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Dr. Sasikala

DNB, MBBS

Oncologist, Bangalore

15 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Sasikala DNB, MBBS Oncologist, Bangalore
15 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
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Dr. Sasikala is a trusted Oncologist in New BEL Road, Bangalore. She has over 15 years of experience as a Oncologist. She is a DNB, MBBS . She is currently practising at M S Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, Bangalore in New BEL Road, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sasikala on Lybrate.com.

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DNB - Delhi university - 2012
MBBS - Bangaalore University - 2002
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English

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After taking 3 tablets of silodal d8, facing dry ejaculation problems, please help, having enlarge prostatic, uti.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS, MBBS
Urologist, Delhi
After taking 3 tablets of silodal d8, facing dry ejaculation problems, please help, having enlarge prostatic, uti.
dry ejaculation is a side effect of this medicine but will become normal on stopping this or any other alpha blockers
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I am 47 year and I take RMD (gutkha) from past 18 years regularly. Now I am worrying whether I may affect with cancer like disease. I would like to have through checkup for this. What should I do?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, first and foremost, quit gutkha from now to keep away cancer. You can get a detailed clinical examination done by ent surgeon or oncologist to rule out any ulceration, abnormal growth in even premalignant conditions like white patch or reddish patch, erythroplakia, reduced mouth opening or submucosal fibrosis. You can also take cancer preventive medicines or food rich in antioxidants. Preventive oncology department is available in oncology hospitals to screen cancers before appearance of symptoms.
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Hi, After the operate my Gal Bladder. There r some complications after the tests a stomach cancer or gastric cancer diagnose with starting 3rd stage. Is it curable or not. If any medi. Pls prescribe. Thanx with regards.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Gastric cancers if operable must be operated on followed by adjuvant treatment depending on stage and histology. Don't worry you should be fine.
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Dear Dr. My sister complained about severe pain in the lower right portion of her right breast. What it might be? Is it something to worry about? And what diagnosis we are needed to perform? She is 17.

MBBS, M S General Surgery ,
General Surgeon, Chandigarh
hi this is called ANDI nothing to be done .. don't worry it will be olrite by itself. take care...
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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, Faridabad
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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What is the symptoms of Cancer? actually my friend is feeling pain in heart and he takes so much tobacco.

Diploma in Diabetology, Pregnancy & Diabetes, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Prevention in Diabetes ,Thyroid
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar
Symptoms vary from site of cancer. Tobacco may cause oral cancer Oral ulcer or swelling to start is painless. FNAC or Biopsy help in early diagnosis.
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I am suffering from an enlarged prostate (36 cc) since about an year. I am a 63 yr. Old married male living in Ghaziabad. Canyon advise the Ayurvedic treatment. Regards Vijay Kumar Aggarwal 9868805168.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
I am suffering from an enlarged prostate (36 cc) since about an year. I am a 63 yr. Old married male living in Ghazia...
this much enlarge prostate is not a big problem, what are the symptoms patient have is important if you problem with that you need treatment otherwise not, and you need to do urine R/M and urine C/S and serum PSA to be done.
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She is being diagnosed with Carcinoma in Sigmoid colon 1st stage please suggest us with further procedure.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
carcinoma sigmoid colon needs to be surgically removed and further treatment with chemotherapy will depend on histopathology reports.
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I have a tumor on my left hand. Suspect in cancer! I do not want to biopsy right now, becoz I heard that if cancer patient done biopsy then cancer spared whole body immediate. Have any Homeopathy treatment in suspect cancer.

Registrar in Surgical Oncology, Fellowship in Gynaecologic Oncology, Masters In Advanced Oncology, Fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery, Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Oncology, Fellowship in CRS and HIPEC, Fellowship in PIPAC
Oncologist, Mumbai
Dear Mr. lybrate-user, Doing a biopsy doesn't make a cancer spread. Of course the biopsy needs to be done by a surgeon or surgical oncologist who understand the pathology properly. Unfortunately homeopathy for whatever they claim does not cure any swellings/lumps or any cancer. You can show a surgeon or surgical oncologist. If it's a simple swelling like lipoma or fibroma, you don't need any surgery
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They have cyst in right breast n operated in 2010, now she is suffering from itching and pain in scar. What should i do now?

