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Dr. Gajanan Kanitkar

Oncologist, Pune

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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Gajanan Kanitkar is a popular Oncologist in Tilak Road, Pune. You can meet Dr. Gajanan Kanitkar personally at Dhanwantari Hospital in Tilak Road, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Gajanan Kanitkar on Lybrate.com.

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I am 32 year lady. My baby age is only 5 days. I eant to now what should I take precautions for breast cancer.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
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nothing significant at present, but you may do regular self breast examination, and periodic examination by a doctor and ultrasound of the breast

My right testis is fat and huge, it looks so awkward. I guess its not normal could you please suggest me anything? Its not paining me but I'm worried about it, I mean is that normal?

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My right testis is fat and huge, it looks so awkward. I guess its not normal could you please suggest me anything? It...
Mr. Lybrate-user, I would suggest you consult a surgeon, as it may be filled with fluid or may be some other minor problem which can be sorted out.

I have pain near buttock n anal. But it feels like there is a tumor over there. When I touch it pain. I can feel the difference between both buttocks. What it could be. What type of doctor I should be concerned.in my precious query I did not mention anything about any kind of tumor. please help.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
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Anal pain also known as proctalgia common causes:- 1.anal fissure-An anal fissure is a small tear in the skin of the anus that can be caused by passing a large or hard poo. Symptoms of an anal fissure can include: a severe, sharp pain when doing a poo a burning or gnawing pain that lasts several hours after doing a poo rectal bleeding – you may notice a small amount of blood on the toilet paper after you wipe Anal fissures can be very painful, but many heal on their own in a few weeks. Increasing the amount of fibre in your diet, drinking plenty of fluids and taking laxatives and over-the-counter painkillers can help. If the pain persists, you may need special ointment that relaxes the ring of muscle around your anus. Occasionally, surgery may be needed to help the fissure heal. 2.Haemorrhoids (piles) Haemorrhoids (piles) are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels that are found inside or around the bottom. They're often thought to be caused by straining on the toilet as a result of prolonged constipation. In many cases, haemorrhoids don't cause symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they may include: bleeding after doing a poo an itchy bottom feeling like there's a lump in or around your anus soreness and redness around your anus anal pain, if the blood supply to the haemorrhoid becomes blocked or interrupted – for example, by a blood clot The symptoms often pass after a few days. Increasing the amount of fibre in your diet, drinking plenty of fluids and taking laxatives and over-the-counter painkillers can help. If the blood supply to the haemorrhoid has been blocked by a clot, a simple procedure can be carried out to remove the clot under local anaesthetic (where the area is numbed). 3.Anal fistulas and abscesses An anal fistula is a small tunnel that develops between the end of the bowel and the skin near the anus. It's usually caused by an infection near the anus resulting in a collection of pus (an abscess). Symptoms of an anal fistula or abscess can include: a constant, throbbing pain that may be worse when you sit down skin irritation around the anus passing pus or blood when you poo swelling and redness around your anus a high temperature (fever) Your GP may prescribe antibiotics if an abscess is picked up early on. If it persists, it may need to be drained in hospital, possibly under general anaesthetic (while you're asleep). If a fistula develops, surgery will usually be needed because they rarely heal by themselves Less common causes of anal pain When to get medical advice Many common causes of anal pain will improve with simple self-care treatments, so you don't always need to see your GP. But it's a good idea to see your GP if: your pain is severe your pain doesn't improve after a few days you also experience rectal bleeding Don't feel embarrassed to see your GP – anal pain is a common problem that they're used to seeing. Your GP can try to work out what the problem is and give you treatment advice. They'll probably ask to see your bottom and may carry out a rectal examination (where they gently insert a gloved finger into your bottom) to check for any abnormalities. If the cause is not immediately obvious, they may refer you to a specialist for advice and further tests.

I am male 68. My prostate enlarged. It is 30 gm. My Dr. prescribed Flotral 10. How it can be normalize?

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I am male 68. My prostate enlarged. It is 30 gm. My Dr. prescribed Flotral 10. How it can be normalize?
take cap. urmax 0.4mg at night continue. eat more fiber foods, avoid oily foods, alcohol, non-veg., do tests P.S.A. AFTER TESTS CONSULT AGAIN. THANKS.

What is the cancer? How does it catches us and what is that do describe the answer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation or growth of cells. They start growing uncontrolled due to some faulty gene which may be genetic or hereditary or acquired by some carcinogens like tobacco alcohol pollution pesticides radiation exposure industrial affluent etc. When ever body immunity is low body's fighting capacity to any abnormalities become weak and abnormal cells start growing. One has to avoid known carcinogens, keep healthy by good diet rich in antioxidants, regular exercise etc are helpful.

Please tell me about bone cancer and is there any solution of it? If yes then what is the solution.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Bone cancers can be treated by combination of chemotherapy, surgery and sometimes radiation therapy depending on its type and stage.

