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Dr. Syed Althaf

Oncologist, Bangalore

Dr. Syed Althaf Oncologist, Bangalore
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Syed Althaf is a renowned Oncologist in Basavanagudi, Bangalore. You can visit him at Trinity Hospital & Heart Foundation in Basavanagudi, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Syed Althaf on Lybrate.com.

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What the tests will be done to determine if I have cancer? What are the risks associate with these tests?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
You can get a comprehensive cancer screening done where broadly all cancers are screened like head and neck chest abdomen, pelvis prostate, anorectum etc or else you can get a detailed examination by ent surgeon, chest xray, ultrasound whole abdomen, cea psa, stool for occult blood etc checked in good lab.
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My father is having lung cancer third stage 1st Chemo is started if any side effects in 2nd chemo his age is 65years and he is a non smoker paralally any alternate treatment is possible home or ayurveda? Pls suggest.

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Only palliative treatment for third stage cancer. Follow advice of a onchologist. No clinicaly controlled trial for efficacy of ayurveda/homeopathy.
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sir after prostate operation two years back i am ok now and taking Trio Olmighty40,Amlong,MINIPRESSXL5mg tablets my bp is 120/80 i am feeling normal shall i continue it or seek further guidance pls reply me

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon,
Your tablates are related with blood pressure , now your BP is under controll , you must contineu your tablate to keep your blood pressure controlled
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Miscarriage - Ways To Recover

MRCOG, MD -gynaecology, obstretition, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Ghaziabad
Miscarriage - Ways To Recover

Once the reality of the positive pregnancy test sets in, dreaming about the yet-to-arrive begins. Curiosity about gender, options for names, ways to manage, shopping ideas, etc., begin to get discussed. And then totally out of the blue the news comes that there is a miscarriage. This is one of the most depressing phases. It is very important for the family to be around and support each other. While the entire family is upset and hurt over the news, the mother needs most care as there is just not emotional but a huge physical component also to the episode. On the other hand, remember that miscarriages are extremely common, and is no indication of a fertility issue.

The first step would be to diagnose and confirm the miscarriage. After that, depending on whether it was complete or incomplete, some medical intervention might be required. In most cases, medications like misoprostol are given to expel the uterine contents. These help by clearing out the contents in about a couple of days' time. In some cases, a D and C might be required if your doctor suspects that medication will not suffice. This also helps identify if there is any issue in the uterus that could have caused the miscarriage.

While the above takes care of the physical part, the emotional component also requires cautious management. Needless to say, this is trickier than the earlier one.

  • Mourn to your heart's content - When you have nursed a life within you and have lost it, it is very normal to cry for its loss. There would be a mix of emotions - shock, denial, confusion, anger, grief, depression, etc. Take some solace from that fact that this is nature's way of removing unhealthy fetuses.
  • Get someone to talk to - Need not be your husband, but anybody whom you can talk to without having to watch words. A sibling, a good friend, a close relative - your choice. Make sure you don't pick ones who will judge and sympathize with you. More than sympathy, you need someone understanding and knowledgeable.
  • Socialize more - As you would have kept to yourself post your positive test, use this time to socialize more and meet friends whom you have not regularly been in touch with. Close family members, your children (if you already have), society groups, movie groups, etc., help to a great extent.
  • Formal medical counseling: If you are not able to cope with your regular circle of family and friends, try seeking professional advice from counseling.
  • Spirituality - Whether you believe in temple or churches, spend some time there. Involve in some religious activity if you would like, this helps very often.

As much as it is painful and traumatic, it is not very uncommon or unnatural. Get back on your feet, the sooner you do, the better.

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My son who is 24 year old and was diagnosised with ewing' s sarcoma of feumar bone and tumor grade iii as per biopsy report and under treatment since may 2014 and 14cycles of chemo. Completed with 25 cycles of radiation and opertaed and tumor removed, implant inserted, and pet scan clear, does he require 3 more chemo. As his oncodoc. Suggesting 3 more cycle of chemo. Hemo. Please advise.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. It is a very sensitive matter because it is a bone tumour. The number of cycles of chemotherapy to be given actually depends upon a lot of factors and oncologists are best people to decide for that. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I have fibroadenoma in my breast can I have the treatment for this please suggest also suggest me the foods. Thanks in advance.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS, FICS
General Surgeon, Delhi
If it is proved fibro-adenoma breast nothing needs to be done. Fibroadenoma breast is a benign condition. It just needs to be observed if it is not troubling you. Report to a doctor (surgeon) if it suddenly increases in size. Thanks.
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Hello! My friend has a breast related problem. She has pain in her upper lateral part of her breast. Which feels on walking, moving and touching the breast. please suggest what should she do? Is it a normal problem or she has to start medicine for it.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, It may be due to harmonal problem. But it is better to get an U/S scan of the breasts to rule out any Fibroids or cysts.
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After taking 3 tablets of silodal d8, facing dry ejaculation problems, please help, having enlarge prostatic, uti.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS, MBBS
Urologist, Delhi
After taking 3 tablets of silodal d8, facing dry ejaculation problems, please help, having enlarge prostatic, uti.
dry ejaculation is a side effect of this medicine but will become normal on stopping this or any other alpha blockers
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I am 47 year and I take RMD (gutkha) from past 18 years regularly. Now I am worrying whether I may affect with cancer like disease. I would like to have through checkup for this. What should I do?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, first and foremost, quit gutkha from now to keep away cancer. You can get a detailed clinical examination done by ent surgeon or oncologist to rule out any ulceration, abnormal growth in even premalignant conditions like white patch or reddish patch, erythroplakia, reduced mouth opening or submucosal fibrosis. You can also take cancer preventive medicines or food rich in antioxidants. Preventive oncology department is available in oncology hospitals to screen cancers before appearance of symptoms.
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Lung Cancer: Symptoms & Causes

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Lung Cancer: Symptoms & Causes

Lungs are the most important organ of our body that has the responsibility of taking in the oxygen and releasing out carbon dioxide. When cancer develops in it, the entire body gets imbalanced. Lung cancer leads to more death than any other type of cancer, which is why identifying the symptoms and knowing the causes are instrumental in obtaining a timely diagnosis as well as in prevention of this disease.

