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Dr. T. Raja

MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, DM - Oncology

Oncologist, Chennai

31 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic
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Dr. T. Raja MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, DM - Oncology Oncologist, Chennai
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Dr. T. Raja is a renowned Oncologist in Greams Road, Chennai. He has been a practicing Oncologist for 31 years. He is a MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, DM - Oncology . You can meet Dr. T. Raja personally at Apollo Hospital - Greams Road in Greams Road, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. T. Raja on Lybrate.com.

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

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Apollo Hospital - Greams Road

#21/22 Greams lane, Thousand lights, Off Greams Road.Landmark : Near Asan Memorial Senior Secondary SchoolChennai Get Directions
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New No.6, Old No.24, Cenotaph Road.Landmark : Near Hotel Rain treeChennai Get Directions
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Hi, I want to know about Vertical black strip lines on toe and thumb, is this melanoma? Please suggest me.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
The f black lines on the nails is a splinter hemorrhage, which occurs when blood vessels under the fingernail are damaged, often due to injuries, such as hitting. More seriously, a black line or lines on the nails can indicate the presence of melanoma, a dangerous form of skin cancer.Jan

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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I got fibroadenoma in both my breast kindly suggest any medicine for curable I do not want to have surgery already I had 3 years before surgery but I got again now is there any permanent solution pls suggest.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS, FICS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Fibro adenoma breast is a benign condition. If it is fibroadenoma, nothing needs to be done. Transformation from fibroadenoma to cancer is rare; regression or resolution is frequent, supporting conservative approaches to follow-up and management. Follow-up every 6 months is recommended with you doctor/surgeon. Thanks.
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Dentist, Cuttack
Most of oral ulcers natural remedy are HONEY AND DESI GHEE. Just appky it wth finger

How long does Altraj take to stop the growth of cancer cells. I ‘ve taken it for one month but the growth of cells is same. Will it show its results after one month Thanks.

MBBS, M.S. General Surgery, M.R.C.S. England, M.Ch. Surgical Oncology, DNB Surgical Oncology, FEBS Surgical Oncology, DNB General Surgery, MNAMS, FMAS, FIAGES, FAIS, FICS, FEBS Breast Surgery, FACS, Fellowship IFHNOS & MSKCC USA, Fellowship in breast and oncplastic Surgery
Oncologist, Mumbai
It takes atleast 3-6 months for the hormonal therapy to show effect. If it is growing rapidly show it to your doctor. Why was altraz started and not surgery? Was the disease spread? Why is surgery not done upfront? We offer primary endocrine therapy only if Patient is unfit for surgery especially in 80-85 plus age group. If you want to share the reports and discuss this further, Feel free to contact me directly.
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Colonic Polyps - Know The Causes & Symptoms Of It!

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Hepatology
Gastroenterologist, Gurgaon
Colonic Polyps - Know The Causes & Symptoms Of It!

Colon polyps are growths that are typically found in the large intestine. Although the causes behind the occurrence of colon polyps are not known, this condition is usually seen to affect adults.

These colon polyps might turn into colon cancer over a period of time; the development of cancer can happen over a number of years.

Colon polyps are usually symptomless; hence it becomes difficult to diagnose the condition. They are commonly found as additional results of screening tests for colon cancers. Screening tests are conducted when there is a suspicion of a disease but it displays no significant symptoms. The symptoms can only be visible if the polyps are enlarged.

Typical symptoms include:

  1. Rectal bleeding.

  2. Changes in bowel conditions such as diarrhoea and constipation.

  3. Changes in urination patterns.

  4. Change in appearance of stool.

As the presence of most polyps becomes evident only during colon cancer tests, it is recommended that regular tests for colon cancer be conducted for adults over the age of 50.

Some of these tests include:

  1. Colonoscopy: This is highly recommended for detecting colon polyps. A small tube used for viewing is inserted into the colon by the doctor.

  2. Flexible Sigmoidoscopy: It is similar to colonoscopy with the only difference being that the tube is smaller.

  3. Computed Tomographic Colonography (CTC): Also known as virtual colonoscopy, various computer systems and X-rays are used to create a detailed picture of the colon so that the doctor can search for polyps.

The size of the colon polyps helps to identify if the polyp is cancerous or not. Chances of the polyp being cancerous are high if the size of the polyp is higher than 1 cm or 0.4 inches. Hyperplastic polyps (smaller polyps) do not become cancerous and hence, do not need to undergo a colonoscopy. Another form of polyp is the sessile polyp which is usually a flat growth without a stalk and grows on the inner wall of the colon. Similar to other polyps, these polyps can be found and removed using a colonoscopy or a sigmoidoscopy.

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I am taking geripod d for BPH for last three months but the result is not satisfied. My prostate enlarged prostate is in grade 1 stage and the urine retention is about 130 ml. The uriflometory test is ok. I am 47 years old and diabetic too. Kindly advise.

Ms. Counselling & Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
I am taking geripod d for BPH for last three months but the result is not satisfied. My prostate enlarged prostate is...
you can use homeopathic sbl prostonum drops daily 2 times 15 drops in cup of water and revert back after 15 days there will be definetly improvement

My age is 65 years old, I am TAKING cancer-5MG, STORVAZ-20MG&ECOSPRIN-75MG AND SHE UNDERWENT INSERTION OF STEAD. What are uses & side effects of these medicines.

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Oncologist, Faridabad
These medications seem to be related to your cardiology problems I think a cardiologist will help you out regarding medication related queries.
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What are the symptoms of cancer and how many types of cancer are present we have.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells Leading to symptoms like palpable lump or swelling, ulceration which doesn't heal after routine time, abnormal bleeding, difficulty in swallowing, Breathing difficulty some times, hoarseness of voice, constipation etc. Any organ of the body may be affected by cancer and histopathologically there Can more than 200 types of cancers depending on cell of origin.
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