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Dr. Bellarmine  - Oncologist, Chennai

Dr. Bellarmine

MBBS, MD - General Medicine

Oncologist, Chennai

53 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Bellarmine MBBS, MD - General Medicine Oncologist, Chennai
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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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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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Fortis Malar Hospital - Chennai

No. 52, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, AdyarChennai Get Directions
  4.3  (12 ratings)
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I am a 21 year old female. I have a problem regarding the size of my breast. My right side breast is too small compared to that of the left. I have checked if I have chances of breast cancer but its all normal. I want it in a normal size so that it looks good when I dress up.

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Hyderabad
Brava and differential fat grafting should be a good option giving you long lasting results with multiple benefits. A little time taking but worth it.
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Dear doctor, sub: blood observed in stool occasionally. I am 59 year old male. I have htn but under control with telvas-h and aten-am since many years. Also I have enlarged prostate (bph) and taking contiflo-d since 4 years. Since last 2 years, blood is observed in stool (say once a month), otherwise no problem. I do not have constipation or lose motion and bowel movement is smooth. I want to know what can be several causes and what to do? is it a serious problem? with kind regards.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, F.I.A.G.E.S, M.S. ( General Surgery)
Gastroenterologist, Lucknow
U should try to get it evaluated from a surgeon. It should be haemorrhoids by the sounds of what you say. If it bleeds only once a month and that too less amount. It should settle by medicines. You can come and consult me.
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What is the reason of auxiliary tail of breast? And what is the treatment of it. My Gf is having this. I want to know the reason of auxiliary tail of breast.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Breast is comprises of glands or lobules and milk duct which are supported by fat and connective tissue glandular tissue extends from nipple and move upwards up to collar bone and laterally towards the axilla where it ends in axillary tail, the lymph glands that drain from breast are mostly situated in this area, if swelling of lymph node are there then there must be infection, cat scratch, fever, infection to breast tissue, tumor in breast also causes swelling in most of the cases and it is very much diagnostic of breast cancer, so I think I should have a check up with your gynaecologist for this purpose, diagnosis of the case is most important.
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Liver Cancer

MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
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Hello my mother 45 years has stage 3b small cell carcinoma cervix and has been injected with cisplatin n etoposide in first line after 6 cycles which there was 100% response after which she went through internal and external radio therapy. Not 2 months later the cancer reoccurred. After which she received good dose of pacitaxel and ireantecon on 1st and 8th day in her second line which proved out to be ineffective and the disease progressed. Now currently she is having her 3rd line with gemcitabine and another drug (don't know it's name) which aren't looking good either. There is a new lymph node visible on her throat which is getting bigger. I want to know if there is anything we can do about this type of cancer? Any experimental drugs which are proving to be effective? Or what else can we do for that cist on her throat. Or what other drugs can help our case. Thank you.

Registrar in Surgical Oncology, Fellowship in Gynaecologic Oncology, Masters In Advanced Oncology, Fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery, Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Oncology, Fellowship in CRS and HIPEC, Fellowship in PIPAC
Oncologist, Mumbai
It's unlikely for a small cell carcinoma of the cervix to reach the throat. It would be a good idea to do a PETCT scan to assess the extent of the disease. Small cell tumours are very aggressive and difficult to treat. If the disease is localised on petct, then surgery can be attempted.
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Is it okay to cleanse your body by fasting from time to time? How long am I contagious when I have the flu or a Is my microwave giving me cancer?

MBBS
General Physician,
Is it okay to cleanse your body by fasting from time to time? How long am I contagious when I have the flu or a Is my...
fasting once a week or onceca fortnight is good for health but during fasting time you should have plenty of water by mouth.go for regular morning walk followed by free hand exercises.

Higher level of insulin in the blood, how it leads to cancer? What is the connection between Insulin and cancer?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
not known that high levels of insulin cause cancer. some particular tumors may actually produce high levels of insulin. Please share the connect of your question
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I am 50 year old having problem of auto immune disease called granulomatosis with poly angitis. Diagnosed last year. Started drugs Now I am better but afraid to have the same problems again. Is there any perfect medicines in homeopathy, which can give permanent and better results even after chemotherapy? As I have taken total 8 therapies. Please suggest before any changes. Thanks.

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
I am 50 year old having problem of auto immune disease called granulomatosis with poly angitis. Diagnosed last year. ...
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. As I understand, treatment with chemotherapy drugs works by suppressing the immune system. Simultaneously, co-administration of steroids too are known to arrest systemic inflammation. On the contrary, a treatment with natural medications, including homeopathy, are usually aimed at elimination of the root cause (s) & modulation of the immune system over a period of time that not only reduces the severity of the disease & its symptoms but also can be instrumental in effecting a cure gradually. Contextually, it makes sense to integrate suitably with safe & effective natural medicines that not only help reduce/ alleviate the side effects of chemo therapies but also synergize effectively to improve clinical outcomes. Hope this helps. You can connect for further integrative traction as appropriate, anytime. Do take care and all the very best.
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My mother is 58 year old. She detected breast cancer in 2011 and we treated completely with chemo therapy and surgery. Now she is fine but she is not taking any medicine regarding cancer .In June 2016 completely tested regarding cancer and everything was fine. I want to know how much time again test her and should she take any medicine for preventing from regenerate of cancer.

