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Dr. Srikant Shankar

Oncologist, Bangalore

Dr. Srikant Shankar Oncologist, Bangalore
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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Dr. Srikant Shankar is a renowned Oncologist in Phoenix Hospital, Bangalore. He is currently practising at HCG Bangalore Institute of Oncology Speciality Centre in Phoenix Hospital, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Srikant Shankar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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My question is a smoking cause cancer but ciggrtee is not banded for any country so my knowledge is ciggretee banded for all over country thank you.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
It has been proved that cigarettes cause cancer and its a big industry that is involved so government is planning to stop it step by step and may be in near future government will completely stop its production.
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Am I possibly pregnant I had a depo shot and and two weeks later I had sex and I didn't get my period I took two pregnancy test both came out negative and I don't think they're right my body feels different I get heat flashes in my nipples, I got my period and I had cramps for three days but they were coming and fading away on the third day and I had a blood clot that had white in it so I don't know my boobs are also tender.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
U r definitely not pregnant. All these symptoms are of excessive progesterone which you got fro depo shot. Depo shot was meant to protect you from getting pregnant for 11-12 weeks i. E. 2.5 months. Bleeding and white liquid is nothing but the menses. You r likely to face similar kind of menses for 2-3 months after depo shot. There is no need to do urine test for pregnancy again.
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I have a prostate problem .which are the medicines that I can take for an early relieving from the problem. I have more strain while urinating.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I have a prostate problem .which are the medicines that I can take for an early relieving from the problem. I have mo...
Dear lybrate user, benign hypertrophy of prostate is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. In this clinical condition multiple nodules are formed inside the prostate gland. These nodules often compress the urethra resulting in the narrowing of the lumen of urethra & producing a resistance to the urine flow. Resistance to urine flow requires the bladder to work harder during voiding, possibly leading to progressive enlargement, instability, or weakness of the bladder muscle. Benign hypertrophy of prostate can be easily diagnosed by an usg of whole abdomen along with blood test for prostate specific antigen (psa). Follow the given medication as directed:- 1) 5 drops of homoeopathic causticum 30 at early morning daily before brushing teeth 2) 5 drops of homoeopathic conium mac 30 before going to bath daily. 3) 5 drops of homoeopathic baryta carb 30 just one hour before dinner daily. 4) homoeopathic mother tincture sabal serrulata q, 30 drops, twice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Along with the aforesaid medication few changes in your lifestyle are also necessary. Lifestyle alterations to address the symptoms include decreasing fluid intake before bedtime, moderating the consumption of alcohol and caffeine-containing products, and following a timed voiding schedule. Also it would be better if you could void the urine in sitting position.
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I am 23 years old. How can I detect whether I have a breast cancer or not. Please help me out.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MRCS (Edinburgh), Fellowship In Breast Surgery, Fellowship In Onco-plastic Breast Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among indian women and it is best to be aware about it. The ways by which you can detect breast cancer st an early stage are: - regular breast self examinations (monthly) - clinical examination by a breast specialist - once in three years. After 35 years - every year - mammography - yearly after 40 years in addition to this, regular exercise and maintaining your body weight also reduces your risk.
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I am 49 years old, my problem is that I am suffering from Chronic Leukemia, and my question is how long can such patient live with medication of IMATINIB 400 mg?

Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi, imatinib 400 mg, as I understand, is an approved targeted therapy for front-line management of chronic myeloid leukemia (cml), success of which depends on whether or not it has been able to achieve a timely haematological response as expected. Imatinib is good so long as your disease is chronic, not advanced and is not resistant to imatinib. Your medical oncologist can best comment on the overall survival aspects, nevertheless. However, its advisable that you complement conventional care with appropriate alternative medicines so as to fast track treatment, and optimize clinical outcomes.
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I have undergone TURBT. Doctor advised BCG therapy. What is the minimum and maximum time to start the therapy.

MD Radiation Oncology, ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist, DM Medical Oncology (Pursuing)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Hello, bcg therapy is started in 7-14 days after turbt or after the stoppage of post operative bleeding for carcinoma in situ or very early bladder tumors. There is no clear cut limit for maximum time but I advice my patients to start the treatment within 4 weeks.
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Should we monitor for the side effects of the medications that doctor prescribed or for their interactions with other medications for cancer.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
We should definitely be vigilant towards side effects of any drugs. But drug interactions are not known to cause cancer.
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Mam my name is vishakh. I am suffering from Syphilis. How can I survive from this.

