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Dr. Somashekhar

Oncologist, Bangalore

500 at clinic
Dr. Somashekhar Oncologist, Bangalore
500 at clinic
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Dr. Somashekhar is a trusted Oncologist in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. He is currently practising at Northside Manipal Hospital in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Somashekhar on Lybrate.com.

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What are the different symptoms of cancers? How does we cure it? List some more suggestions about it!

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer presents as painless lump anywhere in body like neck, breast, armpits etc. Nonhealing ulcer, abnormal bleeding, weight loss, difficulty in swallowing, change in voice, change in bowelor bladder habits etc depending on organ affected. We have to do regular screening to identify in early stages and treat accordingly with surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy etc. One should Lead healthy lifestyle, regular exercises, avoiding known carcinogens, treat any kind of infection fast to avoid cancer.
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What are the symptoms of cancer that could be easily noticed? And what are the precautions to be taken for a cancer patient?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, cancer usually presents as subtle symptoms like painless lump in neck, breast, armpits etc, nonhealing ulcer which is persistent even after usual treatment, unexplained weight loss, difficulty in swallowing, change in voice, difficulty in passing motions, bleeding from Anywhere etc. There could be many other symptoms depending on location. One should be observant of any sudden change in body which is persistent even after routine measures. Should avoid any kind of cancer substance, eat fresh and healthy food.
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Ovarian Cancer - Don't Ignore The Symptoms

Partners in Health
Multi Speciality, Gurgaon
Ovarian Cancer - Don't Ignore The Symptoms

Ovarian cancer is a broad term used to describe cluster of different types of cancers occurring in a single organ i.e. ovary. It can occur at any age- from infancy till old age , even though ovarian carcinoma in younger/childhood comprises only 20% of all ovarian cancers. Majority of ovarian cancers are epithelial - arising from the covering from ovary or from the fallopian tube or the lining of the peritoneum of the abdominal cavity.

The Silent Killer:

Ovarian cancer is called a silent killer as majority of patients report any symptoms when the disease is in the advance stage. Hardly 2-3% of all ovarian cancers cause bleeding or hirsutism, thereby seeking prompt treatment. Majority of ovarian cancer occurs in peri/postmenopausal women which reflect change in interior milieu in terms of hormones.

Since the symptoms are non-specific, women tend to ignore them due to growing age/menopause. Also, mostly women normally don't consult physicians for such non-gynecological complaints, thereby further delaying the diagnosis. It is recommended that women remain involved in their overall health and keep themselves updated to report any abnormality immediately to a specialist.

The main symptoms associated with Ovarian Cancer are:

  • Bloating sensation especially after heavy meals.

  • Increasing abdominal girth (especially if no change in diet or if regularly exercising).

  • Increasing heaviness (fullness) in lower abdomen.

  • Increasing constipation.

  • Persistent Gastritis, if previously absent.

  • Inability to eat proper meal.

  • Increasing tiredness.

  • Increased frequency of urination.

  • Painful contact.

Further, if there is family history of breast/uterine/ovarian cancer in first and second degree relatives, this increases the risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer. Such females should remain vigilant for above-mentioned symptoms and should report promptly.

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Sir, my mother have a lump in her Brest. We examine it and the result is fibro adenoma, sir is it became Brest cancer?

