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Dr. Soundaravalli Harris

MBBS, MD - Radiotherapy

Oncologist, Chennai

47 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Soundaravalli Harris MBBS, MD - Radiotherapy Oncologist, Chennai
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Dr. Soundaravalli Harris is a popular Oncologist in Chetpet, Chennai. Doctor has been a successful Oncologist for the last 47 years. Doctor has completed MBBS, MD - Radiotherapy . You can consult Dr. Soundaravalli Harris at VS Hospitals - Advanced Cancer Care in Chetpet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Soundaravalli Harris and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - University of Madras - 1971
MD - Radiotherapy - University of Madras - 1986
Professional Memberships
Association of Radiation Oncologists of India (AROI)
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Tamilnadu Medical Council

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What is the cancer? What reason of the cancer? What medicine of cancer and which therapy used the cancer disease?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled growth of cells usually caused by some abnormal mutations or change in genes which control the cell growth and due to faulty genes it loses control over cells and they become autonomous and uncontrolled. Usually treàted by surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or combination of all
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My father is suffering from skin cancer n he is in zero stage so can ayurvedic medicine cure dat disease?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Stage zero is a very good type of skin cancer, best to get him operated and get the lesion removed and cured. Ayurvedic medicine may or may not act that effectively.
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Hi All, Hope you are doing well. I have been suffering from breast cancer. Taking medicine and check up regularly. Can you please suggest which type of food or fruits need to take and exercise as well. Thanks in advance. Have a great weekend!

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Dear, if you have been treated for breast cancer and are cured you can take any type of fruit you like the most. Do active exercises, eat balanced diet, avoid obesity and you will do well.
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How Can You Prevent Breast Cancer?

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
How Can You Prevent Breast Cancer?

If you are concerned about breast cancer, you should know about the steps you can take to prevent the condition. Breast cancer is a type of cancer developing from the breast tissue. Symptoms such as a lump in the breast, fluid flowing from the nipple, changes in the shape of the breast and occurrence of red scaly patches on the breast denote breast cancer.

You need to make certain lifestyle changes in order to prevent breast cancer. The ways you should adopt include the following:

  1. Limit your alcohol intake: The more you consume alcohol, the more you put yourself at the risk of getting breast cancer. It is recommended for you not to drink more than one drink per day. Small amounts of alcohol increase the risk of breast cancer as well.

  2. Abstain from smoking: There is a direct link between tobacco smoking and breast cancer, and the risk is even more in premenopausal women. You should quit smoking to reduce the risk of breast cancer along with many other conditions, which can develop because of the ill-effects of smoking.

  3. Control your weight: Obese women are more prone to breast cancer when compared with women with a healthy weight. This is especially true when obesity occurs at a later stage in life, after menopause.

  4. Keep physically active: Regular physical activity is essential for you to maintain a healthy weight, which is important for preventing breast cancer. 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercises or 75 minutes of vigorous exercises are recommended along with strength training.

  5. Breastfeed: Breastfeeding plays an important role in preventing breast cancer. The more you breastfeed your baby, the more protected you are from breast cancer.

  6. Limit the dosage and duration of hormone therapy: If you undertake combination hormone therapy for more than three to five years, you are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer. In case you are taking hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms, you should talk to your doctor about alternative options such as non-hormonal therapy and medications. If you still require hormonal therapy, you must use the lowest dose that will be effective.

  7. Avoid exposure to radiation and pollution: Certain medical imaging procedures like computerized tomography involves radiation of high doses. There is a link between breast cancer and radiation exposure. Thus, you should abstain from getting exposed to radiation and avoid taking such tests if it is not very urgent.

Maintaining a healthy diet also helps in reducing your risk of developing breast cancer. You should include food items which are plant based in your regular diet, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and legumes. Also, consume healthy fats such as olive oil instead of red meat and butter. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult an oncologist.

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Earlier my father was taking Urimax D for a slightly enlarged prostate. Was advised to take solid 8 mg 2 months back. But he is now not able to control his bladder and often is passing urine involuntarily. Shall h go back to Urimax D?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FRCS - Urology, KTP Greenlight Laser Surgery Training
Urologist, Gurgaon
Earlier my father was taking Urimax D for a slightly enlarged prostate. Was advised to take solid 8 mg 2 months back....
He will benefit from a re-evaluation for his BPH and bladder irritability both. Needs full investigation including DRE ,CBC PSA KFT urine RM and Culture and sensitivity HBAIC, USG KUB, PVR, Uroflowmetry, Urodynamic study and decision for Medical or Surgical treatment thereafter. Urimax D with Solifenacin for sometime with a small course of antibiotic and bladder training and diabetic control is one option but after full urological evaluation.
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Understanding the Stages & Symptoms of Uterine Cancer

MBBS, MD
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Understanding the Stages & Symptoms of Uterine Cancer

The uterus is a very important organ within the human reproductive system as this is the chamber where an embryo grows into a baby. Due to a multitude of factors, the incidence of uterine cancer has been on the rise. Let's look at some of its symptoms.

