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Dr. Sumit Basu

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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
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Dr. Sumit Basu is a renowned Oncologist in Sangamvadi, Pune. He is currently associated with Dr. Sumit Basu@Ruby Hall Clinic in Sangamvadi, Pune. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sumit Basu on Lybrate.com.

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Hi I am 20 years old. I have been suffering from back pain about 1 year. There is a node like thing on the left side of my lower back and I think that is causing the pain. What is the node like thing?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hi I am 20 years old. I have been suffering from back pain about 1 year. There is a node like thing on the left side ...
. Do the cat/cow avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana. Core strengthening exercises. Back stretchingstretch.
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My frnd is suffering from blood cancer but doctors says that it is his initial stage nd can be cure with the help of medicine nd it's been about four months that he didn't get chest pain but before 4 months in the initial day he got some blood spot from his mouth so I want to knw that what this sign signifies .abhi 4 months se asa kuch ni hora h but phela asa ku hua tha. Bcz tub uska initial day he chal ra tha.

Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking opinion for your friend. Well, as far as I understand, gums are likely to bleed, which is one of the presenting symptoms at the onset of leukemia. This may as well have been triggered by some other reason including chest or throat infection too. Now that he is free from any such symptoms (of bleed), I do not think there is any reason to worry on this front. Nevertheless, I would still advise that you check this aspect with his consulting oncologist too, and proceed as he/ she advises you to. Do take care and all the very best.
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How Can You Prevent Breast Cancer?

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
How Can You Prevent Breast Cancer?

If you are concerned about breast cancer, you should know about the steps you can take to prevent the condition. Breast cancer is a type of cancer developing from the breast tissue. Symptoms such as a lump in the breast, fluid flowing from the nipple, changes in the shape of the breast and occurrence of red scaly patches on the breast denote breast cancer.

You need to make certain lifestyle changes in order to prevent breast cancer. The ways you should adopt include the following:

  1. Limit your alcohol intake: The more you consume alcohol, the more you put yourself at the risk of getting breast cancer. It is recommended for you not to drink more than one drink per day. Small amounts of alcohol increase the risk of breast cancer as well.

  2. Abstain from smoking: There is a direct link between tobacco smoking and breast cancer, and the risk is even more in premenopausal women. You should quit smoking to reduce the risk of breast cancer along with many other conditions, which can develop because of the ill-effects of smoking.

  3. Control your weight: Obese women are more prone to breast cancer when compared with women with a healthy weight. This is especially true when obesity occurs at a later stage in life, after menopause.

  4. Keep physically active: Regular physical activity is essential for you to maintain a healthy weight, which is important for preventing breast cancer. 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercises or 75 minutes of vigorous exercises are recommended along with strength training.

  5. Breastfeed: Breastfeeding plays an important role in preventing breast cancer. The more you breastfeed your baby, the more protected you are from breast cancer.

  6. Limit the dosage and duration of hormone therapy: If you undertake combination hormone therapy for more than three to five years, you are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer. In case you are taking hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms, you should talk to your doctor about alternative options such as non-hormonal therapy and medications. If you still require hormonal therapy, you must use the lowest dose that will be effective.

  7. Avoid exposure to radiation and pollution: Certain medical imaging procedures like computerized tomography involves radiation of high doses. There is a link between breast cancer and radiation exposure. Thus, you should abstain from getting exposed to radiation and avoid taking such tests if it is not very urgent.

Maintaining a healthy diet also helps in reducing your risk of developing breast cancer. You should include food items which are plant based in your regular diet, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and legumes. Also, consume healthy fats such as olive oil instead of red meat and butter. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult an oncologist.

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Modern Day Targeted Chemotherapy & Cancer Care!

MBBS, DM - Oncology, MD - General Medicine
Oncologist, Nashik
Modern Day Targeted Chemotherapy & Cancer Care!

In the past, cancer was a disease that could not be cured. It was a threat to mankind. But as science has developed tremendously through all these years, today it is possible to fight cancer.
Cancer therapies have evolved with time. Until the late 90s, most of the drugs worked by killing the cancer cells. Some of the normal cells were also killed by them, but it was acceptable due to the huge effect on cancer cells.

