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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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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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Symptoms And Causes Of Lung Cancer!

Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine, FCCP - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Nagpur
Symptoms And Causes Of Lung Cancer!

Lungs are the most important organ of our body that has the responsibility of taking in the oxygen and releasing out carbon dioxide. When cancer develops in it, the entire body gets imbalanced. Lung cancer leads to more death than any other type of cancer, which is why identifying the symptoms and knowing the causes are instrumental in obtaining a timely diagnosis as well as in prevention of this disease.

Symptoms of Lung Cancer

In the early stages:

  1. Persistent coughing
  2. Chest pain
  3. Bleeding
  4. Fatigue
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Sudden weight loss
  7. Headaches
  8. Coughing up blood

In the later stages:

  1. Bone pain
  2. Joint pain
  3. Facial paralysis
  4. Neck swelling
  5. Blood clotting
  6. Weakness
  7. Sever chest pain

Causes of Lung Cancer

Smoking: People who smoke are more prone to lung cancer. With the increase in the number of cigarettes you smoke, your chances of getting lung cancer increase too. People who don't smoke but are surrounded by the smokers also have high chances of being affected by this form of cancer.

Exposure to Asbestos: Asbestos is a group of mineral, which is present naturally in the environment. Lung cancer can occur due to the inhalation and ingestion of asbestos fibers.

Exposure to Ranon Gas: Ranon is a radioactive gas, which is formed naturally on decaying of radioactive elements. It is found in low levels in the air that we breathe and the water that we drink. Consumption of air and water having this gas leads to lung cancer.

High Levels of Air Pollution: Presence of high levels of dust particles and pollutants in the air that we breathe can cause lung cancer. 1-2% of lung cancer is caused because of it.

High Levels of Arsenic in Drinking Water: Consuming water with arsenic content is harmful as it directly affects the lungs and when the arsenic content is too high, it may lead to lung cancer.

Exposure to Chemicals: Exposure to certain chemicals like uranium, coal products, gasoline, diesel exhaust and mustard gas can also cause lung cancer.

Family History of Lung Cancer: Chances of getting lung cancer increase if your parents, child or siblings are already prone to lung cancer. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Pulmonologist.

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Hello sir, I am 56years old man, approx two months ago I had a prostrate operation, still I had irritation in my penis (at tube) whenever I pee at pressure what could be the reason.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
Hello sir, I am 56years old man, approx two months ago I had a prostrate operation, still I had irritation in my peni...
I think that is very much natural to have some pain after turp. Most likely it will go away with time. Pls consult your urologist to rule out uti.
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Prostate Cancer - What Is Bone Directed Therapy?

MBBS, DM - Oncology, MD - General Medicine
Oncologist, Nashik
Prostate Cancer - What Is Bone Directed Therapy?

If prostate cancer spreads to other parts of the body, it targets and goes to the bones first. And, if the cancer has spread outside the prostate, preventing or slowing its spread to the bones is a major goal of treatment.
If the cancer has already spread to the bones, relieving pain and other complications is also a very important part of the cancer treatment. There are a number of ways and means to prevent and treat prostate cancer’s spread to bones.

Understanding them in detail

Bone metastasis or spread of cancer to the bone is an extremely painful condition. This can also cause fractures or potentially fatal conditions like high blood calcium levels. Bone-targeted treatments such as hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and vaccines are used but so are a slew of other treatments more specifically targeting bone metastasis and its side effects. These are:

1. Bisphosphonates: Bisphosphonates are drugs that work by slowing down the reproduction of bone cells or osteoclasts. These cells work by breaking down the hard mineral structure of bones to keep them healthy. These bone cells often become overactive when prostate cancer spreads to the bones.

Bisphosphonates can also be used:

  • To help control and relieve bone pain
  • To control the high calcium levels caused by prostate cancer metastasizing to bones
  • To help slow the growth of cancer
  • To help delay or prevent fractures
  • To help strengthen bones in men on hormone therapy

Zoledronic acid or Zometa is the most commonly used bisphosphonate for prostate cancer. This is given as an intravenous (IV) injection, usually once every 3 or 4 weeks. The patients on this drug are also advised to take supplements containing calcium and vitamin D to prevent low blood calcium levels. Side effects include flu-like symptoms and bone or joint pain as well as kidney problems and sometimes osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). In ONJ, part of the jaw bone loses its blood supply and dies, leading to tooth loss and infections of the jaw bone.

2. Denosumab: This is another drug that can help when prostate cancer spreads to bones. Like the bisphosphonates, denosumab also works by blocking osteoclasts. This drug is used:

  • To help prevent or delay fractures
  • To help slow the spread of cancer to the bones despite hormone therapy
  • This drug is injected intravenously every 4 weeks.
  • Common side effects include diarrhea, nausea, and fatigue.

