October In Pink – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is observed as the Breast Cancer Awareness month. Across the world, an effort is made to spread awareness about this disease, which is currently the most common cancer in women. This year, our hospital team came up with a unique initiative to educate people about Breast Cancer. We researched the most common questions on … Read more

“But I Have No Symptoms Of Cancer At All”

41-year-old Ravindran had come down to Bangalore from San Francisco for a family visit. When he took his father for an annual health check-up, he thought he may as well get one himself. To his and his family’s surprise, a routine abdominal ultrasound showed that Ravindran had a 4 cm tumor in his right kidney, … Read more

Learning Never Ends

I have been attending surgical conferences since the late 1990s. Early in my career, I would attend them with the sole intention of learning from leaders and pioneers in my field. For me, a three-day event would be crammed with attending early morning to late evening lectures and seminars, often juggling talks happening simultaneously at … Read more

October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women – in India as well as across the world. October is observed as ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’. Earlier this week, I found a thought-provoking article by Ms. Pallavi Aiyar in The Times Of India., who describes her experience with breast cancer. Sharing the link here-https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/voices/switching-passports-to-the-kingdom-of-the-sick/   … Read more

Expanding Roles, Extended Collaborations

After having spent several rewarding years at Manipal Hospital, Miller’s Road (formerly Vikram Hospital), I am happy to share that I am now taking on the additional role of Consultant Surgical Oncologist, at Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road. I shall also continue to provide my services at Manipal Hospital, Miller’s Road, ably supported by Dr. … Read more

Going Beyond Cure In Cancer Care

Worldwide statistics indicate that currently two out of every three people diagnosed with cancer will have a long-term cure. Without doubt, cure is the most important outcome in cancer care. Having said that, it is also important to focus on outcomes beyond cure. Consider the following examples of people (names changed), all of whom have … Read more