MBBS, Diploma in Medical Radiology, DM - Oncology, MD - Radiotherapy
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Dr. Prasad E is a Medical Oncologist in Manapakkam, Chennai and has an experience of 16 years in this field. Dr. Prasad E practices at MIOT International Hospital in Manapakkam, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai in 2004,Diploma in Medical Radiology from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 2006 and DM - Oncology from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 2014. He is a member of American Society for Therapeutic Oncology (ASTRO),European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO),Americal Society Of Clinical Oncology,Indian Society of Medical and Paediatric Oncology (ISMPO),Tamilnadu Assocaition Of Medical And Pediatric Oncology and Association of Radiation Oncologists of India (AROI). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Ewing's Sarcoma Treatment,Chemotherapy,Melanoma Treatment,Breast Cancer Management and Breast Cancer Treatment etc.
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My family member had stage 4 colon cancer. Dr Prasad clearly explained the treatment options in a manner understandable by a commoner. His approach is very simple , systematic and step wise addressing the needs for the patient. Like his approach very much. Kind and simple attitude in explaining.
Q: Who is an oncologist?
A: An oncologist is a physician with specialization in diagnosing, treating and providing care to patients who have cancer of any tissue or organ.
Q: What are the different branches in oncology?
A: The different branches of oncology are: (1) medical oncology, who treats cancer using chemotherapy (2) surgical oncology, perform surgical procedures to remove tumour (3) radiation oncology, provide radiation therapy (4) gynecologic oncology, treat gynecologic cancer (5) pediatric oncology, specialist of disease in children (6) haematologist-oncology, treats blood cancer
Q: What is the difference between a clinical and medical oncologist?
A: A medical oncologist provides treatment of cancer using systematic therapy (chemotherapy, hormone therapy and biological agents), whereas a clinical oncologist uses a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Q: What kind of training does an oncologist get?
A: Training as an oncologist involves four years of medical school for bachelors degree (MBBS) followed by a residency period and a post-graduate degree in oncology. The post-graduation degree may be MD in medicine/paediatrics, with a DM in medical oncology or MD in radiotherapy.
Q: Does an oncologist perform surgeries for cancer treatment?
A: A surgical oncologist, who has got training at surgical procedures can perform surgery to remove tumours.