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Dr. Raja Sundaram  - Oncologist, Chennai

Dr. Raja Sundaram

MBBS, post graduation (Gen Surgery), DNB - General Surgery, MCh - Oncology, F...

Oncologist, Chennai

27 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Raja Sundaram is a renowned Oncologist in Arani, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Raja Sundaram personally at Vasantha Hospital in Arani, Chennai. Don?t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Raja Sundaram on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1991
post graduation (Gen Surgery) - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 1997
DNB - General Surgery - National Board of Education, New Delhi - 1997
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MCh - Oncology - Cancer Institute Adyar - MGR University - 2000
FAIS - Fellowship of Association of Indian Surgeon - 2005
FAMS (Med Oncology) - The Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India - 2007
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
INDIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
TAMIL NADU MEDICAL COUNCIL

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No. 45 & 119, Sanjeevarajan Koil Street,Old Washermenpet. Landmark: Near S.M. Silks & Near Maharani Theater, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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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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Ovarian Cancer - How To Treat It?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Surgical Oncology
Oncologist, Lucknow
Ovarian Cancer - How To Treat It?

Ovarian cancer is referred to as the cancer of the ovaries. The ovaries are a component of the female reproductive system. There are two ovaries located on either side of the uterus in a woman's body. Ovaries which are the organs responsible for producing egg cells also produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer which often goes undetected until it has spread all the way to the pelvis and the abdomen. However, it is also very difficult to treat the condition in its later stages which is why diagnosing ovarian cancer quickly is quintessential.

Here is everything you need to know about ovarian cancer:

Symptoms

1. No symptoms at first
Usually, in its early stages ovarian cancer does not cause any symptoms.

2. Abnormal bloating
Bloating is when your abdomen swells due to excess fluid or gas inside. Abnormal bloating is more frequently associated with irritable bowel syndrome or even constipation is a common symptom of ovarian cancer.

3. Feeling full quickly
This is also an associated symptom which has often been mistaken for constipation or irritable bowel syndrome.

4. Weight loss
This is one of the more common signs of ovarian cancer.

5. Discomfort in the pelvis area
This symptom occurs towards the later stages of ovarian cancer after it has already spread.

6. Constipation
Constipation is a symptom of ovarian cancer as well.

7. Frequent urination
This is yet another symptom which is a sign of ovarian cancer.
The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often mistaken with that of irritable bowel syndrome and constipation.

Causes
As with other forms of cancer, it is still very unclear what exactly causes ovarian cancer.

Treatment

1. Surgery
Surgery most commonly involves removing large parts of the female reproductive system which includes the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus as well as the lymph nodes. The surgeon will also try and remove as many cancer cells as possible from the abdomen and pelvic areas.

2. Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy is usually done after surgery. It is usually performed so that the rest of the cancer cells are killed off. Chemotherapy drugs can be injected directly into the vein, abdominal cavity or sometimes even both.

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My mother has undergone surgery for left breast as it was detected with invasive ductal carcinoma grade 2 Post surgery we got the histopathology report Diagnosis says left mastectomy invasive ductal carcinoma grade 2 axillary lymph node 0/19 negative for metastasis by carcinoma Ptnm --- pt2 n0 m0 Dermal lymp vascular invasion -- not identified please suggest how we should proceed further for treatment Is chemo is required or radiation.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FICS (Surgical Oncology), Fellowship of Association of Indian Surgeons(FAIS), Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery(FMAS) & Reproductive Medicine, Fellowship of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (FIAGES)
Oncologist, Ghaziabad
Dear lybrate-user In addition to the routine pathology report that you have mentioned, additional testing (immunohistochemistry for ER/PR/Her 2neu) is required. Chemotherapy and anti-hormonal therapy are used in the stage of disease that you have mentioned. Exact decision should be taken after getting the IHC reort.
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My 83 year old father has been diagnosed with prostrate problem and recommended surgery, would like to seek for second opinion.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Vapi
My 83 year old father has been diagnosed with prostrate problem and recommended surgery, would like to seek for secon...
Go for alternative medicine treatment if does not have total block of urine because surgery at this age will be very high risk according to his age.
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I was diagnosed throat cancer I went through chemotherapy and radiation and now the treatment is over but now my food pipe got squeezed and I am in a state where I cannot take liquid food also what should I do?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Please get an endoscopy done, both laryngoscopy and gi endoscopy. If narrowing is present, dilatation can be done by gastroenterologist. Sometimes esophagitis can also cause swallowing difficulty or fungal infection post treatment can also cause dysphagia. You need to know the cause to treat it correctly. You can inhale steam to relieve swelling. Usually four to six weeks post treatment side effects fade off and situation is better.
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I am 40yrs. Since from one month, I have two white spots on my left breast. What is that? is that white patch which occurs? I was thinking it can be effect of body spray. But it has increased slightly in size. Kindly do advice, should I consult a doctor?

