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Dr. Nikunj Gupta: Best Gastrointestinal Surgeon
 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

8 Years of experience

Speaks: English

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Dr. Nikunj Gupta is a specialized General Laparoscopic Surgeon in the United Arab Emirates. And one of the most sought-after medical specialists in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The doctor has over 10 Years of experience and is associated with NMC Royal Hospital, DIP.

Association and Memberships Dr. Nikunj Gupta is part of:

  • Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (IAGES)

Certifications :

  • Dr. Nikunj did his fellowships in basic (Fellowship course of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, FIAGES) and advanced laparoscopic surgery (Fellowship course in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, FALS)

Qualifications :

  • MBBS
  • MS General Surgery
  • M.Ch in Surgical Gastroenterology

Hospital Address :

NMC Hospital, DIP - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

What is the medical expertise of Dr. Nikunj Gupta?

  • Dr. Nikunj Gupta is an acclaimed gastrointestinal surgeon with over 8 years of experience.
  • He is competent in performing bariatric surgery such as laparoscopic gastric bypass/ sleeve surgery, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, hepatopancreatic biliary surgery, hiatal hernia repair, thoraco-laparoscopic esophagectomy and gastrectomy.
  • Dr. Nikunj Gupta has impressive academic credentials. His qualifications include M.Ch in Surgical Gastroenterology(SGPIMR, Lucknow) MS in General Surgery(NHLM Medical College,Ahmedabad) and MBBS (BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad).
  • Dr. Gupta is a part of prestigious associations such as the Indian Association of Gatrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons(IAGES).
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Dr. Thanda Lucy Ann Joshua: Best  in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 

, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Thanda Lucy Ann Joshua is a specialized Medical Oncologist in United Arab Emirates. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The doctor has over of experience and is associated with Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi.

Qualifications :

  • D.M. (Medical Oncology) from Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai, India. She obtained her post graduate degree -M.D (General Medicine) from Father Muller Medical College, Karnataka, India in 2009 and M.B.B.S. from Kasturba Medical College, Karnataka, India in 2006

Hospital Address :

Burjeel Hospital - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

What is the medical expertise of Dr Thanda Lucy Ann Joshua?

  • Dr Thanda Lucy Ann Joshua is an acclaimed medical oncologist with over 13 years of experience in her field of interest.
  • Dr Thanda specializes in breast, cervical, ovarian, colorectal, lung, hemato-oncology and emergency management of cancer. Additionally, she is also proficient in bone marrow transplantation and chemotherapy services.
  • She is a member of the Indian Medical Association.
  • Dr Joshua regularly publishes papers in many respected journals. Some of her publications include:
    1. The Burden of Gynecologic Cancers in the UAE.
    2. Establishment of the First Comprehensive Adult and Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Unit in the United Arab Emirates: Rising to the Challenge.
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Dr. Nidha Iqbal Shapoo: Best  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

10 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Nidha Iqbal Shapoo is a specialized Medical Oncologist in United Arab Emirates. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The doctor has over 10 Years of experience and is associated with .

Association and Memberships Dr. Nidha Iqbal Shapoo is part of:

  • Member of American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Member of European Society of Medical Oncology

Certifications :

  • Specialty Certificate in Medical Oncology from The Federation of Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom.
  • Clinical Fellowship in Medical Oncology

Qualifications :

  • MBBS
  • MD

What is the medical expertise of Dr Nidha Iqbal Shapoo?

  • With more than 10 years of experience, Dr Nidha Iqbal Shapoo is a skilled and qualified medical oncologist. She has expertise in colon cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, breast cancer, lung cancer and ovarian cancer.
  • Dr Shapoo obtained her speciality certificate in Medical Oncology from the Federation of Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. She also finished her clinical fellowship in Medical Oncology(DM) at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
  • She is a part of prestigious organizations such as the European Society of Medical Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
  • Over the course of her career, Dr Shapoo has published more than 18 research papers. Some of her publications are:
    1. Iqbal N, Shukla NK, Deo SV, Agarwala S, Sharma DN, Sharma MC, Bakhshi S. Nonrhabdomyosarcomatous abdominopelvic sarcomas: Analysis of prognostic factors. Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol. 2016 Apr-Jun;37(2):100-5.
    2. Iqbal N, Shukla NK, Deo SV, Agarwala S, Sharma DN, Sharma MC, Bakhshi S. Prognostic factors affecting survival in metastatic soft tissue sarcoma: an analysis of 110 patients. Clin Transl Oncol. 2016 Mar;18(3):310-6.
    3. Iqbal N, Sharma A, Shukla N, Mohanti BK, Deo SV, Sahni P, Pal S, Pathy S, Raina V, Kumar L. Advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumours: 10 years experience from a tertiary care centre. Trop Gastroenterol. 2015 Jul-Sep;36(3):168-73.
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Dr. Mohammad AbdelHafeez Aly Frig: Best  in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

