Going Beyond Cure In Cancer Care

Worldwide statistics indicate that currently two out of every three people diagnosed with cancer will have a long-term cure. Without doubt, cure is the most important outcome in cancer care. Having said that, it is also important to focus on outcomes beyond cure. Consider the following examples of people (names changed), all of whom have … Read more

Lessons For Life: A Walk With A Cancer Survivor

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 insights from a walk with a friend who is … Read more

“Will I Need A Colostomy After Rectal Cancer Surgery?”

A major concern for people undergoing surgery for rectal cancer is whether they will require a stoma, and whether it will be a temporary or a permanent one. This article discusses the factors that determine the need for a stoma. A stoma or ostomy (from the Greek word for “mouth” or “opening”) is an opening … Read more

When Adversity Gives Rise To Purpose

Mr Das was about 60 years old when I first met him in the summer of 2012. Accompanied by his nephew, he had a dignified bearing despite his tattered clothes. He was from the eastern part of India, and in spite of his broken Hindi, we managed to communicate. He had a large goiter (enlargement … 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

Is My Cancer Treatable?

Most people are overwhelmed when they learn they have cancer. Among the multitude of questions that start running through the mind, a key concern is “Is my cancer treatable?” This article gives a perspective into the meaning of “treat” and “cure” in the context of oncology. The goals of cancer treatment are to: Cure. Prolong … 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

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