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), Fellowship in Dermatosurgery
Dermatologist, Belgaum
Mam if it is totally depigmented it could be vitiligo. If it still has some colour then it could be something else.
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Hi, Please suggest for below as I have gone for breast ultrasound on my own and looking for doctor advice for below A well defined oval hypo echoic lesion 20. 2x 7.2 mm with lobulated margin seen in left upper quadrant at 10-11 o' clock position with no abnormal vascularity/ calcification - likely fibroadenoma. Few bilateral axillary lymph nodes are seen with maintained fatty hilum, largest measuring approx 17. 92x8.2 mm in right axilla.

MBBS, Fellowship In Minimally Invasive Bariatric Surgery, Fellowship In Minimally invasive(Keyhole) Surgery
Bariatrician, Bangalore
Lybrate-user, not to worry. Surgery is required. Excision for the breast fibroadenoma is required. Also biopsy of the axillary lymph node is better as it is approx. 1.7 cms, to be on the safer side.
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Foods that should be taken for Cancer cases

Medical officer, BHMS, CGO
Homeopath, Kolkata
1.oily fish rich in omega 3
2.carrot rich in carotene
3.Red and yellow pepper rich in vit C
4.pumpkin seeds rich in vit E and zinc
5Nuts
Six cracked brazil nuts will give you your daily selenium; 100 to 200 mcgs is the goal. Selenium is a very potent anti-cancer agent. Eight slices of wholemeal bread, an organic egg, or a large chicken breast will also be enough.
Tuna, onions, broccoli and tomatoes contain selenium too.

People who eat nuts every day (try almonds and walnuts) live longer according to research in Cancer
66: Mushrooms
There´s an enormous body of research evidence now that shows how ´medicinal´ mushrooms (Shiitake, Maiitake, cordyceps etc) boost the immune system and fight cancer. Even the button mushroom has cancer fighting ingredients. We have a great review on medicinal mushrooms (Click Here)

7: Tomatoes
Seven to ten helpings per week, especially cooked.
According to Harvard research 7-10 helpings a week cuts prostate symptoms by 40% and has an influence on many cancers e.g.: lung; colon; cervix; breast. Lycopene is the prime active ingredient, and 25 - 40 mgs the desired daily dose.

It is also found in strawberries, peppers, carrots and peaches, but one tin of tomato soup has 65 mgs alone. Lycopene helps reduce ´bad´ fat levels in the blood stream and is a strong antioxidant.

8: Green leafy vegetables
Along with avocado, beans, carrots, apricots, pumpkins, and egg yolk green vegetables will give you folic acid.
This will help your DNA to replicate properly and protect it during radiotherapy.

400 micrograms is a recommended amount. Folate, biotin, niacin and vitamin B6 are all B vitamins that help in the cancer fight. Egg yolk, greens and whole grains are the best sources.

It doesn´t just stop there. Green vegetables and sprouting seeds are a source of sulforaphanes which have strong epigenetic (cancer correcting) benefits and have been shown to aid survival from colorectal cancer.

A diet rich in greens will help alkalyse your body. A slightly alkaline body is important as it improves the performance of your immune system and research shows it stops new metastases.

9: Broccoli

Like other green cruciferous vegetables (e.g. cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts), broccoli contains fibre which helps eliminate toxins
Moreover, the fibre is rich in galactose, which binds to damaging agents in the intestine, and is one of the favourite foods of good, helpful gut bacteria (as are carrots, apples, chicory and onions).

