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Dr. Balaji Jagannathan

Oncologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Balaji Jagannathan Oncologist, Chennai
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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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What does cervical lymph nodes signify? Is that a indication of cancer and what is reactive lymph node hyperplasia?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Each organ of our body has lymphatic supply like we have blood supply which drain into group of lymph nodes. These lymph nodes get enlarged when ever there is some trouble to primary organ they are draining. This may be due to infection, inflammation, cancers etc anything. Cervical lymph nodes drain mostly head and neck region. Reactive hyperplasia is non cancerous enlargement of lymph nodes may be due to some infection or inflammation. Need not worry.
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Most text on the National Cancer Institute website may be reproduced or reused freely. The National Cancer Institute should be credited as the source. Please note that blog posts that are written by individuals from outside the government may be owned by the writer, and graphics may be owned by their creator. In such cases, it is necessary to contact the writer, artist, or publisher to obtain permission for reuse.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
NCI website issues guide lines for cancer management both for public and physicians. Sometimes for general public it is difficult to comprehend and they may be simplified and rewritten for better understanding with ofcourse acknowledged fact of its origins. These guidelines are nothing different than what we practice or learn from our texts and experience So sometimes it feels copied though it may be original. The idea of writing blogs is not to gain publicity but to make general public more aware of this problem and prevention.
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Sir, Actually my one right nipple is little bigger than the left one. Also there is red spot around the bigger nipple. I also feel pain sometimes in the bigger nipple when I touch with my hands. Sir is this a Brest Cancer. I also have migraine is this due to migraine? Sir kindly help me I'm afraid to tell my parents.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Sir, Actually my one right nipple is little bigger than the left one. Also there is red spot around the bigger nipple...
It is not due to migraine/ cancer , it is just the way God has made you, no body has equal organs on both sides.
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I am 46 Year Old Male. I have small ill-defined, iso-hypoechoic area in right lobe of lever. Same thing was detected three years back also. I have no problem/pain and is normal healthy. My LFT report is also normal. What could be the reason for this, and what is treatment.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS, FICS
General Surgeon, Delhi
It could be a small haemangioma. Since its size is static over the past 3 years, there is nothing to worry. Treatment: wait and watch (regular follow up with ultrasound). Thanks and god bless.
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A small lump in rt. Breast of my sister (fibroderma) light pain on it. After biopsy doctor says invasive ductal carcinoma pl. Tell me what is the treatment procedure &how much money require.

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS
Oncologist,
Dear, the first step is to evaluate if the cancer has spread from the breast to other areas. This will require certain tests including mammography of the other breast, chest xray, ultrasound scan of the abdomen and some blood tests. Treatment will include surgery to remove the cancer, radiation therapy, chemotherapy (injections) and hormonal therapy (tablets). Please visit a cancer institute as suggested as soon as possible. There are government schemes that will help eligible people to get free treatment in any hospital. I would advise you to enquire about that.
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Hello. My dad is suffering from Gallbladder Cancer which is on last stage. He is not been able to eat anything. He is very weak and only taking liquids. Digestion power is very low. Whatever he take just vomit after sometime. Can you please suggest what should we do? I am week financially. Please help me. I can't see him like this.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Advanced gall bladder cancers can cause liver dysfunction jaundice and poor digestion. Since he seems to be terminal and not fit for chemotherapy. You can provide best supportive care, means treat symptoms. For vomiting you can give a good antiemetics, antacids, pain killers. Etc. There are organization which provide hospice or terminal care at home at economical cost. In liquid diet you can add some nutritional supplements to provide extra energy.
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Hello, my dad is 87 years old and he is complaining of slight swelling at the prostrate side and urine has a tinge of milkiness, he has slight pain as well. What could be the reason, what should we do.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hello, my dad is 87 years old and he is complaining of slight swelling at the prostrate side and urine has a tinge of...
Prostatitis treatments vary depending on the underlying cause. They can include: Antibiotics. This is the most commonly prescribed treatment for prostatitis. Your doctor will base the choice of medication on the type of bacteria that may be causing your infection. If you have severe symptoms, you may need intravenous (IV) antibiotics. You'll likely need to take oral antibiotics for four to six weeks but may need longer treatment for chronic or recurring prostatitis. Alpha blockers. These medications help relax the bladder neck and the muscle fibers where your prostate joins your bladder. This treatment may lessen symptoms, such as painful urination. Anti-inflammatory agents. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may make you more comfortable. Prostate massage. This is done by your physician using a lubricated, gloved finger — a procedure similar to a digital rectal exam. It may provide some symptom relief, but doctors disagree about how effective it is. Other treatments. Other potential treatments for prostatitis are being studied. These treatments include heat therapy with a microwave device and drugs based on certain plant extracts
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Breast Cancer in patients with Breast Abscesses

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MRCS (Edinburgh), Fellowship In Breast Surgery, Fellowship In Onco-plastic Breast Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Breast Cancer in patients with Breast Abscesses

In the last week, I have seen two patients who have presented with features of a breast abscess but they ultimately turned out to be breast cancers. Although, inflammatory breast cancers are a known entity and they can present as breast abscesses but this fact is not well known among patients and many general practitioners, which leads to late detection of these cancers.

