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Dr. B.krishnamurthy Reddy

Oncologist, Bangalore

Dr. B.krishnamurthy Reddy Oncologist, Bangalore
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Dr. B.krishnamurthy Reddy is a renowned Oncologist in Phoenix Hospital, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. B.krishnamurthy Reddy at HCG Bangalore Institute of Oncology Speciality Centre in Phoenix Hospital, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. B.krishnamurthy Reddy and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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All About Mastectomies

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, DGO
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
All About Mastectomies

A mastectomy is surgical removal of a breast. The surgery depends on various factors and choosing a type of mastectomy best suited for an individual suffering from breast cancer requires experience and expertise. With advancing technology, there are more options available for women to opt for surgeries, which are minimally invasive and conserving in nature. Following are the various types of mastectomies and the factors, which influence them:

Types of Mastectomy

1. Total or simple mastectomy

This is a surgical procedure which involves complete removal of the breast including the nipple. The lymph nodes, which are small glands, are an important part of your immune system and are kept intact during the surgery. This form of surgery is most suitable if the cancer has not spread to the lymph nodes.

2. Preventive mastectomy

Preventive mastectomy, also known as prophylactic mastectomy, is an option for women who have a high risk of developing breast cancer. Preventive mastectomy reduces the risk of breast cancer by a huge margin. In certain cases, removal of the entire breast along with the nipple is advisable. Women who develop cancer on one breast often opt for preventive mastectomy and remove the other unaffected breast as well.

3. Partial mastectomy

Women who are in stage I or stage ii of breast cancer can choose this procedure. It is a breast conserving technique where the tumor is removed along with the tissue that surrounds it. It is followed up by radiation therapy on the remaining breast tissue, which terminates the cancer cells and stops them from spreading. There are two types of partial mastectomy, namely, lumpectomy and quadrantectomy.

4. Radical mastectomy

Although this procedure is almost out of use, it is still considered in case the cancer has spread to certain areas like the chest muscle. In this form of surgery, the breast is removed entirety along with muscles beneath it and the lymph nodes.

5. Modified mastectomy

It is a more commonly used procedure characterized by complete removal of the breast including underarm lymph nodes. The chest muscles are untouched in the procedure, therefore allowing a breast reconstruction to follow.

Factors influencing the type of mastectomy:

• Age of the individual

• Health in general

• Size of the tumor

• The spread of the tumor

• The rate of progression of the tumor

• Whether lymph nodes are affected or not

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I'm 32 years and I have been smoking for last 10 years. Now I wish to quit the habit and I'm trying thru nicotine supplements and by pure control. Though I reduced my cigarettes from 20 to 10, I want to know what damage I have caused to my lungs and respiratory track. What tests should I take to avoid cancer or any deadliest I'll effects due to my smoking? And is there a chance to reset my lungs to it's natural stage? Please tell.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. You are smoking for last 10 years. Initially, lung cells slowly starts destroying. Damage will be there. You can take a lung function test to ascertain the ill effects of lungs. Your lungs will start repairing itself immediately after you quit smoking. It could take almost one year to complete the process, provided you don't smoke in between again. The risk of cancer will also be lowered. Please quit smoking completely. I suggest deaddiction therapy. Take care.
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Hi After six chemo & clear pet scan report of overy cancer patient surgery is advisable?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user, it is better to get the primary removed as recurrence is rule which may not be early but in the long run it may reoccur.
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Hi i am 32 years old and I have breast fibroadenoma. Is it very risk. What should I do.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Ludhiana
Breast fibro-adenoma is a benign condition. It is not very risky but it should be removed surgically.
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What are the symptoms of cancer and how can we understood about the cancer and cancer related treatments.

Precision Radiotherapy, Advance Training, MD - Radiotherapy, Fellowship
Oncologist, Varanasi
Symptoms of cancer Unexplained changes to your body Sudden appearance of a lump Blood in your urine change to your usual bowel habits. Lump in your breast Coughing, chest pain and breathlessness Changes in bowel habits Bleeding Moles Unexplained weight loss Its not always necessary that above mentioned symptons are only because of cancer but In case of any abnormal change in your body, always consult your doctor, get it checked and diagnosed and get treated for any disease or clinical condition if found. And if it comes out to be cancer immediately consult oncologist for proper and complete treatment.
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Sir what are the symptoms of swine flu and if not treated properly can it convert to cancer and cause bleeding.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Sir what are the symptoms of swine flu and if not treated properly can it convert to cancer and cause bleeding.
Hi, the following are the symptoms of swine flu: - sore throat, - stuffy nose - cough - fever and chills (not always) - bodyache and headache - nausea and vomitting - diarrhoea - fatigue all these symptoms appear within 1-3 days duration. Swine flu does not get converted to cancer when not treated properly. On the other hand, severe respiratory infections occur which may turn out to be fatal.
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What is the causes of blood cancer and its symptoms. How we prevent from blood cancer.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Genetic changes that cause cancer can be inherited from our parents. They can also arise during a person’s lifetime as a result of errors that occur as cells divide or because of damage to DNA caused by certain environmental exposures. Cancer-causing environmental exposures include substances, such as the chemicals in tobacco smoke, and radiation, such as ultraviolet rays from the sun. People who have blood cancer can have problems with bleeding and serious infections. Seek immediate for symptoms such as uncontrolled bleeding, severe sweating, difficulty breathing, pale or blue lips or fingernails, high fever (greater than 101 degrees Fahrenheit), fast heart rate, confusion, loss or change in level of consciousness, or anxiety.
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I am using Urimax 0.4 mg for benign enlargement of prostate. Is there any natural alternative to that?

