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Dr. S. Alex Antony Prasad

Oncologist, Chennai

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Dr. S. Alex Antony Prasad is a renowned Oncologist in Mylapore, Chennai. You can meet Dr. S. Alex Antony Prasad personally at Dr. S. Alex Antony Prasad@St.Isabel's Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. S. Alex Antony Prasad on Lybrate.com.

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Hello Doctor, I suddenly found that's my breasts are getting lump, but it is painful. Please help me.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MRCS (Edinburgh), Fellowship In Breast Surgery, Fellowship In Onco-plastic Breast Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
It is quite common to have breast pain and a a lumpy feeling in the breast between 25-35 years of age. This commonly occurs due to hormonal changes during the menstrual period. It is best that you get an ultrasound to rule out something serious. If the ultrasound is normal, there is nothing to worry.
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My mother has to have yet another operation After several operations for breast cancer. This Time they are going to remove her glands. Why Are glands removed after operations for cancer?

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
My mother has to have yet another operation
After several operations for breast cancer. This
Time they are going to r...
hi dear -in my opinion - if it is necessary to remove glands- let it be removed , so that to save other body parts from immediate spreading. -however -after the operation again medicine course is needed to protect the body. then u can take cancero medicine course--6 months it will save her life.
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What do you mean by cancer? What is the symptoms of cancer? What its causes, prevention and remedies to protect from?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is caused by abnormal uncontrolled growth of cells of the body. It may present as lump ulceration bleeding weight loss unexplained fever nagging cough altered bowel habits, difficulty in swallowing etc depending on the site and stage. It can be due to lifestyle changes like sedentary lifestyle unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, hormone related, viruses like hiv, hpv ebv etc, genetic or due to exposure to carcinogens like tobacco alcohol pollution pesticides radiation exposure industrial affluent etc. One has eat healthy, stay healthy and go for regular screening check ups to avoid the disease or to diagnose it early.
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What is the treatment for oral cancer and what is the percentage of total cure and what is the procedure for Chemotherapy.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, oral cavity mean oral part of tongue, floor of mouth, buccal mucosa, hard palate etc. They are primarily treated by surgery. Further they may be given radiation therapy, chemotherapy etc depending on histopathological reports. Cure rates depends on initial stage of presentation, earlier the disease better are the cure rates. Chemotherapy are the medicine given either intravenously or orally used to kill cancer cells.
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I am 34 years old last year doctor has operate tongue cancer after operation radiation also last 15 days I have ulcer in my mouth so any problem.

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
I am 34 years old last year doctor has operate tongue cancer after operation radiation also last 15 days I have ulcer...
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush.
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I have cyst in prostate. Some times it causes pain and swelling in right side of abdomen.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
I have cyst in prostate. Some times it causes pain and swelling in right side of abdomen.
Respected lybrate-user hi cyst in prostate is not going to give swelling in abdomen dear get an ultrasound of abdomen pelvis to rule out other causes of abdomen swelling thanks regards.
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What are the symptoms of mouth cancer and what types of precautions and medicine. Should be taken?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Mouth cancers present as growth in the mouth. It can also be ulceration, bleeding from mouth, difficulty opening mouth, whitish or reddish patch etc maintain oral hygiene, take healthy diet, do not chew tobacco.
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I had a problem I can't breath easy, my sputum from nose comes with blood and a terrible cough. And I had a pain in my left chest, I went to hospital and treatment they checked my pulse and pressure then said everything is fine but you have a huge sputum in chest. Then they gave me some medicines tab maxim 400 mg and syrup dextrokuf. Now I feel good cough is cleared and the blood comes in my sputum are stopped. Now my problem is chest pain and I can't breathe normal. I afraid Is I still have a symptom of cancer.

