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Dr. Sasikala

MBBS, DNB

Oncologist, Bangalore

14 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Sasikala MBBS, DNB Oncologist, Bangalore
14 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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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
I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage.
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Dr. Sasikala is a trusted Oncologist in New BEL Road, Bangalore. She has over 14 years of experience as a Oncologist. She is a MBBS, DNB. 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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MBBS - Bangaalore University - 2002
DNB - Delhi university - 2012
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English

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Hey doc. AGR kisi ko b cancer hota h koi sa b cancer hota h.to first symptoms ky hoga. Pta lgane k liye. Mtlb uske kin kin symptoms se malum PD skta h ki cancer h.ghr me reh k.plz hlp me doc.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
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Different cancers present differently according to the site of origin. For example, breast cancers may present with a painless breast lump, cancers of the food pipe may present with an increasing difficulty in swallowing food. Please refer to my post highlighting few early warning signs of cancers and heed to them
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Hello doctor. I am a lymphoma patient now my treatment is over. (chemotherapy and radiation). Last 2 days I was fasting. Is their any problem for that. Should I fast for following days, because my treatment was at ramadan time.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Please avoid fasting as the body needs more energy to recover from the side effects of treatment. You may feel drained and healing will be poor.
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I am 56 years old I am having prostate problem I cant say since how long sometimes I have to frequently go for urine with 1 hour interwal 4-5 times please advise remedy.

Felllow in Endourology, MCh Urology, MRCS, MS, MBBS
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I am 56 years old I am having prostate problem I cant say since how long sometimes I have to frequently go for urine ...
Dear, I am sorry to know about your problem. Your symptoms can be caused by enlarged prostate with overactive bladder, urinary retention with overflow, urinary infection, bladder or ureteric stones, tumour of prostate or bladder and some other rare conditions. So it is important to diagnose correctly and start the treatment. I would advise you to get the following tests done: ultrasonogram abdomen with post void residual urine, uroflowmetry, urine microscopy and serum prostate specific antigen (psa) after ruling out urinary infection. It is also important to get your prostate palpated by a urologist to rule out a tumour in prostate. There are good drugs to control the symptoms caused by prostate enlargement and overactive bladder. However, without evaluating with the above basic tests it is not appropriate to start a treatment blindly. Please get back to me with the above report. I will be in a better position to guide you further. Wish you good health

My wife age 52 suffered from blood cancer CML since 20, 01, 2015. The bcr-abl was 71 on 20 , 01, 2015. Then it was. 03, .01, 0.10 on 25,05,2015, 25,11,2015, 16,05,2016 respectively. The Tasigna 150 is regularly since 22,02,2015. Now bcr-abl increased 0.01 to 0.10. How and what we do.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
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My wife age 52 suffered from blood cancer CML since 20, 01, 2015. The bcr-abl was 71 on 20 , 01, 2015. Then it was. 0...
Dear, there is nothing to worry at the moment. Minor change in bcr_abl does occur. By continuing the same medicine it should come to normal. I feel that the dose of medicine you are taking is on lower side. You can seek the advice from your treating doctor to increase it to 200 mg. Daily.
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Hello, my dad is 87 years old and he is complaining of slight swelling at the prostrate side and urine has a tinge of milkiness, he has slight pain as well. What could be the reason, what should we do.

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Hello, my dad is 87 years old and he is complaining of slight swelling at the prostrate side and urine has a tinge of...
Prostatitis treatments vary depending on the underlying cause. They can include: Antibiotics. This is the most commonly prescribed treatment for prostatitis. Your doctor will base the choice of medication on the type of bacteria that may be causing your infection. If you have severe symptoms, you may need intravenous (IV) antibiotics. You'll likely need to take oral antibiotics for four to six weeks but may need longer treatment for chronic or recurring prostatitis. Alpha blockers. These medications help relax the bladder neck and the muscle fibers where your prostate joins your bladder. This treatment may lessen symptoms, such as painful urination. Anti-inflammatory agents. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may make you more comfortable. Prostate massage. This is done by your physician using a lubricated, gloved finger — a procedure similar to a digital rectal exam. It may provide some symptom relief, but doctors disagree about how effective it is. Other treatments. Other potential treatments for prostatitis are being studied. These treatments include heat therapy with a microwave device and drugs based on certain plant extracts

I have cough since last four weeks what should I do? Is it us the symptoms of cancer?

MBBS
General Physician
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1.Do a complete blood examination like CBC, ESR, Mantoux test, X ray chest, Sputum examination for AFB. 2.Consult Chest physician with report. 3.Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily, 4.Avoid smoking if you smoke. 5.Consult me for further advice
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I am 63 years male and have prostate enlargement problem for past several years. I am taking 1 tab urimax-d daily and due to that, dont have urination problem. However, even I miss to take tab even for a day, I face urination problem. My querry is what side effects urimax-d has and how dangerous it is. Kindly advise. Also I tried r-25 and prostonum, homeopathic medecines and managed for about 5 years, but the same is ineffective now.

Critical Care Training, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
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No significant adverse effect. But if significant bph, get examined by urosurgeon and take opinion if resection is necessary.
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Hello sir, I have cancer (esopegal ). Its spreads total body like stomach, colon, rectum, entire body. Doctors said too late. . I have just 23.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist
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Red to have full details about your problem before any sound advice can be given. There is high recurrence rate of this cancer even after treatment. It is mostly the local problem which troubles a person. Distant spread related problems are rare.

