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Dr. Ashok Rao

General Surgeon, Bangalore

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Dr. Ashok Rao is a renowned General Surgeon in Banashankari, Bangalore. You can visit him at Vinayaka hospital in Banashankari, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Ashok Rao on Lybrate.com.

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Breast Cancer - Know More to Say 'No' More!

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Cancer is the abnormal, uncontrolled growth of cells in a particular body part. With continued growth, pieces of this tissue travel through the blood to different body parts and continue to grow in the new area. This is known as metastases. Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and affects about 1 in 8 women in the USA. Read on to know more details of breast cancer breast anatomy, causes, symptoms, risk factors, detection, prevention, and of course treatment.

Anatomy: The main function of the breast is lactation through its milk-producing tissue that are connected to the nipple by narrow ducts. In addition, there is surrounding connective tissue, fibrous material, fat, nerves, blood vessels and lymphatic channels which complete the structure. This is essential to know as most breast cancers develop as small calcifications (hardened particles) in the ducts or as small lumps in the breast tissue which then continues to grow into cancer. The spread can happen through lymphatic or blood flow to other organs.

Warning signs/symptoms: The following are some symptoms that need to be watched out for if you have a predisposition to breast cancer.

A lump in either of the breasts or armpits
Change in size, shape, or contour of either breast
Redness of your breast or nipple
Discharge of clear or bloody fluid
Thickening of breast tissue or skin that lasts through a period
Altered look or feel of the skin on the breast or the nipple (dimpled, inflamed, scaly, or puckered)
One area on the breast that looks very different from the other areas
Hardened area under the breast skin

Either one or a combination of these should be an indication to get a detailed checkup done. Early diagnosis results in controlling the disease with minimal treatment and reduced complications.

Causes and risk factors: The exact cause for breast cancer is yet to be pinned down. However, risk factors are clearly identified, and women with risk factors need to watch out for warning signs.

Family history: Of all the risk factors, the family history is the most important. Breast cancer runs in families, and if there is a first-degree relative with the breast cancer, the chances of developing it are almost double. Two genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the carriers of the disease, and this testing can be done in women to identify if they are at risk.
Family history of other cancers: Even if there is no breast cancer, if there are other cancers that run in the family, watch out.
Age: Women over 50 are at higher risk of developing breast cancer.
Race: Caucasian and Jewish women are at higher risk of breast cancer than African-American women.
Hormones: Greater exposure to the female hormone estrogen increases the chances of developing breast cancer. Women who use birth control pills for contraception and hormone replacement after menopause are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer.
Gynecologic milestones: Women who have abnormal menstrual milestones need to watch out. These include those who attain menarche before 12 years of age, get pregnant after 30, attain menopause after 55, and have menstrual cycles shorter than 26 days or longer than 29 days.
Obesity and alcohol abuse are also likely to increase a woman s chances of developing breast cancer.

Stages: Starting from stage 0, higher stages indicate advanced disease.

Stage 0: The growth which has begun in the milk-producing tissue or the ducts has remained there (in situ) and not spread to any other area, including the rest of the breast.
Stage I: The tissue slowly becomes invasive and has begun to affect the surrounding healthy tissue. It could have spread to the fatty breast tissue and some breast tissue may be found in the nearby lymph nodes.
Stage II: The cancer at this stage grows considerably or spreads to other parts. There are chances that cancer may grow and also spread.
Stage III: It may have spread to the bones or other organs but small amounts are present in up to 9 to 10 of the lymph nodes in the armpits and collar bones which makes it is difficult to fight.
Stage IV: The cancer is widespread to far-flung areas like the liver, lungs, bones, and even the brain.

Screening: This is one of the most effective ways to identify the disease in its early stages. This will help in controlling cancer from spreading with minimal treatment.

Self-examination: A thorough self-examination to look for changes in terms of shape, size, colour, contour, and firmness should be learned by all women. Watch for any discharge, sores, rashes, or swelling in the breasts, surrounding skin, and nipple. Examine them while standing and when lying down.
In most women, annual screening mammograms are advised after the age of 40. However, in women who have a strong family history or genetic makeup, it is advisable to have screening mammograms starting at age 20 every 3 years and then annually from the age of 40.
Women in high-risk categories should have screening mammograms every year and typically start at an earlier age.
Ultrasound screening can also be given in addition to mammograms.
Breast MRI is another way to screen for breast cancer if the risk is greater.

Breast Cancer Prevention: Now that there is so much awareness about causes and risk factors, there are definitely ways to prevent or delay the onset of the disease.

