Dr. Kapil Kumar

   Fortis La Femme, Greater Kailash II , New Delhi, India

  30 Years of experience

   64 USD for Video Consultation

BIOGRAPHY

Condition Treated by Dr. Kapil Kumar

Listed below are some of the conditions that surgical neurologist Kapil Kumar treats:

  • Skin Cancer
  • Ependymomas
  • Colorectal or Colon Cancer
  • Oligodendrogliomas
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Mixed Gliomas
  • Oral or Mouth Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Meningiomas
  • Brain Cancers- Astrocytoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer

Most women affected with breast cancer undergo some types of surgery as part of treatment. There are various types of breast surgery. This might be performed for different reasons. Surgery may be done to remove cancer through mastectomy. The surgery is also performed to know if cancer has spread to body parts and to restore the breast’s shape.

Signs and Symptoms treated by Dr. Kapil Kumar

There are around 200 different types of cancer and all these can cause different symptoms. The symptoms are often linked to some cancer types. The signs could also be general, including weight loss, fatigue, and unexplained pain. Some of the signs and symptoms of different types of cancer are as follows:

  • Losing weight without trying
  • Shortness of breath
  • Bone pain
  • Chest pain
  • Coughing up blood, even a small amount
  • Hoarseness
  • A new cough that doesn't go away
  • Headache

Operating hours of Dr. Kapil Kumar

Dr Kapil Kumar is available for consultation from 11 am to 6 pm (Monday to Saturday). The doctor’s clinic is closed on Sunday.

Procedures performed by Dr. Kapil Kumar

Dr Kapil Kumar performs a wide variety of procedures for cancer treatment. Some of these are

  • Mastectomy
  • Lung Cancer Treatment
  • Stomach Cancer Treatment
  • Breast Cancer Treatment

The doctor has rich experience in performing complex cases with accuracy. The surgeon has performed a large number of procedures with a high success rate and adheres to medical protocols to ensure patient safety and speedy recovery. The specialist is proficient in using the latest techniques to perform the procedures and ensures that the patient has a speedy recovery. A surgical oncologist performs cancer surgery in two ways: minimally invasive surgery and open surgery. Minimally invasive surgery uses techniques that focus on minimizing the trauma of traditional surgery. Some of the minimally invasive techniques are cryosurgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopy, cryosurgery, and laser surgery. In open surgery, surgeons make a single large cut to remove the tumor and some healthy tissues.

Past Experience

  • Director- BLKCC & HOD- Surgical Oncology at BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi
  • Senior Consultant - Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Inst. & Research Centre, Rohini, Delhi
  • Consultant - Oswal Cancer Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab
  • Senior Consultant - Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre, New Delhi
  • Honorary Senior Consultant - Dharamshila Cancer Hospital, New Delhi

Qualifications

  • MBBS
  • MS
  • FICS
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CERTIFICATIONS (2)
  • Training in Laparoscopic Surgery- Korea
  • Training in HIPEC - Holland
MEMBERSHIPS (3)
  • Life Member, Indian Society of Oncology (I.S.O.)
  • International Society of Diseases of Esophagus (I.S.D.E.)
  • Life Member, Delhi Medical Association (D.M.A.)
RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (7)
  • Peritoneal Echinococcus Multi Loculari's Infection: CT appearance
  • Surgical Oncology in the third millennium: Why Sacrifice more when less will do.
  • Changing concepts in Breast Cancer .
  • MRI- guided biopsy- Our preliminary experience.
  • Kras Gene Mutation and RASSF1A, FHIT & MGMT Gene Promoter Hypermethylation Indicators of Tumor Staging and Metastasis in Adenocarcinomatous Sporadic Colorectal Cancer in Indian Population.
  • P16(INK4a) promoter methylation and expression in sporadic breast cancer.
  • MGMT & RASSF1A Gene promoter hypermethylation in sporadic colorectal cancer in Indian population.
Procedures
Breast Cancer Treatment

The recent advances made in breast cancer treatment have revolutionized the way how women from this rare disorder are diagnosed and suggested a personalized treatment plan. These advances have made it easier for the doctors to arrive at a treatment plan, which is most suitable for the patient as per their individual characteristics and needs.

Different breast cancer treatment options help destruct complex mixture of cancer cells, which are otherwise difficult to treat using conventional breast cancer treatment. The treatment is started by the doctors handling the case as soon as the breast cancer diagnosis is confirmed.

Before the article delves into the different breast cancer treatment options, lets first take a look at how breast cancer develops and what are its symptoms and diagnosis methods.

Breast cancer: What do the statistics say?

Breast cancer primarily affects females aged above 40. However, that does not mean that it does not affect women aged below 40. Breast cancer can also affect males, although rarely.

Breast cancer starts in the cells of either one or both the breasts. It accounts for more than 16 percent of female cancer and contributes to 18.2 percent of all deaths that take place around the world because of cancer.

In the US alone, breast cancer affects more than 232,000 females and 2,200 males each year. It leads to death of more than 39,000 breast cancer patients in a year.

