Top Oncologists in India | Best Cancer Doctors in India

Top Oncologists in India | Best Cancer Doctors in India

Top 12 Cancer Specialists in India

India has a rich pool of cancer specialists who have revolutionized cancer treatment and also made it reach a huge number of people. There is no dearth of talent in the field of oncology in India. We have listed some of the best cancer specialists in India here for your perusal.

Ones offering Telemedicine consultations:

1. Dr. Vedant Kabra

HOD And Consultant – Surgical Oncology, Oncology Sciences, Manipal Hospitals, Delhi
Experience: 16 years


Vedant Kabra - Best Cancer Specialist in Delhi, India


  • MBBS (Banaras Hindu University)
  • MS Gen. Surgery (Banaras  Hindu University)
  • DNB Gen. Surgery (National Board of Exam)
  • MRCS (Royal College of Surgery, Edinburgh)

Awards & Recognition:

  • Recipient of the University gold medal (BHU) final (3rd) professional examination, MBBS
  • Best resident of the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University
  • Recipient of the best research paper award in the Annual Conference of Association of Surgeons of India at Ahmedabad
  • Surgical oncology clinical fellowship in Singapore at the National Cancer Centre.

Career Profile:

  • Dr. Vedant Kabra is an experienced Cancer Specialist who holds expertise as a Surgical Oncologist.
  • The doctor has successfully performed over 12,000 cancer surgeries in his practice term.
  • Dr. Kabra excels in complicated surgeries as well as technologically advanced procedures such as robotic surgeries.
  • Dr. Vedant Kabra has been especially proficient in treating GI and Hepatobiliary cancers.
  • He has had extensive research experience in Gynecologic cancer, Head & Neck Cancer and Thoracic cancers, Skin and Soft tissue cancers, and Breast cancer surgery.
  • He was the Director at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon.
  • Professional Memberships of Dr. Kabra are Life Member – Association of Surgeons of India, Life Member – Indian Association of Surgical Oncology, Life Member – National Academy of Medical Sciences, India, Life Member – Indian Society of Oncology, Life Member – Indian Medical Association, Member – Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
  • He has been published in 12 National & International Publications.

2. Dr. Pushpinder Gulia

Consultant – Surgical Oncology, Oncology Sciences, Manipal Hospital Dwarka, New Delhi
Experience: 18 years


Pushpinder Gulia - Best Cancer Specialist in New Delhi, India


  • MBBS (Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla)
  • MS from the Indira Gandhi Medical College in Shimla
  • Diplomate National Board or DNB (Surgical Oncology)

Awards & Recognition:

  • Recipient of the first prize in Onco quiz in NATCON IASO 2012 (CECT versus 18F-FDG PET-CT in the preoperative staging of primary and recurrent colorectal carcinoma and its impact on treatment strategy.
  • Accepted by National Board of Examination) and Presented this study in NATCON IASO – 2010 and won the second prize.

Career Profile:

  • Dr. Pushpinder Gulia is a Surgical Oncologist who is presently associated with Manipal Hospital Dwarka, New Delhi.
  • Dr. Gulia is known for finding the best solution to even the most complex conditions.
  • His past experience includes a stint with PGIMS, Rohtak, and Diplomate National Board (Surgical Oncology) at Army Hospital.
  • He is a Member of the Indian Association of Surgical Oncology (IASO) and a Member of the Association of Surgeons of India (ASI).
  • The doctor’s area of expertise is in Head & Neck Cancers with Thyroid and Parotid, Bone and Soft tissue tumors, Breast and Gynaecological Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Hepatopancreaticobiliary Cancer, and Thoracic Malignancies (with lung and Mediastinum).