MBBS, DNB (Surgical Oncology)
Oncologist, Delhi
If a patient of breast cancer is ER/PR positive then she has to take hormonal tablets for 5 - 10 years after completion of chemo/radiation. If she is ER & PR negative then no additional tablets is required. But she has to be on lifelong followup and some tests need to be done yearly.
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Can depression be cured only by exercising n doin yoga regularly or one needs to switvh on to medicines. How safe is it to have a lasik operation. Can a person suffering from cancer and going through chemotherapy can exercise regularly.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Can depression be cured only by exercising n doin yoga regularly or one needs to switvh on to medicines. How safe is ...
Yes yoga and exercising are good ways to fight depression, but one may need the help of medicines if not improving. A lasik surgery is safe, but finer details should be consulted with an ophthalmologist. Yes, even cancer patients on chemotherapy should exercise as per tolerability.
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Am I more at risk if my relatives have cancer? What do cancer stages and grades mean?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Certain type of cancers run in family like for females breast ovarian etc otherwise sometimes male breast cancer, adrenal glands sometimes hereditary colon cancers etc long list but most of the cancers diagnosed are life style related and tobacco related so inheritance of cancer will depend on type of cancer your family was suffering from. Stage means the size and the spread of disease. Grade means differentiation from normal cells (well/moderate/poor differentiation) indicating the prognosis.
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Ayurvedic Ways To Treat Laryngeal Cancer!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Pune
Ayurvedic Ways To Treat Laryngeal Cancer!

The formation of malignant cells in the larynx tissues leads to laryngeal cancer. Most tissue malignancy occur in the squamous cells (flat, thin cells inside the larynx lining). Men are more susceptible to laryngeal cancer.than women.

Laryngeal cancer falls under the category of neck and head cancer. The risk factors of laryngeal cancer include:

  1. Using tobacco based products
  2. Drinking excessive alcohol
  3. Exposure to asbestos and sulphuric acid

The symptoms of laryngeal cancer are: 

  1. Coughing or sore throat that does not heal (know more about Whooping Cough)
  2. Difficulty in swallowing
  3. Pain in the ears
  4. Throat or neck lumps
  5. Hoarseness in the voice

The conventional treatments for laryngeal cancer are radiation, chemotherapy and surgery.

Ayurvedic treatment can be used together with conventional therapies. Ayurvedic remedies have minimal side-effects and as such are safe. Usually, conventional therapies weaken the body. Fatigue is a common side-effect of harsh treatments like radiation and chemotherapy. As such, Ayurveda aims to bring the body back to balance by fighting the effects of harsh treatments that cause imbalances in the body. It hopes to achieve harmony through natural methods. It can increase energy, promote wellbeing, balance the body, mind and spirit, reduce stress and prevent the disease from returning.

Eating certain healthy food, herbs and professionally prescribed Ayurvedic remedies can help with cancer treatment. Besides healing your body from the inside, there are other important beneficial remedies that can prove to be useful. They include:

  1. Meditation can reduce blood pressure, anxiety and improve all around well-being.
  2. Yoga and pranayama is supremely helpful
  3. Oil massages with healing herbs and essential oils are good for the body and mind

Cancer treatment requires time and patience. You cannot hasten the process. If you are recovered or you are in the recovery phase, it is important not to fall back to the bad habits that put your body out of balance. So if you are on treatment, or done with the treatment, do not start smoking or drinking again. smoking and drinking harms the good effects and can lead to recurrence of the disease. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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What is the survival in number of years for a Breast cancer survivor, who is free from any recurrences/secondaries after treatment with all three modalities (Surgery, Chemo & Radio therapy)

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, now that more studies in terms of genetic analysis is being done, we know there is a group who respond very well and are long survivors. It also depends on the hormonal status ER PR positive patients are better responders. So it is difficult to say in general as the survival will depend on Histopathology, grade and lymph node status, ER PR status, initial stage and then newly analysed genetic status. Earlier stage more number of relapse free survival, receptor positive, better survival etc.
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FRAS, MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Ernakulam
Breast Cancer Myths and Facts

Antiperspirants can cause breast cancer
A) True or False

You may have heard that chemicals in antiperspirants can get into your body through razor nicks and cause breast cancer. If this idea makes you break out in a cold sweat, here’s some peace of mind: Experts say there’s no evidence this is true.

My father affected from mouth cancer any option from recover this cancer because now he is 4 the stage.

B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Patna
Argentum Nitricum 1 m one drop in a cup of water once in a week 2. Wash with calendula Q thrice daily.
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My grandmother is suffering from breast cancer. Is there is medicine without chemo?

Fellow Breast Surgery (MUHS), DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Oncologist, Aurangabad
Hello. Whether a patient receives chemotherapy or not in case of breast cancer will totally depend on the stage of disease at presentation to the doctor. If your doctor has prescribed chemotherapy, there are very good chances that it is mandatory. There are very few but well identified instances when chemotherapy is either not required or can be avoided safely or avoided in view of risk of side effects being more possible than the benefit. Other than stage, the things that influence this decision, are age, any other diseases like diabetes or high blood pressure, etc. The biology of cancer e. G. If er, pr positive disease and whether the disease has already spread but not causing any functional harm. Such a decision has to be taken by a well learned and well experienced doctor, along with an informed decision. From patient. I can guide more only with more of patients details.
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How will we know that a person suffering from cancer, before blood coming through mouth.

MD Radiation Oncology, ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist, DM Medical Oncology (Pursuing)
Oncologist, Mumbai
There should be proper work up for the patient. Blood coming through mouth can occur due to various causes. You should consult a doctor urgently. If you have any reports, you can send them to me so that I can help further.
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She is a cancer patient from last 3 yrs, now her hips joint broke 7 days early, in this case shall we operate her, is there any risk in operation.

DM - Oncology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Oncologist, Mumbai
You can operate her if previously before fracture she have been better condition and had performance score less than 2.
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I shared food with my friend who is a cancer patient by using common spoon. What, will I also get cancer now?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
No cancer is not transferable like this but some infection can be transferred, so it is advisable not to share the spoon. Cancer can not be transferred by touching hugging close contact. It is not a communicable disease.
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