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Dr. K S Sekar

MBBS

Oncologist, Chennai

43 Years Experience  ·  0 at clinic
Dr. K S Sekar MBBS Oncologist, Chennai
43 Years Experience  ·  0 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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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. K S Sekar is a trusted Oncologist in sholinganallur, Chennai. He has had many happy patients in his 43 years of journey as a Oncologist. He is a MBBS. You can visit him at Global Hospital And Health City in sholinganallur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. K S Sekar on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Chingleput Medical College - 1973
Awards and Recognitions
Recipient of the Ida Scudder Award for AROI Oration. Recipient of the Sir A Lakshmanaswamy Mudaliar Award for the best outgoing student of the Madras University in the medical fraternity

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I am 20 year girl. I have some glands in my breast without pain. mammography done. It is fibroid only. Is it harmful in future.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear mam, fibroadenoma of breast is a hormone related disease and since you are young, you can get ultrasound of both breast and be on followup. usually it does not disappear on its own and has to be surgically removed but for time being you can simply follow it up with regular interval ultrasound to know its size and if there is any increase.

Sir I am a tobacco and gutkha user, I use to chew 10 to 15 pouches of gutkha with tobacco daily. I have severe type of sub mucous fibrosis and leukoplakia all over in my mouth. Sir actually I want to know there is how much chance of getting the sub mucous fibrosis and leukoplakia transfer into cancer.

MS ( General Surgery)
Oncologist
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It is difficult to predict time period, in your case chances are definitely greater than non tobacco users
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Is Any operation needed for ephatogos between neak and stomach cancer? How it overcome.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir, cancer of esophagus esp middle third may be operated if it is operable surgically. Other options may be chemo-radiation therapy. Stenting may also be done if difficulty in swallowing is present.
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3.7 mm dense focus seen in the right pelvis - Soft tissue classification / calculus. Urinary bladder is mildly distended . NO focal lesion seen. Prostate is normal in size and attenuation. No focal lesion seen. Please advise if I need surgery or just medicine?

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon
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3.7 mm dense focus seen in the right pelvis - Soft tissue classification / calculus.
Urinary bladder is mildly disten...
Respected lybrate-user hi dear if it's confirm 3.7 mm then no surgery at all just medicines only dear thanks regards.
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Hi doc, My question is how many kinds of cancers are their? And which the most dangerous?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir, cancer may affect any and every organ of the body so it could be of many types depending on location. Histopathologically it depends on cell of origin And it could be of more than 200 types. Many cancers are very aggressive by behaviour like glioblastoma multiforme, a kind of brain tumour.
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My father suffering Multiple myeloma just 20days back we got information. This type of cancer spreads another generation or not Give me good feedback.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer that originates from plasma cells of blood starting in bone marrow. No it is not transferable genetically.
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What us the cause and after effects of cancer what are the reason for causing cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells, usually due to change in genetic make up or injury to genes which control the cells and due to which the control Is lost and there is uninhibited, unchecked growth is there. The substance causing injury may be chemicals, pollution, pesticides, industrial affluent, tobacco products, radiation exposure etc.

Please my prolactin level is 96.4 and am not pregnant or been pregnant before my breast is very painful and the bones of my hand and feet hurt and my veins hurt too and I have milk discharge in my two breasts whenever I press it please what could be the cause.

Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Oncology, Masters In Advanced Oncology, Fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery, Fellowship in Gynaecologic Oncology, Registrar in Surgical Oncology
Oncologist
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Please my prolactin level is 96.4 and am not pregnant or been pregnant before my breast is very painful and the bones...
As rightly advised by the other doctor, you need to take proper precautions before taking the blood sample. If its persistently high, then you need further evaluation. The symptoms you are having is because of increased prolactin levels in your body. The cause can be a small tumour in the brain, certain kinds of medications etc. An endocrinologist will help you with medicines to control the level of prolactin. If there is a treatable cause, then that should be treated by surgery.

Hi I have prostate early stage am taking Urimax F Just wanted to know is prostate fully curable of I have stay on medication Rgds Js.

DNB (General Surgery), MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon
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Hi
I have prostate early stage am taking Urimax F Just wanted to know is prostate fully curable of I have stay on med...
Enlargement of prostate is a normal and natural phenomenon. Symptoms can be relieved with medicines for a time being but it's not for whole life.
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Bone Marrow Transplant - busting the myths!

European Society for Medical Oncology certification, DM - Oncology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Oncologist
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The term bone marrow transplant is actually a misnomer in the present context as a vast majority of transplants are now conducted by harvesting stem cells from the blood of the donor.

So the correct and logical term now is peripheral blood stem cell transplant. This is just like a blood donation for the donor and poses no risk at all to the donor. The term blood cancer is generally used for leukemias, these can be of two types - acute and chronic.

For the chronic leukemias, especially chronic myeloid leukemia, stem cell transplant is now generally not required as drugs like imatinib, dasatinib and nilotinib are extremely effective. For chronic lymphocytic leukemia transplant is rarely done these days and is generally reserved for relatively younger patients. Even in the imatinib era transplant is an effective procedure and can cure patients with CML (chronic myeloid leukemia) who do not respond to imatinib and other tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

For acute myeloid leukemias stem cell transplant is recommended for all cases except the low risk cases, after completion of chemotherapy. Risk is defined based on kind of genetic mutations in the leukemic cells for acute lymphoblastic leukemia transplant is generally done at relapse, but certain genetic mutations necessitate an earlier transplant, so does presence of or increase in minimal residual disease, which signifies cancer cells not visible to the human eye under the microscope.

