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Dr. P Dhanashekar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Surgical Oncology

Oncologist, Chennai

17 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic
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Dr. P Dhanashekar is a popular Oncologist in Chetpet, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Oncologist for 17 years. Doctor has done MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Surgical Oncology . You can visit him/her at VS Hospitals - Multi Speciality in Chetpet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. P Dhanashekar and consult privately on

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MBBS - Dr.MGR Medical University - 2002
MS - General Surgery - Dr.MGR Medical University - 2007
MCh - Surgical Oncology - Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai - 2013
Professional Memberships
Tamilnadu Medical Council
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)


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My friend is 24 yrs female unmarried, she feels as if she got some lumps in her breasts, is there any other symptom that it would be a breast cancer, or it would be some other problem, please give suggestions, she is afraid a lot.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Ludhiana
There are many causes for lump in the breast hence you should go for ultrasound breast and fnac from lump in the breast.
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Dear sir/madam, I am taking finestride 1mg for my male pattern alopecia problem which is prescribed by doctor. My age is 28. Is finestride 1 mg increases the chance of prostate cancer?

MBBS, DNB, Diploma Dyslipidemia, CCEBDM, CCMTD, Diploma Endocrinology, Cleveland Clinic Advanced Certificate Course In Diabetes, PGCDM (Practical Guidance on Comprehensive Diabetes Management)
General Physician, Gurgaon
Dear sir/madam, I am taking finestride 1mg for my male pattern alopecia problem which is prescribed by doctor. My age...
You have little information which is a bit wrong. It should be taken for limited time as advised. It can increase risk for male breast cancer.

There is 3-4 cyst in left breast of my wife for 4 to 5 years can you tell me what it may be?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Cysts in the breast is small accumulative liquid in the tissue. Usually there are no symptoms but pain and swelling may occur. You should see a surgeon with the ultrasound of brest and have a diagnosis made and advice followed.
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Squamous cell carcinoma cancer patient. The size of tumor is 0.4*0.3*0.2. Which stage is this? And what are the risk of this disease? How much time the patient spends?

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
Where is the cancer? Squamous cell carcinoma can be of the oral cavity, laryngopharynx, lung, esophagus, anal canal and rarely of salivary glands and breast. The treatment depends upon the site and the stage. For e.g laryngeal cancers of small size may be treated by laser or radiation. Oral cancers by surgery. Anal cancers by chemoradiation. I would be able to opine better if you send me the details and the report. Subcm is a small cancer and the chances of cure are high of treated at earliest. Feel free to contact me directly if you want to discuss this further.

Breast Cancer - How To Prevent It?

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Breast Cancer - How To Prevent It?

One of the things that Shannen Doherty and Rita Wilson, the wife of Tom Hanks, have in common, apart from their fame is that both were affected by breast cancer. No matter how normal a person may seem, breast cancer can strike anyone. In fact, it usually strikes one in eight women. So, it makes good sense to know what it can appear as!

Breast cancer(स्तन कैंसर) makes up a rather big amount of the general cancer cases as 15% of the cancer cases which are reported on a yearly basis are usually breast cancer cases. That being said, there are quite a few things which can be done in order to reduce a person’s risk to breast cancer.

Prevention is Prudent-

  1. Get Fit: The first thing which should be done is that a reasonable level of fitness should be maintained. Many studies have found that if a person is significantly heavier than her recommended weight, she is at a far great risk to develop all sorts of cancer and breast cancer, in particular, than a person who is able to keep her weight in check. The difference in cancer risk rates is about 40%. This is because a greater amount of fat leads to more estrogen being produced, which increases the risk of breast cancer.

  2. Quit Smoking: While most people associate smoking as something which increases the risk of cancer to the lungs and are not aware that it increases the risk of breast cancer, too. So, the best solution is to kick the habit!

  3. Get Off the Pill: Once a woman crosses past her mid-thirties, she should try to avoid relying on birth control pills to reduce the risk of pregnancy. This is because these pills have an effect which increases the risk of breast cancer, which heightens as a woman gets older. As long as the woman cuts out the use of the pill, the risk quickly gets cut, as well.

  4. Get Regular Check Ups: While screening for breast cancer by making use of mammograms does not cut the risk of it, the screening helps detect breast cancer early if it does exist. As a result, a woman has a much better chance of fighting breast cancer. So, a woman who is past the age of forty should try to have a mammogram on an annual basis with the frequency of the same increasing as she gets older. However, it is to be kept in mind that going for a mammogram too often is also not a good idea as the tests themselves pose risks of DNA changes.

Women all around the world are susceptible to breast cancer. While there isn’t a 100% chance of avoiding it, taking care of yourself and leading a fit and active lifestyle can significantly cut down your risk of contracting this condition. Remember, your health is in your hands, so the earlier you start, the better! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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Pancreatectomy - Why Is It Required?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Hyderabad
Pancreatectomy - Why Is It Required?

Pancreas are a small, but a pretty important part of a person’s digestive system. So when it needs to be removed, the reason has got to be quite serious, to say the least, doesn’t it? The procedure is known formally as pancreatectomy and it is most often required for people who are suffering from cancer of the pancreas. Ideally, these people would only need the cancerous tumours removed, but things are not always this simple. As a matter of fact, only a little more than a tenth of the people who have pancreatic cancer can have a tumour alone removed. As a result, most need to go for a pancreatectomy, which involves removing the entire pancreas. Whether the pancreas can be kept is usually related to how soon the cancer was detected, with people who have done so in time being a majority of the 10% of people with pancreatic cancer who have not needed pancreatectomies.

If a person does not have cancer, the reason he or she may need a pancreatectomy due to an accident which has injured the area significantly badly. In this case, a procedure which is known as a partial pancreatectomy is carried out on the patient. The good news is that the success rate of this sort of operation is generally quite high and the long-term effects on the body are nil. This is the case in spite of a lot of the normal tissue of the pancreas being removed, pretty amazing, isn’t it?

While it may be called a pancreatectomy, it does not always mean that the pancreas is the only thing that is removed. In fact, in a lot of pancreatectomies, the surgeons also remove other parts of the digestive system which are usually the common bile duct, the spleen and the gallbladder.

There is, of course, the case of chronic pancreatitis, which occurs when the organ just swells up repeatedly. The repeated swelling leads to permanent damage of it, which affects the rest of the body, too. In most cases, the cause of this happens to be a sustained addiction to alcohol. When this is the case, it is really hard to perform a pancreatectomy and the utility of the pancreas is greatly reduced. Not a good situation to be in, under any circumstances, at all!

A pancreatectomy is a process which nobody would voluntarily wish to undergo, but there are advantages to knowing what it is, in any case!

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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, Moga
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.

What is the symptoms of blood cancer and can blood cancer completely cure by ayurveda?

FACS, MBBS, MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Symtoms of blood cancer are1anaemia weakness easiy fatigue bone and whole body pains. Blood picture will show low haemoglobin abnormality in cellure picture bone marrow examination wii reveal complete diognosis. Regarding ayuveda treatment iwill not be able to comment.
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