MBBS, MD
Pulmonologist, Delhi
I had a problem I can't breath easy, my sputum from nose comes with blood and a terrible cough. And I had a pain in m...
Do not think of extreme conditions. Every time you fall sick it does not mean that you have cancer. You could still be having some residual infection in the chest or some times cough takes little longer to settle down. Consult your doctor again and if required a chest x ray and a blood test can be done and a corse of antibiotics should be given.
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Papillary carcinoma thyroid After removal of thyroid gland, it's there any chance that the disease may relapse?

DNB (Radio Diagnosis), MBBS
Radiologist, Hyderabad
Papillary carcinoma is one of the well curable cancers known. It is a slow growing tumor and complete resection will give a good chance of cure. However Due to long life expectancy there is a 35%chance of relapse over 40years after the surgery.
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I am 49 years old. I have 1.7 cm x 1.4 cm hemangioma on my leaver. What is the treatment for that?

MBBS, MS- Surgery , M.Ch - Surgical Oncology , FIAGES
Oncologist, Delhi
if it is sure on Triphasic CECT/ MRI as hemangioma and not causing any symptoms, than it can be observed without any intervention
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Cervical Cancer - Symptoms And Treatment!

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Agra
Cervical Cancer - Symptoms And Treatment!

Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells on the cervix grow out of control. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. Cervical Cancer is one of the most common ailments that women suffer from, making it only more important to be taken seriously and treated immediately.

Most cervical cancer is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus, or HPV. You can get HPV by having sexual contact with someone who has it. There are many types of the HPV virus. Not all types of HPV cause cervical cancer. Some of them cause genital warts, but other types may not cause any symptoms.

Most adults have been infected with HPV at some time. An infection may go away on its own. But sometimes it can lead to cervical cancer. That's why it's important for women to have regular screening. A screening can find changes in cervical cells before they turn into cancer. If you treat these cell changes, you may prevent cervical cancer.

Symptoms of Cervical Cancer may include:

  1. Bleeding from the vagina that is not normal, such as bleeding between menstrual periods, after sex, or after menopause.
  2. Persistent abnormal discharge.

Cervical cancer is the easiest gynecologic cancer to prevent, with regular screening tests and follow-up. Two screening tests can help prevent cervical cancer or find it early:

  1. The Pap test (or Pap smear) looks for precancers, cell changes on the cervix that might become cervical cancer if they are not treated appropriately.
  2. The HPV test looks for the virus (human papillomavirus) that can cause these cell changes.

When to Get Screened

You should start getting regular Pap tests at age 21. The Pap test, which screens for cervical cancer, is one of the most reliable and effective cancer screening tests available. The Pap test is the best way to find cervical cell changes that can lead to cervical cancer. Regular Pap tests almost always show these cell changes before they turn into cancer. It's important to follow up with your doctor after any abnormal Pap test result so you can treat abnormal cell changes. This may help prevent cervical cancer.

Treatment-

In spite of being a fatal ailment, over the years various treatments have evolved that deal with this problem effectively. Some of them are:

1. Surgery: One of the effective and oft availed treatment to cure cervical cancer is surgery. Depending on the stage on which the disease is detected, doctors may suggest for a hysterectomy or removing the pelvic nymph nodes.

2. Chemotherapy: This has emerged as the most sought after way of treating any form of cancer. The abnormal growth of cells that triggers cancer in the first place is deterred in this method by administering drugs to destroy them.

