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Dr. Govind Babu

Oncologist, Bangalore

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Dr. Govind Babu Oncologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Govind Babu is a renowned Oncologist in Koramangala, Bangalore. He is currently practising at Curie Centre Of Oncology in Koramangala, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Govind Babu on Lybrate.com.

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BDS, MDS
Dentist, Delhi
Eat lots of fruits as they are sources of antioxidants. Antioxidants helps to decrease cancer risk

Skin Cancer - Can Viagra Be The Cause?

MBBS, M.D Psychiatry , Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Sexologist, Navi Mumbai
Skin Cancer - Can Viagra Be The Cause?

Sildenafil (Viagra), whose function is to inhibit a substance called Phosphodiestarase-5 or PDE5 - was initially used only for the treatment of angina pectoris (a cardiovascular problem) and pulmonary hypertension. Incidentally, it was discovered that it could help the issue of erectile dysfunction too, and thus became hugely popular in the late 1990s. The little blue pill, as it was called, ruled more than 50% of the sexual dysfunction market for more than 15 years. However, as its popularity and usage increased, so did the scientific information about this drug, and now there is an increased speculation that it could be contributing to skin cancer, specifically melanoma. This is considered as one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer and so the safety of Viagra sildenafil came into question.

Research has shown that users of Viagra sildenafil are at a higher risk for developing melanoma. There are reports stating that about 45 million men are at an increased risk of developing melanoma due to associated Viagra sildenafil use. The risk of developing melanoma was found to increase in men using ED drugs by 21%. Though there is no conclusive proof as yet that sildenafil is the cause, research is increasingly pointing out its role in melanoma. For example, PDE5 inhibitors (sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil) are known to promote melanin synthesis, which may exacerbate melanoma development.

The analysis of biochemical pathways of this correlation suggests that Viagra sildenafil triggers a special biochemical action involving the growth-stimulating cGMP (cyclic guanosine monophosphate (an intracellular signaling molecule) which in turn promotes the growth of malignant melanoma. In normal cases, the enzyme phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) regulates the cGMP preventing any adverse cellular activity. Sildenafil inhibits the production of this enzyme, and potentiates a specific cGMP-related biochemical mechanism (called cGMP-cGKI pathway) , and thereby contributes to malignant melanoma. This has been proven to happen in mice and is yet to be proven in humans.

However, there are also reports which suggest that this does not happen due to Viagra sildenafil per se, but due to greater exposure to sun, which even otherwise increases the chances of skin cancer in general, and melanoma in particular. The countering theories also say that the population in which skin cancer was detected, comprised mostly of high income individuals who spent a significant amount of time holidaying on beaches and are not connected to the extensive use of Viagra per se. 

Therefore, though there is a correlation that has been established, there is no definite proof that Viagra sildenafil causes skin cancer. It is however, advisable to use ED drugs after medical consultation. If a patient has a genetic predisposition to develop melanoma, it is advisable to seek medical advice before the use of ED drugs. Occasional use should not be harmful. Also, when going out in the sun, limiting exposure to direct sun and UV protection should be managed too. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.

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Eating Starchy and Sugary food increase the risk of Lung cancer

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai

Eating Starchy and Sugary food that have a high glycemic index can increase the risk of lung cancer especially among nonsmokers

In a Study of 1905 participants with lung cancer and 2413 healthy controls, those with the highest consumption of high GI food had a 49 percent greater risk for lung cancer.Nonsmokers were more than twice as likely to develop lung cancer if they ate a high glycemic index diet

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What is the symptoms of cancer how I know because I am having pain on my solder from last 2/3 months pls help.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Pain in shoulder may be due to spondylitis. Please get mri cervical spine done and consult orthopaedic doctors. Cancer presents with lump, abnormal uncontrolled bleeding, pain etc but we must rule out routine causes before thinking that it's cancer.
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Pap Smear Test - Who Should Opt for it?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Advanced Infertility
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Pap Smear Test - Who Should Opt for it?

Regular medical checkups and tests can be very helpful in prevention of cancer and growth of malignant cells or tumours. With the increase in the rates of cervical cancer, gynaecological checkups are of utmost need. For effective cervical cancer prevention, Pap smear bears the maximum number of success rates.

Pap smear is a medical procedure that helps to detect cancer or signs of other cervical infections. The Pap smear test however cannot detect ovarian cell cancer or uterine cancer. It is known to detect changes only in the vaginal cells and cervical dysplasia. Cervical dysplasia refers to the growth of pre-cancerous cells.

How this test is conducted?
1. Pap smear is conducted when the woman is not menstruating.
2. An instrument called speculum is inserted into one’s vagina to be able to access the cervix more easily.
3. Pap smear involves the collection of sample cells from the outer cervix area.
4. Cervical brush is inserted into the speculum and the sample cells are collected.
5. Then, the samples are put on a glass slide for further evaluation.
6. The Pap smear procedure takes only a few minutes bu can prevent serious medical problems in the long run.
7. The Pap smear is not a painful procedure, though it may be slightly uncomfortable for a few minutes only.

