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

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

Is Mastectomy A Better Surgery For Breast Cancer Than Breast Conservation?

For many (but not all) women with breast cancer that requires surgery, there is an option to choose between mastectomy and breast-conserving surgery (BCS). Mastectomy is the removal of the entire breast, whereas BCS preserves the breast, removing only the cancer with a small margin of normal tissue. BCS is also known as lumpectomy or … Read more

Short Meetings, Lasting Memories

This is an image of a morning glory flower in a post by Haripriya Suraj on 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, she shares a memorable account of her encounter with a cancer … 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

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