Broccoli also contains indoles, and especially indole3carbinol which, along with its metabolite DIM, modifies and diminishes aggressive oestrogen action, can modify cellular oestrogen receptor sites, and aids in fighting oestrogen-driven cancers like some breast, prostate, brain and colorectal cancers.

I3C and DIM were also found to have action in non-oestrogen driven cancers as they can also affect the p27 cancer pathway.

10: Garlic
It is a truly wonderful food. Active ingredients like allicin seem to act to stop the spread of cancer in a number of ways, for example by stopping blood supply forming for tumours.
Garlic also kills microbes and yeasts - after taking drugs and antibiotics the body is often susceptible to these. Garlic is also anti-inflamatory in the body. It has a number of active ingredients. It contains selenium, tryptophan and sulphur-based active agents that attack cancer cells.

Two or three raw cloves of garlic raw per day will ward off more than vampires.

11: Beetroot
And cherries, aubergines, plums, red grapes - indeed any purple coloured fruits and vegeatables. They contain anthocyanins (and sometimes also resveratrol). Anthocyanins have been shown to kill cancer cells; Resveratrrol has research supporting its role in fighting certain cancers like blood and brain cancers too.

12: Pulses
Lentils, chickpeas, beans and even soya etc. are a great source of fibre and protein without the animal fat.

Eat pulses every two days.
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Brain Cancer - Know About Its Stages And Treatments!

DM - Neurology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Medicine
Neurologist, Ghaziabad
Brain Cancer - Know About Its Stages And Treatments!

Like most other organs of the human body, the brain too is susceptible to cancer. Brain cancer is typically the result of abnormal growth of primary brain cells or the spreading of cancer cells that originated in another organ of the body. This is known as secondary or metastatic brain cancer. Depending on the stage it is diagnosed in, brain cancer can be cured. Let’s take a closer look at primary brain cancer.

Primary brain cancer or the development of tumours in the brain is fairly uncommon. However, they may attack children and adults alike. There are many different types of brain tumours. Their names depend on the part of the brain affected or the type of cell they originate from. The most common types of brain tumors are meningiomas, gliomas, pituitary adenomas, primary CNS lymphomas, vestibular schwannomas and medulloblastomas. Each of these tumors grows at a different rate and causes different symptoms. However, they can all be graded on the same stages.

Stage 1
In this stage, the cell growth is usually very slow. These cells look very similar to normal brain cells and the tissue is benign.

Stage 2
When cancer reaches this stage, the cells begin to grow at a faster pace and look a little different from normal brain cells. The tissue also turns malignant at this point.

Stage 3
The abnormal cells or tumor begins to grow actively and take on a completely different look as compared to normal brain cells. These calls may also be termed as anaplastic.

Stage 4
This is the most aggressive stage of brain cancer. At this stage, the cells begin to grow at a very fast rate.

Treatment for brain cancer depends on a number of factors including the size of the tumor, cancer stage, patient’s overall health, age and any other medical issues that may be present. Brain cancer can be treated with drugs, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Two or more of these forms of treatment are usually used together for faster and better results.

Whenever possible, a doctor will try to remove the tumor surgically. This may be preceded by drugs to prevent seizures and relieve swelling in the brain. Patients who cannot undergo surgery may be given radiation instead. This form of therapy uses high energy rays to kill the cancer cells. Radiation may also be used after surgery to kill any abnormal cells that could not be removed surgically. Radiation for brain cancer may be given externally or internally. Chemotherapy can also be used to treat brain cancer. This involves delivering medication orally or intravenously to kill the tumors. Each cycle of chemotherapy usually lasts a few weeks and is followed by a rest period. The results of chemotherapy are usually visible after 2 or 4 cycles.

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

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I am suffering from cancer and I am in first stage? What should I do? What type of precautions should be taken by me?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
What type of cancer and which area is affected? you must take treatment as advised by your oncologist which is usually surgery or radiation therapy. Depends on location of tumor and the type. You must take proper care as to stop alcohol, tobacco and take healthy hygienic food and care during treatment as advised.
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