Oncology is the study of cancer. A doctor who specializes in treating people with cancer is called an oncologist. In most situations, a clinical oncologist manages the care and treatment once a person is diagnosed with cancer.
A medical oncologist specializes in treating cancer with chemotherapy (the use of drugs to kill cancer cells).
A surgical oncologist specializes in the surgical aspects of cancer, including a biopsy (the removal of a small amount of tissue for examination under a microscope) and surgically removing the cancer, the surrounding tissue, and sometimes, nearby lymph nodes (tiny, bean-shaped organs that help fight disease).
A radiation oncologist specializes in treating cancer with radiation therapy (the use of high-energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells).
General oncologists and specialists work in conjunction with the pain clinic specialists to deliver high-end care to cancer patients. Medica’s Pain Clinic is one of the few such clinics in the country which works dedicatedly to relieve pain and make patients more comfortable. The team also includes oncology nurses and social worker.
MBBS, DNB (General Surgery),DNB (Surgical Oncology Theory, 2009)
Diploma in Medical Radiation Therapy, M.D. (Radiotherapy)
Consultant - Department of Surgical Oncology
MS (General Surgery), M.Ch ( Surgical Oncology)
MD (Internal Med), PhD (Cancer Research)