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Dr. Akshay Shah

Dr. Akshay Shah

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MBBS, DNB - General Medicine, DNB - Medical Oncology

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Medical Oncologist

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8 Years Experience Overall  (8 years as specialist)

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Dr. Akshay Shah received his certification in Medical Oncology and completed his fellowship in Stem Cell Transplantation from Washington, Seattle. His areas of interest include paediatric and haemato-oncology.

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Mahim, Mumbai

S L Raheja Fortis Hospital

4.0

Raheja Rugnalaya Marg., Landmark: Opposite St. Xaviers College, Mumbai

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12:00 - 02:00

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Common questions & answers

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.

Specializations

Education

MBBS - MGM,Navi Mumbai, 2001
DNB - General Medicine - Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, 2011
DNB - Medical Oncology - Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, 2011

Memberships

Maharastra Medical Council

Experience

Consultant at S L Raheja Fortis Hospital

Registrations

2002082774 Maharashtra Medical Council, 2006
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