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Dr. R Sivaprakash  - Oncologist, Chennai

Dr. R Sivaprakash

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Surgical Oncology

Oncologist, Chennai

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Dr. R Sivaprakash is a renowned Oncologist in MRC Nagar, Chennai. He has had many happy patients in his 16 years of journey as a Oncologist. He is a MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Surgical Oncology . He is currently associated with Apollo Spectra Hospital - Chennai in MRC Nagar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. R Sivaprakash and consult privately on

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MBBS - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) - 2003
MS - General Surgery - Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research - 2007
MCh - Surgical Oncology - King Georges Medical College, Lucknow University - 2010
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Awards and Recognitions
Gold Medal in MCh (Surgical Oncology), King George Medical University, Lucknow
Professional Memberships
Tamilnadu Medical Council


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Colonic Cancer - Everything About It!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Chennai
Colonic Cancer - Everything About It!

The last stretch of the digestive system is the large intestine. Cancer of the large intestine is called colonic cancer. Like all cancers, in its initial phase, colonic cancer show up as a small benign lump of cells called adenomatous polyps. Gradually these polyps become cancerous.

What are the symptoms of colonic cancer?

Some common symptoms include-

• A break in the usual bowel routine like constipation or diarrhea
• In some cases, the consistency of the stool may change. This change lasts for more than a month.
• Bleeding during defecation or the presence of blood in stool
• Exhaustion
• Unexplained weight loss

Sometimes, not all the symptoms manifest themselves in the early phase of colon cancer. That is why, as soon as you experience even one of the symptoms, consult your doctor. If benign polyps are detected, doctors advise patients to undergo regular screening to keep tabs on the polyps.

What are the causes of colonic cancer

The exact cause of colonic cancer has not yet been identified. Healthy cells multiply following a particular code. When a cell’s DNA mutates abnormally, it becomes cancerous. The new cells that develop from it are also cancerous. This is how colonic cancer spreads. Cancerous cells even destroy healthy cells and tissues.

Is colonic cancer hereditary?

Gene mutations responsible for colonic cancer can be passed down along the blood line. These gene mutations do not make cancer inescapable but do raise the risk of cancer. In fact, very few cases of colonic cancer are actually hereditary.

The two common types of hereditary colonic cancer are-

Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC)- It is also called the Lynch Syndrome. This type of cancer develops by the time a person reaches the 50s.

Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)- people with this condition develop innumerable polyps along the lining of the colon and rectum and if left untreated progress to cancer.

Preventive measures:

• If someone in the family has colonic cancer, then a person should consider cancer screening in her/his 30s.
• A diet comprising leafy vegetables, whole grains, fruits is ideal. Vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants can help prevent colonic cancer.
Smoking and alcohol consumption should be limited.
• 30 minutes worth of exercise at least four days a week is recommended. At the same time, keep an eye on your weight.

Surgery for colonic cancer:

In the more advanced stages, a doctor may recommend surgery to remove the cancer affected segment of the large intestine. The type of surgery depends on the stage when the cancer is detected. Surgery could be either an open surgery or a laparoscopic surgery.

Local resection: in the early stages of colonic cancer, the surgeon uses a colonoscope to scrape away the cancerous cell from the lining of the large intestine.
Hemi Colectomy: removing a part of the colon is called hemi colectomy. Either the left side of the transverse colon and the descending colon are removed (left hemi-colectomy) or the right transverse colon and the ascending colon are removed (right hemi-colectomy).
Total Abdominal Colectomy: the entire large intestine is removed from the lowest part of the small intestine. The rectum and the anus remain in their places. The ends of the small intestine are sewn together.

The symptoms of colonic cancer should not be overlooked. Worldwide, colonic cancer is the second largest killer among men and women combined.

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I am 55 years old and suffering with enlarged prostrate. Any suggestions please. Also suggest something home remedial.

Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am 55 years old and suffering with enlarged prostrate. Any suggestions please. Also suggest something home remedial.
Natural Home Remedies For BPH: Sitz Bath. A sitz bath is an old fashioned method that really works when it comes to soothing an enlarged prostate. ... Stinging Nettle. Stinging nettle leaves may cause sharp, intense pain, but its extract has benefits for the prostate. ... Kegel Exercises. ... Apple Cider Vinegar.
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Hello doctor. I am 17 year old girl. I found a cyst in my breast which is increasing. And sometimes it pains. I am afraid that is it a symptom of breast cancer. Please suggest me what should I do?

