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Dr. A Balasubramanian

Oncologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. A Balasubramanian Oncologist, Chennai
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Dr. A Balasubramanian is one of the best Oncologists in Arani, Chennai. He is currently practising at Priya Nursing Home in Arani, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. A Balasubramanian on Lybrate.com.

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A small like tumor on my breast which grows day by day. What should I do? Please help me.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS, FICS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Don't worry. It could be gynaecomatia. It is not a serious condition. Go to a surgeon and get yourself examined by him. Thanks.
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I'm 39years old and have a big lump on my left breast. It is not painful at all. Please let me know if I have to get any surgery done.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
It looks like it is fibroadenoma and as u said it is painfull, it should be removed after initial investigation like mammography and sonography of the breast
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Hey doctor I am somya I am 34 year old married woman and I have cervical cancer please tell me doctor.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear mam, if you suffer from cervical cancer, don't worry, it's a curable disease. Please get yourself examined and staged by oncologist and according to stage they will provide treatment like in very early stage it could be surgery and in little advanced stages it would be chemo-radiation therapy. Both are good options and curable to great extent. Do not run away from treatment as the chances of cure reduce as the stage is increased.
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Being Taller Increases Your Risk of Cancer!

MBBS, AFIH, PGDMLS, MD-HRM, MD-HM
General Physician, Gurgaon
Being Taller Increases Your Risk of Cancer!

According to a major study that provides a connection between height and cancer, it is stated that taller people are more prone to developing cancer. Research has found that the risk of developing any kind of cancer in women rises by 18% for an increase of every 10 cm in height. In men, the risk rises by 11%, even though height is not as major a factor as are obesity, smoking and a bad, unhealthy diet.

Several reasons have been put forward for the above statement. One of the reasons is that the number of body cells in taller people is more than people with average height. This leads to an increase in the number of cells which could potentially turn malignant.

While individually analysing the impact of height on different cancer forms, it was found that the highest increase in risk was in skin cancer (30% for every 10 cm increase in height), while a 20% increase was noted in taller women developing breast cancer.

Development of cancer in regions including the colon and rectum is known as colorectal cancer. Long legs have been surprisingly associated with this form of cancer. In comparison with shorter people, it was reported that taller people had a higher risk percentage of developing colorectal cancer. Two hypotheses regarding the formation of colorectal cancer have been developed. One hypothesis is that taller people have longer colons, which in turn result in more surface area where colon cancer can develop. The other hypothesis is that taller people experience increased levels of growth hormones. These particularly affect the length of their legs. The growth hormone called 'insulin-like growth factor 1' is increased during puberty and is considered to be a risk factor for colorectal cancers occurring at later stages.

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Hi, I am 28 years old. When pressed over my breast it pains but after the periods is over the tenderness is less. But now I found my left nipple inverted a little but when touched it gets averted. Do I need to worry and visit a gynae?

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Ludhiana
Cyclic pain in breast is symptom of fibroadenosis (benign breast disease, normally this does not needs treatment but if it interferes with your daily routine or sever pain patient may need treatment. Avoid salt, fried food and caffeine during pre-menstrual period. Nipple retraction which averts on touching, it is not worrisome. I suggest you to go for ultrasound of both breasts. Breast examination is the domain of surgeon, not a gynecologist.
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How is cancer caused and how can I avoid, is it true that cancer caused by having something from plastic.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, cancer is caused by multiple factors like life style related, sedentary lifestyle unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise causes reduced immunity to fight any kind of disease. It may also be due to viruses like HPV EBV HIV etc, carcinogenic substance like tobacco alcohol pollution pesticides radiation exposure industrial affluent etc may cause cancer, it could be hereditary or genetic. Plastic when heated or burnt or melted may produces smoke which may contain carcinogenic substance which on inhalation or consumption may cause cancer. Avoid known carcinogens and eat healthy, live healthy to avoid cancer.
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I have a ulcer in my mouth (near my tooth) which not heal up. Is it a sign of cancer?

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Pune
Non healing painless ulcer which is present for long duration can be cancer. You need to show your doctor.
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In my right breast since morning not a pain that is some like (jum, jum) not continuously 10 seconds are 20 seconds what to do this problem I am scary pls help me.

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS
Gynaecologist, Noida
Hello, this may be just myokymia or twitch. If there is no lump or inflammation, then there is no need to worry.
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How do cancer caused, even though they do not have any smoking or drinking or any sort of tobacco?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, cancer may be caused by multiple factors like pollution, pesticides, industrial affluent, radiation exposure, Hormone imbalance, viruses or genetic. Even non smokers can be passive smokers as we are in vicinity of smokers. Due multiple causes any one of the causes may be contributing to causation of this.
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Hello, I am 45 years old. My father diagnosed for ca prostate at the age of 59 and he is under treatment. Whether I will get the disease as hereditary? what precaution I have to take? any tests have to be done periodically? kindly advise.

