Chemotherapy is a category of cancer treatment that uses one or more anti-cancer drugs. Chemotherapy may be given with a curative intent (which almost always involves combinations of drugs), or it may aim to prolong life or to reduce symptoms (palliative chemotherapy).

Targeted Therapy

Targeted therapy is a special type of chemotherapy that takes advantage of differences between normal cells and cancer cells.

Targeted therapy is a cancer treatment that uses drugs.The drugs known as targeted therapy help stop cancer from growing …..

Hormonal Therapy

Hormone therapy is a treatment that uses medicines to block or lower the amount of hormones in the body to slow down or stop the growth of cancer.

Some cancers use hormones to grow or develop. This means the cancer is hormone sensitive or hormone dependent.

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He is currently working as Senior Director Oncology Services, and Medical Oncology, at Max Superspeciality Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi.


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Maintenance of Body Image concerns after cancer treatment.

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Follow Up after Cancer treatment

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Radiotherapy targets tumors precisely with less damage to healthy cells

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Possible link between sugary drinks and cancer

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Your Best Friend During Cancer Treatment ? –Your Oncology Nurse !!

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