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Dr. Subbiah Shanmugam  - Oncologist, Chennai

Dr. Subbiah Shanmugam

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Surgical Oncology

Oncologist, Chennai

28 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. Subbiah Shanmugam MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Surgical Oncology Oncologist, Chennai
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Dr. Subbiah Shanmugam is a renowned Oncologist in Vadapalani, Chennai. She has had many happy patients in her 28 years of journey as a Oncologist. She has completed MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Surgical Oncology . You can meet Dr. Subbiah Shanmugam personally at Paterson Cancer Center in Vadapalani, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Subbiah Shanmugam on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Madurai Medical College - 1990
MS - General Surgery - Dr.MGR Medical University - 1998
MCh - Surgical Oncology - Dr.MGR Medical University - 2005

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Paterson Cancer Center

No. 175, NSK Salai, Vadapalani, Land Mark: In Vijaya Health Centre Premises, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Bharathiraja Superspeciality Hospital & Research Centre

No.20,G N Chetty Road, T.Nagar. Landmark:Opp To Buhari Hotel & Near Vani Mahal Signal, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Noble Hospital

#4, Audiappa Mudali Street, Purasawakkam. Landmark : Opposite To Lady M. CT. M. SchoolChennai Get Directions
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S R Multispeciality Hospital

37, Main Road, MMDA Colony, Razaak Garden Landmark : Near Anna ArchChennai Get Directions
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My father in law has diagnosed 4th stage lung cancer 4 months back. He is of 72 Does chemo help. He has hone through his 1st chemo. But no signs of hairloss or anything showed. Y What shud b d duration between cycles of chemo Is der any prblm if d 2nd cycle b delayed.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
Stage 4 lung cancer has a palliative role and may benefit in symptoms as well and may prolong some life. No hair loss a good thing. Cycle frequency is 3-4 weeks depending upon the regimen. If delayed can have poorer results.
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I am an 18 years old boy and I have started smoking cannabis. I've read online that it is good for health in controlled quantities so is it right to go on this path. Does cannabis also cause cancer like tobacco products? Also it fine to smoke 3-4 joints a day. Will it affect me on a chronic basis?

MD Radiation Oncology, ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist, DM Medical Oncology (Pursuing)
Oncologist, Mumbai
Hi lybrate-user, cannabis smoking is injurious to health and you should try to abstain from it. It will slowly induce dependence and hamper your life. It will definitely have very harmful effects if you consume it on a chronic basis. So, its my advice and request to you to not spoil your entire life and even suggest your friends to stay away from this slow poison.
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What is symptom of the bird flu? Waht is the symptom of mom's? What is the symptom of cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells Leading to symptoms like palpable lump, ulceration, abnormal bleeding, weight loss, fever, anaemia, fatigue, reccurent infections, altered bowel habits, difficulty in swallowing, change in voice etc.
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Sir what are the symptoms of mouth cancer. I smoke hukka Thrice a week. And I have got sore mouth. Is this a symptom of cancer?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
Dear, it is not necessary it may be the sign of cancer but it can occur which is aggravated because of bad hygiene caused by smoking.
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I am 40 years of age. I have got 37.6 grams of prostate & 14.7*17.0 mms anechoic cyst in left epididymal head of testis. What to do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 40 years of age. I have got 37.6 grams of prostate & 14.7*17.0 mms anechoic cyst in left epididymal head of test...
Prostatitis treatments vary depending on the underlying cause. They can include: Antibiotics. This is the most commonly prescribed treatment for prostatitis. Your doctor will base the choice of medication on the type of bacteria that may be causing your infection. If you have severe symptoms, you may need intravenous (IV) antibiotics. You'll likely need to take oral antibiotics for four to six weeks but may need longer treatment for chronic or recurring prostatitis. Alpha blockers. These medications help relax the bladder neck and the muscle fibers where your prostate joins your bladder. This treatment may lessen symptoms, such as painful urination. Anti-inflammatory agents. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may make you more comfortable. Prostate massage. This is done by your physician using a lubricated, gloved finger — a procedure similar to a digital rectal exam. It may provide some symptom relief, but doctors disagree about how effective it is. Other treatments. Other potential treatments for prostatitis are being studied. These treatments include heat therapy with a microwave device and drugs based on certain plant extracts
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Hi sir. My doctor suggest me to drink milk. But the packet milk was no pure some harmful chemicals are mixed in milk packets. I saw in news channel. Which milk is best in warangal district. Please told me. Because that harmful milk causes to cancer and hormone imbalance etc.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Milk is good source of calcium but ofcourse getting it in pure form Is an issue. You can look for some authentic source locally may be fresh extracted milk if you could find nearby. You can try other forms like paneer, curd eggs etc for calcium.
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I am 25 year old guy and from last two days my lower neck is paining. I don't know the exact reason for that. What are all the symptoms for spinal tumor and what can I do for this?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
1. Take one tablet of crocin pain relief sos after food upto a maximum of 3 tablets daily 2. Apply volini gel twice daily 3. Give warm compress locally 4. Take rest if you have recurrent attack of neck pain a) take x ray/mri cervical spine to exclude spondylitis and consult orthopedic specialist b) sometimes it could be due to bad sitting posture while reading or working on computer. Adopt proper sitting posture, put neck rest, use soft pillow while sleeping c) do physio therapy and neck exercise after consulting physiotherapist.
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Fibroadenomas - Causes And Symptoms

