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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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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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Hi, I am a 46 years old female, and I have developed a lump on my left breast, is there any treatment in ayurveda for this without taking any medicines only by using oils? Thanks.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Dont take it lightly.Although these lumps can develop normally in a woman reproductive life before mensturationor before and during ovulationbut thet subside automatically.If you persistently fel these lumps and if experience any pain alongwith then please go for MAMMOGRAPHY LEFT BREAST .
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I am a patient had a operation in 2013 for thyroid cancer. But nowthistime I am having some toubles of speach colloid and feelings of troubles during walk. Sir pl explain this nature and treatment for this situatuion.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am a patient had a operation in 2013 for thyroid cancer. But nowthistime I am having some toubles of speach colloid...
GARGLE with warm water. tests lipid profile,blood sugar, cbc,. IN HYPOTHYROIDISM:--- where there is deficiency of thyroxine hormone leading to sluggishness, tired feeling, weight increase, slow heart beats, intolerance to cold, swelling of legs, feet and face, difficulty in concentrating and at times in speech. Treatment for hypothyroidism is giving thyroxine tablets. And dose are according to level of thyroid for life time. Avoid bad habits . Avoid stress. Some Relax during work. Go for walk, Take plenty of water, high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Nutrient-rich foods that improve your health may also benefit your thyroid gland, antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables more plenty of water: Blueberries, tomatoes, bell peppers, and other foods rich in antioxidants can improve overall health and benefit the thyroid gland. Eating foods high in B vitamins, like whole grains, may also help. flax oil, Selenium: Tiny amounts of selenium are needed for enzymes that make thyroid hormones to work properly. Eating selenium-rich foods, such as sunflower seeds or Brazil nuts, can be beneficial. Tyrosine: This amino acid is used by the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4. Taking a supplement may help, avoid oily foods,junk foods, go for walk. Do Tests every 3 to 6 months. And consult doctor on time.
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What is the reason of blood cancer and why it is happening under the age of 15 years?

Ex Sen.V.Surgeon/Research Scientist, M.D.(Alternative Medicine/tibetan/chinese/acupuncture), Vaida/ Unani, Homeopath
Unani Specialist, Moga
Hi dear -there are many reasons/ causes, I am enlisting below;- -acute blood cancers are common in children below 5 years age and rare after 20-30 years of age. Children are weaker sections of society, hence vulenerable to such conditions more. ---------------------------------------------------------- causes;-different types of cancers may be having ------- different types of multiple causes, not any one, in some cancers--viruses have been detected. Adultrated foods, allopathic salts, hormonal drugs, chemical salts, paints, alcohol, smoking, constipation, unhealthy water, foods, uncompatible foods, excessive sex-loss of semen, industrial hazards, polluted air, acidity, arthritis, stones, unknown reasons etc. Prevention;;-- you can prevent cancers by avoiding its possible causes.
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HELLO Dr, I am 65 years male. I have problem of gross prostate enlargement. Weighs 72 gms Urologists suggested to undergo operation. Is there any sure treatment in ayurveda. I want to avoid operation. Pre void volume - 340 cc. Post void residual urine -71 cc. Pl suggest treatment and any hospitals in bangalore, Karnataka, India. Thanks.

MS
General Surgeon, Panipat
HELLO Dr, I am 65 years male. I have problem of gross prostate enlargement. Weighs 72 gms Urologists suggested to und...
There are an other ways to keep thing under control you please tell your urologist to please put me on medication and then see the result but the size of your prostate is definitely enlarge.
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My wife is 57 and suffering from breast cancer. She is having chemotherapy every 3 weeks and third chemo was on 08 Jul 16. Her haemoglobin before start of chemo was 8.7 and would have now gone way down. How do I get her Hb up in next 10 days?

DM - Oncology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Oncologist, Mumbai
This decision should be taken by treating oncologist, I think you should show her to dm medical oncologist, so he will have good decision for that.
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My uncle is suffering feom liver cancer in 3 month .his weight is losing down .he does not eat anything and vomiting when he is eating something such as properly water. His abdomen has fwelled with leg .he doesn't used chemotherapy .now what can we do .he is very weak. Please solution.

