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Dr. Srikant Shankar

Oncologist, Bangalore

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Dr. Srikant Shankar is a renowned Oncologist in Sampangiram Nagar, Bangalore. He is currently practising at HCG Bangalore Institute of Oncology Speciality Centre in Sampangiram Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Srikant Shankar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I am an 18 year old girl and I had unprotected sex 10/3/16. It's been 3 days and I am experiencing red patches on my breast and hands along with frequent urination trips. What should I do? Am I pregnant? Is Mifeprin advisable?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS, MD - Community Medicine
Gynaecologist, Lucknow
Hello the patches are not due to sex, it may be some allergic reaction. Take medicine and get a urine test done to rule out infection.
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Hi there. She is 36 years old had lumps in right side breast 4 cm one year back it was 2 cm doc did mammography n scanning he said we ll see after 6 month no medicine nothing wt to do I want permanent treatment. please suggest can it turn in to cancer.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Please do not ignore this. You should get it operated and histopathological examination to be done to rule out cancer in it. Consult doctor.
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How to do complete body checkup. So that will get to know we got cancer and what test required?

MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Oncology
Oncologist, Guntur
There is no single body checkup test avalable to detect cancer. Tests will be done according to the complaint.
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My teenage sister wants to use nail polish but I have heard that many nail polishes contain formaldehyde and can cause cancer. Is it safe for my sister to use it?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Nail perse does not have any blood supply and it rests on the nailbed and so your sister can use nail polish.
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What is the symptoms of cancer and what are the precautions to be take to prevent the development of cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells leading to symptoms like pain less lump, nonhealing ulcer, abnormal bleeding, weight loss, weakness, cough etc depending on organ effected. One has to lead healthy life, eat healthy food, regular exercises. Avoiding known carcinogens and regular body checkup to avoid or diagnosis in precancerous stage.
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What is the symptoms of cancer? What food eat for cancer patient? What is the prevention measures?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is a disease caused by abnormal uncontrolled growth of cells of body, presenting as lump, ulceration, abnormal bleeding, weight loss, change in bowelor bladder habits, change in voice, breathing difficulty constipation etc for prevention of cancer one should eat fresh healthy food, lots of fruits and vegetables as they contain antioxidants, phycocyanin, lycopene etc which prevents cancer. Avoid known carcinogens like tobacco alcohol pollution pesticides radiation exposure industrial affluent etc and go for regular screening check up.
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Is this bmi is suitable my age is 23. Is that any chances of cancer for this oberwait condition.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Obesity is one risk factors for cancer also sedentary lifestyle, fatty food and lack of exercise is related to cancer. You must consult a nutritionist for body mass index calculation.
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My husband is eating tobacco products very frequently what are the chances he might suffer from any sort of cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Madam, tobacco either smoking or smoke less, that is chewing, any form is harmful and nearly forty percent of cancers are associated with tobacco. Chewing tobacco not only causes oral cancers but as they get absorbed in the blood they can cause cancers of other organs.
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I am suffering from BPH and am now on Hytrin 1 mg tablet. One per day. I am interested to know if there is an effective drug in homeopathy for this. Can you please prescribe? How long it will take to get considerable relief from the drug?

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Jalgaon
I am suffering from BPH and am now on Hytrin 1 mg tablet. One per day. I am interested to know if there is an effecti...
Dear kindly starts with cantharis mother tincture (homeopathic medicine). 10 drops in half cup of water 2 time a day before meal.
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Uterine Cancer - Ways It Can Be Treated!

MBBS, MD - Oncology, DNB - Super Speciality, Immuno Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Uterine Cancer - Ways It Can Be Treated!

Uterine cancer is often treated with a combination of treatments. The recommendation of treatment option depends on the factors such as stage and type of cancer, age, the overall health of the patient, side effects, personal preference etc. Another important consideration that goes before taking a call on the treatment option includes the research on the patient’s ability to bear a child in future. But, overall, the treatment plan includes surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy etc.

Surgery
Surgery is often the first step towards removing the tumor and a few healthy tissues around it. Some of the common surgical procedure include hysterectomy, lymph node dissection, and sentinel lymph node biopsy.

  1. Hysterectomy: The extent of the cancer spread decides the type of procedure a surgeon can perform. Hysterectomy is the removal of the cervix and the uterus. For patients whose cancer has spread significantly, a surgeon performs a radical hysterectomy- removal of the vagina, cervix, uterus and some healthy tissues from the nearby region. For patients who have had menopause in their health history, doctors choose to perform a procedure known as the salpingo-oophorectomy. This involves the removal of both the ovaries and the fallopian tube.
  2. Lymph node dissection: This is quite similar to hysterectomy. The surgeon might remove the lymph nodes to ensure that cancer doesn’t spread beyond the uterus.
  3. Sentinel lymph node biopsy: This is another process to determine whether cancer has spread to the lymph nodes and the surrounding areas. This procedure is effective in determining other cancers type as well such as cancer-related to the breasts.
  4. Radiation Therapy: This is a kind of therapy that involves the use of high-energy rays that could destroy cancer cells. Radiation is given at a fixed dosage over a limited number of days. This method of treatment is typically used in addition to a surgery. In most cases, a surgery followed by radiation therapy helps a patient to fight cancer more effectively. Many oncologists might also want a patient to take radiation therapy to shrink the size of a tumor before going for a surgery. The most common radiation therapy is external beam radiation therapy.
  5. Chemotherapy: This procedure involves the use of powerful drugs to destroy cancer cells. There are claims that it effectively reduces the ability of the cancer cells to grow and spread. Chemotherapy is usually suggested after a surgery or can be individually applied to a cancer patient. Chemotherapy can be applied in orally or in the form of IV. The period of chemotherapy like radiotherapy is applicable for a specified amount of cycle over a limited number of days. This form of treatment is most preferred when cancer recurs in a patient after a considerable amount of time. They are equally effective in uterine cancer as well. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Oncologist.
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Plz tell me the various symptoms of blood cancer? And tell me precautions about blood cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Blood cancer is caused by the proliferation of one of the component of blood causing suppression of others. Hence can cause frequent infection, anemia, easy bleeding bone pains, lymph node enlargement. Routine blood tests for above symptoms and blood picture can lead to early diagnosis.
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I have tumor on beside of knee since 6-7 years. It is benign tumors. Sometimes it had been grown, and painful. After some days it come back to normal size and painless. In later stage it can be malignant or not? It it dangerous to me? Please give me your opinion.

