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Dr. Ramkumar

Oncologist, Chennai

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Skin Cancer - 10 Things That Can Increase Your Risk!

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS, PLAB
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Skin Cancer - 10 Things That Can Increase Your Risk!

Skin cancer occurs when the DNA of the cells undergo mutations, thus causing unsystematic cell growth which evolve into a cancerous mass. This abnormality stems from the over-exposure of your skin to the Ultraviolet Radiations of the sun.

However, there are other factors too that escalate the risks of skin cancer.

  1. Fairer skin tone: Inadequate pigmentation or melanin content in the skin offers less protection against the harmful UV radiations. Having red or blond hair or light-colored eyes makes you more vulnerable to this condition.
  2. Sunburns: A history of sunburns can often be the root cause behind skin cancer.
  3. Excessive exposure to the sun: If you spend a considerable amount of time under the sun and especially if your skin is not protected by clothing or sunscreen, you tend to get a tan. A tan is the skin’s response to extreme UV radiations.
  4. MolesAbnormally large moles, known as dysplastic nevi, are more likely to turn malignant. Watch out for any change in the texture of the moles, which is one of the most important symptoms of skin cancer.
  5. Family history: According to studies, genes are considered to be one of the causes behind skin cancer. Hence, a family history of this condition could spell trouble for one.
  6. Personal history: Having suffered from skin cancer previously in life could endanger one even more.
  7. Pre-cancerous skin injury: Skin lesions, also known as actinic keratosis, make you prone to developing pre-cancerous growths on the skin. These could appear as scaly rough patches, ranging from brown to pink in color. They usually crop up on the hands, head and faces of people who are comparatively of a fairer skin tone.
  8. A weak immune system: People having a poor immunity system, including the ones affected by HIV/AIDS or are on immunosuppressant drugs which follow any organ transplantation have greater risks of developing cancer.
  9. Exposure to radiation: Radiation therapy is an often used treatment method for treating various skin conditions such as acne and eczema. Having been exposed to radiations, one could be indisposed to this condition even more.
  10. Exposure to certain chemicals: Exposure to certain substances such as arsenic might increase your vulnerability manifold.

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

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Homeopathy in Prostate Problem

DHB
Homeopath, Sagar
Homeopathy in Prostate Problem

The prostate gland is a very important gland in the male reproductive system. It is responsible for producing around 30% of the fluid which comprises semen. While the statement that homeopathy cannot treat problems in the prostate such as prostate cancer is true, it is untrue that prostate gland enlargement cannot be treated by homeopathy.

Here are the most common homeopathic remedies for prostate gland enlargement and what are the medicines best suited for it:

  1. Baryta carb: Baryta carb is one of the best homeopathic remedies for prostate gland enlargement in the elderly. Common conditions which may indicate that Baryta carb is the best remedy for your prostate gland enlargement patient include degenerative diseases such as losing memory, cardiovascular problems and other problems besides losing memory in the cerebral system. 
  2. Digitalis: Digitalis is mostly used when the patient suffering from prostate gland enlargement also suffers from heart problems. Digitalis does make the pulse weak, slow or even intermittent, however it is worth note that oedema may also occur. 
  3. Staphysagria: Staphysagria is one of the best homeopathic medicines for various pains which occur in the urinary system in addition to prostate gland enlargement. Common pains which staphysagria cures include pain while urinating, burning sensation in the urethra, feeling like the bladder is not completely emptied as well as pain in the urethra when one is not urinating.
  4. ConiumFrequent urination is yet another symptom of prostate gland enlargement. This problem is caused by an injury to the area where the prostate glands are located. This injury hardens the glands.  The passage of urine will be extremely difficult with urine starting to pass and then stopping again. There is also dribbling of urine after completion of urinating.
  5. Sabal Serrulata: Sabal Serrulata is one of the most popular homeopathic medicines for prostate gland enlargement with many patients having consumed it reported great results. It works for most causes of prostate gland enlargement as well.

Even though homeopathy is supposed to have no side effect, it is still imperative that you consult your doctor about which ones to take.

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I have a lump in my left side breast .what should I have do first. please suggest me.

