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Dr. Ritu S Santwani

Oncologist, Pune

800 at clinic
Dr. Ritu S Santwani Oncologist, Pune
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Dr. Ritu S Santwani is a popular Oncologist in Koregaon Park, Pune. He is currently practising at Shyam CLinic in Koregaon Park, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. Ritu S Santwani and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Please advise me what can do when I suffered from cancer and what are the symptoms of blood cancer? Please advise.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Symptoms of blood cancer are prolonged fever. Frequent infection, bleeding, bone pains lumps etc. You must get annual screening done to rule out cancer or any other deadly disease. Must see doctors if finding are suspicious.

My friend sister is getting pain in left side of the breast last 10 days. Local Doctor has advised it may be tumor. Please advice good lady Doctor. Thanks,

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS, FICS
General Surgeon
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Don't worry. Pain doesn't mean tumour. For tumour to be there there has to be a lump (swelling). If you are still worried about it, then tell her to seek appointment of a surgeon. (surgeon is the right person to diagnose breast tumour) thanks and god bless.

My mother had breast cancer and doctor's says she is in advance stage as per reports its spread in lungs and liver. But after 3 oral chemotherapy she is good recovery and able for any treatment. My question is which is best treatment in this stage?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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It is a metastatic breast cancer. If she is er/pr positive then hormonal therapy is the best treatment. She may respond well. If still residual then chemotherapy can be tried.

What is the prostate swelling problems.

MBBS
General Physician
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It is not called prostate swelling but it is called prostate hypertrophy generally it is benign condition it can lead to difficulty in passing urine which is known as dribbling and can be diagnosed by ultrasound.

How can I identify blood cancer? What are the controlling measures to prevent this?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Blood cancer is caused by abnormal growth of one of the component of blood causing suppression of others. Hence leading to symptoms like prolonged fever, anaemia, bleeding, bone pains. Etc. There is no specific prevention except for to save from known carcinogens and undue exposure to radiation. Routine blood check up helps in identifying it.

What is main causes of blood cancer and what is the solution of this problem please reply me.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir, there is no specific cause of blood cancer. It may be caused by some mutations or change in gene sequence which may lead to uncontrolled growth of one of the components. This mutation could be due to any kind of injury like radiation exposure, chemicals or may be some environmental factors. Blood cancers are treated by chemotherapy with or without bone marrow transplantation.

I am suffering from chest pain from two weeks, I feel like pain is from both lungs ,I am child smoker , smoking from 2 years daily 7 cigrate ,is this related to some cancer give me some solutions to quit smoking.

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS
Oncologist
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I am suffering from chest pain from two weeks, I feel like pain is from both lungs ,I am child smoker , smoking from ...
Dear lybrate user, chest pain can have have multiple reasons. It can be a simple pain originating from the muscles or bones in the chest wall. If pain is brought on by any effort like lifting weights or climbing stairs it might be due to conditions of heart. If it's constant and not brought on by effort, pricking in type it could be due to infection in lung or fluid collection in pleura. I would advise you to consult a physician. Also I would recommend you to take the effort to quit smoking as it poses the highest risk of developing cancer, anywhere in the body.

Cancer disease viral hota Hai Kya. Actually mere relation mai ek ko mouth mai cancer hai.

MD - Radiothrapy, MBBS
Oncologist
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Cancer is not contagious disease, no need to worry about it. You can take care of your relative without any harm to your health.

I am 30 yrs old female having 7 yrs old one daughter. I have small small painful cyst in my left breast .Is it cancer?

MD - Oncology
Oncologist
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Dont worry it may not be cancer, just meet an oncologist and do a biopsy if suggested, then you will be confirmed.

Am I more at risk if my relatives have cancer and what do cancer stages and grades mean?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir nearly 5-7 % cancers may be inherited, not all, but there can be common risk factors among close relatives like some industrial waste, soil, water pollution etc. Stages means the local or distant spread of disease. It tells about how big the tumour is and where else the disease has gone. Grade means how much the cells have changed from normal cells, well differentiated with better prognosis and poorly differentiatiated with worse prognosis.

Hello my breast pains near the upper n lower side for some days n then it automatically I get rid of the pain. But after some days it again come back can you please tell me why its happening?

