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Dr. T. Raja

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, DM - Oncology

Oncologist, Chennai

29 Years Experience  ·  0 at clinic
Dr. T. Raja MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, DM - Oncology Oncologist, Chennai
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Dr. T. Raja is a renowned Oncologist in Sowkhya Ayurveda Speciality Clinic, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Oncologist for 29 years. Doctor is a MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, DM - Oncology . You can meet Dr. T. Raja personally at Apollo Hospital - Greams Road in Sowkhya Ayurveda Speciality Clinic, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. T. Raja on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Madurai Kamaraj University - 1988
MD - Paediatrics - Gujarat university. - 1993
DM - Oncology - Gujarat university. - 1997
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Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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What is the main reason of skin and blood cancer and what are its initial symptoms.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Skin cancers may be related to some injury to skin, could be due to chemical exposure, burn ulcers, ultraviolet radiation exposure etc. Blood cancers generally due to some genetic changes. Smoking is also associated with increased incidence of leukaemia. Skin cancers would present as abnormal growth or mostly ulceration. There can also be lymphadenopathy in draining area. Leukaemia presents as prolonged fever, frequent infection, bleeding, breathing difficulty, cough, Lymph node enlargement or organ enlargement etc.
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What are the symptoms of lung cancer? How can I overcome the lung cancer? I was suffering from cough over a month!

PG Diploma in Clinical Research, Diploma in Acupuncture, MBBS, College Of Physicians & Surgeons
General Physician, Mumbai
In lung cancer cough, with or without blood, pain while taking breath, loss of weight. Such symptoms are also there in bronchitis, tubrculosis, plueritis etc. At the age of 19 yrs, its uncommon or rare to have lung cancer. Is your cough is dry or with sputum, fever, loss of appetite. Worm infestation, etc.
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Urge to urine can't hold also wake up in middle of for pee. All test are negative uti, prostate etc. Please suggest me what to do to get rid of this and have proper sleep in night. ?

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
Urge to urine can't hold also wake up in middle of for pee. All test are negative uti, prostate etc. Please suggest m...
Hi lybrate-user, I appreciate you seeking help. Well, you may require a few more investigations apart from the ones mentioned above. I would advise that you visit a neurologist who can clinically examine you and rule out any possibility of neuro-degenerative disorders that may have triggered a bladder dysfunction. Last but not the least, possibility of any sleep related disorders, especially sleep apnea, needs to be ruled out too. For the time being, however, you may follow certain simple disciplines like going to bed on time, not taking water just before you retire to bed, ensure that you do urinate once properly before you get to sleep. Also, adjust your room temperature, avoid making it too cold. Hope this helps. Do take care and all the very best.
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I am 64 years old man. I have undergone cabg in 2012. Now my tsh level is 6.5. Earlier 6 months back it was 14. I have been taking tablet thyronorm 25 mcg since last 6 months. My weight is 58 kg. Taking following medicines: nebicard 2.5 1-0-0. Ecosprin75mg 0-1-0. Stiloz50mg. 1-0-1. Crevast 5mg 0-0-1 and also taking flodart plus for B.P.H. (middle lobe enlargement) psa less than 2. Please give your free medical advice on this medication.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 64 years old man. I have undergone cabg in 2012. Now my tsh level is 6.5. Earlier 6 months back it was 14. I hav...
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 consut doctor on time.
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What are the precautions we must take to prevent cancer? And how can we identifyit in its early stage.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Healthy lifestyle, avoidance of known cancer causing substances like tobacco pollution pesticides etc one can prevent cancer. Regular body examination, annual health check up and consultation of specialist for any abnormal long standing symptoms.
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Pap Smear Test - Who Should Opt for it?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Advanced Infertility
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Pap Smear Test - Who Should Opt for it?

Regular medical checkups and tests can be very helpful in prevention of cancer and growth of malignant cells or tumours. With the increase in the rates of cervical cancer, gynaecological checkups are of utmost need. For effective cervical cancer prevention, Pap smear bears the maximum number of success rates.

Pap smear is a medical procedure that helps to detect cancer or signs of other cervical infections. The Pap smear test however cannot detect ovarian cell cancer or uterine cancer. It is known to detect changes only in the vaginal cells and cervical dysplasia. Cervical dysplasia refers to the growth of pre-cancerous cells.

How this test is conducted?
1. Pap smear is conducted when the woman is not menstruating.
2. An instrument called speculum is inserted into one’s vagina to be able to access the cervix more easily.
3. Pap smear involves the collection of sample cells from the outer cervix area.
4. Cervical brush is inserted into the speculum and the sample cells are collected.
5. Then, the samples are put on a glass slide for further evaluation.
6. The Pap smear procedure takes only a few minutes bu can prevent serious medical problems in the long run.
7. The Pap smear is not a painful procedure, though it may be slightly uncomfortable for a few minutes only.

