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October 22, 2021

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When To Consult An Oncosurgeon? Do All Cancers Require Surgeries?

Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of various types of cancers or tumours. A vast medical speciality, the experts in this area are broadly classified into – Medical Oncologists, Surgical Oncologists or Oncosurgeons and Radiation Oncologists. Medical Oncologists: A medical oncologist diagnoses the type of cancer, its stage after running tests and decides upon the course of treatment like chemotherapy, radiation, targeted therapy, immunotherapy etc. Surgical Oncologists: Oncosurgeons remove malignant tumours through invasive or minimally invasive procedures. They also conduct biopsies, by extracting the tissue sample for ascertaining the type of cancer through lab tests. Radiation Oncologist: In certain cases, cancer cells are attacked with radiation and it forms a crucial part of treatment. A radiation oncologist draws a treatment plan as per the dosage, cycles for a faster recovery. Among these experts, few specialists deal exclusively with only certain type of cancers like: Cancers of Reproductive Organs: Gynecologic Oncologists and Surgical Oncologists treat cancers related to reproductive organs like ovaries, cervical and uterine. Blood Cancers: Hematologists for treating various types of blood cancers. Pediatric Oncologist: These specialists diagnose and treat children and teenagers with different types of cancers like leukaemia, osteosarcoma etc. […] read more
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5 questions on the COVID-19 vaccine answered

As India grapples with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government continues to work toward making coronavirus vaccine widely available for everyone. Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, AstraZeneca’s Covishield manufactured by Serum Institute of India, and Russian Sputnik V are the three vaccines being used in India. Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan had said that India will be able to inoculate all adults by the end of this year. Experts have been stressing that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19, adding that individuals who have been fully vaccinated can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic. In this article, doctors at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, answer some of the key questions about COVID-19 vaccines, including how you can get your shot and how long you will be protected from the virus with these vaccines. Where should I register for COVID-19 vaccination and how do I get the vaccine? If you are eligible to receive the vaccine, you can register yourself on the Co-WIN Portal and schedule your appointment. You can get the vaccine from government and private health facilities as notified, known as COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs). Can COVID-19 vaccine cause coronavirus infection? What […] read more
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