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Dr. Subathra

MBBS, Diploma in Medical Radio-Diagnosis, DNB - Radio Theraphy

Oncologist, Chennai

23 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. Subathra MBBS, Diploma in Medical Radio-Diagnosis, DNB - Radio The... Oncologist, Chennai
23 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. Subathra is one of the best Oncologists in Chetpet, Chennai. Doctor has been a successful Oncologist for the last 23 years. Doctor is a MBBS, Diploma in Medical Radio-Diagnosis, DNB - Radio Theraphy . You can meet Dr. Subathra personally at VS Hospitals - Advanced Cancer Care in Chetpet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Subathra on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Dr.MGR Medical University - 1994
Diploma in Medical Radio-Diagnosis - Dr.MGR Medical University - 2004
DNB - Radio Theraphy - National Board of Examinations, New Delhi - 2009
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Tamilnadu Medical Council

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What are the main symptom and causes of cancer? What are the precautions to be taken?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells Leading to symptoms like palpable lump or lymphadenopathy, Ulceration which doesn't heal, bleeding from Anywhere, weight loss, fever weakness, cough, difficulty in swallowing, change in voice, difficulty in passing urine or motions etc. Most commonly it is caused by carcinogens present around us, like tobacco, pollution, pesticides, industrial affluent, radiation exposure, Hormone imbalance, viruses, radiation exposure etc. One should avoid known carcinogens as much as possible to avoid getting cancer.
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Sir my daughter has abdominal pain since last ten days in first she had vomiting also doctor have done a ultrasonography in that he told that she had swollen lymph nodes in abdomen he advised to take metronidazole susp. And kidspas drop she has low appetite and not improving please help.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Sir my daughter has abdominal pain since last ten days in first she had vomiting also doctor have done a ultrasonogra...
Medications are going correctly --> have healthy diet habit and proper vaccination against typhoid and hepatitis a as well. Gradually it would reduce in size. This could be one kind of allergy / inflammation caused due to diet habits what he might be having! process would be gradual! regards.
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My mother is suffering from stomach cancer. Metastatic phase. Giving chemotherapy now. What to do next?

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
For metastatic disease chemotherapy is the treatment. Please continue it. After 3-4 cycles your oncologist may like to get some scans done to assess the response.
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I am suffering from bone cancer .so I can not get well treatment so. Anyone tell wht can I do. And suggested hospital.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
You need to go to a centre with dedicated cancer treatment facility. Please get in touch for further advise
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I'm 22 years male how to identify mouth cancer? And also another question what is the cause for wounds or infection in the colon part of the mouth like small balls.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Mouth of present as ulceration or ulceroproliferative growth. There may be difficulty in swallowing, bleeding, voice change, lump in neck etc Colon part of mouth I didn't get which part u are talking about.
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I feel urgency for urination. Got my USG done. Early median lobe. Prostate size 23grm. Discomfort in the right side of lower abdomen. please advice.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I feel urgency for urination. Got my USG done. Early median lobe. Prostate size 23grm. Discomfort in the right side o...
If your median lobe is enlarges that means going through prostate problem. Your prostate weight is normal. You may also go for test of blood glucose.
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Please would tell all symptoms for liver cancer and lung cancer and also what is causes and how we protected thaks.Please tell.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Loss of appetite with weight, coughing, vomitting, yellow skin/ urine, abdominal pain are few symptoms of lung and liver cancer and for preventing it - avoid any triggering factor, take folic acid regularly, eat a healthy diet, always be stress free, exercise regularly.
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Is it possible to know now whether I am going to get some disease like cancer or something else in the future? If there are any such tests then how much do they cost approximately.

Fellow Breast Surgery (MUHS), DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Oncologist, Aurangabad
Prediction of getting a disease is difficult task. There are a few tests available which tell you about disease you might be more prone to procure than other individuals, but how much more is difficult to say. Such genetic tests are available with few labs in major cities. Cost can vary from 15 to 20k. But as of now, in mg opinion, it is better to spend time, energy, mind and money on. Keeping a good health rather than finding the rare possibility of disease one may have. Also one may procure a disease that is not found out on genetic test, because the validity and efficacy of such tests is still under studied and in its infancy.
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Small non enhancing cyst in the left lobe of liver. Tiny calcific foci right lobe of liver. Gall bladder sludge. Prostatomegaly.

MS - General Surgery, DNB Genitourinary Surgery
General Surgeon, Ludhiana
Small non enhancing cyst in the left lobe of liver. Tiny calcific foci right lobe of liver. Gall bladder sludge. Pros...
What are the complaints we do not treat report we treat patient as he is an 80 year old nothing needds to be done for smaallliver cyst prostate symptoms scoring needs to be don see ipss score on google and calculate score. Also what was pre void and post void residual urine what was size of the prostate please do mention the status of kidney ureterss and bladder.
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Long term use of painkillers can cause kidney cancer

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Long term use of painkillers can cause kidney cancer
A study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine has shown that people who regularly take painkiller drugs like ibuprofen or naproxen are 51 percent more likely to develop kidney cancer. There is no increased risk from taking aspirin or paracetamol. The mechanism through which painkillers could cause kidney disease is the inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis with resulting papillary and tubular injury, and ultimately damage to DNA.

