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Dr. R. Pichammal

Oncologist, Chennai

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Dr. R. Pichammal is a renowned Oncologist in Arumbakkam, Chennai. You can visit him at Appasamy Hospital in Arumbakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. R. Pichammal on Lybrate.com.

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Doctor, thanks for replying actually my object to know, is there medicine ayurvedic or homeopathic to destroy enlarge prostate without under going surgery since I am diabetic and age factor.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
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Doctor, thanks for replying actually my object to know, is there medicine ayurvedic or homeopathic to destroy enlarge...
Dear, most of the prostate enlarged turn to malignancy. First check your psa. To rule out malignancy. Many ayurvedic drugs as well as allopathic drugs claim to reduce the enlargement but which one actually helps is a matter of chance. Surgery is indicated if the uncontrolled symptoms are there.

I am 62 years Male suffering from Prostate Enlargement for the last 4 years. Now I am planning to go for TURP which is suggested by Urologist. Now I understand that Laser surgery for this is available which is painless and bloodless where recovery is reported to be very fast unlike conventional surgery. Please inform me which is best type of surgery ie. Either conventional or laser surgery.(weight of the gland is 140 gms.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist
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I am 62 years Male suffering from Prostate Enlargement for the last 4 years. Now I am planning to go for TURP which i...
Dear, yes it is possible. But before you go for surgery please get your psa checked up. This will give the direction what should you really undergo.

Blood cancer kyun hota hai. Blood cancer ka koi homepathy medicine, ayurvedic aur koi bhi medicine nikala he kya? Kindly suggest me.

DNB ( Radiation Oncology), MBBS
Oncologist
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Blood cancer has no homeopathic or ayurvedic medicine. It can happen due to multiple causes, genetic mutations, etc. Blood cancer can be treated with chemotherapy.

Higher level of insulin in the blood, how it leads to cancer? What is the connection between Insulin and cancer?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist
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not known that high levels of insulin cause cancer. some particular tumors may actually produce high levels of insulin. Please share the connect of your question

I am suffering from prostate bph since ten years. Size 4.1 4 4.2cm weight 37g residual 5oml.At preset I am taking one urimax d per day .But recently burning sensation of prostate and frequency of urinisation increased. Now I am takiing tab bacstol 100 mg since 5days.But no noticeable releif.L am also suffering from low back pain and neck pain.Is it becauce of prostate.Kindly advice.L cant go surgery because I am an acute heart patient having underwent bypass surgery 17 years ago.

MBBS, DNB, Diploma Dyslipidemia, CCEBDM, CCMTD
General Physician
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I am suffering from prostate bph since ten years. Size 4.1 4 4.2cm weight 37g  residual 5oml.At preset I am taking on...
Dear lybrate user with the limited amount of information available we can clearly understand your concern about prostate issues. The symptoms as you have explained looks in favour of urinary infection. It will be advisable if you can get a urine routine examination and culture sensitivity done so that antibiotics can be given as per sensitivity profile. Kindly meet a urologist in person so that he can examine and assess you in person and advise accordingly. Hope this solves your query. Anything more then please feel free to revert.

How many stages of cancer and what is the bad effect our health and why every year many people died in this disease.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Usually there are four stages of cancer one to four, fourth being metastatic disease. People die of cancer due to its aggressive behaviour and ignorance of its initial symptoms and landing in clinics in advanced stages.

I want know about the causes for breast cancer? Will abnormal sleeping habit in young age can lead to cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear mam, breast cancer is lifestyle related disease sedentary lifestyle, fatty food, lack of exercise, apart from this it could be related to hormonal imbalance due to some types of hormonal supplements, late menarchy or menopause,late marriage and late or no conception, not breast feeding and lastly it could be genetic. Abnormal sleeping habits may lead to personality change and psychological disorders but not really directly related to breast cancer.

Hi Dr. after the n c my two heavy period n after that my Dr. give me novelon tab course 21 days bt I have pain in breast n increase in size is it normal or other problem with my breast please help.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS, FICS
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You are right. This is one of the side effects of novelon tab. These side effects will vanish after discontinuation of the medication. Thanks.

Are there screening tests that can find lung cancer early? How many people get lung cancer?

DM - Oncology
Oncologist
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Lung cancer is the most common cancer globally increase trend in india. Low dose ct is preferred for screening.

I smoke about 4-5 cigerates daily. Does that mean I will be affected by cancer at later stages of my life.

PG Dip(psycosexual diseases), MBBS
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U r decreasing ur life by 5 minutes from every ciggrette u smoke.. But it is not sure that every ciggrette smoker dies from cancer but most of them.

Can Ayurveda Treat Cancer?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda
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Can Ayurveda Treat Cancer?

The development of abnormal cells that can spread to other areas of the body is known as cancer. It has about 100 types and includes cancer of the skin, lung, prostate gland and so on. Compared to normal body cells that follow a proper path of cell division, growth, and termination, cancer cells don't die but continue to develop and divide.

Holistic treatment of cancer involves purification and strengthening of body's immune system.

Ayurvedic treatment of cancer comprises an all-around approach keeping in mind your temperament and body characteristics, the affected energies in the body as well as the tissues involved. More importantly, the treatment focuses not only on the malignant spot but your entire body system. This is because Ayurveda believes in restoring harmony to your entire being for the ailment to be treated effectively so as to prevent its recurrence.

