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Dr. Chandrakanth Mv - Oncologist, Kolkata

Dr. Chandrakanth Mv

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MBBS, MD(General Medicine), Fellowship Hemato - Oncology (Hemat-Oncology), DM...

Oncologist, Kolkata

15 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹350 online
Dr. Chandrakanth Mv 90% (99 ratings) MBBS, MD(General Medicine), Fellowship Hemato - Oncology ... Oncologist, Kolkata
15 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic  ·  ₹350 online
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Dr. Chandrakanth Mv is a renowned Oncologist in Mukundapur, Kolkata. He has been a practicing Oncologist for 15 years. He is a qualified MBBS, MD(General Medicine), Fellowship Hemato - Oncology (Hemat-Oncology), DM(Medical Oncology), DNB(Medical Oncology) . You can meet Dr. Chandrakanth Mv personally at Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences in Mukundapur, Kolkata. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Chandrakanth Mv on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - MVJ Medical College Bangalore - 2003
MD(General Medicine) - S C B Medical College Cuttack - 2009
Fellowship Hemato - Oncology (Hemat-Oncology) - Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai - 2012
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DM(Medical Oncology) - Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai Homi Baba Natiional Institue Mumbai Maharashtra - 2013
DNB(Medical Oncology) - National Board of Education - 2017
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Kannada
Marathi
Tamil
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ESMO Examination Certificate

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Common Gynaecological Cancers - What Are They & How They Can Be Prevented?

MBBS, MD(General Medicine), Fellowship Hemato - Oncology (Hemat-Oncology), DM(Medical Oncology), DNB(Medical Oncology)
Oncologist, Kolkata
Common Gynaecological Cancers - What Are They & How They Can Be Prevented?

With the modernization of all economies around the world, one health hazard that has become one of the largest perils within both developed and developing nations is the incidence of cancers of the female reproductive system, especially cervical and breast cancer.

Breast cancer

Breast cancer is the formation of malignant tumors within the breast tissues of a woman. Usually, breast cancer affects women in the age range of 40 to 50, but there have been many reports of it occurring earlier. About 48 % percent of the Indian women having breast cancer have been reported to be under 50. This is an almost 17 percent jump compared to figures 25 years earlier.

Alarming Signs of Breast Cancer:

  • The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass. A painless, hard mass that has irregular edges is more likely to be cancerous, but breast cancers can be tender, soft, or rounded.
  • Swelling of all or part of a breast (even if no distinct lump is felt)
  • Skin irritation or dimpling
  • Breast or nipple pain
  • Nipple retraction (turning inward)
  • Redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin
  • Nipple discharge (other than breast milk)

Screening Guidelines for Breast cancer:

  • Mammography: US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends mammography once in every 2 year for females between age group 50-75 years. Women with a family history has a benefit of starting at age 40 years. After 75 years there are insufficient evidence of benefit of screening mammography.
  • Breast Self Examination and annual Clinical examination: breast self examination is easy to learn and and any abnormality should be reported to the oncologist.
  • For High Risk/ Genetic risk factors: screening should start by age 25 or 10 years earlier of youngest relative affected. Annual mammogram and MRI or Doppler ultrasound alternating at 6 month interval can be considered.

Treatment Options:

Some of the common treatment options for breast cancers are:

  • Breast conservation surgery - This is where the tumors are removed without cutting out too much of the surrounding breast tissue.
  • Mastectomy - If the cancer has spread too far then large amounts of breast tissue has to be removed along with the tumor to stop its spread any further.
  • Sentinel lymph node Biopsy - it's part of both surgical procedures, it decreases morbidities of lymph node dissection first draining lymph nodes only are removed in patients with clinically negative axilla. If negative on frozen section further axillary dissection is avoided. It avoids the morbidity of complete axillary clearance.

Cervical cancer ( Carcinoma Cervix)

Cervical cancer is the cancer of the cervix, which is the opening of the uterus and connects the uterus to the vagina. Indian women in particular are susceptible to cervical cancer as more than 1/3rd of the cervical cancer related deaths in the entire world happens here in India, which is about 74000 deaths annually. The leading cause for cervical cancer is HPV or Human Papillomavirus infection, which if left untreated and unchecked will result in cancer.

Alarming Signs of Cervical Carcinoma:

  • Early lesions and precancerous lesions have no symptoms
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding such as bleeding after vaginal intercourse, bleeding after menopause, bleeding and spotting between periods or longer/heavier periods
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Pelvic pain
  • Late stage disease may cause lower extremity swelling, problem with urine and/or stool passage

Screening Guidelines:

  • Cervical cancer screening is most effective screening programme of any cancer disease resulting in significant decrease in mortality from carcinoma cervix
  • United state preventive services task force (USPSTF) recommend cervical cancer screening starting at age 21 yrs.
  • Between age 21-30 years cytology recommended at 3 year interval and HPV testing is not recommended.
  • Between 30-65 years cytology every 3 year or cytology +HPV testing every 5 year.
  • If previously adequately screened screening can be discontinued after 65 years.
  • Women with prior total hysterectomy and no CIN can discontinue screening.

