Dr. Deepak Sarin

Dr. Deepak Sarin

Cancer Specialist - Surgical Oncologist

  , Delhi / NCR, India

  25 Years of experience


Qualification and Experience

Dr. Deepak Sarin is one of the renowned Head and Neck Oncologist in India. He has more than 20 years of experience in the ENT field and Head and Neck Oncology. He is currently working at Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon. He was also previously associated with Artemis Health Institute, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Sarin completed his MBBS from one of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in 1994. Later, in the year 1997, he completed his MS in Otorhinolaryngology from the same institute. He passed his DNB in Otorhinolaryngology conducted by the National Board of Examination in 2001. He was awarded a fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery by the University of Miami in2005.

Contribution to Medical Science

Dr. Deepak Sarin is expertise in performing Oral Cancer Surgery, Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, Robotic and laser Surgery, Skull based Surgery, Complex Reconstruction of Head and Neck defects and Oral Cancer Surgery. Dr. Deepak Sarin was awarded Gold medal in MS ENT, Chandler Society award and Mukut Sahariya award. He is also an active member of the All India Rhinology Society and Foundation for Head and Neck Oncology. Research papers of Dr. Deepak Sarin have been published in many journals of repute.

Past Experience

  • 2007 - 2011 Head of Department, Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery at Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon July 2007 - Jan 2011
  • 2005 - 2007 Consultant, Department of Head & Neck Surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital July 2005 - July 2007
  • 2003 - 2005 Clinical Fellow at Head & Neck Surgery, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami, FL, USA


  • MBBS
  • MS (Otolaryngology)
  • DNB (Otolaryngology)
  • Fellowship, 2005, University of MIAMI
  • All India Rhinology Society
  • Foundation for Head & Neck Oncology
  • Role of laminin 10 in spread of Head & Neck Squamous Cell Cancer
  • Role of PET scan in detecting recurrence following curative treatment for Head & Neck Cancer. Comparison with conventional imaging
  • Histopathogic markers for aggressiveness in Head & Neck Cancer. A review on the prognostic and therapeutic implications
Brain Cancer Treatment


Brain cancer can interfere with normal brain functions such as speech, movement, thoughts, feelings, memory, vision, and hearing. It is a disease of the brain in which abnormal, cancerous cells grow in the brain tissues. Typically, brain cancer is a developed form of a brain tumour. Primary brain cancer or a brain tumour develops from cells within the brain.

However, all brain tumours are not brain cancer. But one thing to note is that even benign tumour can cause serious problems by increasing intracranial pressure or obstruct vascular structures or cerebrospinal fluid flow in the brain.

Different types of cells in the brain such as gliomas, meningiomas, pituitary adenomas, vestibular schwannomas, and primitive neuroectodermal (medulloblastomas) can become cancerous. Gliomas have several subtypes, which include astrocytomas, oligodendrogliomas, ependymomas, and choroid plexus papillomas.

Types of Brain Cancers

There are two types of brain cancer, including:

  • Primary brain cancers: Primary brain cancers result when cancer cells develop in the tissues of the brain itself. Primary brain cancer cells may travel short distances within the brain but generally would not travel outside of the brain itself.
  • Secondary brain cancers: Secondary brain cancer is called metastatic brain cancer. It occurs when cancer develops elsewhere in the body and spreads to the brain. Primary cancer tissues can spread via direct extension, or through the lymphatic system or through the bloodstream.

Metastatic cancer in the brain is more common than primary brain cancer. They are usually named after the tissue or organ where cancer first develops. Metastatic lung or breast cancer in the brain is the most commonly found brain cancers.

Brain Cancer Causes

The exact brain cancer cause is still unknown. However, its occurrence has been linked to several risk factors, including the following:

  • Exposure to radiation
  • HIV infection
  • Inherited abnormality
  • Smoking
  • Exposure to environmental toxins
  • Exposure to chemical toxins, especially those used in rubber industry and oil refinery

Brain Cancer Symptoms

Some types of brain cancers such as meningeal and pituitary gland may produce few or no symptoms. Some of the brain cancer symptoms typically experienced by patients include:

  • Difficulty walking, seizures, dizziness and vertigo
  • Extreme fatigue and muscle weakness
  • Severe headaches and blurry vision
  • Sleepiness, nausea, and vomiting
  • Reduction in mental alertness, capacity or memory
  • Difficulty in speaking, impaired voice or inability to speak
  • Personality changes and hallucination
  • Weakness on one side of the body and coordination problems
  • Reduced touch sensation
Oral cancer Treatment

Oral cancer, commonly referred to as mouth cancer or throat cancer, is an uncontrollable growth of cells in the oral cavity. It refers to cancer that develops in any of the parts that make up the mouth. It can include cancer of the lips, tongue, cheeks, the floor of the mouth, pharynx (throat), hard and soft palate and either of the sinuses. Mouth and oropharyngeal cancer can be life-threatening, but it could be prevented if the cancer is diagnosed early enough.

What Causes Oral Cancer?

Oral cancer is a result of a mutation in the DNA of the cells in the mouth. There are certain identified risk factors for mouth cancer that predisposes a person to oral cancer.

Some of the oral cancer risk factors include:

  • Smoking: Smoking tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, and pipes) contains nitrosamines and other chemicals that are known to cause cancer. People who are exposed to passive smoking also experience a small increase in their risk of oral cancer.  
  • Chewing tobacco: Use of any type of tobacco is one of the main reasons behind oral cancer. Chewing tobacco is not a safe alternative to cigarettes. It is a popular habit in parts of Asia and in some immigrant groups in Europe, North America, and Australia. The harmful substances in tobacco and betel can cause oral cancer.
  • Alcohol consumption: Drinking excessive alcohol increases the risk of oral cancer. Using tobacco and alcohol both pose a much greater risk than using either of the substance alone.
  • Poor diet: Lack of vitamins and minerals, such as iron or folic acid in the diet, can lead to a breakdown in the oral mucosa and this can make people more prone to oral cancer. People should eat plenty of proteins, vitamins, and minerals to decrease the risk of oral cancer. Fresh fruits and vegetables contain a lot of antioxidants, vitamins and other substances that help prevent damage to body cells.
  • A family history of disease: There is a slightly higher risk of getting oral cancer in people who have a close relative who once had oral cancer.
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV): HPV can contribute to some types of cancers, but it does not mean that people get these cancers like an infection. HPV can be passed on to another individual during a sexual contact, but for a majority of people, the virus is harmless and does not cause any trouble. Only a very small percentage of people with HPV end up developing oral cancer.

Oral Cancer Symptoms

There are some typical signs of mouth cancer that a majority of patients experience. Make sure to visit your doctor or dentist in case you experience any of the following signs of mouth cancer:

  • Pain and discomfort in the mouth: Ongoing pain or discomfort from a long time in the mouth is the one of the most symptoms.
  • Ulcers and sore: Bleeding ulcer or sore, which is not healing for more than two weeks can be a symptom of oral cancer.
  • Unexplained bleeding: Unexplained bleeding in the mouth can be an alarming indication of oral cancer.
  • Numbness and lost sensation: Numbness, loss of feeling or tenderness in any area of the mouth, or neck can be a symptom.
  • White or red patches: Any abnormal looking patches in the mouth or throat could be a sign of cancer or precancerous changes. Although, a fungal infection called thrush can also be the reason for white or red patches.
  • Difficulty in swallowing: You may feel difficulty in chewing and swallowing and feel like your food is sticking in your throat. Feeling difficulty in speaking or moving the jaw and tongue can be one of the most important throat cancer symptoms.
  • Weight loss: Dramatic weight loss without any reason can also be a symptom.

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