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Dr. Nalini Rao

Oncologist, Bangalore

700 at clinic
Dr. Nalini Rao Oncologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Nalini Rao is a renowned Oncologist in Phoenix Hospital, Bangalore. She is currently associated with HCG Bangalore Institute of Oncology Speciality Centre in Phoenix Hospital, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Nalini Rao on Lybrate.com.

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My niece is suffering with Breast Cancer Grade 3. advice 4 cycles of Chemo+Surgery+another 4 cycles chemo and radiation. She appears to be normal, no sickness. What is the prognosis? Survival rate? Please help me.

FACS, MBBS, MS - General Surgery
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My niece is suffering with Breast Cancer Grade 3. advice 4 cycles of Chemo+Surgery+another 4 cycles chemo and radiati...
Donot worry if she has under gone all mention treatment and she is feeling good the prognosis will be good,

In case of 4th stage Cancer (Carcinoma gallbladder) if we are going for Kemo therapy then will it increase the life expectations or only control this disease? Also is Kemo advisable for a weak person? Thank you.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
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Palliative chemotherapy is the most suitable option, provided, patient should be able to tolerate it. The expected goals are prolongation of life and some control over the rate of growth of cancer. The treating medical oncologist will be in the best position to judge, what chemotherapy will be suitable for the patient.

I am 30 years male, I would like to ask about my aunt who is suffering from colon cancer is there any way cure this diseases without operation.

Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Oncology, Masters In Advanced Oncology, Fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery, Fellowship in Gynaecologic Oncology, Registrar in Surgical Oncology
Oncologist
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Unfortunately know. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment with or without adjuvant chemotherapy based on the stage. To reduce the pain and discomfort of open surgery, laparoscopy can be safely done in colon cancer. The recovery is faster and less painful

Hi my mother was cured from non hodgkin lymphoma after 8 chemo therapy and now during daily check ups the submandibular gland (lymph node) size is showing as 28*10 mm and doctors are suggesting biopsy. Please tell me the actual size of the sub mandibular gland.

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 for your mother. Well, contextually, I would advise you to go by your doctor's advice and proceed with the biopsy to rule out any recurrence. Do take care and I wish you all the very best. Sincerely,

My husband eat lot of gutka and smoke he is got allergies on his body he eats allergy medicine for same please advice me is there any symptoms of cancer.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Ayurveda
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Possible signs and symptoms of oral cancer are as follows a lump or thickening in the oral soft tissues soreness or a feeling that something is caught in the throat, difficulty chewing or swallowing, ear pain difficulty moving the jaw or tongue, hoarseness, numbness of the tongue he can under ayurveda treatments like the holistic methods of ayurveda for cancer treatment include: abstinence from food and lifestyle that cause tridosha (vata, pitta, kapha) imbalance. Eliminating toxins through panchakarma. Restoration of healthy jatharagni (digestive power) functions. Rejuvenation through rasayanas. Ayurvedic preparations can act as an adjuvant or a co-therapy along with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. It is also helpful in post-surgery care. Ayurvedic medicines help to minimize the side effects of these therapies.

Normally cancer is deducted at the end stage or well developed stage, is there any test to deducted the early stage cancer. This information will be useful to many.

DNB ( Radiation Oncology), MBBS
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symptoms of cancer depend on the site where it arises. If its a throat cancer, there may be difficulty swallowing, change in voice, pain during swallowing sometimes, etc. Lung cancer may present as unresolving cough with expectoration, weight loss, loss of appetite, etc. Usually cancer is higher in smokers.

My father aged 55 yrs. As per USG of whole abdomen report prostate is enlarged in size grade III and homogeneous in echotexture. It measure s 49.90 GM.(approx). Catherine is using. Dr. has already suggested 3 months medicine course or go for operation. please suggest whether we can for homeopath or allopathic or direct operation.

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My father aged 55 yrs. As per USG of whole abdomen report prostate is enlarged in size grade III and homogeneous in e...
Respected lybrate-userhi clearly understand that for prostate problem there is no course of medicine for certain months & then it's over. Depending on symptoms you have to continue certain medicines for lifetime that will withhold or slow down progress of prostate it's not going to melt your prostate size completely. If your symptoms are controlled by medicines continue medicines surgery is not hard & fast at all & if you r not recovering good extent with medicines or you don't want to continue medi then go for surgery choice is yours dear thanks regards.

Prevention of Breast Cancer

Nutritionist, Diploma In Cosmeto Dermatology , BHMS
Homeopath
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1. Limit intake of alcohol
2. Avoid smoking.
3. Having diet of fruits and vegetables and nuts
4. Checking your weight
5. Restriction of hormone therapy in postmenopausal women.

For Prostate Problem Kindly prescribe me Medicine - In Night time two to three times go for Urinal.

MBBS
General Physician
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To rule out Benign Prostate Hypertrophic changes you need an Ultrasound examination and Surgeons opinion. Donot take medicine on your own as it might cause sudden fall in blood pressure initially . Also avoid taking cold medication/anticholinergic drugs .

Am I more at risk if my relatives have cancer and what do cancer stages and grades mean?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Not all cancers are inherited, only approx 5-7 %!may be inherited, rest may be due to acquired mutations Caused by some carcinogens. Stages are size and spread of disease, Grade means aggressiveness of disease.

I am 66 years young. I have enlarged prostate gland. I am taking uromax-d daily od for the last four years. Please Advise me whether I should continue d same or take something else.

