Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi

   Millennium Cancer Center , Gurugram, India

  26 Years of experience

   100 USD for Video Consultation

BIOGRAPHY

Qualification and Experience

Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi is a highly experienced and skilled Oncologist in India. He has over 30 years of experience of which 26 years in the USA.  His areas of expertise include Cancer Management, Immuno-Oncology, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Breast Biopsy, Hairy Cell Leukemia - HCL, Metastatic Tumors Treatment. Dr. Sethi finished his MD  in Hematology/Oncology from  Rush cancer institute St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago. Currently, He is the Director, Oncology at Fortis Hospital, Noida. He is also the founder and lead of the Millenium cancer center, Noida. 

Contribution to Medical Science

Dr. Sethi is a pioneer in the field of oncology. He has published several articles in reputed journals. He is triple Board Certified in  Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Thai Medical Council, and Delhi Medical Council.

Conditions treated by Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi

A medical oncologist is trained to treat different types of cancer using chemotherapy and other medications, such as immunotherapy and targeted therapy. The medical oncologist designs a treatment plan after consultation with doctors from other disciplines. The doctor completely evaluates the nature of cancer and then treats cancer through various methods like chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and targeted therapy. Some of the conditions Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi treats are:

  • Colon Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Certain Types of Cancer that have been Resistant to Chemotherapy and Radiation Treatment (e.g. Melanoma)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AMI)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Oral or Mouth Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Ependymomas
  • Brain Cancers- Astrocytoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Meningiomas
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Breast and Prostate Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Colorectal or Colon Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Oligodendrogliomas
  • Congenital Neutropenia
  • Mixed Gliomas

Signs and Symptoms treated by Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi

Different types of cancer produce different signs and symptoms. It is very crucial to detect cancer in the early stages. Early detection of cancer helps in the effective treatment of cancer. Some of the symptoms look like those produced in other health conditions. It is highly suggested to consult an oncologist who will evaluate the symptoms and will suggest tests to detect cancer. With the advancement of medical technology, a number of diagnostic techniques are available which can effectively diagnose cancer. Some of the symptoms that cancer may cause are:

  • Persistent, unexplained muscle or joint pain
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Skin changes, such as yellowing, darkening or redness of the skin, sores that won't heal, or changes to existing moles
  • Persistent, unexplained fevers or night sweats
  • Hoarseness
  • Changes in bowel or bladder habits
  • Unexplained bleeding or bruising
  • Lump or area of thickening that can be felt under the skin
  • Fatigue
  • Weight changes, including unintended loss or gain
  • Persistent indigestion or discomfort after eating
  • Persistent cough or trouble breathing

Operating Hours of Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi

Dr Gurdeep Singh Sethi works from 11 am to 5 pm (Monday to Saturday). The doctor is not available on Sunday. Although the doctor is mostly available at the given time, call the doctor or his assistant to confirm his availability.

Popular Procedures performed by Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi

The list of popular procedures that Dr Gurdeep Singh Sethi perform is given below:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant

A medical oncologist uses chemotherapy for cancer treatment. It uses a combination of drugs to kill the cancerous cells in the body and prevents them from growing further. While chemotherapy could require a single drug, this is also given along with other drugs. A medical oncologist can also use hormone therapy for cancer treatment. This procedure is often used after surgery to reduce the risk of cancer returning back. In some cases, it is used before surgery. Hormone therapy is also used to treat cancer that has returned after treatment.

Past Experience

  • Vice President, Operations and Senior Partner, Millennium Oncology, LLC
  • Triple Board Certified, Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine
  • Director of Medical Oncology, International Oncology Cancer Centers India

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) - DMC Ludhiana - 1984
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) Field of StudyHematology/Oncology - Rush Presbyterian St Luke's, Chicago - 1997
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MEMBERSHIPS (9)
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Indian American Cancer Association
  • Punjab Medical Council
  • Harris County Medical Association
  • Thai Medical Council
  • Delhi Medical Council
Procedures
Bone Marrow Transplant

Stem cell transplant is one modern technology that is undergoing rapid improvements. It is said these days that instead of investing in various life insurance policies that are making the rounds in the market, to secure the future and precious life of your child go for stem cell technologies. This can later cure him or her from any life threatening terminal disease like cancer. Stem cell transplant has been used in recent times as a cure for cancer, but the technique is different from the stem cell bank that is maintained these days for new born.

 

Who needs a stem cell transplant?

The bone marrow which is part of the bones is responsible for making blood cells. It is soft and spongy tissue lodged inside the bone having hematopoietic stem cells. These cells either turn into bone marrow cells or can turn into any other kinds of cells or the blood cells. But there are certain forms of cancers that can keep these cells from developing normally.