Symptoms of uterine cancer: When cells within the uterus grow abnormally and turn malignant, it may be termed as uterine cancer. This may be in the form of a fibroid or tumor or be part of the uterine tissue itself. It may be caused due to a multitude of factors such as late menopause, radiation exposure, estrogen treatments and many others. Some of the common symptoms for uterine cancer could be:

  • Pain in the abdomen, lower back and especially the pelvic area.
  • Pain during urination,
  • Weight loss without any apparent reason
  • Vaginal bleeding with or without discharge
  • Pain during sex

Stages of uterine cancer: Before we understand the stages of uterine cancer you need to know how doctors diagnose the various stages. This is done by the three following steps in the TNM method:

  1. Tumor: Doctors try and search for tumors and locate them within the uterus, estimate its size and whether it is malignant or not.
  2. Node: If the tumor is malignant, then doctors try to find out whether the tumor has reached the lymph nodes or not.
  3. Metastasis: Doctors look for Metastasis, which is whether the cancer has spread to other organs within the body and to what extent.

Stages of cancer: Cancer is primarily grouped in five stages from 0 to V according to the T, N and M stages mentioned below.

  • Stage 0 - This is a very early stage of cancer where the cells have malignant growth but are still small in number and haven't spread anywhere.
  • Stage I - If the cancer has developed a little, but is restricted within the uterus, it is considered as stage one. This is also further divided into Stage 1A and 1B.
  • Stage II - When the cancer has started spreading, but only to some parts of the cervix from the uterus, it is diagnosed as stage 2 uterine cancer.
  • Stage III - Categorized into Stage IIIA, Stage IIIB, Stage IIIC1 and Stage IIIC2, it is primarily where the cancer has spread to other organs, but it is only limited to the pelvic area.
  • Stage IV A - When the cancer has gone beyond the pelvic area and also spread to the rectum and bladder area.
  • Stage IV B - This is where the cancer has metastasized in the groin area or gone to other organs within the body as well.
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I am 54 years old and feeling low for the last few days and unable to speak freely. Are these signs of some type of cancer or depression?

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 Mr. lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. You seem to be depressed. However, I would advise you to consult a general physician who can clinically evaluate and advise appropriately. Simultaneously, a little bit of change in diet/ lifestyle may also help cope up suitably. Taking ginger tea (without milk) may help overcome depression, indigestion and nausea, if any. Have a healthy and balanced diet, preferably Mediterranean one and stay well hydrated. Exercising daily for at least 30 minutes can help too. Walking, in open air, is the safest as well as the best should you have no other health related constraints. Early morning yoga, breathing exercises and meditation shall also help you keep focused, 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. 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 all the very best. Sincerely,
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Sir, please share me about the causes of cancer, how can we overcome it. What are the situations of cancer. Is the tobacco is a cause of cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, cancer is usually caused by some abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells which may be triggered by some genetic mutations or changes. The cause of this genetic change may be some carcinogens like tobacco, alcohol, pesticides, artificial colours and adulterated food, pollution, radiation exposure etc. It may present as lump, ulceration, abnormal bleeding, weight loss, difficulty in swallowing, changed bowel habits, hoarseness or change of voice etc. Tobacco either smoking or smokeless Is responsible for nearly 40%of cancers.
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My father is suffering from prostate problem, his prostate size is 48 cc, is it curable with medicine? Some body advised to do turp/hole surgery. To do this surgery urine culture should be sterile? Pls suggest me.

MCh - Urology, Visiting Fellow Andrology and Men's Health, Visiting Physician Urology and Andrology, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, Master of Surgery, MBBS, EUREP USI Fellowship
Urologist, Gurgaon
My father is suffering from prostate problem, his prostate size is 48 cc, is it curable with medicine? Some body advi...
Sir the need for surgery does not depend on the size but the severity of symptoms. However in cases with blood in urine, retention of urine, or damage to kidneys suspected due to prostate, surgery may be required irrespective of symptoms. Urine culture should be sterile prior to the surgery in case it is required.
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