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Dr. Rakesh Katna

Oncologist, Thane

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Dr. Rakesh Katna Oncologist, Thane
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Dr. Rakesh Katna is one of the best Oncologists in Varun Polyclinic, Thane. He is currently practising at Titan Hospital in Varun Polyclinic, Thane. Book an appointment online with Dr. Rakesh Katna on Lybrate.com.

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I am relief from neck but now I feel uneasy pain in left side upper teeth and some in my left side throat and left ear. What cheq up I should do ? is this a symptoms of cancer ?

MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Delhi
That may be due to radiating pain from any tooth. Kindly get your dental x-ray done and consult a dentist , its not a symptom of cancer.
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Ayurveda and Thyroid Cancer

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Ayurveda, Indore
Ayurveda and Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer affects the thyroid glands, which are located at the base of the throat. These glands produce thyroid hormones, which help in controlling the blood pressure, heart rate, weight and the body temperature.

Thyroid cancer is primarily of four types:

  1. Anaplastic carcinoma: This is the most severe type of thyroid cancer which is rare, but spreads extremely fast once the person is affected: 
  2. Follicular carcinoma: This type of thyroid cancer can be cured, but it might relapse. Follicular cancer spreads quickly as well.
  3. Papillary carcinoma: This type of cancer is more common. It generally affects women who are still of reproductive age. The spread of papillary cancer is gradual and it is less dangerous than the types.
  4. Medullary carcinoma: This type occurs in the non thyroid cells in the thyroid gland. Medullary cancer is hereditary in nature. 

Thyroid cancer has the following signs and symptoms:

  1. Lumps in the anterior neck, close to the Adam's apple.
  2. Hoarseness
  3. Enlarged glands in the neck
  4. Swallowing difficulties
  5. Complications in breathing
  6. Neck or throat pain
  7. Persistent cough without any signs of a cold.

In Ayurveda, cancer is seen as a hindrance to the life force. The cancer cells lack prana (oxygen) and produce a growth beyond the life force. It is the result of the dominance of any of the three: 'vata', 'kapha' or 'pitta' in the body. Ayurveda is all about balancing the energies in the body. Polluted environment, processed food loaded with preservatives and salts, and certain other factors can greatly affect the 'vata', 'kapha' and 'pitta'. Thyroid is the result of an aberration in the "kapha" dosha in the body.

The endocrine system produces hormones, which help in the overall functioning of the body. The 'kapha' dosha holds the endocrine system together. The thyroid glands are an important part of the body; they are a major endocrine system. Herbs that can help with thyroid cancer:

  1. Echinacea
  2. cleavers
  3. black pepper
  4. ginger
  5. Trikatu
  6. Cayenne
  7. cardamom

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a specilized ayurveda and ask a free question.

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Before 1 week my uncle was admitted in hospital because of brain tumour and it was cancerous he had the operation there and it was successful but the doctor was saying that he can't live anymore only 3-4 months he is having and he is going for chemotherapy, is there any way to save his life ,so that he can live more.

MBBS, MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Delhi
Hi lybrate-user With the details you gave, most probably your uncle is having glioblastoma. After surgery, radiation should be given to the region of brain where tumour was located. This is the internationally recommended treatment. Alongwith radiation he should have an oral tablet of chemotherapy daily. Despite treatment the average survival observed in our hospital in such cases is around 20 months.
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What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

MD - Radiothrapy, MBBS
Oncologist,
1. Painless lump in the breast 2. Pain over the lump later 3. Bleeding from nipple 4. Skin ulcer in advanced stages 5. Nodular swelling in axilla.
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Respected Sir, I have enlarged prostate problem. I am 52 years. can it be cured?

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS
Oncologist,
Respected Sir, I have enlarged prostate problem. I am 52 years. can it be cured?
What is the size of your prostate. If mild increase is there no medication needed unless you have some urinary symptoms. Get psa levels tested and consult your urologist. He will examine you and advise accordingly.
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My Grandpa (71Y old) is suffering from pancreas Cancer. His CA-19.9 Tests Result was more then 1200 on last Saturday. His tumor size on the head of the pancreas is 30x34 mm. What are the precautions he should take to stop growth of the cancer tissues and what medicines he has to take?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
He must go for the radical treatment. What about biliary functions? if surgery is possible, go for it or else atleast bypass surgery followed by chemotherapy.
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What are the signs and symptoms of cervical cancer and ovarian cancer if being away of sexual intercourse n not indulge in Otr sexual activity. So how easy way to know about it?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear mam, cancer cervix may present as abnormal bleeding, it may be profuse intermenstrual or bleeding in between periods, discharge per vaginum, post menopausal bleeding, spotting after intercourse, back pain, abdominal pain etc. Ovarian cancers are mostly hidden for long as they may not produce any symptoms, mostly present as irregular periods, abdominal pain, distension or swelling of abdomen etc. Keeping away from sexual activity is no solution, only HPV related cervical cancer may be related to sex, but having safe sexual practice and getting HPV vaccination done you can prevent it. Personal hygiene is important. Both cancers can be detected early by screening health check up by PAP smear, CA 125 ultrasound abdomen, you can get this done annually for early diagnosis. Watch for any abnormal bleeding or irregular periods.
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Upper lateral portion of my breast is paining. I can feel it While walking fast, climbing down steps etc. There are two more days for ma exact period date. This pain started three days back. Please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Sometimes there's premenstrual engorgment of the breast which can be painful wait till you finish your periods and if it doesn't subside by then it will be advisable to consult a gynaecologist and get it clinically examined also use a well fitted bra they will help you to decrease pain.
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I am a patient of BHP and same is under control by taking tab afdura daily once in night since 2 months. Can tab afdura of above dose be taken as maintenance dose or to shift to other med. E in.

