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Dr. Naveen Ravel

MBBS, MD - Oncology

Oncologist, Chennai

29 Years Experience  ·  500 - 1000 at clinic
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Naveen Ravel is a popular Oncologist in Mylapore, Chennai. He has been a successful Oncologist for the last 29 years. He is a MBBS, MD - Oncology . He is currently associated with Dr. Naveen Ravel@St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Naveen Ravel on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Madras University - 1988
MD - Oncology - Madras University - 1995
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Healthy Prostate - 4 Things You Must Follow!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB (Urology)
Urologist, Ghaziabad
Healthy Prostate -  4 Things You Must Follow!

The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ at the base of the urinary bladder and urethra is a thin tube that carries urine out of the penis. It runs through the prostate gland. A fluid produced by this gland helps to carry sperms produced by the testes outside during intercourse.

Following things can be done for maintaining a healthy prostate:

  1. Eat fruits and vegetables - Including fruits and vegetables in your diet can help to maintain a healthy prostate. Guava, papaya, tomato and watermelon are some of the options that spell good for your prostate. Vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and Brussels sprouts should also be included to boost the health of the gland. Ideally, you should have about 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
  2. Have selenium-rich foods - Having foods rich in selenium (a powerful trace mineral) like tuna, eggs, cashews, onions, garlic, etc can reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer.
  3. Workout to stay fit - Exercising regularly and maintaining an optimum weight can help to keep your prostate gland at an optimal health. Several types of research have revealed the beneficial aspects of exercising. It's said that physically active men are less likely to suffer from enlarged prostate if they performed a physical activity of low to moderate intensity. Likewise, physically active men who ran for 90 to 108 minutes are 20% less likely to develop erectile dysfunction.
  4. Have more soy products - Eating more soy products like tofu, soy flour, soy nuts can help to keep cancer of the prostate at bay. A study published in the British Journal of Urology International revealed that men who had soy products saw a 40% decrease in their risk of developing an enlarged prostate. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an urologist.
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I can feel a small lump on my left breast can it be cancer. I m worried please help.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please do one latest Memography, FNAC on that basis, I could suggest any medication. Thanks. Dr. Mukesh Singh
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Sir I want to know the symptoms of mouth cancer and if someone smoke once in week then is it possible chance of cancer. Sandeep.

MCh - Surgical Oncology, FEBS - Fellow of European Board of Surgical Oncology
Oncologist, Navi Mumbai
Please look out for any white lesion in the mouth. Ulcers that do not heal. Or any other swelling Smoking can not only cause mouth cancer but also cancer of the food pipe, lungs, stomach, pancreas etc. Best way to avoid cancer, is to stop smoking. No number is the right number to avoid cancer. Of course more the cigarettes, more the chances.
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Can a 70 years old lady survive having third stage colon cancer. Weight 30kg. Very weak not able to eat and drink anything.

MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Oncology
Oncologist, Guntur
Can a 70 years old lady survive having third stage colon cancer. Weight 30kg. Very weak not able to eat and drink any...
We have to improve her general condition & then think about treatment. If she won't respond to treatment of general condition it is difficult.
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Nowadays cancer has increased rapidly day by day. So I want to know if there is any remedy of cancer doctors have found or not?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
There is treatment available for it...in each and every field it is having medicines for it... Please consult for proper understanding of it deeper.
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Pl inform the South Indian vegetarian food items that protect prostrate expansion?

General Surgeon, Pune
Pl inform the South Indian vegetarian food items that protect prostrate expansion?
Mr. lybrate-user. I'll try, since it involves enlarged prostate. So, South Indian vegetarian diet for prevention prostate expansion. Firstly, make sure you not allergic to any food items. Green leafy vegetables. Sesame seeds. Bell pepper. Avocado. Citrus fruits. Hope it helps.
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Head & Neck Cancer - Know Everything about it!

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Chennai
Head & Neck Cancer - Know Everything about it!

Head and neck cancers usually start in the squamous cells and are also referred to as squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck. It occurs in the nose, throat, mouth and salivary glands. Head and Neck cancers are further classified into various categories on the basis of the area of the neck and head where they occur. Although head and neck cancers are different, they both occur inside the mouth, sinuses, nose, salivary glands and throat, which are considered as a group.

Salivary gland cancers are generally very infrequent. An assortment of cancer causing cells is present in salivary glands, so various types of salivary gland cancers have been found to occur.

Causes

If you are habituated to consuming tobacco and alcohol, then you are at the highest risk of suffering from head and neck cancer; however, it can also be caused in people who suffer from infections caused by human Papilloma virus. Other factors may include:

  1. Oral health- Untreated gum diseases and oral cavity can be the reasons behind the development of the disease.
  2. Sex- Women are less prone to head and neck cancers than men.
  3. Lack of Nutrition- If your body is lacking in certain nutrients; you are more likely to catch the disease.
  4. Age- People above 40 years of age are more susceptible to head and neck cancer.

