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Dr. Somashekhar

Oncologist, Bangalore

500 at clinic
Dr. Somashekhar Oncologist, Bangalore
500 at clinic
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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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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Which types of cancers? What are the symptoms of cancer? Give me tips to avoid cancer.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Many types, from no symptom to any symptoms of cancer, live healthy hygenic unadulterated, sccheduled life, real cause is not known.
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About my wife back pain started in her lumber and thoracic back portion in the month of feb. 2012. We started treatment under local doctor's advice and took pain killers and some muscle relaxant and pain healed. But, it got repeated every week and we did the same treatment for the span of month. After that we did total analysis and it was found that there is compression at d8-d-9 and infection from d8-d10 and l3-l4 of spine. Then we did biopsy (first biopsy) of developed lesions and all reports were normal. At this time othopedician doctor advise us that it can be non-detectable tb infection (as it is non-pulmonary) and we started akt-4 on the basis of symptoms even though mtb was negative up to 4th week of culture growth. She took akt-4 for 20 months (june 2012 to feb-2014). During last 6 months of this time of period she was absolutely fine and started normal movements which were restricted during initial part of treatment. Infection was healed partially, and lesions was also started to disappear. We monitored it by ct scan after every 3 months. But in dec 2014 when medicine supposed to stop completely, again sever back pain started and it was found that there is formation of pus and damage of tissues at d8-d10, l3-l4. During this time of period she suddenly lost her weight by 18 kg (within 15 days), so operated and currated all the pus and infected part from the infected location (second biopsy). That sample we again sent for all the lab tests and it is again negative for mtb. We cultured that sample further and it is fount that this is slow growing ntm (non tuberculin mycobacterium) infection. And rest of all test were normal. As it is very slow growing we cannot found out exact genome of that bacterium. So, at this time infectious disease specialist and spine specialist doctors took decision together and stop akt 4 and started her; 1. Amikacin sulphate 1g: daily im/iv 2. Clarrithromycin: 500mg twice a day 3. Doxycyclin and lactic acid bacillus: twice a day 4. Levofloxacin: 750mg once a day during this treatment only her bsl found high without any diabetic history; so she is also taking, 5. Reclide 80mg twice a day 6. Metformine 500 mg twice a day as amikacin daily 1 gm is very high dose we are monitoring her serum creatinine, lft, esr, crp level on weekly basis; and if serum creatinine level is above standard value doctor advising to stop amikacin for some time and once it comes to normal level again we are starting it. Rests of the medicines are same. Above mentioned medicine has been taken for 4.5 months and again we did contrast mri for analyzing effectiveness of therapy. But in this latest mri report it is found that there is new disease has been developed at d9-d10 vertebral bodies and intervention disc. So, we taken advice from Dr. Rajeev soman, hinduja, mumbai. He has diagnosed it as below; 1. Primary tuberculine infection 2. Secondary nosocomial infection 3. Non-tubeculine mycobacterium and prescribed following medicines for 6 months; 1. Inj. Tigecycline (tiganex) 50 mg, bd - 6 months 2. Tab. Clarrithromycine (synclar) 500 mg, bd - 6 months 3. Tab. Levofloxacine (levoflox) 750 mg, od - 6 months 4. Tab. Linezolid 600 mg, od - 6 months } now all medicines stopped due to severe side effect. Side effect recovery is going on. What should we do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
About my wife back pain started in her lumber and thoracic back portion in the month of feb. 2012. We started treatme...
She is not one of the common cases koch's infection. She is already under care of a competent team. Kindly follow their advice & keep me informed of the progress.
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I think I am suffering from prostate hyperplasia. What are the symptoms?

MBBS
General Physician,
I think I am suffering from prostate hyperplasia. What are the symptoms?
Increase frequency of urine urgency of urination increase frequency at night infection, pain and fever. Difficult to control.
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How many cigs have to be smoked to get cancer or how long you have to be smoking to get cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir there no mathematical Co relation, but smokers are twenty times more at risk than non smokers and even passive smokers, those who live in company of smokers are at risk of getting cancer which may be about five times higher than completely nonsmokers.
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Bladder Meds @ Prostate Problems Hello all. I have talked to many of you and have answered some of your question. I had a Uro-lift back in April of this year. All is good and I am glad I had it done. A month ago I started some leaking. The doctor was thinking it was the stricture got damaged when I had the procedure.

