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Dr. Bindhu Joseph

Oncologist, Bangalore

Dr. Bindhu Joseph Oncologist, Bangalore
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family.
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Dr. Bindhu Joseph is one of the best Oncologists in Phoenix Hospital, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Bindhu Joseph at HCG Bangalore Institute of Oncology Speciality Centre in Phoenix Hospital, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Bindhu Joseph and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Hi, One of my relative is taking" GUTKHA" for about more than 15 years and she is about 37 yrs. Old. At what age she may be suffer from Cancer. OR she may not be. please reply. Thanks a lot in advance.:)

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir, nearly 40percent cancers are tobacco related, chewing gutkha is one of the worst kind of addiction and may lead to oral cancers which are very bad type of cancers. There is no specific pattern as inner immunity also plays role in resisting cancer development, but as the immunity goes down it may develop into cancer.
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Am a blood cancer patient. Can I have sex with my wife without barriers. Will she get affected? Is she become pregnant. Will the baby too get affected?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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You must be receiving chemotherapy, in that case she shouldn't conceive for a while as some chemotherapy agents may cause foetal deformity and malformations. You can choose alternative contraceptive in case you don't want to use barrier methods.
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9 Ayurvedic Tips to Prevent Cancer

Skin Diseases Cancer Heart Diseases Musculoskeletal Disorders Male Sexual Disorders AIDS, Hypertension Diabetes Mellitus Blood Disorders Respiratory Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders Endocrine Disorders ENT Disorders, Gynecological Disorders Opthalmic Disorders Psychiatric Disorders Urological Disorders
Ayurveda
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Cancer indicates the growth of certain unusual cells, generally uncontrolled in nature, in any part of your body. It may also refer to a malignant tumor and it can affect any organ or any part of your body. There are many different cancers accordingly, such as lung cancer, bladder cancer, skin cancer or blood cancer. Ayurveda offers effective measures for preventing cancer. Read on to find more about the tips and get better prepared to fight this killer:

1) According to Ayurveda, having fresh foods can help you to prevent cancer. Consuming more of green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits may prove to be helpful.

2)Avoiding fat based foods or fried foods can be effective in preventing cancer. Strike off hydrogenated fats (such as cookies, peanut butter, crackers etc) or saturated animal fats from your diet.

3) Exercising on a regular basis may be very helpful. Stretching exercises, walking, breathing exercises and aerobics are considered to be useful preventive measures for cancer.

4) Meditation and yoga are also effective ways to prevent cancer. These can help you to reduce stress and remain calm.

5) Drinking green tea regularly can be very useful for killing any growth of cancerous cells in your body and thus help you to prevent cancer.

6) Cutting down on foods with higher quantities of sugar can help you to prevent cancer.

7) Include foods replete in vitamin D and vitamin C or citrus foods as these help to combat many kinds of cancer.

8) Incorporate spices like turmeric in your daily cooking regimen. The 'curcumin' present in turmeric coupled with a few other accompanying properties can help to prevent the growth of cancer cells in your body.

9) Garlic, whether consumed raw or cooked, can help you to fight the killer that cancer is.
9 Ayurvedic Tips to Prevent Cancer
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Dear Doctor, my mother aged 72 years has a problem in her chest. Lab report says " Echogenic breast tissue and small cyst with internal echoes in nipple region "what is this? Please explain me in simple term & what is the ideal treatment for this?

MBBS
General Physician
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In her nipples there are small lumps filled with clear fluids and we have to plan treatment as per her symptoms

Actually last year my wife's curating we had done. From that times her tummy getting bigger. And also we don't have baby. Married in 2013.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon
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Actually last year my wife's curating we had done. From that times her tummy getting bigger. And also we don't have b...
Respected arif curatin has nothing to do with belly enlargement it is the fat deposition in subcutaneous tissue of abdomen. Regarding no issue you consult good gynecogist have work up regarding the cause & get remedy.
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My uncle is suffering lungs cancer. It is growing 6 inches in lungs. Pl suggest me I want to save his life. Pl.

FIAGES, M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , MS- Surgery , MBBS
Oncologist
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It can be a curable situation at present. Immediately start his traetment so that he can be diagnosed and staged properly and further treatment initiated.

