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Dr. D. Raghunadha Rao

Oncologist, Hyderabad

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Dr. D. Raghunadha Rao is an experienced Oncologist in Punjagutta, Hyderabad. He is currently associated with Nizam's Institute Of Medical Sciences in Punjagutta, Hyderabad. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. D. Raghunadha Rao on Lybrate.com.

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I have a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck from two months it comes with a very bad cold but till now its not gone and I am still having infection in my throat I also done a needle biopsy and everything came back normal but neither the infection nor the enlarged lymph node is gone. What should I do?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
You must take a good course of antibiotics and anti allergic. You can check your sputum for sensitivity of antibiotics. Lymph node enlargement may be infection related though it is surprising why you have it for so long. Beyond this I need to examine and check your immune status to know the cause of infection.
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I have been suffered from vitamin D Deficiency, level is 21, I have total 4 lumps in both breast, 3 years ago, I had a surgery for same issue, now without any surgery I want to be cured completely, withing 3 -5 months, and to live a healthy married life, that can possible? Please. Suggest me? What and how to recover early?

Diploma in Anesthesia, MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
Improving with vit D levels with sunlight is difficult because the exposed part of your body to sun will be very little compared to the body surface as the hands below the elbow and face constitute hardly 18% of the body surface. so it will be better to take vit D tablets once a week for 3 months which is internationally accepted method. regarding the lump in the breast if its benign as you might have got the biopsy done when you got first operated 3 yrs back. if its simple fibroadenoma you need not much worry and leave them as it is for the time being. as you have not given your age, marital state, rearing of children etc., it will be difficult to assess the status of the lumps. if you wanted to have proper shape of the breasts then you can get them removed.

He is suffering with bone cancer fourth stage. I want to know whether there is any treatment for curing this case.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Fourth stage bone cancers whether it may be osteogenic sarcoma or ewings sarcoma, it would be by chemotherapy. Sometimes if it is a solitary site of metastases then surgery can be performed if excision Is possible and excision doesn't bring functional morbidity.
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Cause of oral sex cancer of throat happen? I hear from some where that is happened due to oral sex.

ISO 9001-2008 certified Superspeciality Hospital
Sexologist, Jaipur
Cause of oral sex cancer of throat happen? I hear from some where that is happened due to oral sex.
If both the partners are healthy then there is no problem. Causes of oral sex are bad hygeine, smoking.tobaco chewing etc.

My prostrate gland is enlarged, it is 37gms. I am aged 85. Pl. Give suggestions, precautions and remedies.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda, D.Y.A
Ayurveda, Pune
My prostrate gland is enlarged, it is 37gms. I am aged 85. Pl. Give suggestions, precautions and remedies.
As per ayurveda Enlarge Prostate is termed as Vruddhi roga. .As your age is 85 here we can give Chandraprabha Vati, Vangshil tab for 3 wks. If still No relief Go for TURP surgery.

At What Age Should You Get a Colonoscopy?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, Member of The Royal College of Physicians, UK (MRCP UK)
Gastroenterologist, Delhi
At What Age Should You Get a Colonoscopy?

Screening for cancer of the colon or large intestine and rectum is a proven way of saving a person from the impacts of colorectal diseases. This is partly because colon cancer is something that can be prevented if detected at an early stage and the polyps which may advance to cancer are removed properly. Thus if you are turning 50 soon, be prepared to present yourself for a screening colonoscopy that will help you ensure good health and well-being. It may sound uncanny, but do you know that 50,000 people across the world die from colorectal cancer every year, and it is ranked second in terms of cancer-centric deaths.

Understanding the importance of having colonoscopy: You may wonder how a painful, invasive, embarrassing, uncomfortable and time-consuming health test may be called a present. There are reasons enough. A screening colonoscopy is able to expose a cancerous tumour that's presently under way and cast light on the chances and risk factors that may precede it. When you choose to intervene early, you have the power to nip those risks at their budding stage, much before those malicious cells become malignant.

Spreading of the colorectal cancer: Your large intestine is really a big and last organ of the gastrointestinal system where the small intestine discontinues. Its primary function is to remove the water out of the leftover solids of digestion and get rid of them in the form of stool. Cancer may start to develop anywhere within the tube that expands 5 feet long and squares the vacant area of the abdomen. The large intestine expands up towards the right side, i.e. the ascending colon and then turns left through the liver, i.e., the transverse colon, bending down right at the spleen on its left, i.e. descending colon and loops to the middle, i.e., the sigmoid colon before it runs across the rectum and ends at the anus.

People who need a colonoscopy: To simplify matters, it can be said that all adults are at a potential risk of the colorectal cancer, including those people who lead a healthy life. But some people are at a higher risk. Those individuals have a specific gene mutation that predisposes them to develop into numerous polyps. The risk is also high with people who are first-degree relatives of a person diagnosed with cancer before the age of 50. People with Ulcerative colitis, various types of inflammatory bowel diseases and Crohn's disease are also at a higher risk.