Exercise and a healthy diet with reduced amount of alcohol are definitely effective in minimising the chances of developing cancer.
Tamoxifen is used in women who are at high risk for breast cancer.
Evista (raloxifene) which is used to treat osteoporosis after menopause. It is also widely used in preventing breast cancer.
In high-risk women, breasts are surgically removed to prevent the development of cancer (preventive mastectomy).

Treatment: As with all cancers, treatment would depend on the stage at which it is identified and include a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. As noted earlier, if you are at risk, look out for warning signs as early diagnosis is the key to maximum recovery.
Breast Cancer - Know More to Say 'No' More!

I am suffering from white heads. What kind of suggestions I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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Homoeopathic treatment glow care cream (lords) apply during daytime glowcare drops (lords) 20 drops in 1 spoon water 3 timess daily report after 2 months take nutritious diet 6-8 glass water daily 2 glass milk daily.

My face getting red day by day and what should I do? Please suggest a suggestion.

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Homeopath
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My face getting red day by day and what should I do? Please suggest a suggestion.
Take sulphur 200, 3 drops as a single dose. Please tell more symptoms and send a photo for a better diagnosis and treatment.

How to make a fair skin? is it possible if yes then how.?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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Homoeopathic treatment whitening cream (biovalley) apply in circular fashion in morning nd at night whitening soap (biovalley) wassh face with this face wash before applying whitening cream suncare cream (bakson) apply 30 minutes before going outsside nd again reapply after 3-4 hrss after washing with whitening soap papaya pack (bakson) daily apply on face directly in evening when you think you r not going outsside now nd wash face after it is dry. Ferrum sip syrup (sbl) 2 spoons twice daily diet daily cucumber in salad 1 apple /200 gm papaya/500 gm watermelon daily consume lots of water daily 2 glass milk daily.

From past 6-7 months my skin is becoming black and I really don't understand the reason behind, I don't expose my skin to the sun and I drink good amount of water too. please suggest me.

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Homeopath
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From past 6-7 months my skin is becoming black and I really don't understand the reason behind, I don't expose my ski...
Hi, Glow is something which comes from within, so “Be happy and make others happy!” Follow this in your life and you will see the difference as natural glow comes from within! Management: Include healthy, nutritious food, doing daily yoga or some kind of exercises. All these automatically reflects glow on your face. Yes, the colour which is inherited from your parents/ ancestors, cannot be changed, but you can try to get glow on your face! Daily Regime: Apart from these, you do follow CTMP, i.e. Cleansing, toning, moisturising and protection (apply liberally sunscreen with SPF-30 – a thick layer of Bakson's Suncare cream may be, 20-30 minutes before going out daily and repeat it's application after every 3-4 hrs.) after washing your face daily; use the products as per your skin type. This will change the skin texture and skin tone. In case you do have tanning, apply honey with a dash of lime on your face. Eat right and healthy that too on time, relieve your stress/ tensions, sleep well, stop smoking, as this restricts blood flow to your face and leaves you with a greyish complexion. Lead a healthy lifestyle! Apart from this, avoid anger, anxiety, fear which increases stress hormone in the body and subsequently makes your complexion darker! (Hormonal imbalances also plays a major role). If the dull and dark skin tone is due to any underlying ailment or diseases, need to look into the matter. Diet: -Increase your Vitamin C intake (lemon, orange,gooseberry, etc.Fruits/juices, strawberries, sweet peppers, tomatoes, can notaloupe, and green peas). - Eat more Vitamin A (nonfat milk, oysters, and egg yolks, carrots, watermelon, papaya, tomatoes, or other dark colored produce. If you feel your skin is weak or not tight enough, that usually suggests a lack of Vitamin A. Medicine: Use homoeopathic cream - Medicynth's Whitch Hazel or Bakson’s Fairness cream daily at night. Home remedies: Apply fresh-squeezed lemon juice to your entire face and neck. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water. After this, rub cucumber slices on your skin to soften and moisturize it. Do this 2-3 times a day. Another option is squeeze the juice of one-half lemon and mix one to two tablespoons of raw honey in it. Apply it on your face, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off. Make a paste of 'Kasturi Manjal' (wild turmeric) with rose petals, saffron and raw milk which is very effective.

I had tan on my face how can I remove?

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
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I had tan on my face how can I remove?
You have to take lat. Folium 1m / 5 drops in little water once in week for one month. Dow. Mobilinum 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one month.