 

, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

20 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Mohammad AbdelHafeez Aly Frig is a specialized Urologist in United Arab Emirates. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The doctor has over 20 Years of experience and is associated with Zulekha Hospital Sharjah.

Association and Memberships Dr. Mohammad AbdelHafeez Aly Frig is part of:

  • Member of European Association of Urology

Qualifications :

  • MBBCh
  • MD

Hospital Address :

Zulekha Hospital - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Debashish Sengupta: Best  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

12 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Debashish Sengupta is a specialized Urologist in United Arab Emirates. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Al Nahda Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The doctor has over 12 Years of experience and is associated with NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Nahda.

Qualifications :

  • MBBS
  • MS
  • MCh
  • DNB (General)
  • DNB (Urology)

Hospital Address :

NMC Speciality Hospital Al Nahda Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Basim Alkhafaji: Best  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

20 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Basim Alkhafaji is a specialized Bariatric Surgeon in United Arab Emirates. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The doctor has over 20 Years of experience and is associated with Canadian Specialist Hospital.

Association and Memberships Dr. Basim Alkhafaji is part of:

  • Emirate Society Of Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons (ESLES)
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS)
  • Emirate Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ESMBS)
  • Emirate society of Gastroenterology
  • Iraqi Medical Association

Certifications :

  • Fellow of Royal College Of Surgeons, Ireland
  • Fellow of American College Of Surgeons, America
  • Fellow of International college of Surgeons

Qualifications :

  • M.B.Ch.B, Iraq
  • Laparoscopic Higher Diploma Of Laparoscopy, France
  • Higher Diploma Of General Surgery, Iraq

Hospital Address :

Canadian Specialist Hospital - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Mohanad Diab: Best  in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 

, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

15 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Mohanad Diab is a specialized Medical Oncologist in United Arab Emirates. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The doctor has over 15 Years of experience and is associated with NMC Royal Hospital, Khalifa City.

Qualifications :

  • MBBS
  • MD

Hospital Address :

NMC Royal Hospital Khalifa City - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Sivaprakash Rathanaswamy: Best  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

15 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Sivaprakash Rathanaswamy is a specialized Surgical Oncologist in United Arab Emirates. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The doctor has over 15 Years of experience and is associated with .

Qualifications :

  • MBBS
  • MS (General Surgery)
  • MCH - Surgical Oncology
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Dr. Moamen Mohammed Amin Abdelrahim: Best  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

15 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Moamen Mohammed Amin Abdelrahim is a specialized Urologist in United Arab Emirates. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The doctor has over 15 Years of experience and is associated with .

Certifications :

  • Uro-Oncology fellow at McGill University, Montreal, Canada (2006 2008)

Qualifications :

  • MBBCh
  • MD
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Dr. Raja Waqar Ul Haq: Best  in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

 

, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

18 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Raja Waqar Ul Haq is a specialized Surgical Oncologist in United Arab Emirates. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The doctor has over 18 Years of experience and is associated with NMC Royal Hospital Sharjah.

Association and Memberships Dr. Raja Waqar Ul Haq is part of:

  • British Thoracic Society
  • European Respiratory Society
  • The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh UK

Qualifications :

  • Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery - Nishtar Medical College Multan Pakistan
  • MRCPUK - The Royal College of Physicians UK.
  • MRCPUK Respiratory Med from Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians UK and CCST (Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training)

Hospital Address :

Al Zahra Hospital - Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Manaf Kandakji: Best  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

25 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Manaf Kandakji is a specialized Urosurgeon in United Arab Emirates. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The doctor has over 25 Years of experience and is associated with American Hospital.