Symptoms-

  1. Difficulty in swallowing- Inflammation and pain in throat, leading to a problem in swallowing.
  2. Hoarse Voice- Hoarseness or change in the voice.

Apart from this, there are some symptoms which show up in a specific area of your head and neck, such as:

  1. Oral Cavity- A red or white patch on the tongue, the gums or the lining of the mouth.
  2. Pharynx- Trouble in breathing and swallowing followed by a frequent headache.

Treatment

  1. Surgery- Surgery is usually to remove the primary tumour in toto or as much as feasible. Also, clearence of the lymph nodes that are involved is done during surgery at the same time.
  2. Radiation Therapy- Radiation therapy is considered where functions like speech can be conserved.
  3. Chemotherapy- Radiotherapy in combination with chemotherapy can help, if you are suffering from a more advanced form of head and neck cancers. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ENT specialist.
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My father (72 yrs) is suffering from cancer in food pipe. The doctors said that surgery is not possible & radiation will start on 22nd june 2015. What is your opinion about this?

MD - Radiothrapy, DNB
Oncologist, Mohali
Correct treatment chemoradiation followed by intraluminal radiotherapy 2 sittings radiation should be preferrably on a linear accelerator imrt or better still igrt.
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I have three fully impacted wisdom teeth. But they are not infected. From last 6 months I have jaw, throat, ear, tongue & tooth pains. Meanwhile I suffered from throat infection which was due to Enterobacter clocae. I have also reactive lymphnodes in neck. Can impacted wisdom teeth cause all such symptoms?

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Bangalore
Hello lybrate-user, wisdom teeth do cause pain in and around teeth and this pain is often referred to jaw, throat and ear. If these wisdom teeth are always causing discomfort and aren't helpfull in biting or chewing food then I would suggest you to go for an intentional extraction of these teeth. I am sure you'll be much more comfortable after it.
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Homeopathic treatments for cancer

MD - Homeopathy, Masters Degree of Homoeopathy
Homeopath, Mumbai
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.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult'.

Related Tip: Can Ayurveda Really Treat Cancer? Find Out.

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My mother is suffering from fallopian tube cancer (1st Stage) what is the proper treatment for this? Is it possible to properly come back in normal life with out any side effects?

MBBS, MS- Surgery , M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , FIAGES
Oncologist, Delhi
Ist stage cancer are usually treated bt cytoreductive surgery and after final histopathology report adjuvant chemotherapy is decided.
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Doctors I had a small dot like tumour in pelvis. Will it be cancer? Pls tell me hw to make sure whether it is cancer or not by self diagnosis.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
If there is no loss of weight, appetite and if there is no change in shape of dot like tumour and if it not painful than it is suggestive of you not having cancer.
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Are there screening tests that can find lung cancer early? How many people get lung cancer?

FACS, MBBS, MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Yes by the screening tests we can find out lung cancer if it is done on required frequencies. It is most common visceral malignancies. Anuallythereare 225000 new cases in u, s. A.
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I am male 68. My prostate enlarged. It is 30 gm. My Dr. prescribed Flotral 10. How it can be normalize?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am male 68. My prostate enlarged. It is 30 gm. My Dr. prescribed Flotral 10. How it can be normalize?
take cap. urmax 0.4mg at night continue. eat more fiber foods, avoid oily foods, alcohol, non-veg., do tests P.S.A. AFTER TESTS CONSULT AGAIN. THANKS.
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Is there any chance to cause breast cancer if we use endosis medicine. And if close relative suffering breast cancer.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES(Fellowship in minimal access surgery), FMAS (Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery)
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
yes there are chances. since the relative is affected risk increases. get a mammography done as your age is 50 plus. get yourself screened for any lump in the breast.
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There are so many reasons for cancer What are the main reasons of spreading of cancer virus to others?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer can not be spread from one individual to other, it is not a transmissible disease. If there are many people in family suffering from cancer then there could be genetic link or if many People are suffering from cancer in locality then there could be common risk factor like some industry close by, soil source of water may be polluted or some common exposure to carcinogens.
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My grandma hip bone got fractured and her age is about 85. Within 4 days, she got bed soar which is in starting stage. I need suggestions/guidance to treat it in this stage and stop it to improve further.

DNB (Orthopedics), fellowship in arthroscopy and sports medicine
Orthopedist, Ghaziabad
get her operated so she can be turned in bed to avoid bed sores. otherwise she will develop bed sores dvt thromboembolism chest infection
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What are the symptoms of the mouth cancer what types of precautions and medicine should be taken?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user, symtoms of mouth cancer are multiple. Since mouth has many parts and cancer can form on any part of mouth. Symtoms will be according to part involved. Grossly all irritants like smoking, pan masala, gutka, inflamation caused by irritating eatables, poor hygiene of mouth, very hot beverages can be contributing factors. You need to avoid these all for prevention.
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