Dr. Aruna Mani

Internal Medicine - Oncology
Pembroke Pines, FL
21 years experience female

Locations

Memorial Breast Cancer Center

Pembroke Pines, FL

Address

603 N Flamingo Road, Suite 157, Pembroke Pines, FL
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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About

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Breast Medical Oncologist at Memorial Breast Cancer Center - South Florida

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Oncology

Medical Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

105 Answers
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A member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Floating stool?: Hi, did it look like fluorescent floating fat? When you no longer have a gallbladder you may not be able to absorb fats properly and what you are des... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Are these new?: If these are changes in your skin tone and unrelated to avoidance of the sun, you should at least have a simple blood test to see if you are anemic. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Possibly: There is a fair amount of research on overcooking of meat and correlation with cancer, in particular colon cancer. You can search for such articles o... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
You need an exam: If it is a new finding along your rib, you need a plain xray to start with.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
More detail please: did the ultrasound mention whether the lymph node looked normal (other than the size)? usually a biopsy is in order for a lymph node this large. you... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Why are you on it?: If taking it for bone density, alternatives are a bisphosphonate (Fosamax, Boniva, (ibandronate) Actonel, etc), Miacalcin nasal spray, or a RANK-ligan... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Not typically : The wait time from check in at a radiology department to actually doing the procedure may take that long, but the actual biopsy should take minutes. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
No: It is normal for most people to have breast asymmetry. As long as one is not changing/enlarging while the other stays the same, it should not be an i... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Many ways: Listening to your friend's fears is one of the most important things you can do. Then you can ask how you can help - going to doctor visits with her/... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Unfortunately yes: Sorry to read this. I assume you will have some sort of tissue diagnosis soon, either with a CT-guided biopsy of a liver lesion or through a colonos... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Either is possible: Definitely take a pregnancy test, but it is not impossible to start menopause at 56.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Ignore: In 1 lung cancer study, patients who saw both an Oncologist and Palliative specialist lived longer.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes when chemotherapy or estrogen-blockers are given prior to surgery, it completely eradicates the tumor in the breast. However the only way t... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
No further treatment: If you had a bilateral mastectomy for DCIS, no further treatment is necessary. If you have a lumpectomy you will need radiation afterwards and 5 year... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Many ways: Very commonly organ failure will be a big clue - marrow failure, liver failure, respiratory failure, etcetera. Prior to any of these things setting i... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Yes: While I'm not clear on why you would want to do this, both of these things should be safe.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
No proof: While there is no proof that avoiding those things will decrease cancer risk, there is no data to suggest otherwise either. (Basically no great studi... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
You can treat the BP: There should be no reason, even with your history, that you can't receive the same treatment for hypertension that anyone without breast cancer can. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
It could : Fibrocystic breast disease, depending on the extent, can cause some swelling of the breasts, particularly in cycles with menstruation - during those t... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Not long: If you are vigorous prior to having your lumpectomy, the recovery (assuming you have a sentinel lymph node biopsy and not a full axillary dissection w... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Overdoing it?: 90 minutes at a time is a lot, plus the preparation time before and after. You may want to cut back to 45-60 minutes and then it will be easier to in... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Many ways. : What a nice question! Other than monetary donations you can help by volunteering time, skills, blood, etc. There are many websites but perhaps look... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Depends on the cause: Has her doctor found the cause of her cough? The approach to how to manage a cough depends on the reason for the cough. For example if it is acid re... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Not the same thing: Tumor grade is on a scale of 1-3, based on the pathologist's opinion of how aggressive a section of tumor appears under the microscope. Tumor stage i... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Mass on imaging?: Generally whatever imaging technology was used to see the mass is the technology that will be used to do the biopsy. If you have a mass on self exam ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Yes: It will likely be part of how you are monitored over time.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
It could : Fibrocystic breast disease, depending on the extent, can cause some swelling of the breasts, particularly in cycles with menstruation - during those t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Within 30 days : Ideally if your wounds have healed adequately, within 30 days is supported as the ideal timeframe for chemo to be the most effective.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Bone density test: It depends on why you are taking it. A baseline bone density test would be a good idea if you were postmenopausal or had some other reason for bone l... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Only one is growing?: If only one breast is enlarging, particularly quickly, you need to see your GYN or PCP as soon as possible. If you are overdue for your mammogram, th... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Very soon: You should check with the anesthesiologist how long the anesthetic drugs should take to clear out of your body but you should probably be able to brea... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
No: According to nci seer data, the risk of breast cancer for american women from age 30-39 is 1 in 227. The risk in the 20s is lower than that. Here is... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Soon: I am not certain from your question if you have any history of disease in the lymph nodes, but any lymph node swelling that lasts more than a few days... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
That's okay: If you still had your uterus you would be menstruating monthly, you are still ovulating so it's okay that you have these monthly symptoms.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Ignore: Palliative Care does not = hospice. It is an area of medicine focused on symptom control.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Fat malabsorption: It sounds as though you are not digesting fats properly. Try a low fat diet and if continues try to see your primary doctor or a gastroenterologist.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Late childbirth : Having children late is one of the risk factors for breast cancer, but not age of marriage itself.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Only one is hard?: If only one breast is hard, you need to have this evaluated right away for the possibility of breast cancer. There are other possibilities but that i... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Exam and mammogram: Hello, if you have a new breast lump, it needs to be evaluated by your primary doctor and you may need a mammogram or ultrasound for evaluation. If i... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
See your doctor: If you were my patient I'd order a CT scan of your brain. But you'll need to see a doctor to have that or other testing ordered. Please don't ignore... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Maybe : For some women, during menstruation or pregnancy, the breasts can engorge quickly. In the absence of this, better to see your doctor - PCP or GYN.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Possibly: You would need to work with a plastic surgeon and really discuss what implant size is realistic for your body shape and size. If you choose an implan... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Probably nothing : Most breasts are asymmetric. Unless one seems to be enlarging or changing shape, it is unlikely indicative of a problem.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Ignore: Wear cushy shoes with support or use cushioned inserts. Don't sacrifice your feet for fashion.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Not exactly: An Oncologist will not generally recommend port removal when someone has final stages of cancer because the assumption is that that person will be on ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Tough : There is no test that you can take that tells you definitively if you are going to develop cancer at some point, and if so what type. As for genetic ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Tough : It may be unavoidable to crave unhealthy foods, but as much as possible try to only keep healthier options in your home so it will be less likely you ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Probably: Since breasts are primarily fat, until you have sufficient body fat for them to fill out, they are likely to be smaller than they normally would. If ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Very good treatments: If you have KS, although there are specific medications for it, typically treating the underlying disease (AIDS) with take care of the KS. If you hav... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 21 years experience
Not always: Inflammatory breast cancer is a "clinical diagnosis", meaning it is diagnosed based on the appearance of the breast - classically warm, red, with skin... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Thank you for your input. I am seeing him tommorrow because after fluid drained there is still a large very hard knot. #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mani is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mani is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much! I have an appoinment with neurologist this week.
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Thank you very much. I see my PCP tomorrow and my oncologist in a week.
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

CLEVELAND CLINIC HOSPITAL
Completed 2005

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