B.A.M.S, M.D (Ayurveda)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Breast lumps are due to many reasons, normally we start to think of worst conditions. Although it is good to be cautious it is not good to be over cautious. Do a self examination first if the lump is mobile which means it is not fixed and moving freely then it can be a lipoma or swelling of breast glands which tells you not to worry but if it is fixed then consult a gynaecologist and surgeon best way is to Get mammogram done if it is normal you don't need to worry.
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Eating Starchy and Sugary food increase the risk of Lung cancer

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai

Eating Starchy and Sugary food that have a high glycemic index can increase the risk of lung cancer especially among nonsmokers

In a Study of 1905 participants with lung cancer and 2413 healthy controls, those with the highest consumption of high GI food had a 49 percent greater risk for lung cancer.Nonsmokers were more than twice as likely to develop lung cancer if they ate a high glycemic index diet

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What are the symptoms of stomach cancer, causes of stomach cancer and is it curable.

MD homoeopathy
Homeopath, Pune
Symptoms may vary from person to person causes are not defined but, alcohol, smoking, spicy stuff and above all mental stress are emphasized its cure depends upon the duration of illness and its stage stay healthy, god bless you!
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Is their treatment for prostate gland enlargement in Ayurveda or homeopathy without surgery.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Is their treatment for prostate gland enlargement in Ayurveda or homeopathy without surgery.
Please Take Tab himplasia by Himalaya 60 1 1 for 3 mths Chandnasav Syp 20 ml twice daily with water Tab chndraprabha Vati 2 2 for 3 mths Reconsult after 15 days.
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I have total six gaanth in my hand, stomach and back from past 6-8 months. They are not disappearing and there is no pain too. Wht can I do to dissolve them as I really worried abt wht if they are become cancerous.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
The kind of lumps you are mentioning is mostly due to fat collection like lipoma and they are benign if soft in consistency. But still you must see clinician once to be exactly be sure of it.
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My mother is diagnosing with multiple myeloma and bone metastases. She had haemoglobin of 10.4 and m -protien spikes of 4.27 with gamma globulin of 4.47 before radiation therapy. She has gone with radiation therapy for 11 days and a dose of bisphosphonate 3 days ago. 1) Is her treatment is going in right direction? 2) which food is best for her.

MD (Radiation Oncology), DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist, Noida
She also needs chemotherapy /systemic therapy as myeloma is a systemic disease. Food should be normal home food with less oil and spices which makes it easily digestible. Give her synthetic feeds to cover up for calories in case her eating is inadequate.
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Hi, I am planning to study in Australia in few more months, but, according to reports. Australia has the highest chances of getting skin cancer due to UV rays, what are the precautions 1 can take to be safe from skin cancer & what are the symptoms of skin cancer?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi, I am planning to study in Australia in few more months, but, according to reports. Australia has the highest chan...
.Symptoms of Skin Cancer Skin cancer includes three entities like basal cell carcinoma, . squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.Squamous and basal cell carcinoma develop in sun exposed areas of skin like scalp, face, lip ear, neck, chest, arm and leg. Melanoma develops in areas of skin that are not exposed to skin like Trunk, palm sole of feet etc. people with darker skin are more prone to develop squamous cell carcinoma and people with fare skin are prone to develop basal cell carcinoma. The symptoms of cancer are 1.A spot or sore that does not heal within 4 week 2. A spot or sore that itches, hurts, is scabbed, crusty or bleeds for more than 4 week 3. A painless ulcer that does not heal within 4 week and may bleed 4.A scaly or crusted growth on the sun exposed areas of the skin like scalp, face, lip, ear, neck, chest, arm and leg 5. A fast growing mole that itches, changes its color, size or feel and that bleeds
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I am 18 years old and my breasts are different in size right one is larger that left one. Sometimes my nipple gets cut on it. Is it breast cancer?

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
? Women tend to lose the firmness in their breasts as they age ? This generally occurs at a younger age for women who have large breasts Symptoms to look for: ? Sagging breasts Causes: ? Ageing ? Breastfeeding ? Loss of weight Natural home remedy using egg and onion: 1. Take the white of an egg 2. Beat it into a cream 3. Apply this cream on the bottom of your breasts 4. Leave it for 30 min 5. Chop and crush 1 onion 6. Press the crushed onion on a sieve to extract juice 7. Add the juice to 1 glass water 8. Wash off the cream with this water Tips: ? Swimming is a great exercise to have firm breasts. It strengthens the pectoral muscles For breast tightness and increasing consult
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