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Welcome to OncoWin Cancer Clinic.
An exclusive Cancer Clinic providing one stop solution for cancer diagnosis and comprehensive cancer treatment planning.
OncoWin Cancer Clinic is led by Dr.Rahul S.Kulkarni who is one of the best cancer specialists in Pune and is currently started with a mission of providing best and evidence-based cancer care services in Kothrud and Aundh areas with a vision of expanding services in other areas of Pune in future.

        Oncology is a branch of medicine that has now evolved into a super-specialized field. Management of cancer requires a thorough and systematic approach and comprehensive planning with the integration of multiple specialties right from the beginning. Also, recent advances in treatment in the form of targeted therapies, immunotherapy, advances in oncosurgery techniques and radiation have changed the paradigm of cancer treatment. Hence it is very important that cancer treatment planning is done under the proper guidance of trained Cancer specialists in respective fields as per recent evidence-based guidelines. Optimal and proper sequencing of Chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation with a multidisciplinary approach helps in deriving the best outcomes in cancer patients. Also, each and every cancer patient has to be treated in an individual way with personalized treatment planning.

         Dr. Rahul Kulkarni a dedicated and expert Medical Oncologist who specializes in the field of Cancer diagnosis, chemotherapy and treatment planning,committed to providing the best scientific, evidence-based, affordable and comprehensive personalized cancer treatment plan to the patients. Dr.Rahul Kulkarni strongly believes in offering a transparent and tailored cancer treatment plan which is best suited as per the type and stage of cancer and helps in making well-informed treatment decisions.

         Dr.Rahul Kulkarni is currently working as a consultant Medical Oncologist and Hematooncologist at Sahyadri Group of Hospitals and carries out procedures, Chemotherapy and cancer treatments at all branches of Sahyadri Hospitals, Pune located at Karve Road, Hadapsar, Shastrinagar, Bibwewadi, Kothrud and Surya Hospitals. Apart from being a highly skilled clinician and oncologist, Dr. Rahul Kulkarni is known for his patient-centric and patient-friendly nature. He is also a core researcher and has numerous publications in national and international journals.
          If you are searching for an oncologist in Deccan, Kothrud, Aundh, Baner, pimple Saudagar or anywhere in Pune, then please feel free to connect with us anytime. Explore the website further to know more about Dr.Rahul Kulkarni, services, treatment options and facilities at OncoWin Clinic. You can read health information, patient testimonials, success stories, ask questions, get second opinions, online consultation or book appointments with Dr.Rahul Kulkarni for face to face consultation.
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Dr. Rahul Kulkarni|Medical Oncology|Aundh, Pune

Dr. Rahul Kulkarni

Consultant Medical Oncologist

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Medical Oncology

Qualifications
MBBS,MD General Medicine, DM Medical Oncology, Dip in Geriatric Medicine, ECMO
Practicing Since
2014
Languages
English, Hindi, Marathi

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DIET DURING CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY
We all know that eating healthy food is important when we are well. But it is even more important when someone is receiving cancer treatment. Hence diet during cancer treatmen...

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IMMUNOTHERAPY IN CANCER TREATMENT
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DIET DURING CANCER CHEMOTHERAPY

We all know that eating healthy food is important when we are well. But it is even more important when someone is receiving cancer treatment. Hence diet during cancer treatment is as important as any other components of cancer care. Eating the right kinds of foods during and after treatment can help in improving the response to chemotherapy and also can help to reduce the side effects overall enhancing the cancer treatment outcomes.

Here are some important points which you should know regarding diet and its relation with cancer and cancer treatment:
1) Is there a special diet during cancer treatment?

There are no particular special diet as such during cancer treatment. But some modifications will help to overcome or avoid some side effects and help to sail through treatment efficiently. Remember that cancer cannot be cured by diet alone, and there is insufficient evidence to prove that ‘special’ diets are beneficial. Some of these extreme diets may be harmful and interfere with the success of your treatment so please discuss them with your oncologist before you read and follow non scientific information. It is important  that you eat well and have more energy to tolerate your treatment with fewer side effects and to improve your body’s ability to heal. You need to eat energy generating foods, which help you maintain body weight. You need protein to maintain and renew the body’s tissues. You need vitamins and minerals to help the body assimilate the food you have eaten. You may be adviced some dietary modifications as per your diabetes and kidney/liver status.

2)  What food can be taken during chemotherapy?

