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Dr. Subbiah Shanmugam  - Oncologist, Chennai

Dr. Subbiah Shanmugam

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Surgical Oncology

Oncologist, Chennai

27 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 27 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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37, Main Road, MMDA Colony, Razaak Garden Landmark : Near Anna ArchChennai Get Directions
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I am 78 year's old and I am cigarette smoker and suffering low grade urethral carcinoma what can I do?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir urethral carcinoma in males is either in the penile part or the prostatic part. Which part is effected in your case please specify. Usually for male urethral cancer surgery and partial excision is done. For low grade post complete surgery you can observe and be on follow up.
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CT scan shows cervix appears bulky. Does it necessarily mean cervical cancer. All info on Google is throwing up the same.

Registrar in Surgical Oncology, Fellowship in Gynaecologic Oncology, Masters In Advanced Oncology, Fellowship in advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery, Fellowship in Gastrointestinal Oncology, Fellowship in CRS and HIPEC, Fellowship in PIPAC
Oncologist, Mumbai
Dear Mr. lybrate-user. A CT scan is not sufficient to diagnose cervical cancer. The patient will need a colposcopic examination and sos biopsy in case of any suspicious areas. If a cancer is suspected, then MRI will give further information. So a thorough clinicial, colposcopic and radiological examination will only confirm the diagnosis of cancer.
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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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Current Approaches to Cancer Pain Management

FIPM, DNB, MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Gurgaon
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Hello, I am Dr Gaurav Chanana. I’m working as a consultant at Delhi Pain Management Centre. At Delhi Pain Management Centre, we are managing pains of every kind like muscular skeletal pain, back pain, heel pain and cancer pain also.

Cancer pain is one of the difficult pains to treat, difficult because cancer patients suffer from pain during the course of the disease either from the treatment like surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or due to the spread of cancer to the various tissues when we say it is metastatic cancer.

For management of cancer pain, we need an expert doctor who is comfortable with using of opioid in managing cancer pain. It’s associated with side effects like constipation or drowsiness or the drugs are not being able to control the pain of the patient. At Delhi Pain Management Centre we try to manage cancer pain with various non-drug modalities, pharmacotherapy and also some interventions if and when needed.

If you have any query about cancer pain you can contact me via Lybrate through audio, video or in person consultation at any of our centers across the various parts of Delhi.

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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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Ek choti jaisi gilti ha mere breast me jo bhadi hoti ja rhyi ha or dard bi hota hai. Please help

PGDMLS, PGDHHM, LLB, PhD Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Gurgaon
Generally this is due to a condition called fibroadenosis. This is a harmless condition and is related to hormonal changes. It is usually more, a few days before the start of monthly menstrual period and becomes less after the periods. You might be able to feel a lump on catching with all the fingers of your hand but no lump when you try to feel it with the flat surface of the fingers / hand. Breast support with a tight fitting bra might give some relief. Medication can be of some help but that should be taken only after a physical examination by a general surgeon.
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My girlfriend has a lump on breast, this was like a big 1 Rupee coin, this is ok? I heard many people have that, also I hard that this is symptoms of breast cancer . What to do.

Fellow Breast Surgery (MUHS), DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
Oncologist, Aurangabad
Lumps in breast can be of various types and their occurrence depends on the age of woman. I would assume for the sake of answering the question, that your girlfriend is anywhere between 20 and 30 years of age. This is an age where 9 out of 10 breast lumps are noncancerous. But yet a possibility of cancer cannot be completely ruled out. Every month woman's body prepares her for a pregnancy and there are hormonal ups and downs. Such changes are seen in breasts also. These changes are usually temporary unless a pregnancy occurs. But sometimes these changes persist and can be felt as a lump or generalized lumpiness. If the lump is cancerous it may be associated with growth of lump, nipple discharge, redness, lumps in armpit etc. To know exactly what it is, it is better to consult a surgeon, who will examine her, get a sonography of breasts and if the surgeon thinks it is necessary, a price might be removed from lump and checked under microscope for sure diagnosis. I hope this helps. See a surgeon.
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What are the symptoms of cancer? What are its affects on human body? What are precautions for cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
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.
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Mam, In my right breast, it seems lumps, it remains there for more than 5 yrs, it doesn't pains me. Suggest if mammography is required.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Sri Ganganagar
Hi, by your history it sounds like fibrocystic changes, which is normal developmental changes. But get it examined by a surgeon to be sure. There is no immediate need of mammography. It can be decided after proper examination. If need be prefer ultrasound over mammography, if age less than 35 years and reverse for age more than 35 years. Regards sahil.
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4 Prevention Tips For Cervical Cancer

