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Dr. Samila Chandra

Oncologist, Kolkata

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Dr. Samila Chandra Oncologist, Kolkata
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Dr. Samila Chandra is a trusted Oncologist in Park Clinic, Kolkata. You can meet Dr. Samila Chandra personally at Park Clinic in Park Clinic, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Samila Chandra and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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He is suffering from a lot of blood vomits. I think it maybe cancer. What are the various causes by which one can suffer from this deadly disease called cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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There may be other causes of blood in vomit but don't ignore, please get endoscopy done to rule out any problem. Smoking, alcohol, spicy food, helicobactor infection may be risk factors for upper git or stomach cancer.
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My husband is suffering from sarcoidosis, could I know is there any treatment? Please advise.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist
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Yes. Definitely sarcoidosis has treatment. The patient should be tested for a definite diagnosis. Involvement of lungs are most commonly seen, although any organ may also be involved. Depending upon the stage and type of disease treatment may have to be given. Many stage 1 lung disease sarcodosis patients may not need any treatment, except careful regular assessment of the disease.
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Hi, I have right breast wall pain from past 3 months it is mild and it is radiating to neck and shoulder. I went to gynic she told everything is normal and went to ortho he told it is muscular pain they didn't order ultrasound or scan my pain is lil bit reduced now but I am scary thinking about breast cancer Please suggest My age is 26 Thanks in advance.

BHMS
Homeopath
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Please note that you can do a chest x-ray and and a usg of both breasts to rule out any problem. You can take belladonna 30 for pain one dose when required.

I am 23 years old and I have discovered 2 big lumps on my shoulder. What should I do now. Is it very serious?

MS ( General Surgery)
Oncologist
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May be fibromyoma or lipoma or sebaceous cyst which are benign. Advised to take a opinon of a surgeon.
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My father is having stage 4 colon cancer and he is having chemotherapy. Cancer spread over liver and lung lower left part. He is confident. What is the success rate and life expectancy?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Stage four cancer colon, already spread to liver lung, prognosis is grim. Treatment is directed to get better quality of life.

I have been diagnosed with mild prostrate enlargement about 5 years ago. At that time I met concerned specialist in Hospital. He asked me whether I get up for urination in the night after sleep. I have informed that I do not get up in the night. As of now except for frequent urinary urge I have no issue. I am 61 years old. Once a year I am getting PSA test done Please advise.

BHMS, DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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I have been diagnosed with mild prostrate enlargement about 5 years ago. At that time I met concerned specialist in  ...
Sir you take Baryta carb 200 three doses one hourly one day every week and along with it take Sabal serrulata Q fifteen drops in one water glass of water three times every day. It will help you. Prostate enlargement is v common in this age group.
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I am someone who take least amount of vegetables. And eat a lot of junk food. What could be possibility for me to get affected by cancer?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Vegetables and fruits contain substances that are cancer protective which junk food lacks. There is no conclusive data as to what percentage of people consuming junk food would definitely have cancer but but there is no harm in avoiding it and you can try variations with your routine healthy food to make it delicious and colorful, with fruits you can try various puddings, fruit cream, custards, with vegetables nice rolls, soups sandwiches etc. Sedentary lifestyle, fatty food are known to be risk factors for cancer.

Their is a lump like in my sister in law's left breast. Sometimes pain. What should she do. Doctor.

MS-General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon
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Lump in breast should never be ignored. It needs examination and investigation to find out what it is, then as per diagnosis line of management will be decided. Ask her to consult a general surgeon.
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I smoke 1 time in a day it is good for me I now that smoking will cause cancer but I smoke 1 ciggrate in a day.

MD - Oncology
Oncologist
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Quit smoking completely as that will irritate your lung , mouth and oesophagus and can lead to cancer
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In my right breast I have 2 cyst, for that I'm taking homeopathy medicine but it's still same in situation, actually I'm afraid about it can you please tell what should I do for it?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Please get a ultrasound breast done and needed needle aspirations to know the cause, usually due to hormonal changes such cysts are normal and may be left untreated.
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I have lower back pain from past 4 years and now have formed in lower back, can it be cancer.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist
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I have lower back pain from past 4 years and now have formed in lower back, can it be cancer.
Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang Asana – Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Back Stretching- lie flat, pull one of the knee forward to chest, hold for 3 seconds, then bring the other knee forward to the chest and again hold for 3 seconds. Then pull both knees towards the chest and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times each exercise twice a day. Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.

