Do you know who is the first oncologist in India?
Dr. Suresh H Advani
One of the most popular oncologist in India. Despite being a handicapped person, he is a cancer healer. When he was 8 years old, he was affected by polio as there were not many treatments for the diseases in 1955, he was left paralyzed. This, however, couldn't stop him from becoming Dr. Suresh Advani.
He feels that cancer can be cured and he has proved this by handling many cases. Many doctors who do not make use of the word curable, he uses the phrase “curative intent”. This belief makes him stand out from other doctors.
Cancer patients who receive treatment from him, surely believe that his doctor is the God.One such god who has a gifted life back to many patients by treating them in a best possible way. His dedication to cure cancer made him one of the top oncologist in India.
We need to understand cancer in an easy way…
What is cancer?
Cancer is when the growth of abnormal cells takes place in an uncontrolled way. Some cancers may get spread into other tissues.
Symptoms of Cancer
- Unusual bleeding
- Unexplained weight loss
- A lump or swelling
- Unexplained pain
- A cough or hoarseness
- Indigestion or difficulty swallowing
What leads to cancer?
- Sun and Other Types of Radiation.
- Viruses and Other Infections.
- Family history of cancer
- Poor Diet
- Lack of physical activity
Guidelines to prevent cancer
- Cut out your sugary drinks
- Stand more, Sit less
- Get 15 minutes exposure to sun
- Include onion & garlic in your diet
- Drink green tea
- Try to walk 30 minutes a day
- Drink milk
- Eat healthy food
- Exclude oily snacks from your diet
First Cancer Specialist, Cancer Healer, Best oncologist in India, Cancer Eliminator are the alternative names to Dr. Suresh Advani
Let’s learn about the history of Dr Suresh Advani
Dr Suresh Advani was born on 1st August 1947 at Karachi and within 15 days his family was forced to migrate India due to the partition of the country.
At the age of 8, he got stuck with polio.Unfortunately, as there were not many facilities for the disease like polio back in 1955, he was left paralyzed from the waist down.
He completed his schooling from a Sindhi medium school at Ghatkopar, Mumbai and become a graduate of the Somaiya College.
He decided to get a degree from Grand Medical College but this was not an easy process at an early stage as he was denied the admission due to his physically challenged condition.
After writing many request letters in order to get admission to the college head and the ministers, the dean of the college granted admission to Dr. Advani. It was his determination which made him reach here for where he wished and constantly kept working for it.
Dr. Advani then went to do specialization in Oncology which did not have any facilities in India. So he traveled to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle where he got a chance to work with Dr. E Donall Thomas who is a 1990’s Noble Prize winner.
He has worked in a various prestigeous hospital in Mumbai which includes Jaslok Hospital, Nanavati Hospital, Tata Memorial Hospital, Hiranandani Hospital, SL Raheja Hospital, Sushrut Hospital and Research Centre.
Achievements in field of cancer
He pioneered stem cell transplantation in India.
He has successfully transplanted bone marrow into a nine-year-old girl down with myeloid leukemia from her brother.
He and his wife Geeta are running an NGO Helping Hands which provides Holistic Cancer Care.
Helping Hand operates from Jaslok Hospital and Research Center with a group of volunteers who go themselves into the wards each day to keep a check and look after the psycho-social needs of the patients. They are provided with all kinds of information and the volunteers also play a significant role in breaking a number of myths and fears attached to the cancer. Most of the volunteers are cancer survivors themselves or have had their near and dear ones encounter this disease. This experience along with volunteer training sessions provided each month, enables them to solve almost every query that patients and their relatives put forth.
Being a handicapped person, he has the courage to serve his life by gifting life to cancer patients made a record in Indian history. His achievements are a core inspiration to many doctors, patients and people who know him.