Hope & Optimism : The Cancer Experience From A Patient’s Perspective

This image shows hope in a blog post on cancer by Rosemary Issac in Dr Suraj Manjunath's blog on

Note by Dr Suraj Manjunath: This is a guest post by Rosemary Issac, an author, editor, and mentor to professional writers.  In this article, she shares an inspiring account of her experience overcoming cancer. As a cancer patient, my experience of the difficult battle with the ailment and the uncertain path to recovery allows me … Read more

Merry Christmas – May Our Wishes Come True

A picture of Santa Claus in an article by Dr Suraj Manjunath, surgical oncologist and minimally invasive cancer surgeon, Bangalore, wishing his readers a Merry Christmas

It’s that time of the year again when cheer and festivity fill the air. Warm cribs to welcome baby Jesus, Christmas trees shining bright, sweet melodies of carols in the air, yummy treats to savor, love and laughter to revel in, the spirit of giving, and excited little children awaiting Santa’s visit – all these … Read more

Not Every Breast Symptom Means Cancer

This image shows an anxious woman in a blog post on unnecessary anxiety among women who mistakenly believe they have breast cancer

Note by Dr Suraj Manjunath: This is a guest post by Dr Sapna Mallikarjun. It is about women who worry excessively that they have breast cancer when they actually don’t. Dr Sapna recently completed her medical training and had a short posting in our Department of Surgical Oncology. Apart from being an enthusiastic and committed … Read more

Anecdotes From Cancer Surgery Practice: Giving And Receiving

this is an image of two people holding hands, used to represent people with cancer helping and supporting each other and finding growth in the experience

In this post, I share an anecdote about a woman who took years to overcome her melancholy following her cancer diagnosis, and how she finally did it. 48-year-old Vanaja (name changed), a banker, came to see me in 2012. She was seeking a third opinion. “I cannot believe I have tongue cancer. I have no … Read more

7 Reasons Why Thyroid Cancer Is Among the Easiest Cancers To Manage

this is an image of a someone rating an object 5 stars, used in an article by Dr Suraj Manjunath to represent the excellent outcome of thyroid cancer. Dr Suraj Manjunath is a surgical oncologist and minimally invasive cancer surgeon in Bangalore

While treatment for cancer is often challenging for patients and their loved ones, some cancers are much easier to handle than others.  This article highlights one such cancer. My surgical oncology residency was spent in a government cancer center that saw about 13,000 new cancer patients in a year.  Most were referrals from other hospitals, … Read more

Living With A Cancer Surgeon : Glimpses From The Passenger’s Seat

image depicting happy children in oncology in a post by Haripriya Suraj in Dr Suraj Manjunath's blog

Note by Dr Suraj Manjunath : This is a guest post by Haripriya Suraj. Haripriya is a wellness practitioner, author and early childhood educator. As my better half, she has been my source of support and inspiration through our years together. In this post, Haripriya shares an aspect of her journey alongside an oncologist and … Read more