A patient is recommended to get a blood as well as bone marrow stem cell transplant if they are in a condition which prevents the body from producing new healthy blood cells. Some of the conditions and diseases that prevent the bone marrow from doing so are given below:

  • Cancers like Myeloma, breast cancer, leukemia, Lymphoma may require stem cell transplant
  • Blood diseases which may require are sickle cell anemia, aplastic anemia and thalassemia
  • There are immune deficiency diseases like the congenital neutropenia, severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome, chronic granulomatous disease may demand a stem cell transplant.

The oncologist or hematologist shall decide for a stem cell transplant for a patient depending upon overall age and health, severity of the diseases and other treatment possibilities.

 

What is a stem cell transplant?

So the stem cell transplant is a kind of treatment to treat blood disorders or any types of cancer. Even blood diseases are also treated with transplants. Previously patients had to undergo a bone marrow transplant due to the fact that stem cells are collected from the bone marrow. But today stem cells get collected from the blood. And for this particular reason they are now called stem cell transplants. Nowadays stem cell therapies are used to combat hair loss and many other aesthetic related issues.

Some of the different types of stem cell treatments available are discussed below

Autologous transplant: These kinds of transplants are known as auto transplant. This kind of transplant has the scope  of very high dose chemotherapy paired with autologous stem cell rescue. In this process usually the doctors treat the cancel and then make use of the stem cells from the patient itself. From the blood, stem cells are collected and the health care team then freezes it. These cells are usually placed back in the blood after thawing them in the frozen state post the chemotherapy. The cells take almost 24 hours to reach the bone marrow and start multiplying to give rise to healthy blood cells.

Allogenic transplantation: This is better known as an allo transplant medically. In this case stem cells are obtained from another individual. But this individual needs to be someone with whom the bone marrow of the patient matches. Due to presence of proteins in white blood cells called the human leukocyte antigens (HLA) it is important that bone marrow matching takes place. The most compatible stem cell donor will have the HLA matching with that of the patient.

But the process of matching can also give rise to a very severe condition named graft versus host disease or GVHD but then it is not very likely. In this kind of a disease the healthy cells obtained from transplantation will start attacking the cells of the patients. In such cases siblings are considered to be the best match. And if they are not available then some other close family member can also work. Once the donor is fixed then the patient starts receiving chemotherapy session with or without radiotherapy. The other person’s stem is then placed in a vein via a tube. These cells unlike the previous ones are not frozen so they can be given immediately after the completion of chemotherapy.

There can be two types of Allo transplantation depending upon the age, condition and the disease that is being addressed:

The first kind is ablative where high dose of chemotherapy is used and in the second kind milder doses of chemotherapy is employed.

When the assigned health care team is unable to find a matched adult donor then are other options that must be considered like the Umbilical cord blood transplant and these days cancer centers all around the globe make use of cord blood.

Parent child transplant and haplotype mismatched transplant: In these kinds of transplants which are commonly employed the match found is 50% instead of 100% and the donor can be a parent, child or brother and sister.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a category of standardized drug administration of various types for the treatment of cancer. With a curative intent, some combinations of drugs are administered to a patient to prolong their life and also to bring about a reduction in the symptoms shown by the patient. Chemotherapy treatment is considered to be one of the major categories of medical oncology. Many people around the world are prescribed to undergo chemotherapy treatment instead of undergoing a surgical procedure. But many are frightened with the side effects of this treatment as it is believed to reduce the quality of life of the patients.

What is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is a procedure where non-specific intracellular poisons are used, which are specifically related to preventing the process of mitosis or the natural cell division of the cancerous cells. This technique rather excludes those agents that are responsible for selective extracellular growth signal blockade (signal transduction blockers). If spoken about these agents used in chemotherapy, it has been found that most of them are cytotoxic in nature due to their property of interfering with natural mitosis. However, the cells of cancer can differ widely in terms of showing susceptibility to these administered agents.

Chemotherapy can be defined as a way of mass destruction of stress cells, which would eventually lead to the death of the cells when apoptosis is initiated. The commonly known side effects of chemotherapy can be traced back to the process of damaging normal non-cancerous cells, which are in the process of rapid division. They are sensitive to anti-mitotic drugs that are being administered to the patient and such cells may include the cells of the hair follicles, digestive tract lining, and bone marrow. But nowadays treatment options have undergone a lot of modification by which these side effects can be well countered.