Breast Cancer Symptoms

The symptoms of breast cancer can be easily identified at home through breast self-examination. You should consult your physician on how to conduct this exam at home.

The most common breast cancer symptoms include:

  • Change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Lump in the breast
  • Swelling in armpit
  • Change in colour and shape of the nipples
  • Rash, redness or pitting on the breast skink
  • Pain in the breast or armpits
  • Abnormal discharge from the nipples

In case of more aggressive breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer, severe redness and itching may be present.

The patients are advised to contact their physician as soon as they notice any of the symptoms of breast cancer. The physician is the best person to diagnose whether it is normal or inflammatory best cancer, and accordingly, suggest treatment for breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Causes

The exact reason that causes breast cancer is unclear, despite the fact that every eighth woman suffers from it. However, there are several factors that have been associated with the development of breast cancer. Some of the breast cancer risk factors include:

  • Prolonged use of birth control pills
  • Obesity
  • Use of hormone replacement therapy
  • High breast density
  • Alcohol addiction
  • No history of pregnancy
  • Pregnancy after 35
  • Exposure to radiation

The risk of breast cancer naturally increases as women age. The risk is also higher in women who have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, possess BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes or who have had their periods before the age of 12.

Lung Cancer Treatment

Lung cancer is an uncontrolled growth of cells that start off in the lungs. Usually, lung cancer starts in the cells that line the air passages. Instead of developing into healthy lung tissue, the cells divide rapidly and form tumours.

Lung cancer can grow and spread beyond the lung to reach other parts of the body through metastasis. Lung cancers can begin in any part of the lung, but 90 percent of lung cancers begin in the epithelial cells, which are the cells lining the larger and smaller airways also known as bronchi and bronchioles.

This is the reason why lung cancers are sometimes called bronchogenic cancers or bronchogenic carcinomas. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world, among both men and women. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide.

Lung Cancer: Causes and Risk Factors

Long-term smoking is the main cause of lung cancer. After smoking, genetic factors and exposure to radon gas, asbestos, second-hand smoke or other forms of air pollution can also increase the risk of lung cancer.

Types of Lung Cancer

There are two major types of lung cancers, based on the appearance of lung cancer cells under the microscope:

  • Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): It is an umbrella term for several types of lung cancers that behave in a similar way, such as squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and large cell carcinoma.
  • Small cell lung cancer (SCLC): This type of lung cancer occurs mostly in heavy smokers and it is less common than non-small cell lung cancer. 

Lung Cancer Stages

It is necessary to determine the stage of lung cancer by finding out how far cancer has spread, before initiating treatment of lung cancer.
The following are the four lung cancer stages of NSCLC:

  • Stage 1 lung cancer: Cancer is restricted to the lung
  • Stage 2 lung cancer: Cancer has spread to the nearby lymph nodes
  • Stage 3 lung cancer: (3a) Cancer is in the lung and the lymph nodes located on the same side  (3b) Cancer is in the lung and has spread to lymph nodes on the opposite side
  • Stage 4 lung cancer: Cancer has spread to both the lungs and other organs and surrounding tissues

The following are the two lung cancer stages of SCLC:

  • Limited stage: Cancer is present in just one lung and lymph nodes on the same side of cancer.
  • Extensive stage: Cancer has spread throughout the lung or both the lungs, to the lymph nodes on the opposite side, to the bone marrow, and to the distant organs.

After the determination of stage, treatment of lung cancer starts with choosing the best suitable option for the patient. However, there is usually no single treatment for lung cancer. So the patient often receives a combination of therapies and palliative care. 

Lung Cancer Symptoms

Lung cancer symptoms may vary, depending upon where and how widespread the tumour is. A person with lung cancer may have following lung cancer symptoms:

  • A persistent or chronic coughing
  • Pain in chest, shoulder or back
  • Difficulty in breathing and shortness of breath
  • Hoarseness or change of voice
  • Chronic bronchitis, pneumonia or respiratory infections
  • Blood in the sputum and cough


Stage 3 lung cancer symptoms include the following:

  • Wheezing
  • General pain in the chest or when breathing
  • Persistent cough with or without blood
  • Altered voice
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unplanned weight loss
  • Fever, headache, weakness, and bone pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
Mastectomy

Mastectomy refers to the partial or complete surgical removal of one or both the breasts. This surgery is most often indicated for breast cancer.

A lump in the breast or armpits is one of the earliest signs of breast cancer. It can cause a change in the shape, size, or color of the breast or nipple. Nipple tenderness, inward folding of the nipple, discharge from the nipple, and orange peel appearance of the skin of the breast are the other signs of breast cancer. Patients who observe any of the above-mentioned signs must see their physician immediately.

Who are advised to undergo breast cancer mastectomy?

Your physician may recommend you to undergo a partial or full mastectomy in the following conditions:

  • If you have a massive malignant tumor in the breast or invasive ductal carcinoma
  • If you have had a recurrent breast cancer after initial lumpectomy
  • If you are pregnant and have been diagnosed with breast cancer and radiation therapy is contraindicated
  • If you have a medical history of scleroderma and have been diagnosed with breast cancer
  • If you are diagnosed with breast cancer and have a lump in the armpits

Additionally, if you have a family history of breast cancer or deleterious mutation of BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes, you are advised preventive mastectomy.

