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Dr. Balaji Jagannathan

Oncologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Balaji Jagannathan Oncologist, Chennai
500 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Balaji Jagannathan is a renowned Oncologist in Arani, Chennai. He is currently practising at Priya Nursing Home in Arani, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Balaji Jagannathan on Lybrate.com.

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My uncle is suffering from cancer near last stage. Where should I go for his treatment. Its urgent.

MBBS, MD, CCEPC, OBS, FISSP, NFPM
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Plz fix an appointment with me and plan to visit delhi. Thereafter treatment can be continued at home with my phone instructions.
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A Few Tips and Strategies to Follow to Avoid Breast Cancer

MS, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
A Few Tips and Strategies to Follow to Avoid Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is one of the most feared diagnoses in women. When cancerous cells develop in a woman's breast, irregular lumps, changes in the shape or size of the breast and discharge of blood from the nipples may be experienced. There are lots of preventive measures that you can take to avoid breast cancer. It is important to live a healthy life with as less exposure to toxins as possible. Here are some tips and strategies that can lower your risk of breast cancer

Preventive measures

  • Plant based diet - Studies have shown that a high plant based diet, full of vegetables and fruits, is packed with antioxidants, minerals, and nutrients that lower the risk of breast cancer. Eat light, and avoid refined sugar and processed meat. Try to construct a healthy Mediterranean diet plan rich in olive oil and nuts.
  • Maintain an appropriate weight - Do not gain extra weight as obesity and excessive weight gain are related to breast cancer. Cut down on fat and exercise regularly to lead an active life.
  • Breastfeeding - If you are a new mom, breastfeed your baby as it has numerous health benefits for both you and your child, including lowering the chances of breast cancer in the mother.
  • Sleep - It is important to get 8 hours of sleep every night to live a healthy life. Many studies have shown that a short duration of sleep and exposure to light at night that disrupts the circadian rhythm increases the risk of breast cancer.
  • Avoid tobacco and alcohol - Do not smoke as it increases the chances of cancer in other organs and also leads to toxin inclusion in the body. Also, be sure to drink in moderation as excess alcohol consumption is cancer causing offender.
  • Artificial hormones - Women during menopause often resort to hormone replacement therapy, and the extended use of this therapy can heighten the risk of breast cancer. Therefore, it is recommended to look for other options to smoothen your transition to the menopausal phase.

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I am using susten gel 8.0. Today I am in 29 th day. Feel pain in breast when I touch it. So it could be a sign of?

FACS, MBBS, MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Please yu may be having inflamatory lesion (mastitis. So show to surgeon and take antibiotic and anti infamatory medicines.
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I just had a cystoscopy and it seems like I am headed for a TURP. My local urologist seems quite competent but I am wondering if I would do better with a large medical center perhaps equipped with robotic surgery like Da Vinci. Advice will be greatly appreciated.

M. Ch. (Urology)
Urologist, Tirupati
I just had a cystoscopy and it seems like I am headed for a TURP. My local urologist seems quite competent but I am w...
Turp is commonly done surgery. Any urologist can do it reasonably well. Turp cannot b done robotically. So go ahead with your surgery.
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Is daily smoking one cigarette causes cancer and whether it causes any breathing problem?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, smoking any number of cigarette is prone to cause injury to lungs and other organs leading to not only cancer but also heart problems, and respiratory problems. Please quit it now For a healthy life.
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I am cancer patient. What precautions I should take in diet and one more question doctor I have gone through first chemotherapy but no improvement is there.

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Hi. You should eat healthy balanced food. Eat whole foods, whole wheat. Cook the vegetables well. Avoid raw vegetable as you are on chemotherapy as well. Keep your immunity well by eating food rich in antioxidants. Eat fruits and berries. You have to be patient. Just one chemotherapy will not give you magical results. All the best.
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What are the symptoms of cancer. Sometimes little blood is coming from nose. Please let me know.

BMS
Ayurveda,
Hi lybrate-user anxiety is typical to treat. Never jump on conclusion, nose bleed can as not be common in various illness. Cancer symptoms are depends upon the age, addiction, cancer causing habitat, family history site, type, grade, involvement, it may show, fever/bleeding from site/watery discharge /pain/tenderness/swelling/normal or abnormal growth/bony pain/local pain/ local lymph node swelling etc etc. But it should conform by doctors and by required examinations only.
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Can prostate problem like (BHP or infection) affect morning erection. Doctor give me prostate alpha blocker medicine. Which quite help me. Is that serious?

