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Dr. Geetha Basavaraj

Oncologist, Bangalore

Dr. Geetha Basavaraj 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.
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Dr. Geetha Basavaraj is one of the best Oncologists in MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Geetha Basavaraj personally at Women's Clinic in MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Geetha Basavaraj on Lybrate.com.

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I am 21 years old. My breasts are becoming deflated due to huge weight loss. Can gaining weight fix the problem. I gained 5 kgs but there seem no fullness in upper pole. I am healthy .Please provide some help.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
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Gaining weight may help. If it does not, you may need to see a cosmetic surgeon who may be able to do augmentation procedure to enhance your features as desired.
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My grandfather has undergone a prostate operation twice his age is nearly 85 so will the same problem is continuing after the operation. What should be done?

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon
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My grandfather has undergone a prostate operation twice his age is nearly 85 so will the same problem is continuing a...
Respected, hi for your knowledge in turp only hyper growth of the gland is excised normal part remains in body so it may or may not grow in future dear.
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I am suffering from chest pain from two weeks, I feel like pain is from both lungs ,I am child smoker , smoking from 2 years daily 7 cigrate ,is this related to some cancer give me some solutions to quit smoking.

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I am suffering from chest pain from two weeks, I feel like pain is from both lungs ,I am child smoker , smoking from ...
You need to stop smoking immediately and consult a chest physician, it can be due to lung inflammation or cardiac causes (angina). Get ecg, cxr, echo and blood tests to find the reason. If you can not stop smoking on your own, consult a psychiatrist for anti-craving drugs.
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Hey doctor, can you tell what is cancer and how does it occur. Is there any prevention method or cure for this disease?

MBBS
General Physician
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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. no prevention. thanks
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Can you tell me the symptoms of lung cancer and what to do if I am suffering from it?

FIAGES, M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , MS- Surgery , MBBS
Oncologist
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Alarming signs of carcinoma lung: • cough that is persistent or gets worse • Chest pain that is often worse with deep breathing, coughing, or laughing • Hoarseness of voice • Coughing out blood or rust-colored sputum (spit or phlegm) • Breathlessness • Infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia that don’t go away or keep coming back • New onset of wheezing • If lung cancer spreads to distant organs, it may cause Bone pain, headache/ seizures, jaundice

10 Ways to Prevent Skin Cancer with Ayurveda

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Skin cancer has two forms, melanoma and basal cell carcinoma. While the latter could be easily treated and cured, the former is hard to get rid of. Like all other forms of cancer, skin cancer can be easily treated if detected in its early stages. Ayurvedic medicines are known to cure and manage cancer for ages.

Here is a list of 10 Ayurvedic medicines that can help in fighting skin cancer.

Aloe vera: It has numerous skin benefits. For starters, it is considered to be a natural sun skin protector. It protects the skin from the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. It stops the production of carcinogen and helps the body to heal faster from cancer.
Flaxseeds: Apart from being rich in dietary fibre, this seed contains fatty acid micronutrients and lignans. The latter has the ability to stop the cancerous cells from spreading to other parts of the body.
Astralagus: Astralagus has multiple health benefits. It not only helps to boost the immune system, but helps the body produce skin cancer agents.
Turmeric: This is one of the oldest Ayurvedic herbs that combat a lot of diseases. Turmeric has a crucial component known as the curcumin. It is an extremely powerful antioxidant that has the capability to stop the growth of cancerous cells.
Bilberry: Due to the availability of free radicals, bilberry tea can counter skin cancer and helps minimise the damage caused by the cancer cells. They are a strong antioxidant and help the body to recover quickly.
Hawthorn: Hawthorn berries are strong antioxidants that not only stop the growth of cancer cells, but prevent them from affecting other organs of the body. This fruit should only be consumed if the patient is taking betablockers.
Artemisia: Commonly known as sweet wormwood, artemisia has a compound known as the artemisinin. Studies have shown that artemisinin can stop the cancer from spreading. Being non-toxic in nature, they have no side effects at all.
Scutellaria: More commonly known as the Chinese herb, this Ayurvedic herb stops the progression of skin cancer into further stages. They contain a compound known as the flavonoids, which are known to be an anticancer agent.
Saffron: Saffron has the unique property of slowing down skin cancer growth. Saffron can be applied in the form of extracts in small quantities to get best results.
10 Ways to Prevent Skin Cancer with Ayurveda
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All You Need to Know About Prevention of Cervical Cancer

MS ( General Surgery)
Oncologist
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Cervical cancer is one of the most common form of cancer that affects women across the globe. This cancer is one of the few forms of cancer that can be avoided by vaccination at an early age. If detected early, cervical cancer is easily treatable through a combination of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

Here are a few FAQs on Cervical Cancer that most people often want to know about.

