MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Oncology
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Dr. Jagdev Singh Sekhon is an MBS from AFMC PUNE (Poona University), M.D. (GEN. MEDICINE) from KMC MANIPAL (Mangalore University) and D.M. (MEDICAL ONCOLOGY) from KMIO BANGALORE (Bangalore University). He has over 18 years of rich experience in his field. He has attended various National and International Conferences. He has given various talks at International Forums: 1) Progress in the Management of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in the last decade: 1st SAARC Conference in Oncology at Dhaka Bangladesh.2) Newer Drugs in the Management Of Gall Bladder Cancer Asia Pacific Regional Cancer Conference At Kota Kinabalu Malaysia.3) Breast Cancer Scenario in North India: European Breast Cancer Conference 2003 in Barcelona Spain.
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Q: Who is an oncologist?
A: An oncologist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosis, assessment and treatment of cancer patients. The oncologists take care of the cancer patients throughout their treatment and aims for well being of the cancer patients.
Q: What are the different branches in oncology?
A: The branches in oncology depend upon the type of treatment and the type of cancer. Depending on the type of treatment, the branches are medical, clinical and surgical oncology. Depending upon the type of cancer the oncologist is dealing with, the branches are categorized as gynaecologic, paediatric and haematologic oncology.
Q: What is the difference between a clinical and medical oncologist?
A: Both the clinical and medical oncologist work hand in hand for optimal treatment. A clinical oncologist treats the cancer patients by using mostly the radiation therapy; while a medical oncologist uses only chemotherapy or immunotherapy and aims at curing the cancer with medications.
Q: What kind of training does an oncologist get?
A: After getting a basic medical doctor degree of MBBS, you must study oncology for three years. During the three years course, either to become DM, M.Ch or MD in oncology, you are trained in handling cancer medicines, radiation therapy, biopsy (surgical removal of small part or fluid from an affected area ), surgery and post surgical care of cancer patients.
Q: Does an oncologist perform surgeries for cancer treatment?
A: If the condition of the person suffering from cancer requires surgical removal of a particular body part, then surgical oncologists can perform the necessary surgery. Post surgical care is also taken by the oncologist.