MBBS
General Physician,
Can prostate problem like (BHP or infection) affect morning erection. Doctor give me prostate alpha blocker medicine....
Alpha blockers are very effective in reducing urimary flow problems in prostatic hyperplasia and some of them also they help reducing size causing programmed cell death of cells. Now some of them like tamsulosin may cause retrograde ejaculation. Some of them cause dizziness, hypotension, priapism and impotence rarely. But they do not generally affect morning erection. Morning erection is physiological and occur when you wake up after rem sleep. Anxiety may be cause of absence of it. So stop overthinking about it consult your doctor if you have this problem for long.
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Pathologist given following test report Material Sent: COLONOSCOPIC biopsy for HPE Clinical Diagnosis: Ca. Ascending colon Gross: Received Multiple soft tissue bits aggregately measure 0.5x0.4x0.3 cm in size. Submitted entirely for processing. Microscopy: Adenocarcinoma colon What does it indicates. This is my Grandpa's Report

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
This means he is having colon cancer but seems to be very early stage so no treatment will be required after surgery but send me the post op histopathology report. [Automatically added by Lybrate] Click "Consult Dr. Sanjaya Mishra" below to consult privately with the doctor.
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Upper lateral portion of my breast is paining. I can feel it While walking fast, climbing down steps etc. There are two more days for ma exact period date. This pain started three days back. Please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Sometimes there's premenstrual engorgment of the breast which can be painful wait till you finish your periods and if it doesn't subside by then it will be advisable to consult a gynaecologist and get it clinically examined also use a well fitted bra they will help you to decrease pain.
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I am 71 years old male. I tested my PSA level, it shows 6.9, is it normal or should go for medicine.

PGDMLS, PGDHHM, LLB, PhD Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Gurgaon
I am 71 years old male. I tested my PSA level, it shows 6.9, is it normal or should go for medicine.
It is high. There is no treatment for'reducing psa' a high psa means you should get further evaluation to find out the cause. Generally it is associated with cancer or inflammation of the prostate. Treatment will depend on the result of this evaluation.
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What are the symptoms of cancer and how many types of cancer are present we have.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells Leading to symptoms like palpable lump or swelling, ulceration which doesn't heal after routine time, abnormal bleeding, difficulty in swallowing, Breathing difficulty some times, hoarseness of voice, constipation etc. Any organ of the body may be affected by cancer and histopathologically there Can more than 200 types of cancers depending on cell of origin.
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FRAS, MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Ernakulam
Breast Cancer Myths and Facts

Most breast lumps are not cancerous
True or False



Don’t panic if you find a lump. Most aren’t cancer. Many women have lumps caused by fluid-filled sacs called cysts or a buildup of scar-like tissue. But a new lump or mass that is hard, painless, and has rough edges may be more likely to be cancer. Breast cancers also can be tender, soft, or round.
Watch for breast pain, swelling, dimpling, nipples that hurt or leak liquid, or any redness or thickening of the skin. Always see your doctor if you notice anything different.


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What is cancer what are the symptoms and is there any chances of ancestral cancer problems?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells leading to formation of lumps. It may also present as nonhealing ulceration, abnormal bleeding, weight loss, fever, change in bowelor bladder habits sore throat etc, depending on the organ effected. Some cancers are hereditary and can be transferred from one generation to other like breast cancer, ovarian cancer, family of cancer syndrome like men etc. But the percentage of familial cancers are only 5-7%. Rest are mostly acquired.
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How stomach cancer starts in upper abdomen. Because I am feeling lumpy when observing with hands on my stomach.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
How stomach cancer starts in upper abdomen. Because I am feeling lumpy when observing with hands on my stomach.
It necessarily does not means that you are having cancer - it could be cyst/tumor. You better do a ct scan on whole abdomen to conclude further.
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What are the symptoms of cancer that shows in our body and explain the solutions to take care from cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells which may present as lump, ulceration, abnormal bleeding, weight loss, fever, change in bowelor bladder habits, change in voice, difficulty in swallowing etc depending on organ affected. If suffering from cancer then treatment is done by surgery, chemotherapy or radiation or combination of all.
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Diagnosed with Breast cancer. FNAC done. No other tests done. Suggested surgery. Do I get other tests done or go for surgery immediately. The result of other tests will take another 12 days.

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Do the metastatic work up before going for surgery let it take few days as if its been spread to any other part then first chemotherapy to be given followed by surgery.
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I am 23 yrs old male and ihave lump under my niples for last 2 yrs, its painfull and looking very awkward, what should I do? help please.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Ludhiana
Chances of gynecomastia (benign swelling) are high. Go for fine needle aspiration cytology i. E. Needle test.
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After the operation of brain cancer, there is any chance of further occurrence of brain cancer in same region again.

MD - Radiothrapy, DNB
Oncologist, Mohali
Mostly the tumor is an astrocytoma grade 1 won't recurr, grades2-4 do however recur chances of recurrence depend on the volume of tumor removed mathematically comparing preoperative mri and the surgical excised volume sent for hpe.
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