 Generally, all proper routine homemade food can be taken during chemotherapy which can include: 
a.     Rice and chapatti/Staple food
b.    Cooked vegetables
c.    Washed and peeled fruits
d .   cereal and pulses (dal) 
e.    Milk and milk products, buttermilk, ghee
f.     Lean meats (poultry, fish), eggs, or nuts
g.    Plenty of Fluids, especially water. 

3)     Should Sugar be completely stopped for cancer patients??

There is no concrete scientific evidence till date to show that sugar increases cancer cell growth. All kinds of cells, including cancer cells, depend on blood sugar (glucose) for energy. But giving more sugar to cancer cells doesn't make them grow faster. Likewise, depriving cancer cells of sugar doesn't make them grow more slowly. In fact complete cutting off sugar in diet may lead to extreme weakness during chemotherapy so refrain from such extreme diets. There is some evidence that consuming large amounts of sugar is associated with weight gain and increase the risk of obesity and diabetes, which may increase the risk of cancer. So you can consume sugar in limits.

4)     What special precautions you need to take while preparing food during cancer treatment?

One of the most important things to be cared about during cancer treatment and chemotherapy is the food hygiene. This is to prevent any unwanted infections.First 7-10 days after chemotherapy are especially important since your immunity may be slightly lower. Please follow these guidelines in mind:

a.    Wash hands thoroughly before food preparation and eating.
b.    Wash fruit and vegetables thoroughly. Peel off fruits properly and check for any rotten parts.  Fruit whose skin is discarded can be consumed - banana, mango, papaya, apple etc. Skin of fruits like grapes has residue of pesticides, which does not wash off completely so better to avoid.
c.     Avoid raw and stale food.
d.    Cook meat/poultry/fish thoroughly.
e.    Avoid excessive spice or oil during preparation.
f.     Use pasteurized/boiled milk only.
g.    If eating away from home, avoid salads and raw/undercooked meats and eggs.
h.    Use boiled clean water for drinking or properly filtered /Aquagaurd water.

5)     What to do if appetite is reduced after chemotherapy?

It is quite common for people to have temporary problems such as nausea and loss of appetite during cancer treatment. Loss of appetite can inturn lead to weight loss during treatment which is not recommended. Here are some tips you may find helpful to stimulate appetite and prevent weight loss:

a.     Eat more frequent, but smaller meals.
b.     Make sure the meal looks appetizing, tempting the patient to eat.
c.     Blended & pureed foods are easier to eat.
d.     Milk shakes with fresh fruit are good options
e.     Dahi/lassi is easier to digest than full milk foods.
f.     
Chop your food into small pieces to make eating easier.
g.    Eat your main meal at whatever time of day suits you. Eat your favourite foods.
h.     Choose foods that do not have strong smell, which could set up nausea. Choose foods, which are quickly and easily digested. Avoid fried or fatty foods.Above all, please speak up about changes have happened in your taste. If you need extra salt, extra masala, extra sugar, ask the family to give it to you provided it suits your diet plan. Hunger prolongs nausea and hence eat small, frequent meals. Once the worst of nausea has passed, try a ginger, weak tea or green tea, soups or mint which can improve your taste and reduce nausea. 

6)     What to do if you have mouth sores?

You may have a sore mouth or difficulty in swallowing food.This may happen particularly during initial few days after chemotherapy. Few simple tips can help you sail through this problem easily:

a.     Try smooth or blended foods, or creamy consistency.
b.    Avoid foods that sting your mouth like acidic fruit (pineapple), or spicy and salty foods.
c.     Avoid rough crunchy foods like hard toast and nuts.
d.    Try drinking through a straw.
e.     Pay special attention to mouth hygiene to prevent infection and tooth decay. Use a gentle mouthwash after meals.

7)     What precautions to take to avoid constipation and diarrhoea?

You may sometimes experience changes in bowel function as a result of your treatment. These are generally short-term, but unpleasant while they last. Make sure you discuss with your oncologist about it first.Some simple tips to tackle constipation and diarrhoea are as follows:

CONSTIPATION:

    a. Drink at least 8 cups/glasses of fluid every day.
   
b. Add extra fibre to your meal like oats or dalia.
   
c. Eat some fruit and cooked vegetables daily. Avoid vegetables which give flatulence and gas. (peas, cucumber, onion)
   
d. Eat slowly, chew your food well. Drink slowly too, avoid swallowing air. 

DIARRHOEA:

    a.     Drink fluids between meals to prevent dehydration. Aim for 8 glasses of fluid a day.
   
b.     Eat small, light and frequent meals.
   
c.     You may find yourself unable to digest milk during treatment.
     d.     
If you have severe diarrhoea, please omit all fruit and vegetables, and eat a low residue diet for a few days. Low residue diet.
     e.     
Avoid pepper, strong curry with spices, and fatty foods.
   
f.      Add foods one at a time. Once you can tolerate them, add the next, and so on but keep eating soft diet at frequent intervals.

