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Dr. Kalavathi

Oncologist, Chennai

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Dr. Kalavathi Oncologist, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. Kalavathi is a renowned Oncologist in Mandaveli, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Kalavathi at Penn Nalam Hospital in Mandaveli, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Kalavathi on Lybrate.com.

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Post esophagus cancer treatment, advice me some herbal treatment to prevent re-occurrence. Please advise.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Sir we don't practice herbal medicines, but in general intake of tulsi leaves, turmeric, wheat grass may be useful but since l'm allopathic doctor, I don't know much about it.

Neck Cancer Symptoms and Treatment

MS - ENT, MBBS
Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Specialist
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Neck cancer refers to the formation of cancer cells in the throat or neck region of your body. Neck cancer is commonly seen in people above sixty years of age. But people above forty can also have the chances of getting neck cancer. Though the symptoms of neck cancer can vary from one person to the other,

Some of the common symptoms are stated as follows:

Neck cancer affects the voice box, so a change in your voice can be noticed.
Weight loss is also a symptom for neck cancer.
A person suffering from neck cancer can also suffer from dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing.
Sore throat in some cases can be considered as a symptom of neck cancer
Bleeding from mouth or through your nose is also a common symptom for neck cancer.
Ear pain in some cases is a symptom of neck cancer.
Coughing persistently is also regarded as a symptom of neck cancer.
Sometimes a lump in the neck is also noticed and it is usually painless.
Some people also encounter breathing problem.
In some cases a swelling of the neck, jaw or eyes can also be noticed.

Neck cancer involves certain risk factors too. Neck cancer can be treated in many ways. The following are few treatments available for neck cancer:

Surgery: your doctor can conduct a surgery for removing the tumors from your neck region. The doctor may decide to do either a microsurgery or laser treatment or endoscopy.
Chemotherapy: if the tumor spreads to other regions or is large in size, then your doctor may recommend chemotherapy.
Radiation: it is used to destroy the malignant cells. It is usually conducted after removing the tumor.

These three are the common treatments followed by doctors. Your doctor may also take help of other treatments like administering drugs to control the growth of cancer cells. But, sometimes treatments fail to work if the process of metastasis starts. So you should not ignore it, as soon as you encounter any of the symptoms stated above, visiting an oncologist is highly recommended.
Neck Cancer Symptoms and Treatment

I smoke in a regular basis from the last 2 years. Are two years enough for a person to get cancer from cigarrette smoking?

MD, MBBS
General Physician
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No standard algorithm which can predict relation between cigarette and cancer it can be as short as 6 month in some cases quit smoking - it's injurious for you and your near ones

Prostate size is 45x53x44,vol. 57cc,SkerumPSA 0.300. Please advise.

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist
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You are bph , afudra will help. try regularly for 3 months. Have faith in your treating doc. He will be doing the needful

What are the causes of skin cancer and how it can be cured? And what is the major cause of this disease?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Skin cancers are superficial cancers caused by abnormal growth of few cells of skin cells leading to ulceration, lumps, bleeding etc. Major causes are ultraviolet radiation, radiation exposure by direct handling, lack of melanin pigment which has protective effect,

We hear a lot about cases where they say the patient in the tertiary stage or advanced in cancer. How can one detect cancer early?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist
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EARLY DETECTION OF CANCER CAN SAVE LIVES. KNOW THE 10 WARNING SIGNALS 1. A sore that does not heal, changed colour, ulcerates or bleeds 2. Unusual bleeding or discharge from any opening in the body, example, blood in the urine, stool, frequent or heavy menstruation 3. A lump or swelling that has progressively enlarged which may or may not be associated with pain 4. Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing 5. Change in bowel or bladder habits consistently for a duration of 2-3 months 6. Obvious change in the size or texture of a wart or mole 7. Non smokers' cough or hoarseness of voice that persist for more than 2 weeks. Smokers' cough that becomes intense 8. Unexplained tiredness and/or weight loss of 10 % or more within a period of 3-6 months 9. Persistent pain or discomfort in the abdomen 10. Unexplained fever In case you are having any of these symptoms, please get yourself checked, as you may be suffering form cancer