3. Dr. Rakesh Ojha

Senior Consultant, International Oncology Center, Fortis Hospital, Noida
Experience: 21 years


Rakesh Ojha - Best Cancer Specialist in Noida, India


  • MBBS (1992, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur)
  • MD (1998, Seton Hall University, New Jersey)
  • Diploma (1998, American Board of Internal Medicine)
  • Fellowship (2001, Seton Hall University, Paterson, NJ)

Awards & Recognition:

  • Dr. Rakesh Ojha has been recognized with the Cancer Research Award for Scientific Excellence. This recognition was given to him by The New Jersey Commission in 1999
  • In 1999, he also received the AMGEN Oncology Research Fellowship Award
  • The Oncology Society of New Jersey awarded him with the Residents Clinical Cancer Research Paper Award in 2001
  • Faculty Teaching Award by St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, New Jersey (2003)

Career Profile:

  • Dr. Rakesh Ojha is one of the topmost Medical Oncologists in the country.
  • He is a member of the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Blood & Bone Marrow Transplantation.
  • Dr. Ojha is an efficient specialist who has used Chemotherapy and Bone Marrow Transplantation for providing the best possible treatment for his patients.
  • The doctor has worked with Fortis Hospital, Noida, Temple University, Philadelphia, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center Paterson, NJ, Bergen Regional Community Blood Center, Paramus, NJ, LLRM Medical College, Meerut, King George Medical College, Lucknow.
  • He has received American board certification in Medical Oncology and Hematology.
  • Dr. Ojha has been a member of the Institutional Review Board of Garden State Cancer Centre, Belleville, NJ.
  • He has done a lot of work in cord blood transplant and was invited to be co-investigator and sub-investigator in clinical trials in St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Centre, Paterson, NJ.
  • Dr. Ojha specializes in treating Lung Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Malignant Melanoma, Adult Acute Leukaemia, Skin Cancer, and Brain Tumors, etc.

4. Dr. Dinesh Pendharkar

Experience: 42 years


Dinesh Pendharkar - Best Cancer Specialist in Faridabad, India


  • MBBS (University of Moscow)
  • M.D (PLPFU)
  • Ph. D (Academy of Medical Sciences, Oncology, Moscow)
  • MBA

Awards & Recognition:

  • Dr. Dinesh is a certified medical expert who is currently the President of the Indian Society of Oncology. He is also the chair of the International Affairs Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
  • He has been the Associate Editor of the Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology.

Career Profile:

  • Dr. Dinesh Pendharkar is a medical oncologist with decades of experience treating cancers of varying complexity and severity.
  • Mixed Gliomas, Cervical, Breast, Prostate Cancer, and Meningiomas are some of the cancers treated by the doctor.
  • The doctor did his residency at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, and Cancer Research Center Moscow.
  • His research is linked to the management of hand-foot syndrome using the urea-containing ointment.
  • The doctor’s specialization is in the management of hand-foot syndrome using urea containing ointment, Pediatric oncology, and Medical Oncology.
  • Dr. Pendharkar has worked with Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre, New Delhi, Choithram Hospital, Indore, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Cancer Research Center, Moscow, and Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
  • He is currently serving as the Director – Sarvodaya Cancer Institute, Faridabad, and is a Visiting Professor at RD Gardi Medical College, Ujjain.

5. Dr. Anil Thakwani

HOD, Oncology & Onco-Surgery, Sharda Hospital, Delhi, India

Experience: 22 years


Anil Thakwani - Best Cancer Specialist in Delhi, India


  • MBBS, MD (Radiotherapy) (Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra)
  • FCCS (California, USA)

Awards & Recognition:

  • The good doctor has memberships from the Medical Council of India (MCI), Feb 2001, Delhi Medical Council (DMC), June 2005, and Association of Radiation Oncologists of India.

Career Profile:

  • Dr. Anil Thakwani is a Radiation Oncologist, Surgical Oncologist par excellence whose focus has been on radiation therapy as a modus of treatment.
  • His postdoctoral training in Oncology has been completed in AIIMS, New Delhi.
  • His work experience includes the All India Institute of medical science (AIIMS), New Delhi, Batra Hospital, New Delhi, Metro Multispeciality Hospital, Sector 11 Noida, Sarvodaya Hospital, Faridabad, Medicare Centre, Sector 30, Noida, and Apollo Specto, GK1, New Delhi.
  • Some cancers that the specialist has treated are Brain Cancers- Astrocytoma, Stomach Cancer, Oligodendrogliomas, and Ependymomas.
  • He has also done a certification course on Fundamental Critical Care Support Course in Oncology by Society of Critical Care Medicine, California (2006).