Symptoms of Lung Cancer

In the early stages:

  1. Persistent coughing

  2. Chest pain

  3. Bleeding

  4. Fatigue

  5. Loss of appetite

  6. Sudden weight loss

  7. Headaches

  8. Coughing up blood

In the later stages:

  1. Bone pain

  2. Joint pain

  3. Facial paralysis

  4. Neck swelling

  5. Blood clotting

  6. Weakness

  7. Sever chest pain

Causes of Lung Cancer:

  • Smoking: People who smoke are more prone to lung cancer. With the increase in the number of cigarettes you smoke, your chances of getting lung cancer increase too. People who don't smoke but are surrounded by the smokers also have high chances of being affected by this form of cancer.
  • Exposure to Asbestos: Asbestos is a group of mineral, which is present naturally in the environment. Lung cancer can occur due to the inhalation and ingestion of asbestos fibers.
  • Exposure to Ranon Gas: Ranon is a radioactive gas, which is formed naturally on decaying of radioactive elements. It is found in low levels in the air that we breathe and the water that we drink. Consumption of air and water having this gas leads to lung cancer.
  • High Levels of Air Pollution: Presence of high levels of dust particles and pollutants in the air that we breathe can cause lung cancer. 1-2% of lung cancer is caused because of it.
  • High Levels of Arsenic in Drinking Water: Consuming water with arsenic content is harmful as it directly affects the lungs and when the arsenic content is too high, it may lead to lung cancer.
  • Exposure to Chemicals: Exposure to certain chemicals like uranium, coal products, gasoline, diesel exhaust and mustard gas can also cause lung cancer.

Family History of Lung Cancer: Chances of getting lung cancer increase if your parents, child or siblings are already prone to lung cancer.

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Dear sir, My wife have breast pain from last one week, please suggested what to do.

MS
General Surgeon, Panipat
Mr. lybrate-user. Pain in breast is a vague term is it associated with fever increases during menstruation due to some injury is she feeding a small child. If you are not sure please consult a surgeon and get a proper treatment after investigations.
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Im 32 years old n I have been suffering from gastritis since childhood with severe cramps. Im using homeopathic and my symptoms are less but since last november Im experiencing mild dysphagya. Im worried because my dad has been diagnosed with eosophgeal cancer. What should I do?

Post Doctoral Fellowship in G I Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Panchkula
Please reduce intake of coffee / tea and spicy food, and take Tab Pantocid 40 mg once a day for 15 days. If it does not help, get an upper G I endoscopy done.
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I am 20 year old men. What is symptoms of lungs cancer? Because I smoke more than 5 years. One day I vomit with blood. So I really scared about this. In last 20 days I'm not smoke.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
dear sir, its great that you have not smoked for so many days , please do continue this great effort.lung cancers most often present as cough. it may be productive with sputum or non productive nagging types. there may be blood in sputum sometimes.one may have breathing difficulty or breathlessness on exertion.other symptoms may be loss of appetite, weight loss , loss of appetite or lump in neck or armpits.
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What do cancer stages and grades mean? Can vitamin and mineral supplements prevent cancer?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Cancer stage means the extent to which the cancer has spread in the body, whereas cancer grade indicates the aggressiveness in the behaviour of the particular cancer. Yes, Vitamins and minerals especially Vitamin A are known to help our body fight against cancer
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How to clear the tar from the lungs of the individual who smokes cigarette and hukka (sheesha)?

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
Quit smoking immediately. The amount deposited can never be removed. So not a mg more to be stored there by smoking. Do breathing exercise, Brisk Walking and adhere to a healthy life style to reduce your weight and prevent all health disasters coming in your life due to obesity and smoking. If you are really interested come to my private Question page so that I may help you to quit smoking by sending some booklets for your awareness. Don't worry you shall not have to pay anything. This is to help you.
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Sir I have cyst in prostate. Doctor said there is no medicine for it. Is it dangerous. What are the remedies to cure it. I sometimes get pain in it. Is it cancerous.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Sir
I have cyst in prostate. Doctor said there is no medicine for it. Is it dangerous. What are the remedies to cure ...
Cyst in prostrate are harmless most of time and lying silent in it. If they are increasing in size and giving obstructive symptoms then surgery is required. They are cancerous rarely. This can only be sure by biopsy.
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How many stages of cancer and what is the bad effect our health and why every year many people died in this disease.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Usually there are four stages of cancer one to four, fourth being metastatic disease. People die of cancer due to its aggressive behaviour and ignorance of its initial symptoms and landing in clinics in advanced stages.
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How to cure cancer if person go to third stage of cancer and person almost weak and wants to get healthy again?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, treatment would depend on the site and histopathology along with staging. Nutritional supplements and supportive medication are needed to reduce his weakness and ofcourse he can get healthy.
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