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Dr. S Sivakumar

Oncologist, Chennai

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Dr. S Sivakumar is a renowned Oncologist in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. You can meet Dr. S Sivakumar personally at The Guest Hospital in Poonamallee High Road, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. S Sivakumar on Lybrate.com.

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My wife's skin under the breasts becomes reddish-type. There is no itching, but the reddishness increases in case of more sweat, and hot weather. She has tried candid powder, but it does not get fully cured, and comes back as soon as she stops. What should she do to cure it?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MRCS (Edinburgh), Fellowship In Breast Surgery, Fellowship In Onco-plastic Breast Surgery
Oncologist, Gurgaon
Sorry to hear about your wife's problem. This is commonly seen during the summer months and occurs due to increased sweating. It is also common in patients who wear under-wired bra's. Although it can be a common infection but because it is not getting cured, I would strongly urge you to get an ultrasound of the breast done to rule out a lump or any other condition. If your wife is pregnant, please make sure that you get an ultrasound and not a x-ray mammogram (because of radiation exposure).
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Am having tumour like things in my nipple, am a male, I had it so far when I was matured, and now am facing the same problem. please help me.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Male breast enlargement can be benign like in gynaecomastia, due to hormonal imbalance or malignant. You must see a surgeon to exactly rule out the cause. Sometimes there can be some anatomical variation in nipple, so it could also be natural but once you must show it to a doctor.
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Ovarian Cancer - Understanding the Early Signs

MD, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Ovarian Cancer - Understanding the Early Signs

Ovarian cancer occurs when there is a formation of tumor in the ovarian cells. This kind of cancer basically happens in the cells of the ovaries, which are responsible for the production of estrogen and progesterone the two female hormones. The ovaries themselves are the reproductive glands that produce and release eggs. When abnormal cells in these glands begin to grow and multiply, then a tumor begins to manifest, which leads to cancer. Let us find out more about ovarian cancer, including its early diagnosis.

Detecting Early Signs: The problem with this kind of cancer is that it produces vague symptoms in the beginning, which may be easy to dismiss. Yet, as per many medical reports, about 20% of the cases may be detected in the early stages, depending on the kind of cancer.

Symptoms and Early Signs: The earliest signs of this kind of cancer include bloating in the abdomen, as well as a feeling of excessive fullness after each and every meal. Many people tend to ignore such signs, but they must be reported to a doctor in case these signs are persistent and do not go away after a few days. Gradually, the patient will also show signs like lack of appetite and a failure to eat and retain food properly. An increase in the urge to urinate is also an early sign that must not be ignored.

Other Signs and Symptoms: As the cancer progresses, other signs and symptoms of the condition include indigestion, unexplained fatigue, Irregular menstrual cycles, pain during sexual intercourse and back pain as well as constipation. While these symptoms may occur due to a number of reasons, it is best to have the same checked by a doctor so that proper diagnosis may take place and cancer may be ruled out.

Diagnosis: For the earliest signs of the disease, the doctor will prescribe an ultrasound and an X-ray. These tests will help in creating an image of the internal organs that may have been affected. Also, CT and MRI scans will usually follow in such cases. Routine lab tests will also be conducted with the help of blood and urine samples.

Pap Smear: One of the best ways of early diagnosis is with the help of a regular Pap Smear test. This test is usually taken by extracting a sample from the vaginal area so that the doctor may study any growth or anomalies in the cervical and ovarian cells. One must have this test done on a regular basis after going through child birth and even after reaching one’s thirties, so that any change may be detected at the earliest. It is said that every woman must go through this test annually as a matter of priority. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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What is the primary structure of cancer, how a man know this and probably of male breast cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer may affect any and every organ of the body. Breast nodules or lumps are the usual presentation in males and need to be evaluated by clinical examination and biopsy. Males cancers are easily picked as they are superficial and easily identified by simple self examination.
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Cancer - How You Can Prevent it?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Cancer -  How You Can Prevent it?