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am a patient of BHP and same is under control by taking tab afdura daily once in night since 2 months. Can tab afdu...
In case of BPH to maintain the symptoms you need to continue Afdura as usual but if you want to shift to other treatments like homeopathy there are very good medicines to manage your symptoms and with no side effects, decide and if you need any good homeo medicines to manage your symptoms please write back to me in detail to select and give most suitable homeo medicine.
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Hi Madam / Sir, Recently my Mom diagnose with a Brest Cancer, Her age is 64, Now all tests are going at Cancer Hospital, their doctors are suggesting to go for "KEMO" but now her weight is 45 kg. Few doctors are saying to go for KEMO some are saying no to go with it. Kindly suggest that shall she can able to cure with Ayurvedic treatment without going for KEMO , Doctor's are saying she is in second stage. Please help me sir.

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user, please let me caution you that, if your mother is in stage 2 breast cancer she can be cured with good survival. There are no studies that have shown cure of cancer by ayurvedic medicines, so please do not do any such thing that you may regret later. We see many patients who do the same mistake and end up with cancer spreading everywhere leading to a painful death! please do the treatment as per guidelines and the concerned oncologist. Regards.
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I have a big ball like structure on by right breast with black color I am 16 years old buy. What it could be. Thank you.

B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) (Cine-Med Inc. USA), Post Doctoral Research (PhD) (Alternative Medicines)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. First & foremost, I would advise that you visit your doc, in person, for a clinical breast exam first. Your doc, post evaluation, would be able to recommend the steps next, appropriately. In the meanwhile, do have a healthy and balanced diet, preferably Mediterranean, and have an active lifestyle. Do exercise, de-stress and relax on a daily basis. Stay well hydrated too. Should it pain, you may apply an alternating heat and cold treatment for couple of minutes that may alleviate the same. Hope this helps. Do take care, and all the very best.
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Hi my uncle has been just detected with 4 th stage of lung cancer so please tel me what are the further steps to be taken and how much it is curable?

MD - Radiothrapy, DNB
Oncologist, Mohali
3 types mainly small cell squamous and adenocarcinoma the treatment protocol depends on the type prognosis depends on a lot of things but slowing it down is a vv realistic truth
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Hello Doctor. I've frequent stomach problems, I feel unusual cramps. I feel the heat down my tummy. I was admitted recently as I was diagnosed with Diarrhea. This being one of the symptom of cancer has moved me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I will suggest you to avoid spicy nonveg food totally for a month and eat curd rice or khichdi for a week and drink boiled water.
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He is suffering with bone cancer fourth stage. I want to know whether there is any treatment for curing this case.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Fourth stage bone cancers whether it may be osteogenic sarcoma or ewings sarcoma, it would be by chemotherapy. Sometimes if it is a solitary site of metastases then surgery can be performed if excision Is possible and excision doesn't bring functional morbidity.
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Agar mai anus se sex krta hoon or penis anus me daal ta hoon to kya aids ya cancer k chances hai.PLease tell.

MS
General Surgeon, Panipat
You have all chances to have it. I suggest please follow the normal path abnormal ways are not good.
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My mum has suddenly developed a gland in her left breast. Has been hurting since 5-6 days.in between got her checked by an MD, MbbS who advised to get USG sonography for tumour and now IFst to find out if its cancer. Sister says drops of water like coming out of her breast. Can someone please help me what this could be.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Dear, If it is painful it is unlikely cancer and may be infection. If after a course of antibiotics it foes not suppress you should definitely go for Timor analysis. A fine needle aspiration testis advised in that case. If there is any positivity on FNAC then we can go for further management.
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What are the side effects and reasons of lung cancer in human body also tell me the precautions for the same?

MBA (Healthcare), Fellowship in Laparoscopy, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Indore
Main avoidable cause is smoking. Lung cancer may cause cough, blood in sputum after coughing, chest pain etc.
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If ane person have testicular cancer symptoms and he can not share with any one then what should he do?

MD Radiation Oncology, ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist, DM Medical Oncology (Pursuing)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Hello, Testicular cancer particularly in teen age has very good chances of cure. So, don't worry and go ahead with the treatment. If you wish to know the exact treatment, please send me all the reports.
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What are the symptoms of skin cancer. If a person suffer from the skin cancer. How can he will be safe from the skin cancer and what is the limit of the skin cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Skin cancers present as ulceration or growth over skin, pigmentation or mole which starts increasing suddenly, lymph node enlargement or swelling etc. Since skin is external organ most problems are identified easily unless ignored. One of the risk factors is ultraviolet radiation exposure, one should avoid too much exposure and use sunscreen. Black skin people are naturally protected due to pigment melanin in our skin. Limit use of chemicals over skin directly and any ulceration or infection should be promptly treated.
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