Q1 What is Cervical Cancer?
A: Cervical Cancer is the cancer of the cervix, which is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina.

Q2 What causes Cervical Cancer?
A: Cervical Cancer is caused by a virus known as human papillomavirus, or HPV. Women can get affected with the virus by having sex with someone who has it. HPV is very common and usually goes away in time. Usually, it leads to genital warts and sometimes shows no symptoms at all. Sometimes it leads to cervical cancer.

Q3 What are the early symptoms of cervical cancer?
A: The early symptoms of cervical cancer are:
Pain during sex
A sudden change in the menstrual cycle
Abnormal vaginal discharge
Vaginal bleeding between your menstrual cycle, after having sex or after menopause.

Q4 What are the preventive measures for cervical cancer?
A: Cervical cancer can be prevented by taking a vaccine against HPV. Regular PAP tests are also recommended for catching the cancer early on.

Q5 At what age should the HPV vaccine be taken for it to be effective?
A: The recommended age for boys and girls to take the HPV vaccine is 11-12 years. Women can have the vaccine before the age of 26 years.

Q6 Is the HPV vaccine safe?
A: Most of these vaccines are safe and come highly recommended. Many studies have been conducted to find otherwise but the fact remains that the vaccines are one sure shot way of reducing the chances of getting HPV. However, it is important to take any of these vaccinations under strict medical practitioner’s guidance.
All You Need to Know About Prevention of Cervical Cancer
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It's for my sister. She has developed a lump on her breast. It's not painful. It's a movable lump. Local doctors told to operate it. Please suggest what is it and what should be the correct steps for it. As it has been two months since that lump was felt by her.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon
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Respected lybrate-user hi its Fibroadenoma Breast nothing to worry. Regular check on size by own self. If progressing more in size then surgery otherwise not. No medicines are there to cure it dear thanks regards.

How to avoid hair fall naturally & how to prevent from lungs cancer ?

BHMS
Homeopath
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How to avoid hair fall naturally & how to prevent from lungs cancer ?
Normally 100-150 hair fall a day is normal. Prevent lung cancer first thing is avoid smoking and getting near passive smokers plus smoke etc.
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What is the symptoms of lungs cancer?

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist
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Cough with blood in sputum, pain chest, chronic smoker, loss of weight. And loss of appetite etc, are common symptom of lung cancer. These symptoms may also be present in other diseases also hence further investigations will be helpful in diagnosis.

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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Breast cancer and heart ki problem mai kya similarity hoti hai? Symptoms kya same hotey hai.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Both usually occur in higher strata of society, risk factors are smoking alcohol, lack of exercise, fatty diet, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, unhealthy eating habits. Symptoms are obviously different. Breast cancer presents as painless lump, nipple discharge, skin changes, heart problems may present as pain in chest radiating to Arms, back, jaws etc. There may be swelling of feet, palpitations and sometimes breathing difficulty.
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I am 64 years old male and is tobacco addict. What tests I should go for to rule out any malignant development of cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir, you must quit tobacco first of all as nearly 40 % cancers may be related to tobacco. You must get yourself thoroughly checked by a physician For any ulceration, lump, chest xray, ultrasound, psa, CEA, stool for occult blood, Routine urine and ENT evaluation. All these are mostly included in cancer preventive health packages.
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Long term use of painkillers can cause kidney cancer

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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A study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine has shown that people who regularly take painkiller drugs like ibuprofen or naproxen are 51 percent more likely to develop kidney cancer. There is no increased risk from taking aspirin or paracetamol. The mechanism through which painkillers could cause kidney disease is the inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis with resulting papillary and tubular injury, and ultimately damage to DNA.