How can we reduce the size of tumours? I have some little tumors in the underarms and below it and some around the throat. Its not panic Its is dangerous or not Pls give me advise because a doctor said that its just the clotting of muscles but I can't believe.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Dear sir, you must not ignore if you are feeling lump in your armpits and throat and also not panic. You must meet a physician to ascertain the cause, it could be some sort of infection but one has to be sure, don't worry all lumps are not cancerous so let physician look and if needed investigate.
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I have a question about my Prostate problem, as per Doctor's reply the PSA is high but our surgeons say that PSA keeps going high/low, up and down, the urine flow stream is normal but at times, it is dribling, please advice the cause and what is the remedy, I am now 73 years old person. Thanks.

MS - General Surgery, FMAS, FIAGES
General Surgeon
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I have a question about my Prostate problem, as per Doctor's reply the PSA is high but our surgeons say that PSA keep...
Marginal rise or fall of psa is ok but if it's too high then you should go for prostatic biopsy by urosurgeon.
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Breast Cancer in patients with Breast Abscesses

Fellowship In Breast Surgery, Fellowship In Onco-plastic Breast Surgery, MRCS (Edinburgh), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist
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In the last week, I have seen two patients who have presented with features of a breast abscess but they ultimately turned out to be breast cancers. Although, inflammatory breast cancers are a known entity and they can present as breast abscesses but this fact is not well known among patients and many general practitioners, which leads to late detection of these cancers.

With this case, I want to highlight some pointers to diagnose these lesions early. A 39-year-old, nonlactating mother presented to with complaints to swelling in the right breast for the last 3 weeks. She had already taken a course of antibiotics from a general practitioner but did not get relieved of her symptoms. On examination, she had a swelling involving the skin fold below the breast (inframammary crease) with swelling and hardness spreading till the lower part of the breast. In addition to this, she had lymph nodes (glands) in the underarm area (axilla) as well.

An USG revealed a lump in the breast associated with the fluid collection, which on biopsy turned out to be an invasive cancer. Fortunately for the patient, on further examination, the cancer was found to be restricted to the breast and the underarm area only.

When should we suspect that a breast abscess can actually be associated with a malignancy (cancer)?

A nonhealing breast abscess - which is persisting despite antibiotics and surgical management
Breast abscess in a patient who is not lactating.
Breast abscesses in elderly patients
Breast abscesses associated with hard lumps in the breast
Patients with these symptoms should get an ultrasound and biopsy done to confirm the diagnosis. In India, another entity which should be ruled out is Breast Tuberculosis.
Breast Cancer in patients with Breast Abscesses
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My father in law has diagnosed 4th stage lung cancer 4 months back. He is of 72 Does chemo help. He has hone through his 1st chemo. But no signs of hairloss or anything showed. Y What shud b d duration between cycles of chemo Is der any prblm if d 2nd cycle b delayed.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist
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Stage 4 lung cancer has a palliative role and may benefit in symptoms as well and may prolong some life. No hair loss a good thing. Cycle frequency is 3-4 weeks depending upon the regimen. If delayed can have poorer results.
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What are the various symptoms of cancer and what is the best treatment for this disease?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Cancer is abnormal uncontrolled proliferation of cells Leading to Symptoms like palpable lump or lymphadenopathy, Ulceration which doesn't heal, bleeding from Anywhere, weight loss, Change in voice, change in bowel habits, difficulty in swallowing etc depending on organ affected. Treatment depends on site size stage of disease and histopathology. It may be surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy or combination of all.
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I am 48, yrs I have noticed a small lump like in my right breast which was noticed during my menstruation last month and it is still there what should I do there is no pain.?

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist
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You should do a mammography of bilateral breast. If the lump is highly suspicious, an fnac from the lump should be performed.

Can numerous fibroids and an enlarged uterus cause bladder prolapse? Why does my gynecologist think my bladder bulging into my vaginal canal is a fibroid even after I was sent to a urologist for stress incontinence issues? My son is entering middle school in the fall. What advice can I give him if he finds himself on the receiving end of cyberbullying? Will a person with Type 2 diabetes under control end up with the need for insulin? Which is better for covering up during a sunny day, light or dark clothes? Also, is there a danger from tanning sprays rather than tanning beds? Is breast cancer inherited? What causes Hashimoto's thyroiditis, and what is the best method of treatment? Can iodine help this condition?

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist
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Can numerous fibroids and an enlarged uterus cause bladder prolapse? Why does my gynecologist think my bladder bulgin...
Dear lybrate user, you seem to be having multiple problems, let me try to solve one by one. There could be many reasons for bladder prolapse, but most likely uterine fibroids would cause uterine prolapse. You can get a pelvic and transvaginal ultrasound done to confirm. Uncontrolled diabetes may require insulin, you should check it regularly and may continue with oral hypoglycemics if controlled with that. You must use sunscreen cream to protect your self from sun. Some breast cancer may be inherited not all. Hashimoto thyroiditis is autoimmune disease. You must consult endocrinologist.
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