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Mohali
Should not be dangerous as per the symptoms explained.But please get a MRI done to get a clear diagnosis.
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Robotic Cancer Surgery - How It Can Benefit You?

MBBS, DNB Gen Surgery, DNB Surgical Oncology
Oncologist, Bangalore
Robotic Cancer Surgery - How It Can Benefit You?

With the dawn of modern technology, the sight of robots performing a surgery under the control of an expert surgeon is fast turning into a reality. Robotic surgery is one of the latest and greatest advancements in surgical cancer care. It is, mostly, sought for its unmatched levels of precision and control.

The da Vinci Robot, which is the only medically approved robotic surgical system, employs the use of 3D vision for the surgeon, and extremely precise agile robotic tools. This surgical method is one of the greatest inventions in modern surgery that aims to provide greater control to the surgeon at all times. For patients, this means quicker recovery times, minimal scarring, lower complications and higher satisfaction.

Robotic cancer surgery can be performed for most of the cancer surgeries. However, the maximum benefit is for the following conditions:

  1. Prostate cancer
  2. Bladder cancer
  3. Gynaecologic cancer
  4. Thyroid tumors
  5. Lung cancer
  6. Gastrointestinal cancer

Benefits of robotic cancer surgery:

  1. Less scarring: The minimally invasive approach of robotic surgery contributes to minimal scarring. Instead of having a deeper incision of up to 5 or 6” on the skin, patients can have a series of small incisions or one relatively smaller incision, based on the nature of the surgery.
  2. Shorter hospitalization: With minimal incisions, postoperative care is speeded and pain is lessened. This surgery will not require the patients to stay for a prolonged period of time in the hospital. At the most, they tend to spend up to two nights in the hospital, if the situation demands so. As a result of this, within no time, you can get back to your normal life.
  3. Limited drugs: With traditional surgery, typically a patient is administered a lot of painkillers to alleviate pain. However, with robotic surgeries, thanks to decreased postoperative pain after surgery, the patient will not need excessive painkillers to help them deal with pain.
  4. No blood loss: During traditional open surgery, patients tend to typically lose between 600cc to 1000cc of blood, depending on the area of treatment. As a result, postoperative transfusion of blood becomes a necessity. However, during robotic surgery, blood loss is usually 200cc or less and so there is no need for transfusions.
  5. Accuracy and precision: The 3D vision and other advanced tools employed by robotic surgery allow for better surgical accuracy, which is greatly needed in cancer surgeries. Especially in the case of prostate cancer, if tumour is in a critical location, then a robotic surgery is handy to carry out the procedure, without damaging the important nerves. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Oncologist.
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Is any cure available for Cancer? And how can we away from this disease to our parents.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer can be treated with long periods of relapse free survival if diagnosed early or behaviour wise it is not very aggressive (indolent). We must go for routine checkup for our parents and keep them away from known cancer causing substances.
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He got bone cancer now he crossed the 3rd stage. And what type of food they need to take.

DM - Oncology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Oncologist, Mumbai
Patient on chemotherapy or targeted therapy can have all types of home based food only. But all food stuff should be fresh and cooked. Those who are on targeted therapy should not have grapes and ita juice.
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Hi I'm 50 year old male. When and where I can go for cancer detection check? What kind of checks I need to undergo?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
dear sir, all big hospitals and cancer centres have preventive oncology department which carry out basic investigations to screen basic cancers. otherwise you can meet a cancer specialist in your area ,they can do a detailed examination and advise investigations like PSA, CEA do chest xray ultrasound, do blood, urine and stool examination.
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I suffering from blood cancer stage 1 .i want to know all about how to get of it. Is it curable?

BHMS, PGDEMS, Diploma in Cosmatology
Homeopath, Mumbai
The diseases which we say as life threatening are due to its ability to decrease our immunity and affect our organs. The treatment is to increase the immunity and throw away the diseases from your body. Blood cancer can be successfully treated by proper case taking and right similimum Medicine.
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My cousin he is suffering from prostatitis problem from last few months he had taken a medication fr a month but suddenly it starts again he is very depressed and scared please suggest and confirm us it is curable or not and y the same has been start again and what to do to cure this problem.

MS- General Surgery
General Surgeon, Nagpur
My cousin he is suffering from prostatitis problem from last few months he had taken a medication fr a month but sudd...
It is due to repeated infection of the prostate. Not a very major problem and can be treated with long courses of antibiotics.
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What are the main symptom and causes of cancer? What are the precautions to be taken?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells Leading to symptoms like palpable lump or lymphadenopathy, Ulceration which doesn't heal, bleeding from Anywhere, weight loss, fever weakness, cough, difficulty in swallowing, change in voice, difficulty in passing urine or motions etc. Most commonly it is caused by carcinogens present around us, like tobacco, pollution, pesticides, industrial affluent, radiation exposure, Hormone imbalance, viruses, radiation exposure etc. One should avoid known carcinogens as much as possible to avoid getting cancer.
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