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Dr. Bellarmine

MBBS, MD - General Medicine

Oncologist, Chennai

53 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Bellarmine MBBS, MD - General Medicine Oncologist, Chennai
53 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Bellarmine is a trusted Oncologist in Adyar, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Oncologist for 53 years. Doctor has done MBBS, MD - General Medicine . You can meet Dr. Bellarmine personally at Dr. Bellarmine@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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MBBS - Stanley Medical College, Chennai,, - 1964
MD - General Medicine - Madras University, - 1972
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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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What is the symptoms of aids and cancer. Please help me. Which medicine should be taken.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer and aids both are immunocompromised conditions presenting as frequent infections and fever, weakness, weight loss etc. Cancer may present as lump ulceration bleeding weight loss, difficulty in swallowing, change in voice, change in bowelor bladder habits, throat pain etc. Cancer is treated by chemotherapy surgery and radiation therapy. Aids is treated by anti virus medicines depending on viral load.
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Hi Being 78 years of age suffering from 9I0 Prostatic Problem and (ii) Rt Kidney calculi, one calculi is stuck in ureter thus highly infecting the kidney with Pain I am a Sr Gp "A" officer retired from Govt. Of India and hold a CGHS Card valid for whole life. Not suffering from any other prob like BP, Sugar etc. Seek urgent remedial process / action pl.

MS
General Surgeon, Panipat
Hi Being 78 years of age suffering from 9I0 Prostatic Problem and (ii) Rt Kidney calculi, one calculi is stuck in ure...
Mr. lybrate-user. As you have mentioned you have enlarged prostate with stone in rt. Kidney, rt. Ureter. Please get your few investigation done like kidney function test, IVP to see the condition of your stone and function of your kidneys. Get urine culture done with ultra sonogram of your prostate. Please take it on priority bases and consult a urologist.
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What is the causes of skin cancer and how can be survived from it and how much it is danger?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Skin cancers are superficial cancers caused by abnormal growth of skin cells. Leading to symptoms like prolonged ulceration, bleeding lump, mole etc it is generally treatable by surgery and /or radiation therapy. Being superficial they are picked up fast by aware patients.
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Before 9 month my father 1st time diagnosed with MULTIPLE MYELOMA at that time his blood plasma was 15%. 24 weeks treatment was given to him with BORTECAD 2mg (cadila pharma) Injection. Now doctor saying that its response is good and no more chemo therapy is required just to continue some other medicines. Now can he live a life as before or is there any other factors for which we need to be worried? Now his age is 61.

DM - Oncology
Oncologist,
Hi your dad 61 years is having multiple myeloma now completed 6 cycle of chemotherapy now plan to see response if complete remission then bone marrow transplantation is the way forward other wise go ahead with maintenance chemotherapy to prevent relapse.
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For the lump in the breast is operation required? After mammogram also do we need to get operated and remove that lump? How much does it cost?

MBBS, DNB - Surgery, Fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology
Oncologist, Gurgaon
It is not necessary that every lump in the breast requires operation. It depends upon the nature of lump. Some benign (non cancerous) lumps can be left as such if they are small in size but routine follow up is required. Surgery is required in cases when size of lump is increasing or is painful or for cosmetic reasons or malignant lump (cancerous). Cost depends upon the type of procedure done for that particular lump.
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How can I identify blood cancer? What are the controlling measures to prevent this?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Blood cancer is caused by abnormal growth of one of the component of blood causing suppression of others. Hence leading to symptoms like prolonged fever, anaemia, bleeding, bone pains. Etc. There is no specific prevention except for to save from known carcinogens and undue exposure to radiation. Routine blood check up helps in identifying it.
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I urinate frequently only during night My sugar is normal and no prostrate what may be the other causes?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
I urinate frequently only during night My sugar is normal and no prostrate what may be the other causes?
Worm infestation, adequate liquids before sleeping and not going to washroom before going to bed. Off course if you do not have prostatism or high blood sugar.
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Sir I am 25 years old male. I have prostatic my gland is 27gm and 25cc volume. I have no symptoms. Sir wt to do? How to shrink it?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Bangalore
Sir I am 25 years old male. I have prostatic my gland is 27gm and 25cc volume. I have no symptoms. Sir wt to do? How ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, at your age stop worrying about your prostate gland, def not to shrink it, once you grow old, or when you have any symptoms, we can consider that.
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I am suffering from motions since from last two days so I want to get to solution can I get solution .for these. If coffee drinks it may cause any cancer.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For loosemotions drink ors solution and to stop the frequency of motions take capsule roko and avoid spicy food in your diet and eat only curd rice or khichdi and if necessary we should take prescribed antibiotics.
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Advice to use monurol sachet for chronic prostatitis? Have undergone surgery for removal of prostate (non cancer related)

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Advice to use monurol sachet for chronic prostatitis? Have undergone surgery for removal of prostate (non cancer rela...
Monurol is antibiotic used to treat bladder infections, hope now it should be fine otherwise you can get culture sensitivity of urine done. You must be suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia that can be treated with medicines.
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My mom, her age is 46 has a stage 4 lymphoplamatic lymphoma she had stroke after giving Chemotherapy treatment after 15 days. It is possible to cure the stroke and cancer. Please give me suggestion.