Qualifications :

  • Medical Degree, University of Damascus, Syria , 1993
  • German Medical Qualification after exam , University of Essen, German, 2003
  • Degree of Medical Specialisation in Urology, University of Dusseldorf, German, 2004

Hospital Address :

American Hospital 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Venkatesh K Seetaram: Best  in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

 

, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

15 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Venkatesh K Seetaram is a specialized Urosurgeon in United Arab Emirates. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The doctor has over 15 Years of experience and is associated with NMC Specialty Hospital.

Qualifications :

  • MBBS - Kasturba Medical College Mangalore
  • MS (General Surgery) - Government Medical College Mysore University
  • DNB in Surgery from the National Board New Delhi India
  • DNB in Genitourinary Surgery Urology from Apollo Hospital Chennai.
  • Fellowship in Laparoscopic and Robotic Urology from the Institute Mutualiste Monsouris, Paris

Hospital Address :

NMC Specialty Hospital Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Sunil Vyas: Best  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

12 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Sunil Vyas is a specialized Surgical Oncologist in United Arab Emirates. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The doctor has over 12 Years of experience and is associated with Aster DM Healthcare.

Association and Memberships Dr. Sunil Vyas is part of:

  • Life Member if Indian Chest Society
  • Life Member of National College of Chest Physicians
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Bronchology

Qualifications :

  • DNB (Respiratory Diseases) from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi; Institute of Training: Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu.
  • MBBS from College of Medical Science, Bharatpur, Chitwan (Nepal)

Hospital Address :

Aster DM Healthcare - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Ritu Khare: Best  in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

15 Years of experience

Speaks: English

 


Dr. Ritu Khare is a specialized Surgical Oncologist in United Arab Emirates. And one of the most sought after medical specialists in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The doctor has over 15 Years of experience and is associated with Medeor 24X7 Hospital.

Association and Memberships Dr. Ritu Khare is part of:

  • Fellow International College of Surgeons (FICS)
  • Fellow of Association of Minimal access surgeon of India (FMAS)
  • Past General Secretary; Emirates Society of Laparo-endoscopic Surgeons (2011-2013 (ESLES)
  • Indian Association of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (IAGES)
  • Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterologist (IASG)
  • Society of Surgery on Alimentary Tract (SSAT)
  • Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • An International Hepato Pancreatico Biliary Association (IHPBA)
  • American Association of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Qualifications :

  • MBBS,
  • MS (General Surgery),
  • MRCS,
  • FICS,
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Hospital Address :

Medeor 24x7 Hospital - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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Top Cancer Specialist in United Arab Emirates

About Cancer Specialists

Cancer specialists, also called oncologists, are doctors specialized in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. There are different types of cancer specialists based on the specific area or region they specialize in. For example, a cancer specialist who diagnoses treats and prevents the disorders of the blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes are Hematologists. A cancer specialist works in coordination with various healthcare experts for special cancer care.

If cancer is detected in a patient with symptoms of cancer, oncologist designs a treatment plan for you based on his evaluation with the details of the type of cancer you have, what is the stage of the cancer, how fast it is likely to grow and what parts of your body are or likely to get affected.

A cancer specialist manages a patient’s care throughout the course of the treatment starting with the diagnosis, including:

  • Explaining the cancer diagnosis and stage
  • Discussing all the treatment options and his or her preferred choice
  • Helping a patient manage the symptoms and side effects of cancer and cancer treatment

Procedures Performed by Cancer Specialists in United Arab Emirates

  • Cancer Surgery
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Chemotherapy (External Beam Radiation or Brachytherapy)
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Immunotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Targeted drug therapy
  • Cryoablation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Clinical trials
  • Precision Medication

