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Dr. Vasanthi M Acharya

Oncologist, Bangalore

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Dr. Vasanthi M Acharya Oncologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Vasanthi M Acharya is an experienced Oncologist in Chamarajpet, Bangalore. She is currently associated with Ashraya Clinic in Chamarajpet, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Vasanthi M Acharya on Lybrate.com.

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Why cause cancer? what precaution a person should take care when he is suffering from cancer?

MBBS
General Physician
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He should take good nourishing diet, take adequate rest and consult oncologist for regular follow up and advice

My mother is 40 Yrs old n she had suffered from breast cancer 3 Yrs later. Now the the cancer is overcome but a new problem of' lymphedema has invite to her right arm (cancer affected side, Now she is wearing a belt given by the doctor but there is not much improvement and 8 months have passedpassed. I wanted to know that is there any suggestion you would provide to overcome it?

MD Radiation Oncology, ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist, DM Medical Oncology (Pursuing)
Oncologist
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Hello Mr. Lybrate-user. Your mother is suffering from post surgery lymphedema. 1. Though it is difficult to cure this condition but certainly there are ways to minimize the lymphedema by proper exercises and use of compression sleeves. I can demonstrate you some exercises if you choose to discuss with me on (lybrate). 2. You can consult a physiotherapist (a doctor with md in physiotherapy) for this problem. 3. Compression sleeves can help to reduce the swelling. To prescribe the exact one, I need to know the measurement of your mother's right hand from the shoulder tip and if possible, a clear picture of the right arm with swelling. This will help me to prescribe the exact size and pressure required for the compression sleeves.

My right testis is fat and huge, it looks so awkward. I guess its not normal could you please suggest me anything? Its not paining me but I'm worried about it, I mean is that normal?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon
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My right testis is fat and huge, it looks so awkward. I guess its not normal could you please suggest me anything? It...
Mr. Lybrate-user, I would suggest you consult a surgeon, as it may be filled with fluid or may be some other minor problem which can be sorted out.

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?

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), PhD (A.M) (Oncology) Scholar.
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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.

My father aged 77 has recently done his psa test result is 6. 42. He has no complication of prostrate gland what to do.

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
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Most of the time, it is asymptomatic. 6. 42 is not significant elevation (you must refer to the lab range, in any case). Repeat psa after few months. If it continues to rise, you will have to consult a urologist to get prostate biopsy.

After Radiation for oral cancer, I got dry mouth and burning sensation on tongue, can it be restored? If could be restored then how?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist
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Mouth dryness and burning sensation may continue after therapy. Salivary flow will gradually increase, but may not completely return to normal. To add moisture to your mouth it is helpful to Carry a water bottle to wet your mouth as needed.Drink at least eight glasses of water or juices per day.Keep caffeine at a minimum.Avoid alcohol and tobacco products.Moisten foods with gravies or sauces.Chew sugar free gum or suck on sugar free sour drops.Try artificial saliva.Ask your physician, dentist or nurse to recommend commercial products that are available for dry mouth.Use a cool moist vaporizer.

About the cancer What kind of treatments are available Cancer How to connect best treatment hospitals.

FIAGES, M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , MS- Surgery , MBBS
Oncologist
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Types of cancer treatment: cancer treatment is now a multidisciplinary management in which different surgical, medical and radiation oncologist plan treatment protocol for best possible chances of cure. Advancement in all these fields and their contribution in comprehensive management results in 25-30% improvement in cure rate over previous decades. Surgery: involves surgical principles to remove tumor with adequate margins and possible draining lymph nodes regions. Improvements and understanding of surgical principles even make resection of distant disease or cure of stage iv disease in some selected cases. Chemotherapy: cytotoxic drugs are given either in injectable or oral forms which acts on uncontrolled cancer cells. Advances in this fields results in drugs with better efficacy and less side effect profile and at same time resulting in better cancer control. Targetted therapy acts on specific pathways of cancer growth. Hormone therapy targets specific hormone receptors for controlling the cancer. Radiation therapy: is delivery of radiation generated by radioactive source over the region of cancer. More and more advances in radiation technologists are emerging like imrt, sbrt to focus radiation over the specific location so as to avoid toxic effect over surrounding area.

Why increase disease day by day and highly increase cancer and they not believe he was cancer patient they have in last stage.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir, due to change in life style, more depending on artificial gadgets, pollution, use of pesticides, adulterated food, lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyle,unhealthy eating habits, chemicals and may be changed genetic make up has made us more prone to develop cancer. Regular screening is must apart from living healthy and eating healthy.

How to diagnose kidney cancer? By which tests I will come to know that I have kidney cancer or not?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir, renal cancers are diagnosis radiologically. You can get a ct scan done to look for any deformity in kidney. Histopathologically only after surgery we can categorise the type and extent.

