Dr. Bhawna Sirohi - How this renowned medical oncologist became a trailblazer. (Read Full Article)

Dr Bhawna Sirohi MBBS, FRCP

Dr. Bhawna Sirohi is currently a consultant medical oncologist in GI & breast cancers and Director of Medical Oncology at BALCO Medical Centre,Nava Raipur, India. She is an honorary consultant with Queen Mary’s University, London. She was previously working at The Barts Health NHS Trust, London. She started her oncology training in India in 1994 at the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai and completed at Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

She has been working as consultant medical oncologist since 2008, in breast and GI cancers and acute oncology, both in India and UK. She has published more than 100 papers in national and international journals and lectured worldwide. She has edited three books on Cancer – Cancer- Questions Answered, Chemotherapy in GI cancers & Modern GI Oncology. She is the immediate past editor-in-chief of Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology. She is currently the President of the Oncology section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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  • Dr. Bhawna Sirohi is the Director, Medical Oncology , BALCO Medical Centre,Nava Raipur.
  • Founder President of New India Cancer Charity Initiative which has led in clinical screening for Breast, Cervical and H&N cancer in rural India.
  • She is the President of the Oncology section of Royal Society of Medicine(2018-2019).
International Collaboration

Steering secretary for Indian Cooperative Oncology Network: Phase III trial of Erythropoietin

Recent Events

On the 14th June 2001, The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, hosted an unusual event, an 'international grand round'.

Awards and Distinctions

The General Manager for the rare cancer division Ms Lucie Waters in 2002 nominated me for the Royal Marsden award for excellence.

Charity/ National Service

I have in the past been closely involved with the following charities and have helped raise money for the Royal Marsden hospital.

Information for Patients

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Cancer kills by invading key organs (like the intestines, lungs, brain, liver, and kidneys) and interfering with body functions that are necessary to live. Untreated cancer commonly causes death. In contrast, cancer treatment often saves lives – especially when cancer is found and treated early.
If the pain is from the cancer itself, it can be from the cancer growing into or destroying nearby tissue. As a tumor grows, it can press on nerves, bones or organs. The tumor can also release chemicals that can cause pain. ... However, cancer treatments, including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, also can cause pain.
Some common symptoms that may occur with cancer are as follows:
Persistent cough or blood-tinged saliva. ...
A change in bowel habits. ...
Blood in the stool. ...
Unexplained anemia (low blood count) ...
Breast lump or breast discharge. ...
Lumps in the testicles. ...
A change in urination.
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