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Dr. Shanthi

Oncologist, Chennai

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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
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Dr. Shanthi is one of the best Oncologists in Tambaram East, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Christudas Hospital in Tambaram East, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanthi on Lybrate.com.

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What is the relation between breast fibroadenoma and estrogen levels in a 23 year old female person? What is the exact reason for the cause of fibroadenoma? Any kind of natural remedy for this?

BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
Fibroadenoma is due to estrogen hormone dysfunction and it play major role in development. Taking contraceptive pill before age of 20 is majo chance development of fibroids, in homeopathic calcarea flour 6x and phytolaca is best medicine for fibroids.

Is it necessary to go for chemotherapy before I go for bone marrow transplant. I went for chemotherapy around 2 years back but the symptoms of cancer seem to have returned so my doctor advised me to go for a transplant. So I just want to know whether I need to go for chemotherapy again before the transplant or not.

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Mohali
Trust your doctors. If they are advising BMT-Bone Marrow Transplant then obviously they are not satisfied with the result- as you have recurred. You are young so they want to give you the best.
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Hi, I am 37 years old female, I just went for mammography for breast, I was having pain in the armpits since last 10 days, now the report shows Both breasts show scattered fibroglandular parenchyma. No focal lesion is seen. No skin thickening, nipple retraction or suspicious microcalcification cluster seen. Small left axillary lymph node seen. Normal study (BIRADS-I).

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
According to the American Cancer Society, about 10% of women who have a mammogram will be called back for more tests. But only 8% to 10% of those women will need a biopsy and 80% of those biopsies turn out be benign.
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Hi Sir, My aunt is 60 and she is recently diagnosed pancreatic cancer and advised 12 chemo. Survival chance?

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Survival depends on many factors like stage of disease, general condition of patient to tolerate the treatment and response to chemotherapy .

Maintain a Healthy Prostate Through Exercise, Proper Diet and Supplements

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Maintain a Healthy Prostate Through Exercise, Proper Diet and Supplements

Avoid Prostatitis: Maintain a Healthy Prostate Through Exercise, Proper Diet and Supplements

Studies show that prostate health becomes a great concern with age, especially for men over the age of 60, yet they recommend that the issue be considered far in advance so that men can take precautionary measures as early as at the age of 35. While it is possible to reverse the damage, it is preferable to prevent prostate problems from ever happening in the first place. Furthermore, you need to be well informed of the grave potential side effects of the typical drugs prescribed for enlarged prostrate treatment.

Generally, the statistics for developing some form of enlarged prostrate are overwhelming, with about 50% of men over 70 requiring treatment. The medical term used for this prostate concern is prostatitis or benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). The word benign is used to refer to an enlarged prostate, as opposed to prostate cancer. There are numerous drugs available on the market to treat BPH, some of which have recently issued warning labels stating the risk of BPH turning into prostate cancer. In fact, some of the drugs used can increase the risk for cancer, or make the cancer more aggressive. Considering this disturbing prospect, doctors recommend preventative measures that involve exercises, consuming healthy prostate foods, and taking prostate supplements. Exercises, particularly those that involve the prostate, are highly recommended as you get older. In fact, doctors advise men to have sex on a regular basis, since it not only provides exercise for your prostate, but also prevents the re-absorption of sperm and other fluids, which can cause immunological issues. This may be a bit of challenge for older men, especially due to the absence of a sexual partner. However, it is recommended that older people have sex at least twice a week.

Proper diet can also impact your prostate health significantly. It is advisable to consume as much organic, raw food, as possible. Some healthy prostate foods include fruits and vegetables rich in lycopene, cartenoids and vitamins, like broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, and green tea. Proper diet also involves limiting the consumption of carbohydrates like grains, fructose, and sugar, to help you maintain optimal insulin levels and reduce your cancer risk. You should also avoid trans fat, pasteurized dairy products, and highly processed or charcoaled meats.

Besides the food options noted above that can enhance your overall prostate health, you also need various vitamins and supplements that have been proven to improve prostate health. These include Zinc, lycopene, pumpkin seed oil, Vitamin B-6, Nettle Root extract, Pygeum Africanum Bark Extract, and Saw Palmetto Berry Extract -all of which have been clinically proven to impede prostatitis.

