What Does Smoking Have To Do With Stomach Or Colon Cancer?

This is an image of cigarettes in an article by Dr Suraj Manjunath on how smoking is the cause of several cancers apart from lungs.

Lung cancer is currently the leading cause of death due to cancer worldwide. Most people are aware that smoking causes lung cancer. Many are also aware that tobacco use (smoking, chewing, snuff) causes mouth and throat cancer. But did you know that smoking can cause at least 15 different types of cancer? Not smoking can … Read more

Coping With Cancer : Simple Meditation Technique For Beginners

This is an image of a meditating little Buddha in a blog post on meditation as a coping strategy for cancer patients by Haripriya Suraj in Dr Suraj Manjunath's blog.

Note by Dr Suraj Manjunath: This is a guest post by Haripriya Suraj, a Reiki Practitioner with a special interest in integrating wellness therapies with modern medicine. The article explores the role of meditation as a coping strategy for cancer patients and shares a simple yet effective meditation technique that can be practiced by anyone. … Read more

Keeping The Art Alive In The Science Of Surgery

This is an image of a surgery being performed by Dr Suraj Manjunath and his colleague Dr Elvis Joseph for a large retroperitoneal sarcoma. It is used in an article on the joy of surgery by Dr Suraj Manjunath, cancer surgeon and minimally invasive surgical oncologist, Bangalore

For medical students like me during the early 90s, watching surgery live was an awe-inspiring experience.10 students standing several feet away from the operating table, vision blocked by the backs of the surgeons and assistants, theatre nurses watching us like hawks to make sure we did not accidentally touch anything and make it unsterile – … Read more

How I Overcame Breast Cancer: A Story Of Struggles And Triumph

This image shows a woman praying at sunrise in a blog post on overcoming cancer by G.Nirnala in Dr Suraj Manjunath's blog

Note By Dr. Suraj Manjunath: This is a guest post by G. Nirmala, a retired professor, and philanthropist. In this article, she shares an inspiring account of how she battled Stage 2 breast cancer. She hopes her insights will help others who are on a similar journey. It was just another day in the shower … Read more

How Is Cancer Surgery Different From Other Surgeries? Part 1: Tree Analogy

This is an image of a tree with roots in an article on how cancer surgery is different from other surgeries using the tree analogy

This post is part of a series that explores some features unique to surgery for cancer. This particular article focuses on the concept of “tumor-free margin” in the context of oncologic surgeries. A fundamental principle of curative surgery for cancer is to resect (remove) the entire tumor without leaving even the tiniest bit behind (see … Read more

Cancer Awareness Program On World Cancer Day

This is a picture showing a cancer awareness program at Manipal Hospital, Miller's Road by Dr Suraj Manjunath, surgical oncologist

Our small effort towards the bigger goal of a cancer-free world – Cancer Awareness Program at Manipal Hospital, Miller’s Road, on the occasion of World Cancer Day, February 4th. Worldwide, the theme for World Cancer Day 2022 was ”Closing The Care Gap.” Those interested can read more at: https://www.who.int/news/item/03-02-2022-world-cancer-day-closing-the-care-gap https://www.worldcancerday.org/