More Research Says Minimal Access Surgery is Better for Rectal Cancer
Many traditional open surgeries for cancer management can now be performed using a minimally invasive approach. For patients, this means that they have almost no incision and much faster recovery time. The goal is to treat cancer with the same aggressive approach but to do…
Ultraprocessed Food Can Kill You!
A good dietary habit is key to staying healthy and longevity. This article discusses a recent study on dietary factors that could shorten your lifespan.
Does Organic Food Reduce Cancer Risk?
The present evidence is not supporting this! However, a new study published in a promianat medical journal suggests that a higher frequency of eating organic food was associated with a reduced risk for cancer (JAMA Internal Medicine) (1). This means that promoting organic food consumption…
Cancer is a Silent Disease; Identify Before it Makes Noise.
It is not uncommon for patients to tell me that they didn’t have any symptoms and so they didn’t show a doctor! It has also unfortunately happened that many non-oncology doctors don’t know that cancer does not cause pain or any such symptoms till later…
Why Tobacco Causes Cancer?
Tobacco causes cancers becasue of the chemicals it contains.
Detecting Cancer Early
Cancer that is detected early can be cured. There are 3 key startergies to this that are described in this article.
Genetic Testing Eliminates Anxiety About Common Hereditary Cancers
Hereditary Cancers are seen in a 5-10% of patients. We can prevent cancer by these people even before it starts.
Lung Cancer Screening… How to Detect Early & Cure
Lung cancer can be successfully detected by annual low dose CT scan. If detected early, surgery would be possible and the chances of cure are high.
Quintessential PET scan does not detect cancer cells.
I very often have patients who ask me “is there a test that can detect cancer cells in the body?” or “shall we do PET CT and confirm the presence of cancer and then give next treatment?” Well, the answer is NO! The PET scan…
Prostate Cancer.. The Furturistic Treatment is Here!
Prostate cancer is a slow-growing cancer that occurs in old age. About 50% of men in their 80’s will be harbouring this cancer and will never show any symptoms due to it. These patients will never need treatment as well. However, there is a distinct…
Anemia in Men & Older Women Means Cancer
‘Anemia in men and older women means cancer’ is a very bold statement. However, I have seen many patients missing valuable time as they get treatment for anemia and wait till cancer is advanced. Often it is the treating doctor that misses the diagnosis as…
Robotic or Laparoscopic Surgery! Which is Better for Cancer?
Many patients are confused about which approach to cancer surgery is better! Open or laparoscopic or robotic? This article aims to clear that doubt.