I am getting rashes on my stomach and hands, I am using dettol liquid in bath water and some antifungal soap but they don't gone, please help me.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
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I am getting rashes on my stomach and hands, I am using dettol liquid in bath water and some antifungal soap but they...
Medicine german reckeweg heper sulph 200, single dose (4-5 drops in mouth) morning. Buy medicine from good homoeopathic shop. Food mixed fruit juice daily evening. Please continue treatment.

I want to increase my colour naturally with using medicines of ayurveda so suggest me in ayurveda to increase my skin tone. I will be very thankful to you all.

BSc
Ayurveda
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I want to increase my colour naturally with using medicines of ayurveda so suggest me in ayurveda to increase my skin...
Bath with neem soap. Take green vegitabales vitamines protein minirales. Avoid acidic, solat, too oily end ghee prepretions, all types of fast end modren food higly spacy, stop or avoid. You take simpal veg food with salad both times. Apply body oil to get good complexion (all products mfg. By sri sri ayurveda company)

I had a very small spots where I am scratching the body . I was getting scratching all over the body more . So please help me how to secure.

MD - MD- Skin & VD, MBBS
Dermatologist
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I had a very small spots where I am scratching the body . I was getting scratching all over the body more . So please...
Urticaria is a common problem. It is a skin allergy that appears in form of bumps /hives/rashes etc. They can be itchy/painful. Take teczine tablet. Dip some camphor in coconut oil for some time and apply the oil. This should give you relief.

Hello Doctor Good Morning My Problem Dark Spots What Dark Spots Cream Using My Face Help Please.

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Ayurveda
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Hello Doctor Good Morning My Problem Dark Spots What Dark Spots Cream Using My Face Help Please.
Follow these best tips to lightens and remove the dark spots- 1. Take fuller, s earth (multani mitti) and sandalwood powder (chandan powder) mixed in same quantity mixed in water and apply on the mark in night and wash it after 1 hour. It will slowly removes the spots. 2. Take a piece of aloe vera. Apply gel of leaves on spots daily. Wash it after 15 minutes. 3. Crush one tomato and apply the paste on spots. It will remove the spots definitly. 4. Soak cotton gauze in rose water and clean the dark spots 2-3 times daily. 5. Take carotene rich vegetable suchas carrots, beetroot and fruits- mango, pineapple, strawberry regularly. 6. Avoid use of any cosmetic products. 7. Avoid continous long hours exposure of sunlight.

I am a 24 years old female , my skin around the lips is dark . I apply sunscreen every time I go out , but there is no improvement. Please advice.

MD - MD- Skin & VD, MBBS
Dermatologist
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I am a 24 years old female , my skin around the lips is dark . I apply sunscreen every time I go out , but there is n...
Sun screen does not show improvement, it will only save you from further sun tan. It is pigmentation, you will need to de tan the area. You may use yogurt to do so. Apply and let dry for 15 minutes everyday. Continue using sunscreen. Try to cover the pigmented area outdoors. Take vitamin c rich foods. It will take some time to improve the condition. Go for laser treatment for faster results.

The skin of my nose iss oily and pigmented smwhat darker shade den the other skin. Is it pigmentation? How can I get rid of it as it looks too odd. I am female of 29 yes age. please help.

MD - Dermatology, DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist
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The skin of my nose iss oily and pigmented smwhat darker shade den the other skin. Is it pigmentation? How can I get ...
Hello this can be due to many reasons. Take care of following points: 1. Apply sunscreen regularly. 2: strict sunprotection. Cover your face while going outdoors 3. Use oil control facial cleansers like salicylic acid 1% based cleansers consider sending picture of nose to see where there is any other problem or not and we can suggest you other treatment.

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Home remedies for acne

1. Take nutmeg (jaiphal) and rub it on rough and clean surface with little amount of water till a paste is formed. Apply it on the affected area for 10-15 minutes and then wash it with water. Repeat it twice daily.
2. Take clove (lawang) and rub it on rough and clean surface with little amount of water till a paste is formed. Apply it on the affected area for 10-15 minutes and then wash it with water. Repeat it twice daily.
3. Take sandalwood (chandan) and rub it on rough and clean surface with little amount of water till a paste is formed. Apply it on the affected area for 10-15 minutes and then wash it with water. Repeat it twice daily.
4. Take spines of silk cotton tree (semal) and rub it on rough and clean surface with little amount of milk till a paste is formed. Apply it on the affected area for 10-15 minutes and then wash it with water. Repeat it twice daily.
5. Make a paste of red lentil (masoor), turmeric (haldi) and lemon juice. Apply it on the acne for 10-15 minutes and then wash it with water. Repeat it twice daily.
6. Rub raw garlic (allium sativum) several times a day, it helps in relieving the pain and also heals acne fast.
7. Split off a portion of aloe vera leaf and rub the pulp directly on the skin.
8. Fresh 5 leaves of neem taken everyday in the morning helps in removing stubborn acne.

