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Dr. Poovamma

Oncologist, Bangalore

Dr. Poovamma Oncologist, Bangalore
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Poovamma is an experienced Oncologist in Hosur Road, Bangalore. She is currently practising at Mazumdar-Shaw Cancer Center in Hosur Road, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Poovamma on Lybrate.com.

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Dear sir, I am a 50 years old man having prostatomegaly and cystitis with minimal PVR. My doctor has prescribed me tamsulosin hydrochloride tablet 01 OD while sleeping and potassium citrate and citric acid oral suspension two times a day after meal. I am also taking himplasia tab 01 BD. Recently I checked my blood and are tabulated below:- Sugar Fasting: 98 PP: 130 Total cholesterol: 220 Tgl: 293 HDL 40 LDL 121 SGOT 48 IU/ lit SGPT 76 IU/ lit globulin 3.7 gm I just want to know the overall condition of my health. Is it an indication of serious health problems? And what else you suggest for better health. Thanking you in anticipation Binay Das.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Dear sir,
I am a 50 years old man having prostatomegaly and cystitis with minimal PVR. My doctor has prescribed me ta...
Dear Lybrateuser, - Your levels are OK except triglycerides which are high - for prostatomegaly have adequate fluids & water to avoid cystitis - have a well balanced diet with more of vegetables & fruits, whole grains, lean proteins, healthy fats, legumes, beans, sprouts - avoid fried, processed & junk food, also foods containing saturated & trans fats avoid alcohol & tobacco if you take - do regular exercise like brisk walking, jogging, playing games, swimming, also do yoga & deep breathing for 10-15 min daily morning.
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How should a person get screening tests to detect all kinds/major kinds of cancer? I need to understand ways to prevent cancer from occurring. I have seen many people suffering from this disease and its very scary.

UICC International Fellow in Oncollogy , ESTRO certification in Head and neck oncology, MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Jamnagar
Ways to prevent cancer - Stay away from any kind of addiction - Regular exercise - Healthy food - Lots of water daily - Fruits and green leafy vegetables - Take care of yourself and love yourself. Screening tests. Female -Cervix cancer Age limit 35 and beyond Test: Pap smear Who can do: Gynecologists - Breast Cancer Self breast examination - All ages Mammo sonography Age: 40 YRS and beyond Male - Prostate cancer Age 50 and beyond Test: PSA test from blood - Colon a cancer Age 50 and beyond Test: Stool test for occult blood Colonoscopy - Oral cancer Age - All addicted Test - Oral examination Biopsy from doubtful part - Lung cancer Age 40 years and beyond Test - Low dose CECT scan.
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I diagnosed with tongue cancer in October 2015 Surgery has been done what kind of treatment will be given to me after surgery and it is curable or not.

MBBS, MS- Surgery , M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , FIAGES
Oncologist, Delhi
it is curable. depending on histopathology report you require adjuvant radiation therapy or chemoradiation
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I am suffering from diabetes for last 14 years. It has been under control all these years with medication. I have fatty lever for last two years. Again under control without any medication. I am not alcoholic. Now I have been diagnosed with enlarged with prostrate. Psa is 14.7. Diabetes is under control. Looking for recommendation for further treatment. I am 67 years of age.

Diploma in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Secunderabad
I am suffering from diabetes for last 14 years. It has been under control all these years with medication. I have fat...
Hello , you must go with some dietary supplements which help you go keep your knee, bones, and muscles. This will not lead to any side effects and you may control your diabetes also. Let me help you with more information in private consultation.
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I have been diagnosed with grade 1 prostate enlargement for last two years though I don't have much of difficulty in urinating. I am told that if I face difficulty in urinating prostate will have to be removed with surgery. Is there homeopathic medicine available to cure by avoiding surgery? Please tell me the medicine name.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
I have been diagnosed with grade 1 prostate enlargement for last two years though I don't have much of difficulty in ...
Hello lybrate user regarding your enlarged prostate I would like to advise you to use following ayurveda medicines as given below. Himplasia 2 tabs twice daily with warm water after meals for 3-6 months regular. You need not to get surgery in future.
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Cancer Treatment Through Alternative Medicine!