Cancer is a fatal health condition which should be avoided at any cost. There are several factors which may lead to different kinds of cancer and prevention is the only way to stay safe. By making some lifestyle changes and altering habits, cancer can be prevented. Here is what all you can do to keep this life-threatening disease at bay:

  1. Stop using tobacco: Using tobacco in any form may increase the chance of cancer in a person. Smoking leads to different types of cancer, such as lung, mouth, throat, pancreas, kidney, and bladder cancer. Chewing tobacco also may lead to oral and pancreatic cancer. Even passive smoking can cause cancer. Hence, try to avoid tobacco at any cost.

  2. A healthy diet: Including several food items in your daily diet will reduce the chance of cancer. You should consume a lot fresh fruits and vegetables and your diet should also include beans and grains. You should eat light and avoid high-calorie  food in order to prevent obesity. Alcohol should be consumed in moderation as alcohol leads to several types of cancer. You should lessen meat consumption too.

  3. Maintaining a healthy weight and staying physically active: If you maintain a healthy weight, the risks of various cancers such as breast, prostate and lung cancer are reduced. And physical activity is a must to maintain the right weight and fitness. Physical activity provides several health benefits and prevents cancer. Both moderate and rigorous physical workouts are essential.

  4. Protection from the sun: Skin cancer is caused due to overexposure to the sun and its harmful rays. In order to prevent skin cancer, you should avoid going out in the midday sun, the rays of which are very strong. Try to be in the shade while outside and wear loose fitting, light clothes. Cover all exposed areas of the skin, and do not apply excessive sunscreen on your skin.

  5. Immunization: For preventing cancer, you should stay away from several viral infections. For this, you require immunization against a number of infections. Hepatitis B increases the risk of liver cancer and the hepatitis B vaccine can be taken by adults for prevention and by those who undergo risky sexual activities. HPV or the human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted virus, leads to several cancers such as cervical and genital cancer. The HPV vaccine should be taken in order to prevent such cancers.

Adopt good habits, maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle and take the right vaccines to keep cancer away. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Homeopath.

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What are the symptoms of breast cancer in females when they at the age of 20 to 30. Is cancer is irrespective of age.

MS, DNB (Surgical Oncology)
Oncologist, Jodhpur
Breast cancer can happen in any age but it's likelihood increase as the age increases. Young age patient have often hereditary cancers which means it is based on some genetic defect and often have history of cancer in family. The symptom is painless lump or swelling in breast. Other symptom is nipple indrawing of recent onset. It is always advisable to meet a surgical oncologist or general surgeon by the age of 25 years or 10 year less than the age of cancer in family in case of hereditary cancers. In case of no family history of patient should meet to clinical for rourine screening by 30 years age and mammogram (x ray) of both the breasts by 40 years. It should always consult as and when one noted any symptom of the breast with special alarming are above mentioned symptoms. Hope this will help you.
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Meri mummy ke berest cancer hai or 2nd stage hai or doctor ne bola hai inke 2 operation ho sakte ak pura breast nikalna hai ya berest mai jo tumer hai usa nikalne mai bhi thik ho sakta hai dono operation ka result same hai iske liya advice chaiye ?

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist, Howrah
The two operations are 1. Mastectomy- whole breast along with the tumour is removed 2. Lumpectomy- only the tumour with some normal surrounding breast is removed in case of mastectomy, if the tumour is small (<5 cm) and axillary lymph nodes are negative, then usually no radiotherapy is given. But in case of lumpectomy, it is usually followed by radiotherapy. In both situation the survival remains same. The biggest advantage of lumpectomy is psychological as the breast is not totally removed.
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My surgical oncologist says radiation therapy is not advised based on the stage 2 of carcinoma medullari. Biopsy of mastectomy breast shows no affected no nodes. 19 nodes are not affected. But clearance is 2mm. Er & pr is -ve. Undergoing herceptine treatment. 6 chemotherapy are done. But radiologist said radiation therapy is must. Kindly advise.

UICC International Fellow in Oncollogy , ESTRO certification in Head and neck oncology, MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Jamnagar
If breast conservation surgery (bcs) has been done, you should go for radiation. 2 mm margin is close margin.
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Hi I am 34 years old woman, I have 4 big and 4 small epidermal cyst (not sebaceous cyst) on my scalp, duration 3 to 4 years, no pain no other sufferings and movable, so what can I do now ?