6. Dr. Arun Goel

Senior Director, Surgical Oncology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali

Experience: 35 years


Arun Goel - Best Cancer Specialist in Delhi, India


  • MBBS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi)
  • Master in Surgery from the AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Dr. Arun has completed his Surgical Oncology Training from the BRA Institute, Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS, New Delhi

Awards & Recognition:

  • The memberships of Dr. Arun Goel are from the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO), Indian Association of Surgical Oncology (IASO), Indian Society of Oncology (ISO), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), European Society of Mastology (EUSOMA), Indian Chapter of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA), Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology (IASG), Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI), and Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (IAGES).

Career Profile:

  • Dr. Arun Goel is associated with Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali as Senior Director, Surgical Oncology.
  • Dr. Arun is an Executive Trustee of Indian Anti Cancer Trust
  • His excellence lies in Robotic Surgery for Cancer and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy.
  • Dr. Goel has been the Founder member and Executive member of Oncology Forum, Delhi NCR.
  • Dr. Goel has worked as a Senior Consultant, Surgical Oncology at prominent cancer hospitals in Delhi/NCR.
  • The specialty interests of Dr. Goel include Abdominal Malignancies, Breast Cancer, Head & Neck Malignancies, Esophageal Cancer, and Minimally Invasive Surgery for Abdominal & Thoracic Malignancies.

Doctors offering consultations without Telemedicine option:

7. Dr. Rohit Nayyar

Director and Clinical Administrator – Surgical Oncology at Max Healthcare
Experience: 30 years


Rohit Nayyar - Best Cancer Specialist in Delhi, India


  • MBBS (BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad)
  • MS (General Surgery) (BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad)
  • MCh (Surgical Oncology) (B J Medical College, Ahmedabad)

Awards & Recognition:

  • Dr. Rohit Nayyar holds memberships from the Association of Gynecologic Oncologists of India – AGOI, Indian Association of Surgical Oncology (IASO), and Indian Medical Association (IMA).

Career Profile:

  • Dr. Rohit Nayyar is the Director and Clinical Administrator – Surgical Oncology at Max Healthcare.
  • The specialist has been at respectful positions such as Director – Oncology & Unit Cancer Surgery- Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, Faridabad, Sr. Consultant – Surgical Oncology – Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon, Surgical Oncology, Sr. Consultant – Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, and Lecturer – Surgical Oncology, Gujarat Cancer Research Institute, Ahmedabad, Gujrat.
  • The doctor is a head and neck surgical oncologist par excellence and manages complex head and neck cancers.
  • He is also well known for performing skull based surgery, LASER surgery, TORS, and Robotic Surgery.
  • Dr. Nayyar has done his clinical training in both India as well as overseas in institutions like Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, Institute Gustave Roussy, Royal College of Surgeons of England,and Oncoplastic Surgery.
  • The doctor has been a part of establishment as well as development of various cancer centres in Delhi/NCR.
  • The specialty interest areas of Dr. Nayyar are Head & Neck Cancer, Breast Cancer, Thoracic and Esophageal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, and Gynae and Genitourinary Cancer.
  • The doctor keeps up to date with the latest developments in treatment of cancer and has applied them with great success many times.
  • Dr. Rohit Nayyar is the first in the country to complete 3 years of M. Ch training in surgical oncology.

8. Dr. Arun Kumar Giri

Director at the Department of Surgical Oncology at Aakash Healthcare Super Specialty Hospital, Dwarka, New Delhi

Experience: 24 years


Arun Kumar Giri - Best Cancer Specialist in Delhi, India


  • MBBS (Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University)
  • Master in Surgery in Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU
  • DNB (Surgical Oncology) (National Board of Examinations, Delhi)

Awards & Recognition:

  • Dr. Arun Kumar Giri has memberships of the Association of Surgeons of India, the Indian Association of Surgical Oncology, and the Society of Surgical Oncology, USA.
  • In his MS program, Dr. Arun Kumar Giri was awarded the University Gold Medal for the best surgical resident.

Career Profile:

  • Dr. Arun Kumar Giri is working as Director, Department of Surgical Oncology at Aakash Healthcare Super Specialty Hospital, Dwarka, New Delhi.
  • His work experience includes being Senior Consultant, HOD, Surgical Oncologist, Rockland Hospitals, Qutab, and Consultant, Venkateshwar Hospital, New Delhi.
  • Dr. Giri has undergone training at Medstar Washington Medical Centre and Cancer Institute, Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research, Tokyo, Japan, University Hospital, North Tees, UK, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre New York.
  • The Cancer Specialist provides treatment for many cancers such as Breast Cancer, Head and Neck, Thoracic, Gastro-Intestinal, Peritoneal Surface Malignancies and excels in procedures such as HIPEC, VATS, and Minimally Invasive Surgeries.
  • Dr. Giri has performed live surgical workshops and has been published in many journals, both national and international.