MBBS, Ph.D. Alternative medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Patiala
Cancer Treatment Through Alternative Medicine!

Cancer is becoming the disease of modern times as with changing lifestyles, more and more people are developing this disease. Research has shown up multiple options, but these options are not without side effects. Cases of immunosuppression, weight loss, hair loss, etc., are just a few of them. Therefore, there is constant work being done to identify alternate methods of arresting cancer and preventing it.

While these alternate methods do not help in curing cancer, they definitely help in managing the signs and symptoms of cancer. This makes a lot of sense as even with conventional treatments, beyond a certain point, chemotherapy only helps in palliation and is not a complete cure.

  1. Acupuncture: This practice of inserting needles at specific points in the body helps in relieving nausea caused by cancer and also helps improve pain to a large extent. However, this should not be used in people who are on anticoagulants and have poor platelet count. Getting an experienced person to do it is also very essential.
  2. Exercise: The chronic fatigue, which sets in with cancer, can be greatly reduced by regular exercise. Talk to a private physician to identify what would work for you, taking into account overall status and plan accordingly. This will also improve sleep patterns and your overall quality of life.
  3. Hypnosis: For extreme stress and anxiety induced by cancer, hypnosis is a good option. It helps calm the mind and soothes the body to relax completely. It also helps in reducing the nausea and vomiting that is often associated with chemotherapy.
  4. Ayurveda: Ayurveda has multiple proven substances, which are known to detox the system and control cancer growth cells.
  5. Massage: Superficial and deep massage have definite benefits in chemotherapy. This relieves the muscle tension and stress associated with chemotherapy. Specific conditions like bone condition, pain type, etc., have to be taken into account before planning for this. Also invest in a good experience personnel to do this, as wrong hands may cause more damage.
  6. Meditation: The deep breathing and relaxation that happens with meditation helps control stress and anxiety in people with cancer. The advantage is that it can be done by the person at any time, anywhere, without investing in any equipment.
  7. Yoga: By combining body movements with relaxation techniques, yoga does wonders for the body. It improves agility, improves mental alertness, controls anxiety, improves metabolism, and is an effective detoxification method. A good yoga instructor can help in designing the right program to get the maximum benefits.
  8. Music therapy: Whether it is simple listening to music, writing songs, or playing an instrument, music has its healing powers. Having a group also helps as a form of supportive therapy.

What are the symptoms of mouth cancer what types of precautions and medicine should be taken?

