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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

26 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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Good morning doctor, actually I have very pain in upper part my right side breast, what the reason.

DGO, MBBS
Sexologist,
Breast pain is a common problem if it occurs before periods, because it happens due to hormonal changes, however if the pain stays all through the month or if you can feel some lump/swelling then you may need to do ultrasound examination of breasts. Wearing a well fitting bra may help.
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I am having a small lump with 2cm pus in my right breast. This has happened jst after my delivery when my baby stopped having my feed. please suggest how it can be cure now as its already been more than half month and there is no such improvement.

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon,
Since its been a long time since the lump has appeared and still not regressed better to get your self examined. Lactational mastitis is common and treatable with antibiotics. Avoid breast feeding from the infected breast.
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Sir/madam I am 42 years old. There is a lump in my left breast size of the lump is 2cm identified by mammogram. Doctors suggested me to remove the lump/cyst by surgery. Suggest me the best method for removal of the lump.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
It is just about faith and determination.If you have faith in homoeopathic medicines and determination to treat yourself without surgery, myself being a homoeopathic doctor advise you to start taking homoeopathic medicines for your problem as these homoeo medicine will not not only treat you but it will cure you permanently.
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How can anyone know that who has cancer in any part of the body. If everything is okkk.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1.Symptoms of cancer depends upon the organ affected. However the warning signs are 2.Unexplained weight loss 3.Coughing, Shortness of breath, chest pain 4.Change in Bowel habit like blood in stool, unexplained dirrhoea or constipation and sense of incomplete bowel evacuation. 5.Persistent bloating, pain abdomen or anus 6.Blood in urine, stool and while coughing and vomiting 7.Unusual swelling and lump any where in body 8.Change in shape, size and colour of mole 9.A Sore that won’t heal after several week 10.Persistent difficulty in swallowing 11Hoarseness of voice lasting for more than 3 weeks 12.Difficulty in passing urine and sense of urgency to pass urine 13.Lump in Breast , swelling in arm pit, bloody discharge from nipple, 14.change in shape of nipple and inter menstrual bleeding
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Adrenal Cancer - What are Its Symptoms

MBBS & Post Graduate course in Diabetology, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE), CCEBDM
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Adrenal Cancer - What are Its Symptoms

Cancer can affect even small glands like the adrenal glands. Adrenal glands are responsible for the production of hormones like cortisol and aldosterone. These glands are located above the kidneys and have two parts; the cortex and the medulla. Adrenal cancer generally affects the cortex of the adrenal glands. This type of cancerous tumour is rare and can be difficult to diagnose.

Most adrenal cancer symptoms are triggered by an excessive production of estrogen and androgen. Symptoms can also be caused by the pressure put on other organs by the tumour. Adrenal cancer symptoms are most easily noticeable in children as this is the stage where the body is changing and developing. Some of these symptoms are:

  1. Facial hair growth
  2. Excessive pubic and underarm hair
  3. An enlarged penis or clitoris
  4. Early onset of puberty in girls
  5. Development of enlarged breasts in boys

Symptoms of adrenal cancer in adults includes:

  1. Excessive weight gain in the abdomen and above the collar bone
  2. High blood pressure
  3. Irregular menstruation
  4. Easy bruising
  5. Depression
  6. Frequent urge to urinate
  7. Muscle cramps

Additionally, men with adrenal cancer that causes excessive estrogen production may notice an enlargement of breast tissue and tenderness in the area. Women suffering from excessive androgen production triggered by adrenal cancer may notice their voice deepening and facial hair growth. In most cases, adrenal cancer symptoms in women do not appear until the tumour presses on other organs. This includes symptoms like pain around the tumor, a feeling of fullness in the abdomen and difficulty eating because of this feeling.