MS ( General Surgery)
Oncologist, Mandsaur
No it is not a cancer, but get it operated for histopathology examination to rule out any hidden cancer.
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Am I more at risk if my relatives have cancer? What do cancer stages and grades mean?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Certain type of cancers run in family like for females breast ovarian etc otherwise sometimes male breast cancer, adrenal glands sometimes hereditary colon cancers etc long list but most of the cancers diagnosed are life style related and tobacco related so inheritance of cancer will depend on type of cancer your family was suffering from. Stage means the size and the spread of disease. Grade means differentiation from normal cells (well/moderate/poor differentiation) indicating the prognosis.
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My Mother is 45 years old. She has Breast Cancer. Now she is under Chemotherapy. What will do to prevent from it in future.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
Nothing much can be done. Response to chemotherapy depends on a nos of factors like type of tumour, stage, grade, hormone receptors present and inherent patient response. I would advice her to do as the Oncologist advices.
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What are the symptoms of cancer? And how can they get out of this problem is it a very dangerous disease whether there is a satisfactory treatment or not.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, cancer is caused by abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells Leading to symptoms like palpable lump, ulceration which doesn't heal, bleeding from Anywhere, weight loss, fever weakness, cough, change in voice, difficulty in swallowing etc. One must lead a healthy lifestyle, avoid known carcinogens like tobacco alcohol pollution pesticides radiation exposure industrial affluent etc. Treatment response depends on stage of presentation and biology of disease, there is a scitific well defined treatment available for each cancer depending on the site and stage.
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Hi I doctor I'm meraj can I know how cancer diseases can get cure what are its precaution and how can it help me.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
cure rate is different for different cancer. early diagnosis is important.. avoid smoking, it is cause of many cancer.. cure is by surgery , radiotherapy. and chemotherapy.
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Hi, I have tumor in my chest. What should i do? Please advise.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist,
Whether it is chest or lungs or breast. If lungs then ct guided biopsy, staging work up by pet ct then radical treatment according to stage.
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Sir, I have a family history of cancer patients and so fear and want to be alert. Want to know what is the simplest and cheapest method / tests that can detect any budding problem in my body. Thanks.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Sir, it depends on what kind of cancers your family was suffering from. Otherwise cheapest and the simplest thing is regularly examination of self and if you feel any lump, any abnormal ulceration or any abnormal symptoms, see a doctor. Chest xray, ultrasound, are good for organs not visible by examination. You can also check blood for psa CEA levels and routine hemogram. Best is not to ignore any symptoms, usually we see patients have long standing problems but they ignore thinking it's just normal. Any changes in body must be checked.
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I have cyst in both breast and it is painful . mammography done previous year . Radiologist says go for prolactin test . I took cabergoline and belong tablets from last 1 year. Getting relief during treatment of cabergoline . But what about cyst . How can it be removed . How long cabergoline should be taken . I have tested prolactin 3 to 4 times it level is below 5 now now. 15 days before menses breasts gets bulky with pain and it regularly increases and during menses it increase in size and increased pain. After menses breast relax and pain also decreases. Please help doctor. Abdominal and pelvic region increased now . Cabergoline helps in everything. Now how to cure it completely.

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), Post Doctoral Research (PhD) (Alternative Medicines)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. Hormonal changes from monthly menstruation can trigger cysts as well as transient inflammation/ swelling of the breasts. However, breast cysts are usually benign. Usually, before the onset of menses, the breast tissue with the larger breast often tends to swell with some amount of tenderness/ pain. But, this is often temporary and resolves automatically. Should the pain be unbearable, you may apply an alternating heat and cold treatment for couple of minutes that may alleviate pain. Do stay well hydrated and take'amla churna' (patanjali) &'bael churna (patanjali- 1/2 tsp each with warm water, preferably before lunch daily for next 1 month. Simultaneously, keep your diet and lifestyle streamlined, you can take tomato soup to which fresh herbs like garlic, turmeric, black pepper, ginger, coriander leaves and oregano has been added, once daily. Just make sure that you keep at least 2 hours gap between any of your present allopathic medications and the natural remedies as suggested above. Its advisable that you check with your doc on how long he/ she wants you to continue with cabergoline medication. Hope this helps. Take care and all the very best. Sincerely,
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What are the symptoms of blood cancer and lung cancer. How can we prevent from that.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Blood cancer present as proliferation of one of the components of blood causing suppression of others.hence leading to symptoms like prolonged fever, frequent infection, anemia, easy bleeding or bruising, lymphadenopathy, organ enlargement etc. Lung cancer present as Cough, fever, weight loss, blood in sputum, difficulty in breathing or sometime change in voice. Avoid smoking and go for regular health screening for avoidance and early diagnosis.
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Hi My wife have ovarian cancer grade 3 c and spread in abdomen >operated well still chemo is pending ? please advice to have alternate medicine along with chemo