9. Dr. Durgatosh Pandey

Director Thoracic Surgery and Senior Consultant – GI and HPB Surgery at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, Delhi, India
Experience: 19 years


Durgatosh Pandey - Best Cancer Specialist in Delhi, India


  • MBBS (Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi)
  • MS (Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi)
  • DNB (National Board of Examination)
  • MCh (Surgical Oncology) from the Cancer Institute, Chennai
  • Fellowship (Asian Centre for Liver Diseases and Transplantation, Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore)

Awards & Recognition:

  • Dr. Pandey is a Founder Member of Lung Cancer Consortium Asia, Esophageal Cancer Consortium, Trustee Member Indian Cooperative Oncology Network, Member ICMR Task Force on “Review of Guidelines for Management of Lung Cancer”, Member of Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery & Robotic Thoracic Surgery – Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA, 2015, Indian Society of Oncology, Indian Society for the Diseases of Esophagus and Stomach, and Indian Association of Surgical Oncology.
  • He has also undergone training – Da Vinci, Robotic Surgery-Atlanta, USA

Career Profile:

  • Dr. Durgatosh Pandey is the Director of Thoracic Surgery and Senior Consultant – GI and HPB Surgery at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon.
  • Dr. Pandey specializes in Gynecological Cancer Treatment, Cancer Surgery, Lung Cancer Treatment, and Chemotherapy.
  • He has appeared in many research papers and publications which are testament to the depth of professional knowledge like Extrahepatic bile duct resection: an insight in the management of gallbladder cancer, Locally advanced lung cancer with low nodal involvement and concomitant tuberculosis in a tertiary care cancer center of India, Eighteen cases of hepatic resection in a single tertiary care cancer center in India, Xanthogranulomatouscholecystitis with obstructive jaundice masquerades gallbladder cancer: a formidable diagnostic challenge continues.
  • He has been associated with many prominent institutions in various capacities such as Senior Consultant, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, New Delhi, Visiting Consultant, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland, USA, 2015, Associate Professor, Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, New Delhi, 2015, Associate Professor, Banaras Hindu University, 2012.
  • Dr. Pandey has authored a book based on science and philosophy “A Peep into Void”.

10. Dr. Nipun Saha

Consultant Onco-Surgeon, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata
Experience: 14 years

Nipun Saha - Best Cancer Specialist in Delhi, India


  • MBBS (Hons.)
  • DGO (Diploma in Gynecology & Obstetrics)
  • MS(ORL & Head & Neck Surgery)

Awards & Recognition:

  • The doctor has membership from Foundation for Head and Neck Oncology (FHNO).

Career Profile:

  • Dr. Nipun Saha is a Cancer Specialist – Surgical Oncologist who is adept at performing procedures such as lumpectomy, robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, cytoreductive surgery, and HIPEC, and surgeries for oral cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, gynecological cancers, soft tissue and bone cancer, head and neck, pancreatic cancers.
  • Dr. Saha has worked with Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research Institute, Thakurpukur, and BP Poddar Hospital.
  • The specialist is a surgical oncologist who excels in performing many kinds of surgical procedures for various cancers through the latest technologies.
  • Dr. Nipun Saha has received training in microvascular reconstruction surgery of head and neck in Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, and Chang Gung Hospital, Taiwan.
  • Dr. Saha holds a special interest in Organ Conservation Surgery and provides the best treatment for oligodendrogliomas, meningiomas, ependymomas, and primitive neuroectodermal tumors.

11. Dr. Ramesh Sarin

Consultant, Surgical Oncology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
Experience: 45 years


Ramesh Sarin - Best Cancer Specialist in Delhi, India


  • MBBS
  • MS
  • FRCS
  • FLEX(U.S.A)

Awards & Recognition:

  • Participant in the Symposium on Hormones and Cancer by the Associated Physicians of India.
  • Keynote address, Surgical Teachers Convention at Kanpur, under auspices of the University and National Academy of Medical Sciences, 1982.
  • The organizer of the symposium on Recent Trends in Surgery for continuing medical education for post-graduate training.
  • Recipient of Gold Medal award for best article at 33rd Annual Meeting of Surgeons in India in 1982.