MBBS, DNB - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Fibroadenomas - Causes And Symptoms

Fibroadenomas are benign non carcinogenic tumors that occur in the breasts of women. Although the condition may affect females of any age; spanning from pubescent girls to middle aged ladies, yet it is most commonly diagnosed in young women below 30 years of age. Fibroadenomas can be described as a stiff, smooth, supple marble under the skin of your breasts, which move when touched. These tumors which occur in varied sizes, may shrink or expand with time. Diagnosing through biopsies and treatment by surgeries are commonly employed for such a condition.

Types of Fibroadenomas
Fibroadenomas are of two types: simple fibroadenomas and complex fibroadenomas. The simple tumors are usually harmless and almost look the same under the lens of a microscope. On the other hand, the complex tumors are comprised of macro cysts (large fluid-filled sacs) and calcifications (deposits of calcium) which can slightly increase the chance of breast cancer.

What is the primary cause of Fibroadenomas?
Doctors aren't able to pinpoint the chief cause of fibroadenomas, but they have reasons to believe that the condition may pertain to the reproductive hormones. The condition may occur during pregnancy or during the use of hormone therapy, owing to which, the tumors may increase in size. The tumors are usually seen to shrink postmenopause, when the hormone levels start to dwindle.

Fibroadenomas are apparent and you may be able to detect them even without a doctor. The marble like tumor within your breasts are usually:

  1. Painless
  2. Firm
  3. Rubbery and elastic
  4. Easily movable

These tumors can range from being too small to as big as 3 inches or more in diameter. These lumps, which are usually harmless may be a cause of concern if they start to grow or change. Consulting a doctor is duly advised in such cases.

Risks: Fibroadenomas, only in the rarest cases, increase the likelihood of breast cancer. A complex fibroadenoma comprising of cysts or thick tissues called calcifications may aggravate your condition. Causes of concern could be if the tumor pains, a family history of cancer or an event of a questionable biopsy report. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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Can vitamin and mineral supplements prevent cancer. And will eating red and processed meat give me 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), 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 lybrate-user, supplements do have a role in preventing cancers. However, it is always advisable to consult a medical/ alternative medicine practitioner who can assess the need appropriately, and recommend rightly. Eating red meat and processed meat is likely to increase the risks of certain cancers. Therefore, their consumption is best restricted. In the best interest of health, its always better to go for a nutritious and balanced diet (preferably mediterranean) that includes adequate roughage and water. Along with the above-mentioned, a healthy lifestyle with daily exercise, de-stressing, relaxation, psycho-social interaction and a positive mindset goes a long way in keeping this often chronic, dreaded and debilitating disease like cancer at bay or reduce the risk significantly. Hope this clarifies. Take care and all the very best.
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Is there any danger of a cancer patient travelling in aeroplane of grade 3 in brain stem glioma Grade 3 tumor in brain stem Anaplastic astrocytoma.

MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Mumbai
A patient with brain stem Glioma can travell safely by air provided patient is otherwise medically fit.
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What are the routine yearly tests one should undergo to rule out the possibility of any type of cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, you can go for annual cancer screening by getting yourself thoroughly examined By a clinician for any obvious lump, ulceration, prostatomegaly or any suspicious visible or palpable finding. You can do radiological investigation like chest xray, ultrasound abdomen. You can get blood checked for various cancer markers like PSA, CEA etc and routine blood, stool, urine examination. Depending on symptoms sigmoidoscopy and laryngoscopy can be done.
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I am a 47 years old lady suffering from oral cancer. Due to chemo n radiation there is ulcer in my mouth so I am not taking any spices so give me suggestion what can I use to boost my immune system.

MD - Radiothrapy
Oncologist, Ahmedabad
Hi your treatment is completed or not? Oral Ulcer is most common side effect in patients undergoing ct+RT, IT'S seen in every patients. Take vitamins, healthy diet, local analgesic like mucopain gel and pain killer. Do gargles 10 to 12 times in day, avoid gargles which contains alcohol. Use betadine gargles. Avoid spice food during treatment and for 4-6 months after treatment. If you have difficulty and pain during swallowing, take lignocaine viscous syrup before eating, Get well soon!
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I'm 27 year old mother if a nine month old baby girl from Bangalore. Baby has four teeth up and two teeth down, she almost bites me 3 of 5 times when breast feeding, it pains a lot and burns next time when fed. I'm afraid whether she will bite or feed, I tried in quiet room, properly latched her, but same us repeated. Please help me to solve this issue, when I reacted for it, she made a nursing strike for one day, which was more painful than that, please help me.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), DNB (Pediatrics), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), MRCPCH, Certificate in GI Endoscopy
Pediatrician, Delhi
Please try offering semi-solid food. Breast milk alone is unable to meet baby's requirement as the baby grows. Not offering breast if your baby bites will be a negative reinforcement and she will stop biting you while feeding.
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Is it okay to cleanse your body by fasting from time to time? How long am I contagious when I have the flu or a Is my microwave giving me cancer?

MBBS
General Physician,
Is it okay to cleanse your body by fasting from time to time? How long am I contagious when I have the flu or a Is my...
fasting once a week or onceca fortnight is good for health but during fasting time you should have plenty of water by mouth.go for regular morning walk followed by free hand exercises.

Will vitamin D save my life? Should I really be taking four times the recommended daily dose? How long am I contagious when I have the flu or a cold? Is my microwave giving me cancer?

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Will vitamin D save my life? Should I really be taking four times the recommended daily dose? How long am I contagiou...
Hi vitamin d is important for all mostly women, pregnancy, lactation, old age etc more required. For you take normally by foods like dairy products, organic protien based foods, egg, milk, fish, stem based vegetables, fibre rich all cereals, banana, curd etc.
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I'm 28 and after kidney stones the ultrasound shows grade 1 prostate is it possible in early age to suffer from prostate.

MS - General Surgery, MCh Urology
Urologist, Hyderabad
I'm 28 and after kidney stones the ultrasound shows grade 1 prostate is it possible in early age to suffer from prost...
Respected Sir 1.Ultrasound is an observer dependent investigation. So please do not worry regarding the size of the prostate on ultrasound 2.Prostate problems start usually over the age of 40. 3.Please do not worry about these things as long as you are not having any urinary complaints. Hope this helps Take Care Thanks.
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