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Dr. Shanthi

Oncologist, Chennai

100 at clinic
Dr. Shanthi Oncologist, Chennai
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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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I am having multiple fibroadenoma in both breasts, which were very small" Is this fibroadenoma will become cancerous tumors in the future and is there any diet restrictions to get it reduced. Can you please answer my question.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear mam, fibroadenomas are benign tumour and do not become malignant usually. You should get fnac confirmation to be really sure of it. You can either get it operated or just monitor periodically. Medicines used for this have side effects, so I will not recommend. Nothing related to diet may help but do regular work out.

I am suffering by AVN (avascular necrosis) followed by excessive steroids-dexamethasone (in chemotherapy treatment for breast Cancer in my left breast) since last three years, taking homeopathic remedies such as Calcareous Hypophos, but still to much pain & my bone shape is changed. please suggest me better remedies.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician
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Avascular necrosis (AVN), also called osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, or ischemic bone necrosis, is a condition that occurs when there is loss of blood to the bone. Because bone is living tissue that requires blood, an interruption to the blood supply causes bone to die. If not stopped, this process eventually causes the bone to collapse. Avascular necrosis most commonly occurs in the upper leg. Other common sites are the upper arm, knees, shoulder, and ankles.The goals of treatment for AVN are to improve or ensure function of the affected joint, stop the progression of bone damage, and reduce pain. The best treatment will depend on a number of factors, including: Your age Stage of the disease Location and amount of bone damage Cause of AVN If the cause of your avascular necrosis is identified, treatment will include efforts to manage the underlying condition. For example, if AVN is caused by blood clots, your doctor will prescribe medications to dissolve clots. If inflammation of the arteries is responsible, your doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory medicines. While these nonsurgical treatments may slow the progression of avascular necrosis, most people with the condition eventually need surgery. Surgical options include: Bone grafts, which involve removing healthy bone from one part of the body and using it to replace the damaged bone Osteotomy, a procedure that involves cutting the bone and changing its alignment to relieve stress on the bone or joint Total joint replacement, which involves removing the damaged joint and replacing it with a synthetic joint Core decompression, a procedure that involves removing part of the inside of the bone to relieve pressure and allow new blood vessels to form Vascularized bone graft, a procedure that uses the patient's own tissue to rebuild diseased or damaged hip joints; the surgeon first removes the bone with the poor blood supply from the hip and then replaces it with the blood-vessel-rich bone from another site, such as the fibula, the smaller bone located in the lower leg.

Am I more at risk if my relatives have cancer? What do cancer stages and grades mean?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician
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risk depends on cancer, not all cancer have risk. stage means spreading of cancer, grades signifies the severity.

My father is 61 years old and has been diagnosed with enlarged prostate .PSA is coming at 33.5 what are my options. He has a high blood sugar condition as well.

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS, MBBS
Urologist
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My father is 61 years old and has been diagnosed with enlarged prostate .PSA is coming at 33.5 what are my options. H...
Start him on antibiotics and alpha blockers in consultation with your urologist. Lf PSA does not come down he will need a prostate biopsy.

He is suffering from a lot of blood vomits. I think it maybe cancer. What are the various causes by which one can suffer from this deadly disease called cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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There may be other causes of blood in vomit but don't ignore, please get endoscopy done to rule out any problem. Smoking, alcohol, spicy food, helicobactor infection may be risk factors for upper git or stomach cancer.

My grandma has a breast cancer disease. And her age about to 83 years. So please suggest me in this age operation of this disease is the right step for her? she is not courageous lady. So she is not suffered by operation more?

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist
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The primary treatment of breast cancer is surgery. Age is not a contraindication of surgery. If their is no other significant co-morbidity, proceed with surgery.

What's the cause of cancer? And please guide me what is the actual treatment? Then I will be grateful. Please guide me please.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Sir, cancer is caused by abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells. Mostly the cause starts at genetic level when due to some faulty signals the cell grow uncontrolled and autonomously. This can be due to some chemicals, pollution pesticides radiation exposure industrial affluent, tobacco etc. Treatment depends on site of disease, stage, general condition and histopathology. It can be done by surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy etc.

What is the solution for enlarged prostrate ?

PG Dip. in Psychosexual Medicine, DPM, PG Dip(Medico Legal), MD, DHPh(UK), MBBS
Sexologist
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I think that I have cancer but hesitate to tell my parents I have a very small swelling on left side of neck near jaw And I have rough skin cell on my back which get removed by hand but emerge again Also I feel tiredness and have very light hair fall.

M.D (Radiotherapy), MBBS
Oncologist
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I think that I have cancer but hesitate to tell my parents
I have a very small swelling on left side of neck near jaw...
There is nothing to be afraid but you should tell all these things to your parents and doctor. You don't have cancer so just relax and tell your parents.