Career Profile:

  • Dr. Sarin is a Surgical Oncologist
  • She is presently associated with Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.
  • Dr. Sarin is a founding member of the Indian Society of Oncology (ISO)
  • The fellowships and memberships of Dr. Ramesh Sarin include the Association of Surgeons of India, Endocrine Society of India, Indian Association of Cancer Chemotherapists, Oncology Section of Association of Surgeons of India – Member of Governing Body, Indian Society of Clinical Oncology.
  • Visiting Professor, Surgery at Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, and Visiting Lecturer, Oestrogen Receptors in Breast by Banaras University.
  • She has published a paper on Carcinoma of Prostate presenting as an epigastric lump and the Use of low molecular weight dextran in experimental hemorrhagic shock, Squamous cell carcinoma of Renal Pelvis, among others.
  • She has drawn protocols for many treatment modalities, such as chemotherapy for patients with cancer for Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital.
  • The doctor is Chairperson of an NGO “Forum for Breast Protection”.

12. Dr. Subhash Chandra Chanana

Consultant Oncology, W Pratiksha Hospital, Delhi, India
Experience: 43 years


Subhash Chandra Chanana - Best Cancer Specialist in Delhi, India


  • M.B.B.S
  • M.S. (General Surgery) (SP Medical College & Associated Group of PBM Hospital Bikaner Rajasthan)
  • F.A.C.S – (I) (Onco Surgery) (University of Vienna A.M.S, Austria)

Awards & Recognition:

  • Paper presented, published on Mammography of Breasts, Lumps & Confirmation of the same by operation & Histopathological Examination, 1980, S.P Medical College Bikaner
  • Participant in the International conference of Urology at the University of Vienna, 1992
  • Participant of Conference on Radiological Oncology Complete, S.P Medical College and P.B.M Hospital Cancer Institute, 2004
  • Participant of Oncology Complete 2005, 2006 and 2007, P.S.K, East Delhi Medical Council, Delhi
  • Participant of Indo U.S (APPY) Meet, Delhi, Hayat Residence on Emergency medicine – The Management of Post Nuclear war Casualties from 13-15th of Dec 2007
  • Chairperson ONCON 2008, theme-based conference on “Diagnosing Cancer Early” by Galaxy Cancer Institute, Pushpanjali Crossley Hospital, New Delhi
  • Participant of International Gynae Cancer Congress 2008 by Dharamshila Cancer Hospital and AGOI
  • Chairman of Denovo Welfare Society (NGO)
  • Founder Trustee S.S.P.R Foundation

Career Profile:

  • The specialist is working as Consultant Oncology, W Pratiksha Hospital, Delhi, India.
  • Some important procedures performed by Dr. Chanana are for Brain Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Prostate Cancer, and Breast Cancer
  • Dr. Chanana holds membership of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and American Medical Association (AMA).
  • Hospital Garian, Libya, central hospital Garian, Libya, SSPR Centre, Dilshad Garden, and Red Cross Hospital, New Seemapuri, Delhi are some of the hospitals where he has worked.
  • He has served the Army Medical Corps from Aug 1970 to Oct 1980.
  • His work experience includes Honorary Surgeon in the Department of Surgery, S.P Medical College, Bikaner from Jan 1980 to Feb 1981, General Surgeon in INAS (RED CROSS) Hospital Garian, Libya from Mar 1981 to Dec 1995, President of Medical Board for disabled till Dec 2000, Chairman of International community and Indian community, Member of specialist External staff, Institute of Catala Barcelona, Spain, General and Onco Surgeon in central hospital Garian, Libya from 1996 to 2001, M.S and Senior consultant in Onco-Surgery at Friends Medical Center, Kalindi Colony, Delhi, Senior Consultant in General and Onco Surgery at SSPR Centre, Dilshad Garden, Red Cross Hospital, New Seemapuri, Delhi, and Kosmos Hospital, Anand Vihar, Delhi.

Who is a Cancer Specialist?

