Cancer Talk with Dignite Video Series

Cancer Talk With Dignite: Episode 8: Basics of Metastatic Lung Cancer by Dr. Vamshi Krishna

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Patients with lung cancer often have several questions related to their diagnosis. In this episode of Cancer Talk With Dignite series we have curated a list of most commonly asked questions on lung cancer.

This session provides an overview of the basics of lung cancer that provides relevant information to patients and their family members.

Our guest Dr. Vamshi Krishna is a consultant Medical Oncologist at Apollo Cancer Hospital, Hyderabad. He pursued DM in medical oncology from Tata Memorial Hospital and has been practicing for the past 7 years.

Given below is a timeline of the questions –

01:12 – What is metastatic lung cancer?

02:56 – Initial symptoms of metastatic lung cancer

04:16 – Types of lung cancer

05:40 – Why is it that some people even though they don’t smoke end up with lung cancer? 07:20 – How has treatment for lung cancer improved in the past few years?

10:40 – How does one estimate the survival in metastatic lung cancer?

13:12 – In early stage lung cancer, if the tumor is removed after surgery, why is chemotherapy and/or radiation given?

14:16 – Could you share an inspiring story of one of your patients?

Cancer Talk with Dignite is a series of interviews with renowned healthcare practitioners, authors, cancer survivors and activists. In interview we talk about various challenges that cancer patients face and ways and means through which they can overcome those challenges. The purpose of the interviews is to provide content that inspires, motivates and educates the patients with the right information and stories.

Raghuveer Surupa

Founder, dignite.in | Raghuveer is an alumnus of IIM Ranchi, who has worked in pharmaceutical industry for over 5 years across various domains. He is passionate about healthcare and founded Dignite with the sole purpose of improving the day to day lives of cancer patients.