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Dr. Shankar Mahadevan

Oncologist, Hyderabad

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Dr. Shankar Mahadevan is an experienced Oncologist in Adibatla, Hyderabad. You can visit him at Bristlecone Multi Specialty Hospital in Adibatla, Hyderabad. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shankar Mahadevan on has top trusted Oncologists from across India. You will find Oncologists with more than 27 years of experience on You can find Oncologists online in Hyderabad and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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My wife having breast cancer and taken out complete breast through surgery at Visakhapatnam. We are shifting now to kaikalur in krishna district. Is there any hospital close to that village having facility for chemo therapy? Either in Eluru or Bhimavaram? What precautions to be taken by the patient? What will be the cost for one sitting for chemo therapy? Please suggest.

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
Usually we make a plan for chemotherapy and that can be taken at any local hospital, where the nurses are trained to give chemotherapy and there is a physician or medical oncologist who can manage the side effects. You can enquire at your local district hospital. The chemotherapy for breast usually includes Adriamycin + Cyclophosphamide and most of the times followed by Paclitaxel (4+ 4 cycles). Transtuzumab may be given depending on the Her 2 Status (1 year). The cost of the treatment may vary according to the centre can range from 8k to 25k per cycle. But the transtuzumab can also vary from 50k to 75k Per cycle for 1 year Some patients prefer having a port inserted to avoid the painful chemotherapy through the opposite hand, which causes thrombophlebitis. They will ask to monitor the blood counts and renal function as it can cause anemia and drop in white cell and platelet counts (increasing the risk of infection and bleeding). There would be mild nausea and vomiting for which medications would be given. Hair loss is another side effect for which wigs may be given. Some hospitals have the cooling cap which can decrease the hair loss (50-70%), but the cost and time for chemotherapy increases. Also taxanes can cause neuropathy in some patients leading to muscle weakness. I can clarify the treatment plan better if I can see the histopathology report.
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Can first stage breast cancer be cured without operation? By medicine, exercise etc.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Kanpur
no, surgery is must otherwise reccurance is there, now a days breast conservation surgery can be done without removing breast in early stage of breast cancer. followed by chemo and radio
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Hai, my mother is currently suffering from breast cancer where under several test .Today she got confirmed on additional of tuberculosis when a surgery was performed at her neck side.Can i know what after this,what wud be my mother's upcomming treatment.?

MD - Oncology
Oncologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Breast cancer treatments like surgery , radiotherapy and chemotherapy to be given along with that anti tubercilar tablets to be started
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Prostate Cancer - Signs & Symptoms You Must Not Ignore!

DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Urologist, Mumbai
Prostate Cancer - Signs & Symptoms You Must Not Ignore!

Cancer is the most dangerous disease noticeable throughout the world. The most common type of cancer that affects men is prostate cancer. Prostate is a small exocrine gland situated directly below the bladder and in front of the rectum. This is gland is approximately in size of a walnut and plays an important role in production of a milky fluid during orgasm of sex in which the semen travels. During the climax stage of the prostate gland is forced to push the fluid and remove the semen out of the reproductive structures.

Prostate gland is a slow progressive disease which makes many males left unidentified even the presence of prostate cancer even until they die. 6 out of 100 male over the age of 60 are getting prostate cancer. Though prostate cancer can be cured at a better rate when compared to other type of cancer it is always best to stay protected. Prevention is always better than cure. Here are few tips to keep your prostate healthy.

Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer-

During the early stages of prostate cancer there are usually no symptoms. Most men at this stage find out they have prostate cancer after a routine check up or blood test. When symptoms do exist, they are usually one or more of the following:

  1. The patient urinates more often

  2. The patient gets up at night more often to urinate

  3. He may find it hard to start urinating

  4. He may find it hard to keep urinating once he has started

  5. There may be blood in the urine

  6. Urination might be painful

  7. Ejaculation may be painful (less common)

  8. Achieving or maintaining an erection may be difficult (less common).

If the prostate cancer is advanced the following symptoms are also possible:

  1. Bone pain, often in the spine (vertebrae), pelvis, or ribs

  2. The proximal part of the femur can be painful

  3. Leg weakness

  4. Urinary incontinence

  5. Fecal incontinence

Ways to have a healthy prostate –

  1. Diet and weight – the most important factor is the diet to maintain a healthy weight. Avoid fatty food items and take fats from vegetables than from animals. Avoid dairy products and increase the intake of fresh fruits and vegetables.

  2. Exercise – have a regular practise of doing exercise at least for 30mins a day. This really helps you to keep your body fit.

  3. Be precautious – if you have a family history of prostate cancer or if you feel you are at high risk of getting prostate cancer talk with your doctor about it and take preventive drugs as per the doctor’s advice.

  4. Red foods – research shows that men who consume red foods like watermelon, tomato and other red fruits are at lower risk of getting prostate cancer as they contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene

  5. Caffeine – three to four cups of coffee per day reduces your risk of getting prostate cancer.

  6. Stop smoking – if you are at high risk of getting prostate cancer it is best advised to quit smoking and alcohol.

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 cancer of breast 1 year back since then m not able to concentrate on anything, please help.

MS - General Surgery, FMAS.Laparoscopy
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user hi I would strongly suggest to do meditation for atleast 30 minutes a day to relieve your body from stress of those things & yoga is best for that & above all have faith & confidence inside you & god. Your destiny cannot be changed by your worry right? so why to ruin your future in worrying about the passed time ok so get set ready for new future in front of you & daily see new hopes in your future as soon as you get up. Thanks regards & hope for your best health today & always.
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What doctors know is that chemotherapy is poison. What they know is that chemotherapy itself causes cancer. What they know is that there are alternative treatments to cure cancer instead of chemo that kills many people why are doctors forbidden to use them? Are they product money out of it? Is killing people a business foe what?

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Hello J... If a substance used in a controlled way and on the targeted tissues then it becomes medicine.. If you use them in excess it will.become poison. There are 100 ways to treat cancer... Even many babas and fakirs claim to cure cancer. Everyone tries to treat in their own way. And chemotherapy doesn't kill patients... But if the cancer has spread above the limits then patients even though given treatment dies. You cannot blame doctor's for that... Doctor is also a human being and not god. Yes some of them do malpractice but you cannot see the whole medical field with the same notion..
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My wife aged 34 years has a tendered left breast for one month. After mammography a cyst about 0.5 cm has seen. Is it the cause of tenderness or other cause. Can it be cancer. Please suggest. - Surgical Oncologist
Oncologist, Mumbai
Breast cyst can be a cause of pain but it's too small a size. Clear cyst are not cancerous but need to rule out there is no other echogenic particles in cyst nor bloody on aspiration of cyst.
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My Husband last 19 year taking tobacco like Shekhar, Rajnigandha, Tulsi. But now a days he trying to quit. I am fearing for cancer. I want to diagnose any problem will be arise? He is 34 years old.

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling (PGDPC, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, Certified NLP Expert (California, USA), MBBS
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Yes, your concern is right. Tobacco products abuse may lead to oral and throat carcinoma. He must quit his addiction at the earliest. All family members should persuade him to do that with positive attitude and motivate him. There are medicines which can be used to get faster results.
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