Who can undergo Pap smear?
1. Women can undergo Pap smear procedures once they are of 21 years of age and are generally sexually active
2. Women can go for pap smears up to the age of 70
3. Pap smears should be conducted preferably every two or three years
4. Women aged 65 and above and who have had no abnormalities in the last three consecutive tests, may stop taking pap smears
5. Before undergoing the test, it is important to stop douching and using vaginal creams for at least 2 days.
6. If there has been a case of multiple and frequent change of sexual partners, then you must go for Pap smear frequently
7. Women with weak immune system and who bear the risk of HIV Aids
8. Women who are heavy smokers

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Can first stage breast cancer be cured without operation? By medicine, exercise etc.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
no, surgery is must otherwise reccurance is there, now a days breast conservation surgery can be done without removing breast in early stage of breast cancer. followed by chemo and radio
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What are the real causes of Cancer disease? I have observed that even people who don't smoke & chew tobacco are developing cancer at a faster pace. And is there a way to avoid it completely by changing lifestyle & food habits?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Do follow regular balanced diet and hyderated regular Stipulated sleep pattern with clean manner in everything With Physical activity and breathing exercises for about about 20 minutes regularly Best wishes
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Tell me about blood sugar skin cancer handicapped its reason and precaution how to avoid it.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Sir skin cancers are superficial cancers present ing on skin as ulceration or growth over skin. It may also present as sudden change in the size of mole. Causes are generally Ultraviolet radiation from sun, chemical exposure, post burn and some viral infection etc Black skin people are naturally protected against UV radiation induced cancer, but still one should avoid over exposure and use sunscreen. Any nonhealing ulcer should be shown to doctor even if it does not pain.
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My mother is suffering from cancer in back and she has pain in her legs but not at the place of cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear mam, if disease is involving vertebrae or pelvis then pain can radiate to back along with the nerves which arise from vertebrae. There can be calcium or vitamin D deficiency that may be the cause. So first let your doctor verify the cause and then she may be treated accordingly.
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My father 53 years old male having adenocarcinoma stomach. After 3 DCF# chemo CT syas concentric mural thinking of the anto pyloric region of the stomach extending along the lesser curvature upto ge junction. Small conglomerate nodes in the gastro hepatic region rest of organs are normal. What is the stage now? Should I go for surgery or more cycle of chemo. Suggest if GC is not good. symptoms is only vomiting and having problem in eating solid good.

MBBS, MS- Surgery , M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , FIAGES
Oncologist, Delhi
Let your CT imaging to assess by surgical oncologist to check resectability. if resectable surgery should be done earliest possible. there also risk of becoming inoperable with further chemotherapy if it is not responding to chemotherapy
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Hi, I need to know Symantec of testicular cancer, how to grow and please tell me without operation seminoma testicular cancer problems resolve or not?

MCh - Surgical Oncology, FEBS - Fellow of European Board of Surgical Oncology
Oncologist, Navi Mumbai
Testicular Cancer has arise due to 1. Undescended testes - which means testes is not in the scrotum. It is in the abdomen. 2. Your family has one relative with Cancer 3. Mutation of some gene like iso12p 4. Many do not have a cause Seminoma Testes has to be treated with surgery. There is no other way. One testes is sufficient to reproduce and have a family. And have intercourse.
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I am 70 years old male. What should be blood urea level in my body my s. Creatinine is 1. 4. My ultra sound exams for prostate reads post void 5 ml. Please advise.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am 70 years old male. What should be blood urea level in my body my s. Creatinine is 1. 4. My ultra sound exams for...
In general, 7 to 20 mg/dl (2.5 to 7.1 mmol/l) is considered normal. But normal ranges may vary, depending on the reference range used by the lab, and your age.
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Hello I am 22 year old guy from india, I am smoking from 4 years, my right tonsil is swollen and I was feeling pain, I took some antibiotics after consulting a doctor, now there is no pain, but its still swollen, please reply if its cancer ?

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS
Oncologist,
Dear Lybrate User, It's unlikely to be a cancer. However if it continues to be there for a long time or if it grows in size then a biopsy from the tonsil can help to confirm or refute if it's a cancer.
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There has been a lot of speculation about bread so should we continue eating bread or not because in the news they are telling that it causes dangerous diseases like cancer please help?

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Potassium bromate has been speculated to be carcinogenic. It is often added in bread to improve the dough. It is advisable to avoid bread containing bromate. It is usually mentioned on the bread loaf.
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Dear doctor, what is the management for 66 year female diagnosed with stage 1b endometrial cancer with hiatopath showing 4 cm grade ii endometriod adenicarcinoma with no lympjovascular invasion and inv more than half the myometrium. All pelvic nodes removed were negative. Pt is fit and well with no comorbidities and not on any medicines.

MBBS (Gold Medalist, Hons), MS (Obst and Gynae- Gold Medalist), DNB (Obst and Gynae), Fellow- Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (ACOG, USA), FIAOG
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Being an expert in gynaecological oncology, my advice is review the slides by another expert pathologists and if still report comes the same, radiation should be given.
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What are symptoms of cancer and precautions and steps to be taken to cure cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer usually presents as painless lump anywhere in neck, breast, armpits etc. Nonhealing ulcer, abnormal bleeding, weight loss, difficulty in swallowing, change in bowelor bladder habits etc.
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I am 69years old person. I underwent operation of prostate cancer about 4 years back. I am now quite normal. Can I have normal long life or Is life limited because of operation of prostate cancer about 4 years back.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Sir, you can ofcourse lead a long life, you must be on regular follow up with three to six monthly Psa levels. There are many long term survivors of carcinoma prostate, so don't worry.
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