I am 18 years old. before 4-5 years ago my skin colour was bright and fairy but now it became brown coloured. Why did it change? I want my fairy skin once again. please help me to overcome my skin brightness and fairy look.

BHMS
Homeopath
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I am 18 years old. before 4-5 years ago my skin colour was bright and fairy but now it became brown coloured. Why did...
Hello. You can use natural remedies. 1. Lemon is good skin lightening agent. Ypu can apply lemon and rose water mixture on skin. Apply this for 15 mins and wash with plain water. 2. Cucumber and tomato are also good for skin lightening. Apply their juice on face for 15-20 mins and wash with plain water. 3. Curd and termeric mixture are also good. Take some curd and add a pinch of haldi. Mix them and apply on face. When it dry, wash face with plain water. 4. Always apply sunscreen after bathing. It protects you from harmful sun rays. 5. Eat healthy diet and fresh fruits and juices. 6. Use homoeopathic cream berberus aquifolium twice a day. All these will help you. For any other advice or medicine you can consult me. Good luck.

I need to know medication/medicine for prostate enlargement. I do not want to opt for surgery.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath
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You go for homoeopathic medication.I have few cases of Ca prostate as well as prostate enlargement also.All showing good results within 6 months.With normal results.

My wife, 67, has Polymyositis and is under treatment for last three and half years with steroids (presently 10 mg daily). While her 'cpk' is normal, she is still losing her muscles rather fast. She was around 72 kg earlier, now only 44 kg. Please advice how to address the situation.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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My wife, 67, has Polymyositis and is under treatment for last three and half years with steroids (presently 10 mg dai...
for this case i need to know about her hunger , motion , sleep ,diet habits [current], then we can suggest you best remedies or diet ... meanwhile take following remedies amala juice 4 tsp + 2tsp sugar + 2tsp honey in the morning empty stomach

I have scar on my face. Iam feeling bad with this. I tried other medicines but this doesn't change at all please help me.

Advanced Aesthetics
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist
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I have scar on my face. Iam feeling bad with this. I tried other medicines but this doesn't change at all please help...
You should visit any aesthtic or cosmetic centre. That scars can only be treated by lasers. And that laser treatments are not harmful. So you can visit soon.

Hi, I have a very oily skin. I am not able to apply any sunscreen in summers. Also have random acnes on my face. Currently using saslic as the face wash. Is there any thing to reduce the acne burst outs. Also any gel based product to be used on skin.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda
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U se for u5e erytope gel evening in 3hours daily for 1month and face wash cream continues and take these medicenes for 15days cap-doxy-1 and tab-health-ok and take more quantity of water daily in summer 5liter.

I have dark skin tone. How to lighten them

BHMS
Homeopath
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I have dark skin tone. How to lighten them
Hello, Start taking nutritious, healthy food and daily yoga or some kind of exercises, it will be automatically reflected on your face. Yes, the colour which is inherited from your parents/ ancestors, cannot be changed, but you can try to get glow on your face!! Daily Regime: Apart from these, you do follow CTMP, i.e., cleansing, toning, moisturising and protection (apply liberally sunscreen with SPF-30 – a thick layer of Bakson's Suncare cream may be, 20-30 minutes before going out daily and repeat it's application after every 3-4hrs.) after washing your face daily; use the products as per your skin type. This will change the skin texture and skin tone. In case you do have tanning, apply honey with a dash of lime on your face. Eat right and healthy that too on time, relieve your stress/ tensions, sleep well, stop smoking, as this restricts blood flow to your face and leaves you with a greyish complexion. lead a healthy lifestyle! Apart from this, avoid anger, anxiety, fear which increases stress hormone in the body and subsequently makes your complexion darker! (Hormonal imbalances also plays a major role). If the dull and dark skin tone is due to any underlying ailment or diseases, need to look into the matter. Diet: -Increase your Vitamin C intake (lemon,orange,gooseberry,etc.Fruits/juices, strawberries, sweet peppers, tomatoes, cantaloupe, and green peas). - Eat more Vitamin A (nonfat milk, oysters, and egg yolks, carrots, watermelon, papaya, tomatoes, or other dark colored produce) . If you feel your skin is weak or not tight enough, that usually suggests a lack of Vitamin A. Medicine: You can also use homoeopathic cream - Medicynth's Whitch Hazel daily at night.
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