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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

You pay 1000

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60

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Language

English

Location

Apollo Hospitals Cancer Centre Nandanam, Chennai

Available at 4:30 AM

Available at 2:30 AM

Dr Ankit Jain, Medical Oncologist Online
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Dr Ankit Jain

Medical Oncologist

20 YRS Exp.

MBBS, (MAMC Delhi), MRCP Oncology (London), MRCP Medicine (London), MSC Oncology(UK) CCT(UK)

You pay 2000

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150

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Language

English, Hindi, Punjabi

Location

Apollo Hospitals Indraprastha, New Delhi

Available at 3:30 AM

Available at 2:30 AM

Dr Prasad Eswaran, Medical Oncologist Online
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Dr Prasad Eswaran

Medical Oncologist

22 YRS Exp.

MBBS,DMRT,MD,DM

You pay 2800

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150

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Language

English, Tamil, Hindi

Location

Apollo Proton Cancer Center, 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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English, Hindi, Odia, Gujarati, Bhojpuri

Location

Apollo Hospitals Indraprastha, New Delhi

Available at 2:45 AM

Available tomorrow at 10:30 AM

Dr. Philip George Kuttikat, Medical Oncologist Online
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Dr. Philip George Kuttikat

Medical Oncologist

13 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MD (Radiation Oncology - PGIMER), DM (Medical oncology - GCRI)

You pay 500

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75

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Hindi, English, Malayalam, Punjabi, Gujarati

Location

Apollo Hospitals Karukutty, Angamaly

Available tomorrow

Available at 3:00 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. 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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English, Hindi, Telugu

Location

Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

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 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

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 7 days

Available at 3:30 AM

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

How does radiation therapy work?

Radiation therapy works by damaging the DNA of cancer cells. The radiation is carefully targeted to minimise damage to healthy tissue.

Radiation therapy can be used to treat many types of cancer, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma and others.

Side effects of radiation therapy can vary depending on the area of the body being treated. Common side effects include fatigue, skin irritation, nausea and diarrhoea.

The length of treatment can vary depending on the type and stage of the cancer being treated, but most courses of radiation therapy last several weeks.

Patients undergo regular imaging tests such as CT scans or MRIs during treatment to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment.

A radiation oncologist is a medical doctor who has completed specialised training in radiation oncology.

During your first appointment, your doctor will review your medical history, perform a physical exam and discuss your treatment options with you.

Radiation therapy itself is painless, but patients may experience some discomfort during preparation for treatment.

Hair loss is not a common side effect of radiation therapy, but it may occur depending on the location of the cancer being treated. Your radiation oncologist specialist will discuss any potential side effects with you before starting treatment.

In some cases, radiation therapy can cure cancer. In other cases, it may help to control the growth and spread of cancer and improve a patient's quality of life. The success of treatment depends on many factors, including the type and stage of cancer being treated.