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Dr. P.Ravishankar

MBBS

Oncologist, Chennai

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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
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Dr. P.Ravishankar is a trusted Oncologist in Gopala Puram, Chennai. Doctor is a MBBS . You can meet Dr. P.Ravishankar personally at Life Med Hospitals in Gopala Puram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. P.Ravishankar on Lybrate.com.

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Hi sir/mam I found breast lump in left breast 8 months back but there is no swelling discharge or any symptoms but pain at time of menses that's it I saw in some articles all breast lumps are not cause cancer pizz give me suggestion it cause any severe condition in future what precautions I should take.

MBBS
Oncologist, Bangalore
Hi, It is true that all breast lumps will not lead to cancer. But it is not advisable to neglect any kind breast lump. A breast lump not causing any pain, swelling, discharge etc may silently turn into a cancer. I suggest you to consult a general surgeon and get it examined once. He/she will be the right person to tell you what it is. Take care.
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My mother is now 55 yrs old and in yesterday's medical reports we found she is in breast cancer - stage 2. I need to know is she in critical situation and what should be the ideal treatment procedure for her right now.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Ludhiana
If you have histological proof of cancer (malignancy), go for metastatic work-up that includes u/s abdomen x-ray chest and other routine blood tests.
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If a patient is in the last stage of cancer, is there any chance that he cam survive and recover back?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Advanced stage cancers and terminal stages can be prolonged by proper treatment. We must look for better quality of life as some time last stage is very painful and carry alot of morbidity. We must provide good physical care and psychological support.
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My mother has jaundice and now it has got too high. She is in a hospital. She also has cancer. What should I do?

MBBS, MS- Surgery , M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , FIAGES
Oncologist, Delhi
biliary drainage to relieve jaunce is first thing and procedure for it depends on level of obstruction - ERCP/PTBD. After proper staging further treatment can be planned
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What are the known problems on after the treatment for cancer and what are the various treatment solutions for cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, cancer starts from one organ and gradually spreads to others and then to the whole body effecting it's functions. After treatment also there may be reduced immunity, some treatment related side effects, psychological distress and uncertainty. Treatment is done by three main modalities surgery, chemotherapy radiation therapy.
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Can I continue to use complementary therapies, take herbal remedies or vitamin supplements when I'm on chemotherapy? Can I do sports when I’m on chemotherapy? Can I drink alcohol when I’m on chemotherapy? Can I eat what I want when I’m on chemotherapy? Can I follow an anti-cancer diet whilst receiving chemotherapy? Can I go on holiday abroad when I’m on chemotherapy? Can I have sex when I’m on chemotherapy? Can I smoke when I’m on chemotherapy? How will I know if the chemotherapy is working? If I can’t work, is there any financial support that I can get?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
You can take vitamin supplements but I do not advocate any kind of alternative therapies while on chemotherapy. You can take part in sports but be careful not to over exert and not to get exposed to injury and infection. Indoor games would be ideal. Do not use alcohol and tobacco while on chemotherapy, as mucositis may worsen apart from developing resistance to therapy. While on chemotherapy we restrict certain food which may harbour infection, so you must avoid. You can take freshly cooked home made healthy food. Traveling abroad may depend on your chemotherapy schedule, if it permits then you may but please take travelling insurance while you go abroad for any emergencies. You can have sex but using contraceptive, preferably barrier methods. Chemotherapy response will be assessed during its course by your oncologist. There is no specific provision or legal boundation that you must be supported financially, it depends on your company policy.
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How to reduce prostate. He is suffering with it since 1 year and none of the medicines work for him. He is diabetic and ages 58. Please guide us how to treat it. Thank you.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
How to reduce prostate. He is suffering with it since 1 year and none of the medicines work for him. He is diabetic a...
it cant be reduced ...can only be removed surgically..however there are drugs to control its symptoms..what is bothering u
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Last night I felt sudden tumors over my whole body, because of which my heart started beating fast and I couldn't sleep till late night. Is it serious? What should i do ?

