MBBS, MD - Medicine, DNB - General Medicine, DNB - Medical Oncology
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Dr. Sandeep Batra is a Senior Consultant of Medical Oncology at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket. His educational qualifications include an MBBS from PGI, Rohtak; an MD in Medicine from the same institute; a DNB in Medicine from the National Board of Examinations, Delhi; and a PGDMLS from the Symbiosis University, Pune. He was also previously a Senior Consultant at the Medical Oncology at Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon. He was also involved in academic activities including training of oncology students and oncology nurses. Dr. Batra has many national and international publications to his name, and has also edited various oncology related chapters in numerous books and online resources. In his medical practice of 15 years, Dr. Batra has developed a special interest in management of Lung Cancer, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancers, Genitourinary cancers including Cervical cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Kidney cancer, Bladder cancer, Prostate cancer, Myeloma, Lymphoma, Leukemia and Sarcomas.
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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.