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), Post Doctoral Research (PhD) (Alternative Medicines)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi , I appreciate you seeking help your mother. Well, as far as I understand, one of the complications of lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma is that there is an increase in serum immunoglobulin levels (IgM) that can increase the viscosity, and this hyperviscosity in turn can increase the risk of stroke. A plasmapheresis procedure, if attempted before the start of treatment (with appropriate chemotherapy), is likely to bring down the hyperviscosity that can reduce the chances of a stroke. You may seek second opinion from an haemato-oncologist, on the above-mentioned and seek the best approach of treatment forward. Again, should there be chances of remission at this stage, you may plan a stem cell transplant should it be feasible in the given context. Simultaneously, an integrative treatment with alternative medicines may help improve clinical outcomes, although a cure cannot be guaranteed at this stage. Hope this helps. Do take care and all the very best. Sincerely
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I had chronic duodenal ulcer which bleed and caused anemia now treated for anemia by blood transfusion and now my blood count being 12.5 and also the ulcer is now gone im at risk of cancer?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I want to study your whole case before reaching to a conclusion.I am a homoeopathic doctor and I can assure you that I will give you the best possible consultation.Please provide me all the details of your problem,your diagnostic tests till now,everything you have got regarding your problem.
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My friend is 26 years old and he continuously tilt his neck. Sometimes he feels his neck is stuck in one direction only. He feels it's a cancer.

Fellowship in Interventional Pain management , Diploma in Anesthesia, DA, MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Jaipur
My friend is 26 years old and he continuously tilt his neck. Sometimes he feels his neck is stuck in one direction on...
Tilting of neck is protective phenomenon, to get relieve pain. Free site. Unless anything not proven by biopsy can t be lebelled as cancer. So stop thinking for cancer.
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I am a cancer patient going with radiology therapy every week is there any possibility to get rid of ir.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, what kind of cancer you are suffering from and what is the site and stage. Radiation therapy is one of the modality to treat cancer so please continue your treatment as advised by oncologist. You can attach histopathology reports and imaging reports to guide you more about your disease and treatment.
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Ayurveda and Bladder Cancer

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Ayurveda, Indore
Ayurveda and Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is the result of the growth of cancerous cells inside the bladder. Bladder cancer is mainly of four types:

  1. Urothelial carcinoma: In this type of bladder cancer, the tumours may be limited to the bladder or spread from the urothelial to the deeper layers in the bladder. The urothelial is the epithelium lining in the renal pelvis, ureters, urethra and bladder.
  2. Squamous cell carcinoma: Squamous cells are flat, thin cells that form after a prolonged infection in the bladder. The cancer starts from these cells.
  3. Adenocarcinoma: Glandular cells in the bladder produce and discharge mucus. This type of cancer begins from the glandular cells.
  4. Superficial bladder cancer: If the cancer is limited to the bladder lining, then it is known as superficial bladder cancer. The cancer might spread to the bladder muscle wall, or spread to the lymph nodes and organs close to it.

It is important note that, if bladder cancer is detected early, then it can be cured most of the times.

Who is at a risk of acquiring bladder cancer?
Those who smoke or have a history of bladder cancer in the family or are exposed for to industrial chemicals for long durations are at an increased risk of bladder cancer.

The symptoms of bladder cancer include:

Bladder cancer treatment by conventional medication can be complemented by Ayurveda; especially, with the Panchakarma therapy, which detoxifies the body. Detoxification can be done by:

  • Snehana therapy that is oil massage
  • Swedana that is steaming therapy 
  • Vamana that is by urging vomiting
  • Virechana that is by purging
  • Basti is the enema medication
  • Nasya or through nasal medication
  • Raktamokshana Therapy 

Along with the above mentioned therapies, consuming medicated juices, which contain fruits and vegetables is good for the body. Antioxidant Ayurvedic medicines are also highly beneficial. Practicing yoga, sound therapy, pranayama, acupressure and acupuncture can help in the long run.

Sometimes, traditional cancer medication can rob the body of its strength once the symptoms are cured. Rasayan Chikitsa can help the body regain its strength. Rasayan Chikitsa improves the metabolism, memory, longevity, hair and complexion. It brings back the vigour that was lost. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a specilized ayurveda and ask a free question.

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I am 25 year old and I want to know about skin cancer, my forehead skin getting black these days. What should I do? is it a symptoms of skin cancer? Please help me.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology
Oncologist,
Hi, darkening of the skin on the forehead is not a symptom of skin cancer. It may be due to compression over the area due to your cap or helmet etc if you use them. Please consult a skin specialist if any of the above don't apply. You nay have to use some cream or ointment for a temporary period. Hope this helps. Take care.
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Hi I am 50 year old female with a history of breast cancer and taking tamoxifen 20 mg daily for past 4 years. December 2015, I took an abdomen scan and the endometrial thickness was 8 mm. But last week july 2016 the thickness increased to 14 mm. Am I having cancer of endometrium? Other symptoms for the cancer are missing. Should I go for an Hysterectomy? Please advice.

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Mohali
Mam, nothing to worry. This is a common side-effect of tamoxifen. It is usually associated with heavy bleeding. If you do have bleeding please get a d & c done by a gynaecologist. Please have regular follow-ups for cancer breast. All the best-you will do well. Regards.
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What is the symptoms for blood cancer? And how I get treated? Please give me full detail?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear mam, blood is composed of combination of cells like white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, plasma cells etc. When there is uncontrolled growth of one of the components it is called blood cancer. Symptoms are commonly prolonged fever, frequent infection, anemia, easy bleeding or bruising, cough, weight loss, weakness, Lymph node enlargement etc. There may be liver or spleen enlargement. You have to take chemotherapy as advised by hemato or medical oncologist. It is a long course of treatment and periodically evaluated by blood and bone marrow tests to know the response.
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