Who can undergo Pap smear?
1. Women can undergo Pap smear procedures once they are of 21 years of age and are generally sexually active
2. Women can go for pap smears up to the age of 70
3. Pap smears should be conducted preferably every two or three years
4. Women aged 65 and above and who have had no abnormalities in the last three consecutive tests, may stop taking pap smears
5. Before undergoing the test, it is important to stop douching and using vaginal creams for at least 2 days.
6. If there has been a case of multiple and frequent change of sexual partners, then you must go for Pap smear frequently
7. Women with weak immune system and who bear the risk of HIV Aids
8. Women who are heavy smokers

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Hello sir/Madam, Am dastageer I just want to no there is any hospital which provide blood cancer treatment for free of cost. In karnataka.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Medical college, government hospitals or regional cancer centres in your area would help you out with this. There are NGOs which provide financial assistance in treatment.
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Hi sir. How to find out oral cancer in early stage? How much cost for cancer checkup? I used to chewing gutka, so I want to go for oral cancer checkup. Please help me.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear sir, oral cancers can be diagnosed in early stages by detailed examination of oral cavity by surgeon or ENT surgeon. You can also meet oncologist for same. Oral cancers can present as ulceration, growth, bleeding, difficulty in swallowing and eating etc. If needed they will advise necessary tests like direct laryngoscopy, ct scan, biopsy etc but only if needed and they find anything abnormal on examination.
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I can feel one small ball or flesh-like small swelling inside my wife's left breast, she is 26 yrs. Old. We have 1 yr. 3 months baby boy, who is not ready to withdraw feeding, all reports are normal too, what should be done in this case? Though there is no pain or itching effect. Local doctor said, no issue.

DGO, MD, MRCOG, CCST, Accredation in Colposcopy
Gynaecologist, Kolkata
It depends on the size and exact scan findings. Usually there is nothing to worry and there are effective medicines available
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There are so many reasons for cancer What are the main reasons of spreading of cancer virus to others?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer can not be spread from one individual to other, it is not a transmissible disease. If there are many people in family suffering from cancer then there could be genetic link or if many People are suffering from cancer in locality then there could be common risk factor like some industry close by, soil source of water may be polluted or some common exposure to carcinogens.
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I am 25 year old. 1 week back I found small lump inside my right side breast and it s paining when I touch (press). Is this serious problem?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly go to a breast surgeon immediately & have yourself examined. You may need mammography to come to a final diagnosis. Do not delay or ignore it.
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Am I more at risk if my relative have cancer and what do cancer stages and grades mean?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Yes but nearly 5-7 %may be genetically transferred, rest are acquired. Stages means extent of spread and grade means aggressiveness of disease.
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I am 21 year old and I have Breast problem, my Breast size is different, left size is small and right side is big, and a big size always paining what can I do for this.

General Surgeon, Delhi
Hello lybrate-user, thanks for your query, pain in breast at your age is common so please do not worry too much, you may try to change the size and type of your undergarments which better suit your body type. As of the size difference if it is noticeable than you may consult a plastic surgeon who will guide you through various options available.
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Ovarian Cancer - Symptoms And Treatment

MICOG, DRM, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG), DNB, MD, MBBS
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Ovarian Cancer - Symptoms And Treatment

Ovarian cancer takes place when the cells in either of your ovaries have an abnormal growth. The ovaries are two small organs, situated on either side of your uterus. They deliver female sex hormones and store and discharge eggs (ova) that help a woman reproduce. Ovarian cancer is a serious disease that emerges from various sorts of cells and growths inside the ovary.

Specialists do not know precisely what causes ovarian cancer. Hereditary qualities, for example and other DNA changes, are a danger element for few ladies. Around 10 out of 100 ovarian cancers are thought to be brought about by quality transformations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. Women who go through changes due to these carrier genes are more at risk of contracting ovarian cancer.

The earliest symptoms of ovarian cancer are as follows:

  1. Frequent bloating in the uterus or stomach area.
  2. Pain in your pelvis or belly.
  3. Inconvenience while eating, or feeling full quickly.
  4. Urinary issues, for example, a critical need to urinate or urinating more frequently than expected.

The disease is usually suspected after an ultrasound suggests an ovarian cyst with a specific appearance. If there is a suspicion of ovarian cancer on ultrasound, you doctor may ask for a blood test for markers like CA-125, CEA, AFP, etc.

Treatment options for ovarian cancer:

The decision of treatment and the long-term result for ladies who have ovarian cancer relies upon the sort and phase of cancer they are in. Your age, general wellbeing, personal satisfaction, and wish to get pregnant should be considered. The primary treatment methods for ovarian cancer are:

  1. Surgery to see whether you have cancer or not and to treat it. This may include taking biopsies to check for the spread of cancer.
  2. Chemotherapy, which uses medications to kill the cancerous cells. It is suggested after surgery for most phases of ovarian cancer.
  3. Women who are in a more progressive stage of ovarian cancer may have a portion of their chemotherapy before surgery and whatever is left of it after surgery. This can make the surgery more secure for these women.
  4. Radiation treatment might be utilized to pulverize the cancer cells with the help of high-measurement X-ray beams or other high-vitality beams.

