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Query about prevention of cervical cancer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Cervical and Ovarian Cancer
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions

User :   How can Ihlp u?
User :   Hi .. May I know in which field do you specialise?
User :   Are you based in India?
User :   Yes
User :   We are from Bangalore
User :   am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If
required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   *I am
User :   need to know is cervical cancer vaccine useful ? Would it be good for me ? What are its side effects ?
User :   ARe you therer?
User :   How old are you?
User :   r u there?
User :   Yes ... I am 30 years old and have a daughter as well who is 3 years old
User :   it was recommended as a prevention for cervical cancer for women that were 25 years old or younger. New evidence suggests that all Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are effective in preventing cervical cancer for women up to 45 years of age.
User :   You get benefeted
User :   *benefited
User :   Is there any side effects ps confirm
User :   Hello u there
User :   yES
User :   I am chatting wit other patient
User :   Plz be patient
User :   what are the side effects pls confirm ....
User :   I am getting u the data
User :   plz hold
User :   nausea (feeling sick)
User :   vomiting
User :   anything else besides this which might be long term effect
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
Doctor :   Vaccine which prevent cervical cancer are vaccines against HPV(Human papilloma virus).
Doctor :   The side effects that you have are going to be only brief.
Doctor :   Effects such as nausea, fever.
Doctor :   Rarely they can cause hypersensitivity reactions leading to muscle weakness and allergic reactions.
Doctor :   There are reports of neurological problem, but they are rare too.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   Ya ... that means nothing to really worry of as side effects in long run ...
User :   also any specific brand vaccine which should be taken ... ?
Doctor :   yes, no long term effects have been reported yet now.
Doctor :   I cannot give you a valuable opinion on the brand of the vaccine. Most of the brands are good. Garadasil and Cervarix are good.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to take an opinion from your gynecologist for a better choice.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   Yes ...
Doctor :   Proceed
User :   Is Amway Nutrilite Daily a good supplement ?
User :   How long should someone take it ...through out the life ?
Doctor :   May I know which nutritional supplement are you planning to use?
Doctor :   I mean are you looking for multivitamin supplements or
User :   Nutrilite Daily from Amway - Multivitamin & Minerals
Doctor :   protein supplements
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Also Cal Mag D - for calcium , Magnesium & Vitamin D
Doctor :   Nutritional supplements are essential only if there are clinical symptoms and signs of nutritional deficiencies, or if there is an absorption problems.
Doctor :   Though, there is no harm in taking these supplements, doctor and me will recommend absolute usage of nutritional supplements only if there are symptoms of nutritional deficiencies.
Doctor :   So if your diet is a good and balanced one, containing plenty of fruits and vegetables, it will take care of multivitamins and minerals.
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   Female ...30 yrs
Doctor :   I would suggest you to take these along with iron and folic acid supplements, if you do not a regular eater and your meal doesn't include
Doctor :   plenty of vegetables and 6 servings of fruits.
Doctor :   I shall send you an article which you can read about the importance and disadvantages of nutritional supplements, to your email address, if you are interested.
User :   Sure thanks !
Doctor :   if you would want it, then please confirm your email address.
User :   YYYY@YYYY : We hear a lot of cases of breast cancer today what precautions one should take to avoid getting so
Doctor :   The best way of preventing breast cancer is be every day or routine self breast examination.
Doctor :   Of the various factors responsible for the breast cancers, hormonal factors, genetic factors are important,
Doctor :   Since these factors cannot be modified much, I can only suggest you to perform self examination routinely, if not every day in the morning after you wake up.
Doctor :   If you notice any palpable mass, then report to your doctor.
Doctor :   This is the most effective method of preventing breast cancer known till date.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   what does that mean palpable mass ?
Doctor :   I mean if you can feel any mass/abnormality of self examination, report to your doctor.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   A boil should not be considered ?
Doctor :   Usually a boil will disappear in a few days,
User :   any food intake that can reduce the chances of getting it ?
Doctor :   a simple boil is unlikely to be a cancer.
Doctor :   As, I mentioned, genetic and hormonal factors are the important factors involved in the role of development of breast cancer.
Doctor :   Food and dietary factors have almost negligible importance with regards to breast cancer.
Doctor :   Good vegetables and fruits, no smoking are the best one can do.
Doctor :   There are few drugs which are known to reduce the chances of breast cancers, however
Doctor :   these drugs have various side effects.
Doctor :   I would recommend you those, unless you have factors which needs the usage of these drugs.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   * and for prevention, self examination and regular (once a year or once in 2 years) mammogram can be done
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   Yes ... thanks
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   No thanks ... send me the article
Doctor :   Yes, I shall send you the article to your email id in 24 hours time.
User :   ok ... bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
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