MD - Radiothrapy, MBBS
Oncologist, Pune
At age of 17 years, most of the breast lumps are non cancerous tumor. There is no need to do anything for these lumps. Please consult with surgeon for more details.
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Hi My mother of aged 69 years suffering from final stage stomach metastatic adeno carcinoma Ascites fluid collecting in abdomen very quickly We thrice removed of fluid by paracentesis in month about 2 to 3 liter each time. As per oncology advise we are not gone for chemotherapy treatment because of age factor. How often paracentesis can be done and how much water can remove each time?

DM - Oncology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Oncologist, Mumbai
Yes, definitely elderly do very bad with chemotherapy and should be given only in patients having good performance status and nutrition status. In those who has both of these on lower side should have some other options which does not have much side effects. If you don't treat primary disease then frequency to collect fluid in abdomen will start increasing may be you need to take it out so often like 3 to 4 days.

Hi I am 27 what is Tha cancer test name and cost? Can you help me I want check it.

DM - Oncology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Oncologist, Mumbai
There is no such common test to diagnose all cancers, but there are some test which are used as screening for cancers according to body part for example mammogram is there to check for breast cancer.

Is it possible to have breast cancer if some pricking in both breast 5 years back I had ca 125 infection in my uterus cyst so I have to remove my womb.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
CA 125 is not an infection... It is a cancer marker.. And if you had history then yes you have chances of breast cancer.. Get proper check up..
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Respected sir my name is pratiksha and my age is 24. I have a benign fibroadenoma so I would like to know that in future there is a change to get cancer. I consulted with a doctor and he told me it's benign. I have not done surgery till now. It's is compulsory to remove the tumor. If I don't remove in lifetime will there be a risk?

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS
Fibroadenoma changing to a cancer is quite rare. However there is a lifetime risk of developing breast cancer and it depends upon the specific features of fibroadenoma which can be identified in a biopsy test. If the biopsy test says that the risks are less then you can continue with a conservative treatment without surgery unless it's uncomfortable for you or if it grows in size or becomes painful later.

My mother is 56 year old she had carcinoma breast cancer grade 1 we did Right radical Mastectomy on 22/9/2016 before that she had 3 chemo. But now after surgery is it necessary to give chemo pls advise Our regular visit doctors had asked to give next three chemotherapy.

MBBS, M S General Surgery ,
General Surgeon, Chandigarh
Hi once your mother's tumor is removed then the sample will go for biopsy report so once the biopsy report comes them the type of chemo will be planned .but as of now as you r saying that she was given chemo before .then most probably .she will get a full course of chemotherapy.

In february 2017 when I went to health checkup I got to know that I got blood cancer. I am undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia from 1 year .in july 2017 I went for bone marrow checkup. There are no signs of cancer cells .now I am in maintenance therapy. Recently I got married before 2 months .i want to know that, I can participate in my sexual life or not?

General Physician, Nashik
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, it's usually okay to have sex while you're being treated. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind. For one, you'll need to use a condom or other barrier method of protection during intercourse (including oral / genital sex) for at least three days following chemotherapy. Chemicals from chemotherapy can be excreted in semen and vaginal secretions, and a condom will help to protect your partner from unnecessary exposure. Also, penetrative sex should be avoided entirely if you have a compromised immune system. Be creative and find other ways to stimulate yourself and your partner during periods of increased vulnerability. Beyond this, there are no rules or timelines for sex after treatment. Listen to your body (or your partner's body) and pursue intimacy when you feel ready.

I am 19 years old and my breast size is 32C. Is it okay? And what can I do to stop my breasts from growing now? Till what age will they grow?

MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hello, Breast growth is genetically determined. There is nothing that you can do to stop growing. Breast contains gland and fat, and like any other region putting on weight will add fat to breast. There are various options for breast reduction from liposuction, to formal breast reduction. Consult a plastic surgeon.
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