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Dr. P Dhanashekar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Surgical Oncology

Oncologist, Chennai

15 Years Experience  ·  300 - 500 at clinic
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Dr. P Dhanashekar MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Surgical Oncology Oncologist, Chennai
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Dr. P Dhanashekar is a popular Oncologist in Chetpet, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Oncologist for 15 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 Lybrate.com.

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Education
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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I am 30 years old and have 2years old baby, from past 2-3 days, have pain in my boobs and I felt little milk is also coming. Where I stopped feeding my kid long back. Pls suggest, what shall I do in this case.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Patan
The pain you r having is because of engorgement of milk in the breast, if baby is not drinking then you should milk it out or use breast pump. Take some painkillers. Get this problem persists then get urself examined by surgeon.
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I have the cancer in lungs i.e. Water collected in lungs that i guess happens in final stage.

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Water in lung does not mean you have cancer. It can be due to some infections also. Please consult a pulmonologist (chest specialist) for proper diagnosis.
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How to control cholesterol and weight? Once you are into cancer and a operation is performed to remove the tumor how it can be treated without chemo?

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
Hi cholestrol/ wt can be cured-3-4 months course. Also cancer can be cured with cancero medicine course-6 months, no need for chemo.
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I am 40 years of age. I have got 37.6 grams of prostate & 14.7*17.0 mms anechoic cyst in left epididymal head of testis. What to do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 40 years of age. I have got 37.6 grams of prostate & 14.7*17.0 mms anechoic cyst in left epididymal head of test...
Prostatitis treatments vary depending on the underlying cause. They can include: Antibiotics. This is the most commonly prescribed treatment for prostatitis. Your doctor will base the choice of medication on the type of bacteria that may be causing your infection. If you have severe symptoms, you may need intravenous (IV) antibiotics. You'll likely need to take oral antibiotics for four to six weeks but may need longer treatment for chronic or recurring prostatitis. Alpha blockers. These medications help relax the bladder neck and the muscle fibers where your prostate joins your bladder. This treatment may lessen symptoms, such as painful urination. Anti-inflammatory agents. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may make you more comfortable. Prostate massage. This is done by your physician using a lubricated, gloved finger — a procedure similar to a digital rectal exam. It may provide some symptom relief, but doctors disagree about how effective it is. Other treatments. Other potential treatments for prostatitis are being studied. These treatments include heat therapy with a microwave device and drugs based on certain plant extracts
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. I am 26 Years old. I have one friend of same age who gets pain in her breasts now and den. Thing to notice here is he is not getting that pain only during periods but most of the time. She had even felt lumps sort of thing there. please suggest why this happens? And is it very serious? Help us to know more abt this.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS, FICS
General Surgeon, Delhi
It looks like your friend is having fibroadenosis of breast. It is a benign condition and not a uncommon. Usually settles down with time. If no definite lumps felt it just needs reassurance only. If your friend has a well defined lump in the breast, a surgical consultation should be sought.
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Know the Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Stomach Cancer

MBBS, DNB Gen Surgery, DNB Surgical Oncology
Oncologist, Bangalore
Know the Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Stomach Cancer

A study conducted by World Health Organization across the globe revealed that approximately 723,000 cancer-related deaths annually, are caused due to stomach cancer. Stomach or gastric cancer is the growth of abnormal cells that form a mass in any part of the stomach. The most common stomach cancer, which has been reported around 90-95% of the total cases, affects the mucosa or the most superficial lining inside the stomach. This type of stomach cancer is referred to as adenocarcinoma.

Causes of Stomach Cancer

Any type of cancer occurs due to a change in the DNA structure, which disrupts the instructions that control the cell growth. However, the exact medical cause of stomach cancer is still unknown, but some common knowledge of the disease may let you know that it can also be caused due to smoking, unhealthy diet and hereditary factors.

Symptoms of Stomach Cancer

The symptoms of stomach cancer in its early stage is difficult to diagnose. As the initial symptoms are associated with some very common medical conditions, most people fail to recognize them as stomach cancer. This includes, a sensation of feeling full during meal, dysphagia or swallowing difficulties, feeling bloated after meals, excessive rate of burping, heartburn, continuous ingestion, stomach ache that rises to the breastbone, trapped wind and vomiting that contains blood.

As the tumor grows more prominent symptoms starts to appear. They include a staggering condition of dysphagia and extreme indigestion along with unexpected weight loss, continuous sickly feeling or anemic. Symptoms like accumulation of fluid inside stomach, black and bloodied stool, fatigue also constitutes to an advanced stage of stomach cancer.

Treating Stomach Cancer

The treatment of stomach cancer will depend on the stage of cancer and the overall health of the patient. There are several treatments available to treat, not cure, stomach cancer.

