DM(Medical Oncology), DNB(Medical Oncology)
Oncologist, Kolkata
It's unfortunate that we have exhausted all options. Still at this point of time we have something called Palliative care. This improves quality of life and also may prolong survival. There are lots of such people who market themselves with herbal medicines in the society. We all need to understand that when any drug is to be used for treatment it has to come through various phases of clinical trials and we need to really know is it safe. We have lots if reports of heavy metal poising, renal failure bone marrow aplasia I would suggest you not to get deceived by these babas and please go ahead with optimum Palliative care.
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Am 23years boy and I am a weekly smoker but I afraid of the cancer so please suggest to prevent it and also to stop smoking.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate-user, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals can cause cancer of different types and areas. Throat cancer, mouth cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer and brain problems can result. Over and above smoking may also increase the risk factor of heart attack and brain stroke. Please quit smoking. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. If you’re ready to stop smoking and willing to get the support you need, you can recover from nicotine addiction and abuse abuse—no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel. The first step in treating nicotine addiction is accepting that you have a problem. Confronting an addiction and accepting responsibility for your actions isn’t easy. But it’s a necessary step on the road to treatment and recovery. You should then consult a psychiatrist / psychologist who fill follow this treatment. 1. Detoxification using medicines. 2. Behavior modification with the help of therapies. 3. Counseling. 4. Medication to sustain and 5. Long term support. These given steps are essential for any addict to get effectively rid of smoking. Therefore, you need to stick to the treatment plan and cooperate with your psychiatrist / psychologist. Mind power building therapy, motivation therapy etc should help you doing so. I suggest you to consult a psychologist or de addiction therapist. Take care.
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I have peeling on one breast Nipple and sometimes blood on applying any fluid cream. Or otherwise sometimes little blood without applying anything. I m. Unmarried. Is it Breast cancer sign or serious.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MRCS (Edinburgh), Fellowship In Breast Surgery, Fellowship In Onco-plastic Breast Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Blood stained discharge from the surface of the nipple is not a normal sign. It can either be associated with eczema, which is usually bilateral of with Paget's disease, which can be a sign of an underlying problem. It is best to visit a Breast Surgeon and get yourself check up.
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Hi, My prostate size is 24 GM's any cause if worry doctors says mild prostsomegaly.

General Physician, Mumbai
Hi, My prostate size is 24 GM's any cause if worry doctors says mild prostsomegaly.
If you are having dribbling in urine than we can consider it to be abnormal otherwise repeat the scan after a year.
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