Cancer is an illness that leads to the uncontrollable division of cells going into neighboring tissues. Malignant growths or cancerous growths can develop in various body parts. Cancer involves disabling our bodys’ control mechanisms to a certain extent.

A doctor who provides treatment for cancer and concerning medical care is called a cancer specialist or an oncologist. This field has gained a lot of importance in India as well as the country is home to a talented community of doctors and allied healthcare personnel but high-end medical infrastructure as well.

What does a Cancer Specialist Do?

When you visit or consult a Cancer specialist it is likely because of some impending symptoms which have indicated that you have cancer or might have cancer. To confirm those symptoms, a cancer specialist will perform some tests and check your medical history and other reports. Your medical history may also be studied.

The tests that a Cancer Specialist can prescribe are mentioned below:

  • Physical exam: Lumps, Abnormalities such as skin color changes, Organ enlargement
  • Laboratory tests: Urine and blood tests
  • Radiology tests such as CT scan, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), and Ultrasound.
  • A biopsy tests

Their work then goes on to treatment which can be a combination of medical and surgical treatment methods or simply one of medical or surgical. There are many kinds of new treatments which have evolved over time or have developed because of technological disruptions and/or discoveries as well as technological implementations.

CAR T-cell Therapy is one such treatment method under cancer Immunotherapy is one such new treatment method. Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell therapy or CAR T-cell Therapy genetically reprograms a patient’s T cells which look for and kill cancer cells. This method though is the age group and cancer type-specific.

Cancer specialists are enablers and doers in the process of treating different kinds of cancer. It is their responsibility to not only diagnose but treat the various cancers that can invade the human body. Some of the more common cancers are listed below for your convenience.

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Lung Cancer – Non-Small Cell
  • Lymphoma – Non-Hodgkin
  • Melanoma
  • Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer

As cancers are of many kinds so are their symptoms and signs. They align to the type of cancer there is and are also as per the severity and commonality of cancer. We bring to you some of the symptoms that are usually warning signs for cancer.

  • Issues with food: Persistent heartburn or indigestion, Swallowing issue, Pain in the belly, Vomiting and Nausea, Changes in appetite
  • Lasting and severe fatigue
  • Recurring night sweats or fever without any underlying cause
  • Gain or loss in weight for no apparent reason
  • Changes to the skin: bleeding or scaly lump which is of the color of the flesh, mole which is new or a mole which is present is showing changes, sore which is unhealed for a while, jaundice
  • Changes in the breast: Lump or firmness in the breast or below the arm, Changes in the Nipple or a discharge, and/or Itchy, red, scaly, dimpled, puckered skin
  • Changes in the bladder: Discomfort, pain, blood while urinating
  • The unknown basis for bleeding or bruising
  • Changes in the bowel: Blood in your stool, bowel habits change
  • Persistent hoarse feeling or cough
  • There is continued swelling or lumps in the neck, underarm, groin, and stomach.
  • Changes in the Mouth: Within mouth or on the tongue there is a white or red patch, Within lip or mouth there is bleeding, pain, or numbness
  • Neurological issues: Persistent headache, seizures, changes to your vision, changes to hearing, Face droops

Although a lot of work has been done in the field of cancer treatment, it is in recent years that there has been an incredible advancement in Cancer treatment methodologies. We list both the traditional and the new treatment methods here for your perusal.

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Stem Cell or Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Palliative Care
  • Clinical Trials
  • Precision or Personalized Medicine
  • Off-label Drug Use
  • Biosimilar Drugs

There are many criteria that you can look for in a Cancer specialist before making the all-important decision regarding the choice of the specialist who is the right fit for you. The first important factor is the education base of the oncologist, his/her specialization, the experience of the specialist, and whether they have had any international experience. There are other factors as well such as any super specializations, fellowships, training, certifications that the specialist has received. Some other qualities you can look for in an oncologist and these are communications skills, empathy, an open mind to new treatment methods, and acceptance of technology.

After completing schooling, a student should opt for an MBBS degree followed by any of the post-graduate courses such as D.M. (Medical Oncology), D.M. (Oncology), M.Ch (Oncology), and M.Ch (Surgical Oncology).