How to prevent cancer in early stages? And also suggest which foods are given strength and energy for suffering with cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear mam, easiest and most effective way to find cancer in early stages is by regular self examination. Since we know our body the best, it's best to spend some time on monthly basis to look for any obvious changes, any lump or any abnormalities. Do consult doctors annually to look for any potential problems even if we don't have any symptoms. Coloured fruits and vegetables, adequately cleaned by either lime water and vinegar or diluted potassium permagnate to remove pesticides and artificial colours help.

I am 53year old I have problem enlargement prostate gland.kindly suggest treatment of homeopathic

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I am 53year old I have problem enlargement prostate gland.kindly suggest treatment of homeopathic
Prostatitis treatments vary depending on the underlying cause. They can include: Antibiotics. This is the most commonly prescribed treatment for prostatitis. Your doctor will base the choice of medication on the type of bacteria that may be causing your infection. If you have severe symptoms, you may need intravenous (IV) antibiotics. You'll likely need to take oral antibiotics for four to six weeks but may need longer treatment for chronic or recurring prostatitis. Alpha blockers. These medications help relax the bladder neck and the muscle fibers where your prostate joins your bladder. This treatment may lessen symptoms, such as painful urination. Anti-inflammatory agents. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may make you more comfortable. Prostate massage. This is done by your physician using a lubricated, gloved finger — a procedure similar to a digital rectal exam. It may provide some symptom relief, but doctors disagree about how effective it is. Other treatments. Other potential treatments for prostatitis are being studied. These treatments include heat therapy with a microwave device and drugs based on certain plant extracts

I am feeling mild pain in last part of abdomen (left side) for the last 5-6 days. What I should do? I am 61 year old. What medicine should take for prostate so that it should not enlarge. At present it is about normal but my father, grandfather had this problem.

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I am feeling mild pain in last part of abdomen (left side) for the last 5-6 days. What I should do?
I am 61 year old....
prostate will grow naturally. u cannot stop it. just be watchful for symptoms and show to doctor if causing problem

What are the general symptoms of rectal cancer and the methods to know the rectal cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Altered bowel habits, bleeding per rectum are usual presenting symptoms. Must get stool checked for occult blood and digital as well as colonoscopic examination and biopsy from suspicious area.

I am a 71 year old man, healthy, active and strong. When having sex with wife, I prolong to make her reach her climax as she has circumcised her clitoris and labia minor. It takes time. But in the bargain, my corona becomes numb PERHAPS and do not reach climax, in the end! Please tell me whether it could be from Prostate, or else?

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I am a 71 year old man, healthy, active and strong. When having sex with wife, I prolong to make her reach her climax...
Respected lybrate-user hi it's not related to prostate dear kindly try to increase duration of foreplay that will help dear thanks regards.

My mom is an cancer patient. Now a days she is suffering from teeth ache. Can I get the correct suggestion to proceed further.

BDS
Dentist
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Information provided by you is insufficient to help u. Your mom needs consultation in person. Ans to your question depends on numerous factors like cancer location. Staging. Treatment stage.

On her breast their is some itching. Is this a symptom of breast cancer? What remedy she can use at home?

BHMS
Homeopath
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On her breast their is some itching.
Is this a symptom of breast cancer?
What remedy she can use at home?
No it could be simple rashes. Just apply some extra-virgin olive oil on it - twice for few days and it will heal.

I have breast fibroadenoma since 3 yrs, I got surgery and took out two lumps from breast (right) but again within 1 years two lumps got sprouted. And I again visited doc so they told me to operate again but they doesn't take guarantee that it" ll not sprout up again, so in this case I told them is there any possible reason to uproot it but being only 28 years they disagreed to throw out the breast tissue and I am mum of one daughter. So, what to do doc please suggest me a suitable and fruitful advice?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
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Recurrence in fibroadenoma is rare. You should get fibroadenoma confirmed by histopathological examination of the tissue which was taken out if available with you. If not then you have get this examination whenever you get it excised.

Is lungs cancer and blood cancer communicable? Are they transform when food and water is shared with cancerous patient.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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No sir, cancer is not a communicable disease, it's absolutely safe to share food and water, though we like to advise adequate hygiene for cancer patients as they are immunocompromised and likely to catch infections fast, so one should not share food, but this is to prevent infection, not for prevention of cancer spread.

I am 20 year old men. What is symptoms of lungs cancer? Because I smoke more than 5 years. One day I vomit with blood. So I really scared about this. Please give any suggestions. Thank you.

MCh - Neurosurgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon
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I am 20 year old men. What is symptoms of lungs cancer? Because I smoke more than 5 years. One day I vomit with blood...
Lung cancer usually presents with blood while coughing but it can also present with blood during vomit so please consult a physician and get yourself evaluated.

