Doctor profile: Dr. Asha Dhanarajan
Dr. Asha Dhanarajan, a hematology and oncology specialist, talks about the supportive care that Loyola offers to newly diagnosed cancer patients. She sees many GI cancer patients and discusses Loyola's multidisciplinary clinic. During a clinic visit you have everyone on hand that you might need for treatment: surgeons, medical oncologists, radiology oncologists, dietitians, social workers and many others. If you have a family history of GI cancer, it's very important to mention this to your primary care doctor, who will set you up with a screening. As an academic medical center, Loyola conducts clinical trials and can offer promising drugs as part of your treatment. Dr. Dhanarajan talks about how this field of medicine keeps advancing. She has had family members who were treated for GI cancer and has a special understanding for what it means to be going through this. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (888) LUHS-888/(888) 584-7888.