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Homeopath,
I am using Urimax 0.4 mg for benign enlargement of prostate. Is there any natural alternative to that?
Follow the given medication as directed:- 1) 5 drops of homoeopathic causticum 30 at early morning daily before brushing teeth 2) 5 drops of homoeopathic conium mac 30 before going to bath daily. 3) 5 drops of homoeopathic baryta carb 30 just one hour before dinner daily. 4) homoeopathic mother tincture sabal serrulata q, 30 drops, twice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Along with the aforesaid medication few changes in your lifestyle are also necessary. Lifestyle alterations to address the symptoms include decreasing fluid intake before bedtime, moderating the consumption of alcohol and caffeine-containing products, and following a timed avoiding schedule. Also it would be better if you could avoid the urine in sitting position.
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What should I follow to prevent giant cell tumor at proximal femur and soft tissue?

MD - Radiothrapy, MBBS
Oncologist, Pune
If giant cell tumor is there then surgery is a standard treatment. There is no any specific thing we can do to prevent recurrence of the disease. You can do regular follow up with you doctor for early detection.
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Am having tumour like things in my nipple, am a male, I had it so far when I was matured, and now am facing the same problem. please help me.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Male breast enlargement can be benign like in gynaecomastia, due to hormonal imbalance or malignant. You must see a surgeon to exactly rule out the cause. Sometimes there can be some anatomical variation in nipple, so it could also be natural but once you must show it to a doctor.
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She's have a throat cancer. What we can give her in liquid form to eat and what precautions we can take for cure.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear mam, throat cancer patients have difficulty in swallowing, so they can take lots of liquids and semisolids, rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals. She can take vegetable soups, buttermilk, milk, oats, porridge, fruits, juices etc for fast healing and recovery.
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I have tonsils in my throat. Its possible to become cancer tissue? In winter weekly once I feel some pain my throat. I take salt nd warm water when I feel pain. Any possibilities to cure tonsils using home remedies or else?

MBBS, PGC IN FAMILY WELFARE &HEALTH MANAGEMENT, DHA, PGD IN MEDICAL LAWS ÐICS
General Physician, Kolkata
I have tonsils in my throat.
Its possible to become cancer tissue?
In winter weekly once I feel some pain my throat. ...
Every body had a pair of tonsils in throat. Their functions are to act as. Defense against entry of infection. They become painful when enlarged and painful. This has nothing to do with cancer. You can do warm saline gargle, take hot tea mixed with ginger.
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I am 65 yes old male recently diagnosed with benign prostate hypertrophy. Are there any medicines in homeopathy for treating without surgery which can give good results.

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Homeopath, Solan
I am 65 yes old male recently diagnosed with benign prostate hypertrophy. Are there any medicines in homeopathy for t...
First of all take lycopodium 1m 3 doses. And after that sabal serrulata q. 10 drops daily mix with luke water. Thrice a day.
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M suffering frm cancer. Is chemotherapy effective for cancer treatment. And what r d side effect of chemo. please help.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, chemotherapy is one of the modality for treatment of cancer And side effects depends on the medicine used and most of them are temporary so don't worry.
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What are the symptoms of cancer and precautions to avoid that disease and is there any treatment?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer presents as uncontrolled growth of cells Leading to symptoms like lumps or growth, Ulceration, abnormal bleeding from Anywhere, weight loss, altered bowel habits, difficulty in swallowing, change in voice etc. Treatment is done by surgery, chemotherapy radiation therapy or combination of all.
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How Tobacco Adversely Affects Oral Health

BDS, Diploma in Hospital Administration, Diploma in Pharmacy
Dentist, Delhi
Lung cancer is the first thing that comes to mind for most people when they think of the adverse effects of tobacco on the human body. However, all of the common ways that people use tobacco begin with the mouth, and the damage tobacco does to oral health can range from subtle to severe. Cigars, cigarettes, pipes, snuff, dip and chewing tobacco can all contribute to oral disfigurement, damage, and disease. Family dentists can be instrumental in the education of children and youth in the dangers of tobacco use, and cosmetic dentists can provide treatments for and repair damage already present in adults.

Nicotine stains and other discolorations on teeth and dentures, lips, and tongue are obvious but relatively harmless effects of every kind of tobacco use, as is halitosis, or bad breath. Less objectively obvious but more harmful effects of tobacco use are the loss or diminishing of the senses of taste and smell, smoker's palate (a reaction of the mucosal lining of the palate to elevated temperatures), contribution to the formation and advancement of cavities, sinusitis (which can cause pain similar to that of a toothache), and damage to dental implants. Tobacco use can also reduce the success of dental procedures, and contribute to delays in the healing of oral wounds.

The gums suffer more severe direct damage than the teeth in tobacco users. Periodontitis, a group of diseases that affect the tissues that support the teeth, is more prevalent and more severe among tobacco users than among those that have never used tobacco, and the majority of periodontitis patients that do not respond well to common treatment are users, particularly smokers. Smokers experience significantly greater bone loss; also tooth loss is two to three times higher in smokers than in non-smokers. Users of smokeless tobacco will often experience gingival recession (receding gums), and mucosal lesions.

All tobacco users are at elevated risk of developing oral cancers and pre-cancers. The lungs are considered to be the highest risk site for cancer in smokers, with the larynx and mouth being the next-highest risk site. Oral cancer is the eighth-most common cancer type in men, and can rise as high as the third-most common cancer in some parts of the world.

Nicotine use can suppress the immune and cardiovascular systems, and along with other compounds in tobacco, can lead to chronic inflammation, which can contribute to the risk of cancer. Tobacco use negatively affects the efficacy of drugs and other treatments, and can delay and complicate recovery.
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