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Dr. Bellarmine

MBBS, MD - General Medicine

Oncologist, Chennai

52 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Bellarmine MBBS, MD - General Medicine Oncologist, Chennai
52 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage.
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Dr. Bellarmine is a trusted Oncologist in Adyar, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Oncologist for 52 years. Doctor has done MBBS, MD - General Medicine. You can meet Dr. Bellarmine personally at Fortis Malar Hospital in Adyar, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Bellarmine on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Stanley Medical College, Chennai,, - 1964
MD - General Medicine - Madras University, - 1972
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
American College of Physicians
Indian Society of Oncology (ISO)
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Indian Society of Physicians
Emeritus Member in American Society of Clinical Oncology
Indian Society of Hematology

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52, 1st Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar. Landmark: Near To Adyar Signal, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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I have prostrate problem . I am 60 years old. Does sex life is affected after the operation, if yes for how long.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon
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I have prostrate problem . I am 60 years old. Does sex life is affected after the operation, if yes for how long.
Hi, yes surgery have complications of electile dysfunction but not always. Consult an expert urologist for the same. But if you have benign hypertrophy of prostate, then try medication first. Regards

Which medicine to take for cancer or what are symptoms of heat stroke. Can you please help me with this.

MBBS
General Physician
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For cancer we usually plan for chemotherapy after clinical examination and sudden complain of headache with giddines with uneasiness with sweating with dehydration usually in direct sunlight is a typical initial symptom of heat stroke.

What is the prostate swelling problems.

MBBS
General Physician
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It is not called prostate swelling but it is called prostate hypertrophy generally it is benign condition it can lead to difficulty in passing urine which is known as dribbling and can be diagnosed by ultrasound.

I have cancer in my throat. I am suffering from pain. I was go through treatment of 35 radio and 11 chemo therapy from smh. But I am still having pain, what shall I do? Please advise.

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, I appreciate you seeking help. When did you finish your chemo radiation cycles? assuming that you are getting intense pain in throat, at present, I shall only advise you to gargle with a warm solution of chamomile tea, lemon and honey, three times daily. Along with, you can also try warm saline gargling, with a pinch of fresh turmeric/ salt added to warm water. Do try hot steam inhalation (only) a couple of times daily and use a good humidifier in the bed room. However, I may be able to help you feel better still, if I get to know as to where exactly you stand today with respect to your cancer treatment.
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I am 40yrs. Since from one month, I have two white spots on my left breast. What is that? is that white patch which occurs? I was thinking it can be effect of body spray. But it has increased slightly in size. Kindly do advice, should I consult a doctor?

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), Fellowship in Dermatosurgery
Dermatologist
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Mam if it is totally depigmented it could be vitiligo. If it still has some colour then it could be something else.

How to clean my heart. How to prepare health food. Which symptoms in cancer. How to check my weight?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir, you must eat healthy food containing fresh vegetables, fruits, dry fruits, avoid fatty and spicy food, avoid junk food. You should for regular health check up and screening for checking both cardiac status and rule out, cancer. Cancer may present as painless lump, bleeding, ulceration, abnormal bleeding, weight loss, difficulty in swallowing etc anything depending on site. You can check your weight by using weighing machine and maintain a chart to watch for significant weight loss.

Lump discovered please help Hi, I have never had a lump in my breast before I'm 24 years old and I'm worried. The lump is on the same side as where I had an abscess removed recently. It's red and inflamed on the outside and tender to touch. Wondering what it could be, thanks x.

MBBS
Sexologist
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If the lump is red and tender to touch, it could be another abscess. You should get proper antibiotic treatment before going for its removal.
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Why causes cancer? Nd whats is harmful effect on other person. How it will treated. It is influenza virus or not.