There are various sub-specialties in the field of Oncology such as:

  • Radiation oncology
  • Surgical oncology
  • Medical oncology
  • Interventional oncology
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Pediatric oncology
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Hemato-oncology
  • Uro-oncology

Telemedicine is a new age medium that is helping patients connect with specialists per their needs and requirements. It helps the patients overcome limitations such as physical distance and costs. This medium is being increasingly used by patients who are undergoing various long-term and critical illnesses such as cancer. They help the patients navigate various other issues such as immunity cover for their weakened system, dependency on other people which is not required in case of a one on one consultation, inconvenience of the delayed consultation process is negated as the patient connects real-time with the oncologist. It is easier to share medical reports, share family history and get prescriptions for medications.

Cancer specialists in India are some of the best in the world owing in no less measure to the research base of their treatments, their reliance on new technologies, their comfort with all kinds of technological upgrades, and the latest cutting-edge equipment. They are also well networked with their peers worldwide. In addition to this, they are well educated, professionally trained, and qualified and have unmatched experience in treating patients from various backgrounds and with all kinds of cancers in different stages. They are adept at diagnosing, treating, and helping the patients through the post-treatment or post-operative rehabilitation or recovery process.

The decision to consult a cancer specialist or an oncologist must be a well-considered one. This is usually a follow-up of your consultation with your primary physician. Your doctor will make this call after a thorough consultation session or many. The session or sessions will include one or more of the tests which are diagnostic, physical tests, laboratory tests, and biopsy in addition to going through your medical reports and gaining knowledge from you regarding your medical history. Any kind of changes to your treatment should be as per your cancer specialist or oncologist’s advice. As this may be a long-drawn treatment process which can be cancer, it is also important that any changes in your treatment process or the decision to adopt a surgical or a new age treatment option should be after due consideration of all factors involved.

There are multiple treatment options available for cancer. This includes surgery, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy. Depending on the stage and extent of your cancer, the oncologist will recommend suitable treatment plans for you.

Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells. These can be given in the form of tablets or injections. However, radiation therapy employs high-energy beams to destroy cancer cells. The radiation can be focused on a particular area of the body.

The duration of your treatment will depend on the type of cancer treatment you are undergoing. For example, chemotherapy can take somewhere around 3-6 months. It is important to talk to your oncologist to understand more about your Treatment.

Most of the side effects of cancer treatment go away after some time. Some of the side effects include diarrhea, anemia, fatigue, hair loss, and sleep problems.

Most of the side effects of cancer treatment go away after some time. Some of the side effects include diarrhea, anemia, fatigue, hair loss, and sleep problems.

You may not be able to travel if you have received a bone marrow transplant or surgery for your cancer treatment. Airlines also have their respective rules for patients who have undergone surgery. It is best to talk to your doctor and read airline guidelines before deciding to travel.

The healthcare setup in India is at par with the best anywhere in the world. Its hospitals are on the world map because of their excellent healthcare professionals, high standards of patient care, patient quality and safety as well as hygiene standards. They also meet stringent international protocols and are accredited by the topmost healthcare accreditation bodies in the world. Some of these top hospitals in India for cancer treatment are as follows:

  • Manipal Hospital Dwarka, New Delhi, India
  • Fortis Hospital, Noida, India
  • Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh, Delhi / NCR, India
  • Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, Delhi, India
  • Max Super Specialty Hospital, Vaishali, Ghaziabad, India
  • Jaypee Hospital, Delhi / NCR, India
  • Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Delhi, India
  • Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute, Delhi, India
  • Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi, India
  • BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Bengaluru, India
  • Columbia Asia Hospital – Palam Vihar, Delhi / NCR, India
  • Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Delhi, India

Cancer treatment in India has grown leaps and bounds in terms of efficiency and effectiveness. Not only are the specialists in India qualified and skilled but the hospitals and other related healthcare infrastructure are unmatched in terms of healthcare delivery and cost. Qualities such as kindness and a zeal for excellence have put cancer treatment in India at a fast pace of growth. People from all over the world come here to get their required treatment.


Last modified on blank at Jan 04, 2023

Reviewed By :- Vijita Jayan

Dr. Mrinalini Kachroo

Dr. Mrinalini Kachroo is a Patient Advisory Executive at MediGence. A dentist by education,she excels in communicating with patients and providing them with the best possible healthcare available all around the world. Her experience as a dental professional provides an advantage to the patients by providing an colloquial medical assistance.

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