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Dr. Aruna Mani

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

Locations

Memorial Breast Cancer Center

Pembroke Pines, FL

Address

603 N Flamingo Road, Suite 157, Pembroke Pines, FL
Directions

My office hours

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

Bio

Breast Medical Oncologist at Memorial Breast Cancer Center - South Florida

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine - Oncology

Medical Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

105 Answers
1 Agree
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Maybe ear infection: a primary care doctor or even a walk in clinic nurse or doctor can take a look in your ear with an otoscope to see if you have an ear infection. if y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
You are probably ok: While I would not recommend looking directly at the light of the scanner (or any other intense light source), having already done that 20 times is unl... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Dehydration: Hi, from your description it seems you have lost a lot of fluid from the diarrheal losses and your urine is more concentrated because of it. In the n... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Ignore: Wear cushy shoes with support or use cushioned inserts. Don't sacrifice your feet for fashion.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
How long, other meds: Are you taking any over the counter meds like aspirin, ibuprofen? If so, stop those unless you have a good reason to be on them. If you've had refl... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Why insomnia?: You need to try to understand why you are not sleeping - snoring? worrying? waking up to to noise? pain? difficulty breathing? acid reflux? Once you ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Pregnant?: If your period doesn't come within a week, take a pregnancy test.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Tough one: This is tough because of the activity that you do that involves humidity. If you have a choice of what you can wear, choose more breathable materials... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
You should not: Vomiting food can result in many problems - among them malnutrition, tooth enamel loss (and eventually tooth loss), burning of the esophagus, etc. Yo... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Yes, for some : Yes, in some patients, Taxol (paclitaxel) can cause bone pain. Sometimes it can be the turnover of the bone marrow from the chemo or from growth fact... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 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.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Stage 0 breast ca: DCIS is a stage 0 breast cancer. A lumpectomy is only comparable to a mastectomy when the lumpectomy is followed by radiation. Otherwise the risk of... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 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
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Ignore: Palliative Care does not = hospice. It is an area of medicine focused on symptom control.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Probably nothing : Most breasts are asymmetric. Unless one seems to be enlarging or changing shape, it is unlikely indicative of a problem.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Sorry you're waiting: I'm sorry you have been waiting for so long but I think it because no one understands the question. Perhaps if you clarify you will get a useful answ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Yes: Mammograms are usually done in an upright position. Even people who cannot stand and who need to be seated (such as in a wheelchair) can have them do... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Vitamins: If your doctor is okay with it, you can take vitamins for hair/skin/nails which contain biotin and silica generally. There are also some topical spra... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
No: While some breast cancers may be found to be hereditary, there is no research nor evidence to support the question you have posed.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 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
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 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.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Malignant ascites: Unfortunately the only way to get malignant ascites under control is to control the underlying cancer, depending on the cancer either IV and/or intrap... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Maybe : If this second lump has been diagnosed as cancer, you would need to discuss with your surgeon and radiation oncologist whether you are a candidate 6 y... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Late childbirth : Having children late is one of the risk factors for breast cancer, but not age of marriage itself.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Yes: Check http://hodgkins-lymphoma.supportgroups.com/ though you may want to ask the social worker wherever you get your Oncology care. Good luck!
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
The general concept: The general concept behind angiogenesis promoting cancer metastasis growth is that cancer cells / tumors use more nutrients and therefore need more bl... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Avoid sun : Other than avoiding sunlight there is probably nothing you should be doing. Consult with a dermatologist to learn about safety data of lightening pro... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Probably a seroma: What you are describing is probably a seroma - a pocket of fluid in the space where the tissue used to be prior to tumor removal. Sometimes the tiss... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Depends on the chemo: Most chemotherapies unfortunately cause hair loss but there are a few that don't, so it really depends on which drug you are asking about.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Not typically : It is typically a very fast drawing out of fluid with a needle, and most patients do not find it uncomfortable enough to warrant any sort of pre-medic... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Need to see GYN asap: It is very concerning that you are bleeding and you may be correct in your worry about a miscarriage. There are other possibilities but you need to b... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Perhaps partially: While anemia can cause some level of tachycardia (fast heart beat), 180 is very rapid, and i would suggest further evaluation by a cardiologist if you... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Who knows : There are some studies looking at trastuzumab generic vs brand, but ongoing. Unfortunately it won't be easy to figure out which generics are the clos... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Needs workup: Try to make an appointment with your primary care doctor or GI doctor but in the meantime, write down if there are particular drinks, foods, or medica... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
It can be confusing: I'm guessing your biopsy was benign, the previous radiologist was satisfied by this, but the one reading your most recent film disagrees. In young wo... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Healthy weight gain: If you think you are underweight for your eating patterns you may want to see a doctor to be checked for conditions that could keep your weight low, l... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
More details?: The location and severity of post op pain varies depending on the type of surgery (for example lumpectomy vs mastectomy, lymph node removal or not, re... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Imbalanced: You will lack essential nutrients. There is nothing wrong with a heavily plant based diet, but you need to have a good idea of where to get all of yo... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Possibly: While stable calcifications over time (ie years) on a mammogram are less likely to be due to cancer, any changing calcifications are likely to come wi... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
You need some tests: You need to have some blood work with your pediatrician to see if you have a bleeding tendency. Many times this can be inherited, though sometimes n... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Mani
Internal Medicine - Oncology 20 years experience
Other symptoms?: Any weight loss? Any swollen lymph nodes/glands? Do you think you might be going into menopause?

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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

Awards

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