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Agra
4 Prevention Tips For Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a kind of cancer that develops in the cervix of a woman. Cervix an an area between the uterus and vagina. It is preventable if diagnosed in early stages. Going for regular pap tests and taking a HPV vaccine can significantly lower the risk of cervical cancer. These symptoms include abnormal bleeding between menstrual periods, low back and lower abdominal pain, postcoital bleeding and strange smelling discharge. If not diagnosed in time, it can be life-threatening and requires intense treatment.  

  • Prevention of cervical cancer: There is usually no certain way of preventing cervical cancer, but by following a number of practices there is a possibility that you can prevent it. There are 3 major ways of prevention of cervical cancer, which include the following:
  • Safe sex: Major cases of cervical cancer are caused due to an infection by a virus known as human papillomavirus or HPV. This virus is usually transmitted by sexual means and having unprotected sex might leave you at the risk of getting infected by this virus during the sexual intercourse.  You should practice safe sex using protection such as condoms. This reduces your chances of being infected by the virus. This virus is transmitted via all types of sexual contact, which includes skin contact between the genitals. People who have unprotected sex with multiple sexual partners are at an increased risk of getting cervical cancer due to the HPV virus.
  • Cervical screening and vaccination: Having a cervical screening or pap smear test on a regular basis is an efficient way to detect abnormal changes in the cervix cells, at a very early stage. Even if you are being vaccinated for the HPV virus, cervical screening is essential as the vaccines against HPV virus are not always successful in providing protection from cervical cancer. If you had been previously treated for abnormal changes in the cervix cells, you should undertake more frequent screening tests. The regularity of undergoing cervical screening depends on the severity of the cell change. You should report any symptom you experience in spite of having regular cervical screening. Several vaccines are used for protection from HPV infections.  
  • Avoid smoking: You can prevent the chances of having cervical cancer by giving up smoking. In case of  smokers, it is more difficult to eliminate the HPV infection from the body, and the chances of cervical cancer get enhanced. You can undertake various measures in order to quit smoking and prescribed medicines can be used to treat withdrawal symptoms.

Cervical cancer causes great strain on the body and it may spread all over the pelvic region. In some cases, distant tissues are also affected by cervical cancer. You should consult a doctor immediately after experiencing any symptom of cervical cancer. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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How to diagnose kidney cancer? By which tests I will come to know that I have kidney cancer or not?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, renal cancers are diagnosis radiologically. You can get a ct scan done to look for any deformity in kidney. Histopathologically only after surgery we can categorise the type and extent.
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Corn Helps Fight Cancer

DIABETES EDUCATOR, PGDND, RMP -ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, MEDICAL TRANSCRITPTINIST, M.SC, Msc nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore

Studies found that corn is a rich source of antioxidants which fight cancer causing free radicals. Unlike other foods, cooking actually increases its usable antioxidants.

What are the symptoms of cancer that shows in our body and explain the solutions to take care from cancer.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells which may present as lump, ulceration, abnormal bleeding, weight loss, fever, change in bowelor bladder habits, change in voice, difficulty in swallowing etc depending on organ affected. If suffering from cancer then treatment is done by surgery, chemotherapy or radiation or combination of all.
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My father has a higher than normal psa levels in prostrate, counts 15, help to reduce, doctors says to no surgery, his prostrate weights only 84 gms, doctors has given him antibiotics to reduce it Or what can be done further, if it does not come down.