Following above simple dietary instructions will help you maintain your well being and nutrition throughout your cancer treatment.

Eat Well.. Stay healthy!!

 

Dr.Rahul S.Kulkarni

MD,DM ( Medical Oncology and Hematooncology)
European certification in Medical Oncology
Consultant Cancer Specialist
Pune

 

 
 

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Mission Cancer Prevention | 8 simple ways to reduce your risk of Cancer!!

What can we do to prevent cancer??? This is one of the commonest questions asked to us by many people and especially relatives of cancer patients. The answer to this question is – Yes!! We can definitely reduce the risk of cancer by following few simple tips.

About 30- 50 % cancers are preventable since they are closely related to our lifestyle. The common cancers which can be prevented include-  
Breast Cancer ,Cervical Cancer,Colon Cancer,Liver cancer,Oral Cancer,skin Cancer

Let us see few simple tips which will help you to reduce your risk of cancer development:

1)     Avoid Tobacco- Consumption of tobacco in any form either smoking or smokeless is the single most important cause of many cancers in India. Smoking has been linked to various types of cancer — including cancer of the lung, mouth, throat, larynx, pancreas, bladder, cervix and kidney. Chewing tobacco has been linked to cancer of the oral cavity and pancreas. Even if you don't use tobacco, exposure to secondhand smoke might increase your risk of lung cancer. Quitting tobacco is the most important step towards cancer prevention. If you need help quitting tobacco, ask your doctor about stop-smoking products and other strategies for quitting.

2)     Eat Healthy diet- a healthy diet can not only keep you fit but also help you to reduce risk of cancers like colon cancers and stomach cancers.

a)     Eat more fruits and vegetables- Fresh fruits are rich in antioxidants and vegetables and fiber rich food helps to reduce risk of cancers.

b)    Limit processed meat- High consumption of processed meat has been shown to increase risk of certain cancers.

c)    Limit /avoid alcohol- Alcohol inself has been shown to be responsible for increasing risk of certain cancers like Liver cancer,

 

3)     Maintain Healthy weight and physical activity- Apart from protecting your heart, a modest amount of exercise can help you to prevent obesity which is shown to be indirectly associated with increased risk of Breast Cancer, endometrial cancer, Colon Cancer, Ovarian cancer. A simple brisk walking for 30 minutes a day is what is recommended. Maintaining ideal body weight will definitely help in long run to reduce risk of many other diseases as well!! 

4)     Get Vaccinated- Some cancers are associated with infections. Getting vaccinated against these infections can indirectly prevent these cancers. 

For eg-
a)     One of the most common cause of Hepatocellular carcinoma is Hepatitis B infection. Hepatitis B vaccine is available and can protect you from acquiring Hepatitis B and thus reduce the risk of HCC.
b)    Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is associated with development of cervical cancer in females as well as head and neck cancers. HPV vaccine is now available for both girls and boys. Please contact your gynaecologist or oncologist for suitable age for vaccination. 

5)     Avoid unnecessary sun exposure- Unnecessary and prolonged exposure to strong sunlight for years is an important risk factor for development of skin cancer. Hence as far as possible avoid unnecessary exposure to strong sunlight and skin tanning. Appropriate use of sunscreens with SPF more than 30 may also help.

6)     Avoid High risk behaviours- Risky and unsafe behaviours like unsafe sexual practices can increase risk of infections like Hepatitis B,HIV, HPV which in long run can increase your risk of cancer. Also sharing needles and unsafe blood transfusions increases risk of transmission of infections. Please stay away from risky behaviours and protect you and your family as well!

7)     Know about your family history- Some cancers like Breast cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Colon Cancer can be sometimes hereditary i.e they can be passed on to next generations or close relatives. It is worthwhile that you are aware of any history of multiple cancers in family or close relatives. In such cases you can discuss with oncologist about possible hereditary cancers and if indicated can get genetic counseling and testing done. In certain hereditary cancers, certain prophylactic medicines or surgeries can prevent development of cancers in future.

8)     Follow cancer screening guidelines- Simple cancer screening tests like self breast examination, mammography, PAP smear can help to diagnose breast and cervical cancers even in precancerous stages and appropriate treatment at earliest stages can prevent development into actual cancers.

Best treatment of cancer is to prevent it !!
Lets spread this awareness and stay away from cancer!!!


--Dr.Rahul S.Kulkarni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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