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Dr. Latha

Oncologist, Chennai

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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
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Dr. Latha is a popular Oncologist in Kilpauk, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Lifeline Rigid Hospital - Kilpauk in Kilpauk, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Latha on Lybrate.com.

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Lifeline Rigid Hospital - Kilpauk

No 47/3, New Avadi Road,Kilpauk. Landmark: Opp To Pachaiyappas College, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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How sitting before PC for long time can cause cancer? Any study supporting this claim?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
No study is supporting this theory. Radiation exposure can cause mutations and cancerous growth, but can't say exactly if mobile or computers emit such radiation to cause cancer.
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Hi, Need help with treatment doubts: My dad with Lung cancer has brain metastasis now with 1 T2 hypointense lesion in the left half of cerebellum of 23 mm, 31 mm, 18 mm. Primary lung tumor has reduced to a greater extent. He has difficulty in balancing. I want to know: - Is invasive Surgery the only option, can't it be treated with Stereotactic Radiosurgery? - How much time he has to go through the surgery as he is reluctant & not ready for it, we are trying to persuade him. - Can you suggest best hospital in Mumbai & costs for the surgery only. - Does the package of hospitals include everything or there are a lot of hidden charges when the package says 1.30 lc for the brain tumour surgery, Please help me to decide fast as we have very less time & our doctors are not that helpful.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery, M.R.C.S. England, M.Ch. Surgical Oncology, DNB Surgical Oncology, FEBS Surgical Oncology, DNB General Surgery, MNAMS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FEBS Breast Surgery, FACS, Fellowship IFHNOS & MSKCC USA, Fellowship in breast and oncplastic Surgery
Oncologist, Mumbai
I would be in a better position if you send me the details of the treatment given so far and the reports of radiology and pathology. For lung cancer (NSCLC) we prefer surgery for solitary lesion (it gives pathology which SRS cannot), or for lesions causing raised intracranial tension with risk of brain stem herniation. For those with multiple lesions without raised intracranial tension, if mutations are present, targeted therapy is first choice. For those without mutations, SRS is preferred. We do have stereotactic Radiosurgery at our institute, which is one of the best ones in Mumbai. If you can contact me directly with all the reports, I would be able to guide you better.
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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.

Colon Cancer- Ways That Can Help In Managing It!

M.CH - Surgical Oncology, MBBS
Oncologist, Visakhapatnam
Colon Cancer- Ways That Can Help In Managing It!

Colon cancer as indicative of the name is cancer primarily affecting the colon or the large intestine. While colon cancer is considered the third most common type of cancer affecting people worldwide, it is also one of the most preventable types of cancer, if diagnosed and treated on time.

Colon cancer does not suddenly turn malignant and life-threatening. In quite a few cases, the tumor appears benign, also known as Adenomatous Polyps. With the passage of time, the adenomatous polyps (some, if not all) progress into colon cancer. In this article, I will emphasize upon the causes and proper management of colon cancer.

What acts as the trigger for colon cancer?

Like most of the other cancer forms, the exact cause of colon cancer is hard to decipher. However, in many cases, gene mutations have been found to play a pivotal role resulting in cancer formation in the colon. The mutations, as expected, is often an inheritable trait that can be passed on to subsequent generations. The following inheritable mutations make a person as well as their immediate family more susceptible to developing colon cancer.

1. FAP or Familial Adenomatous Polyposis is characterized by the formation of many polyps within the lining of the rectum and the large intestine. These polyps though start off as a noncancerous mass of cells have the potential to develop into cancerous cells over a time period. Thus, the condition should be treated at the earliest as people (FAP left unattended) stand a near 100% risk of suffering from colon cancer before reaching 40.

2. Lynch syndrome is another inheritable medical disorder that results from the mutation in the gene that is responsible for DNA mismatch repair. With the gene unavailable for the repair, the DNA undergoes damage with deleterious consequences. Also known as Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, the condition often plays a significant role in the development of colon cancer, especially in people below 50 years.

3. Further, an unhealthy diet comprising primarily of high fat and low fiber foods can wreak havoc, with colon cancer being one of the possible consequence. Increased consumption of red meat, processed meat as well as alcohol can also act as a catalyst triggering colon cancer.