MS-GENERAL SURGERY
General Surgeon, Vadodara
it may be hypertrophic scar. apply coconut oil and if it is not reliveing than scar excision surgery is advised
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Sir my mother is suffering from cervix cancer stage 3rdb.Now she is taking 25no of 250cgy radition along with 3 brachytherapy treatment.Sir wheather the treatment is enough or not? again after ultrasound if no maligant tumour found then will i have do anything more?

MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Cervical cancer is managed with Radiotherapy with weekly chemotherapy followed by brachytherapy. Then disease response assessment with clinical examination and Imaging. If there is no disease after the therapy, can be followed up.
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My mother operated in 2010 for breast cancer in PGI chandigarh. Her right breast removed completely with limf nodes also. No chemotherapy starts after that but temoxifan 30 mg starts. Now in this month the cause complete. In this period regular mammography done, the reports shows nothing new. Now pl tell me if any further treatment requires for her good health.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
In all probability she can note be considered cured of cancer, but as a precaution, just keep doing annual follow ups and annual mammography of the opposite breast as a safeguard.
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Bone Marrow Transplant - busting the myths!

European Society for Medical Oncology certification, DM - Oncology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad

The term bone marrow transplant is actually a misnomer in the present context as a vast majority of transplants are now conducted by harvesting stem cells from the blood of the donor. 

So the correct and logical term now is peripheral blood stem cell transplant. This is just like a blood donation for the donor and poses no risk at all to the donor. The term blood cancer is generally used for leukemias, these can be of two types - acute and chronic. 

For the chronic leukemias, especially chronic myeloid leukemia, stem cell transplant is now generally not required as drugs like imatinib, dasatinib and nilotinib are extremely effective. For chronic lymphocytic leukemia transplant is rarely done these days and is generally reserved for relatively younger patients. Even in the imatinib era transplant is an effective procedure and can cure patients with CML (chronic myeloid leukemia) who do not respond to imatinib and other tyrosine kinase inhibitors. 

For acute myeloid leukemias stem cell transplant is recommended for all cases except the low risk cases, after completion of chemotherapy. Risk is defined based on kind of genetic mutations in the leukemic cells for acute lymphoblastic leukemia transplant is generally done at relapse, but certain genetic mutations necessitate an earlier transplant, so does presence of or increase in minimal residual disease, which signifies cancer cells not visible to the human eye under the microscope.

Procedure of stem cell transplant HLA matching is done between patient and siblings. Best match is selected as a donor. Matched sibling is the most commonly used donor in blood cancers. In many cases a match is not available, for such cases matched unrelated donor, cord blood, or a partially matched donor (haploidentical donor) is sometimes selected. Donor is given growth factor injection subcutaneously to bring out the stem cells from the bone marrow to bloodstream, twice daily for 5 days. After that the stem cells are collected and stored. Patient is given high dose chemotherapy to kill cancer cells as well as his normal marrow. After chemotherapy, donor stem cells are injected into the body of patient from a vein. After approximately 11-14 days the donor cells get engrafted in the patient's marrow and start producing normal blood cells. The donor cells also kill the cancer cells and prevent cancer from coming back. 

Overall depending on whether the patients cancer is controlled or not before transplant the cure rate after transplant can vary from 60 % for patients who have a good control and less aggressive disease biology, to less then 20 % in patients with uncontrolled disease before transplant. Overall, approximately 40 % patients get cured with a transplant. Upto 40 % patients can develop complications, and half of these may be very severe and life threatening. This figure is more in mismatched transplants. Apart from complications, there is still a risk of relapse and these patients need close monitoring in the first few years after transplant.