The cause of adrenal cancer has not yet been determined, but conditions such as Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, familial adenomatous polyposis and multiple endocrine neoplasia can increase a person’s risk of suffering from this disease. A thorough physical examination and a detailed medical history is required to diagnose this disease. The doctor will also need a blood test and urine test. Additional tests that may be required include:

  1. Biopsy of the tumor
  2. CT scan
  3. MRI scan
  4. PET scan
  5. Adrenal angiography

Adrenal cancer can be cured if diagnosed in its early stages. There are three types of treatment for adrenal cancer; surgery to remove the adrenal gland, chemotherapy and radiation. However, adrenal cancer can recur and hence it is important to schedule and maintain regular check-ups with your doctor.

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My father-in-law of age 73 has detected 4th stage esophagus cancer. Can we go for a surgery? Or let him live as he is now?

MCh - Neurosurgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Chennai
You do need to go for a surgery - may not be for totally removing the cancer - but to enable him eat for the rest of his days and have good quality of life.
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How the dry fruits and nuts helpful in daily life. What is quantity to take everyday. Even the cancer patients (while taking chemotherapy and treatment) and diabetic people also can take dry fruits and nuts. Please give your opinion on this.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
How the dry fruits and nuts helpful in daily life. What is quantity to take everyday. Even the cancer patients (while...
Dry fruits are rich in protein and cholestrol and can be beneficial to a normal individual if taken in limited quantity of two pieces per day and it's better to be avoided by diabetic people.
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My brother in law has been detected colon cancer which is male tide in nature he is undergoing chemotherapy we have come to know about sour sop fruit which is very helpful in killing the cancer cells. Please advise us whether we can give him or not.

DNB SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, MS - General Surgery, DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Oncologist, Mumbai
There is no study as such which can help kill cancer cells by using fruits. It's better to go according to the proven line of management. Chemotherapy in colon cancer is usually very effective.
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My mother 63 years. Her a gland under ear is swollen in last month. First it was 3 cm and now it is. 50 cm. Her sugar thyroid is normal. And there is no symptoms what can I do? Please help.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
You must get herself checked by detailed oral and throat examination. Fnac must be done from the node, having a swelling is also a symptom so please don't ignore.
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I am 68 years male, Diabetic and BP under control. I take Urimax F daily one capsule for prostate problem. Does it help in the long run. Any diet is required.

MS Ayurved, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Junagadh
I am 68 years male, Diabetic and BP under control. I take Urimax F daily one capsule for prostate problem. Does it he...
As you have BP n DM you should control sugar, salt, jegggary,sweets in your diet. For prostate problem you can go for some Ayurveda treatment.
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How far Radio Therapy is safe to cure cancer. Radiation will effect on DNA. Will the existing or new cancers raise again by giving radiation?

MBBS, MD, CCEPC, FISSP, OBS, NFPM
Oncologist, Delhi
Radiation treatment may have many side effects. Only necessary radiation should be taken. Stage 3 or 4 cancer can not be treated with chemo or radiation, only cancer progression can be delayed in some cases and thst to be only if patient has taken pain management treatment with MIPI. You can further discuss it in detail with me on phone or over lybrate.
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I had my abortion last oct 23. 5 weeks delayed. I bleed moderately with some clots. But my concern is. I still feel my breast and nipples tenderness What should I do? How long is breast tenderness will be feel after this procedure. When will it diminished? Thank you.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FBD (Fellowship in Breast Diseases), UICC Fellowship
Oncologist, Pune
Pregnancy will change lot of things in the body starting from emotional behavior to physical changes. Due to hormonal changes breast become tender. After abortion these changes won't go immediately. It will take time sometimes a month or two but not more than 6 months.
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Patient of breast cancer pathologic grade 3 and no lymph node involvement size more than 3 cm but less than 5 cm .on upper inner part of left breast. Modified radical mastectomy done adjuvant chemotherapy going on .ER neg. PR neg. HER 2 by IHC method neg as reported by TATA Cancer hospital Mumbai .but same hospital showed last impression as uninterpretable when FISH method is used .