With this case, I want to highlight some pointers to diagnose these lesions early. A 39-year-old, nonlactating mother presented to with complaints to swelling in the right breast for the last 3 weeks. She had already taken a course of antibiotics from a general practitioner but did not get relieved of her symptoms. On examination, she had a swelling involving the skin fold below the breast (inframammary crease) with swelling and hardness spreading till the lower part of the breast. In addition to this, she had lymph nodes (glands) in the underarm area (axilla) as well.

An USG revealed a lump in the breast associated with the fluid collection, which on biopsy turned out to be an invasive cancer. Fortunately for the patient, on further examination, the cancer was found to be restricted to the breast and the underarm area only.

When should we suspect that a breast abscess can actually be associated with a malignancy (cancer)?

A nonhealing breast abscess - which is persisting despite antibiotics and surgical management
Breast abscess in a patient who is not lactating.
Breast abscesses in elderly patients
Breast abscesses associated with hard lumps in the breast
Patients with these symptoms should get an ultrasound and biopsy done to confirm the diagnosis. In India, another entity which should be ruled out is Breast Tuberculosis.

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Hello doctor, I saw discharge from my nipple by pressing it I am planning a family is it tat something related to it or not pls tell me. And another problem I m having is tat I got a knot (gath) on my uterus is tat something worried to it. My age is 25yrs. Please rply.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bundi
Hello doctor, I saw discharge from my nipple by pressing it I am planning a family is it tat something related to it ...
Discharge from nipple may not be connected anything with planning a family/ pregnancy etc. Sometimes it happens in males too. Reason could be suspicious if you are not nursing. But no need to panic. But notice if discharge is from one nipple only or come without touching it. It's better to meet your healthcare professional. For'gath' - it could fibroid, cyst, tumour. If so proper measures needed. In modern medicine they would go for surgical measures, d&c etc as per gynaec's decision. In ayurveda, aartav shuddhi is directed which is a non invasive, non surgical, non surgical measure by use of decoctions. Time taken could be right weeks minimum. Still better to assess consistency, size, type if knot by modern investigation.
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Please can you tell me, what are the symptoms of blood cancer? And is there any treatment for blood cancer to cure?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, blood cancer presents as uncontrolled proliferation or growth of one of the components of blood causing suppression of others.hence leading to symptoms like prolonged fever, frequent infection, anemia, bleeding from Anywhere or easy bruising, cough, Lymph node enlargement, liver or spleen enlargement, and bone pain etc. Blood cancer is treated by combination of chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant ation.
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I am suffering from fibromatosis tumour from last 3 year and medicine tamoxofin is going on but it has very slow effect. So please suggest regarding this.

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
hi dear --send details/ which organ affected-- if u want full and final opinoin here -it can be cured- if u take its curative course-- a tibetan medicine--CANCERO- 6 months. it is available.
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What are the symptoms of breast cancer and what is the treatment of it and how to take precaution.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Breast cancer may present as a painless lump in the breast or armpit, bloody discharge from nipple or any recent onset change in the breast skin or nipple. In advanced stages it may also present as bony pain or backache, or breathlessness or headache. The earlier it is detected, the easier it is to treat it and the more effective the treatment is. The only precaution you need to take is to be aware about breast cancer and to routine regular self breast examination and annual clinical breast examination by a doctor. Also one you are 40, you need to get 1-2 yearly screening mammography done, regularly.
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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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How can we know that if that person is suffering from cancer. please provide some symptoms. As he is suffering from sugar already.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled growth of cells Leading to symptoms like palpable lump or lymphadenopathy, Ulceration which doesn't heal, bleeding from Anywhere, weight loss, fever weakness, difficulty in swallowing, change in voice, difficulty in passing motions etc.
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My father is suffering from oesophagial cancer, now he is unable to eat or even drink anything since 25 days. What should we do, we r really worried, any suggestions will help, thnku in advance,

MBBS, MS- Surgery , M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , FIAGES
Oncologist, Delhi
upper GI endoscopy and PET imaging for staging of cancer. if not able to eat ryle tube can be inserted for feefing. Treatment depends on stage and location in esophagus. so provide appropriate details
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I aged 47 years, suffering with lower back pain and frequently i suffer with body ache and viral fever (influenza)

MD-Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Chikhli
It look like digestive irregularities in eating habits which lead to this problem followed by weakness . Eat food regularly on time , three times in day & regular exercise . For treatment you can contact by cell:9850328773, Skype :dr.n.r.parihar3 or E-Mail: parihar_homoeo@rediffmail.com.
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I have a little lump with redness in my breast. Now in period time. Its look like a pimple. My age is 20. My grandma passed away because of breast cancer. So that whenever lump coming I am worrying for that. Is it no need to worry about that? Can you tell me why this lumps are coming and how many days it can be there?

General Surgeon, Pune
Dear lybrate-user, From what you describe it could be an infection. But since you have a family history of breast cancer, it is best to meet a doctor in person and get examined. It could be infection with pus collection, or a benign lump, etc. So please get checked.
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What is main reason for having cancer. What precautions should we take to avoid cancer. And also I feel pain in my breast before mensuration is the symptoms of breast cancer.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected Pushpanjali, there are vivid reasons for different cancers of different body organs. Your premenstrual breast pain is not sign of that relax don't worry dear
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