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What is cancer? How one should aware of cancer? What should not be eaten or taken for prevention of it?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Cancer is when abnormal cells divide in an uncontrolled way. Some cancers may eventually spread into other tissues. There are more than 200 different types of cancer.it can be minimise by taking healhy diet. thanks
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What is the symptoms of lung cancer? Is there any cure for this? Is main cause of it smoking? I need help. So contact me as soon as possible.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, lung cancer present as Cough, breathing difficulty, breathlessness on exertion, weight loss, blood in cough or sputum, weakness, Lymph nodes enlargement etc. Smoking is single most common cause for this, apart from this there are other causes like pollution, inhalation of carcinogenic substance like asbestos, genetic etc. Cure depends on stage and histopathology, it may be surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy or combination.
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Hi, In my right hand I have a round oval shape tumor, I am not sure what exactly it is but its easily visible, people ask questions when they see it. Its really embarrassing, I have avoided wearing half shirts and T- shirts because of this tumor. I want to get rid of it. What should I do?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, we need to know the size, consistency and for how long it is present. If it is long standing then it may not be malignant, an fnac may help in knowing about the cause. It could be lipoma, schwannoma etc benign tumour and can be simply excised by a good surgeon or a plastic surgeon for better cosmetic results. Don't get embarrassed, get it removed.
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Hi, My aunt is suffering from breast cancer (stage 3) and her age is 75 years. Cyto Pathology-FNAC report says, Cytological features are in favour of Ductal Hyperplasia with moderate atypia Cytology report: FNAc is positive for malignant cells, suggestive of mucinous carcinoma/mixed mucinous and invasive ductal carcinoma (NOS) Do we need to surgery? Considering her age is the surgery best option for her?

MD - Radiothrapy, MBBS
Oncologist, Pune
Before planning treatment we should consider her age and General health. If she is fit then for stage 3 there are two ways of treatment. We can go ahead with surgery if operable or we can give chemotherapy first to reduce tumor size and then do the surgery. She will need radiation therapy also for stage 3 disease.
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I am 20 years old I have problem with my nipples as they are projected out in dress. I do not prefer padded braziers as they are not health friendly. Request you to advise me on what measures other than that (padded one) to be taken to avoid it completely so that I am able to wear any type of dress.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Non-adhesive little silicone covers called: Dimr’s are the solution for u. They are smooth, easy to put in any bra, and you can avoid padded bra.
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Cancer - How Pollution Is Worsening The Situation?

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Oncologist, Delhi
Cancer - How Pollution Is Worsening The Situation?

More and more cancer types are being linked to air pollution. While the linkage is quite easily understandable between air pollution and lung cancer, the damage does not stop there. It is far more harmful, and whether or not it is part of the respiratory system, most cancers are linked to air pollution. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified air pollution as carcinogenic to humans.

The amount of particulate matter in the air, especially in developing countries like China and India, are loaded with carcinogenic material. This is due to increased transport overload, power generation, industrial emissions, residential heating etc. The exact composition of the air can vary depending on the time of the year, the location, weather, etc. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) also is spending a lot of time and money to find out the connection between these two. Establishing the link can help in preventing cancer.

Read on to understand the correlation between factors affecting air pollution and cancer incidence.

  • Air pollution is not uniform and varies across the globe, depending on how some of the above mentioned factors are affected.
  • Developing countries have more pollution levels, especially from vehicular fuel exhaust, metals, dust, and chemical solvents. These contaminate the air, making it carcinogenic.
  • There is also lead, which is another “probable human carcinogen,” causing cancer of the liver, brain, and kidney.
  • The other chemicals in polluted air include sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide and ozone.
  • Also there are various compounds like volatile organic compounds, outdoor air pollutants, and other particulate matter, which are present in greater numbers in polluted areas.
  • Paint thinners, dry cleaning agents, and other metals also contribute to increased air pollution. This, when inhaled, induces chronic inflammation in the tissues, making them react to the inflammation.
  • Both outdoor and indoor agents cause pollution, and increases risk of developing cancer.
  • Second hand smoke is a lot more dangerous than imaginable in inducing cancer.

Mechanism: Cancer is a result of chronic inflammation, which induces uncontrolled proliferation of the cells. A combination of the above mentioned compounds along with a strong predisposition (family history, for instance) puts the person at a very high risk to develop cancer. The symptoms may takes years, sometimes decades, to develop, but the onset starts off with continued exposure to these agents. So, if you are predisposed to developing cancer, ensure your exposure to the above pollutants is reduced, even if it cannot be completely avoided. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Oncologist.
 

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There is any risk of cancer if someone has used someone else razor for shave provided both don't have cancer.

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
Cancer does not spread from non infectious persons but there is risk of hiv - carrier stage, if the other person is suffering.
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