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Dr. Soundaravalli Harris

MBBS, MD - Radiotherapy

Oncologist, Chennai

46 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Soundaravalli Harris MBBS, MD - Radiotherapy Oncologist, Chennai
46 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Soundaravalli Harris is a popular Oncologist in Chetpet, Chennai. Doctor has been a successful Oncologist for the last 46 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 are the precautions for cancer? Is there something related to age or food habits? How does it actually happens?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells. It usually effects elderly age groups when the natural immunity is low, but now a days due to faulty lifestyle, junk food, food containing carcinogens like pesticides, artificial colours, chemicals to ripen it fast, carcinogenic metals like lead to enhance taste, preservatives etc start effecting younger generation. Also tobacco, pollution industry affluent etc are affecting all ages.
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Suffering fromPap smear with altered flora is there any possibility of cancer give me solution.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Altered flora is not cancer but if there is a doubt than get an biopsy done to rule out any pathology.
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My jiju has buccal mucosa cancer had 2 chemotherapy tumor is shrinking may b but swelling is still same recently WBC counts increased to 40 micro L higher thn normal does tht means cancers cells are spreading?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
The swelling is there does not mean it is not curing but will take time for the tumor's to resolve fully down
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Sir/Mam I am having a little ball like something in my left breast, when I press it I feel pain, I noticed it almost 2 years ago, I have not consulted any Dr. Yet, I want to know that, is it a serious matter or will it be fine itself?

DM - Oncology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Oncologist, Mumbai
I don't know how old you are, certainly serious problem for elderly, may not be problem for younger. But can't be said anything without seeing it. My opinion would be to consult good surgeon, do mammogram, and biopsy whenever if on mammogram it is above BIRADS CAT 4.
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I am 72 years old. Now I am suffering from prostate gland enlarge. Last month my PSA 10, 90 after taking medicine silodal D 8 at night. After one month my PSA 6.87. I continue with silodal. Is there any other medicine require.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Patan
I am 72 years old. Now I am suffering from prostate gland enlarge. Last month my PSA 10, 90 after taking medicine sil...
If your symptoms are better with it. No need to change or add on any other medicine. Continue with silodal d. Get your psa repeated every 3 months. If its raiseing then you may require biopsy also.
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What is grade 1 prostatomegaly, what is the remedy and medicine for enlarge prostate ?

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS, MBBS
Urologist, Delhi
What is grade 1 prostatomegaly, what is the remedy and medicine for enlarge prostate ?
This early stage of prostate enlargement with mild symptoms not requiring any surgery. certain alpha blocker drugs help in reducing symptoms
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Doctor it feels that I can not urinate whole of my urine and feels still some urine is left. I give more pressure in order to make it empty. I have frequent urge of urination. I had u. T few months back and doctor said its cured after having medicine. I have heard enlargement of prostrate also blocks urine. I still have the same problem as mentioned above. What is the remedy if prostate has enlarged and it is creating problem in me? Help plz.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Bangalore
Doctor it feels that I can not urinate whole of my urine and feels still some urine is left. I give more pressure in ...
Mr. Lybrate-user, at your age you neednt have to worry about enlarged prostate, I would advise you to take plenty of liquids & go to rest room only when your bladder is full, spend a bit of extra time & pass urine.
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What are the symptoms of mouth cancer what types of precautions and medicines should be taken?

MD Radiation Oncology, ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist, DM Medical Oncology (Pursuing)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Mouth cancer may present as non healing ulcer or frank growth. As precaution, avoid any addiction like tobacco chewing and maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice daily and cleaning the mouth after eating anything.
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While I urinate sometimes my urine flow is weak other time it is absolutely normal. Specially when I wake up in the morning. And sometimes when I terminate my urination few drops dribble downwards. Nor always but sometimes. I don't wake up in the night to urinate. Do I have any prostate problems? I am just 22 years old. I have done urine test. It's normal.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Faridabad
While I urinate sometimes my urine flow is weak other time it is absolutely normal. Specially when I wake up in the m...
A burning sensation with urination can be caused by infectious (including sexually transmitted infections, or STDs such as chlamydia and gonorrhea) and noninfectious conditions, but it is most commonly due to bacterial infection of the urinary tract affecting the bladder drink lot's of water if feeling painful then see to your doctor
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I am a 20 year old girl. I suffered nasopharynx carcinoma due to which I had to undergo chemo and radiation. As a side effect of which my salivary glands are damaged. Saliva production is minimum. Please suggest me ways to boost my saliva.