The treatment plan involves the purification of the body and of the toxins that influence the cells to attack your body. Certain blood cleansing herbs are administered alongside the recommendation of a detoxifying diet. To stimulate blood flow in your body, herbs that improve blood circulation are prescribed by a practitioner. This renders an efficient removal of toxins, prevents stagnant blood from forming and assists in the healing process of your tissues. Since it's a debilitating disease, herbs and minerals that boost your immunity are also suggested.

What are the holistic methods of treating cancer according to Ayurveda?

The treatment methods for cancer include:

- Elimination of toxins from the body through Panchakarma (a therapy that involves five cleansing procedures)
- Abstinence from lifestyle and foods that lead to the imbalance of the tridosha namely, vata (air), pitta (heat) and kapha (water and earth forces)
- Restitution of the functions of your digestive system
- Rejuvenation through a special form of treatment called rasayanas
- Recommendations on Ayurvedic preparations that can be taken along with radiotherapy or chemotherapy
- Suggestions on Ayurvedic medications for minimizing the side effects of the various cancer therapies

In addition to these, treatment also involves suggesting ways to relax the mind. Yoga, meditation, and praanayam (an ancient practice involving ways to control your breath) are some of the ways that are recommended for bringing about deep personal healing for cancer patients.

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Can Ayurveda Treat Cancer?

I have a small cyst on both of my breast but it neither pains me firstly I do not know what is it but now this things pinch me out what is it? What should I do?

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FMAS, DMAS, MBBS
Gynaecologist
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Hello, please get an ultrasound of the breasts done and it has help rule out any lump, cyst of benign/malignancy. This may be fibroadenoma.

I am a patient of overy cancer. I had done full treatment ie; surgery and chemotherapy. Now my CA 125 is 6.5. please suggest me that what I should do or eat to control it and live a healthy life.

Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Oncology, Masters In Advanced Oncology, Fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery, Fellowship in Gynaecologic Oncology, Registrar in Surgical Oncology
Oncologist
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There is no specific food or diet which protects you from recurrence. But studies have shown that people who eat healthy and exercise regularly after completing cancer treatment live longer and also tolerate treatment better in case of recurrence. Don't eat junk, don't overeat, exercise daily, do yoga. All these things have a supporting role.

What is the symptoms and treatment of cancer and how much time it take is recover?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir, cancer presents as painless lump, unexplained weight loss, ulceration, abnormal bleeding from Anywhere, prolonged fever, weakness, cough, difficulty in swallowing, change in bowelor bladder habits, change in voice, breathing difficulty etc depending on organ affected. Treatment is done by surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy etc and it depends on stage, histopathology and site and duration of treatment depends on the type of treatment offered to patients.

Can I continue to use complementary therapies, take herbal remedies or vitamin supplements when I'm on chemotherapy?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Vitamin supplements are fine but what kind of herbal remedies you are talking about, it is not advisable to take any kind of alternative therapies during chemotherapy

My girlfriend lives in Spain and I am in india now days, actually she has a small muscular hard ball in her breast and she already consult with kinesiology person and taking treatment she don't have normally pain but only pain at the time of pressing the breast. Please suggest me if I can do some treatment for her in india or kinesiology is good for her. Thanks.

B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) (Cine-Med Inc. USA), PhD (A.M) (Oncology) Scholar.
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Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. Well, I would advise that she get this clinically examined by her OB/ GYN and proceed with treatment as recommended. Her OB/ GYN, again, may also comment on the usefulness of kinesiology in this regard, as appropriate. Simultaneously, advise not to press the same lest it leads to any complication. For the time being, she can apply an alternating heat and cold treatment for couple of minutes that may alleviate pain. Let her keep her diet / lifestyle streamlined and stay well hydrated. Hope this helps.

Is cancer a genetic disease? As because three of my aunt that is my mother's sisters had cancer and all of them are own sister. Please help me with this.

MD Radiation Oncology, ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist, DM Medical Oncology (Pursuing)
Oncologist
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Some cancers have strong genetic background such as breast cancer and cancer of uterus. What cancers your relatives had? genetic testing may be indicated to identify the genetic mutation after I get the detailed information of the cancer in family. This will help in very early diagnosis of possible cancer.

What is the symptoms of breast cancer and how can it be treated easily other than chemotherapy which causes psoriasis?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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What is the symptoms of breast cancer and how can it be treated easily other than chemotherapy which causes psoriasis?
Breast cancer most commonly presents as painless lump, nipple discharge, redness of skin , Asymmetric breasts, lump in armpits, enlargement of one of the breast etc. It is treated by surgery primarily follow ed by other treatments like chemotherapy, radiotherapy hormonal therapy depending on histopathology and immunohistochemistry.

Walnuts Shields From Colon Cancer

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist
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Walnuts Shields From Colon Cancer

Eating 28 grams of walnuts everyday may change gut bacteria in a way that suppresses colon cancer a new research has found by university of Connecticut Health centre in United States

Walnuts has the most poly unsaturated fatty acids of all the commonly eaten tree nuts as well as the highest ratio of Omega - 3 to Omega - 6 fatty acids and high levels of a form of Vitamin E with anti cancer properties

They found that walnut consumption tended to push the gut microbiome toward an ecology that was potentially protective against Cancer.

I'm feeling some kind of round stone in my right breast can you please tell me what's this?

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath
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You need to get it examined from a doctor. watch for any other swelling in the axilla. Also look out for Nipple discharge if any. this can be a benign swelling called as fibroadenoma. please report back
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