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
My uncle is suffering feom liver cancer in 3 month .his weight is losing down .he does not eat anything and vomiting ...
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. Well, it seems that his liver function has deranged considerably, and hence there is fluid (ascites) deposit in the abdomen with edematous swelling of legs too. Weight loss, weakness, anorexia, ascitis, edema etc all are associated with the advanced stage of the disease. At this juncture, your uncle does require appropriate palliative care preferably in an hospital setting which can be of help in alleviating symptoms, and avoiding complications for some time. Simultaneously, you may please connect with me in private for a treatment with natural medicines that may be of help in improving his quality of life. Do take care and all the very best.
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My question cigrate cause for cancer but anybody use for this product so indian government this product fully banded.

MBBS, DNB ( Radiation Oncology)
Oncologist, Mumbai
It is not such an easy task for indian government to ban the cigaretted because it is a huge industry and many people will loose employment also. So the best policy is to avoid smoking as it causes lung cancer.
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My wife age 42 years has been suffering from neck cancer last 2 and half years.she has been treated with lot of cemotherapy and one time ray. But no responses. For sometimes she improved and again suffer from. Can you treat her? Please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
Hello mr bhaskar Neck cancer many times need radical neck desection surgery which is a procedure to stop further growth of disease. Please take opinion abt surgery from your oncologist. And other thing is you can try homeopathy treatment on basis of individualization and proper case taking in simple doses which may help her in gaining positive results. Thank you.
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Does esophagus cancer or chest cancer can be detect on chest x ray pa view while in the zero stages.

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, I appreciate you seeking guidance. In fact, a chest x-ray is the very basic test advised by any physician should he / she suspect an abnormality. Barium swallow with x-ray is often employed to detect filling defects, if any. This often paves the way for further diagnostics as deems appropriate. Hope this clarifies.
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I am having multiple fibroadenoma in both breasts, which were very small" Is this fibroadenoma will become cancerous tumors in the future and is there any diet restrictions to get it reduced. Can you please answer my question.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear mam, fibroadenomas are benign tumour and do not become malignant usually. You should get fnac confirmation to be really sure of it. You can either get it operated or just monitor periodically. Medicines used for this have side effects, so I will not recommend. Nothing related to diet may help but do regular work out.
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My father is having problem with prostate enlargement, he's having problem while urinating because of that. So please tell remedies and proper treatment, we are worried.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
My father is having problem with prostate enlargement, he's having problem while urinating because of that. So please...
1, pass urine maximum quantity. Even if it takes little more time 2, no alcohol 3. Tea and coffee less. 4.no unnecessary medicine for other disease. 5.less fluid at bed time 6.Pass urine in sitting position 7. Daily walk for 30 mts 8. Eat more fruits and vegetables for medicine contact on private consultation.
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1 month before my wife was suffering from breast clot as my 3 month baby was not taking feed from that side due to this now the size of breast is smaller than the other .is this a big issue As my wife is afraid because of its size will it come in it normal or she have to go dermatologists. Please help with your suggestion Thank you.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hi Ali... Usually the breast become larger during feeding and the once the feeding stops they become smaller... So I think if there are no issue then you need not worry... once she stops feeding they will both become similar...
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My daughter has a lump in her breast. Significantly large. I got her an FNAC test done and the report came back saying it was a benign fibroadenoma. The doctor recommended a few months of Vitamin E and Linolenic Acid tablets. Despite over 4 months of taking the same, the size has only increased. Do you suggest any other medicine. Can stress be a reason for this?

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user hi no stress is responsible for that & no medicines is going to work on that. Dear only way is surgery by general surgeon for cure dear thanks regards.
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Penile Cancer - Know Everything About It!

M.Ch - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Guwahati
Penile Cancer - Know Everything About It!