Types of Chemotherapy Drugs

Various options of drugs are available to treat different types of cancer including the following:

Alkylating agents: These kinds of agents prove to be extremely beneficial during the cell’s resting phase. The various kinds of alkylating agents that are employed in chemotherapy treatment include the following:

  • Mustard gas derivatives: Cyclophosphamide, mechlorethamine, chlorambucil, ifosfamide, melphalan
  • Ethylenimines: Thiotepa and hexamethylmelamine
  • Alkylsulfonates: Busulfan
  • Metal salts: Oxaliplatin, cisplatin, and carboplatin
  • Nitrosoureas: Streptozocin, lomustine, carmustine

Nitrosoureas are unique from the rest for choices in chemotherapy treatment due to their ability to cross the blood-brain barrier and treating tumors of the brain.

Plant alkaloids: Plant alkaloids employed for chemotherapy treatment are derived from plants.  These include vinca alkaloids, taxanes, podophyllotoxins, and camptothecan analogs. The plant alkaloids are cell cycle specific agents, which enables them to attack the dividing cells in various stages of their division cycle.

Antimetabolites: This kind of chemotherapy treatment involves substances that are similar in composition to the normal substances present in the cell. When these substances get incorporated in the process of cellular metabolism, then the cell is no longer able to divide. They are also cell cycle specific and can be classified further according to the substance in the cell with which they interfere.

Topoisomerase inhibitors: When the topoisomerase enzymes in the body ( topoisomerase I and II) are inhibited as a result of chemotherapy drugs, then those drugs are referred to as topoisomerase inhibitors. During the chemotherapy, the topoisomerase enzymes are responsible for controlling structural manipulation of the DNA which is necessary for the purpose of replication.

Miscellaneous antineoplastics: Different types of drugs make each chemotherapy treatment process unique. Enzymes, retinoids, adrenocortical steroid inhibitor, ribonucleotide reductase inhibitor or antimicrotubule agents can be used as chemotherapy drugs.

Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience does Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi have being a medical oncologist in India?

Dr. Sethi has over 30 years of experience of which 26 years in the USA.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi as a cancer specialist?

Dr. Sethi’s primary treatment includes  Cancer Management, Immuno-Oncology, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Breast Biopsy, Hairy Cell Leukemia - HCL, Metastatic Tumors Treatment.

Does Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi provide Online Consultation?

Yes, Dr. Sethi provides online consultation via MediGence.

How much does it cost to consult online with Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi?

It costs 44USD for online consultation with the expert.

What associations is Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi part of?

Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi is a member of the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Thai Medical Council, and Delhi Medical Council.

When do you need to see a medical oncologist such as Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi?

We need to consult an oncologist for queries regarding cancer treatment, palliative care, pain management, and leukemia. 

How to connect with Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi for Online Consultation through MediGence?

The expert Oncologist from India can be easily consulted online by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your query. An appointment for a consultation with the expert will be scheduled. After the payment via PayPal, the Online Teleconsultation will connect the expert and the patient through a live F2F session.

What area of specialization does Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi have?
Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi is specialized in India and of the most sought after doctors in Cancer Specialist.
Does Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
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How many years of experience does Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi have?
Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi is one of the most sought after specialists in India and has over 26 Years years of experience.
What is the consulting fee of Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi?
The consultation fees of Cancer Specialist in India like Dr. Gurdeep Singh Sethi starts from USD 100.
FAQ's Related to Medical Oncologist
What does a medical oncologist do?

A medical oncologist is a specialist who is trained to treat cancer using chemotherapy or other methods like immunotherapy or targeted therapy. The medical oncologist also consults with other doctors from different specialty areas to design the treatment plan. They also remain in touch with cancer patients to manage their symptoms and side effects post-treatment. If cancer cannot be treated, medical oncologists use hospice or palliative care for the patients. Medical oncologists are primarily responsible for managing cancer.

What are the tests required before and during consultation by a medical oncologist?

Medical oncologists perform the below-given tests to confirm cancer:

  • Cancer Screening
  • Laboratory Tests
  • Physical Exam
  • Biopsy
  • Imaging Tests

Biopsy is the most preferred test to confirm cancer. It is the removal of a small amount of tissue from specific parts of your body followed by examination under a microscope to find the presence of cancer or any other abnormalities.

When should you go to see a medical oncologist?

A person needs to see a medical oncologist when he/she is diagnosed with cancer. Medical oncologist can help understand diagnosis as well as plan cancer treatment. You can also see a medical oncologist for any questions you have. You need to see a medical oncologist if you experience the symptoms listed below:

  1. Change in bowel or bladder habits
  2. Indigestion or difficulty swallowing
  3. Change in a wart/mole
  4. Nagging cough
  5. A sore throat
  6. Unusual bleeding or discharge
  7. Lump in the breast or elsewhere
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