My father-in-law of age 73 has detected 4th stage esophagus cancer. Can we go for a surgery? Or let him live as he is now?

MCh - Neurosurgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon
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You do need to go for a surgery - may not be for totally removing the cancer - but to enable him eat for the rest of his days and have good quality of life.

My mother had a bleeding from right brest nipple. So she had an operation by general surgeon 2 months before. Then in biopsy test it found cancer. Then we consulted dr.in jaipur. He had done surgery to remove full breast. Now he said there is no need to have any treatment because in IHC report Er.

B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) (Cine-Med Inc. USA), PhD (A.M) (Oncology) Scholar.
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Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. As I understand, your mother has undergone a radical mastectomy, right breast. Was the axillary lymph node dissected too as a part of the surgery? I hope that she is recovering well now. Nevertheless, adherence to a mediterranean diet is highly recommended now. Emphatically, try eating a low fat diet, fibre rich foods including whole grain cereals, green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits and maintain an ideal body weight. Steamed fresh water fish prepared with extra virgin olive oil should be included in the diet plan too. Apart from the above-mentioned, a proper & active lifestyle with due focus on de-stressing, exercises & relaxation, and a long term hormone therapy as contextually appropriate can help reduce the risk of a relapse. Hope this helps. Do take care and all the very best.

HPV Vaccination Protect Against Cervical Cancer

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Mother and Child Care
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You've probably heard that a HPV vaccine can protect women against cervical cancer. In fact, the vaccine may be most effective when given to girls and young women. However the strains against which the HPV vaccine provides protection is limited. The vaccine does provide cover against the most prevalent strains.
What Are the Benefits of the HPV Vaccine?
The main benefit of the vaccine is protection from cervical cancer.
Two HPV vaccines are currently on the market: Gardasil and Cervarix. In 2006, the FDA licensed Gardasil, the first cervical cancer vaccine. In 2007 Cervarix was approved. However, they don't protect against all types of cancer-causing HPV. Vaccines protect against these four types of HPV:
HPV 6
HPV 11
HPV 16
HPV 18
These types are responsible for 70% of cervical cancers and 90% of genital warts.
What parents should know about the HPV or Cervical Cancer Vaccine
Does your daughter need the HPV vaccine to help protect against cervical cancer?
Pap screening in girls and young women should be recommended as follows:
Within 3 years of becoming sexually active.
By age 21.
Most girls taking the vaccine will probably need fewer Pap smears taken at longer intervals over their lifetimes.
Has your daughter already been infected with HPV virus ?
If so, receiving the vaccine won't prevent disease from that particular type. However, the HPV vaccine will protect against infection from the other HPV strains included in the shot.
Why Should Girls Receive the HPV Vaccine?
Full benefit of the HPV vaccine occurs only if you receive it before you're infected with any of the HPV strains included in the vaccine. That's why, vaccinating girls between ages 11 and 12 is recommended .Ideally, this is before they become sexually active. The HPV vaccine can also be given to girls as young as 9 and to girls from age 13 to 26 who have not received it earlier.
You may question whether 11 or 12 is too early to vaccinate, the vaccine has been shown to be more effective in immunizing against HPV when it is given to younger girls who have never been infected with the dangerous HPV strains.
HPV Vaccination Protect Against Cervical Cancer
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Dear Sir/Ma'am, I smoke 25-30 cigarette in a day for 2 years. My age is 25. So tell me kitne din me cigarette se cancer hota hai or kis type ka cancer.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist
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cigarette smoking exposes you to the risk of developing multiple cancers like lung, throat, esophagus, pancreas, urinary bladder. three is no fixed formula for tour of cancer and duration or intensity of smoking. it simply increase the risk of any cancer. so it is best to avoid smoking
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I have been suffering from breast pain from last two weeks. But my heart and lungs are fine as per my test results. What should I do regarding it.

fellow in Obstetric Medicine , MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist
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Hello, sometimes breast pain can occur premenstrually. This can occur along with other symptoms like mood swings, bloated feeling, irritability, depression etc. Since you have not mentioned about your periods o cannot yell you foe sure. However if these exist ki. Dly consult a gynaecologist.

Cancer occurring in people which are not using tabacoo and alcoholic substance what's the reason behind this?