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For past few months I am facing problem in my left breast, it pains specially in night. And also there is kind of knot in my breast. Help me.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear mam, if you have found a lump in your breast, it should be evaluated by a clinician to ascertain the same and if indicated then ultrasound or mammography can be done and needle aspiration if required. Breast pain is usual if your periods are nearing due to inflammation or swelling of breast due to hormonal changes and you can do fomentation and take some pain killer for temporary period also vitamin e supplement some times help.
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Ayurveda and Bladder Cancer

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Ayurveda, Indore
Ayurveda and Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is the result of the growth of cancerous cells inside the bladder. Bladder cancer is mainly of four types:

  1. Urothelial carcinoma: In this type of bladder cancer, the tumours may be limited to the bladder or spread from the urothelial to the deeper layers in the bladder. The urothelial is the epithelium lining in the renal pelvis, ureters, urethra and bladder.
  2. Squamous cell carcinoma: Squamous cells are flat, thin cells that form after a prolonged infection in the bladder. The cancer starts from these cells.
  3. Adenocarcinoma: Glandular cells in the bladder produce and discharge mucus. This type of cancer begins from the glandular cells.
  4. Superficial bladder cancer: If the cancer is limited to the bladder lining, then it is known as superficial bladder cancer. The cancer might spread to the bladder muscle wall, or spread to the lymph nodes and organs close to it.

It is important note that, if bladder cancer is detected early, then it can be cured most of the times.

Who is at a risk of acquiring bladder cancer?
Those who smoke or have a history of bladder cancer in the family or are exposed for to industrial chemicals for long durations are at an increased risk of bladder cancer.

The symptoms of bladder cancer include:

Bladder cancer treatment by conventional medication can be complemented by Ayurveda; especially, with the Panchakarma therapy, which detoxifies the body. Detoxification can be done by:

  • Snehana therapy that is oil massage
  • Swedana that is steaming therapy 
  • Vamana that is by urging vomiting
  • Virechana that is by purging
  • Basti is the enema medication
  • Nasya or through nasal medication
  • Raktamokshana Therapy 

Along with the above mentioned therapies, consuming medicated juices, which contain fruits and vegetables is good for the body. Antioxidant Ayurvedic medicines are also highly beneficial. Practicing yoga, sound therapy, pranayama, acupressure and acupuncture can help in the long run.

Sometimes, traditional cancer medication can rob the body of its strength once the symptoms are cured. Rasayan Chikitsa can help the body regain its strength. Rasayan Chikitsa improves the metabolism, memory, longevity, hair and complexion. It brings back the vigour that was lost. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a specilized ayurveda and ask a free question.

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It's dated soda is good for drinking. Or is 1peg a day of whiskey causes cancer or good for health.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Slight amount of alcohol may not harm but the latest guidelines suggest that alcohol is a risk factor not only liver cancers but also breast, git and other malignancy. Quantity is not specified so best to avoid routine consumption as it has addictive tendency and gradually the quantity will increase
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Hi All, Hope you are doing well. I have been suffering from breast cancer. Taking medicine and check up regularly. Can you please suggest which type of food or fruits need to take and exercise as well. Thanks in advance. Have a great weekend!

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Dear, if you have been treated for breast cancer and are cured you can take any type of fruit you like the most. Do active exercises, eat balanced diet, avoid obesity and you will do well.
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I have stomach pain and sometimes I fill stomach burn. So I think its a 1st stage of cancer. Can you tell me wat are the symptoms of cancer. And which causes cancer?

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I have stomach pain and sometimes I fill stomach burn. So I think its a 1st stage of cancer. Can you tell me wat are ...
It can be simple gastritis and not cancer immediately. Take balance diet keep your bowels clear no fast-foods/cold-drinks etc.
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Hi My friend has had swollen lymph nodes in his groin (only). His primary told him that if the glands are still swollen for two more weeks, he should see a hematologist. The primary spoke about lymphoma- but the research that I have done would suggest that swollen lymph glands in the groin would.

European Society for Medical Oncology certification, DM - Oncology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear lybrate-user, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpit or groin can sometimes mean a lymphoma, but it can also be other forms of cancer, a thorough work up is required in such cases, which includes blood investigations, imaging and in appropriate cases, biopsy of the nodes for establishing diagnosis and immunophenotyping. Your friend should seek opinion from a medical oncologist/hematoncologist for proper care. Best wishes.
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