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Dr. Prabhakar Mariappan

MBBS, MD - Radiotherapy, Senior Residency in Radiation Oncology

Oncologist, Hyderabad

10 Years Experience  ·  0 at clinic
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Dr. Prabhakar Mariappan is a popular Oncologist in Lingampally, Hyderabad. Doctor has over 10 years of experience as a Oncologist. Doctor is a qualified MBBS, MD - Radiotherapy, Senior Residency in Radiation Oncology . Doctor is currently practising at American Oncology Institute in Lingampally, Hyderabad. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Prabhakar Mariappan on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Coimbatore Medical College - 2008
MD - Radiotherapy - government medical college, trivandrum - 2013
Senior Residency in Radiation Oncology - Christian Medical College, Vellore - 2014

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1-100/1/CCH, Nallagandla, Seri Lingampally Landmark : Near Aparna SarovarHyderabad Get Directions
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Hello, In connection to my smear test, I was asked to go for CA125 test and ultrasound as well. Report reads ca125 as 117 and scan reads normal.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Ca 125 test itself can not suggest anything, need doctor to listen to detailed medical history in form of questions and answers, examination of patient and sometimes reports so meet concerned doctor.- Gynecologist.
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Prostate Operation - Quick Tips To Help You Recover Fast!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Pune
Prostate Operation - Quick Tips To Help You Recover Fast!

A prostate operation involves the removal of a part of the prostate gland or sometimes the removal of the entire prostate gland. Such a surgery is a serious one and several recovery tips must be followed by a patient to ensure quick and successful healing. 

Here are some important tips for recuperating from a prostate operation:

  1. After the surgery, you need to spend up to three days in the hospital for initial recovery. You might be given fluids, which go directly into your veins until you fully recover from anesthesia.
  2. After the operation, normal urination will be disrupted in the beginning, as the urethra stays swollen. Urinating gets a little difficult and uncomfortable for a few days after the removal of the catheter.
  3. You may feel fatigued and may feel under the weather for some weeks after a prostate operation. So you must take things easy for at least two months.
  4. Avoid lifting or moving heavy objects for some weeks following the surgery. Do not perform any exercise, which causes strain. You should ask your friends and family members to carry out chores for you.
  5. After becoming slightly stable you should start gentle exercises. Walking is an effective remedy, which helps in blood circulation and lowers the risk of getting blood clots in the legs.
  6. You should drink lots of water during the recovery stage. This will reduce the risk of getting a urinary tract infection and also help in clearing any trace of blood from your urine.
  7. For improving bladder control, you should perform several pelvic floor exercises.
  8. In case of any kind of pain, you can take over the counter painkillers to ease the pain.
  9. It will take you a time span of three to six weeks for total recovery after a prostate operation. You should consult your surgeon about the best time to return to normal daily activities.
  10. You can get back to work soon, but it depends on your nature of work. Office jobs are not much of a problem, but in case of physical labour, more time is needed before you can resume your duties.
  11. Activities such as driving can be started quite soon after initial recovery. However, it varies from person to person. Some people may get back to driving within two weeks while some may need a month.
  12. You have to wait for 6 to 8 weeks after a prostate operation before getting back to sexual activities.
  13. In case you experience high fever, pain during urination or the inability to urinate, you must consult your doctor immediately.
  14. It takes a person several weeks to recover from a prostate operation completely. Initially, total rest is required. But eventually, he can return to normal activities and lead a healthy life.

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

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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia - Know The Facts About It!

MBBS, DM - Oncology, MD - General Medicine
Oncologist, Nashik
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia - Know The Facts About It!

CML refers to Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. This type of cancer originates in the bone marrow. It occurs when a genetic change takes place in immature myeloid cells. These cells are responsible for the production of platelets, red blood cells and many types of white blood cells. As a result of these changes an abnormal gene known as BCR-ABL is formed. In turn, this gene converts the myeloid cells into CML cells.

As cancer progresses, the cells spill out of the bone marrow and enter the circulatory system. The cells are transported through the blood to other organs and can settle in various other parts of the body. CML is a slow growing cancer but in some cases, it can turn into fast-growing cancer that is hard to treat. It is more common amongst adult and is rarely seen among children.

Studies on CML are directed towards both the understanding of how cancer develops and how it can be treated. Scientists are making steady progress towards understanding how a person’s DNA can change and in turn cause a mutating of bone marrow cells into CML cells. For this, researchers are studying what changes can make a cell grow fast, live longer than usual etc.

There are a few drugs that have proven to be effective in the treatment of CML. These drugs target proteins like BCR-ABL. However, not all patients benefit from it. Hence, studies are now underway to evaluate how it could be combined with other forms of treatment such as cancer vaccines, interferon or chemotherapy to be more effective. It is also being combined with other medicines to study the effects.

New drugs have also been developed to target and treat CML. In cases where CML cells create a mutation known as T315I by changing the BCR-ABL cells, the cancer is resistant to many different types of therapy. This includes targeted therapies like nilotinib, imatinib, and dasatinib. Thus, drugs are being created that can treat this mutation. Another type of drug that is being developed is known as farnesyl transferase inhibitors. In some tests, these are also being combined with imatinib.

Vaccinations that can protect a person from CML are also being studied. For this several vaccines have been developed and are currently being tested for effectiveness. CMLVAX100 is one such vaccine. Some studies have shown that when this vaccine is combined with imatinib, it is more effective.

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

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I have lump in my both breast, I did FNAC and ultrasound of my both breast. Doctor told me its fibroadenoma, she suggested for surgery. Is any other way can its removed.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Hi fibroadenoma of breast are being and cause no problem as such. They are not cancerous tumours. However if you wish to remove them surgery is your only option. Medicines will not help. All the best.
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I'm 27 years old. I have fibroadenoma in left breast. And I have lump in forearm near elbow in left hand. Is it dangerous? What test I have to do further? Please answer me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Noida
Mammogram of the breast is usually able to give a clear pic. Secondly the elbow lump should be shown to a nearby surgeon and if required FNAC done of the same.
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I am 18 years old and have very large & heavy breast. I feel very irritated sometimes and have to face many problems! Kindly help me!

MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user if at all you r much stressed about the issue then & then only think of plastic surgery otherwise no medicinal cure dear thanks regards.
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Pea 4.2 2 years back then 3.75 6 month back 5.7 usg report 3 years back grade 2 prostate.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
Pea 4.2 2 years back then 3.75 6 month back 5.7 usg report 3 years back grade 2 prostate.
Dear lybrate user. I can understand. The normal prostate size for an adult male is 15cc to 30cc (one half ounce to one ounce). Men whose prostate gland is larger than 30 cc are more likely to be diagnosed with either benign hyperplasia (enlargement) or prostate cancer than those whose prostate is in the normal range. Please work with your doctor for treatment. Take care.
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My father is having lung cancer third stage 1st Chemo is started if any side effects in 2nd chemo his age is 65years and he is a non smoker paralally any alternate treatment is possible home or ayurveda? Pls suggest.

MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Only palliative treatment for third stage cancer. Follow advice of a onchologist. No clinicaly controlled trial for efficacy of ayurveda/homeopathy.
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Is Prostatitis curable. My ultrasound shows prostatitis. I am 26 years old and wt of gland is 32gm.

PGDMLS, PGDHHM, LLB, PhD Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Gurgaon
Is Prostatitis curable. My ultrasound shows prostatitis. I am 26 years old and wt of gland is 32gm.
Prostatitis is a clinical diagnosis. It is infection / inflammation of prostate. Yes it is curable. Antibiotics + sitz bath + anti-inflammatory agents + sometimes prostatic massage may be required.
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