Prostate Support from supplements can be a comprehensive and balanced mixture of the most popular nutrients and herbs that function collaboratively to provide support and assist in the relief of symptoms associated with prostatitis. The ingredients found in most prostate supplements offer unparalleled prostate protection. For instance, pygeum contains phytosterols that minimize inflammation in the prostate; Saw Palmetto relieves prostate enlargement by inhibiting the release of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) and preventing it from binding in the prostrate; zinc reduces prostate inflammation; and pumpkin seed oil treats micturition problems of BPH stages 1 and 2.

Diagnosis And Treatment For Testicular Cancer

European Society For Medical Oncology certification, DM - Oncology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS, Fellowship in Bone Marrow Transplant
Oncologist, Faridabad
Diagnosis And Treatment For Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is a rare and serious disease in which malignant or cancer cells form in one or both tissues of testicles. It is the most common type of cancer in the males aged between 20 to 30 years. Testosterone and sperms are produced in the testicles of the males. Almost all testicular cancerous cells begin from germ cells. There are two types of germ cell tumors - Seminomas and Non-Seminomas respectively.

Seminomas and non-seminomas occur almost about equally. But a mixture of the two types of cells is treated as non-seminomas only. Further, the seminomas and non-seminomas are subdivided. The seminomas are divided into classical seminoma and spermatocytes-seminoma. And the non-seminomas are further divided into embryonal carcinoma, yolk sac carcinoma, choriocarcinoma and teratoma.

What causes testicular cancer?
The exact cause of testicular cancer is unknown. Researchers have not been able to find out the reason that causes it. However, there are certain risk factors that increase the chances of having testicular cancer. An undescended testicle might be the cause of testicular cancer. Abnormal testicle contributes to the risk factors of the disease. If anyone has had the disease previously in the family, then it increases the risk factor. Also, research shows that white people are 4.5 times at more risk for testicular cancer than black people.

What are the symptoms?
Some may experience no symptoms of it at all, while others have symptoms like aching, the swelling in the scrotum, and sudden weight gain. A lump might also be noticed on either side of the testicles if affected by this disease. Hence, if these symptoms are observed, it is important to get a diagnosis by a medical expert. The symptoms are not yet clearly stated by the researchers, but the above-mentioned symptoms are said to be prevalent in people with testicular cancer.Do not try any measures to diagnose on your own, refer to the concerned doctor as this is a serious disease.

How to diagnose testicular cancer?
If a person, experiences any of the above-mentioned symptoms, the person must seek the medical help immediately. The doctor will prescribe a few tests to diagnose the condition. The tests include an Ultrasound to get the image of Scrotum and testicles and a few blood tests to know the levels of tumor markers in the blood. If these tests confirm a lump then a surgery is done to remove the lump and further test if the lump is cancerous. Also, the type and the stage of the cancer is determined.

What are the treatment options?
Treatments are decided depending on the stage and type of cancer. The different treatment options available are Surgery to remove testicles, Surgery to remove the nearby lymph nodes, Radiation therapy, and Chemotherapy. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I need a diet chart for my sister (45 years old) who was just diagnosed with lung cancer.

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), PG Diploma In Clinical Counseling, PG Diploma In Oncology & Haematology (A.M), Ayurveda (I) Certification, Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) (Cine-Med Inc. USA), Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Certificate Course in Homeopathic Oncology
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help for your sister. Well, from a diet standpoint, I would advise in general a low glycemic, low fat, fibre rich, antioxidant rich, deeply pigmented foods including amla, carrot, broccoli, spinach, tomato, apple, peach, strawberry, cranberry, sweet potato, red cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, red and purple grapes, berries, red bell pepper, whole grains etc. All. The above-mentioned is subject to her medical oncologist's concurrence, however. For a detailed diet plan, you may connect with all relevant details, including the diagnostics/ treatment history thus far. Do take care and all the very best.
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HI, I am female. My CA 125 (ECLIA) value come 10.89 U/mL. And A. F. P serum (ECLIA) value comes 1.29 IU/mL. What does it mean.

Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
CA 125 is the only tumor marker recommended for clinical use in the diagnosis and management of ovarian cancer. The reference range of CA 125 is 0-35 units/mL (0-35 kU/L). The cutoff of 35 kU/L for CA 125 was determined from the distribution of values in healthy individuals to include 99% of the normal population.
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