I was a smoker for 5 years heavy smoker a pack a day. I quit smoking and started hookah alternate days. Recently from last 40 days I am feeling pain in right and left side back just below ribs. Urine test normal. Sono normal and x ray also normal Pain is since 40 days now. Also I feel difficulty in deep breathing. Is this any symptom for cancer? Are there any clinic who does full body cancer screening as I have a smoking history ao want to be sure.

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist
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Hi dear in my opinion it is not cancer any way - but it is a respiratory problem, which needs a regular treatment for some 4 months course. Its packagings are also available @ 1500--2000--3000/- rs. Pm - any query you can consult me private ------------------------------------------- for the start you can take ;;- homeo med;;- bryonia 30--4 times a day-- 5 days and report here.

I have consulted some doctors. They all said me that I have'lypoma. Does it have any cure ? It is absolutely painless.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist
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Treatment of lipoma is surgical removal. If multiple lipomas are there then you can go for excision of symptomatic i. E. Painful one, it will give you definitive diagnosis (biopsy) and symptomatic relief. There is no medical treatment for lipoma.

Homeopathic treatments for cancer

MD - Homeopathy, Masters Degree of Homoeopathy
Homeopath
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Homeopathic treatments for cancer

Homeopathic treatments heal a disorder by inducing diluted symptoms of the same disorder to treat it. There are treatments in homeopathy which are used in treating cancer. These treatments adopt multiple approaches to treating cancer such as inducing similar symptoms to treat the disorder or strengthening the elimination systems (kidney, liver and lymphatic system).

Some remedies used for treating cancer by following the principles of classical Homeopathy are-

1. Lapis Albus-

This treatment is usually used in treating cases of breast cancer and malignant growths in the uterus.

2. Conium

Conium is used in treating cancers related to the genital area such as testicles and uterus.

3. Hecla lava

Hecla lava is used in the treatment of bone cancer.

4. Arsenicum

Arsenicum is used to treat almost all cancer-related disorders. It helps in easing symptoms of psychological fear that cancer patients have. It also detoxifies the body and eases the stress from the kidneys and nervous system.

5. Phytolacca

Phytolacca is used when malignant tumors occur in fat based tissues. They are also used in treating fibroids tumors in the uterus and hard tumors in the breast.

6. Condurango

Cancers related to the stomach respond well to this treatment. It is also helpful in treating symptoms of cancer that form in the epithelial cells of the body.

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Homeopathic treatments for cancer

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.

Sir, how much is the recovery chance of AML (acute myeloid leukemia). The patient is 7 years old girl.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician
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Childhood leukaemias have better prognosis if diagnosed early and started treatment. Have positive hopes. I wish your child a long life.

Dear Doctor, My uncle (85 Yrs) badly suffering from posted Gland (enlarged) problem causing urine came out unconsciously. Recently he was admitted in hospital. After completion of all check up doctor advised for operation. But we are not ready for operation due to his age factor. Pl. Let me know whether it can be cured by Ayurveda, If yes then cost of the same.

MBBS
General Physician
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Dear Doctor,
My uncle (85 Yrs) badly suffering from posted Gland (enlarged) problem causing urine came out unconsciou...
Please Give him Tab himplasia by Himalaya 30 1... 1 Tab veltam plus 15 1 Tab Darif 7.5... 15 1. Re Consult me on Lybrate after 15 days.

There is any risk of cancer if someone has used someone else razor for shave provided both don't have cancer.

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist
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Cancer does not spread from non infectious persons but there is risk of hiv - carrier stage, if the other person is suffering.

