Dr. Pooja Nandwani Patel

Dr. Pooja Nandwani Patel is a Radiation Oncologist working in the field of cancer since 2005.

Currently, she is a Senior Consultant and Head of the Radiation Oncology Department at Sterling Cancer Hospital, Ahmedabad. Her personality is perhaps a unique combination of empathy, efficiency and excellence.

In the span of 15+ years of her journey in radiation oncology she has collaborated with highly trained medical physicists to create individual radiation treatment plans for each of her patients. Her capabilities have been highlighted frequently by various institutions and organizations.

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Dr Pooja Nandwani Patel's talks on Cancer Care

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What is radiotherapy ?

Radiotherapy is a type of ionising radiation (high energy) that destroys the cancer cells and a few benign lesions (non-cancerous) in the treated area by damaging the DNA of those cells. It uses radiation, usually x-rays, to treat cancer cells. Radiotherapy can be broadly categorized as Conventional Radiotherapy and Conformal Radiotherapy.

It can be used to cure cancer, reduce the chance of cancer coming back or to help relieve symptoms. It can be merged with other treatments, such as chemotherapy or surgery. Nearly 50 out of 100 patients have radiotherapy at some point during their cancer treatment.

  • Curative Radiotherapy
  • Postoperative Radiotherapy
  • Preoperative Radiotherapy
  • Palliative Radiotherapy
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Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is a non-surgical radiation therapy used to treat functional abnormalities

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