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
It must be difficult for you. You should do your gargles regularly with hexidine mouth wash. And there are many artificial saliva sprays available.
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Symptoms And Treatment Of Bladder Cancer!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB (Urology)
Urologist, Ghaziabad
Symptoms And Treatment Of Bladder Cancer!

Bladder cancer can be caused by a variety of factors, which include genetic factors, inheritance, drugs, chemicals, environment related factors and smoking. In fact, smoking tobacco is one of the major causes of bladder cancer around the world. The chemicals present in tobacco can irritate the bladder lining which ultimately leads to bladder cancer. Besides smoking other important environmental factors might be chemotherapy, exposure to chemicals from newspaper, dye, leather, paints industries.

Symptoms of bladder cancer are as follows:

Most often it occurs in people more than 50 years of age. It can present in different ways, but common symptoms being :

  1. Painless hematuria - reddish or brownish colored urine with or without clots Increased frequency of urination Pain while passing urine .
  2. Difficulty in passing urine

Diagnosis:

The diagnosis requires a proper imaging workup including ultrasound, CT scan and urine examinations. Following the initial imaging, a biopsy is required to confirm the diagnosis and stage the disease. This is done by cystoscopy under anesthesia.

Treatment Options:

Treatments for bladder cancer.depend on the stage of cancer. Broadly bladder cancers can be categorised into Non-invasive and Invasive cancers.

  1. For non-invasive cancers: It requires recurrent cystoscopic surveillance and resection. For those with high risk of tumor recurrence or progression, intravesical chemotherapy or immunotherapy might be required.
  2. For invasive cancers the various treatment choices are:
    1. Surgery: For localised tumor which are amenable to resection perhaps surgery is the best possible treatment. This is a major undertaking where in whole of bladder along with accessory organs is removed. The surgeon may offer choices for reconstruction between neobladder (refashioning bladder with patient's gut) or ileal conduit (fashioning a stoma over which bag can be worn to collect urine). Following surgery a regular follow up is required and the prognosis is good.
    2. Chemotherapy: This modality is reserved for patient's where surgery is not possible or they have metastatic disease (disease spread to other body parts).In this method, medications are used to target and destroy cancer cells.
    3. Radiation Therapy: This might be and option for patient's that are not suitable for surgery. Radiation therapy uses gamma rays to destroy cancer cells in the body The key to good prognosis in bladder cancers is early detection timely intervention and good follow up. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Urologist.

I am suffering from cancer and I am in first stage? What should I do? What type of precautions should be taken by me?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
What type of cancer and which area is affected? you must take treatment as advised by your oncologist which is usually surgery or radiation therapy. Depends on location of tumor and the type. You must take proper care as to stop alcohol, tobacco and take healthy hygienic food and care during treatment as advised.
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Lasers - Do Not Cause Cancers!

MD (AIIMS), Clinical Fellow,Skin Oncology(New England Medical Centre & Boston University,USA), Clinical Fellow.Photomedicine(Mass.Gen.Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA), Clinical Fellow,Laser Surgery(Mass.Gen Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA)
Dermatologist, Kolkata
Lasers - Do Not Cause Cancers!

Lasers have come as a boon to treat many medical conditions very safely and effectively. They are absolutely indispensable for permanent hair removal, tattoo removal, freckle removal, skin rejuvenation, treatment of birthmarks and many other internal medical conditions. There is a common misconception that lasers are harmful for your skin and can cause skin cancers. This is far from the truth, since lasers are actually used to treat skin cancers and also help in keeping the skin youthful and rejuvenated. 