Colorectal cancer is a serious ailment and screening colonoscopy is a feasible means of detecting any polyps that may be cancerous in the future. Speak with a reputed gastroenterologist today to stay ahead of the disease. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My friend having muscle pain, feeling tried ness, shortness of breathe. And having multinodular thyroid. Is it symptom of throat cancer.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Please get your friend clinically evaluated by an oncologist or even a general surgeon for this. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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Colon Cancer - How To Manage It At Different Stages?

M.ch - Surgical Oncology
Oncologist, Hyderabad
Colon Cancer - How To Manage It At Different Stages?

Cancer is the biggest menace humans have to encounter at this point in time. It is an issue that afflicts thousands of people worldwide and to this day this is no particular cure for this epidemic affliction. It’s an ugly disease that makes people suffer, drains every resource they own and puts a humongous strain not only on the patient, but also on everyone surrounding them, and interpersonal relationships. Cancer is a disease that progresses in stages and that is why it is important to get checked regularly. In case you are unfortunate enough to have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, as it is commonly known, here is a quick guide to the different stages and how to proceed.

Stage Zero: It is also called carcinoma in situ. This is the earliest stage where the cancerous cells have not spread beyond the inner lining of the rectum or colon.
What to do: Stage zero colon cancer means that it hasn’t spread beyond the colon to other organs or areas so it only just requires surgery to remove the cancerous cells. This is called local excision performed using a colonoscope.

Stage One: This stage is where cancer has spread further into the lining of the colon but has not reached the outside walls of the colon or any other area for that matter.
What to do: If the cancer was removed at stage zero as a unit (the polyp) and nothing was left behind then nothing further needs doing. Although if the polyp is “high grade” then more surgery will be required, additionally if some get left behind after the first surgery then more will be required. Cancers that have developed otherwise require removing of a part of the colon, a partial colectomy. Colectomy can be done by conventional open surgery or by laparoscopic surgery.

Stage Two: The stage where cancer has advanced through the lining into growing over the walls of the colon but has not proceeded towards the lymph nodes.
What to do: Requires surgery, partial colectomy along with removing some of the surrounding lymph nodes. Chemotherapy post-surgery may be suggested by your doctor. Discuss before you agree to it. Colectomy can be done by conventional open surgery or by laparoscopic surgery.

Stage Three: Cancer has spread beyond the wall of the colon and reached the surrounding lymph nodes. It has not yet spread to other areas of the body or organs.
What to do: Partial colectomy including post-surgery chemotherapy but if the patient is not strong enough for surgery they are suggested chemotherapy or radiation therapy as an alternative. Surgery is the primary modality of treatment. However these patients will require additional treatment in the form of chemotherapy or radiation. Patients with rectal cancer may be advised Pre-operative chemotherapy & radiotherapy followed by surgery

Stage Four: Cancer has spread widely to several organs, to the liver, lungs, and even to the brain.
What to do: Surgery will not do much good, unless it can be used to remove the specific areas where the cancer is clustered. Mostly it is suggested to alleviate the pain but there is a chance that surgery might cure you too. Chemotherapy is absolutely required. Chemotherapy is the primary treatment. Patients with an obstructing tumor may need a colostomy or radiotherapy. Some patients with disease confined to the peritoneum may be offered curative surgery (Peritonectomy+ HIPEC)

In stages 2, 3 and 4 there is an emerging role of targeted therapies along with the traditional chemotherapy. The same are chosen on basis of biomarkers. In liver metastases, there is now a strong role for SBRT to liver lesions for high local control and potential cure in many. SBRT is a valuable alternative to liver surgery.

Cancers which have spread only to peritoneum have a chance of cure with peritonectomy with HIPEC or Hot chemotherapy wash. If the spread is limited to less than 3 nodules in liver, they can be removed by surgery following chemotherapy. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Role of Healthy Diet in Cancer

MBBS, MD - Oncology, DNB - Super Speciality, Immuno Oncology
Oncologist, Delhi
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Know how Healthy diet will help you to avoid obesity and cancer

Hello everybody I am Dr. Sajjan Rajpurohit. I am a consultant medical oncologist at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute. Today I will be talking about the role of healthy diet in cancer.

Many cancers in both men and women are associated with obesity and decrease physical exercise and our diet. From the important component into the the central or the Truncal obesity. The common cancers which are associated with obesity are colon cancer, endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer and breast cancer. So having a good healthy diet which includes ample amount of fibers along with a good degree of proteins of fat composition not more than 15-20 percent of the total diet and carbohydrates not exceeding more than thirty-five to forty percent of the total calorie intake and such diet if its taken it also leads to decreased aging, decrease oxidative stress on the body and it decreases the chance of these cancers. So enhance your diet with ample amount of fruits, fibers nuts and also don't forget to take lot of water on a daily basis and regarding junk foods we should try to avoid them as far as possible. However once a week it's okay if we go out the balance diet.

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