Penile cancer occurs when cancerous cells form on tissues of the penis. If caught early, penile cancer is treatable. In early stages, a cancerous tumour can be removed with little or no damage to the penis. But if it is diagnosed late, a man may lose part of or all of his penis and sometimes his life too. Hence, it’s vital that you know more about this cancer.

But first, a small primer on the penis.

The penis has two types of erectile tissues, the spongy tissue that gets engorged with blood leading to an erection:

  1. Corpora cavernosa: This tissue forms most of the penis.
  2. Corpus spongiosum: This tissue forms a small portion of the penis. It also surrounds the urethra, a tube that transports urine and sperm to outside.

The erectile tissue comes wrapped in connective tissue and skin to form the organ.

Penile cancer is usually found on the ‘glans’ or tip of the penis, but can also occur on the shaft of the penis. Some of the common symptoms of penile cancer include sores and lumps on the penis, redness or irritation on the penis and blood discharge.

Factors that increase the risk of developing penile cancer

  1. Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV): This virus causes cervical cancer in women. Unprotected skin-to-skin contact as well as unprotected sex with multiple partners, increases the risk of a man getting HPV infection.
  2. Not being circumcised at birth: Circumcision, an operation in which a part or the entire foreskin is removed surgically is a big protection from penile cancer. 
  3. Phimosis: This is a condition in which the foreskin cannot be pulled back over the glans or tip of the penis.
  4. Poor hygiene
  5. AIDS
  6. UV treatment for psoriasis
  7. Use of tobacco: The chemicals in tobacco smoke lead to genetic changes in cells of the penis, thereby leading to cancer.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Detection and diagnosis are done using tests like a biopsy in which a small sample of tissue is removed from the penis and tested for abnormalities due to cancer.

The most common ways of treating penile cancer include surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

Chances of Survival

Treatment of penile cancer depends on what stage it is detected at and so is prognosis. The location and size of tumour, and whether cancer has just been diagnosed or has recurred also affect prognosis.

For stage I and II penile cancer or cancer that is limited only to the penis, the five-year survival rate is 85%.

The survival rate dips substantially if cancer is diagnosed after it has spread to surrounding tissues or lymph nodes in stage III or IV. The five-year survival rate is just about 59%.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Pathologist given following test report Material Sent: COLONOSCOPIC biopsy for HPE Clinical Diagnosis: Ca. Ascending colon Gross: Received Multiple soft tissue bits aggregately measure 0.5x0.4x0.3 cm in size. Submitted entirely for processing. Microscopy: Adenocarcinoma colon What does it indicates. This is my Grandpa's Report

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
This means he is having colon cancer but seems to be very early stage so no treatment will be required after surgery but send me the post op histopathology report. [Automatically added by Lybrate] Click "Consult Dr. Sanjaya Mishra" below to consult privately with the doctor.
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I am 16 years old and I have 15 tumor in my neck from last 10 years how should it treat?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, if for past 10years you have lumps it must be benign but you have to be clinically seen by a physician to rule out any infective cause. You can also meet us in our clinics.
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I am suffering from prostate enlargement gr-1, due to I suffered pain in? of my urine organ after urination severely several time. I am debetic too with managed level. I feel continued pain in both foot in lower part, I am 61, suggest please

MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician,
I am suffering from prostate enlargement gr-1, due to I suffered pain in? of my urine organ after urination severely ...
Require complete investigation for renal profile send latest report if any pl contact privately for further counselling and management.
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Hello sir what is the symptoms of cancer and asthma disease reply thanx sir. Okk.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer usually presents as painless lump anywhere like in neck, breast, armpits etc, nonhealing ulcer which persistent even after routine treatment. It may also present as sudden change in voice, bladder or bowel habits, throat pain, difficulty in swallowing, change in the size of mole etc. Asthma presents as breathing difficulty, cough, breathlessness on exertion etc.
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My wife has pain in right side breast ,she also feeding my 18 month old child, there is no smell in his breast milk ,shall it might due to milk blockage or some other reason.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
She may need an ultrasound of breast to be done, she may stop feeding, if she has started menstruations then this pain may be physiological, so may take some pain killer and use comfortable breast support.
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