Top Cancer Specialists in United Arab Emirates

DoctorAssociated Hospital
Dr. Ali Al GhrebawiNMC Royal Hospital Sharjah, Sharjah
Dr. Dildar HussainMedeor 24X7 Hospital, Dubai
Dr. Sivaprakash RathanaswamyZulekha Hospital Dubai, Dubai
Dr. Sukrith ShettyNMC Specialty Hospital, Al Nahda, Dubai
Dr. Iyad HassanBurjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
Dr. Mostafizur Rahman KhanNMC Specialty Hospital - Al Ain, Abu Dhabi
Dr. Sadir AlrawiThumbay University Hospital, Ajman, Ajman
Dr. Balaji BalasubramaniamNMC Royal Hospital, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi

Reasons to avail Online Consultation with Cancer Specialist in United Arab Emirates

A face-to-face visit to the doctor is understandably necessary for some circumstances, but there are some situations where an online doctor can be just as effective. A cancer diagnosis can be one of the worst experiences of your life, so you should consult with an expert before deciding to receive treatment abroad. The ability of online cancer specialists to respond to a description of symptoms, assess your medical history, and prescribe medication for your condition is saving lives throughout the world. Additionally, you can explore the most effective cancer treatment choices like chemotherapy, radiation, surgical, or any other; before traveling abroad. When deciding to receive cancer treatment in the UAE from a top-notch board-certified specialist, take into account the following points-

  • The United Arab Emirates is not only a top-notch location for medical tourism in many ways, but it is also an affordable choice for patients coming from other countries
  • The government and private health care providers have made considerable investments to improve the quality of cancer care in the UAE, where cancer is the third highest cause of mortality.
  • The majority of hospitals have full-fledged oncology care centers that are dedicated to offering top-notch cancer treatment employing a distinctive multi-specialty strategy.
  • The cancer specialists in the UAE are renowned for their thorough research and academic knowledge, which guarantees that the consultation and treatment are precise and effective.
  • Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the major hotspots for cancer treatments having a vast network of hospitals and institutions that provide the best cancer treatments.
  • According to some prestigious studies, people today prefer getting to UAE rather than traveling to Europe or North America for cancer treatments
  • The most modern surgical tools and latest technologies for cancer and other treatments are available in hospitals in the UAE.
  • Qualifications of the specialists speak a lot about them. Cancer specialists in the UAE are western educated, trained & skilled oncology experts with 10+ combined academic & clinical medical experience.
  • Cancer specialists in the UAE are well-renowned in the MENA region, Europe, & Western nations.
  • The country's cancer specialists work in a team of experts including medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, and radiation oncologists, or any other oncologist depending on the cancer site
  • These specialists maintain strong mutual affiliations with a number of famous cancer-care national & worldwide organizations like UICC, EOS, FOCP, ECF, etc. to stay current on the most recent developments in the field of cancer.
  • Doctors/surgeons/healthcare staff in the United Arab Emirates are noted for their multidisciplinary experience and linguistic abilities, in addition to their expertise.

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Types of cancer specialists

There are three main types of cancer specialists depending on the nature of cancer treatment, including medicine, radiation, and surgery. Each treatment is handled by different specialists. A person might not need all the three types of treatments. It actually depends on the type of cancer as well as the stage of the cancer.

The three types of cancer specialists are:

  • Radiation oncologist
  • Surgical oncologist
  • Medical Oncologist

About Radiation Oncologist

A radiation oncologist is a physician who specializes in the controlled use of ionizing radiation for the treatment of cancer. Radiation oncology is a branch of oncology, which is often used in combination with the other two branches of medical oncology and surgical oncology to treat a cancer patient.

A radiation oncologist works alongside medical oncologist, surgical oncologist, radiologists, interventional radiologists, internal medicine specialists as well as physicists who form a part of multidisciplinary cancer team at the hospital. The team, based on the patient’s clinical status, develops a comprehensive treatment plan. A radiation oncologist determines the dosage and delivery method of radiation therapy to be given to the patient as per the current clinical status and medical history.