Apart from breast and cervical cancers, certain other cancers have also reported an alarming increase such as:-

Ovarian cancer (Carcinoma Ovary)

Starting in the ovaries, diagnosis of this type of cancer is usually delayed due to lack of visible symptoms in the initial stages. About 85% to 90% of ovarian cancers are epithelial ovarian carcinomas. Epithelial ovarian cancers tend to spread to the lining and organs of the pelvis and abdomen (belly) first. This may lead to the buildup of fluid in the abdominal cavity (called ascites). As it advances, it may spread to the lung and liver, or, rarely, to the brain, bones, or skin. The main treatments for ovarian cancer are surgery and chemotherapy.

Cancer of the endometrium (Carcinoma Endometrium)

Endometrium is the lining of the uterine wall and has along with ovarian, uterine and cervical cancer is also increasing in occurrences throughout India and the world.

The grade of an endometrial cancer is based on how much the cancer forms glands that look similar to those found in normal, healthy endometrium.

  • Grade 1 tumors have 95% or more of the cancerous tissue forming glands.
  • Grade 2 tumors have between 50% and 94% of the cancerous tissue forming glands.
  • Grade 3 tumors have less than half of the cancerous tissue forming glands. Grade 3 cancers tend to be aggressive and have a poorer outlook than lower-grade cancers.

Treatment Options:

Cervical cancer along with Ovarian, uterine and endometrial cancer can be treated using the following methods:

1. Surgery: Radical Hysterectomy primarily preferred option for early stage disease. Both open and minimal invasive approaches are suitable.

  • For precancer high grade lesion conisation is also option for compliant patient.
  • In young suitable patient willing for childbearing trachelectomy is also possible in very early lesion.
  • Depending on risk factors after surgery adjuvant treatment may be advised.

2. Radiation therapy or Combined Radiation therapy+Chemotherapy: Alternative to surgery in early stage and choice in late stage.

Prevention:

Certain prevention techniques that would be advisable to detect cancer in its early stages would be,

  • Regular Pap smear tests for cervical cancer
  • Taking vaccines for cervical cancer
  • Regular mammograms and checkups for breast cancer
  • Changing lifestyles to reduce stress
  • Changes in diet to reduce risks
  • Leading a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise

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There is some baba that I hear about that give medicine that can cure cancer or at least offer better quality of life using indigenous herbs. He is located near betul district of Maharashtra. Do anyone know if he is genuine? I saw some news article about him too in a reputed daily newspaper. I am suffering from 4th stage cancer and have exhausted all of my options chemo, surgery, tablets, radiation.

MBBS, MD(General Medicine), Fellowship Hemato - Oncology (Hemat-Oncology), DM(Medical Oncology), DNB(Medical Oncology)
Oncologist, Kolkata
It's unfortunate that we have exhausted all options. Still at this point of time we have something called Palliative care. This improves quality of life and also may prolong survival. There are lots of such people who market themselves with herbal medicines in the society. We all need to understand that when any drug is to be used for treatment it has to come through various phases of clinical trials and we need to really know is it safe. We have lots if reports of heavy metal poising, renal failure bone marrow aplasia I would suggest you not to get deceived by these babas and please go ahead with optimum Palliative care.
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Hi sir, I want to know that cancer is cure or not? My mother in law is having ovarian cancer sins last 5 years. She is treated before 5 year. But just before 15 day Dr. Say cell of cancer again grow back. Dr. Started treatment for this. He suggested chemotherapy like before. Can it get treated fully or not. I am get afraid a lot. We will able to survive her life or not.

MBBS, MD(General Medicine), Fellowship Hemato - Oncology (Hemat-Oncology), DM(Medical Oncology), DNB(Medical Oncology)
Oncologist, Kolkata
If we can detect ovarian cancer at early stages, we have a cute rate of upto 95 percent once it recurs then we won't be able to cure it. We can only control the disease, prolong survival and improve quality of life. Please continue with platinum based Palliative chemotherapy.
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What are chances of survival in ovarian first stage cancer? We took first 2 kemo and we are going through all procedures and my mom is fit and fine we cannot even understand that she cancer.

MBBS, MD(General Medicine), Fellowship Hemato - Oncology (Hemat-Oncology), DM(Medical Oncology), DNB(Medical Oncology)
Oncologist, Kolkata
Survival of stage 1 ovarian cancer is 95 percent provided it's properly staged and you complete the prescribed adjuvant therapy.
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Ewing's Sarcoma - 10 Signs You Must Not Ignore!