Stomach Cancer Treatment

Stomach cancer, also known as gastric cancer, is the fifth most common cancer worldwide. This disease is a result of the growth of cancerous and malignant cells in the inner lining of the stomach.

Stomach cancer does not grow overnight as this disease usually grows slowly over many years. Some pre-cancerous changes take place before true cancer actually develops. But these early changes rarely result in any symptoms and therefore, often go undetected in the early stage when it is most easy to treat it.

Gastric cancer can grow through the wall of the stomach and invade nearby organs. It can easily spread to the lymph vessels and lymph nodes. In an advanced stage, it can travel through the bloodstream and spread or metastasize to organs such as the liver, lungs, and bones. Usually, people diagnosed with stomach cancer have either experienced metastasis already or eventually develop it.

Types of Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer should not be confused with other cancers in the abdomen or esophageal cancer. Some other cancer can also occur in the abdomen, including cancer of the large and small intestine, liver or pancreas. These cancers may have different symptoms, outlook, and options for treatment.

Some of the common types of gastric cancer include:

  • Adenocarcinoma: It is the most common form of stomach cancer and about 90 to 95 percent of stomach cancers are This form of cancer develops from the cells that form the innermost lining (mucosa) of the stomach.
  • Lymphoma: This is a rare form of stomach cancer and only about four percent of stomach cancers are lymphomas. These are cancers of the immune system tissue, sometimes found in the wall of the stomach.
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST): It is a rare kind of tumor that starts in very early forms of cells in the wall of the stomach calledinterstitial cells of Cajal. GISTs can be found anywhere in the digestive tract.
  • Carcinoid tumour: It is also a rare form of stomach cancer and about three percent of stomach cancers are carcinoid tumors. Carcinoid tumors start in cells of the stomach that produced hormones.

Some other types of stomach cancers include squamous and small cell carcinoma and leiomyosarcoma. These cancers are very rare.

Stomach Cancer Causes

There is no single, definite cause behind stomach cancer. However, several stomach cancer risk factors have been identified that could potentially lead to the formation to a tumor in the stomach. Some of these stomach cancer causes or risk factors include:

  • Inflammation of the gut called gastritis
  • Infection with common bacteria called Helicobacter pylori
  • Long-lasting anaemia
  • Growth in stomach called polyps
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Excessive consumption of smoked, pickled or salty foods
  • A-type blood group
  • Epstein-Barr virus infection
  • Certain genes (family history of disease)

Stomach Cancer Symptoms

There can be several early stomach cancer symptoms. However, the signs of stomach cancer could be present because of some other underlying condition as well. Unfortunately, this is the main reason why it is difficult to make stomach cancer diagnosis at an early stage.

Some of the early stomach cancer symptoms may include:

  • Heartburn
  • Regular indigestion
  • Slight nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Frequent burping
  • Feeling bloated

But just experiencing indigestion or heartburn after a meal does not really mean that you have cancer. Although, if you experience these symptoms a lot, talk to your doctor, who can decide whether to conduct further tests or not.

As advanced gastric cancer grow, you may experience more serious signs of stomach cancer, including the following:

  • Frequent stomach ache or pain in the sternum
  • Frequent heartburns
  • Vomiting containing blood
  • Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)
  • Loss of appetite, accompanied by sudden weight loss
  • Blood in stools
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Yellowish eyes or skin
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FAQ's Related to Surgical Oncologist
What does a surgical oncologist do?

Surgical oncologists are specialists who have received training in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer through surgery. A surgical oncologist performs procedures like biopsy and surgery to remove cancerous tissues. Surgical oncologists can also perform surgeries to determine the areas cancer has spread. In some circumstances, surgical oncologists might also perform preventive surgery. In some cases, you may have surgery and get additional treatments like chemotherapy or radiation. In such cases, surgical oncologists are an important part of the patient’s cancer care team.

What are the tests required before and during consultation by a surgical oncologist?

A surgical oncologist can suggest or perform a variety of diagnostic tests including:

  • Biopsy
  • Imaging Tests
  • Cancer Screening
  • Laboratory Tests
  • Physical Exam

A biopsy is the most common procedure to diagnose most types of cancer. While other tests can only suggest if cancer is present, a biopsy can make an accurate diagnosis. During this process, the doctor removes a very small amount of tissues to observe under a microscope.

When should you go to see a surgical oncologist?

Your primary doctor will refer you to a surgical oncologist when he finds your symptoms similar to that of cancer. The surgical oncologist will tell you to get some tests done to diagnose cancer. If cancer is diagnosed, the doctor will design your treatment plan which will include some surgical procedures. An individual needs to consult a surgical oncologist in case of below situations:

  1. Unusual cancer like head or neck cancer.
  2. Complex cancer can spread to multiple body parts.
  3. Cancer recurrence
  4. Cancer that is difficult to treat
  5. For in-depth evaluation and treatment plan
  6. You want a second opinion about cancer diagnosis
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