How we prevent or control cancer in human being which was caused by tobacco? And it's symptoms?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist
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Dear, cancer which has occurred now cannot be prevented. This needs to be treated. Rest for prevention give up smoking which is a coincidental factor on causing the disease.

Eating disorders leads to hormonal imbalance right? Then is it that hormonal imbalance also causes tenderness of breast/nipple? Plsss help. I need advice pls!

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist
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As you r just 14 years of age, your hormonal secretion is not yet established yet, causing hormonal imbalance and nipple pain. You can take pain killer if pain is severe other wise it will go without any treatment.

Gynaecological cancers

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA)
Gynaecologist
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Today is the world cancer day and the theme of this year is "we can, I can." Yes we all can battle the cancer. But the irony is that majority of women ignore early signs and symptoms of cancer and do not consult doctors in time. And even some of these cancers are preventable if proper action is taken

Ovarian cancer
What will you do if you feel gaseous distension (gas, bloating), acidity, constipation, change in bowel habit, decreased appetite, feeling of full stomach, weight loss and abdominal swellling? majority of the women ignore these symptoms and take antacids before it is too late. But these are often symptoms of early ovarian cancer and thus if you ignore these symptoms, you are harming yourself. Ovarian cancer is difficult to treat if detected at late stage. But in early stage, it is curable. So, don't ignore these symptoms.
Who are the women at risk of ovarian cancer- women who are not having baby, who themselves or close relatives (sister/ mother/ daughter) had history of cancer in breast/ ovary/ bowel/ uterus etc. But some women are at lower risk like those using oral contraceptive pills- ocp (- the birth control pills can reduce the risk by 50%) and who had tubal ligation (permanent family planning methods).

If you had such risk factors, you must not avoid any such above mentioned symptoms. Rather you should consult gynecologist early. Ovarian cancer can be detected by ultrasound, ct scan, some blood tests (ca 125) and some cases biopsy may be needed. And remember, majority of the ovarian diseases are not cancer but you must be sure that it's not cancer causing your problem.
If ovarian cancer is diagnosed, the treatment is surgery (to be done by expert personnels) and most of the women need chemotherapy.
Ovarian cancer is common in elderly women but it can afect younger women also. So, all the women should take care of the above mentioned symptoms

Cancer of cervix: cervix is the mouth of the uterus. In our country, this is the commonest cancer in gynecology affecting women whereas it is uncommon in the western countries. The irony is that women die of this disease whereas it is totally preventable

It is caused by a virus (human papilloma virus- hpv) that is sexually transmitted (so afects sexually active women). But it has a peculiar feature that before cancer actually occurs, there is precancerous stage- when the cells of cervix shows some changes that we can detect and treat. So, if women regularly consult doctor (when they do not have problems), we can check if she is at risk of cervical cancer or not, by some simple tests (pap smear, hpv testing etc). Is such changes are found (that is not cancer) we can treat her so that she does not develop cancer. These method of detection, before disease occurs or before an individual feels that she is having disease, is called" screening.
Another method of preventing it is vaccination of hpv, that should be given to the adolescent girls before they become sexually active. Even it can be given in older women (who are sexually active), although the response is somehow lower than if given at early age. But vaccination is not alternative to screening. So, both screening and vaccination should be done to prevent this cancer.
Even if detected at early stage, it is totally curable. So, women should not ignore symptoms of excessive vaginal discharge (remember, all excessive discharges are not due to cancer), abnormal or heavy menstrual bleeding, bleeding occuring unredictably in between menstrualtion, bleeding after intercourse etc.
It is treated by surgery and some cases may need radiation also.

Cancer of uterus
Cancer of uterus is common after 50 years of age (although can occur at early years also). It is the commonest gynecological cancer in the western world. It mainly occurs in women who are obese (excessive weight), having diabetes or hypertension (high blood pressure), not having any baby, who are having personal or family history of cancer in uterus/ breast/ ovary/ bowel.

It can be prevented by taking ocp (birth control pils) and controlling weight. In many cases, it is also preceeded by some precancerous changes (hyperplasia) that can be detected by ultrasonography and if needed small biopsy procedure.

The common symptoms are abnormal heavy bleeding and bleeding after attaining menopause (after totall stoppage of menses). So, any abnormal menstrual bleeding must be properly investigated.

It is usually well curable if treated early- by surgery and in few cases, may need radiation, chemo or hormone therapy.

Cancer of vulva: the external genitalia of female is known as vulva. Cancer in vulva is relatively uncommon but still it can happen, especially those who are having diabetes, hiv positive or those having poor hygiene.

Never ignore any symptoms of excessive itching in your private parts. It may be the early symptom of vulval cancer. Some cases, patient may have ulcer or tumour or bleeding.

It can be detected easily by examination by doctor and then taking biopsy. It is treated well with surgery and some cases, radiation may be needed.

Summary: majority of the gynaecological cacers are preventable. They can be diagnosed early if women consult doctor at early stage. Majority of them respond to treatment.
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