Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman's Profile

MD, DCP, DNB (Path)

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman

Lakshmi is an alumni from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Chennai. She has published an Android App 'drexampill' containing study material for First and Second year MBBS students. She is interested in academics, teaching and enjoys writing. Her hobbies include reading, solving cryptic crosswords, cooking and baking, listening to South Indian classical music.

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Proton Beam Therapy for Cancer Treatment

Proton Beam Therapy for Cancer Treatment

Proton therapy is a form of radiotherapy for cancer treatment which uses a proton beam that is targeted precisely on the tumor cells, destroying them with minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Proton therapy can treat various types of cancer.

Cancer
First Ever Platelet Donor Helpline in India

First Ever Platelet Donor Helpline in India

India’s first platelet donor helpline founded in 2016, now has over 1.5 lakh registered platelet donors who can be contacted by families of dengue patients needing lifesaving platelet transfusion to treat serious bleeding complications through the 24 x 7 helpline number 7878782020.

Health In Focus
Skin Cancer Awareness Month – “Do You Use Sun Protection”

Skin Cancer Awareness Month – “Do You Use Sun Protection”

May is observed as skin cancer awareness month worldwide and aims to educate the general public about skin cancer and ways to prevent and protect themselves from developing skin cancer.

Health Watch
World Hypertension Day – ‘Know Your Numbers’

World Hypertension Day – ‘Know Your Numbers’

World Hypertension Day is observed annually on the 17th of May to raise public awareness about this global epidemic and educate about measures to control the silent killer and prevent its complications.

Health Watch
New Tool Predicts Risk of Seizures in Pregnant Women

New Tool Predicts Risk of Seizures in Pregnant Women

New risk calculator accurately predicts the risk of epileptic seizures in pregnancy and up to six weeks after delivery, to help initiate prompt treatment that can be potentially lifesaving for both the mother and her baby.

Health In Focus