Procedures Performed by Radiation Oncologist in United Arab Emirates

Based on the area of specialization, a radiation oncologist offers procedure not limited to the following:

  • Brachytherapy
  • Internal modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy (Cyberknife, Gammaknife, X-knife)
  • Proton therapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • 3D conformal radiation
  • Adaptive radiation therapy (ART)
  • Proton therapy
  • Radioactive iodine therapy
  • Radionucleotide therapy

About Surgical Oncologist

A surgical oncologist is a surgeon specialized in treating cancer that requires surgery to remove tumors and other cancerous tissues. He performs surgeries for removing tumor or cancerous tissues and also the nearby susceptible tissues. Surgical oncologists also perform certain types of biopsies to help in the diagnosis of cancer. They work in coordination with other doctors, specialists and clinicians to help in reducing the pain, side effects, clinicians and speed up the recovery after the surgery.

A surgical oncologist is usually the first specialist doctor you will see if your primary care physician suspects that you have cancer. Surgical oncologist then performs biopsies by taking a small portion of the tissues so that it can be checked for the presence of cancer.

If the presence of cancerous cells gets confirmed, the surgical oncologist will perform surgery to remove the tumor or cancerous cells and the surrounding tissues. The surgeon will also help you prepare for and recover from any surgical procedure that you have to undergo during your cancer treatment.

Most of the patients have cancer surgery combined with other treatments like chemotherapy, radiation therapy or hormone therapy. Sometimes, non-surgical treatments (also known as neoadjuvant therapy) or post-surgery treatments (also known as adjuvant therapy) help in the prevention of cancer growth, metastasis or cancer recurrence.

Procedures Performed by Surgical Oncologist in United Arab Emirates

  • Laparoscopy
  • Robotic surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Bowel resection
  • ERBEJET2
  • Flex Robotic System
  • HIPEC Treatment
  • Vascularized lymph node transfer surgery
  • Lymphaticovenular bypass surgery
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Robotic surgery (da Vinci Surgical System)
  • Thoracotomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP)
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

About Medical Oncologist

A medical oncologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients who have cancer of any tissue or organ. He provides treatment of cancer using systematic therapies- like chemotherapy, targeted therapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy- and biological agents.

A medical oncologist usually works in conjunction with other multi-disciplinary cancer specialists, for instance, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists or interventional radiologists, to give the best treatment outcomes. Your medical oncologist takes care of your chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and immunotherapy.

Medical Oncologists are the specialist that you are going to visit most often and for the longest period of time in the duration of your cancer treatment. This is because your oncologist is the specialist who will modulate your general care and coordinate your course of treatment with other specialists as well.

Procedures Performed by Medical Oncologist in United Arab Emirates

A medical oncologist performs the below, but not limited to, procedures:

  • Blood tests – to look for the markers of cancer
  • Imaging tests
  • Bone marrow aspirate or biopsy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Immunotherapy

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Who are the top Cancer Specialists in United Arab Emirates offering online consultation?

Following are some of the best cancer specialist available for online consultation in United Arab Emirates:

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Who is a Cancer Specialist?

An oncologist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer. If you have cancer, a cancer specialist will design a treatment plan based on pathology reports that say what type of cancer you have, up to what extent it has developed, how quickly it is likely to spread, and what body parts are affected.

As most cancers are treated through a combination of therapies, you could see several different kinds of cancer specialists during the course of your treatment. The types of cancer specialists include:

Medical oncologists: Medical oncologists treat cancer using hormonal therapies, chemotherapy, biological therapies, and other targeted treatments. People often consider a medical oncologist as their primary cancer doctor.

Radiation oncologists: Radiation oncologists use high-energy photon beams to destroy cancer cells.

Surgical oncologists: A surgical oncologist may be the first doctor you may see if your primary care physician thinks that you have cancer. Surgical oncologists often perform a biopsy, which involves the removal of a small section of tissues to check for cancer cells.

Pediatric oncologists: A pediatric oncologist specializes in certain types of cancer, and conducts research on childhood cancers.

Gynecologic oncologists: Gynecologic oncologists can treat cancers that affect women, such as cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.

Hematologist-oncologist: Doctors who specialize in treating blood cancers likely lymphoma and leukemia are called hematologists, because they may treat blood disorders that are not cancer, like hemophilia and sickle cell anemia.

What are the qualifications of a Cancer Specialist?

A cancer specialist must choose a specific discipline to have expertise in a particular type of procedure. The minimum educational qualification for becoming a cancer specialist is a Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Degree from an accredited university or college.

