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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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I'm 37 years old woman.In 2013 gone through surgery of colon cancer. Juz want to know r there any chances of recurrence. And wat diet should I follow. As I suffer from severe leg pain side effect of chemo.

Oncologist, Gurgaon
Having colorectal cancer at such a young age indicates familial tendency. Regular follow up with colonoscopy, blood test and imaging is required. After 5 years chances of disease coming back decrease but the chances of new cancer may be there. You can follow a normal balanced diet, no problem. Don't let your weight increase more than normal lomits. Some leg pain due to chemo may be there after so many years, for that continue to do regular exercise and physiotherapy.
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Sir I am a cancer patient. I have Ewing sarcoma. I receive chemotherapy after 21 days. My question is whether I eat Red meat or not. Or it cause any health problem.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
yes you may eat red meat, but from a good quality shop. the chemotherapy weakens your immunity, you may otherwise catch infection
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Am suffering from stage 2 Hodgkin's lymphoma and going through chemotherapy and I want to know has my life span decreased because of it?

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Mohali
Hodgkins lymphoma has good overall prognosis. Please do not miss out on post-op radiotherapy. We have patients who are absolutely normal after treatment with normal life styles and normal life span-all the best.
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Hello doctor, I am 20 years old I have done my MRI of hips and screening of LS spine and all reports were absolutely normal actually my question is. During mri I was not constant I have done some moments is there any possibility of loss of information by the machine? Can it also loss some information if there is existence of tumor or cancer.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Hello doctor, I am 20 years old I have done my MRI of hips and screening of LS spine and all reports were absolutely ...
Dear, there will be little blurring of the immage. If the tumor is very small there is a chance of miss but gross things cannot be missed. Mri is usually done when there is a clear cut indication for it. So very less chance to miss.
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Good morning Mam, I had lost my mother, and my dad would like to marry a Lady (2nd mom) whose husband where affected & died by blood cancer ,would my 2nd mom had affect by same blood cancer?

MD - General Medicine, D.M. Medical oncology
Oncologist, Mumbai
Good morning Mam, I had lost my mother, and my dad would like to marry a Lady (2nd mom) whose husband where affected ...
no. if your father's future wife and her previous husband were not blood relatives , her chance of having blood cancer is not increased than general population. even if they were blood related , even than the chance would be less than one in million depending on the type of blood. cancer her husband had
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Actually last year my wife's curating we had done. From that times her tummy getting bigger. And also we don't have baby. Married in 2013.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Actually last year my wife's curating we had done. From that times her tummy getting bigger. And also we don't have b...
Respected arif curatin has nothing to do with belly enlargement it is the fat deposition in subcutaneous tissue of abdomen. Regarding no issue you consult good gynecogist have work up regarding the cause & get remedy.
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I have been operated for spinal cord tumors two months ago, now I have pain in my buttocks and thig, what causes of it?

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Pune
Hello lybrate user, kindly get a fresh mri of your spine and refer back. Do not ignore symptoms god bless you.
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I am 20 year old men. What is symptoms of lungs cancer? Because I smoke more than 5 years. One day I vomit with blood. So I really scared about this. Please give any suggestions. Thank you.

MCh - Neurosurgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Chennai
I am 20 year old men. What is symptoms of lungs cancer? Because I smoke more than 5 years. One day I vomit with blood...
Lung cancer usually presents with blood while coughing but it can also present with blood during vomit so please consult a physician and get yourself evaluated.
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My mother died of breast cancer at the 70. For regular checkup can I opt for blood test i.e breast marker test instead of mammography. Please suggest I am worried.

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
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. First and foremost, I would advise you to keep your diet & lifestyle streamlined and stay relaxed/ stress-free. Also, you seem to be overweight as on today. A Mediterranean diet & an active lifestyle that includes 45 minutes of walk daily for at least 5 days a week can help you reduce. Given your age, you can go for mammogram on a yearly basis henceforth. Additionally, suggest meet up a genetic counselor too who can assess the risk of breast/ other cancers, if any, and suggest prophylactic measures as contextually appropriate in your case. Hope this helps. Do take care, and all the very best. Sincerely,
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I am 43 years old I have a problem gastritis, congested prostate gland and sex problem.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am 43 years old I have a problem gastritis, congested prostate gland and sex problem.
Take tab rekool d once daily at 8 am for gastritis and consult further for detailed assessment and treatment for other problems.
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Hi, I am planning to study in Australia in few more months, but, according to reports. Australia has the highest chances of getting skin cancer due to UV rays, what are the precautions 1 can take to be safe from skin cancer & what are the symptoms of skin cancer?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi, I am planning to study in Australia in few more months, but, according to reports. Australia has the highest chan...
.Symptoms of Skin Cancer Skin cancer includes three entities like basal cell carcinoma, . squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.Squamous and basal cell carcinoma develop in sun exposed areas of skin like scalp, face, lip ear, neck, chest, arm and leg. Melanoma develops in areas of skin that are not exposed to skin like Trunk, palm sole of feet etc. people with darker skin are more prone to develop squamous cell carcinoma and people with fare skin are prone to develop basal cell carcinoma. The symptoms of cancer are 1.A spot or sore that does not heal within 4 week 2. A spot or sore that itches, hurts, is scabbed, crusty or bleeds for more than 4 week 3. A painless ulcer that does not heal within 4 week and may bleed 4.A scaly or crusted growth on the sun exposed areas of the skin like scalp, face, lip, ear, neck, chest, arm and leg 5. A fast growing mole that itches, changes its color, size or feel and that bleeds
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A cancer patient should take loss and mango or not. Is this both fruits beneficial or not.