The study analyzed data from 77,525 women in the Nurses’ Health Study and from 49,403 men in the Health Professionals Follow–up Study. The risk was related to the duration of use of the painkillers. There was a decrease in the risk by 19% if the painkiller was used for less than four years. There was a 36 per cent increase in risk of kidney cancer for people who used them regularly for 4 to 10 years. The risk increased almost three times for those who used these drugs regularly for 10 years or more.

The good news is that kidney cancer is uncommon so the risk is small for average users.

Two other important causes of kidney cancer are obesity and smoking. So people on painkillers should not smoke and should also keep their weight under control to prevent kidney cancer.

Epithelial Ovarian Cancer - 4 Major Signs that Indicate it

MBBS, MD
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Epithelial Ovarian Cancer - 4 Major Signs that Indicate it

Epithelial Ovarian Cancer is a condition in which malignant tumor emerges from the tissue lining in the outer surface of the ovary. Epithelial tumors are usually benign, but this form of malignancy has been found to be the most common type of ovarian cancer. Moreover, it cannot be diagnosed until in its advanced stage. Medical research shows that factors such as multiple pregnancies, delayed childbirth and early menarche seem to raise the risk of ovarian cancer, while dietary and environmental factors also play a significant role in it.

Symptoms
1. A majority of the patients have been observed to have extensive intra-abdominal growth.
2. They may experience discomfort or swelling of the abdominal region.
3. The feeling of being bloated, lack of appetite, unnatural weight alteration, dyspepsia, malaise, and urinary problems are frequently reported symptoms.
4. Patients also experience constipation and other gastrointestinal problems.

Treatment
The first step towards treatment of ovarian cancer is to diagnose the condition. A thorough pelvic examination (consisting of an examination of the vagina, uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix) will help to pin point any abnormality of the ovary. If the doctor notes nodularity, firmness or lack of tenderness during the examination, these can be taken as symptoms of malignancy of epithelial ovarian tumors. Ultrasound examination of the abdominal region will also help to locate abnormality in the tissues on the outer surface of the ovary. The next logical step towards treatment is getting a biopsy. During this procedure potentially malignant cells are removed and then diagnosed by a pathologist to conclude if the cells are cancerous or not. The process of removal is known as laparotomy.

Apart from a handful of stage one patients, most women with epithelial ovarian cancer receive chemotherapy. The standard treatment for this type of ovarian cancer is the surgical elimination of tumor. This includes total abdominal hysterectomy, a surgery in which the uterus and cervix is removed through an incision in the abdomen. Post surgical treatment consists of taxane-platinum chemotherapy. Patients with minimal residual cancer undergo external radiation therapy or intraperitoneal chemotherapy (radioactive liquid is channelled into the abdomen with the help of a catheter).

A lot of research has been done in this field and a variety of clinical trials are available for a patient, if he/she wishes to be a part of it. Leading methods are immunotherapy and targeted therapy are also available. Immunotherapy uses the immune system of the patient to battle cancer. Bodily substances or substances created in the lab are used to restore and boost the body’s natural defence mechanisms against cancer. Targeted therapy, on the other hand, uses substances to identify the cancer and attack the malignant cells without jeopardizing non-cancerous cells.

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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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Her mother was a cervical cancer patient. Please let me know that 1. Is this type of disease is hereditary? 2. If yes. For taking precaution what she should?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
No cervical cancer is generally not inherited, but yes it is very common in india. You should strongly consider regular screening with pap smear if concerned. It will help in detecting the disease early, when it is more effectively treatable and curable.
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Enlarged Prostate - 10 Warning Signs To Watch Out For

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Urology
Urologist, Bangalore
Enlarged Prostate - 10 Warning Signs To Watch Out For

The prostate gland in males surrounds the urethra, through which urine and sperm are passed out of the body. Its function is to secrete a fluid, which provides nourishment to the sperm. It is about the shape of a walnut and is present between the pubic bone and the rectum.

As a man crosses 40, the prostate gland begins to increase in size due to an increase in the number of cells. This is known as hyperplasia. The condition is usually benign and therefore the name benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). As it continues to grow, there is an increased pressure on the urethra. Therefore, there can be problems with urination. The bladder, being a muscular organ, compensates to some extent and so the problems with urination are mostly managed. If left untreated, this can continue to be a major problem and the bladder may not be able to compensate. In men who are 60-plus, BPH is very common.

