Apoorva Mirji

What is cancer?

  • The uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells
  • Group of about 100 diseases
  • Tumors and problems in other organs
  • 2nd leading cause of death in the US
  • 1 out of every 4 people die

What does an oncologist do?

  • Works with families struggling with the disease
  • Take care of patients
  • Consultants
  • Teach other medical students
  • Manage and lengthen lives of patients
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Education Requirements

  • College
  • Medical School
  • Fellowship and residency
  • Need proper certification and licensing

Salary, Benefits ,and Future

  • About $302,000 per year
  • Average student loan debt is $28,950
  • 18% growth in jobs
  • helping families deal with this disease
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Anesa Ahamad

  • First woman oncologist from Trinidad and Tobago
  • worked on over 1,300 cases
  • served on Trinidad and Tobago government as a consultant
  • dedicated her life to treating her patients and curing the disease
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  • Interviewee #1: Jane Brownfield: Oncology Nurse
  • Interviewee #2: Dr.Binu Prasad:Oncologist