MS ( General Surgery)
Oncologist, Mandsaur
Oral cancer symptoms Some of the most common oral cancer symptoms and signs include: •Persistent mouth sore: A sore in the mouth that does not heal is the most common symptom of oral cancer •Pain: Persistent mouth pain is another common oral cancer sign •A lump or thickening in the cheek •A white or red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth •A sore throat or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away •Difficulty swallowing or chewing •Difficulty moving the jaw or tongue •Numbness of the tongue or elsewhere in the mouth •Jaw swelling that makes dentures hurt or fit poorly •Loosening of the teeth •Pain in the teeth or jaw ••Voice changes •A lump in the neck •Weight loss •Persistent bad breath If any of these oral cancer symptoms or signs are present for days or weeks, your doctor may recommend tests to check for oral cancer. As with any cancer, having your cancer diagnosed as soon as possible will help ensure that any treatment is as effective as possible. Screening for oral cancer Although routine screening for oral cancer is not typically recommended, several tests can be done if any of the symptoms of this disease are present and do not go away. Oral cancer risk factors GENERAL •Gender: Oral cancer and oropharyngeal cancer are twice as common in men as in women. This difference may be related to the use of alcohol and tobacco, a major oral cancer risk factor that is seen more commonly in men than women. According to the American Cancer Society, the gender difference is decreasing among oral cancer patients as more women are using tobacco and drinking. •Age: The average age at diagnosis for oral cancer is 62, and two-thirds of individuals with this disease are over age 55. •Ultraviolet light: Cancers of the lip are more common among people who work outdoors or others with prolonged exposure to sunlight. Poor nutrition: Studies have found a link between diets low in fruits and vegetables and an increased oropharynx and oral cancer risk. GENETICS •Genetic syndromes: Some inherited genetic mutations, which cause different syndromes in the body, carry a high risk of oral and oropharyngeal cancer. These include: •Fanconi anemia: This blood condition is caused by inherited abnormalities in several genes. Problems can begin at an early age and often lead to leukemia or aplastic anemia. The risk of oral cancer among people with Fanconi anemia is up to 500 times higher than among the general population. •Dyskeratosis congenita: This genetically linked syndrome can also cause aplastic anemia, and carries a very high risk of mouth and throat cancer occurring at an early age. LIFESTYLE •Tobacco use: About 80% of people with oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers use tobacco in the form of cigarettes, chewing tobacco or snuff. The risk of developing oral cancer depends on the duration and frequency of tobacco use. Smoking can lead to cancer in the mouth or throat, and oral tobacco products are associated with cancer in the cheeks, gums, and inner surface of the lips. •Alcohol: About 70% of people diagnosed with oral cancer are heavy drinkers. This risk is higher for people who use both alcohol and tobacco. For people who smoke and drink heavily, the risk of oral cancer may be as high as 100% more than the risk for people who do not smoke or drink. •Betel quid: Many people in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and others parts of the world chew betel quid, a leaf from the betel plant wrapped around areca nut and lime. Chewing gutka, a combination of betel quid and tobacco, is also common. Both of these substances are associated with an increased oral cancer risks. OTHER CONDITIONS •Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection: Human papilloma viruses, or HPV, include about 100 similar viruses. Many HPVs cause warts, but some are involved in cancer. Most noteworthy, HPV is tied to the development of cervical cancer. HPV is also a risk factor for oral and oropharyngeal cancers. About 25 percent of patients with these cancers are infected with the same HPVs as are seen in with cervical cancer. In particular, there is a strong link between HPV-16 and oropharyngeal cancer. HPV appears to be a more serious risk factor for oropharyngeal cancer than for oral cavity cancers. People with oral cancers linked to HPV tend to not be smokers or drinkers, and usually have a good prognosis. Typically, HPV infections in the mouth and throat do not produce any symptoms, and only a small percentage of these infections develop into cancer. Read about the recent increase in HPV-related cancers. •Immune system suppression: Taking drugs that suppress the immune system, such as those used to prevent rejection of a transplant organ or to treat certain immune diseases, may increase the risk of oral cancer. •Lichen planus: People with a severe case of this illness, which usually causes an itchy rash but sometimes appears as white lines or spots in the mouth and throat, may have a higher risk of oral cancer. Lichen planus usually affects middle-aged people. •Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD): This condition can occur after a stem-cell transplant, in which bone marrow is replaced following cancer occurrence or treatment. The new stem cells may have an immune response against the patient’s own cells, and tissues in the body may be destroyed as a result. GVHD increases the likelihood of oral cancer, which can develop as soon as 2 years later. UNPROVEN RISK FACTORS In recent years, concern has been raised about some products heightening the risk of oral cancer. These concerns are controversial and have not yet been proven in scientific studies. The products some believe to increase cancer risk factors include: Mouthwash: Some studies have shown a link between mouthwash that is high in alcohol content and the risk of oral and oropharyngeal cancer. However, other research has raised doubts about this concern. The frequent use of mouthwash by people who smoke and drink—two confirmed risk factors for oral cancer—makes it difficult to establish a clear link between mouthwash and oral cancer. •Irritation from dentures: Poorly fitting dentures that cause long-term irritation of the mouth lining have also been a point of concern regarding oral cancer risk. This link has not been confirmed in several studies. However, loose dentures may trap substances that are known to cause oral cancer, such as alcohol and tobacco. Individuals who wear dentures should be sure to have their fit checked by a dentist regularly, remove them at night, and clean and rinse them thoroughly each day.
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Hi sir my mother facing problem with breast cancer she had taken 1 surgery and 8 chemotherapy now she is on stage radiation pls tell side effects and precautions pls.