Signs and symptoms 

  1. One of the initial symptoms of BPH is when the urine stream begins to grow weak.
  2. There could also be a reduced speed of passing urine.
  3. Men with BPH never have a feeling of complete emptying of the bladder.
  4. On the other hand, there is also a constant difficulty in initiating a urine stream. There could be intermittent breaks in the urine stream.
  5. The person may feel the need to strain to initiate the stream and to ensure complete emptying.
  6. There could be dribbling of urine after passing urine.
  7. The duration between two bathroom visits can constantly reduce, with the constant urge to urinate.
  8. There is a constant urge to visit the bathroom, which is more common in the night. One of the most annoying features of BPH is the walking up at night to urinate, but with an inability to initiate a stream and an inability to completely empty the bladder, it leaves the person very irritated and frustrated.
  9. There could be blood in the urine. In fact, blood in the urine accompanied by fever, chills, nausea and vomiting are indications of an emergency.
  10. There could be blockage of urine completely, if the enlargement is quite severe.

Diagnosis
If you are having any of these symptoms, then the doctor will first test for an enlarged prostate through a digital rectal exam. Then a test is done to check a chemical called prostate specific antigen.  Increased levels of this chemical is almost always indicative of BPH. In addition, X-rays and scanning may be used to confirm diagnosis. 

Treatment
Though medications are available, confirmatory treatment is through surgical removal. The procedure needs a inimum of 2 to 3 days. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a urologist and ask a free question.

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My son has Ewing sarcoma on his left tibia,Dr will operate and remove the bone by ecrt method,now he is alright, can it will come again ?

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Extracorporeal radiotherapy is a newer modality but with promising results. but chance of recurrence is always there, so keep visiting your oncologist regularly.
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I am suffering from BP, SUGAR AND PROSTRATE PROBLEM ALONGWITH JOINT PROBLEMS IS THEREBINATION OF SIMPLE medicine SINCE IN allopathy I AM TAKING 10 TABLETS IN A DAY.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from BP, SUGAR AND PROSTRATE PROBLEM ALONGWITH JOINT PROBLEMS IS THEREBINATION OF SIMPLE medicine SINC...
In a known case of diabetic we need to control sugar and BP levels with medication, aerobic exercise and following a diabetic diet and I will suggest you to take five sessions of Panchkarma treatment and follow up on completion.
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Symptoms Of Prostate Cancer And Its Treatment!

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS, MBBS
Urologist, Delhi
Symptoms Of Prostate Cancer And Its Treatment!

Prostate Cancer is a form of cancer that affects men. The prostate is basically a small gland that sits in the male pelvic cavity and is responsible for producing seminal fluid or semen, from its position under the bladder, surrounding the urethra. The testosterone hormone controls this gland.

Prostate cancer refers to the growth of a malignant mass of cells which can also be called a tumour. More about this cancer:

  • Risk Factors: The various risk factors involved in this kind of cancer are many. Advanced age, a family history of the same disease, obesity as well as genetic changes can lead to the development of this kind of tumour.
  • Types: There are basically two types of prostate cancer, including fast growing or aggressive, and slow growing or non-aggressive. Yet, it is also important to remember that not every abnormal growth in this gland can be termed as a tumour, or is a sign of prostate cancer. A malignant growth signifies prostate cancer. This tumour can grow at a fast pace for aggressive prostate cancer, while it can grow and spread slowly for the non-aggressive type.
  • Symptoms: It is possible to not have any kind of obvious symptoms when suffering from this kind of cancer. The symptoms usually begin to show up when the cancer has reached a more advanced stage. These include urinary problems, most significantly. The patient may go through pain and difficulty when it comes to urinating. This pain may also occur during ejaculation. The patient may also find blood discharge in the semen upon ejaculation and suffer from sexual dysfunction as well. Pain in the chest, pelvic area and back are also common symptoms of prostate cancer, which may gradually turn into numbness in the said areas as well.
  • Diagnosis: The diagnosis of the issue will be done by a specialist from the urology department. After a physical examination where a diagnosis of the symptoms and other check ups will happen, the doctor may conduct lab tests to check the blood, urine and other samples. Further, imaging tests like MRI and CT scans will also be conducted. A digital rectal exam and prostate biopsy will also help in effective diagnosis.
  • Treatment: The treatment of this kind of cancer usually depends on the severity of the symptoms and the spread of the tumour. Besides active observation, the doctor may also recommend radiation, chemotherapy and surgery based on the age and health condition of the patient. If you happen to find even subtle symptoms which could point towards this disease, do not hesitate to get in touch with the doctor. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Urologist.
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My five years old daughter has cancer. How we prevent it. I heard that the person affected by cancer cannot live more than three or four months. Is it true or not?

Diploma in Advanced Gynaec Laparoscopic Surgery, Fellowship in Laparoscopic and Robotic Onco-Surgery, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Zirakpur
It's never true. You consult a proper physician. Let we know the stage and nature of disease. Cure is there.
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