What Shouldn’t I Eat After Cancer Treatment?

“Doctor, my cancer treatment is complete. Henceforth, what foods should I avoid?” “I had breast cancer. Should I avoid milk?” “Isn’t it better for my father to give up eating meat, now that he has recovered from colon cancer?” “I have stopped eating rice. I eat only millets now” The recurring theme in these very … Read more

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

When You Must Be Cruel To Be Kind

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. This post is based on a real-life incident.  “I need to speak to Suraj, … Read more

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

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/    

“Why Would An Oncologist Discourage Smoking?” : A Conversation Over Coffee

This is an image of a man drinking coffee, used in an article by Dr Suraj Manjunath, surgical oncologist and minimally invasive cancer surgeon, Bangalore, in an article on why oncologist discourage smoking

Public speaking allows me to meet diverse groups of people, many of whom I would not otherwise get a chance to interact with. A common topic I am asked to speak about is “Cancer Awareness”. Typically, my talk has three segments: Causes of cancer (does the listener know that almost half of all cancers occur … 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