Please my husband was diagnosed prostate enlargement. He is 54 yrs. Weight 95 kg and height 5.9 ft. D result is 51x 50x 50 mm. Volume 55. 3mls. Please what will take to stop the enlargement.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Urologist
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Please my husband was diagnosed prostate enlargement. He is 54 yrs. Weight 95 kg and height 5.9 ft. D result is 51x 5...
U cant do anything for that ...unless it's giving problem. ...it's natural to grow till the last breath....
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Elevated PSA I am a 75 years old. My PSA last year was 4.03 this year it has elevated to 5.83. This has me stressed and worried. My urologist has recommend I have a biopsy. I have been reading and go ogling about prostate cancer and biopsies. The more I read and learn, the more confused I get. I am 50- to get a.

MS-General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon
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Elevated PSA
I am a 75 years old. My PSA last year was 4.03 this year it has elevated to 5.83. This has me stressed a...
Your reading is no substitute for doctors' knowledge and experience. Stop reading and get biopsy done as advised by your urologist. Raised psa is a dangerous sign. Don't ignore it. It could be cancer. Luckily, prostate cancer is a curable disease if detected in time.
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I am 34 years old last year doctor has operate tongue cancer after operation radiation also last 15 days I have ulcer in my mouth so any problem.

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I am 34 years old last year doctor has operate tongue cancer after operation radiation also last 15 days I have ulcer...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush.
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My friend has breast cancer in second stage. Can she live happily without fearing about death?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist
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My friend has breast cancer in second stage. Can she live happily without fearing about death?
She definitely does not need to think about death. Hopefully she will live long. Second stage is a very good stage. Positive thinking beats all odds. She should just be regular with her treatment and follow up.

I am 29 years of old male struggle for epididymis orchitis at left side with enlargement of 3*6. Please advise.

FIAGES, M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , MS- Surgery , MBBS
Oncologist
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I am 29 years of old male struggle for epididymis orchitis at left side with enlargement of 3*6. Please advise.
Get urine culture sensitivity cbc ultrasound inguinoscrotal region. Start antibiotic, antiinflammatory and scrotal support.

When I using my mobile my left breast s paining surely its by mobile I used sleep with mobile near before now not. Wat to do any serious.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon
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Respected lybrate-user hi nothing serious presently but try to keep mobile at least 6-8 feet away for sound sleep and during daytime also don't keep mobile in close proximity of breast particularly to avoid unnecessary hazards dear.

I have lump in my breast since start teen age sometimes it gets pain. i am worried about. Please help me.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology
Oncologist
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Hi, no need to worry. These lumps are part of normal changes in the breast with age. Sometimes they may be painful especially during menses. If the lump is large or painful, it can be removed surgically. It won't turn into cancer, so don't worry. Consult a surgeon if want to get it removed. Hope this helps. Take care.
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I am 31 years old and I have cancer. What treatment should be taken during the first stage?

DNB ( Radiation Oncology), MBBS
Oncologist
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Hello it would be very helpful if you could tell what cancer you have. However stage 1 cancers usually have good survival if treated at proper time. Most cancers in 1st stage need single modality treament. Usually surgery in solid tumors and some cancers like lymphomas respond well to chemptharpy.
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I have been having a small lump under the skin in my back just below my waist on the left side for about an year now. It is small and moves when touched. There is no pain though. I am just concerned that can it be symptoms of cancerous tumor? What type of a doctor should I visit. Your help is highly appreciated.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist
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I have been having a small lump under the skin in my back just below my waist on the left side for about an year now....
Please get an fnac of the lump done from any standard good pathology lab. From your description it seems like a lipoma. If the fnac confirms it and the swelling is small and not causing much trouble, you may ignore it. If you want to get it removed, please go ahead, it will be a minor surgery. In case the report is different, please review.
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Is there any way to cure lung cancer without chemotherapy, radiation or surgery? By homeopathy or ayurveda or anything else can it be cured?

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 clarification. Alternative systems of medicine, undoubtedly, will continue to have a strong role to play both in the prevention as well as treatment of cancer, independently and also as a complement to the conventional cancer treatment. The possibility of a cure, however, is influenced by a couple of factors including stage and its associated comorbidities, age, vitality, gene expressions, chromosomes affected, histopathological grading and the type of cancer etc all. Usually, small cell lung cancers are difficult to treat than the non small cell lung cancer (nsclc) ones. Again, metastasis into distant organs complicates stuff and tends to reduce the chances of a cure. Hope this clarifies. Take care and all the very best.
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FNAC report suggestive of well differentiation squamous cell carcinoma with meta static deposits site rt cervical lymhphnode pt. problem small area of ulceration pt. in my sister.Please tell sir.

FNB Minimal Access Surgery, M.S general surgery
General Surgeon
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Hi there, see a surgical oncologist and get your patient properly evaluated. Don't take any chances with cancer.

What are the symptoms, precautions to be taken and causes of the most dangerous diseases of the world cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir, cancer usually presents as painless lump, ulceration which doesn't heal, bleeding from Anywhere, prolonged fever, weakness, altered bowel habits, difficulty in swallowing, change in voice etc depending on organ affected. It is a lifestyle related disease like increased consumption of alcohol, tobacco, pollution, pesticides and adulterated food, increased chemical usage has reduced immunity And fighting capacity of body to genetic changes which usually cause cancer. Avoidance of carcinogenic substance and healthy dietary Habit prevent the disease, regular health screening helps in early diagnosis.
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