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Dr. Naveen Ravel

MBBS, MD - Oncology

Oncologist, Chennai

29 Years Experience  ·  500 - 1000 at clinic
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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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MBBS - Madras University - 1988
MD - Oncology - Madras University - 1995
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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Lasers - Do Not Cause Cancers!

MD (AIIMS), Clinical Fellow,Skin Oncology(New England Medical Centre & Boston University,USA), Clinical Fellow.Photomedicine(Mass.Gen.Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA), Clinical Fellow,Laser Surgery(Mass.Gen Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA)
Dermatologist, Kolkata
Lasers - Do Not Cause Cancers!

Lasers have come as a boon to treat many medical conditions very safely and effectively. They are absolutely indispensable for permanent hair removal, tattoo removal, freckle removal, skin rejuvenation, treatment of birthmarks and many other internal medical conditions. There is a common misconception that lasers are harmful for your skin and can cause skin cancers. This is far from the truth, since lasers are actually used to treat skin cancers and also help in keeping the skin youthful and rejuvenated. 

  1. Lasers use non-ionising light (like red or green light) and not ionising radiation like x-rays or gamma rays. These spectrums of light do not induce cancer formation. 
  2. Fair skinned races are at much greater risk than skin of color. Melanin in darker skin does not allow harmful UV light in sunlight to penetrate through and the risk of skin cancers in darker skin is therefore small with normal sun exposure. Also, common lasers do not use UV light. 
  3. Laser treatments are administered not in prolonged durations but in pulses much less than a second and parameters in the range of milliseconds and microseconds are most commonly used. Prolonged sun exposure is the most common precipitating factor for skin cancers. 
  4. Laser light does not reach any internal organ. In fact, it requires some expertise even to make laser light reach its target just 1-2 millimeters below the skin. This is because melanin pigment in skin blocks laser light from getting through. An expert dermatologist with sound knowledge of skin optics and laser physics is able to achieve this safely and effectively. 
  5. Laser treatments work on the principle of ''selective photothermolysis'. This means that laser light very specifically destroys only the intended target. Thus, a hair removal laser will destroy only the hair roots while leaving surrounding skin structures unharmed. Similarly, blood vessels in birth marks, collagen in wrinkles or scars, abnormal growths and cancers and individual inks in tattoos can be targeted very specifically with lasers without affecting any other structure.
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Adrenal Cancer - What are Its Symptoms

MBBS & Post Graduate course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Adrenal Cancer - What are Its Symptoms

Cancer can affect even small glands like the adrenal glands. Adrenal glands are responsible for the production of hormones like cortisol and aldosterone. These glands are located above the kidneys and have two parts; the cortex and the medulla. Adrenal cancer generally affects the cortex of the adrenal glands. This type of cancerous tumour is rare and can be difficult to diagnose.

Most adrenal cancer symptoms are triggered by an excessive production of estrogen and androgen. Symptoms can also be caused by the pressure put on other organs by the tumour. Adrenal cancer symptoms are most easily noticeable in children as this is the stage where the body is changing and developing. Some of these symptoms are:

  1. Facial hair growth
  2. Excessive pubic and underarm hair
  3. An enlarged penis or clitoris
  4. Early onset of puberty in girls
  5. Development of enlarged breasts in boys

Symptoms of adrenal cancer in adults includes:

  1. Excessive weight gain in the abdomen and above the collar bone
  2. High blood pressure
  3. Irregular menstruation
  4. Easy bruising
  5. Depression
  6. Frequent urge to urinate
  7. Muscle cramps

Additionally, men with adrenal cancer that causes excessive estrogen production may notice an enlargement of breast tissue and tenderness in the area. Women suffering from excessive androgen production triggered by adrenal cancer may notice their voice deepening and facial hair growth. In most cases, adrenal cancer symptoms in women do not appear until the tumour presses on other organs. This includes symptoms like pain around the tumor, a feeling of fullness in the abdomen and difficulty eating because of this feeling.

The cause of adrenal cancer has not yet been determined, but conditions such as Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, familial adenomatous polyposis and multiple endocrine neoplasia can increase a person’s risk of suffering from this disease. A thorough physical examination and a detailed medical history is required to diagnose this disease. The doctor will also need a blood test and urine test. Additional tests that may be required include:

  1. Biopsy of the tumor
  2. CT scan
  3. MRI scan
  4. PET scan
  5. Adrenal angiography

Adrenal cancer can be cured if diagnosed in its early stages. There are three types of treatment for adrenal cancer; surgery to remove the adrenal gland, chemotherapy and radiation. However, adrenal cancer can recur and hence it is important to schedule and maintain regular check-ups with your doctor.