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. I would advise you to try the following natural steps that may help reduce the inflammation and possibly prevent a recurrence as well - (a) streamline your diet. Include more of leafy greens and fresh fruits including red grapes. Minimize intake of spicy, oily, fatty, and high calorie foods including fast foods. (b) stay hydrated well. Take at least 8 to 10 glasses of filtered water daily (c) avoid constipation at all costs. Exercise daily for 30 to 45 minutes. (d) take'sporlac' (probiotic) tablets once daily for the next 21 days. (e) take'haridra' (himalaya) capsules 250 mg, twice daily for next 1 month after food. (f) take 250 ml of fresh pineapple juice (unsweetened) daily. (g) do not squeeze the cyst for it may be painful and lead to infections/ inflammations. Nevertheless, you should consult an experienced dermatologist/ cosmetologist here and seek his/ her opinion on the way forward, as well. You may also decide to remove the bigger ones through surgery should you find them causing inconvenience. Now a days, laser surgery is known to minimize invasion and helps reduce the overall scar length to inconspicuously small, about a third of the cyst diameter. However, it does not guarantee a recurrence or permanent cure though. Do take care and all the very best. Sincerely.
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My breasts skin getting loose. I want a fit and maintained figure for my husband love. What can I do?

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected, hi practically no remedy is definite for your query. Just apply your inner sense to love your husband at peak through all your senses as that is not only dependent on texture of breast at all. Thanks regards.
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I am 24 years male and have infection in mouth. Is it cancer. Please suggest me?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
You need to see an ent surgeon to establish the diagnosis whether infection or something more serious. Cancer is not infection so don't worry. If it is some kind of bacterial or fungal infection it can be treated by antibiotics.
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Why we can not stop the growth of the cancer cell and why the ratio of diabetes in america is high.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is caused by abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells which may be triggered by some genetic mutations may be due to chemicals, pollution, radiation etc. Since the cause lies at genetic level the treatment has to be at that level only, but it's really very difficult to find out faulty gene which is controlling the whole process, lots of researches are going on, we may have some solutions in years to come. American lifestyle, eating habits are responsible for lifestyle related illness.
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Sir, how much is the recovery chance of AML (acute myeloid leukemia). The patient is 7 years old girl.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
Childhood leukaemias have better prognosis if diagnosed early and started treatment. Have positive hopes. I wish your child a long life.
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Is there any medicine of bone cancer. If yes wt are the perfect medicine for that.

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user, bone cancer is of many varieties. To give you exact version I need to know the full details of bone cancer as regards type, site of involvement and the extent of involvement. If you mean preventive measures for bone cancer, healthy balanced diet with adequate calcium and vitamin d are helpful. Berry fruits considered to contain vitamin b17 is regarded as the best preventive agent for bone cancer, also flex seeds and sesame seeds are also known to have same effects.
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Is there is any treatment of triple negative breast cancer with immunotherapy or is there is any drug that is FDA approved for use in immunotherapy in the patients having triple negative breast cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
No, Hormone therapy and herceptin is not advised for triple negative and they have to be on regular follow up.
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I am 32 year lady. My baby age is only 5 days. I eant to now what should I take precautions for breast cancer.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
nothing significant at present, but you may do regular self breast examination, and periodic examination by a doctor and ultrasound of the breast
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How stomach cancer starts in upper abdomen. Because I am feeling lumpy when observing with hands on my stomach.

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
How stomach cancer starts in upper abdomen. Because I am feeling lumpy when observing with hands on my stomach.
It necessarily does not means that you are having cancer - it could be cyst/tumor. You better do a ct scan on whole abdomen to conclude further.
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Doctor Sir/Madam, Sub: Prostate Gland Enlargement and Stone removing from urine bladder, is it any treatment without operation? I am asking about my father health. My father age is 90, he is suffering with Enlargement of Prostate Gland (EPG). please advice

Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Healthcare Management, MD - Consultant Physician, Fellowship Critical Care Management
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Doctor Sir/Madam, Sub: Prostate Gland Enlargement and Stone removing from urine bladder, is it any treatment without ...
Greetings, surgery is the only and best remedy. Of course considering his age, it will be checked whether he is fit for surgery or not. There are state of art equipment's available now days for all these problems. With maximum 1-2 days of stay in the hospital.
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