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Mohali
She should do well. Do specific precautions. Good high protein diet, plenty of rest and staying positive.
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Hi, currently I am getting treated for tb but I have also got nodule of 2.8 * 2.9c in my left breast which we came to know after ct scan. My chest specialist is saying wait complete the tb treatment and then go for breast nodule but I scared whether it not some serious. Which doctor I need consult for breast? I mean surgeon or gynecologist?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
You must get the breast nodule checked fast, do not wait till tb treatment is completed mammography, fnac from lump needs to be done. You can consult a surgeon or an oncologist.
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Which medicine to take for cancer or what are symptoms of heat stroke. Can you please help me with this.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For cancer we usually plan for chemotherapy after clinical examination and sudden complain of headache with giddines with uneasiness with sweating with dehydration usually in direct sunlight is a typical initial symptom of heat stroke.
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I have a bad habit of chewing my chicks and lips from very childhood. There are no permanent ulcer for this inside my mouth. But a white bump like has formed in my lower lip horizontally. Is there any possibility to cancer regarding this?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
I have a bad habit of chewing my chicks and lips from very childhood. There are no permanent ulcer for this inside my...
At worst it may be a precancerous lesion. But better get it checked by an ent specialist and if need be, get it biopsied.
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Sir, Hi post void residual urine volume 350cc and an enlarged size of prostate (48.2x39.6x35.6mm and 35.5cc volume) now I am in a dilemma. Is it the symptom of prostate cancer. If so what is the further course of treatment kindly advice.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Ludhiana
You needs: 1. Psa test (blood test) 2. Trus (transrectal u/s for prostate) 3. Rectal digital examination by surgeon.
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Advice to use monurol sachet for chronic prostatitis? Have undergone surgery for removal of prostate (non cancer related)

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Advice to use monurol sachet for chronic prostatitis? Have undergone surgery for removal of prostate (non cancer rela...
Monurol is antibiotic used to treat bladder infections, hope now it should be fine otherwise you can get culture sensitivity of urine done. You must be suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia that can be treated with medicines.
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I am a 21 year old female. I have a problem regarding the size of my breast. My right side breast is too small compared to that of the left. I have checked if I have chances of breast cancer but its all normal. I want it in a normal size so that it looks good when I dress up.

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Hyderabad
Brava and differential fat grafting should be a good option giving you long lasting results with multiple benefits. A little time taking but worth it.
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Hi doc, My question is how many kinds of cancers are their? And which the most dangerous?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, cancer may affect any and every organ of the body so it could be of many types depending on location. Histopathologically it depends on cell of origin And it could be of more than 200 types. Many cancers are very aggressive by behaviour like glioblastoma multiforme, a kind of brain tumour.
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Hi I am 61 years diabetic. Hba1c 6. 6. Having prostate gland grade 2 enlargement. The bladder is having 40% residue after urination. Please suggest proper medicine for urinary problem. Thank you very much.

MD - Pathology, MBBS
Pathologist, Ahmedabad
You have given the reports. Please forward me your complains. Your diabetes is well under control. Congratulations.
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Feeling pain in breast on both side and also feel pain in under arms of left side from few months I have examine by self everything is ok but still I feel pain.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Patan
Its the condition known as andi. No need to worry, use pain killers eg. Paracetamol. You will be fine soon.
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