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One of my classmate eats Zarda Pan (tobacco) a lot. He said he is having it for almost a year and lately he said that he vomits after eating Pan. And he also said he is having issues while Popping i.e. He said the poop don't come out and is hard. We r best buddies for a lot of time and I also fear that he might have this sort of Throat Cancer. Kindly advice. Thank U!

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, These symptoms do not resemble with those of symptoms of cancer. However he should quit tobacco chewing or smoking, either ,as soon as possible. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate his body to evacuate smoothly. Go for meditation to reduce stress, nourishing his air passage to strengthen lungs. Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@ Nux vom 30-6 pills. @ Caladiun 30-6 pills, thrice. Avoid, junkfood, alcohol & nicotine. Tk, care.
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Sir! My wife has problem of abdominal pain and white discharge for four years. Is it curable? Is this sign of cervical cancer? please help me kindly. i have lost hope due to her problem.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
I hope you got your wife properly examined. There can be many causes of white discharge. Even cervix cancer can be detected by proper examination and a pap smear test. Your wife will get cured if properly taken care of and you should not loose hope. Take her to a good gynecologist for examination who will properly examine her and ask for necessary investigations to rule out the problem.
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What is the cancer? What reason of the cancer? What medicine of cancer and which therapy used the cancer disease?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled growth of cells usually caused by some abnormal mutations or change in genes which control the cell growth and due to faulty genes it loses control over cells and they become autonomous and uncontrolled. Usually treàted by surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or combination of all
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Massage near breast can help the breast cancer patient or not. I read it will help on internet but I am confused.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user, if it is established breast cancer massage should not be done because it causes the spread of the disesae.
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My father is suffering with neck cancer, he has gone through radiation 7 chemo last year, but 3 months after completing the radiation he had breathing problem and thus has gone through trachestomy, but since trachestomy has been done he is suffering with lots of pain in the neck and we also have to do suction every hour or so, can you advise some medicines or device which can reduce his pain & problems.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
What is the status of disease post chemo-radiation, have you got a direct laryngoscopy done to know the cause of breathing difficulty and what is thestatus of lungs. If both are disease free then tracheostomy can be closed once radiation edema settles down with steroids, nebulization and steam inhalation. If residual disease then he would require further treatment. Pain should be managed with good analgesics.
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Namaste sir/mam how conclusive is hiv1 hiv2 3rd generation. Negative. Blood test report after 6 MONTH and 18 DAYS later since last exposure. Any chance of late seroconversion after almost 7 month later since last exposure. Not any kind of chemotherapy are organ​ transplant not drug user and not immuno deficiency can any possibility late seroconversion. Are man is conclusive enough to rule out of any hiv infection after tested 6 months and 18 days later since last exposure.

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
Psychologist, Palakkad
Namaste sir/mam
how conclusive is hiv1 hiv2 3rd generation. Negative. Blood test report after 6 MONTH and 18 DAYS lat...
Dear lybrate-user. Thanks for the question. I can understand. The medical science and the reports you received after the hiv1 hiv2 3rd generation Blood test report after 6 MONTH and 18 DAYS is conclusive enough to rule out of any hiv infection after tested 6 months and 18 days later since last exposure. There are no chances of late seroconversion after almost 7 month later since last exposure. Take care.
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What is the causes of the cancer and what are the symptom of the cancer and how can we prevent from them?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Genetic changes that cause cancer can be inherited from our parents. They can also arise during a person’s lifetime as a result of errors that occur as cells divide or because of damage to DNA caused by certain environmental exposures. Cancer-causing environmental exposures include substances, such as the chemicals in tobacco smoke, and radiation, such as ultraviolet rays from the sun. fever, weakness, loss of appetite, loss of wt, bleeding, fatigue, depends upon the organ involved. thanks
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Hpv vaccine cost for 3 doses. Time limit between the doses. Is it only prevention for cervical cancer?

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Two types of HPV Vaccines are available - gardasil and cervirax. Gardasil is given at 0,2&6 months cervirax at 0,1&6 months ,can be given to girls aged 9-25 years ,it prevent human papilloma viral infection, which is the cause of cancer cervix in 99% of cases. It also prevents genital warts, analcancer and throat cancer.
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I am 44 year old married female suffering from pain at a point in the lower part of my right breast. I am also feeling sick as if fever with total body pain since two months. My period cycle is 28 days and discharging clotted blood at the starting of the period of every month. Kindly suggest me for treatment. I am very afraid of breast cancer.

