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Dr. Prem Kumar

Oncologist, Chennai

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Dr. Prem Kumar is an experienced Oncologist in Kilpauk, Chennai. You can visit him at Lifeline Rigid Hospital - Kilpauk in Kilpauk, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Prem Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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What do cancer stages and grades mean? Can vitamin and mineral supplements prevent cancer?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Cancer stage means the extent to which the cancer has spread in the body, whereas cancer grade indicates the aggressiveness in the behaviour of the particular cancer. Yes, Vitamins and minerals especially Vitamin A are known to help our body fight against cancer
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What are sytoms of cancer how can it be cured what is the reason behind white scars on the screen and the symptoms of stomachache.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
What are sytoms of cancer how can it be cured what is the reason behind white scars on the screen and the symptoms of...
Hi, signs and symptoms caused by cancer will vary depending on what part of the body is affected. Some general signs and symptoms associated with, but not specific to, cancer, include: fatigue lump or area of thickening that can be felt under the skin weight changes, including unintended loss or gain skin changes, such as yellowing, darkening or redness of the skin, sores that won't heal, or changes to existing moles changes in bowel or bladder habits persistent cough or trouble breathing difficulty swallowing hoarseness persistent indigestion or discomfort after eating persistent, unexplained muscle or joint pain persistent, unexplained fevers or night sweats unexplained bleeding or bruising.
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My husband eat lot of gutka and smoke he is got allergies on his body he eats allergy medicine for same please advice me is there any symptoms of cancer.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Possible signs and symptoms of oral cancer are as follows a lump or thickening in the oral soft tissues soreness or a feeling that something is caught in the throat, difficulty chewing or swallowing, ear pain difficulty moving the jaw or tongue, hoarseness, numbness of the tongue he can under ayurveda treatments like the holistic methods of ayurveda for cancer treatment include: abstinence from food and lifestyle that cause tridosha (vata, pitta, kapha) imbalance. Eliminating toxins through panchakarma. Restoration of healthy jatharagni (digestive power) functions. Rejuvenation through rasayanas. Ayurvedic preparations can act as an adjuvant or a co-therapy along with chemotherapy or radiotherapy. It is also helpful in post-surgery care. Ayurvedic medicines help to minimize the side effects of these therapies.
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In bladder cancer what should be precautions after TURBT for preventing again growth Tumor and, 2nd BCG is done, Tell me about preventing from tumor growth,

MBBS, MD, CCEPC, FISSP, OBS, NFPM
Oncologist, Delhi
Regular check up and treatment is necessary. If any pain occurs for long time, proper dedicated pain work up is required. Involve proper qualified pain specialist in your treatment. Pain free cancer journey is very much possible.
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She facing some lump problem in her one breast from last 5-8 days. What is that lump? It hearts sometime and sometimes pains suddenly.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected hi it seems fibroadenoma breast if more size or painful get an ultrasonography done & then consult thanks regards.
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I am 24 year old female. I am using pregnancy conceiving tablets from last 1 and half year as I am suffering with PCOD problem. So is this a right way to take these kind of medicines for long cycles? Is this cause any harm like cancer to my body? Please reply.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Pregnancy conceiving tablets does not cause any cancer. To get pregnant you need to have fallopian tubes patent which is checked by hsg test and semen should be adequate quality which is checked by semen analysis. These both tests are done before the treatment of any infertile couple. Once the above tests are normal, then treatment with clomiphene citrate is started with monitoring of egg. Tests which r done for you are useless and will not benefit u. You need to consult a good gynecologist who would start proper treatment for u.
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How is breast cancer caused and what are the precautions to be taken to prevent ladies from this disease? Please advice.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Breast cancer may be lifestyle related like fatty diet, lack of exercise, obesity, hormone related like hormonal therapy, steroidal oral contraceptive, late marriage, late conception, not breast feeding or genetic from family members. Avoid the known causes, breast self examination, annual mammography after 40years etc help prevention and early diagnosis.
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Bladder Cancer - Ways That Can Help You Manage!

MBBS, MD-Radio Therapy
Oncologist, Ghaziabad
Bladder Cancer - Ways That Can Help You Manage!

Statistics report an approximate 38.5% of men and women are diagnosed with some type of cancer during their lifetime. Getting widely prevalent, cancer is a deadly disease. However, due to the continuous efforts in the field of medical science, several treatment methods offering positive results are on the evolve.

Scientists have made great progress in discerning the characteristics of normal and cancer cells in the bladder and also an insight into how this helps the cancer cells to grow and spread to other parts of the body. They are now trying to utilize this knowledge for developing new ways that can treat bladder cancer and others.

  1. Screening and diagnostic tests: The newly developed tests are now able to look for different substances in the urine that can help in finding whether there is bladder cancer. They are primarily used for diagnosing bladder cancer or to look for risks and chances of recurrence in individuals who have already been treated. Researchers are now on the way to find out whether these screening tests can help in finding out bladder cancer in people who don't exhibit any signs or symptoms.
  2. Surgical intervention: These days, surgeons are making use of the newer approach to cystectomy where the surgeons use robotic arms for performing the surgery. It is commonly referred to as robotic cystectomy, and it allows the surgeon to operate through small incisions in place of a single large one. It helps the patients to recover much quicker. It can also be used in other forms of cancer such as prostate cancer.
  3. Immunotherapy: There are immunotherapy drugs now available for treating bladder cancer. It is a treatment that uses the immune system of the body for fighting against cancer which is accomplished using substances that restore the immune system to fight the invading cancer cells effectively.
  4. Photodynamic therapy: Photodynamic therapy or PDT is now under study to find out whether it is useful in the treatment of early-stage bladder cancers. In this treatment, the surgeon injects a light-sensitive drug into the bloodstream. After that, a special form of laser light is concentrated to the inner lining of the bladder with the help of the cystoscope. The light alters the composition of the cancer cells which destroys itself.
  5. Intravesical immunotherapy: This is yet another form of immune therapy that has already been used for the treatment of other cancers. BCG is a type of intravesical therapy where a germ is injected in liquid form into the bladder. This causes an attraction of immune cells to the lining of the bladder which invariably kills the cancer cells.
  6. Targeted therapies: As the researchers can gather more information regarding the alterations in bladder cells which cause them to become cancerous, they are also developing the drugs which can be helpful in targeting these changes. They may be effective in conditions where other chemo drugs fail, and they lead to fewer side effects.

