SUPER-SPECIALITIES

Medical Oncology

The Department of Oncology at Aster MIMS Kannur provides comprehensive oncology care for patients who have been affected with Cancer. Cancer patients need accurate diagnosis and staging workup of cancer, multidisciplinary treatment and proper follow up. In our department, our motto is Cancer Care and Cure with Clarity and Compassion. We strive with passion to provide this service to every cancer patient who comes to our department. From the oncologists, oncology nurses and to the staff in administration, all efforts are done to provide the best care for the oncology patients and the onus is always to keep improving.

We are involved in the preventive oncology with North Kerala’s first Comprehensive Cancer Prevention Clinic also termed as “Pink Clinic” started at our center since October 2019. This clinic is led by a medical oncologist, gynecologist and head and neck cancer surgeon and the protocol adopted is initial clinical risk assessment and screening followed by investigations as per international cancer screening guidelines. The onus is on the early detection of most common cancers seen in our population like breast, cervical cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, oral cancer etc. Education regarding cancer prevention measures is given to each individual who come for screening. Tobacco cessation is offered for eligible persons.

Each patient is provided with an individualized comprehensive treatment based on tumor board meeting termed as Joint Clinic in Oncology (JCO). This helps to charting the optimum treatment course based on multidisciplinary team approach, which is the current standard of care in cancer management.

Medical oncology unit takes care of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy for our cancer patients. The team derives its strength from the experience of oncologists who have more than a decade of experience in providing different systemic treatments and managing their toxicities as and when they occur. The department has one of the finest chemotherapy daycare in North Kerala with 12 bedded facility. Low dose metronomic chemotherapy as pioneered by Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai is also provided at our center by trained medical oncologists.

Palliative care services are provided to all the patients with cancer who have symptoms. Early palliative care is very important aspect in management of early cancers as they also need symptomatic control during their treatment. The advanced cancer patients are provided with pain relief measures along with palliation of other symptoms like fluid in chest and abdomen, breathing difficulty etc. Oral morphine, Fentanyl patch etc is available for the patient care.

Doctors

Dr Gangadharan KV

Senior Consultant

Dr Gangadharan KV serves as Senior Consultant in the Department of Oncology. He is a highly skilled Oncologist with an extensive experience of over 12 years in the field of Medical Oncology.

Dr Gangadharan KV

Senior Consultant

Dr Gangadharan KV serves as Senior Consultant in the Department of Oncology. He is a highly skilled Oncologist with an extensive experience of over 12 years in the field of Medical Oncology.

Qualifications:
Dr Gangadharan has completed his MBBS from Calicut University | MD from NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad and DM from BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad | Prior to joining Aster MIMS he was working as Associate Professor in MES Medical College.

Dr. Sujith Kumar M

Consultant Oncologist (Medical and Radiation)

Dr. Sujith is Consultant Oncologist (Medical and Radiation) at Aster MIMS Kannur. He did his MBBS from Government Medical College, Alappuzha and was University topper in Medicine at Kerala University. He pursued his MD in Radiation Oncology from AIIMS, New Delhi till 2011. He also won the national level Gold medal for DNB Radiotherapy in 2013. He completed his DM(Medical Oncology) from Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai in 2015. He is a ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist since 2013. He is author of 5 papers in International and national journal. He also has won 3 Best paper awards in national conferences.

Dr. Sujith Kumar M

Consultant Oncologist (Medical and Radiation)

Dr. Sujith is Consultant Oncologist (Medical and Radiation) at Aster MIMS Kannur. He did his MBBS from Government Medical College, Alappuzha and was University topper in Medicine at Kerala University. He pursued his MD in Radiation Oncology from AIIMS, New Delhi till 2011. He also won the national level Gold medal for DNB Radiotherapy in 2013. He completed his DM(Medical Oncology) from Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai in 2015. He is a ESMO Certified Medical Oncologist since 2013. He is author of 5 papers in International and national journal. He also has won 3 Best paper awards in national conferences.

Qualifications:

MBBS | MD (Radiation Oncology | AIIMS (New Delhi) | DNB Radiotherapy | DM (Medical Oncology | TMH, Mumbai) ECMO

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