MBBS
General Physician,
Immediately see a physician for evaluation of your heart. You may be requires to undergo ecg, get your blood pressure check. If there were seizures you may need to under a ct or an mri.
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Hi, After the operate my Gal Bladder. There r some complications after the tests a stomach cancer or gastric cancer diagnose with starting 3rd stage. Is it curable or not. If any medi. Pls prescribe. Thanx with regards.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Gastric cancers if operable must be operated on followed by adjuvant treatment depending on stage and histology. Don't worry you should be fine.
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I hv enlarge prostate 65 cc. For prostate surgery other than laser treatment there is now another treatment PE prostate artery embolization What are + or - of these treatment.

M.Ch - Urology
Urologist, Jhansi
I hv enlarge prostate 65 cc. For prostate surgery other than laser treatment there is now another treatment PE prosta...
These treatments are very new and still in trial and research phases. So pls do not rely on these. Turp is gold standard and still best.
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What is blood cancer? What is its symptoms Nd lymphoma is a cancer or not can we cure it Pls help me.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Blood cancer is caused by abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells of one of the components of blood causing suppression of others.hence may lead to symptoms like prolonged fever, frequent infection, anemia, bleeding, bone pains etc. Lymphomas may present as lymphadenopathy any where in body like neck, armpits, inguinal region etc. Organ enlargement, liver or spleen, fever, sweating, weight loss etc. Lymphomas are treatable and curable in many cases with chemotherapy and in required involved site radiation therapy.
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I have a blood cancer? What should I do? Where should I go for best treatment in India? Please give me consult about blood cancer.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Surgical Oncology
Oncologist, Meerut
Delhi or Mumbai In Delhi if you want to go a government services choose AIIMS.In mumbai Tata memorial hospital.
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Hi I am 30years old I am suffering from prostate infection since last april at the first doctor were unable to detect it only than last november it was diagnosed prostate infection the 1st urologist doctors medicine did not helped too much than the 2nd doc medicine helped a bit but not in a full manner still I use to have pain in my lower abdomen and penis and anus doctor had told meto hae chymoral forte thrice a day but still having pain.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Hyderabad
Hi I am 30years old I am suffering from prostate infection since last april at the first doctor were unable to detect...
Dear lybrate user, prostate infection is common in young people like you, it is uncommon to get prostate infection unless it is not functioning the way it should, that is to say if you abstain from sex the chances of infection rises, however infection in prostate takes long time to subside as few drugs only can penetrate and reach prostate, my suggestion is try to empty the prostatic secretions by indulging in safe sex as much as you can and use antibiotics, you should see a senior urologist in your area and be patient enough and use medicines prescribed by the doctor.
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I feel some pain when i press my brest and when i sleep in turn way that is breast gets pushed to the pain i fell some pain nd i feel the upper part of the breast a bit hard on both the sides ,under the breast its soft again i am worried this please suggest me some thing

MD - Radiothrapy, DNB
Oncologist, Mohali
Mam this most likely fibroadenosis and nothing to worry about get a sonomammography done( not xray mammography) try massaging with xylocaine jelly and cap evion and primosa once a day for a week
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My father 65 age has tongue cancer he was diagnosed 5 and 1/2 months back with stage 2 tongue cancer. His heart EF IS 22 hence he was not fit for surgery or any major treatment. He is hypertensive and diabetic and has gone under bypass surgery 5 years ago and brain stroke 2 years ago. He's home with no treatment only on pain killers still he has immense pain. Any treatment cldn be done given his heart condition he's on bed. What should be done? How long does he have? Pls help us.