MBBS- 1996 & MD - (OBG)/DVD/DPM/Dip.Andrology.
Gynaecologist, Hyderabad
Hello you must want to take antibiotics, please you take all types of blood n urine test n culture test also. Then tell me. Ok.
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It's for my sister. She has developed a lump on her breast. It's not painful. It's a movable lump. Local doctors told to operate it. Please suggest what is it and what should be the correct steps for it. As it has been two months since that lump was felt by her.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user hi its Fibroadenoma Breast nothing to worry. Regular check on size by own self. If progressing more in size then surgery otherwise not. No medicines are there to cure it dear thanks regards.
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I was diagnosed throat cancer I went through chemotherapy and radiation and now the treatment is over but now my food pipe got squeezed and I am in a state where I cannot take liquid food also what should I do?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Please get an endoscopy done, both laryngoscopy and gi endoscopy. If narrowing is present, dilatation can be done by gastroenterologist. Sometimes esophagitis can also cause swallowing difficulty or fungal infection post treatment can also cause dysphagia. You need to know the cause to treat it correctly. You can inhale steam to relieve swelling. Usually four to six weeks post treatment side effects fade off and situation is better.
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What is symptoms of mouth cancer. I have a problem of mouth ulcer since last 2 years but not on one place it turns in full mouth so please tell me is it mouth cancer or any problem.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
What is symptoms of mouth cancer. I have a problem of mouth ulcer since last 2 years but not on one place it turns in...
If the same problem has persisted and recurred on multiple occasions, it is unlikely to be cancer. However it may be precancerous, and you need to share pics, for me to be able to tell. Mouth cancer generally presents as a non healing, progressive ulcer in the mouth, change in speech and swallowing habits, painless swelling in the neck, loosening of teeth, fungating ulcer on the skin etc.
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My Grand mother died because of breast cancer. I was obese since 15 years and was PCOd. Due to joint pain, sciatica and spine pain, I was not able to exercise. I have recently reduced 31 kgs. But I still feel the pain in my breast. On ultrasound nothing came out. Do I suspect something wrong. After reduction of 31 kgs my periods are normal.

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Dear Ms.Subhalaxmi I must first congragulate u for loosing so much weight. Its an achievement indeed. If the ultrasound is normal u dont need to worry. Sometimes there is pain in the breast due to hormonal cycle with periods. You can again do a followup after 3 to 6 months with a doctor and if needed an ultrasound. There are some medicines which relieves such pain as well. You can ask your doctor to prescribe you one. All the best!
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If cancer tumour will find in the body how long time will take to come its dangerous stage.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
cancer of any organ in body has to be staged as per its location,size spread and other factors then only it can be judged at what stage it is and the last stages are usually not curable in most of them
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I am suffering from throat cancer. What treatment can I take to ease my pain. I took some radiation and chemotherapy treatment.

Diploma in Radio Therapy, MBBS
Oncologist, Chennai
I am suffering from throat cancer. What treatment can I take to ease my pain.
I took some radiation and chemotherapy ...
Dear lybrate-user, Kindly be more specific about the size, location and extent of cancer spread so that it will be possible to asses the stage of the disease process. And also give in detail about the RT and CT you had received. Cancer pain is definitely more debilitating and is difficult to keep in control. Over the counter pain killers can give temporary relief for certain period of time after which more potent analgesics at a shorter interval should be followed for pain palliation. You can consult me with all your previous medical reports so that I can help you better.
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I want to in detail about prostate enlargement. Why is it caused? What are the effects of it? How to treat it? Is it treatable? Please tell in detail about the disease not the medication.

DM - Oncology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Oncologist, Mumbai
I want to in detail about prostate enlargement. Why is it caused? What are the effects of it? How to treat it? Is it ...
prostate enlargement is common problem after old age. Majority is begin and very small number is malignant one. That prostate cancer and is now days treatable.
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On her breast their is some itching. Is this a symptom of breast cancer? What remedy she can use at home?

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
On her breast their is some itching.
Is this a symptom of breast cancer?
What remedy she can use at home?
No it could be simple rashes. Just apply some extra-virgin olive oil on it - twice for few days and it will heal.
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Hi, I have a girl child of 21 days. While feeding to her I feel pain in left breast, & it is hard compared to right side breast. Due to it I got fever. Is it any problem with left breast? How it will become soft? Please answer!

MBBS, M S General Surgery ,
General Surgeon, Chandigarh
Hi since you r retaining milk may be in the left breast you need to take out your milk first second take care of your self and if fever increases or pain increases then you need to show it to a surgeon near by there is a possibility that you will develop abscess that means pus .it happens with mothers those who breast feed. So do not worry for pain you can have tab paracetamol 650 mg twice a day .for fever also the same. Take care.
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Hi I am bhanu age 22 if we scan total body. Is cancer is there are not because my dad and dad brother died due to cancer if reports are negative in life cancer will come again ah or not.

MBBS, MD, Fellowship in Intergrative medicine
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Kochi
Hi Scanning using the PET scan and certain blood tests can tell you if there is cancer in the body. But it depends on the type of cancer whether it is in any organ or in the blood Sorry to hear your dad and dads brother death. A detailed history both medical and diet history is required to tell more precisely. Also blood work is also needed. Eating clean with no processed foods, no dairy Plant based food, exercise,adequate vitamin d, proper sleep, no tobacco, no alcohol ,high fibre diet can prevent cancer.
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Hi, My 3 month daughter is suffering from eye Cancer. What treatment use to solve this problems?

MD - Radiothrapy, MBBS
Oncologist, Pune
Sorry to hear about your daughter. The most common cancer of eyes in this age group is retinoblastoma. For this disease we need to do mri of eye, b mode ultrasound and ophthalmic examination to know the stage of disease. The treatment is either radiation therapy or surgery depending on stage of disease. Please consult radiation oncologist from your area for further treatment.
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