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Dr. Rejiv Rajendran, Medical Oncologist Online
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Dr. Rejiv Rajendran

Medical Oncologist

12 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD, DM

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60

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English

Location

Apollo Hospitals Cancer Centre Nandanam, Chennai

Available tomorrow

Available at 2:30 AM

Dr. Gopal Kumar, Head, Neck and Thyroid Cancer Surgeon  Online
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Dr. Gopal Kumar

Head, Neck and Thyroid Cancer Surgeon

15 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MS , FARHNS ( Seoul, South Korea ), FGOLF ( MSKCC, New York )

You pay 1000

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60

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Language

English, Hindi, Odia, Gujarati, Bhojpuri

Location

Apollo Hospitals Indraprastha, New Delhi

Available at 2:30 AM

Available tomorrow at 10:30 AM

Dr. Ventrapati Pradeep, Medical Oncologist Online
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Dr. Ventrapati Pradeep

Medical Oncologist

3 YRS Exp.

MBBS – Andhra Medical Collage MD, Radiotherapy – AIIMS, New Delhi DM, Medical Oncology – TMH, Mumbai

You pay 500

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75

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English, Hindi, Telugu

Location

Apollo Hospital, Healthcity, Visakhapatnam, Visakhapatnam

Available tomorrow

Available at 3:30 AM

Dr Muthu Kumaraswamy P K, Medical Oncologist Online
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Dr Muthu Kumaraswamy P K

Medical Oncologist

40 YRS Exp.

MD, DM .,

You pay 550

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33

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Language

English, Tamil

Location

Apollo Speciality Hospitals KK Nagar, Madurai

Available at 3:30 AM

Dr. N. Aditya Murali, Medical Oncologist Online
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Dr. N. Aditya Murali

Medical Oncologist

10 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD (Gen Med), DM (Med Onco – Adyar Cancer Institute) DNB (Med Onco), MRCP – SCE (Med Onco)

You pay 1000

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60

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Language

Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, English

Location

Apollo Hospitals Sheshadripuram, Bengaluru

Available at 3:30 AM

Dr. Venkata V Sampath, Medical Oncologist Online
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Dr. Venkata V Sampath

Medical Oncologist

9 YRS Exp.

DM(Med. Onco.), MD, MBBS

You pay 1000

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60

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Language

English, Hindi, Telugu

Location

Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

Available at 3:30 AM

Dr. Animesh Agrawal, Medical Oncologist Online
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Dr. Animesh Agrawal

Medical Oncologist

8 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD (Radiation Oncology), DM (Medical Oncology)

You pay 1000

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60

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Language

English, Hindi

Location

Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital, Lucknow

Available in 3 days

Available at 3:30 AM

Dr Amit Pandey, Medical Oncologist Online
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Dr Amit Pandey

Medical Oncologist

4 YRS Exp.

MD (Radiation Oncology) DM (Medical Oncology)

You pay 1000

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60

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Language

English, Hindi

Location

Apollomedics Super Speciality Hospital, Lucknow

Available tomorrow

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Dr Suresh S, Medical Oncologist Online
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Dr Suresh S

Medical Oncologist

17 YRS Exp.

MBBS,MD,RT,DM

You pay 1000

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150

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Language

English, Tamil

Location

Apollo Speciality Hospitals Vanagaram, Chennai

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Dr. Animesh Saha, Medical Oncologist Online
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Dr. Animesh Saha

Medical Oncologist

13 YRS Exp.

FRCR(London),MD(Radiation Oncology),DNB(Radiation Oncology), CESR(UK), PGCME(Dundee), MNAMS, PDCR, MBBS, Ex-Consultant Leeds Cancer Center, UK.

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60

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Language

English, Hindi, Bengali

Location

Apollo Multispeciality Hospitals , Kolkata, Kolkata

Available tomorrow

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What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncology is a medical speciality that uses high-energy radiation to treat cancer. It uses ionising radiation to target cancer cells and damages their DNA, thereby inhibiting their ability to replicate and grow. The radiation is delivered precisely to the area where the cancer is located, sparing the healthy tissue surrounding it. Radiation oncology is often used in combination with chemotherapy and surgery, depending on the type and stage of cancer.

Who is a Radiation Oncologist?

A radiation oncologist is a medical doctor who specialises in the use of radiation therapy to treat cancer. They work alongside other specialists, such as medical oncologists and surgeons, to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for each patient. Radiation oncologist specialists are trained to evaluate patients, plan treatment, monitor progress and manage any side effects that may arise as a result of radiation therapy.

When Should You Consult a Radiation Oncologist?

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, your primary care doctor may refer you to a radiation oncologist if radiation therapy is part of your treatment plan. Radiation therapy may be recommended for several reasons, including:

  • To shrink a tumour before surgery
  • To kill any remaining cancer cells after surgery
  • As an alternative to surgery
  • To relieve symptoms caused by advanced or metastatic cancer.
  • Factors such as the type and stage of cancer, as well as the patient's overall health, will be taken into consideration when determining whether radiation therapy is appropriate.

What Medical Conditions Do Radiation Oncologists Treat?

Radiation oncologist specialists treat a wide range of cancers using high-energy radiation. Most commonly, radiation therapy treatment is used for:

  • Breast cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Gynaecologic cancers
  • Colorectal cancer

What Are the Different Types of Procedures Conducted by Radiation Oncologists?

Radiation oncologists use different types of radiation therapy treatments depending on the type and stage of cancer. Some common types of radiation therapy include:

  • External beam radiation therapy: This involves delivering radiation from a machine outside the body, typically for several weeks.
  • Brachytherapy: This involves placing a radioactive source inside or near the cancerous tissue for a short period of time.
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery: This type of external beam radiation therapy delivers very high doses of radiation to a specific area of the body in just one or a few treatments.
  • Radiation oncologists may also use other techniques, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy and proton therapy, to treat certain types of cancer.

How Can I Consult a Radiation Oncologist?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer and are interested in exploring radiation therapy as a treatment option, you can speak to your primary care doctor or specialist about obtaining a referral to a radiation oncologist specialist. You can also search on Apollo 24|7 for a radiation oncology specialist in your area and contact their office directly. Before your appointment, gather any relevant medical records, including previous imaging studies and pathology reports. You should also bring a list of any medications you are currently taking.

The Role of Radiation Oncologists in Healthcare

Radiation oncologists play a critical role in the fight against cancer. They work alongside other specialists to develop personalised treatment plans for each patient and monitor progress throughout treatment. Radiation therapy treatments can be an effective tool against cancer, and radiation oncologists are trained to deliver this therapy safely and effectively while minimising side effects. Apollo 24|7 has many skilled radiation oncologists. Do not hesitate to book a consultation if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer. Consulting with a radiation oncologist can help you make informed decisions about your treatment options and improve your chances of successful treatment.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to see a medical oncologist even after my cancer treatment?

Yes, you should see your medical oncologist even after the completion of your cancer treatment for follow-up care. The oncologist will help you to manage any side effects and help maintain good health.

Medical oncologists use non-surgical methods to treat cancer. Some of these methods are hormone therapy, chemotherapy, biologic therapy, and targeted therapy.

A medical oncologist uses non-surgical methods like chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, etc. to treat cancer. Surgical oncologists, on the other hand, perform biopsies to diagnose cancer and perform surgeries to remove the cancerous tissues and tumours.