MBBS, MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Navi Mumbai
I am not sure what do you mean by loss. But earing mangoes have no bearing on cancer, disease process itself or its treatment unless he or she has some other illness such as diabetes for which he or she has been advices against eating fruits.
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Hello. I want to know that .Is epithelial hyperplasia of oesophagus with mild dysplasia very harmful. It's treatment is possible or not. And what are the success rate of it. please help me.

General Surgeon, Pune
Hello.
I want to know that .Is epithelial hyperplasia of oesophagus with mild dysplasia very harmful.
It's treatment ...
lybrate-user The report you share here is important. You must show it to a general surgeon at the earliest. It you are having regurgitation of food, which may cause the above mentioned changes of the oesophagus, then you need treatment for that. Your surgeon may also advise you another endoscopic procedure to remove the patch of abnormal cells. If none of the above then at least a regular follow up every 2-3 months is advisable. Regards.
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I want to kwn tht. Nipples has itching from 2, 3 days and today on left nipples it was having little bit pain whn I pressed the nipple slightly. I can not understand why it's happening like this.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user hi seems related to heat or perspiration induced. Keep area more clean & dry. Avoid tight brassieres. If more pain tab esgipyrin mor & eve after meals for 3 days. Neosporin skin ointment application 3 times a day will cure you dear thanks regards.
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I am suffering from BPH and am now on Hytrin 1 mg tablet. One per day. I am interested to know if there is an effective drug in homeopathy for this. Can you please prescribe? How long it will take to get considerable relief from the drug?

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Jalgaon
I am suffering from BPH and am now on Hytrin 1 mg tablet. One per day. I am interested to know if there is an effecti...
Dear kindly starts with cantharis mother tincture (homeopathic medicine). 10 drops in half cup of water 2 time a day before meal.
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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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Understanding the Stages & Symptoms of Uterine Cancer

MBBS, MD
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Understanding the Stages & Symptoms of Uterine Cancer

The uterus is a very important organ within the human reproductive system as this is the chamber where an embryo grows into a baby. Due to a multitude of factors, the incidence of uterine cancer has been on the rise. Let's look at some of its symptoms.

Symptoms of uterine cancer: When cells within the uterus grow abnormally and turn malignant, it may be termed as uterine cancer. This may be in the form of a fibroid or tumor or be part of the uterine tissue itself. It may be caused due to a multitude of factors such as late menopause, radiation exposure, estrogen treatments and many others. Some of the common symptoms for uterine cancer could be:

  • Pain in the abdomen, lower back and especially the pelvic area.
  • Pain during urination,
  • Weight loss without any apparent reason
  • Vaginal bleeding with or without discharge
  • Pain during sex

Stages of uterine cancer: Before we understand the stages of uterine cancer you need to know how doctors diagnose the various stages. This is done by the three following steps in the TNM method:

  1. Tumor: Doctors try and search for tumors and locate them within the uterus, estimate its size and whether it is malignant or not.
  2. Node: If the tumor is malignant, then doctors try to find out whether the tumor has reached the lymph nodes or not.
  3. Metastasis: Doctors look for Metastasis, which is whether the cancer has spread to other organs within the body and to what extent.

Stages of cancer: Cancer is primarily grouped in five stages from 0 to V according to the T, N and M stages mentioned below.

  • Stage 0 - This is a very early stage of cancer where the cells have malignant growth but are still small in number and haven't spread anywhere.
  • Stage I - If the cancer has developed a little, but is restricted within the uterus, it is considered as stage one. This is also further divided into Stage 1A and 1B.
  • Stage II - When the cancer has started spreading, but only to some parts of the cervix from the uterus, it is diagnosed as stage 2 uterine cancer.
  • Stage III - Categorized into Stage IIIA, Stage IIIB, Stage IIIC1 and Stage IIIC2, it is primarily where the cancer has spread to other organs, but it is only limited to the pelvic area.
  • Stage IV A - When the cancer has gone beyond the pelvic area and also spread to the rectum and bladder area.
  • Stage IV B - This is where the cancer has metastasized in the groin area or gone to other organs within the body as well.
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