MBBS, MD(General Medicine), Fellowship Hemato - Oncology (Hemat-Oncology), DM(Medical Oncology), DNB(Medical Oncology)
Oncologist, Kolkata
Ewing's Sarcoma - 10 Signs You Must Not Ignore!

Collectively grouped under the Ewing sarcoma family of tumors, Ewing's sarcoma is the second most common form of bone cancer, which is commonly seen in children and adolescents. Very rarely is it experienced in adults above the age of 30.

Typically forming in the bones of the chest, pelvis, head, back or trunk and in the long bones of the arms and legs, Ewing's sarcoma is believed to originate in certain kinds of primitive cells. When it begins to affect similar kind of cells found outside the bone, it is usually called an extraosseous Ewing's sarcoma.

Causes
1. Similar to all types of Ewing tumors, Ewing's sarcoma is generally caused by an alteration in a certain cell compelling a gene named EWS found on chromosome no. 22 to move over to a DNA section on any one of the surrounding chromosomes resulting in the activation of the EWS gene.
2. While it is not a hereditary condition, it usually occurs after childbirth, but no substantial evidence has been found as to why it happens so.

Symptoms
Symptoms of Ewing's sarcoma may include:
1. Swelling and pain especially in the arms, legs, back, chest or pelvis
2. Swelling accompanied by joint immobility
3. A bone breaks having no apparent cause
4. Swelling which may or may not be accompanied by a warm, tingling sensation
5. Fever resulting from unknown causes
6. Lumps or bumps which do not subside over time
7. Abnormal weight loss
8. High levels of fatigue
9. Tumors which have spread over to the lungs may cause shortness of breath
10.Tumors spread over to the spine may cause weakness or even paralysis.

Because the symptoms of Ewing's sarcoma can hardly be distinguished from symptoms caused by other infections or injuries, an early diagnosis is absolutely necessary for a successive treatment. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I've few reports, in which it is clearly seen that patient has been diagnosed with cancer but the source of which is untraceable. Can something be suggest about it.

MBBS, MD(General Medicine), Fellowship Hemato - Oncology (Hemat-Oncology), DM(Medical Oncology), DNB(Medical Oncology)
Oncologist, Kolkata
There is an entity called Carcinoma of unknown primary. But before labelling it, we need to do a PET CT, tumor markers, endoscopies, biopsy plus immunohistichemisty. If we are still not able to detect primary we need to treat with the most appropriate chemotherapy regimen.
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What happened when cancer is in our body and also its symptoms why it happens gives us instruction.

MBBS, MD(General Medicine), Fellowship Hemato - Oncology (Hemat-Oncology), DM(Medical Oncology), DNB(Medical Oncology)
Oncologist, Kolkata
Red flag signs of cancer unexplained weight loss lymphnodes in any part of body low Hb and platelets bleeding abdominal fullness constipation and diaarrihea for a long time. Cough more than two months back pain more than six weeks.
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Am 21 one year old am under chemotherapy lung cancer ,am drinking daily ginger honey and hot water in empty stomach is that safe or I have to stop having it, and am also having the carrot juice daily kindly help me out.

MBBS, MD(General Medicine), Fellowship Hemato - Oncology (Hemat-Oncology), DM(Medical Oncology), DNB(Medical Oncology)
Oncologist, Kolkata
It's good that you are having good nutritious food. There is no problem unless what you are having is hygienic and clean and you like to have it.
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High grade urothelial carcinoma t3b n0m0 8x3. 1 cm age 65. With cardiac blockage of 4 artery 90 to 100 percent .Doctors asked for cardiac bypass first. But cancer is getting worse. Is there any treatment for stopping cancer growth?

MBBS, MD(General Medicine), Fellowship Hemato - Oncology (Hemat-Oncology), DM(Medical Oncology), DNB(Medical Oncology)
Oncologist, Kolkata
Yes here there are two diseases. Cardiac and bladder cancer. Cardiac will take the priority first as it can cause immediate mortality. As for as bladder cancer is concerned, we need to have a definite plan. We need to aim at bladder preservation by using neoadjuvant chemotherapy and concurrent chemiradiotherapy. We have to keep radical cystectomy with ileal conduit as a salvage option.
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What is the favourable treatment of BPH having grade I (3+3 score) tumor. Some doctor suggested radical prostatectomy, some on go for simple drug treatment (due to age 75 years). Can robotics surgery helpful for prostatic cancer or go for hormone therapy. Please advise me. patient is my father.

MBBS, MD(General Medicine), Fellowship Hemato - Oncology (Hemat-Oncology), DM(Medical Oncology), DNB(Medical Oncology)
Oncologist, Kolkata
What is the favourable treatment of BPH having grade I (3+3 score) tumor. Some doctor suggested radical prostatectomy...
It's a low risk prostate cancer. We need to first stage disease do PSA levels and risk stratify if it is very low risk we can take up surveillance. If moderate or high risk. We may have to consider surgery or radical radiotherapy.
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