Surgery

Surgery involves removal of part or entire stomach along with the surrounding lymph nodes. In subtotal gastronomy, a part of the stomach is surgically removed, whereas, in total gastronomy, the whole stomach is removed. Patient is able to eat normally, though smaller quantities than before. Patients undergoing laparoscopic or robotic surgery recover quicker than those undergoing open surgery. Surgery is the main treatment in cancer.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy or radiotherapy uses energy rays to target and kill the cancerous cells. This, however, is not commonly used to treat stomach cancer as there is a chance of harming the adjacent organs.

Chemotherapy

This treatment uses drugs to stop the fast division and multiplication of the cancerous cells and shrink the tumor. The drugs for chemotherapy are known as cytotoxic medicines, and they travel through the whole body to attack the particular affected area and other areas where cancer is located.

These are just a few, there are many more treatments that have brought results in treating and controlling stomach cancer, and the doctor will advise on the procedure most suitable for any particular condition. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Oncologist.

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Diagnosed with stomach cancer , need to know whether it is treatable or not , how can we know & what are the examinations we should perform.

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, I appreciate you seeking help. Stomach cancer is very much treatable. However, the possibility of a cure is influenced by a couple of factors including the cancer's stage and its associated comorbidities, age, vitality, gene expressions, chromosomes affected, histopathological grading and the type of cancer etc all. I would advise you to connect with an oncologist specializing in gastric cancers for the way forward. A integrative treatment with alternative medicines can certainly improve clinical outcomes. You can connect as appropriate, anytime. Take care and all the very best.
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I am suffering from breast pain, as I consulted to our neighbouring doctors they said that, it is an hormonal variation & hence the pain occurs. But the pain is not stopped, what should I do further now?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
As you are only 16 years old, there is no chance that you r suffering from any major disease. It is common among your age group and is caused by hormonal changes. It will go after some time. In the mean time you should take pain killers. You will not need to show it to anyone for the same.
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Mere nipple me right side me jalan & chubhan hoti hai. Kya feeding ki wjah se hoti hai.Please tell.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Feeding the baby can cause cracked nipples still it's advisable to consult a gynaecologist and get clinically checked
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My father 68 years had testicals opt, after confiming the advance prostate cancer, he is taking caluran 50 mg 3 times daily, is it correct, and what are its side effects.

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Caluran dose is 50 mg once daily if its still not reliefed then shift hormonal therapy to gnrh analogue goserelin.
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A tumor is occupied in her left breast. Is surgery needed or there is some another option to do the cure? Please guide me.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
You need a Mammogram and USG done and consult a Gynaecologist. Further treatment will depend on the results.
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What are the cause of throat cancer? Please give information about it's remedies and medicine.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
dear sir, throat cancer is usually and most often caused by smoking tobacco. there can be other factors like some kind of viral infection or chemical related injury. there is no specific medicine ,for prevention you can take food rich in antioxidants, phycocyanin, lycopene etc usually present in fruits and vegetables.
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Hello Sir, My mother has diagnosed with Brain Metastases from small cell lung cancer. We have finished radiation therapy and 1st cycle of chemotherapy. Do we have medicines available for above stacancer in Homeopathy?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Sujay as you have said cancer cell metastasis has already occured. it means it is secondary and advance. there are some cases in which homoeopathy has slow down the metastases, but it is more effective in primary and early stage. i totally can understand your situation right now. my advise is tobe strong. your mom is already taking radiation, you can start homoeopathy simultaneously. consult a good homoeopath with detailed case. it will help you in busting up your mom's immunity and weakness. as well as affect the prognosis.
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My prostate enlarged. Using medicines. Is it better for sex at this movement? please advise.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My prostate enlarged. Using medicines.  Is it better for sex at this movement? please advise.
TAKE TAB. URMAX 0.4MG AT NIGHT CONTINUE. TAKE NATURAL GINSENG POWDER 1 TSH DAILY FOR BETTER SEX AND STAMINA.
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For neurofibroma or cysts TO whom (which type Doctor) do I consult? I have that since 14 years one in My hand another one on waist. Is there any chance of cancer from that? If yes please analysis. Thanks.