Students after passing their 12th class in the science stream need to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized college or university. Candidates have to appear in entrance tests for getting admission in the very courses related to oncology.

Then go for an MBBS degree, after which you do a three-year:

a) M.S., followed by a three-year M.Ch. Program

b) M.D. (Medicine/ Paediatrics), topped up with a DM (Medical Oncology) qualification

c) M.D. in Radiotherapy. If you can’t do M.S. or M.D., opt for a DNB

A Master’s degree is given more credit in offering jobs or becoming a specialist in Oncology. After passing their graduation candidates can have this post-graduation course from a recognized institute in the country. Here, they are introduced about the details of topics regarding Oncology or other aspects of it which are given below-

Master’s Degree Courses-

M.Ch. (Surgical Oncology)

D.M. (Medical Oncology)

What conditions do Cancer Specialists treat?

Cancer specialistscan treat different types of cancer as given below:

  • Bladder, kidney, and other genitourinary cancers
  • Brain tumors
  • Leukemia and other blood cancers
  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Cervical, uterine, ovarian, and other gynecologic cancers
  • Pancreatic, Colorectal, stomach, and other gastrointestinal cancers
  • Thyroid, Oral, esophageal, and other head and neck cancers
  • Testicular and prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer such as melanoma
What diagnostic tests are required by Cancer Specialist?

A cancer specialist suggests certain diagnostic test(s) to confirm the presence of cancer. Some common tests for cancer detection are as follows:

  • Biopsy: Tissue sample is studied to diagnose cancer.
  • Breast MRI: Imaging test is used to detect breast tissue.
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan: It is a type of imaging test used to detect and learn more about cancer.
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) and Echocardiogram: Tests to find problems with the valves, heart muscle, or rhythm.
  • Mammogram: A mammogram is an X-ray used to detect cancer in breast tissue.
  • Ultrasound: An ultrasound is used to locate tumors by revealing their exact location in the body.
  • Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Scans: It is also known as a PET scan, which is a type of diagnostic test used in cancer treatment.
  • Colonoscopy: A colonoscopy is a way to can see the entire large intestine.
  • Bone Scan: It is a test that can help a cancer specialist diagnose problems with your bones.
When should you visit a Cancer Specialist?

Cancer can affect different tissues in the body, producing various signs and symptoms, such as fatigue, weight loss, a persistent cough, and skin changes. Anyone who experiences continuous or worrisome symptoms should consult a cancer specialist immediately. You should visit a cancer specialist if you experience any of the below symptoms:

  • Breast changes: Breast cancer often results in visible changes in the breast tissue.
  • Vaginal bleeding between periods: Irregular vaginal bleeding might signal endometrial or cervical cancers
  • Testicular lumps: A hard, painless lump inside the testicle may indicate testicular cancer.
  • Bowel changes: A persistent change in bowel habits may signal cancers of the rectum or colon, which are collectively referred to as colorectal cancers.
  • Rectal bleeding: Colorectal cancers can lead to bleeding in the digestive system. Stools could contain visible blood or look darker than usual.
  • Urinary changes: Any change in urinary habits is a symptom of both bladder and prostate cancers.
  • Skin cancer: Skin cancer can appear on any part of the skin. However, it mostly appears in areas that have exposure to the sun, like the face, arms, neck, and hands.
  • Lung cancer: Lung cancer may not always produce visible symptoms in its early stages. If symptoms appear, people may mistake them for cold or acute respiratory infections.
What can you expect from your first visit with a Cancer Specialist?

When a patient visits a clinic for the first consultation, the cancer specialist will do a thorough examination. Then, the oncologist will ask some questions and review the patient’s detailed health history. This will include an assessment of the tests and scans the patient might have had beforehand. The cancer specialist can then develop a treatment strategy that suits the patient.

At the first appointment, the cancer specialist will talk to the patient about treatment options. The oncologist will tell which ones are available at present, what the side effects may be, and how effective they are. Then the specialist will recommend a course and then suggest when the treatments should start.

Which are the most common procedures performed by a Cancer Specialist?
  • Immunotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Targeted drug therapy
  • Cryoablation
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Chemotherapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Precision Medication
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Radiofrequency ablation

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