My wife is a cancer patient (osteosarcoma) her chemotherapy is completed on 25thFebruary 2016 and her period resume on June 23, 2016 and in next month is on 18th July, 2016. We have unprotected sex after 26th day is there any chances of getting pregnant or is it safe for her. please reply soon.

Diploma in Radio Therapy, MBBS
Oncologist
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Kindly perform a Pregnancy test with the Pregnancy kit that is available at any nearest medical shop. The safe period for avoiding pregnancy is usually on the Day 1 to 7 at the start of cycle and the last 4-6 days in a normal 26 to 32 days cycle. You might still be on the safe period, but pregnancy test will confirm the same. Since she is under chemotherapy, she might have difficulties to carry out a normal pregnancy. It is better to give her at least 6 months gap from the last cycle of chemo therapy before getting pregnant. Do perform the test at the earliest.

I am 66yrs old having a utricle cyst of radious 1.2 cm on enlarged prostrate of 32gms with psa 1.8 at present with symptom of frequent urination14-16 times a day. Can thegrowtdh of cyst n prostrate be reduced to evade future complication/surgery.

M. Ch. (Urology), MS, MBBS
Urologist
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I am 66yrs old having a utricle cyst of radious 1.2 cm on enlarged prostrate of 32gms with psa 1.8 at present with sy...
If you drink water more than thirst, then reduceit to normal by thirst. You should ignore the cyst. Your prostate weight is ok. Take medicines prostate.

Recently I have been operated colon cancer stage 2 and oncologist advised me chemo therapy is not required. I am also having blood pressure and cholesterol problems which I am controlling thru medication. Please advise me what type of food I can eat? I used to take liquor rarely say once in two months but very much controlled before my surgery. Can I continue my liquor rarely or to be stopped permanently?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist
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Recently I have been operated colon cancer stage 2 and oncologist advised me chemo therapy is not required. I am also...
Please share detailed reports. Better to avoid alcohol completely, but can take occasionally. Eat soft, easily digestible food for now, can gradually progress later.

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.

My mom 45 years old, right neck level 3 recurrence of suggestive squamous cell carcinoma well differentiated perineal invasion identified which case known as tongue cancer op/rt/ct Please tell me what is the current situation of my mom health because now doctor said we gave all treatment now nothing possible. But she had surgery last September and rt/ct. And again surgery done this may after that we not taken any treatment doctor given only methotrexate chemo Drug's because they said for the first time only she received all treatment until 2 years we can't suppose to give any palliative chemo/DR. Sir is this the same related to tongue cancer or this is new cells like skin cancer because now we have only options trying some ayurvedic medicine so if we know exactly about this that we can get suitable medicine.

Diploma in Radio Therapy, MBBS
Oncologist
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A recurrent head and neck cancer after a definitive surgery and RT and CT, carry a poor prognosis and disease free survival is definitely less. Your doctor might have advised you the same as well. The drug you have mentioned, is known to reduce the extent of skin involvement and has shown good local control in several head an neck cancer. So follow whatever advice you have received from the treating physician. The effect of alternative medicines can neither be denied nor commented upon since the effect of it varies from individual to individual and it can't be explained by practitioners of Modern medicine. Wish you all the best.

Sir right side of my neck have swelling and like a tumour heavy painfull my esr level 69, crp positiveand my age 26 female. What is the symptom of neck cancer ?

MD - Oncology
Oncologist
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Neck nodes are a part of spread from primary site in head and neck cancer. Do a biopsy or simple FNAC to check if its cancer or not. If it comes positive for cancer then do a CT Scan of head and neck and meet an oncologist or ent specialist

Sir my cousin had breast cancer and had undergone surgery and chemotherapy .according to report is triple negative. Is any chance to occur again.

MD - Radiothrapy, MBBS
Oncologist
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Triple negative breast cancer is comparatively more aggressive disease. Please do regular follow up if your treatment is completed. Please consult your oncologist for any need for radiation therapy.
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