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Dr. Vindhya Vasini Andra  - Oncologist, Hyderabad

Dr. Vindhya Vasini Andra

MBBS, MD - Radiotherapy, DM - Medical Oncology

Oncologist, Hyderabad

12 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic  ·  ₹350 online
Dr. Vindhya Vasini Andra MBBS, MD - Radiotherapy, DM - Medical Oncology Oncologist, Hyderabad
12 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic  ·  ₹350 online
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family....more
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Dr. Vindhya Vasini Andra is an experienced Oncologist in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. She has been a practicing Oncologist for 12 years. She has done MBBS, MD - Radiotherapy, DM - Medical Oncology . She is currently practising at Omega Hospital in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. Vindhya Vasini Andra on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam - 2006
MD - Radiotherapy - Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad - 2011
DM - Medical Oncology - Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS), Tirupati - 2015
Past Experience
Present Medical Oncologist at Omega Hospital
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Medical Council of India (MCI)

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Breast Cancer - Categories It Can Be Classified Into!

MBBS, MD - Radiotherapy, DM - Medical Oncology
Oncologist, Hyderabad
Breast Cancer - Categories It Can Be Classified Into!

Detecting a lump on your breasts can be stressful for any women. Breast cancer is a common type of cancer and is said to affect primarily affect women though 1% of breast cancer cases affect men. Breast cancer can be categorized into different types based on their capability to affect surrounding tissues.

The most common amongst these are:

  • Ductal carcinoma in situ
  • Invasive ductal carcinoma
  • Invasive lobular carcinoma

Breast cancer is caused by mutations of a person’s DNA cells. This could be inherited from one’s parents or acquired by an unhealthy lifestyle. These DNA mutations cause cells in the breast tissue to multiply rapidly and turn cancerous. The risk factors for breast cancer can be categorized as modifiable and non-modifiable.

Modifiable risk factors:

Non-modifiable risk factors:

  • Age
  • Family Medical History
  • Personal Medical History
  • Atypical hyperplasia
  • Early start of menstruation cycle
  • Presence of dense breast tissue
  • Inherited genetic mutations

As with any other type of cancer, the earlier it is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. In its early stages, breast cancer is not painful and has negligible symptoms. In most cases, it is detected only by finding a lump on the breast or through a mammography. This lump may also be present in the armpit or above the collar bone. Some of the other symptoms of breast cancer include:

  • Nipple inversion
  • Discharge from the nipples
  • Changes in the colour and texture of skin covering the breast

Breast cancer has five stages beginning from 0 and going up to 4. This is based on the size of the tumour, involvement of lymph nodes and whether or not metastasis has occurred.

  • Stage 0: At this stage, the tumour does not affect the lymph nodes and has not metastasized. Thus at this stage, it is noninvasive.
  • Stage I:  In this case the tumour is smaller than 2 cm in diameter and has not spread to any of the surrounding tissues.
  • Stage II: In this stage, the cancerous tumours are still fairly small in size but also affect the surrounding lymph nodes.
  • Stage III: These tumours are larger than 5 cm in diameter and involve the lymph nodes to a greater extent.
  • Stage IV: This is also known as metastatic breast cancer. In this stage, the cancer cells metastasize to other parts of the body.

Surgery is the most preferred form of treatment for breast cancer. This may be combined with radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapy or hormone therapy depending on the stage and type of cancer, the patient's overall health, age and personal preferences.
 

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Radiosurgery - How Can It Help In Treating Brain Metastases?

MBBS, MD - Radiotherapy, DM - Medical Oncology
Oncologist, Hyderabad
Radiosurgery - How Can It Help In Treating Brain Metastases?

In many patients with brain metastases, the primary therapeutic aim is symptom palliation and maintenance of neurologic function, but in a subgroup, long-term survival is possible. Local control in the brain, and absent or controlled extracranial sites of disease are prerequisites for favorable survival. 

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a focal, highly precise treatment option with a long track record. Its clinical development and implementation by several pioneering institutions eventually rendered possible cooperative group randomized trials. A systematic review of those studies and other landmark studies was undertaken.

Most clinicians are aware of the potential benefits of SRS such as a short treatment time, a high probability of treated-lesion control and, when adhering to typical dose/volume recommendations, a low normal tissue complication probability.

However, SRS as sole first-line treatment carries a risk of failure in non-treated brain regions, which has resulted in controversy around when to add whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT). SRS might also be prescribed as salvage treatment in patients relapsing despite previous SRS and/or WBRT. An optimal balance between intracranial control and side effects requires continued research efforts.

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 fear of cancer. I smoked for 2 years. I lost weight too. What is the reason doctor. I quit smoking a month ago. But still I have sore throat. It makes me to worry about cancer. What is the reason for weight loss? I checked up on internet, weight loss is a symptom of cancer?

MBBS, MD - Radiotherapy, DM - Medical Oncology
Oncologist, Hyderabad
Hello Mr. lybrate-user, Given your short history of smoking, your risk for smoking related cancers is not too high. It is very good that you could stop smoking completely. Coming to the weight loss issue .are you getting enough sleep or is the fear of cancer constantly worrying you to the point of sleeplessness. You may also need a psychiatry consultation. You will need to consult and ENT specialist to evaluate the persistent sore throat.
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I am 24 years old. Non married. There is 10 mm movable cysts in left breast. S/o fibroadenoma. Just want to confirm will it fine with the medicines or do any surgery required?

MBBS, MD - Radiotherapy, DM - Medical Oncology
Oncologist, Hyderabad
Hello, Lybrate-user, Fibroadenomas are benign conditions and they do not turn into cancer. They can be managed conservatively by medications and followed up at regular intervals.
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Hi Dr. Am having fabric in my right breast. And its paining from last 2 days. Is this normal, please suggest.

MBBS, MD - Radiotherapy, DM - Medical Oncology
Oncologist, Hyderabad
Hello Ms. lybrate-user, I presume you are having "fibroid" in the right breast. It could be fibroadenoma or fibroadenosis ,both of which are benign. They may be occasionally painful especially before the monthly menstrual cycle which is normal. They can be managed with medicines and supportive care. They are common benign conditions in women in this age group.
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