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Dr. Natarajan Raman

Radiation Oncology
Minneapolis, MN
34 years experience male

Locations

Hennepin County Medical Center

Minneapolis, MN

Address

701 park ave S, Minneapolis, MN
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Fax

(612) 904-4341

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Radiation Oncology

Languages spoken

Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil

Doctor Q&A

150 Answers
188 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
RT side effects: The main short term side effects from external radiotherapy to the prostate are bladder inflammation, diarrhea, sore skin in the genital area andloss... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
GI content Reflux : The reflux of bile into stomach causes severe gastric irritation and results in vomiting.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Yes: It can be cured almost certainly in the early stages and as the disease stage progresses, the probability of cure decreases.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
It is the body: Cancer is a disease due to the failure of immunosurveillance. To put it simplistically, the body is like a huge assembly line and the quality contr... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Why do you think so?: Holistic health is a concept in medical practice upholding that all aspects of people's needs including psychological, physical and social should be t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Used for teletherapy: Synthetic radioactive isotope of cobalt. Used for external beam radiation in past. Other uses for 60co are: as a tracer for cobalt in chemical reacti... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Yes: Prostate cancer appears to respond to the testosterone stimulation and removal is recommended for certain cases. It is a very cost effective alternati... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Yes it is normal: Implanon is a hormone-releasing birth control implant for use by women to prevent pregnancy for up to 3 years. The implant is a flexible plastic rod a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Normal secretions : It is a mixture of vaginal secretions and liquefied male ejaculate deposited during copulation.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Several types: Pediatric patients in this age group can have cancer theoretically in every part of the body. This is a subject best referred to a pediatric oncologis... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Personal choice: There are several methods that you and our partner need to discuss about with a family planning professional. The nuva ring may not be ideal in your c... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
No : This needs evaluation by a gynecologist and the cause needs to be ascertained.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
No: There are no natural treatments for advanced stage uterine cancer. Please see your doctor for guidance with the specific issues causing problems in t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Read below: Yes the one thing positive about pancreatic cancer is not to have it! although there's no proven way to prevent pancreatic cancer, you can take ste... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Repeat HPt again: You may be in the family way. You could repeat it again and it may be positive. If cramps persists see a gynecologist.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Negative: "-ve" means negative or absent.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Within 1-2 cycles: D&c removes the lining of the uterus, the lining must build back up. Your next menstrual period may begin earlier or later than usual if the hormonal ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Depends: If the patient is active and healthy adult with an excellent performance status without metastatic disease. Surgery may be curative. It may be palliat... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Yes sometimes: Brain tumors can cause headaches sometimes but they are not the commonest cause of headaches. The probability of them being the cause of a headaches i... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Diabetes: Diabetes mellitus, or simply diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the pancreas does not p... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
See your doctor: There are several tests designed to diagnose different cancers. Talk to your doctor for guided advice. Everybody does not to get tested for all the te... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Prognosis is Good.: Follicular lymphoma is a slow growing type of nhl which responds very well to treatment, but can rarely be cured. Despite this, the prognosis is gener... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
SEE A Doctor!!!: Symptoms of ovarian cancer are not specific. They often mimic other common conditions. These may include: abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bl... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Yes: If they have not been evaluated please get them evaluated. The need to rule out cancer especially in a young person is very important. This may be eve... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Contact Oncologist: Your case is unique with development of a second neoplasm and will need to be fully staged and all options including surgery, radiation therapy and ch... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Yes there is hope!: The information shared suggests he has stage IV prostate cancer and androgen blockade is appropriate. His outlook depends on his other health issues a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
? sebaceous cyst: You may have a sebaceous cyst. Visit your family doctor.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Low prostate ca risk: Reduce prostate cancer risk by: choose a healthy diet choose a low-fat diet eat more fat from plants than from animals. Increase the amount of fru... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Need medical ATTN: This is a serious problem needing further evaluation. There is a need to rule out recurrence of your cancer. There are several reasons for your pain s... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Discuss with GI Dr.: It depends on the size and pathology of the sessile polyp. If this polyp was already a cancer, this may need to addressed based on how much thickn... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Yes: The human body can form glucose from other metabolites by the process of gluconeogenesis from fats and proteins. This is possible for a short period ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
"Walking pneumonia": Atypical pneumonia refers to pneumonia caused by certain bacteria, including legionella pneumophila, mycoplasma pneumoniae, and chlamydophila pneumoni... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Less than 8.0ng/ml: The age-adjusted scale below often is used to determine if your psa level is within normal range. Talk to your doctor about what your results mean fo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Above collar bone: These nodes are located above the collar bone or the clavicle.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Yes: Waxing an waning of headaches may occur with slow growing brain tumors, but the probability of any headache being due to a brain tumor is low.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
NONE: There are no known benefits of smoking.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Sole Availability: Radon was used as implantable needles made of gold to treat cancers in the past. The gold layer keeps the radon within, and filters out the Alpha ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
7 signs of cancer: 1.Change in bowel or bladder habits 2.A sore that does not heal 3.Unusual bleeding or discharge 4.Thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
NO: Bcg is a strain of the attenuated (weakened) live bovine tuberculosis bacillus used as a vaccine against tuberculosis. Its used in treatment of supe... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Multiple reasons: The bulb was probably underinflated or the valve was leaky and led to the catheter being pulled out with bulb partially inflated.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Side effects include: Acute effects include erythema hyperpigmentation of skin, moist desquamation of skin long term effects of radiation therapy for breast cancer inclu... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Control nausea: Marijuana is not used in palliative care as it is difficult to quantitate the effect of the active substances in street purchases. Marinol (dronabi... Read More
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Sometimes: Marinol may be used to treat loss of appetite in certain cases. It is also used to treat severe nausea and vomiting that is caused by cancer chemother... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Non cancer & cancer: Benign tumors are not cancerous. They grow slowly and don't invade neighboring tissue. They do not spread to other parts of the body, and they can oft... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Expensive in USA: The cost is variable and depends on both the complexity of the treatment and the duration over which the treatment is delivered. Ask the financial ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
See the doctor: Prostate cancer is managed in many different ways depending upon the age, stage and clinical circumstances. I would suggest you talk to your doctor be... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Get Hospice care: Just talk to them about their fears and concerns. Maybe getting the help of a hospice and palliative care doctor or professional will bring this perso... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Varies: There are several blood tests that are used as tumor markers to assess the shrinkage during chemo. It is specific for each cancer.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
Radiation Oncology 34 years experience
Non Specific symptom: Symptoms of ovarian cancer are not specific. They often mimic other common conditions. These may include: abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bl... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Raman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Raman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Hubby just diagnosed, asymptomatic. I needed the reassurance. Thanks!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Just got a few more years to spend with my children, Thanks heaps
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Your time is appreciated and valued.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Armed Forces Medical College, Univ of Pune, India
Graduated 1988MD

Medical/Graduate school

All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Minnesota - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Minneapolis, MN - Winter
2013
Top Radiation Oncologist , First Place, Minnesota - Winter
2013
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