MS- General Surgery
General Surgeon, Nagpur
Bladder Meds @ Prostate Problems
Hello all. I have talked to many of you and have answered some of your question. I h...
It might also be because of the implants used for urolift that must have got dislodged. Or injury to the urethra during the procedure. Next like of treatment onky after a cystoscopy.
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What test has to be performed to check if prostrate gland is functioning well? What are symptoms of malfunctioning of prostrate gland?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
What test has to be performed to check if prostrate gland is functioning well? 

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For checking prostate functioning- PSA (prostate specific antigen) level, Urine analysis, Prostatic massage fluid examination, Urodynamic testing, cystoscopy, ultrasound and biopsy are done. Symptoms of prostate problem are :- 1. Urinary retention?the inability to empty the bladder completely 2. Urinary frequency?urination eight or more times a day 3. Urinary urgency?the inability to delay urination 4. Urinary incontinence?the accidental loss of urine 5. Nocturia?frequent urination at night 6. Trouble beginning a urine stream 7. Weak or interrupted urine stream 8. Blockage of urine 9. Pain after ejaculation or during urination etc.
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What is the skin cancer and how we care a skin cancer patient? What is the reason of skin cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Skin cancers are uncontrolled proliferation of skin cells leading to ulceration, lumps, sudden growth of mole etc, usually due to ultraviolet radiation of sun. Continuous abrasion, irritation, radiation exposure by direct handling of source etc can lead to skin cancer.
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What is the name of the blood test which predicts breast cancer .approx cost and can we do it in any pathology lab.

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
There is no blood test to detect early breast cancer. But the better option is to get an annual mammography after 35 years of age. It can detect very early cancers and these so called screen detected cancers have almost 100% cure rates.
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I have pain in my left breast there is no lump can you tell me how to differentiate between heart problem or breast cancer and their symptoms.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
breastfeeding cancer is painless heart problem will have pain .heart pain will be onside breastfeeding pain will be in the breast outside
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My wife is having some liquid squeezing out of her breast when I press her breast. But she is not pregnant. What is the reason for that. Whether it is a problem or a common feature. Pls explain. She is not yet conceived till date.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My wife is having some liquid squeezing out of her breast when I press her breast. But she is not pregnant. What is t...
It can be due to premenstrual tension. You may have retained water due to hormones, and I suggest get ultrasound of breast done to rule out any hidden swellings.
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I am 23 years old. I am a female. what diet should give to cancer patients ?

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS
Oncologist,
Cancer patients in general require a diet rich in proteins and minerals and also carbohydrates. But pl take into account the diabetic/cardiac/hepatic/renal status and modify it accordingly.
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My mother had a bleeding from right brest nipple. So she had an operation by general surgeon 2 months before. Then in biopsy test it found cancer. Then we consulted dr.in jaipur. He had done surgery to remove full breast. Now he said there is no need to have any treatment because in IHC report Er.

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. As I understand, your mother has undergone a radical mastectomy, right breast. Was the axillary lymph node dissected too as a part of the surgery? I hope that she is recovering well now. Nevertheless, adherence to a mediterranean diet is highly recommended now. Emphatically, try eating a low fat diet, fibre rich foods including whole grain cereals, green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits and maintain an ideal body weight. Steamed fresh water fish prepared with extra virgin olive oil should be included in the diet plan too. Apart from the above-mentioned, a proper & active lifestyle with due focus on de-stressing, exercises & relaxation, and a long term hormone therapy as contextually appropriate can help reduce the risk of a relapse. Hope this helps. Do take care and all the very best.
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2013 dec i tested for PSA whcih shows10.5 .i took ayurvedic medicines for about 6 months and now the reading is 6.58 .should i undergo BIOpse