Hi I am suffering from lung cancer stage 4 I am not having enough resistance to have chemotherapy what should I do Im in stage 4 what will be my life.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist
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Chemotherapy in stage 4 is as such not intended to be curative,its just palliative to relieve symptoms and prolong some life. If you have opted not to receive chemotherapy after understanding all its pros and cons then its your wish which matters the most. You may still receive other palliative treatments required to relieve you of your sufferings due to disease.

If someone is using ocp daily, does it helps to prevent cervical or breast cancer? Please advice.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Hormone replacement therapy is a risk factor for breast and endometrial cancers. Cervical cancer are not hormone dependent.

Tell me about blood sugar skin cancer handicapped its reason and precaution how to avoid it.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Sir skin cancers are superficial cancers present ing on skin as ulceration or growth over skin. It may also present as sudden change in the size of mole. Causes are generally Ultraviolet radiation from sun, chemical exposure, post burn and some viral infection etc Black skin people are naturally protected against UV radiation induced cancer, but still one should avoid over exposure and use sunscreen. Any nonhealing ulcer should be shown to doctor even if it does not pain.

My father, aged 74 years, is suffering from enlarged prostate problem, i. E, specially at night urine realesed slowly from prostate. We recently done his psa test, which is now 186. 3. My question is can my father be cuered from this problem and is there any chance of prostate cancer.

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician
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Answer to your first question - yes he can be fully cured. For that you shall have to consult urosurgeon. Now the second, yes he might have cancer prostate - its a possibility, like every male after middle age may have it. You need your father examined by urosurgeon to exclude that.

My daughter is 5 year old & suffering from b-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia & her treatment is continue under aiims hospital new delhi. My question is that is there any other ayurveda & homeopathic medicine, if yes then can I start it simultaneously or not? please help me. I will wait for your favorable reply. With best regards

Pediatrician
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There is no ayurvedic / homeopathic cure for b cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, she has a good prognosis, continue treatment as adviced by Dr. Bakshi, you are in right hands.

Iam feeling uncomfortable while urinating. I feel like the bladder is not emptied, but when some force is applied under scrotum after urination again some amount of urine is ejected and inflammation in the urinary tract. Im suffering this problem from about 4years. Im HIV negative and I think I have prostatitis. Can someone help me out. Im struggling every day.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Iam feeling uncomfortable while urinating. I feel like the bladder is not emptied, but when some force is applied und...
Generally prostate related problems causing urinary dysfunction are diseases of elderly. You can get your ultrasound kub and urine analysis done to rule out cause of outlet obstruction it may be a stone or some kind of inflammation. If above are normal you can get psa checked. If it is prostatitis it can be treated by antibiotics under supervision of nephrologist, don't worry.

I am a 20 year old girl. I suffered nasopharynx carcinoma due to which I had to undergo chemo and radiation. As a side effect of which my salivary glands are damaged. Saliva production is minimum. Please suggest me ways to boost my saliva.

DNB ( Radiation Oncology), MBBS
Oncologist
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It must be difficult for you. You should do your gargles regularly with hexidine mouth wash. And there are many artificial saliva sprays available.

What are the symptom of all type cancer. How to know that the person suffering in cancer. What is the primary test for checking this disease.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir, symptoms of cancer depends on the organ or the part of body involved and most commonly it may be a lump, nonhealing ulcer, abnormal bleeding, weight loss, difficulty in swallowing, change in bowelor bladder habits, change in voice, breathing difficulty, altered bowel habits etc. One has to take care of any abnormal symptoms persisting beyond a normal period and go for check up. Even if no symptoms are there then should go for screening check up annually for diagnosis of disease in precancerous stage or early stage.

I am 63years old. 2 years ago I was operated for Prostate. What precautions should I follow? secondly, is sex advisable if so average time. Can I take ayurvedic medicines to enhance sex/erection. I didn't indulged in sex since operation but masturbated about twice or once in a month fearing I may loose sex desire or fail getting erection.

MBBS
General Physician
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I am 63years old. 2 years ago I was operated for Prostate. What precautions should I follow? secondly, is sex advisab...
There is no restriction in having sex since you had undergone operation 2 years back. Erectile dysfunction is common in diabetes. You can try ayurvedic medicine If it helps

What is the symptoms of cancer and AIDS. What kind of medicine will be good for this disease. Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician
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AIDS symptoms- If CD4 count is with in normal limits than the person is asymptomatic and if the level is low than there can be lymphadenopathy and secondary infections which have their own symptoms Cancer symptoms- Unexplained loss of weight, loss of appetite and organ specific symptoms are few symptoms

I have small painful tumours in whole body. What to do? Please help me.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology
Oncologist
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Dear , painful lumps of short duration may be due to infectious causes. I assume the duration is also short. Kindly consult a dermatologist.
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