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Mohali
Your father can get brachytherapy done -this is radiotherapy to the local area by inserting wires under local anaesthesia. This helps control the disease in such patients, who are not fit for surgery and chemotherapy. External beam radiotherapy also can be done along with Brachy. Please see to it that he keeps eating well during the treatment process.
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Contact of the genital area), your risk of developing cervical cancer is very low. Women who have never been sexually active may therefore decide not to have a cervical screening test when invited. However, you can still have a test if you want one. If you’re not sure, talk to your GP or practice nurse. Find out why cervical screening is offered and when cervical screening is offered, which includes information on why some women may not need a test. Read the answers to more.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Contact of the genital area), your risk of developing cervical cancer is very low.
Women who have never been sexually...
dear mam, one of the risk factors for cervical cancers is HPV virus which is sexually transmitted and other risk factors are early onset of sexual intercourse,too many children, many sexual partners, early age pregnancy etc so those who have been sexually not active they are naturally protected from cervical cancers to a great extent but not absolutely and we do see cases of cervical cancers in women who are never sexually active due to multi factorial aetiology .
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I am using Urimax 0.4 mg for benign enlargement of prostate. Is there any natural alternative to that?

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am using Urimax 0.4 mg for benign enlargement of prostate. Is there any natural alternative to that?
Follow the given medication as directed:- 1) 5 drops of homoeopathic causticum 30 at early morning daily before brushing teeth 2) 5 drops of homoeopathic conium mac 30 before going to bath daily. 3) 5 drops of homoeopathic baryta carb 30 just one hour before dinner daily. 4) homoeopathic mother tincture sabal serrulata q, 30 drops, twice daily, after meals, in a cup of water. Along with the aforesaid medication few changes in your lifestyle are also necessary. Lifestyle alterations to address the symptoms include decreasing fluid intake before bedtime, moderating the consumption of alcohol and caffeine-containing products, and following a timed avoiding schedule. Also it would be better if you could avoid the urine in sitting position.
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Survival Rates For Blood Cancer Patients

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Survival Rates For Blood Cancer Patients

Blood cancer is a broad term. Firstly, there can be an attack of cancerous formation of any organic physiological system, which occurs in different aspects of the circulatory system, and is broadly termed as blood cancer. There are mainly three types of blood cancer, but each type may have numerous variations:

Leukaemia: In this case, the multiplying cancer cells attack either the red blood cells or the bone marrow. The circulatory system becomes severely impaired and the production of red blood cells decreases rapidly, thereby causing the count of red blood cells to decrease every day along with a higher white blood cell count.

Symptoms: Anaemia, extreme weakness and fatigue, shortness of breath in regular activities, and vulnerability to the slightest of infections. Certain kinds of leukaemia are associated with symptoms like coughing, fatigue, itching, nausea, and aversion towards food.

Lymphoma: In this case the cancerous cells affect the lymphocytes, commonly known as the white blood cells, thereby causing the white blood cell count to decrease and hence causing the body immune system to crash. Even the slightest of infections become the biggest dangers.

Symptoms: Swollen lymph nodes (usually painless), acute weight loss, appetite loss, fever, sudden chills and sweating at night.

Myeloma: In this case, the plasma is affected by the multiplying cancerous cells, again causing severe impairment to the body immune system.

Symptoms: Initially, there are no symptoms but gradual prognosis symptoms like fatigue, extreme back pain, vulnerability towards infections, chest pain, and kidney problems arise.

Cures and Survival Rates-

With enormous research and amazing medical breakthroughs, blood cancer has become treatable and has been overcome by many. In a recent research, a curative alternative has been found which tries to block the release of the enzymes causing metastasis, thereby causing the enlargement of the cancerous cells to get blocked. There are numerous more alternative treatments like herbal treatments using herbs like xanthones and Garcinia mangostana, which have proven to be effective in treating even second and third levels of blood cancer.

According to the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), 2011 had 1,012,533 people recover from various stages of blood cancer. In the 1960s, the five-year relative survival rates were only 14%. In the 1970s, the rate increased to 34.5% and from 2005–2011, the rates improved till 61.7%. This estimate includes both the population of cancer survivors in the following categories:

  1. Those who are totally cured of cancer.

  2. Those who have just recovered.

  3. Those who are still recovering. 
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