Fellowship in Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo-Surgeons, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, M.S. - Master of Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
My father has a higher than normal psa levels in prostrate, counts 15, help to reduce, doctors says to no surgery, hi...
If he has urinary symptoms and psa is high, he should have surgery by endoscopic method. The excised gland then can be sent for biopsy. If he has no urinary symptoms then he should get biopsy of prostate done to rule out cancer.
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My Mother is recently diagnosed by nasopharyngeal cancer. Stage I What are the possible treatment for this cancer Is surgery can be a better way.

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Mohali
Stage 1 disease surgery or chemotherapy + radiotherapy (CTRT) has equally good results. But we prefer to do surgery then we have CTRT as back-up. But if we do CTRT first then surgery is difficult (in case of recurrence) in an already irradiated patient. She should do well -don't worry.
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Hello sir can help to know that if 5 sign of blood cancer coz I have stomach infection ,I'm 25 year old boy. please inform me.

MCH - Surgical Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hello sir can help to know that if 5 sign of blood cancer coz I have stomach infection ,I'm 25 year old boy. please i...
Persistent fever, myalagia, weight loss...blood counts show increased total wbc count leads to increased suspicion
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There is a blister/ulcer on the side of newly coming wisdom tooth. I don't take any tobacco products and I am also a non alcoholic. Could it be cancer because my father was also having cancer. Please help me.

MD - General Medicine, D.M. Medical oncology
Oncologist, Mumbai
There is a blister/ulcer on the side of newly coming wisdom tooth. I don't take any tobacco products and I am also a ...
Please mention your age for a definitive answer. However , considering you are below the age of 30 years , it is unlikely to cancer as mouth cancer is not hereditary but due to poor lifestyle habits which clearly you don't have. Still I recommend that you show the lesion to a doctor at least once
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4 Foods That Help Fight Skin Cancer

Diploma in Practical Dermatology, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
4 Foods That Help Fight Skin Cancer

Skin cancer most often develops on skin that has faced sun exposure. At the same time, it can also affect skin areas that haven't been exposed to sun's rays. Do you know, skin cancer can be prevented by consuming some foods? Yes, and there are some out there:

1. Fatty fish - Including fatty fish in your diet can shield you against melanoma as they contain the beneficial nutrient Omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, these kinds of fatty acids are considered to be best for consumption as unlike saturated fats, they don't increase your risk for certain types of cancer. A study in the International Journal of Epidemiology reveals that individuals who consume a diet containing fish that is high in these healthy fats have low rates of this form of cancer.
2. Vegetables - This is another food option that is known to possess strong skin cancer-fighting properties. Dark leafy veggies like spinach, kale and broccoli can aid fighting against melanoma. A pigment found in tomatoes called lycopene has properties that guard you against cardiovascular diseases as well as cancers of all kinds. Similarly, the pigment carotenoids found in vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, etc are known to protect against sunburn.
3. Herbs - Including herbs in your diet can help in replenishing the minerals and vitamins that get depleted due to the action of the sun. According to experts, about 80% of your body's vitamin levels see a reduction when you stay under the sun for 30-45 minutes. Basil, parsley, and rosemary are a few of the herbs that possess cancer-fighting qualities.
4. Flaxseeds - The unique qualities of flaxseed make it the best option against skin cancer. It contains both antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids, making it an all-around solution to fighting skin cancer.

Related Tip: Colon cancer - You shouldn't ignore these warning signs!

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I want to know about mouth cancer. And its diet after surgery. What should eat or not. And what kind of precautions should be taken after surgery, Radiation and chemo. Is it curable? Actually surgery done on Dec 2016 ,now radiation is going to complete. But still now he is unable to take food.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Whether or not you can eat or drink after your operation depends on your type of surgery. Any surgery to your mouth usually means you can't eat or drink for a few days. You have fluid through a drip and you can wet your mouth with ice or sips of water. If you have a feeding tube, a dietitian will see you to decide how much liquid feed you need, until you are eating and drinking normally. Once your wound has healed you can gradually increase the amount you drink. Soon you can start to eat a soft diet, such as soup or jelly. Your dietitian will monitor this, and gradually cut down your liquid feeds.
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