DNB (ENT), MBBS
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I am 66 years young. I have enlarged prostate gland. I am taking uromax-d daily od for the last four years. Please Ad...
Hi . It is believed that prostate enlargement in many men continues till end of life. It is therefore recommended that you continue your medications to reduce the rate of this growth. You can also discuss this with your urologist and if your prostate enlargement is very little and you have no urinary symptoms then he/she can take the decision of tapering your dose or stopping it altogether to observe for some time.

I eat tobacco. In my mouth the color changes to yellow. It is called cancer problem?

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS
Oncologist
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No it does not mean you have cancer. But you should avoid tobacco in any form as it can lead to cancer take professional help if you cannot quit on your own.

How does cancer occurs? How can we identify the cancer. And how can be prevent the cancer? What are the medicine to cure cancer?

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
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Hi dear -causes of cancer are;;- causes;-different types of cancers may be having ------- different types of multiple causes, not any one, in some cancers--viruses have been detected. Adultrated foods, allopathic salts, hormonal drugs, chemical salts, paints, alcohol, smoking, constipation, unhealthy water, foods, uncompatible foods, excessive sex-loss of semen, industrial hazards, polluted air, acidity, arthritis, stones, unknown reasons etc. Prevention;;-- you can prevent cancers by avoiding its possible causes. ------------------------------------- ------------------------------------- symptoms;--generally pain is main symptom. Mainly --------- depend upon the organs involved. Other symptoms can be -bleeding, obstruction, ulceration, fever, weakness, loss of appetite, indigestion etc. Etc. Early detection;;- is generally difficult. But ---------------- lumps may be detected, palpable. Suddenly found when ever pain or some problem is there

I am suffering from Hodgkin's lymphoma. what can I do? Please help me.

MD - Radiothrapy, MBBS
Oncologist
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Treatment depends on stage. In early stages of the disease treatment usually consists of chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy to the involved lymph nodes. In advanced stages treatment is usually consists of chemotherapy only. Prognosis is favorable.

Hello doctor. My age is 21. I have pain in my left breast since 7-8 days. Pehle bhi pain hua hai lekin wo bas 1 din he rahta tha. hamesha esa hota he rehta tha bas 1 din. Mujhe lagta tha ki heart me pain hai. Gastric problem hogi isliye jyada dhani ni diya par abhi feel ho raha h ki problem breast me hai. Thoda sa bhi left breast me pressure pad raha hai ya kuch touch ho raha hai toh pain ho raha hai. What should I do. Is this symptom of breast cancer. Should I consult a doctor. Please give some advice.

Fellow Breast Surgery (MUHS), DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Oncologist
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Hello lybrate-user. Pain in breast is a common phenomenon in ladies, especially young ladies in reproductive age group. That means the age in which ladies can become pregnant. Due to hormonal changes, there are certain changes that happen in breast also, leading to heaviness and dragging pain. Sometimes it is more on one side. The other cause of breast pain could be breast cancer. Usually it is associated with other breast complaints like a lump, discharge from nipple, skin ulcer etc. Although, in your age without any other complaints it is highly unlikely that it is breast cancer but cannot be ruled out 100%, only based on history. There are other rare causes of breast pain, which your surgeon will rule out on examination. So I would strongly suggest to go and visit a breast surgeon.

I am a mother of 4 months old baby. And my one breast size is just double then other. Is this sign of breast cancer? Please advise.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist
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Are you feeding the baby from both breasts equally. If yes and even then if there is so much difference in the size of breasts then go for ultrasuond of both breast.

What is the symptoms of cancer and aids. What medicine will be good for this disease. Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician
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Aids symptoms- if cd4 count is with in normal limits than the person is asymptomatic and if the level is low than there can be lymphadenopathy and secondary infections which have their own symptoms cancer symptoms- loss of appetite with loss of weight and organ specific symptoms etc and treatment depends on the vital parameters of the patient.

How to avoid prostrate cancer and what are the major preventing steps to overcome from such disease.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Prostate is a hormone dependent tumour, sometimes linked with smoking and other environment factors. You should screen psa levels annually after age of 40 yrs and if raised then biopsy must be done. It is not advisable to manipulate hormonal levels prophylactically.

I am 69 years old male having prostate problem, what is your advice to cure my diseases.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist
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prostate problem are of many types, first you should go for investigations to diagnose the problem. 1. TRUS for Prostate 2. routine and microscopic urine examination 3. if pus cells in urine then urine for culture & sensitivity 4. PSA estimation

Actually last month my brother in law aged 44 expired due to metastatic cancer in pancreas & intrahepatic cancer in liver. I was surprised to see that being a fully fit man without any disease. Now I am very much tensed that it could happen with any one. Pl suggest me which/what type of test/treatment could be taken up as a precautionary step.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
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Actually last month my brother in law aged 44 expired due to metastatic cancer in pancreas & intrahepatic cancer in l...
It is sad to hear about your brother in law. Your height and weight indicate that you are fit and fine. You should not worry about disease and untimely death. Get your complete body tests/check done every three years from now on. You can only control what is in your hands. 1. Good natural simple nutrition 2. Daily exercise activities to stay fit. 3. Proper relaxation and sleep 4. Being stress free 5. Being happy and spreading happiness. If you can do all this then live a happy life. No one knows how many days we have been granted on this earth. We can only live in this moment. Breathe well and live well.
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