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Dr Pranjali Gadgil:  +918412887778             

Email: pranjaligadgil@yahoo.com

A patient diagnosed with cancer in India has easy access to multiple opinions. There is often more than one approach to treating the same cancer, even in extensively researched modern-day oncology. Add to this the plethora of alternative medicine practitioners and non-...

You can picture them seated across your living room, some shuffling and  nervous, others wanting to be solemn and serious. The party of well-wishers has arrived. After a few hesitant gulps they will succeed in making  appropriate eye contact with you. Their gaze is abs...

She is accompanied  by her adult children and their spouses. They have her wait outside the consultation room. They start, "She doesn't know she has cancer." "We have been discussing her treatment options amongst us and would like your advice before we make decisions"...

June 20, 2018

I wouldn't be surprised to see more than the usual number of breast cancers, in October- after all its breast cancer awareness month & there's a lot of campaigning around mammography and early detection that happens for "Pinktober". So I may pick up more cancers than I...

Its October and like every year, there’s going to be a lot of talk about breast cancer. It’s likely that each of you will come across something pink- a fundraiser walk, an awareness talk or at-least someone wearing a pink ribbon. When you do, be careful not to make the...

If you've had breast cancer its likely that down the road, someone facing the diagnosis will ask you for advice. Its only kind to share your experience. However you don't want to set wrong expectations, add confusion, or share fear instead of hope. There's a...

In early school years, my mother asked me what sport I'd like to take up. I said "Chess is a sport" and so she sent me to play tennis. Being a parent means making tough choices for the benefit of your children. It also means being brave enough to discuss uncomfortable...

Corruption in medicine enters main-stream media every now and then. Like corruption in other walks of Indian life, it's not going away anytime soon, legislation or not.
Young doctors starting practice are often shocked when they first face demands for kick-backs, meet...

1) What is a mammogram?

A mammogram is a specialized radiograph (X-ray) of the breast. A mammography machine delivers a very low-dose X ray to the breast. In traditional film mammography, the image is developed on a film. In digital mammography (akin to digital photogra...

Recent updates from the AICR (American Institute for Cancer Research) suggest that even one drinking one drink a day can increase your risk of developing breast cancer compared to a woman who doesn't drink alcohol at all. The more you drink , the higher your chances of...

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