Thus, if you are diagnosed with bladder cancer, do not lose hope but persevere and stay positive to get cured.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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How sitting before PC for long time can cause cancer? Any study supporting this claim?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
No study is supporting this theory. Radiation exposure can cause mutations and cancerous growth, but can't say exactly if mobile or computers emit such radiation to cause cancer.
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I am suffering from cancer and i also feel so tired and fever. I also feel pain in my head last 2 weeks.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am suffering from cancer and i also feel so tired and fever. I also feel pain in my head last 2 weeks.
You should stop having fried, grilled, meat, sugary food, preserved food, alcohol and also should avoid smoking. Take more vegetables like carrot, tomatoes, peas, pumpkin, turnip, asparagus, bitter gourd (karela, green leafy vegetables. In fruits you may take like oranges, banana, kiwi, peaches, mangoes, strawberries, guava, raisins, apricot. In proteins you may take dairy products, nuts, eggs, chickpeas etc. You may also have rice, chapati, wholegrain, corn, potatoes and honey.
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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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My age 28 and I have suffering from lipoma. What is a good medicine of lipoma. Ayurvedic orr homoeopathy. Please suggest.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Take conium mac. - 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one month. Best wishes Dr. Mukesh Singh
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What is tha symptoms of brain cancer and I feel a pain in my chest tell me any medicine about it?

MBBS, MBA - Health Care Administration
General Physician, Gurgaon
What is tha symptoms of brain cancer and I feel a pain in my chest tell me any medicine about it?
The symptoms of brain cancer can vary from simple headache to severe pain, disturbances in vision. Hearing depending upon the area of involvement. Chest pain can be due to a number of reasons like infection, heart problem. Only after detailed history and examination, investigations one can come to a conclusion.
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I'm 50 years old female. For last one year I'm feeling like my left breast increasing in size. And light pain in muscles.

MD - Anaesthesiology
Anesthesiologist, Anand
I'm 50 years old female. For last one year I'm feeling like my left breast increasing in size. And light pain in musc...
Good question. After the age of 50 all the females should undergo regular chekup of their breast by a surgeon. In adition they wil advice you memography which is somthing like x ray to rulout tumor (cancer). I think every six month you should do it. Do anyone from your family has cancer of breast than you may have more chances of that. If you do not have any kids than also chances of breast cancer increases. In adition if you have not given breastfeeding to your kids than also chances of cancer breast are more.
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My mother, aged 78, has been diagnosed with ca pancreas with liver and peritoneal metastasis. She has gross ascites, which is presumed to be due to the malignancy. She had developed jaundice about 2 months ago and underwent ERCP / MRCP with introduction of stent in the CBD, which was blocked due to a growth. Doctors have advised against chemotherapy and suggested a palliative approach with symptom management. Considering this, is there any way the quality of life can be improved by home care etc.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My mother, aged 78, has been diagnosed with ca pancreas with liver and peritoneal metastasis. She has gross ascites, ...
Dear lybrateuser, -to take care of your mother is very important for which you can employ a professional nurse, but she will require your support as well as other family members & friends support as managing such a patient all alone is a difficult task -start by making a list of the tasks & dividing the tasks among you, other members, friends, professional help -you should be proactive that means taking charge & planning to prevent last minute emergency -on your part communicate with her, check on her stock of medication, arrange appointments with the doctor, accompany her there -focus on her emotional, physical, spiritual needs -be positive, set a routine for her & encourage her to follow it as far as possible -keep her involved in activity in whatever way you can.
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What is the diet plan of prostatitis infection? Or give the natural way for this.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Palakkad
What is the diet plan of prostatitis infection? Or give the natural way for this.
There is no specific dietary restrictions. You can take whatever you want. Take following HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES for 1 month and revert back. Rx. 1.Nat mur 200/1D weekly 2.Sabal Serrulata Q 10 drops in quarter glass of water morning and night 3.Ferrum picricum 3X tabs 3 tabs 3 times daily Avoid coffee and soft drinks while taking these MEDICINES. No side effects in HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES..
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Hi I am suffering from lung cancer stage 4 I am not having enough resistance to have chemotherapy what should I do Im in stage 4 what will be my life.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
Chemotherapy in stage 4 is as such not intended to be curative,its just palliative to relieve symptoms and prolong some life. If you have opted not to receive chemotherapy after understanding all its pros and cons then its your wish which matters the most. You may still receive other palliative treatments required to relieve you of your sufferings due to disease.
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I have ceast in my prostate gland. Is it dangerous? The size has increased from. 65 to. 85 within 6 months. So is it serious?

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
I have ceast in my prostate gland. Is it dangerous? The size has increased from. 65 to. 85 within 6 months. So is it ...
Respected lybrate-user hi don't worry it's simple benign condition nothing to worry at all dear thanks regards.
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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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