MBBS
General Physician
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Hello my breast pains near the upper n lower side for some days n then it automatically I get rid of the pain. But af...
There are some internal changes in the breast during menstrual cycles and a little bit of pain and engorgment of the breast can happen that time so just relax but if the problem is more then you you should consult a gynaecologist

Dr. I can feel something hard in my half breast. And very little pain when I press it. What can be this.

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon
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Kindly get your self examined by a general surgeon. Considering your age we need to be on the look for many diseases. Best counselled after thorough examination and investigation.

Sir, my friend suffering from blood cancer from last one year. The cancer is now in third stage. Sir, please tell me can the cancer can be cured if not please tell me how many days he will live in future from present.

MD - Radiothrapy, DNB
Oncologist
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Yes it can be cured or at least slowed down kindly send me the details nobody can put a timeline on life we just have to put in our best efforts.

How the dry fruits and nuts helpful in daily life. What is quantity to take everyday. Even the cancer patients (while taking chemotherapy and treatment) and diabetic people also can take dry fruits and nuts. Please give your opinion on this.

MBBS
General Physician
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How the dry fruits and nuts helpful in daily life. What is quantity to take everyday. Even the cancer patients (while...
Dry fruits are rich in protein and cholestrol and can be beneficial to a normal individual if taken in limited quantity of two pieces per day and it's better to be avoided by diabetic people.

I am suffering from prostate enlargement gr-1, due to I suffered pain in? of my urine organ after urination severely several time. I am debetic too with managed level. I feel continued pain in both foot in lower part, I am 61, suggest please

MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician
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I am suffering from prostate enlargement gr-1, due to I suffered pain in? of my urine organ after urination severely ...
Require complete investigation for renal profile send latest report if any pl contact privately for further counselling and management.

What is the causes of blood cancer and its symptoms. How we prevent from blood cancer.

MBBS
General Physician
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Genetic changes that cause cancer can be inherited from our parents. They can also arise during a person’s lifetime as a result of errors that occur as cells divide or because of damage to DNA caused by certain environmental exposures. Cancer-causing environmental exposures include substances, such as the chemicals in tobacco smoke, and radiation, such as ultraviolet rays from the sun. People who have blood cancer can have problems with bleeding and serious infections. Seek immediate for symptoms such as uncontrolled bleeding, severe sweating, difficulty breathing, pale or blue lips or fingernails, high fever (greater than 101 degrees Fahrenheit), fast heart rate, confusion, loss or change in level of consciousness, or anxiety.

Alcohol cause cancer?

DNB, DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist
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High rates of most cancers are seen in alcoholic people, especially those of the head, neck, esophagus, stomach, liver, colon, lungs, and breast tissue. An enhanced risk for breast malignancies might be seen with as few as two drinks per day, especially in women with family histories of this disease. The association with cancer probably reflects alcohol-related immune system suppression and the direct effects of ethanol on mucosal membranes. The heightened rates of malignant tumors in alcoholic people remain significant even when the possible effects of smoking and poor nutrition are considered, and this is the second leading cause of premature death in alcohol-dependent men and women.

Hi, A portion of my left breast has hardened and as a result, i am experiencing pain . I delivered a baby boy about 5 months back and currently lactating. Could you please explain the cause for the hardening ?

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Probably it is glactocoele,that is some ducts are blocked.frequent suckling and emptying of breast may help and if possible surgeon may clean or open the ducts

My dad is 82 years old has diabetes and now has diagnose with tongue cancer on the right side of the tongue , we are taking him for radiation from 13 days and giving him l- glutamine in water mutaine gargals and tryptomer now he is acting unconcious day by day and talking anything has pain in the tongue too any suggestions from the docters here and we cant give chemo injection as he has high creatine also

MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist
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Radiation mucositis is a common problem / side effect during radiation . It results in pain which decrease oral intake of food and fluids. A step ladder approach of analgesics is advised and if required a ryles tube is also inserted through nose. In your case you should check whether your father has normal serum sodium and potassium levels as lower levels can cause altered sensorium. Thanks.

Sir Tell treatment of blood cancer. Any possibility to facing final stage person to come real life. Any hope.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir blood cancer is treated by chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant ation. Please keep faith and take treatment, miracles do happen as we see sometimes advance cancers also responding well if biology is not aggressive.
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