Fellow Breast Surgery (MUHS), DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Oncologist
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Tobacco and alcohol are causes of a few of many cancers. Only nails and hair don't get cancer. Rest all organs get cancers. The basic reason for a cancer is a genetic mutation that is defect in genes that either causes excess multiplication or prevent natural death of cells. Such an uncontrolled growth is cancer. Why these genetic mutations occur is difficult to decipher and no one cause can be blamed for it. But there are risk factors. Like no pregnancy or a delayed one is a risk factor for breast cancer. Infection by human papilloma virus can cause cancers of cervix, anal canal, oral cavity, etc. Exposure to radiation can cause cancers. Exposure to environmental toxins and uv rays from sun can cause cancers.
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Hi. I am suffering from cough long time. Means some times cough only came. Have any effect on body like cancer. Please support me.

MBBS
General Physician
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Chronic cough could be due to tuberculosis, carcinoma lung (unlikely at your age) or due to allergy 1. Do a complete blood examination like cbc, esr, mantoux test, x ray chest, sputum examination for afb (3 samples). 2. Consult chest physician with report. 3. Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily, 4. Avoid smoking if you smoke.
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I need information on chemotherapy. Please provide me with some details. Thanks in advance.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Chemotherapy are the cytotoxic agents which kill the cancer cells. They can be given orally or intravenous. Intravenous usually diluted in saline and injected through as drip. Most of them cause nausea vomiting mucosal inflammation and some of them cause temporary loss of hair.

I often have mouth ulcers and that too in large number. Are these the symptoms of mouth cancer?

BDS (GOLD MEDALIST)
Dentist
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Ulcers usually disappear within few days. If persists longer then you need to be diagnosed properly to rule out the cause. It can be due to poor oral hygiene, digestion problem like constipation, vitamin deficiency. Take care of your oral hygiene by brushing twice daily and rinse your mouth after eating anything. Take zevit tabs once daily for 15 days. Drink plenty of water.
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Hello doctor my wife facing breast pain, it coming suddenly or if something/someone hits her breast accidentally, of course when iam squeezing her breast I feeling some kind of small hard thing in side, and she says its paining why is this happening? Please give me description for her, and suggestion.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician
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Hello doctor my wife facing breast pain, it coming suddenly or if something/someone hits her breast accidentally, of ...
Get her examined if there is a lump felt. Ultrasound test on breast is as good as mammography of breast minus any radiation risks. It can be Premenstrual tension also , which is felt by many women due to water retention ,caused by hormones , few days before periods and treatment is cutting down salt ,taking more potassium rich fruits and vegetables like oranges, lemons,amlas. Do Not Ignore Lump.

How the dry fruits and nuts helpful in daily life. What is quantity to take everyday. Even the cancer patients (while taking chemotherapy and treatment) and diabetic people also can take dry fruits and nuts. Please give your opinion on this.

MBBS
General Physician
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How the dry fruits and nuts helpful in daily life. What is quantity to take everyday. Even the cancer patients (while...
Dry fruits are rich in protein and cholestrol and can be beneficial to a normal individual if taken in limited quantity of two pieces per day and it's better to be avoided by diabetic people.
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Is cancer a genetic disease? As because three of my aunt that is my mother's sisters had cancer and all of them are own sister. Please help me with this.

MD Radiation Oncology, ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist, DM Medical Oncology (Pursuing)
Oncologist
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Some cancers have strong genetic background such as breast cancer and cancer of uterus. What cancers your relatives had? genetic testing may be indicated to identify the genetic mutation after I get the detailed information of the cancer in family. This will help in very early diagnosis of possible cancer.
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Dr. what are the symptoms of cancer how we can identify it in earlier stage. And does it curable if we identify it.

MBBS
General Physician
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most of the cancer symptoms can not be detected at early stage and most of the cancer are not curable. thanks
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My mom is 60 years. He is suffering from glioblastoma grade 4. She has been operated and undergone radio and chemotherapy as well. But still complications are there. Please suggest any further treatment or doctors.

MD - Radiothrapy, DNB
Oncologist
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Pet scan overlapping the Mr. Spect tells us of scar/radionecrosis/disease if disease is there then srs is the treatment.
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