In lungs cancer 4 stage chemotherapy or radiation therapy is possible.Please tell.

DNB ( Radiation Oncology), MBBS
Oncologist
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It depends on the general condition of the patient. Also stage 4 means usually palliation, so the intention is not cure, but a reasonable quality of life and if possible disease control. May be palliative chemotherapy if patient can tolerate and palliative radiation if the patient has painful bone metastasis or brain metastasis.

I am 32 years old female, I want to know what are the preventive measures that we as females need to take to be safe from breast and cervical cancer. How can we improve our lifestyles.

DNB (Oncology), M.B.B.S
Oncologist
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Hi, We are having many screening tests for breast and cervix. Healthy lifestyle including proper exercise, sleep, food helps to prevent cancer. Obesity is one for cause for breast cancer. Clinical breast examination, self Brest examination, mammogram are the screening tools for Breast. Pap smear is the screening tool for Cervical cancer. You need to be physically present for these screening procedures.

Sir I want to know can oral cancer permanently curable?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology
Oncologist
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Hi, yes early stage oral cancer can be permanently cured if the risk factor like tobacco chewing and smoking etc are stopped. Up to 30% of advanced cancers may also be cured with appropriate treatment.

I am 64 years old male and is tobacco addict. What tests I should go for to rule out any malignant development of cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir, you must quit tobacco first of all as nearly 40 % cancers may be related to tobacco. You must get yourself thoroughly checked by a physician For any ulceration, lump, chest xray, ultrasound, psa, CEA, stool for occult blood, Routine urine and ENT evaluation. All these are mostly included in cancer preventive health packages.

COMPLEX THICK WALLED OVARIAN CYST. Please I was diagnose with a complex thick walled ovarian cyst. Could this be ovarian cancer? How can I handle this cos my heart is popping out of my body. Please anyone with similar case?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist
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COMPLEX THICK WALLED OVARIAN CYST.
Please I was diagnose with a complex thick walled ovarian cyst. Could this be ovar...
Yes, this may have cancer. Please get a ca 125 and cect abdomen and pelvis and consult a surgical oncologist or gynaec surgeon at the earliest. You need to get that ovary removed to assess the exact nature of that cyst. Please get operated at a place, with frozen section facility, so that a decision may be taken during the surgery. If it is cancer and you have completed your family, then you may need to get both ovaries and uterus removed, alongwith surgical staging for ovarian cancer.

I have got a lump in my breast should I remove it or will it gradually go. I is been there for three years?

FACS, MBBS, MS - General Surgery
Oncologist
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Dear lybrate-user please get it operated immedietly and biopsy ithe removed tumour.-for further management. If it comes out to be cancer. Bu donot worry there is a treatment.

I've lymph node at the right side of the skull base, behind the ear. This is for 3 days now and it's swollen a bit & painful when I turn my neck. Which specialty doctor to consult.

MD Radiation Oncology, ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist, DM Medical Oncology (Pursuing)
Oncologist
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I've lymph node at the right side of the skull base, behind the ear. This is for 3 days now and it's swollen a bit & ...
This appears to be a swelling caused due to infection. You need to consult an ent doctor. Start doing gargle with warm water along with 1 small spoon of salt.

What are the symptoms of cancer? What are its affects on human body? What are precautions for cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Cancer presents due to uncontrolled proliferation of cells, may present as lump mostly painless, unexplained weight loss, bleeding from any site, cough, difficulty in swallowing, altered bowel habits etc depending on organ effected. Due to uncontrolled growth they not only exhaust body resources but also can cause disruption of body functions and can also go to other organ affecting their functions leading organ failure. Healthy lifestyle and routine screening are helpful.

What is Medicine for prostrate glands

MD - Oncology
Oncologist
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there is no medicine for enlarged prostate gland , its surgery . if malignant lesion then anti androgen like Bicalutamide and GNRH Analogue can reduce the size but if operable then either surgery or Radiotherapy can be the treatment.

I am 19 years old. I took treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma of radiation and chemotherapy. Radiation 35 sittings in month of may-june. chemotherapy 3 cycles. From past six months I am not able to eat solid food. Salivary glands have to reactivate. Now what should I do. From when can I eat and how to reactivate my salivary glands.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Usually within two to three months time the salivary functions are regained to a great extent post treatment, however it all depends od the extent of disease and nodal status and dose of radiation to major salivary glands. Meanwhile you can try with artificial salivary preparation like mouth wet /aqwet spray to keep your mouth lubricated. You must gargle regularly and take steam inhalation to reduce inflammation. Chewing gums, sour food, chewing rubbery materials some times augments salivary secretions. Always take solid food accompanied by some liquid drinks like buttermilk, juices, water, milk etc so that it may not get stuck in throat.
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