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Dr. Sri Sundararaman

Radiation Oncology
Hollywood, FL
29 years experience male

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Office

Hollywood, FL

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Hollywood, FL
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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Radiation Oncology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

72 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Yes: You should expect no exposure risk from treatment machines. Radioactive sources and patients with implanted radiation are secured and protected from p... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Briefly: To summarize, types of radiation: alpha, beta, gamma/xray, neutrons. Some are naturally occurring while others are produced in nuclear reactors (ir-19... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Not necessarily: That is usual exposure from a barium enema. Yes there be a calculable risk of causing cancer but very low & probably justifiable if indeed there was n... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Not necessarily: If after thyroid removal for cancer, we try to set TSH levels by adjusting thyroid hormone supplementation, aiming for very low levels for intermediat... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Briefly: Will try to be general as body location, type of radiation, reason for treatment, etc play a sig role in answering your q. Short term: inflammation w... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Depends: Odds are a benign finding. Most important question is: did you have prior scan and was it compared? Ultrasound or MRI may be suggested but may not alw... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Yes and depends: We are ensuring this isn't peritonitis with sig GI & swelling & pain issues. Nsaids help well and if narcotics were prescribed, in short-term, reduced... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Yes: In fact using the immune system to fight cancer has had successes in renal cancer, melanoma, lung and prostate cancer with hopes for more to come. Has... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Depends: If you mean tubular carcinoma in the breast, then we are taking about a probably better behaved cancer and can probably be treated with less (often no... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Maybe: Kras mutation has predicted for lesser benefits from chemo and egfr inhibitors. There have been trials looking @ selumetinib, bortezomib, and other as... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Not necessarily: We usually describe regular or irregular moles and also cancerous ones. Irregular or asymmetric moles usually can be bigger & raise more scrutiny when... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Rare disease: It can look bloody, clear or whitish much like many other conditions (infection, etc). Discharge by itself is not indication of cancer.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Depends: Origin of cancer is very important. If skin, usually not unless large, ulcerated lesion. Depending on site, stage at presentation then plays a role. S... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Many diseases: This antimetabolite has been used for >100yrs in treating benign & malignant conditions including sickle cell disease, essential thrombocytosis, p.... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Depends: Will try to be general as body location, type of radiation, reason for treatment, etc play a sig role in answering your q. Short term: inflammation w... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Low but not 0: Most sig risk factor is smoking! younger patients may have non-tobacco related cancer and also are also treated with diff regimens. With any concern, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Yes: Some types of low grade tumors can shrink & grow. "growth" may mean sudden bleed in to tumor then it would feel swollen & possibly tender. If biopsied... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Depends: Tonsil, tongue, supraglottic larynx, larynx, pharyngeal wall, pyriform sinus, etc are all sites often bundled together unfortunately into "throat" can... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
No: Not as only finding. Almost always we worry about infection 1st. Any inflammation along bladder, ureter, even kidney may be reason. Without clear expl... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Briefly: Considered one of the largest organs of the body, skin cancer can be basal cell, squamous cell, melanoma, merkel cell or even rarer cell types. If you... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Follow established : Depends on smoking, infection, enviornment history & size of nodule. At ~1.2 cm, ct or pet-ct may be indicated in 3 mos. With hi suspicion and no prio... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Yes and depends: We have never been able to prove that leaving breast cancer in place after chemo or hormone treatment alone with complete path response is safe. We co... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Not necessarily: Tumor invasion into ribs or chest wall or tumor irritating the lung lining (pleura) can cause pain in the back or shoulder blade region.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Yes and depends: Tonsil, tongue, supraglottic larynx, larynx, pharyngeal wall, pyriform sinus, etc are all sites often bundled together unfortunately into "throat" can... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Briefly: Unfortunately in advanced cases, masses or fluid can put pressure on the abdominal & pelvic cavity and also exert pressure on the stomach causing bloa... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Yes-current norm: Temozolomide+rt is best current option for gr3 pts post-op. Options for recurrent disease (maybe used 1st on study) are based upon older data (pcv, ni... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Probably less than1%: First, benefits must outweigh risks when a ct is considered for a baby. Low dose rt from imaging is very relevant in current news. Ct head prob gave <... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Yes: We evaluated this recently for a patient & there have been about a dozen case reports with women diagnosed during pregnancy and also getting pregnant ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
No: Remember we are checking how well your diabetes has been controlled in the last 2 to 3 months - not a snapshot fasting blood sugar test. The glucose i... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Depends: Early stage - very curable. My opinion: definitely need to vaccinate boys & girls vs hpv early. Stage 0 thru iii curable with surgery and/or radiation... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Yes but rare: Cancer originating on finger may be related to skin, soft tissue, under nail (melanoma) or bone. Spread from cancer originating elsewhere can result i... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Depends: If we have found cancer in nodes from an unknown primary origin after exhaustive imaging & work-up, the pathology findings from the lymph node dissect... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Not necessarily: We know most often we can identify a significant medical treatment, illness or psychosocial stressor as a trigger. Cancer is known to be a trigger but... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Recommendations are: Hpv vaccines are administered in a 3-dose sched. The 1st then 1-2 months later, the 2nd dose, then the 3rd 6 months after the first dose. Wait at lea... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
No not usually: Usually these are findings due to prior swelling or infection in lungs; even based on where you grew up. We use stability on cts to confirm benign nat... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Doubtful: Overeating any processed foods may cause short-term problems but we are hard pressed to associate cancer with it yet.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
No: If truly solitary and path shows changes like lichen planus, this is a benign entity. Biopsy or excision of entire lesion is often considered.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Yes and depends: Always weigh benefit & potential change in treatment as a result of scan vs. Radiation risk of imaging. If it allows for no treatment or postpones nex... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Needs more assessmen: Ultrasound of both testes should be considered. Note any trauma. Possibilities: swelling/infection of epididymis, bleeding, possible torsion of testis... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
No: This x-ray is too limited. We have proven a ct of the chest is very helpful in screening for hi risk people though you don't fit age (55 to 74 who smo... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Only tissue biopsy: Sometimes infection can obscure findings and you may need antibiotic treatment for some time before repeat biopsy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Answer with: Pathology & flow cytometry & full history, physical & other pertinent tests based on clinical signs & symptoms.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Hopefully: I would believe any oncologist would be ok being out of a job when cancers are preventable & curable.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
No: No worries of radiation exposure risk to others. Be careful of tenderness or dermatitis in scalp & skin but touch & TLC is a far needed treatment t... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Yes it can but: Signs of increased intracranial pressure (icp) with dilated ventricles & even bone changes with chronicity, can be absent on ct early on. Suspicion & ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Depends: Body location, type of radiation, + chemo all relevant. During and wks after radiation one can have inflammation symptoms re: organs/tissues treated ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Depends: Exact location of cancer oral vs. Base of tongue matters. Ent, sometimes oral surgeon, radiation oncologist, medical oncologist, speech therapist, etc... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Depends: Discuss with GI re: how thorough scope eval was. Ask if biopsied areas marked. Type of polyp (tubular, villous, sessile etc important predictors. May ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Yes BUT: There is debate about stage 0 breast cancer and how diff it is now vs how we found it 10-20 yrs ago. Some say smaller, low grade lesions shouldn't be ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sri Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology 29 years experience
Depends: It helps if you have a tet booster within last 5 yrs. You should be given tet shot within 48 hrs with suspicious exposure. The clostridium bacterium c... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sundararaman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sundararaman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

National Cancer Institute, NIH

Awards

Top Radiation Oncologist , Second Place, Florida - Summer
2013
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