3. Corticosteroids: These lower bone pain in some men in whom cancer has spread to the bones.
4. External radiation therapy: This helps if the pain is limited to one or only a few areas of bone. Radiation can also be aimed at tumors on the spine and other parts of the body.
5. Radiopharmaceuticals: These are drugs that contain radioactive elements and these are injected into a vein and go and settle in areas of damaged bones, where they give off radiation that kills cancer cells. The major side effects of these drugs is a decrease in blood cell counts which makes the body of the patient more prone to infections and bleeding.

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

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Prostate measures 46.7 c.c.Grade 2 prostatomegaly. PSA is 1.076.phleboliths seen in pelvis. Marginal anterior osteophytes are seen at L3 to L5. Feel lower back and hips pain. Is surgery needed for prostate enlargement? Doing normal day to day normal things.

MS - General Surgery, MCh Urology
Urologist, Hyderabad
Prostate measures 46.7 c.c.Grade 2 prostatomegaly. PSA is 1.076.phleboliths seen in pelvis. Marginal anterior osteoph...
Respected Sir 1.Now a days ,many new medicines are being used to manage prostatic enlargement medically. 2.The only indications for surgery are: a.Acute Urinary Retention due to prostatic obstruction. B.Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections presumably caused by bladder outlet obstruction. C.Bladder Stones associated with prostatic enlargement. D.Upper tract changes caused due to prostate enlargement like Hydronephrosis. Hope this answers your query. Get well soon sir Thanks.
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Hello Dr. I have a lump in my left side breast. It is over and Its size around 1.5 cm- 2 cm. I was tested FNAC test and result is it is fibroadenoma. It is never pain. But sometimes like if I press forcefully or sometime automatically pain started. Please suggest me some oil or home remedies for remove this lump.

MS, DNB (Surgical Oncology)
Oncologist, Jodhpur
Hello Dr. I have a lump in my left side breast. It is over and Its size around 1.5 cm- 2 cm. I was tested FNAC test a...
Hello lybrate-user, As you mentioned you are suffering from Fibroadenoma of the breast. It happens due to hormonal changes at your age and it is very common. It need not to remove as it is completely innocuous. As in your case, it is painful, you can get it removed. The procedure itself will be minor and can be done under local anesthesia. There has been the role of evening primrose oil, which is available in chemist shops in capsule form, and to be started at 1gm 4 times a day with Vitamin E capsules. These remedies can be tried, but in your case, surgical removal would be rather simple and curative option. Good luck.
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My mother is 56 year old she had carcinoma breast cancer grade 1 we did Right radical Mastectomy on 22/9/2016 before that she had 3 chemo. But now after surgery is it necessary to give chemo pls advise Our regular visit doctors had asked to give next three chemotherapy.

MBBS, M S General Surgery ,
General Surgeon, Chandigarh
Hi once your mother's tumor is removed then the sample will go for biopsy report so once the biopsy report comes them the type of chemo will be planned .but as of now as you r saying that she was given chemo before .then most probably .she will get a full course of chemotherapy.
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Are breast reduction surgeries safe? Is there any cream available in the market for breast reduction after delivery? Pls help.

MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hello. I think what you are asking is the breast lift surgery which is done for the loose sagging breasts, post delivery and lactation. The breast reduction surgery is done for the large overhanging breasts which causes discomfort in the daily activities and in wearing the regular garments. The type of the surgery can be decided on consulting wth a good plastic surgeon who can guide you properly. Either way, these surgeries are safe to go for in good hands, who do these procedures regularly. The topical creams which claim to reduce the breast size are nothing more than the waste of money, as there is no scientific data in any of those medications for efficacy. U can contact me for any more details.
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If the cancer has relapsed are there chances of it to relapse again & from breast it has come to lung as my cough had increased so there are traces in bone & above liver so are there chances of spreading is it curable how many Chemo is needed pls help.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
What you have said if that is right, then only chemotherapy is the treatment. Consult cancer doctor or medical oncologist who is dm in oncology.
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I have a tendency of tumor .i had a benign tumor in ear. Then I have multiscopy giant cell tumor at femur. So what is the remedy of removing tumor?

DM - Oncology, MBBS, MD - Medicine
Oncologist, Mumbai
I have a tendency of tumor .i had a benign tumor in ear. Then I have multiscopy giant cell tumor at femur. So what is...
Now a days lots of happening in fields of cancer therapies development. But still we don't have anything to prevent cancer. The patient who are prone to develop cancer or multiple types of cancer usually have Lifraumeni syndrome, in these case also we don't have any remedy to remove it.
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What is mean by cancer? Explain about different types of cancers? Give reasons for this type of illness?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
cancer is a disease which starts at genetic levels. when genes which control the cells and its growth get altered by some injury by chemicals, pollution, pesticide or tobacco etc, they lead to uninhibited growth of cells leading to formation of clump and exhaust body resources causing weightloss, fatigue. cancer can affect any part of body, any organ. histopathologically it depends on tissue of origin. cancer is a lifestyle related disease and increased pollution , usage if chemicals , altered dietary habits, stress has contributed to this disease.
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