MD-Homeopathy, B. H. M. S
Homeopath, Mumbai
Homeopathic has proved to manage symptoms of cancer very effectively and in a safe manner. I myself have few cancer patients under my care, though none of pathy can treat it , but objective should be to improve the quality of patients remaining life.
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Hello I am sagar of 19 I usually smoke 2 to 3 cigarettes a day . I did smoking from past 2 months . All I want to know is I am feeling a little pain in my chest , in the middle of the chest . The pain is felt in the bone ,in the middle of the chest from where ribs starts. Please suggest me any measure or is that is any symptoms of any health related problem ! And another question is . Is there any risk of developing lungs cancer ? And also tell me the exercise to neglect the effects of smoking without giving it up. thanks Sagar Srivastav.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Hello I am sagar of 19 I usually smoke 2 to 3 cigarettes a day .
I did smoking from past 2 months .
All I want to kno...
There is no way you can nullify the harmful effects of smoking without giving it up. You can try nicotine gums and patches if you wish to abstain. Smoking for 2 months, generally does not predispose to cancer, but it is never too soon, to develop cancer. It generally does not sound like cancer yet, but I would still advise to quit smoking. Its uncool.
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My problem is cancer I try many of tablets but not recover well so what can I try?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is not treated by taking various tablets. You must get complete work up done and after that according to site stage, histopathology treatment can be surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy etc.
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I am 20 years old girl, suffering from leukemia is there any cure/ treatment/ medicine for improving my health?

MD - Radiothrapy, DNB
Oncologist, Mohali
Yes mam you can be cured send me treatment and investigation details and lets see what can be done. And please go to a proper cancer centre and not a non onco centre.
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Hi, I am planning to study in Australia in few more months, but, according to reports. Australia has the highest chances of getting skin cancer due to UV rays, what are the precautions 1 can take to be safe from skin cancer & what are the symptoms of skin cancer?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi, I am planning to study in Australia in few more months, but, according to reports. Australia has the highest chan...
.Symptoms of Skin Cancer Skin cancer includes three entities like basal cell carcinoma, . squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.Squamous and basal cell carcinoma develop in sun exposed areas of skin like scalp, face, lip ear, neck, chest, arm and leg. Melanoma develops in areas of skin that are not exposed to skin like Trunk, palm sole of feet etc. people with darker skin are more prone to develop squamous cell carcinoma and people with fare skin are prone to develop basal cell carcinoma. The symptoms of cancer are 1.A spot or sore that does not heal within 4 week 2. A spot or sore that itches, hurts, is scabbed, crusty or bleeds for more than 4 week 3. A painless ulcer that does not heal within 4 week and may bleed 4.A scaly or crusted growth on the sun exposed areas of the skin like scalp, face, lip, ear, neck, chest, arm and leg 5. A fast growing mole that itches, changes its color, size or feel and that bleeds
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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.

Registrar in Surgical Oncology, Fellowship in Gynaecologic Oncology, Masters In Advanced Oncology, Fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery, Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Oncology
Oncologist, Mumbai
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
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A Few Tips and Strategies to Follow to Avoid Breast Cancer

MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
A Few Tips and Strategies to Follow to Avoid Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most feared diagnoses in women. When cancerous cells develop in a woman's breast, irregular lumps, changes in the shape or size of the breast and discharge of blood from the nipples may be experienced. There are lots of preventive measures that you can take to avoid breast cancer. It is important to live a healthy life with as less exposure to toxins as possible. Here are some tips and strategies that can lower your risk of breast cancer

Preventive measures

  • Plant based diet - Studies have shown that a high plant based diet, full of vegetables and fruits, is packed with antioxidants, minerals, and nutrients that lower the risk of breast cancer. Eat light, and avoid refined sugar and processed meat. Try to construct a healthy Mediterranean diet plan rich in olive oil and nuts.
  • Maintain an appropriate weight - Do not gain extra weight as obesity and excessive weight gain are related to breast cancer. Cut down on fat and exercise regularly to lead an active life.
  • Breastfeeding - If you are a new mom, breastfeed your baby as it has numerous health benefits for both you and your child, including lowering the chances of breast cancer in the mother.
  • Sleep - It is important to get 8 hours of sleep every night to live a healthy life. Many studies have shown that a short duration of sleep and exposure to light at night that disrupts the circadian rhythm increases the risk of breast cancer.
  • Avoid tobacco and alcohol - Do not smoke as it increases the chances of cancer in other organs and also leads to toxin inclusion in the body. Also, be sure to drink in moderation as excess alcohol consumption is cancer causing offender.
  • Artificial hormones - Women during menopause often resort to hormone replacement therapy, and the extended use of this therapy can heighten the risk of breast cancer. Therefore, it is recommended to look for other options to smoothen your transition to the menopausal phase.

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Related Tip: Homeopathic treatments for cancer

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My friend told me that drinking green tea empty stomach can cause cancer, is that true?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
No it is not proven. Many authors have stated that green tea relieves you of so many diseases and cancer may be one of them.
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