Dr. Shona Nag is an cancer specialist doctor in pune with an 27 years of experience in treating breast cancer and many others.

Dr. Shona Nag,

Director-Oncology, Sahyadri Group of hospitals, Pune.

My 27 years of experience serving as a medical oncologist and a cancer specialist has taught me that cancer is a twofold battle. The vortex of physiological and psychological trauma that cancer exerts on patient can be an extremely challenging time for them. I believe that while medication treats the diseases, what the patient needs is someone who can be their beacon of hope to guide them through these jagged times.

cancer doctor in pune 27
years of experience
breast cancer specialist in pune 40 k +
Consultations
best breast cancer specialist in pune 10
international awards

Area of specialization

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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer occurs when cells within the breast start multiplying unusually to form a tumor.

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Cervical Cancer

In India, cervical cancer contributes to approximately 6-29% of all cancers in women.

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Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the ovary begin to grow and divide in an unregulated way.

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Taking care post ovarian cancer surgery | Dr. Shona Nag

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Progress in Cancer Treatment

Progress in cancer treatment – Her2 positive breast cancer is …


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The doctor patient relationship is still alive
The doctor patient relationship is still alive

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cancer is the growth of cells gone wrong. Damage to the DNA of the cell, due to reasons like chemical or radiation exposure can cause a cancerous change in any cell of the body.
Cancer is not like diabetes or hypertension. These are mainly age-related; they mostly do not cause life-threatening symptoms and immediate danger. Diabetes and hypertension are controlled by medication and can cause organ damage over 10-15 years. Whereas cancer is fast-growing, spreads over months, and usually needs aggressive treatments like chemo, targeted therapy, surgery, and radiation.
Certainly, smoking is directly related to lung cancer. 90% of lung cancer patients have smoked or consumed tobacco in some form. Other habits such as alcohol intake, obesity, high fat diet, stress, lack of exercise, directly increase your risk of developing cancer.
Chemo does cause hair loss, tiredness, mouth ulcers, and diarrhea. But it is important to note that all of these side effects are only temporary, and a patient fully recovers from them. Only in 0.1% of cases can chemotherapy cause heart damage.
According to studies, underwire bras and deodorants have been deemed safe. Semi-permanent dyes are also considered safe. Though in recent times there has been a study that has associated permanent dyes and perming treatments with the risk of developing breast cancer.
If neither of your parents or close relatives has had cancer, your chances of getting it are low. Only five to ten percent of all cancers are hereditary. If two or more members of the family suffer from a certain kind of cancer, then you are at a risk. E.g. breast and ovarian cancer history from either of the parent’s side puts you at risk as well.
Yes, if diagnosed in early stages like stage 1 and stage 2, the cure rates are over 90% and 80% respectively. In stage 3, cure rates fall to 50%. Even patients with stage 4 who are not cured can live with cancer for over 3 to 8 years.
The last 15 years have seen some major advances in cancer treatment; surgery has become less extensive and is aimed at preserving organ function and appearance. Radiotherapy has become precise, treating only tumor tissue while sparing normal structures. Apart from chemotherapy, newer oral treatments like targeted therapies and immunotherapy are increasingly being used.

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