MBBS
General Physician
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there are so many causes e g smoking, pollution, heriditary, tambaccoo chewing and so many cause cancer. few can be treated depending upon stages and type of cancer. its not a influnza virus

My aunt having cancer in throat. She done chemotherapy at 45 days. After that treatment, physician told to operate the tumor in throat. Shall we proceed for that surgery? Can you tell me to help this problem and cure that problem.

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.
Alternative Medicine Specialist
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Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help for your aunt. Apparently, your aunt has been administered neo-adjuvant chemotherapy to reduce the tumor size so that it can be surgically resected later on. You need to do a risk benefit analysis with help from your onco-surgeon, and take a decision accordingly, fast. Simultaneously, an integrative treatment with alternative medicines can be of help in improving clinical outcomes. You can revert with all relevant details for further naturopathic traction. Do take care, and all the very best.
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I have been diagnosed with enlarged prostate. PSA test a month back showed 24.62. Presently on 1 capsule of Urimax. 4 a day. Is it OK or needs else to be done.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon
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I have been diagnosed with enlarged prostate. PSA test a month back showed 24.62. Presently on 1 capsule of Urimax. 4...
as of of now if your feeling better its good, but you should follow up on a regular basis with your urologist.

What does cervical lymph nodes signify? Is that a indication of cancer and what is reactive lymph node hyperplasia?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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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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I want to know the full fledge detail about chemotherapy i.e a treatment to cancer.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist
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Dear, chemotherapy is oral as well as intravenous. It is the administration of single or multiple drugs by i/v infusion or sometimes by oral route. You need to have premedication before starting chemotherapy.
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Is smoking the only cause of lung cancer?

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist
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No there are numerous other causes of lung cancer and many a times no body knows what is the cause of lung cancer.

He had cancer in mouth doctor suggested chemotherapy of 2 to 3 cycle after response of this cycle operation will planned so kindly give information about chemotherapy is essential before operation is required.

FIAGES, M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , MS- Surgery , MBBS
Oncologist
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Surgery is primary form of tretment for oral cavity cancer. As chemotherapy has not a very defining role in operable cases of oral cavity. Only in vary advance disease and selected cases when surgical oncologist consider it as upfront inoperable they advise to give chemotherapy. As such standard of care is surgery followed by adjuvant radiation therapy or chemoradiotherapy in some cases.
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I have lower back pain from past 4 years and now have formed in lower back, can it be cancer.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist
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I have lower back pain from past 4 years and now have formed in lower back, can it be cancer.
Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang Asana – Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Back Stretching- lie flat, pull one of the knee forward to chest, hold for 3 seconds, then bring the other knee forward to the chest and again hold for 3 seconds. Then pull both knees towards the chest and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times each exercise twice a day. Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.

What tests will you do to diagnose the problem and which of the conditions is present? For Cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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We usually do clinical examination, fnac or biopsy. Radiological investigations like pet ct, ct scan, mri etc whatever needed to diagnose and stage the disease.

Hello sir I'm suffering from gynecomastia, is there any chances of breast cancer ?

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon
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Breast cancer is not as common in males as compared to females but is always a possibility whether you have gynecomastia or not.

My age is 18 now. I'm a male. My breast goes a little bit increasing tell ways to stop increasing breast.

Diploma In Postpartum Depression, Formerly , House Job , Gynecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist
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You could be having a condition called male gynaecomastia. It is better to get yourself checked and take measures. It is completely manageable, so don't worry.

What are the causes to get breast cancer in females and what are the preventatives steps?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Breast cancer is caused by by multiple factors like life style related, fatty diet, sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise. Hormonal related, late menarchy, less children or no children, not breast feeding hormonal supplements or sometime genetic. Lifestyle modifications, have marriage and children at right age, exercises, avoiding fatty food can save from having it. Regular self examination help in picking up early stage disease.
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Lipoma bina opration ke khatm ho sakta h kya.

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), Fellowship in Dermatosurgery
Dermatologist
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With multiple sessions of mesotherapy it will reduce in size. But this will be costlier than surgery. And no assurance that it will clear fully with mesotherapy.
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