4. Obese as well as diabetic patients also stand a higher risk of suffering from colon cancer.

Management and Proper Care

As per reports, colon cancer is one of the least prevented types of cancer worldwide. There can be a myriad of factors responsible for the late detection and treatment. Proper care and management can go a long way to reduce the incidence of colon cancer.

1. If you experience any discomfort (such as weakness, sudden weight loss, repeated stomach upsets, abdominal pain, gas, or diarrhea), consult a doctor at the earliest.

2. People above 40 years and those with a family history of colon cancer should undergo regular health checkups and screenings.

3. Keep a check on your body weight. Drinking and smoking, if at all, should be within limits.

4. Take care of the diet. Avoid eating fatty foods on a regular basis. Consume more dietary fiber.

5. Lead an active and healthy lifestyle. Be involved in any active exercise/sports or at the minimal walking.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hello, I am 40 yrs. Old female. I am suffering from breast cancer and have completed with my 2nd out of 8 chemotherapy cycle. I cannot eat or drink anything & feel like vomiting as soon as I eat something. Pls suggest me some food or liquid that feel cool and give me energy.

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Hello, I am 40 yrs. Old female. I am suffering from breast cancer and have completed with my 2nd out of 8 chemotherap...
Hello It must be extremely difficult on your part to undergo chemotherapy. I hope you are the taking the medicines for nausea and vomiting. The best thing to do is eat small frequent meals. Try eating cold foods too. Eat calorie dense food. That will give you more energy Please take care. All the best !
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What is the symptoms of cancer? Is it tobacco really causes cancer? I use Ganesh tobacco. It really very harmful for my mouth? Can you please help me?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancers are usually abnormal uncontrolled growth of cells. The symptoms usually related to organ effected. It may be lump, ulceration weight loss, bleeding, fever, change in bowelor bladder habits etc depending on the site. Tobacco in any form or any brand is harmful. More than forty percent cancers are tobacco related, you must quit tobacco for better and healthy life.
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I am Aslam aged 60. My prostate is enlarged in size and measures 4.1*4.4*3.9cm vol 36.9cc Impression: prostatomegaly bilateral large simple renal cortical cyst what should I do?

M.Ch - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery, Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Urology and Renal Transplant, MS - General Surgery
Urologist, Hyderabad
I am Aslam aged 60. My prostate is enlarged in size and measures 4.1*4.4*3.9cm vol 36.9cc
Impression: prostatomegaly ...
Dear your scan reports mention prostatomegaly approx 37 cc with bilateral large simple renal cyst. Firstly, treatment of prostate enlargement depends on your symptoms. If you don't have any urinary complaints you may not require treatment at all or if they are mild can be treated with medicines. If moderate to severe, surgery might be required. Secondly, I would like to know the size of renal cyst even though if they are simple. As such for simple cyst no active treatment is required.
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Is cancer really a vitamin deficiency? These days getting so many articles to read about?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
cancer really is not a vitamin deficiency. It is A disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissue.Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Not all tumors are cancerous; benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body. Possible signs and symptoms include a lump, abnormal bleeding, prolonged cough, unexplained weight loss and a change in bowel movements] While these symptoms may indicate cancer, they may have other causes. Over 100 types of cancers affect humans
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In my ultrasound investigation, the size of my prostrate is showing 35 cc in size with some calcification deposits. Kindly advise whether is the serious matter and what is the remedy.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
In my ultrasound investigation, the size of my prostrate is showing 35 cc in size with some calcification deposits. K...
This type of prostate enlargement isn't thought to be a precursor to prostate cancer. With this condition, the urinary stream may be weak or stop and start. In some cases, it can lead to infection, bladder stones and reduced kidney function. Treatments include medication that relaxes or shrinks the prostate, surgery and minimally invasive surgery.
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Which types of cancers? What are the symptoms of cancer? Give me tips to avoid cancer.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Many types, from no symptom to any symptoms of cancer, live healthy hygenic unadulterated, sccheduled life, real cause is not known.
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