In modern days, targeted therapies are being performed. Targeted therapy is a process of cancer treatment where instead of the cancer cells, the changes in the cells are targeted. Changes that help the cells grow, divide and thus spread cancer have been observed and so researchers can diagnose the right treatment that can block these affects and prevent cancer. This therapy uses drugs and it is different from traditional chemotherapy.

There are two types of Targeted therapy.

  • Small-molecule drugs: These drugs are small so that they can enter cells easily and target the changes inside the cells. They are taken as pills. They work by keeping the tissue around the tumor and starve it by stopping blood vessels that bring it nutrients.
  • Monoclonal antibodies: These are used to target the outer surface of cancer cells. They work like a plastic plug in an electric socket. They help chemotherapy and radiation therapy to cure cancer cells.

Fields:

Targeted therapies are used in the fields below
Breast cancer
Lung cancer
Colorectal cancer
Melanoma
Kidney cancers

How It Works:
Targeted therapy can be used as a treatment option for cancer in the following ways:

  1. Destroy cancer cells: Cancer cells hide well from the immune system. This therapy points them out so that the immune system can destroy them. It also boosts the immune system to work better.
  2. Stop cancer cells growth: This therapy interferes with the proteins that divides the cancer cells and thus controls their growth.
  3. Kill the tumor: Blood vessels feed the cancer tumor. This therapy surrounds the tumor and stops the blood supply so that the tumor does not grow and remains small. And if the tumor already has blood supply, then it kills the blood vessels and causes the tumor to shrink.
  4. Deliver cell-killing substances: It delivers the cell-killing substances to the cancer cells. They are the monoclonal antibodies that are combined with chemotherapy drugs, toxins and radiation.
  5. Cause cancer cell death: Cancer cells avoid the dying process. These therapies cause them to go through the process.

Side Effects:
Targeted therapies are less toxic than standard chemotherapy. So it is a better option but it still has some side effects.

  1. Diarrhea
  2. Liver problems
  3. Skin problems
  4. Problems with wound healing
  5. Difficulty with blood clotting
  6. High blood pressure
  7. Gastrointestinal perforation

Even though it has some side effects, it is still way better and much more effective than traditional chemotherapy. So, cancer patients are advised to go through this modern-day therapy.

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

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Dear doctor My age is 23 years married l am suffering breast pain from 10 days .So what's the reason for it and solutions.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, Mastalgia could be due to premenstrual symptoms and this can be treated with hot fomentation.
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Hi, My son have blood cancer and doctor suggest bone marrow transplant treatment. His age is 4 years and we already did HLA match. His sister is donor for that process her age is 11 years. The HLA report is Half match (50%).so I want to know in half match BMT is possible. What is risk and how much success ratio in this conditions, and how much it cost ,how much time it will take to recover. Please give me answer as soon as possible. Thank u.

MD, DM - Clinical Haematology
Hematologist, Ludhiana
Dear lybrate-user Thank you for reaching out. Sad to hear about your sons condition and hope he does well. A half match transplant is what your doctor would have referred to as a haplo transplant. This is an emerging treatment option when full matched donors are not available. This is a reasonable option in experienced hands. However the success and risk ratio of any transplant depends on the underlying disease of your son though it is generally conveyed the percentages with a haplo transplant are limited in comparison to a fully matched transplant. Hope this answers your question. Wishing you and your son the best.
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I was diagnosed throat cancer I went through chemotherapy and radiation and now the treatment is over but now my food pipe got squeezed and I am in a state where I cannot take liquid food also what should I do?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Please get an endoscopy done, both laryngoscopy and gi endoscopy. If narrowing is present, dilatation can be done by gastroenterologist. Sometimes esophagitis can also cause swallowing difficulty or fungal infection post treatment can also cause dysphagia. You need to know the cause to treat it correctly. You can inhale steam to relieve swelling. Usually four to six weeks post treatment side effects fade off and situation is better.
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What tests are to be done to check on Breast health, especially to detect if the breast is free from breast cancer.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Karnal
The basic test to rule out breast cancer is mammography. If you feel lumps in your breast FNAC also can be performed.
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I am having paget disease.From 2004 my doctor was giving me 35 mg per week Actonel(Osteoporosis) but my new doctor endocrinologist(New_younger one) has stopped, and informed me that actonel is not to be taken for longer time. What is your advise?

