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Dr. S. Alex Antony Prasad

Oncologist, Chennai

Dr. S. Alex Antony Prasad Oncologist, Chennai
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care.
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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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My age is 23. Height 6 ft. Weight 76 kg. My question is that what are the symptoms of pituitary gland cancer?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Pituitary gland is located at the base of brain and it is the main control for other endocrine glands functioning and very rarely tumour of the gland is cancerous but if cancerous than symptoms are headache, and when it presses over the optic nerve there can be loss of vision ; high blood pressure, high blood sugar, heart disease risk is increased, person can feel anxious, impotence etc.
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Cancer is usually detected at a very late stage when it is almost incurable. Can it be detected in the beginning? if yes please advise the procedure /tests.

MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Ludhiana
For males screening prostate cancer after the age of 50 years, which includes yearly psa and rectal digital examination. For females screening for breast and cervical cancer should be done. Breast screening includes self breast examination, examination by surgeon and mammography. For carcinoma cervix examination by gynecologist and pap smear. Otherwise in asymptomatic person- yearly physical check up and routine blood counts, u/s abdomen etc. In symptomatic patient investigation should depends on symptomatology.
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My grandfather is suffering from 4th stage of oral cancer and has tracheostomy and peg tube and the phlegm is so much and smelly too which we have to suck through a suction machine usually after every 2 hours. What should we do now?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
He seems to be in advance stage cancers, please provide best supportive care. Smelly discharge can be due to infection, you can get a culture sensitivity of sputum done and give antibiotics under supervision of a physician. Nebulization also may help him by clearing respiratory passage. There are organization providing hospice or terminal care at home, you can contact them for home based remedy.
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I'm getting a lot of Painless lumps all over my belly arms and thighs. Please advise what is the best way to get these checked and reduced.

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Meet an oncologist and if he/she suspects then can do an FNAC or Biopsy to confirm. many a times Lipoma and neurofibromas can present as multiple lumps. these are non cancerous lesions and there surgery is indicated if the lumps are painful or causing cosmetic problem, or else it can be left over.
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Since last July, i've discovered two lumps in my breasts, one in because i'm only 20 years old, i'm trying to conceive myself that it is just some harmless stuff since i'm kind of, these last months, it started hurting just before my period begins and they grow larger, what should i do ? please help

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Hyderabad
Since last July, i've discovered two lumps in my breasts, one in because i'm only 20 years old, i'm trying to conceiv...
If you are asking this question on behalf of your wife then the answer is sometimes benign lumps are noted in female breast which have pain and also grow in premenstrual period. Please see a surgeon for physical examination to rule out fibroadenosis or a tumor.
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How to control cholesterol and weight? Once you are into cancer and a operation is performed to remove the tumor how it can be treated without chemo?

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
Hi cholestrol/ wt can be cured-3-4 months course. Also cancer can be cured with cancero medicine course-6 months, no need for chemo.
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Disease prevention and cure about the cancer and what kind of medicine we use daily to prevent it.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, one has to eat healthy, live healthy to avoid cancers. That means one has to eat lots of fruits and vegetables containing antioxidants, avoid fatty and oily food, avoid junk and unhealthy food to boost immunity, regular exercises, and regular check ups. For medications you an take medicines containing antioxidants and phycocyanin, curcumin (turmeric derivative), lycopene containing preparations etc to prevent cancer. Avoid any kind of carcinogenic substances like tobacco, alcohol etc and eat fresh food to avoid getting this disease.
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My fathers age is 59 and his prostrate gland is increased to 66gms. Its very pain. What are the remedies.

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My fathers age is 59 and his prostrate gland is increased to 66gms. Its very pain. What are the remedies.
Do a PSA test if PSA is more then do a biopsy, if detected as a Prostate cancer then treatment is there and if detected as Benign Hyperplasia then also treatment is there.
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Doctor I am truly and deeply love with a girl our relationship have been 3+ months and she does not have mom and she had cancer and she was died and her father leave her mother and my gf her father married a new woman so he leave my gf it have been 3+ months I am truly and deeply fall in love with her she to loves me and the problem is that my parent's knows about it my parents tells me to leave her and it is impossible for me to leave her once she had suicide how ever she is alive she loves for me she loves and have cares for me doctor I am studying well after completing my test I meet her doctor my parent's are not understanding and doctor I can not live without her doctor please understand me I love her she loves me to my parents are so stick actually me and my gf are from different caste she is nepali and I am bihari my mom is very strict about it and I know am small now I told my mom I won't marry her when I complete my education I will marry her she tells me to leave her doctor understand me how to makes my parents understand doctor I need help I feel I will suicide help me.

Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. You seem to be depressed. First and foremost, I would advise you to meet up any experienced psychologist in person, asap. He/ she shall be able to listen to you in detail and also counsel you therapeutically. Subsequently, you can also meet a marriage counselor who may help you sort out your issues appropriately. Simultaneously, do take care of your diet & lifestyle. Have a healthy and balanced diet, with fresh and juicy fruits at least twice daily, and stay well hydrated. Do exercise daily for at least 30 minutes. Walking, in open air, is the safest as well as the best should you have no other health related constraints. Early morning yoga, pranayam and meditation shall also help you keep focussed, relaxed and help you connect with yourself better. It would facilitate face things, as they come, with ease and also enjoy every moment of your life by being able able to give your best, irrespective. Life is indeed a beautiful gift of God, and I would advise you to remain mentally strong, believe in yourself, and have faith and hope that there always is light at the end of the tunnel, however dark the tunnel may appear to be. If possible, a trip to some hill station or some scenic natural place with plenty of greenery can help you relax, rejuvenate, feel blessed, think clearly and have a fresh perspective. Hope this helps. Do take care, and I wish you all the very best.
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Should I make any changes to my diet or lifestyle before starting cancer treatment?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Sir, one has to adapt to a simple and healthy lifestyle for prevention and treatment of cancer. Lifestyle should include healthy food, fruits vegetables obtained from organic sources, exercise, avoiding fatty and junk food, avoiding preservatives, fresh food, avoid tobacco alcohol pollution pesticides radiation exposure etc. During treatment care is even more stringent.
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Q) to ONCOLOGIST-- 74 years old male with a case of Adenocarcinoma of oesophagus and we have given three chemotherapy cycle and his Upper GISCOPY shows decrease in the lesion and even PET scan shows complete resolution of all the nodes. But the values of tumor markers -- 1) NSE - previous - 20.14 and after chemo - 28.5 2) beta2 microglobulin - previous -2713 and after chemo - 2753 I want to know the reason for increase in the values of tumour marker after chemotherapy.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
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74 years old male with a case of Adenocarcinoma of oesophagus and we have given three chemotherapy...
Dear lybrate-user, adenocarcinoma in esophagus occurs at the lower end. Unless contraindicated treatment is by surgery. Rising markers after chemotherapy suggests the spread elsewhere though locally there is good response.
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My brother has been diagnosed with sarcoma of the intestine & suspected SMA. what should he do ?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Has he undergone surgery, if yes then further treatment will depend on histopathology reports. Prior to surgery complete metastatic work up must be done, or pet scan to rule out metastases.
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I am suffering from fistula since last 18 years. When I was of 15 I got operated for same and seems to be cured. But from last 3 years it's appears again and effectively having two separate point leading pain and excrete from anus. please guide me, I am in a fear that it's not become cancer or else. Is it right to be operated once again. Your guidance highly anticipated.

MBBS, MD - Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterologist, Thrissur
Hello Sir, it looks like you have got recurrent fistula and it definetely calls for surgery again. You need to consult surgeon near by and get investigated with MRI fistulogram or TRUS and based on report, nature of surgery will be discussed.
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Sir, what are main causes of cancer. Is tobacco leads to cancer. Please help me. Give me some advices.

FACS, MBBS, MS - General Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Comon causes of cancer in india are -1tobaco, and tobaco prduct s. Pan supari 2alcohal highfat foods, over weight, infections like -hiv hepatitis, pappilloma virus ect, 3 genetic 4unknown casuses.
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Does anyone know the cost of cancer medicine Eribulin? I heard that this is very expensive? My mother is advised 1.4 mg/m2 over 2 to 5 minutes infusion on days 1 and 8 of a 21-day cycle for 3 cycles. Thanks in advance.

MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Oncology
Oncologist, Guntur
If you can contact company representative, ucan get medicine for lesser price. It is costly medicine. Company gives offers likeone cycle free after some doses.
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I am having multiple fibroadenoma in both breasts, which are very small. I had undergone surgery for fibroadenoma removal four times in the past approximately 6 years ago, which were bigger in size. I am having a doubt that" is this fibroadenoma will become cancerous tumor in the future and is there any diet restrictions to get it reduced. Can you please clarify my doubt.

PGDMLS, PGDHHM, LLB, PhD Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Gurgaon
Generally fibroadenomas do not turn cancerous. However, self examination on a monthly basis is recommended. In case you notice any change in their character or there is bloody discharge from nipple, general surgeon would examine and order usg and / or fnac besides other tests. Then depending on the results further action is planned. There is no need to remove all fibroadenomas,
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What should we do when cancer attack on human being increasing day by day severely?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, we must take care of our lifestyle, what we eat, where we stay, pollution, tobacco, radiation exposure industrial wastes etc which cause cancer and also must go for regular check up and examination for early diagnosis.
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I am 34. Having or suffering from small Rasouli in hand. What is the best way to get it of? Apart from operation.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
If it is soft, mobile, well defined it may be benign and can be observed. Otherwise you can get a needle biopsy done to know the nature of lump. There is no other option to get rid of lump than to excise it, if it is benign.
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I am 33 years old I have lipomas multiple in my body does they do any harm to me what can I do I asked about it to my doctor but he said if I want to remove he will do surgery but I want to know whether they cause cancer in future.

Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. Lipomas are benign, and the risk of them getting malignant is usually very low. Nevertheless, should it be concerning you owing to cosmetic reasons, you may decide to get them surgically removed. Simultaneously, I would advise you to take care of your dietary habits and lifestyle first. Should you be taking more of oily, fatty & sweet foods, do cut down your intake of such foods, and focus instead on more of green leafy vegetables & fresh fruits on a day to day basis. Include foods rich in protein, in your diet too. Taking a glass of lukewarm water in which a tsp of honey and juice of half a lemon are mixed thoroughly, early morning empty stomach, for about 1 - 2 months shall help reduce not only obesity but also may help reduce lipoma (s). At the same time, do incorporate daily exercises, yoga & walking for at least 30 to 45 minutes irrespective, unless you have any physical constraints that do not allow you so. Relaxing and de-stressing yourself regularly is equally important for your overall health. Hope this helps. So take care and all the very best. Sincerely
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My Mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and undergone surgery. We want to monitor for every 2 months. Please suggest me which test we have to go for? Which scan will show tumour is decreasing. Thanks.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Post surgery, has your mother received chemotherapy? she needs evaluation by ca125 and ctscan to evaluate the status. Annually you can also do pet ct scan to rule out metastases.
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