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology
Oncologist, Hyderabad
A PSA of 10may be seen in enlarged prostate of any reason. Get an ultrasound of pelvis done to check for nodules in the prostate. If any nodules are found a biopsy should be done. If it is a benign hypertrophy, follow it up with yearly PSA testing
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What is the symptoms of cancer? And if anybody have then what should be the first step of the treatment?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer presents as painless lump, ulceration, abnormal bleeding, sudden increase in size of mole, weight loss, prolonged fever, frequent infection, bleeding from Anywhere, altered bowel habits, hoarseness of voice etc. One must consult nearby doctor or oncologist for biopsy and staging work up and accordingly he will be advised treatment.
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I have a tendency of tumor .i had a benign tumor in ear. Then I have multiscopy giant cell tumor at femur. So what is the remedy of removing tumor?

DM - Oncology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Oncologist, Mumbai
I have a tendency of tumor .i had a benign tumor in ear. Then I have multiscopy giant cell tumor at femur. So what is...
Now a days lots of happening in fields of cancer therapies development. But still we don't have anything to prevent cancer. The patient who are prone to develop cancer or multiple types of cancer usually have Lifraumeni syndrome, in these case also we don't have any remedy to remove it.
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Specimen= HPE OF TUR-BT SP (1) superficial So (2) deep Gross. = spicmen (1) Received in 10% buffered neutral. Formalin labelled with pt's name (Dharamshibhai bhimani) consist of multiple tan soft to firm tissue pieces. Measures in aggregate: 3.5*3.8*1.5 cm. Entire specimen submitted for study. Slide/block no. (H/3239/16: A, B. OPINION = *_Infiltrating papillary urothelial Carcinoma-high grade. _lamina propria invasion present. _deep smooth muscle invasion present.

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 Mr. Lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. Well, the biopsy report is indicative of invasion to the lamina propria. But, can you doubly check with your doc if there is any invasion into the lymphatics too? so far as I know, such cases are treated with bcg vaccination, assuming there is no lymph node invasion. Additionally, given to understand that its a high grade carcinoma, there always is a high risk of metastasis despite a tur-bt surgery. Hence, the need to aggressively manage it, to the extent of even going for a full bladder cystectomy should it so demand, to help avert a futuristic metastasis and improve prognosis. Anyways, do clarify the above-mentioned through an expert second opinion with an oncologist specializing in urology cancers. From a dietary standpoint, try including more of fresh turmeric, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, green tea (twice daily) etc all besides other leafy greens. Pomegranate juice & vitamin c (can try'amalaki') helps too in this condition. Hope this helps. Do take care and all the very best to you.
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My girlfriend had a severe pain in her left breast just upper left side of the nipple 1 year and 4 months ago. She consulted a doctor 4 months later. The doctor said that it may be a tumour and if not treated it could turn into a tumour and later breast cancer. So the doctor gave him some allopathic medicines and told that it would work and control the tumour. The doctor also suggested her mother to tie the knot as soon as possible. After marriage she will overcome this problem. But marriage is not happened. She took the medicine for 4 months. She got relief. But now 1 year later she got the pain again and severe pain. The tumour is hard and painful. It takes the size of a 5 rupees vaseline jar. Today the cold is enough and she has a lot of pain. Does it relate to her period?

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 for your girlfriend. Well, did she undergo any diagnostics including a mammography / biopsy? What do the diagnostics say? Should it be a fibroadenoma, it is advisable to get it removed before it causes other complications down the line. I would advise that you consult a breast oncologist this time for a second expert opinion, and deal promptly as the situation demands. For the time being, should the pain be unbearable, she may apply an alternating heat and cold treatment for couple of minutes that may alleviate pain. She needs to 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 her diet and lifestyle streamlined, she can take tomato soup to which fresh herbs like garlic, turmeric, black pepper, ginger, coriander leaves and oregano has been added, once daily. Her doc shall be able to advise further on, in particular, once he/ she gets to clinically examine her in person once more. Hope this helps. Do take care, and all the very best. Sincerely
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Hi Doctor husband has a 7mm reactive lymp node jugular region which pains often for more than a year. Please advice.

BHMS
Homeopath, Solan
Hi, please take homeopathic treatment for it you need to give more details of case because homeopathy treats person as a whole.
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