Disclosing The Diagnosis Of Cancer: Five Critical Considerations

this is an image of an elderly person holding hands with a younger person, used in an article by Dr Suraj Manjunath, cancer surgeon and minimally invasive surgical oncologist, to describe the process of disclosure of a cancer diagnosis

It is challenging to break the news that someone has cancer.  The three key players in this process are the patient, the doctor, and the patient’s family. This article discusses the critical aspects that the family, as well as the doctor, should consider during the process of disclosing a diagnosis of cancer.

Second Opinion In Cancer Care – Making It A Constructive Process

This is a picture to represent a second opinion sought from an oncologist or cancer surgeon like Dr Suraj Manjunath, Bangalore

This article discusses how to make the best use of a second opinion in cancer care. A second opinion is defined as seeking an independent opinion on either diagnosis or treatment by an expert in the same field as the specialist who gave the initial opinion.1  While there are other sources of information for people … Read more

Top Five Cancer Treatment Resources On The Internet

picture to represent ways to access best cancer treatment resources online by Dr Suraj Manjunath, top cancer surgeon Bangalore

This article explains how to access internet resources for people dealing with cancer, and provides a list of useful resources. As mentioned in my previous post – https://drsurajmanjunath.com/guide-to-sourcing-best-cancer-treatment-information/ , a major source of information for cancer patients and their families is the internet.  If used well, online resources can be very informative, useful, and up-to-date. … Read more

My biopsy report is negative for cancer – What does this mean?

picture to represent dilemna of negative cancer biopsy in articel by Dr Suraj Manjunath, surgical oncologist, Bangalore

A diagnosis of cancer requires a positive biopsy confirmation by the pathologist.  However, a negative biopsy report (where the pathologist cannot see cancer in the examined biopsy sample) must be interpreted carefully. This article explains the meaning and interpretation of a biopsy that is negative for cancer.