Registrar in Surgical Oncology, Fellowship in Gynaecologic Oncology, Masters In Advanced Oncology, Fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery, Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Oncology, Fellowship in CRS and HIPEC, Fellowship in PIPAC
Oncologist, Mumbai
It's a grade 3 tumour with size more than 3 cm. If mastectomy done and no lymph nodes positive patient does not need radiotherapy. However triple negative are aggressive cancers and for these chemotherapy is a must for any tumour greater than 0.5cm in size. You should complete all the prescribed doses of chemotherapy and be on regular follow up. That gives a best chance for cure/control.
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What are symptoms for cervical cancer and how to prevent it? Is vaccination available for this?

MS ( General Surgery)
Oncologist, Mandsaur
What is cervical cancer? Cervical cancer is cancer of the cervix, which is the lower part of the uterus or womb. Persistent HPV infection, usually with certain high-risk types of HPV, can cause abnormal cells to develop on the cervix. Regular Pap tests can detect these abnormal cells at an early stage, when they can usually be treated quickly and easily. Without regular Pap tests the abnormal cells may remain undetected and could develop into cervical cancer, usually over many years. Treatments for cervical cancer can include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The best way for women to protect themselves against cervical cancer is to have the HPV vaccine when aged 12–13 years, and then have regular Pap tests once they are 18, or 2 years after first sexual contact, whichever comes latest. So women who become sexually active at 21 should have a Pap test at 23. The incidence of cervical cancer is more than two times higher in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women than non-Indigenous women and the mortality rate is five times higher than in non-Indigenous women. Although cervical cancer is the most common type of cancer caused by HPV, the virus is also known to cause vulval, vaginal, anal and mouth/throat cancers in women. What are the risk factors of cervical cancer? Almost all cases of cervical cancers are caused by HPV; persistent HPV infection is the biggest risk factor for cervical cancer. For women, additional factors may contribute: Smoking: this can increase the likelihood that HPV will persist in the body. Sexual partners: the more sexual partners a person has, the higher their risk of contracting different and more types of HPV. However HPV exposure can occur the first time a person is sexually active, and in people who have only had one partner. Early age at first intercourse. Not having regular Pap tests: this means that abnormal cells caused by persistent HPV infection may remain undetected and untreated, and develop into cervical cancer – usually over many years. Other sexually transmitted infections: women with genital herpes or Chlamydia are more likely to develop cervical cancer. This may be due to the inflammation of the cervix associated with having these infections. This is another reason to practice safe sex, including always using condoms. Long term use of the Pill: being on the Pill for many years is associated with a higher risk of cervical cancer. The risk returns to normal after stopping the Pill. This might be due to the hormones in the Pill producing a favourable environment for the virus or because women on the Pill are more likely to be sexually active. Early age of childbirth. Weakened immune systems: People who are immunocompromised (for example, people with HIV or AIDS, organ transplant recipients, or people who are taking medication that suppresses the immune system) are at an increased risk of genital HPV infection. Condoms offer some, but not total, protection from HPV, as they don't cover all of the genital skin. They do offer protection from many other sexually transmitted infections though, and help prevent unwanted pregnancy. Search Main menu The HPV vaccine A vaccine called Gardasil has been developed which can significantly decrease your child's chances of developing HPV-related cancers and genital warts. Over 187 million doses of the vaccine have been safely given, in over 130 countries. The vaccine protects against the two high-risk HPV types (types 16 and 18) which cause 70% of cervical cancers in women and 90% of all HPV-related cancers in men. It also protects against the two low-risk HPV types (types 6 and 11) which cause 90% of genital warts in men and women. The vaccine is given in three doses over six months, as an injection in the upper arm. Go to the The HPV vaccine program section for much more information about the vaccine.
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I have pain in my left breast. Is it a cancer pain or anything else. please suggest me.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
pain breast in young age is usually physiological so don't worry take some pain killer and use comfortable breast support. it is not a symptom of cancer.
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Sir my daughter has abdominal pain since last ten days in first she had vomiting also doctor have done a ultrasonography in that he told that she had swollen lymph nodes in abdomen he advised to take metronidazole susp. And kidspas drop she has low appetite and not improving please help.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Sir my daughter has abdominal pain since last ten days in first she had vomiting also doctor have done a ultrasonogra...
Medications are going correctly --> have healthy diet habit and proper vaccination against typhoid and hepatitis a as well. Gradually it would reduce in size. This could be one kind of allergy / inflammation caused due to diet habits what he might be having! process would be gradual! regards.
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I am 69y (male) Its found in the scan there's Grade 111 prostatomegaly and Cystitis changes in my rt. Kidney. How to rectify the prostate problem?