The study analyzed data from 77,525 women in the Nurses’ Health Study and from 49,403 men in the Health Professionals Follow–up Study. The risk was related to the duration of use of the painkillers. There was a decrease in the risk by 19% if the painkiller was used for less than four years. There was a 36 per cent increase in risk of kidney cancer for people who used them regularly for 4 to 10 years. The risk increased almost three times for those who used these drugs regularly for 10 years or more.

The good news is that kidney cancer is uncommon so the risk is small for average users.

Two other important causes of kidney cancer are obesity and smoking. So people on painkillers should not smoke and should also keep their weight under control to prevent kidney cancer.
Long term use of painkillers can cause kidney cancer

Bladder Meds @ Prostate Problems Hello all. I have talked to many of you and have answered some of your question. I had a Uro-lift back in April of this year. All is good and I am glad I had it done. A month ago I started some leaking. The doctor was thinking it was the stricture got damaged when I had the procedure.

MS- General Surgery
General Surgeon
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Bladder Meds @ Prostate Problems
Hello all. I have talked to many of you and have answered some of your question. I h...
It might also be because of the implants used for urolift that must have got dislodged. Or injury to the urethra during the procedure. Next like of treatment onky after a cystoscopy.

My sister's age is 14. She is having something hard in her both breast. While touching there something feels hard. Is there any risk?

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS)
Ayurveda
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I may be blood clot also it can be some kind of ganglion or fat solids or fibroid. For this do not need to make any operations. Naturally can cured by herbal medicines. Further treatments please contact me through this. There are many medicines available in siddha and ayurveda. Thank you.
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What is the main reason for bleeding in motion? This is not frequently but I got it last year twice and after one year in this summer again one time bleeding in motion. Before Bleeding even in last year I ate spicy food like biryani. When I searched for this in Google its saying it may lead to cancer. So kindly let me know what's happening to me!

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS, FICS
General Surgeon
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You might be having some degree of haemorrhoids (piles). You must avoid constipation. Take plenty of fluids and fruits daily. Avoid non- veg. Take isafgole 3tsf daily with a glass of water daily especially when you happen to take spicy food like biryani. In case you don't find any relief, consult a surgeon.
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Is there any vaccines for cancer? My father was expired due to gallbladder cancer. So I want know the vaccines if there. Any one please tell me how we can avoid cancer.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist
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Dear, There is no cancer vaccine so far far preventing the cancer. Coincidental factors of cancer can be controlled like smoking, high fatty diets, use of packaged and preserved foods, inhalation of unwanted gasses, dues, dust, industrial inhalations and so on. Usage of antioxidants like fresh fruits, high fibre foods, Green leafy vegetables will help to keep you away from Cancer.
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I feel urgency for urination. Got my USG done. Early median lobe. Prostate size 23grm. Discomfort in the right side of lower abdomen. please advice.

BHMS
Homeopath
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I feel urgency for urination. Got my USG done. Early median lobe. Prostate size 23grm. Discomfort in the right side o...
If your median lobe is enlarges that means going through prostate problem. Your prostate weight is normal. You may also go for test of blood glucose.

What are the complications which can be possible after stomach cancer surgery? Please tell me in detail.

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. Well, as far as I know and understand, following are the probable complications and side effects of a stomach cancer surgery - - being a difficult surgery often, there can be bleeding from the surgery, blood clots etc all. There can also be damage to nearby organs during the surgical procedure. - the patient will usually not be allowed to eat/drink anything for at least a few days post total or partial gastrectomy. This allows time for the digestive tract to heal properly. - while recovering from surgery, one may have side effects like nausea, heartburn, pain in abdomen, diarrhea etc all especially after taking food. Dumping of food into the intestines happens too quickly after eating. The side effects often get better over time though. - one will require to eat smaller meals, more frequently. This is dependent upon how much of the stomach is actually removed. - as a surgical removal (total/ partial) can interfere with vitamins absorption, one may require to be on vitamin supplements as appropriate. Last but not the least, having said the above-mentioned, I would advise you nevertheless to get in touch with an experienced/ expert onco surgeon specializing in gastric cancers, who can educate you more on the risks/ complications versus the benefits involved. You can take a decision accordingly. Also, I would like to emphatically add hereby that an integrative treatment (peri-operative) with natural/ alternative medicines can certainly help fasten recovery and get over convalescence soon. Hope this helps
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