Procedure of stem cell transplant HLA matching is done between patient and siblings. Best match is selected as a donor. Matched sibling is the most commonly used donor in blood cancers. In many cases a match is not available, for such cases matched unrelated donor, cord blood, or a partially matched donor (haploidentical donor) is sometimes selected. Donor is given growth factor injection subcutaneously to bring out the stem cells from the bone marrow to bloodstream, twice daily for 5 days. After that the stem cells are collected and stored. Patient is given high dose chemotherapy to kill cancer cells as well as his normal marrow. After chemotherapy, donor stem cells are injected into the body of patient from a vein. After approximately 11-14 days the donor cells get engrafted in the patient's marrow and start producing normal blood cells. The donor cells also kill the cancer cells and prevent cancer from coming back.

Overall depending on whether the patients cancer is controlled or not before transplant the cure rate after transplant can vary from 60 % for patients who have a good control and less aggressive disease biology, to less then 20 % in patients with uncontrolled disease before transplant. Overall, approximately 40 % patients get cured with a transplant. Upto 40 % patients can develop complications, and half of these may be very severe and life threatening. This figure is more in mismatched transplants. Apart from complications, there is still a risk of relapse and these patients need close monitoring in the first few years after transplant.

She is suffering from right breast cancer 3 stage. She has completed chemo 6cycle then surgery. Also facing little bone cancer. Now she will refer for radiation therapy. please help. In guiding us for precautions for her nd family members. Thanx.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon
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Respected lybrate-user hi it's a big battle against cancer utmost thing is moral support to boost up patient & family members that she is definately going to get best results. Regarding radiation therapy Dr. Will explain all the things but I would suggest to maintain proper hydration by taking plenty liquids thanks regards.
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One of my friends is suffering from breast cancer and it is said that intense pain is there. How can we be away from cancer?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon
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If the question is for your friend I would say that cancer has advanced to a state where it is involving chest wall thereby nerves. She requires palliative therapy. If you want to know for yourself, my reply is let breast be allowed to function for the purpose god created it for, i. E feed new born with your milk, maintain good hygiene while lactating, learn how to self examine breaths standing before a mirror, approach a surgeon or a gynecologist if in doubt if you notice swelling in breast, bleeding from nipples, or any abnormal discharge from nipple, look into both axillea for any swellings. When you visit a doctor give clear history about your age at menarche, no. Of children, lactating history, menstrual history, family history especially if your mother or sisters have any breast disease or cancer. My suggestion; when in doubt approach doctor right away, don't postpone. Thanks.

How long a cancer identified patient can survive. Could you give the possible approximate period!

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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There is no specific pattern. It all depends on stage, pathology, patient's immunity to fight the disease, response to treatments and other unknown genetic factors. No specific time can be attributed to it.
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I am aged 60 suffering from prostrate expansion since one year. I am not a sugar patient. I have burning sensation at sexual life. No other symptoms on urine passage. Suggest precautions.

DNB (General Surgery), MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon
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I am aged 60 suffering from prostrate expansion since one year. I am not a sugar patient. I have burning sensation at...
Get your self examined from a surgeon or urologist digital rectal examination will rule out prostatis or seminal vesicles infection if any.
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What are the various causes of cancer and the best way to combat it? How to detect cancer early.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir, cancer is a lifestyle related disease and chemicals and adulterated food are one the main reasons for increasing incidents of cancer, other causes are tobacco, smoking, junk food, lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyle, viral infection, radiation exposure etc. One has to avoid all kinds of carcinogenic substance, go for regular exercises to prevent. Go for regular health screening and check up for early diagnosis.
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Please suggest the Treatment for prostate glands.

MBBS
General Physician
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Dionil is used for diabetes melitus. Ask privately with proper history. What is your prostate problem--symptoms.

Meaning and consequences and solutions of pap smear with altered flora.Please tell.

MBBS
General Physician
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Pap smear is just a screening test for carcinoma of cervix and is not diagnostic and altered flora means there might be local erosions which can be treated after clinical examination.

Hi, how do cancer generates in our body, what are the symptoms, can it be avoided.

FIAGES, M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , MS- Surgery , MBBS
Oncologist
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Cancer is uncontrolled proliferation of transformed cells in any part of the body. Neoplasm or tumor are used variably to describe any swelling or new growth. Benign growths don’t have potential to spread to other organs or parts of the body while malignancy or malignant growths have uncontrolled proliferation and metastatic potential. Transformation is multistep process with genetic alterations by which normal cells acquire malignant potential, uncontrolled proliferation capacity and capacity to spread to other parts of the body (metastasis) Worldwide cancer is responsile for 1 in 8 deaths
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Can I continue to use complementary therapies, take herbal remedies or vitamin supplements when I'm on chemotherapy? Can I do sports when I’m on chemotherapy? Can I drink alcohol when I’m on chemotherapy? Can I eat what I want when I’m on chemotherapy? Can I follow an anti-cancer diet whilst receiving chemotherapy? Can I go on holiday abroad when I’m on chemotherapy? Can I have sex when I’m on chemotherapy? Can I smoke when I’m on chemotherapy? How will I know if the chemotherapy is working? If I can’t work, is there any financial support that I can get?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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You can take vitamin supplements but I do not advocate any kind of alternative therapies while on chemotherapy. You can take part in sports but be careful not to over exert and not to get exposed to injury and infection. Indoor games would be ideal. Do not use alcohol and tobacco while on chemotherapy, as mucositis may worsen apart from developing resistance to therapy. While on chemotherapy we restrict certain food which may harbour infection, so you must avoid. You can take freshly cooked home made healthy food. Traveling abroad may depend on your chemotherapy schedule, if it permits then you may but please take travelling insurance while you go abroad for any emergencies. You can have sex but using contraceptive, preferably barrier methods. Chemotherapy response will be assessed during its course by your oncologist. There is no specific provision or legal boundation that you must be supported financially, it depends on your company policy.
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