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
I am 69y (male)
Its found in the scan there's Grade 111 prostatomegaly and Cystitis changes in my rt. Kidney.
How to ...
You should get your USG done to see the size of the prostrate. if it is enlarged and causing prostatic obstruction then surgery is required.
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There is a lump below right breast of my mother. Though it is not paining but we want to know why is it so? Doctors said it is a level 1 lymph nodes which is a sign of cancer. We are confused. Please tell us which hospital should we go to and to which doctor should we consult? Please tell us.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
There is a lump below right breast of my mother. Though it is not paining but we want to know why is it so? Doctors s...
Hello, Thanks for the query. There are many reasons for enlargement of lymph nodes around the breast and in other areas. Local infection is one such reason. However if there is any suspicion it is necessary to get a mamogram and USG done. Without doing any investigations it is difficult to give any opinion. Further if there is any lump noticed in the breast which is painless then one needs to get it thoroughly checked and investigated as early as possible. Thanks.
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My brother is 55 yrs. What prophylactic measures he shud take to avoid prostate hyperplasia. Regards.

MS - General Surgery, FMAS, FIAGES
General Surgeon, Jamnagar
My brother is 55 yrs. What prophylactic measures he shud take to avoid prostate hyperplasia. Regards.
Proatatic hyperplasia is age related disease. As one cant stop whitening of hair as age grows, can't stop prostatic enlargement. Once it give rise to treatment, then only needed to consult a surgeon/ urosurgeon for conservative or operative management.
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3 Types Of Ovarian Cancer

MBBS, DGO, DNB - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
3 Types Of Ovarian Cancer

Ovaries are the primary reproductive organs in the female body which produces the eggs that need to be fertilized to form a fetus in the womb. Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the ovaries and spreads till the pelvis and the abdomen. This cancer is usually cured by either a surgery or chemotherapy.

Causes:

Ovarian cancer is mostly caused due to a genetic mutation which transforms the healthy cells of the ovaries into abnormal cancerous cells. The abnormal cells then generally form a tumor which spreads further inside the female body. The type of cell in which the cancer begins determines the type of ovarian cancer you have. Ovarian cancer types include:

  • Epithelial tumors: it is the most common type of ovarian cancer which begins from the thin layer that covers the ovaries.
  • Stromal tumors: this type begins in those tissues which contain the hormone producing cells.
  • Germ cell tumors: this usually happens among relatively younger women, and it originates from the egg producing cells of the ovaries.

Risk factors

Factors that boost your risk of getting an ovarian cancer are listed below:

  • Age: The risk of ovarian cancer is greater in women who are between 50 to 60 years. However, ovarian cancer is such a condition that can occur at any age.
  • Estrogen hormone replacement therapy: This therapy tends to alleviate menopausal symptoms and renews the hormones of a woman's body. If you are undergoing this therapy then you are at a risk of developing ovarian cancer.
  • Congenital: The risk of ovarian cancer can sometimes also be due to an inherited gene mutation and can be passed on from the parents to the offspring.
  • Menstrual risk: If you had started menstruating before the age of 12 or had a menopause before the age of 52 then the risk of you developing ovarian cancer increases.
  • Other risk factors: These factors do not pose a subsequent amount of threat of having an ovarian cancer, but they slightly increase the risk. These are activities like: regular smoking, fertility treatments, never being pregnant, use of an intrauterine device and polycystic ovary syndrome. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.
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