Diploma in Radio Therapy, MBBS, DNB Resident
Oncologist, Chennai
I am 44 year old married female suffering from pain at a point in the lower part of my right breast. I am also feelin...
Any symptom in Breast, such as swelling, redness and especially pain shouldn't be taken lightly. I would suggest you to get a Mammogram of both the breasts and get a routine blood test (Hemoglobin, Total count, Differential Count), ultrasound of the abdomen and a chest x ray. Also consult a Gynecologist with your reports. In case of any doubts with your reports you can consult me. Do not delay your mammogram anymore.
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What is the treatment for various tumors in body? Why they are coming for all ages groups? Any responses.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Sir tumour means cluster of cells collected together to form a lump. It could be benign when their growth is controlled and grow in a pattern, mostly capsulated. When their growth is uncontrolled and grow in aberrant way they are malignant. Benign tumours can be operated or may be observed. Malignant tumours are treated by surgery, radiotherapy chemotherapy or combination of them depending on site, size, stage, histopathology and general condition of patient. All age groups are exposed to cancer causing substances like water may be contaminated with some cancer causing substances, air we inhale may contain pollutants, food we eat may contain harmful chemicals and preservatives etc. Sometimes viruses like hpv ebv, hiv etc may cause cancer. Lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyle, fatty food etc make body weak and prone for disease like cancer. Sometimes it may be genetic. So any age group may be effected by cancer.
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I have continuous pain in my left breast but pain is very light. But when I breath deeply at exercise time so pain is very fast it happens from 10 days.

MS
General Surgeon, Panipat
Ms. Verma. It seems you have muscular pain.Apply some pain removing ointment Available in market if it doesn't work then consult a doctor.
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My wife age is 36 years and she has some kind of Rasoli in her head. She has no pain but day by day those are increase in her head. What should I do at this stage? Kindly suggests me in situations?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
You must get fnac done to know the nature of lump. Mostly they are sebaceous cysts. And can be treated by local application and antibiotics but still to be sure get an fnac done.
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An Overview Of Bone Cancer

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
An Overview Of Bone Cancer

Bone cancer is a cancerous tumour in the bone, destroying the normal bone tissues. Tumours on bone tissues are not always cancerous or malignant, they are mostly benign. Primary bone cancer is when the malignant tumour begins to form in the tissues of the bones, but when these cancerous cells spread to other body parts like breasts, prostate or lungs, it is called metastatic cancer. Primary bone cancer is less common than metastatic cancer.

Bone cancer can be of three different types:

  1. Osteosarcoma: In this case, the malignant tumour arises from the osteoid bone tissue. This occurs mainly in the upper arm and knee areas.

  2. Chondrosarcoma: In this case the cancerous cells form in the cartilaginous tissues, causing a lot of pain. This occurs mostly in the pelvic area.

  3. The Ewing sarcoma generally arises in the bone but it can also form in the soft tissues. Other kinds of soft tissues affecting cancerous cells are known as soft tissue sarcomas.

Causes-

There aren’t many clear defined causes; however, several factors have been identified by researchers.

  1. Osteosarcoma is seen to occur more frequently in people who have been through a high external radiation therapy dose.

  2. In people who have frequently been treated with anticancer medications, children tend to be most affected.

  3. Heredity may be an adding cause, although the percentage of hereditary transfer of cancer cells is very low.

  4. People with hereditary bone defects or implants have a higher chance of acquiring bone cancer.

Symptoms-

The most common and saddening symptom of bone cancer is painful, although not all bone cancers cause pain. Unusual or persistent swelling or pain around a bone maybe a red flag for bone cancer. In case of a situation like this, immediate doctor’s opinion is required.

Diagnosis-

Usually, diagnosis of a bone cancer can be made using X-rays; for example, a bone scan, a computed tomography scan, a magnetic imaging procedure—positron emission tomography, and an angiogram. Biopsy and blood tests are also helpful in bone cancer diagnosis.

Treatment-

The size, location and stage of cancer, age, and health of the person decide the kind of treatment that should be given to the patient. Various treatment options include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and cryosurgery.

Survival-

The combined survival rate of all sorts of bone cancers is 70%. This percentage may vary with the type of bone cancer and also its stage.

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Tell me about blood sugar skin cancer handicapped its reason and precaution how to avoid it.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Sir skin cancers are superficial cancers present ing on skin as ulceration or growth over skin. It may also present as sudden change in the size of mole. Causes are generally Ultraviolet radiation from sun, chemical exposure, post burn and some viral infection etc Black skin people are naturally protected against UV radiation induced cancer, but still one should avoid over exposure and use sunscreen. Any nonhealing ulcer should be shown to doctor even if it does not pain.
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1 month before my wife was suffering from breast clot as my 3 month baby was not taking feed from that side due to this now the size of breast is smaller than the other .is this a big issue As my wife is afraid because of its size will it come in it normal or she have to go dermatologists. Please help with your suggestion Thank you.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi Ali... Usually the breast become larger during feeding and the once the feeding stops they become smaller... So I think if there are no issue then you need not worry... once she stops feeding they will both become similar...
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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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