M.H.C.T.C
Oncologist, Pune
Hello, I am 45 years old. My father diagnosed for ca prostate at the age of 59 and he is under treatment. Whether I w...
Hi, dear, -i studied your query and understood your concerns, in which context find my reply herewith. -your main worry is-if you have to worry for prostate cancer -as your father had it? what precautions you should take and tests to be done periodically? -ans- a-yes you have definite genetic risk of-suffering from pr-ca. For hair falling /thinning/and graying -there are many rethis I would need more info from your family and treating doctors before I plan specific protocol for advising precautionary actions which need to be taken by your right from now. B-for clinical examination I would advise to consult your family doctor and send its brief up for planing more tips to get free from prostatic cancer. C-in the mean while-i would advise lifestyle changes and health tips to reduce prosatic cancer-as follows- i-take enough 8 hrs sleep and rest. Ii- have enough water intake and diet intake adequately. Iii-take spinach soup 2 times a day with cream and/ or butter iv-use venegar diluted adequately with water once a day for 3-4 times a week. V-take high protein and bland diet with butter milk- as far as possible. Vi-take plenty of fruits -especially - citrus fruits and lemon juice and tomato salads-at least 2 times a day. Revert by your clinical examination report from family doctor- asap in 5 days time on my lybrate clinic by private paid query. -hope the health tips would recoup you general health fast before you start with highly special treats for your prevention of prostatic cancer problem. -and hope I have solved your immediate problem but do report after the protein specific antigen/ and serum acid phosphatase level and serum alkaline phosphatase levels /phosphoric acid test/cxr liver profiles and family doctors brief up-clinical status - report, and upload it on this forum. -wishing you early recovery. Have a good day! with regards.
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Why cause cancer? what precaution a person should take care when he is suffering from cancer?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
He should take good nourishing diet, take adequate rest and consult oncologist for regular follow up and advice
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I am 75 years old mail suffering from secondary metastatic lung lesions and CA 19.9 is 740. I had 12 doses of chemo but the problem is not completely cured. Since it is told that frozen lemon helps in controlling cancer I want to know how much frozen lemon shall I take for better result per day and also whether I can take it in water because vegetables etc. Can not accommodate much. Shall be grateful for your advise.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
You have carcinoma pancreas with lung metastases. Vegetables and frozen lemon have protective role but it can not be considered as therapeutic. For treatment chemotherapy is the only option but ofcourse other supportive food do help in enhancing immunity and increase tolerance to treatments.
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Sir this is on behalf of my child suffering from mps1. Tell me the treatment option available for this rare genetic disorder and best hospital offering bone transplant at affordable cost.

M.H.C.T.C
Oncologist, Pune
Hi, for your son, there are ways to care and treat besides bmt. Please give more details of your budgets so that I could help you to sort out the treatment-whichever best-thnks. Wellcome. Please send more info to my lybrate mail id- details.
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I am having multiple fibroadenoma in both breasts, which are very small. I had undergone surgery for fibroadenoma removal four times in the past approximately 6 years ago, which were bigger in size. I am having a doubt that" is this fibroadenoma will become cancerous tumor in the future and is there any diet restrictions to get it reduced. Can you please clarify my doubt.

PGDMLS, PGDHHM, LLB, PhD Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Gurgaon
Generally fibroadenomas do not turn cancerous. However, self examination on a monthly basis is recommended. In case you notice any change in their character or there is bloody discharge from nipple, general surgeon would examine and order usg and / or fnac besides other tests. Then depending on the results further action is planned. There is no need to remove all fibroadenomas,
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Hi My friend has had swollen lymph nodes in his groin (only). His primary told him that if the glands are still swollen for two more weeks, he should see a hematologist. The primary spoke about lymphoma- but the research that I have done would suggest that swollen lymph glands in the groin would.

European Society for Medical Oncology certification, DM - Oncology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear lybrate-user, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpit or groin can sometimes mean a lymphoma, but it can also be other forms of cancer, a thorough work up is required in such cases, which includes blood investigations, imaging and in appropriate cases, biopsy of the nodes for establishing diagnosis and immunophenotyping. Your friend should seek opinion from a medical oncologist/hematoncologist for proper care. Best wishes.
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I am suffering from fibroadenoma since a long time but I have been taking homeopathy medicine since last six months. The time I take medicine my tumour is in small size but if I stop taking it, my tumour grows. What should I do to remove the tumour completely except having a surgery?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology
Oncologist,
Dear there is no other option than getting it removed surgically for complete relief. There is always a chance given your age and description that the lump may subside by itself over a period of time (usually years). But it also possible that it may not regress on its own. If it is causing you distress, surgical removal is ideal.
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What is the symptoms of blood cancer in last stage and how to secure about blood cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Blood cancer is caused by abnormal proliferation of one of the component of blood causing suppression of others. Hence leading to symptoms like prolonged fever, frequent infection, anemia, bleeding, bone pains etc for advanced stage blood cancer, bone marrow transplant may be done.
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What kind of precautions are to be taken to avoid from causing blood cancer and brain caner?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
You can only screen to diagnose early the above cancers because there are very few risk factors known. One of them is radiation exposure, so avoid any undue exposure. Watch for any symptoms like prolonged fever frequent infection bleeding, easy bruising, lumps or neurological symptoms like frequent headache, vomiting, neurological deficit, paralysis, abnormal behaviour.
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What are symptoms of breast cancer? I have a tumor in my breast, what I have to do?

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 lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. Symptoms manifest majorly in the following ways - a. Lump/ nodule in the breast that gets attached to the skin of the breast over time. B. Enlarged lymph nodes in the axilla which are palpable. C. Rarely, red, swollen and tender breast. In your case, however, it may be a benign tumor. Nevertheless, to be on a safer side, I would advise you to get this clinically examined by a gynaec oncologist right away and not delay any further. Imaging, either through mammography or mri subsequently followed by a biopsy is always the gold standard for accurate diagnosis of breast cancer. I wish you all the very best. Take care.
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