Debunking Cancer Myths – #2 : Biopsy Causes Cancer To Spread

This is an image in the article on debunking cancer myths - biopsy- by Dr Suraj Manjunath

Getting a biopsy is an important part of cancer diagnosis and treatment. However, many people believe that the biopsy itself can cause cancer to spread. Sometimes, people seek medical care when the disease is already too far advanced, and a biopsy only diagnoses the cancer. This would be the first time people learn they have … Read more

Debunking Cancer Myths – #1 : Treatment Does More Harm Than Good

this is an image showing a tick mark and a cross mark. This image is used in an article on Cancer myths by Dr Suraj Manjunath, cancer surgeon, Bangalore, surgical oncologist

Over the last few decades, treatment for cancer has evolved significantly.  Advances in surgery, anesthesia, radiation therapy, and systemic therapy (chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy), have not only increased cure rates but also substantially reduced side effects. Even then, compared to treatment for many other diseases, cancer care can be a long and difficult process. This … Read more