Side Effects of Treatment Methods:

Most medications for ovarian cancer cause reactions. They may vary, depending upon the kind of treatment, your age and general well-being. Reactions of surgery rely on the degree of your surgery and spread of the disease. In case your specialist removes your ovaries, you lose the capacity to bear children with your own eggs. The option of egg freezing should be discussed before resorting to this step. Furthermore, if both ovaries are removed, it leads to menopausal symptoms.

Symptoms of chemotherapy may incorporate loss of appetite and weight, queasiness, fatigue, vomiting, nausea and hair loss.

One should get regular or annual check-ups done to see if there are problems in any parts of the bodies since natural symptoms of cancer are only visible after a certain stage. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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What are the symptoms of breast cancer and what is the treatment of it and how to take precaution.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Breast cancer may present as a painless lump in the breast or armpit, bloody discharge from nipple or any recent onset change in the breast skin or nipple. In advanced stages it may also present as bony pain or backache, or breathlessness or headache. The earlier it is detected, the easier it is to treat it and the more effective the treatment is. The only precaution you need to take is to be aware about breast cancer and to routine regular self breast examination and annual clinical breast examination by a doctor. Also one you are 40, you need to get 1-2 yearly screening mammography done, regularly.
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Renal Cancer - Signs You Must Not Ignore!

Interventional Nephrology, DM - Nephrology, MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Nephrologist, Bangalore
Renal Cancer - Signs You Must Not Ignore!

Renal cancer is also known as hypernephroma, renal cell carcinoma (RCC), kidney cancer or renal adenocarcinoma. The kidneys are organs in your body that dispose off waste, while additionally regulating fluid balance. There are small tubes in the kidneys called tubules. These filter the blood, help in discharging waste, and make urine. RCC happens when cancer cells start to grow out of control in the lining of the tubules of the kidney. Renal cancer is a progressive disease that spreads to the lungs and the organs around it.

Medical experts do not know the exact cause behind renal cancer. It is most commonly found in men between the ages of 50 and 70. There are some risk factors and signs that indicate one’s possibility of having renal cancer and these are as follows:

  1. Family history of renal cancer
  2. Dialysis treatment
  3. Hypertension or high blood pressure
  4. Obesity
  5. Smoking cigarettes
  6. Polycystic kidney disease (a condition that causes cyst formation in the kidneys)


At a point when renal cancer is in its initial stages, patients might not see any symptoms. The symptoms are mainly seen in the later stages. Some of the most common symptoms are as follows:

  1. Blood in urine: Blood in urine is called hematuria. As indicated by the Renal Cancer Association, hematuria is the most widely recognized indication of kidney cancer. In case you have blood in your urine, you may see pink, rust or even a red staining.
  2. Lower back pain: The vast majority does not encounter pain until cancer is in later stages. Pain from renal cancer is felt on one side of the flank, the region over the pelvis, and beneath the ribs in the abdomen. This pain can go from a dull yearn to a sharp wound, frequently leaving the area blue. In case you have any sudden pain that continues for more than a couple of days, you need to see a specialist.
  3. A mass or lump: A mass or protuberance in the abdomen can be an indication of renal cancer. Kidney knots might be hard to feel since they are somewhere down in the abdomen. Once a bump is found, your specialist may arrange symptomatic tests such as an ultrasound or a CT scan. These tests may diagnose what your knot might be.
  4. Iron deficiency and fatigue: Weakness and a fall in your iron levels are the most common symptoms of any type of cancer. Cancer exhaustion is not quite the same as simply feeling tired.
  5. Weight reduction, loss of appetite and fever: Another normal side effect of cancer is sudden and startling weight reduction. This happens quickly without any excessive workouts or dieting. A person diagnosed with cancer can also face a loss of appetite. In fact, even their most loved food items can get to be unappealing. Frequent fever is yet another common symptoms among most cancer patients.

In case your specialist suspects that you may have renal cancer, they will take some information about your and family’s medical history. They will then do a physical exam. Discoveries that can show renal cancer include swelling or irregularities in the stomach area. In case of men, augmented veins in the scrotal sac (varicocele) may be found. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Nephrologist.

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My wife age is 36 years and she has some kind of Rasoli in her head. She has no pain but day by day those are increase in her head. What should I do at this stage? Kindly suggests me in situations?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
You must get fnac done to know the nature of lump. Mostly they are sebaceous cysts. And can be treated by local application and antibiotics but still to be sure get an fnac done.
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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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