  1. Lasers use non-ionising light (like red or green light) and not ionising radiation like x-rays or gamma rays. These spectrums of light do not induce cancer formation. 
  2. Fair skinned races are at much greater risk than skin of color. Melanin in darker skin does not allow harmful UV light in sunlight to penetrate through and the risk of skin cancers in darker skin is therefore small with normal sun exposure. Also, common lasers do not use UV light. 
  3. Laser treatments are administered not in prolonged durations but in pulses much less than a second and parameters in the range of milliseconds and microseconds are most commonly used. Prolonged sun exposure is the most common precipitating factor for skin cancers. 
  4. Laser light does not reach any internal organ. In fact, it requires some expertise even to make laser light reach its target just 1-2 millimeters below the skin. This is because melanin pigment in skin blocks laser light from getting through. An expert dermatologist with sound knowledge of skin optics and laser physics is able to achieve this safely and effectively. 
  5. Laser treatments work on the principle of ''selective photothermolysis'. This means that laser light very specifically destroys only the intended target. Thus, a hair removal laser will destroy only the hair roots while leaving surrounding skin structures unharmed. Similarly, blood vessels in birth marks, collagen in wrinkles or scars, abnormal growths and cancers and individual inks in tattoos can be targeted very specifically with lasers without affecting any other structure.
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Is der chances of cancer to come back once treated or it is gone forever. If yes any precautions which could be taken.

MS ( General Surgery)
Oncologist, Mandsaur
yes cancer can recur, so regular check up is very important by your treating doctor. Few investigations will be done if your doctor suspect recurrence of cancer to treat immediately.
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Prevention of Breast Cancer

Nutritionist, Diploma In Cosmeto Dermatology , BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi

1. Limit intake of alcohol 

2. Avoid smoking

3. Having diet of fruits and vegetables and nuts 

4. Checking your weight 

5. Restriction of hormone therapy in postmenopausal women.

I am 27 years old married woman. I am feeling pain in my left breast for almost 3 months. Have visited gen, Physician already.

MBBS, M S General Surgery ,
General Surgeon, Chandigarh
Hi this is very common at your age if you feel a lump in your breast then it could be benign fibroadenoma but I will advice that you must go for ultrasound of both breasts done and send me the report don't worry take care.
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What is the causes of blood cancer and its symptoms. How we prevent from blood cancer.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Genetic changes that cause cancer can be inherited from our parents. They can also arise during a person’s lifetime as a result of errors that occur as cells divide or because of damage to DNA caused by certain environmental exposures. Cancer-causing environmental exposures include substances, such as the chemicals in tobacco smoke, and radiation, such as ultraviolet rays from the sun. People who have blood cancer can have problems with bleeding and serious infections. Seek immediate for symptoms such as uncontrolled bleeding, severe sweating, difficulty breathing, pale or blue lips or fingernails, high fever (greater than 101 degrees Fahrenheit), fast heart rate, confusion, loss or change in level of consciousness, or anxiety.
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I am 50 years old man. I am suffering from prostate problem, the coming urine is getting delayed some times, particularly in night time. If I am little bit late in going for peeing, it is difficult to urinate. Please suggest.

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist, Howrah
I am 50 years old man. I am suffering from prostate problem, the coming urine is getting delayed some times, particul...
You have lower urinary tract symptoms also known as luts. Two most common cause of your symptoms is benign hypertrophy of prostate known as bhp or diabetes. Two can be diagnosed easily by usg lower abdomen and blood sugar examination respectively. If you have prostate problems diagnosed by usg, then it is a very treatable condition.
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She has risk of breast cancer as her mother has breast cancer. Is der any premedication or vaccine available to prevent this cancer. Hope you wil answer.

MS- Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
No vaccine fr breast cancer . u can get Braca gene testing . regular self exam of breast daily. Once reach more then 35yr mammography annually .
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