BHMS, PGDM (Emergency Medical services)
Homeopath, Pune
Hi. Consult nearby local surgeon to remove current cyst .do not worry as everyone have cysts somewhere in body. You can consult me privately for any query, advice & medicines to remove body's tendancy to form cysts or neurofibroma through Homeopathy. Homeopathy is safest and effective.
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Ayurvedic Remedies for Nasopharynx Cancer

Skin Diseases Cancer Heart Diseases Musculoskeletal Disorders Male Sexual Disorders AIDS, Hypertension Diabetes Mellitus Blood Disorders Respiratory Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders Endocrine Disorders ENT Disorders, Gynecological Disorders Opthalmic Disorders Psychiatric Disorders Urological Disorders
Ayurveda, Indore
Ayurvedic Remedies for Nasopharynx Cancer

Nasopharynx cancer is a very unusual type of cancer. In this medical condition, cancer cells affect the nasopharynx region, which is the uppermost part of your pharynx. The cells start growing from the upper region of the throat and can spread up to your head. Nasopharynx is a very important passage of your body placed right behind your nose, which connects your nose to your mouth and allows you to breathe. Thus, if this crucial region gets affected by the growth of cancer cells, severe difficulties and health problems may crop up.

The primary cause of nasopharynx cancer is infection. There are other causes, such as smoking, drinking alcohol, working with specific chemicals or wood dust.

The most common symptoms of nasopharynx cancer are mentioned below:

  • Difficulties in vision and speech
  • Ear infections
  • Nose bleeding
  • Loss of hearing
  • Frequent headaches

Nasopharynx cancer cause serious problems to the ear-nose-throat region. Ayurveda offers effective remedies for treating nasopharynx cancer. A few of the remedies are mentioned below:

  1. Exclude salt in your diet and also avoid sea fishes or fishes containing salt.
  2. Practice good hygiene, since, nasopharynx cancer is primarily caused due to virus infections, practicing healthy habits like washing hands before and after food can prove to be helpful.
  3. Avoid smoking and drinking as it smoking and alcohol consumption will only worsen your condition.
  4. Certain breathing exercises may help you to cope up with the problem better.
  5. Panchakarma therapy which helps to clean your body from harmful toxins which may prove to be helpful.
  6. Also many Ayurvedic herbs and essential oils can effectively treat nasopharynx cancer.
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My aunt is diagnosed to have abdominal cancer, she have got her abscess removed after surgery. What kind of care is required after or during the chemotherapy session.

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Mohali
Plenty of rest, high protein nutritious diet and she should stay positive. Avoid raw fruits and vegetables during chemotherapy and for 10 days after that. You can stew the apples for 15 sec in the microwave and give. If she has vomitting don't stop diet. Give Cerelac which is baby food hence easy to digest. Add black salt to all juices.
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Blood Cancer - Can it Be Managed?

Clinical Hematology , MD, MBBS
Hematologist, Noida
Blood Cancer - Can it Be Managed?

Cancer is the most dangerous and harmful disease of the world, which has various reasons to affect the body in any stage of life. This is also the good thing to know that there are a lot of treatments available in the medicine arena which can completely or partially treat cancer. But the individual and the family members of them need to be confident enough with the treatment and expertise of the doctor. Blood Cancer is a life taking disease and the treatment for it is must. The medicines should be start recovery from any age of the sufferer and stage of the disease. The treatment will have some side effects and fast to react to symptoms and should be affordable as well.

General symptoms
As said before that the symptoms of different types of the cancer vary but some general symptoms are there which are found in most of the cancer patients.

  1. Pain
  2. Sudden weight loss
  3. Fever
  4. Fatigue
  5. Sudden changes in skin
  6. Unusual bleeding

Haematology is less known, but a very important branch of medical science. This branch is concerned with the study of blood, blood diseases and the blood-forming organs as well. Treatment based on the Haematology for blood cancer can be quite successful as compared to general remedies. The modern Haematology made cancer easy to cure, comfortable and side effect less. This cost effective method of cancer cure give relief in lesser time and assures the improved quality of life as well. That is the reason that people around the world trust on treatment based upon Haematology because the treatment has all the basic qualities that made it the best cure for cancer. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a hematologist.

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I am male, 81 years old, having prostate problem and taking one Urimax 0.4 mcg every night and have moderate difficulty in passing urine and I have to get up 4 times in the night for this purpose. And I have hyper tension (140/90) and taking Olways-AM one tablet every day. Kindly advise if I am on the right medication and can the enlargement of prostate is curable at my age? Thank you gentlemen.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am male, 81 years old, having prostate problem and taking one Urimax 0.4 mcg every night and have moderate difficul...
yes you r on right medications operation for prostate at ur age is not necessary until its very large get ur sugar levels checked to rule out diabetes as the cause of frequent urination at night
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She has risk of breast cancer as her mother has breast cancer. Is der any premedication or vaccine available to prevent this cancer. Hope you wil answer.

MS- Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
No vaccine fr breast cancer . u can get Braca gene testing . regular self exam of breast daily. Once reach more then 35yr mammography annually .
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