Doctor of Medicine, F.C.P.S.(Mid. & Gynae)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Your endocrinology consultant is the best person to guide you in this matter. Please follow his/her advice.
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I have pain in my left breast. Is it a cancer pain or anything else. please suggest me.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
pain breast in young age is usually physiological so don't worry take some pain killer and use comfortable breast support. it is not a symptom of cancer.
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I want to question to you what cous of disis to heart and what kind of saf to tham I realy now to and what kind of simtam tu cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
dear sir, about cancer, it usually presents as painless lump. lump can be anywhere in neck , breast, abdomen ,armpits etc. there can be ulceration which does not heal despite usual antibiotics and usual measures. unexpected bleeding from any sites like mouth , rectum , vagina , sudden weightloss, change in bowel habits etc are usual symptoms.
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Is there any danger of a cancer patient travelling in aeroplane of grade 3 in brain stem glioma Grade 3 tumor in brain stem Anaplastic astrocytoma.

MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Mumbai
A patient with brain stem Glioma can travell safely by air provided patient is otherwise medically fit.
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What are the routine yearly tests one should undergo to rule out the possibility of any type of cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, you can go for annual cancer screening by getting yourself thoroughly examined By a clinician for any obvious lump, ulceration, prostatomegaly or any suspicious visible or palpable finding. You can do radiological investigation like chest xray, ultrasound abdomen. You can get blood checked for various cancer markers like PSA, CEA etc and routine blood, stool, urine examination. Depending on symptoms sigmoidoscopy and laryngoscopy can be done.
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Hi all respected docs. My friend had nasopharynx cancer .so he started chemo last monday onwards does is there any problem with th hair on his beard? Will it loose all hairs due to radiation? Pls advice.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Hi all respected docs.
My friend had nasopharynx cancer .so he started chemo last monday onwards does is there any pr...
Dear, radiation hair loss on the site of radiation is an outcome of radiation but the advantage you derived from the radiation over-weighs the disadvantage of hair loss. There might be other avoidable side effects of which I will not make you conscious. If at any time you are advised adjuvant chemotherapy that may cause more hair loss from the body but that loss will be temporary, radiation induced hair loss may be long lasting
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79 years has been diagnosed with Lung cancer (NSCLC) Adenocarcinoma & Metastatic Spinal Compression too for D9 & D10 vertebrae. Please advise whether Chemotherapy is to be given to him first or Surgery for Spinal Compression is to be done first? He is bedridden currently due to severe pain in the spine. His Spinal MRI & Lung scans are attached for your ready reference in this app under X-ray. Kindly advise asap.

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
If the spinal compression is causing symptoms like weakness of arms and legs, then surgery is needed first as failing that the paralysis will worsen. Once he recovers from that, we can immediately start the chemo. For adenocarcinoma we also have lot of targeted chemotherapy oral medicines which can be given, so ask you Oncologist to do tests for those if not already done.
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Any protective remedies of enlarged prostate gland - age 55 male- frequent urination - normal colour - odourless - feeling some residual is still in - to clear pressure through finger helps - check and release technique.

MS
General Surgeon, Panipat
Any protective remedies of enlarged prostate gland - age 55 male- frequent urination - normal colour - odourless - fe...
Mr. Banerjee. Protective measures are doing regular exercise,Yoga as enlarged prostate is an old age disease. If you are pressing your bladder from out side then it is alright but don't put pressure through rectum.
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My age is 23. My height is 6ft. My weight is 78 kg. My question is that can adrenal cancer be detected with the help of ultrasound clearly?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Adrenal cancers can be screened by ultrasound but if suspected mass or enlargement of adrenals then should further be evaluated by CT or PET scan, blood tests etc.
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What is the reason of blood cancer and why it is happening under the age of 15 years?

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
Hi dear -there are many reasons/ causes, I am enlisting below;- -acute blood cancers are common in children below 5 years age and rare after 20-30 years of age. Children are weaker sections of society, hence vulenerable to such conditions more. ---------------------------------------------------------- causes;-different types of cancers may be having ------- different types of multiple causes, not any one, in some cancers--viruses have been detected. Adultrated foods, allopathic salts, hormonal drugs, chemical salts, paints, alcohol, smoking, constipation, unhealthy water, foods, uncompatible foods, excessive sex-loss of semen, industrial hazards, polluted air, acidity, arthritis, stones, unknown reasons etc. Prevention;;-- you can prevent cancers by avoiding its possible causes.
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