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Dr. Uma Swamy

Radiation Oncology
Dublin, CA
17 years experience female

Locations

Epic Care

Dublin, CA

Address

6380 Clark Avenue , Dublin, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

At critical times, it is important to have a compassionate physician that understands the need for comprehensive care. That physician should work with leading edge technology and in partnership with you and your other doctors to provide the best treatment options. That is what I would want for my family and it is part of the collaborative approach I take with my patients.

Specialties
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Radiation Oncology

Languages spoken

Tamil

Doctor Q&A

160 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
None established: Migraines and brain tumors don't have an established connection but headaches can be a symptom of a brain tumor.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Imaging + Biopsy: Imaging: which can include ct, pet/ct or mri biopsy: any abnormality suspicious for lung cancer will require a biopsy to confirm. Sometimes sputum... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: Please refer to this excellent resource for more details: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/bone-cancer.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: Depends on the situation but an er physician can tell you if warranted. If you suspect you have cancer, i would recommend starting with your primar... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Unlikely: Any persistent change in your bowel movements should be evaluated by your doctor.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: Depends on how low the hemoglobin is and type of cancer and general status of the person's health.
A male asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
It is time to treat.: Please don't wait any longer. As long as his workup is complete, he needs to start his treatment.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Yes: Here is a good online patient resource on the subject: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lymphoma-hodgkin.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: Nutrition for all patients under treatment for cancer is important. Specifics for radiation especially depends on site of treatment - please discuss w... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Www.cancer.net: Generally depends on several factors e.g. The histology, stage, etc. Here is an excellent resource guide for patients on www.Cancer.Net on testicul... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Yes: If I am thinking of the same drugs (elidel, protopic), there are a couple of drugs which carry a warning that they can increase the risk for cancer. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Physicist: Its a physicist who is responsible for the safety and delivery of radiation therapy in a radiation oncology department by being involved in the planni... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Www.cancer.net: Here is a good patient resource on uterine cancer, including risk factors. http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/uterine-cancer/risk-factors-and-preve... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: Not much has changed in terms of principles of treatment: a) early stage - surgery b) later stage - radiation + chemo or chemo diagnosis - pap sm... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
There are many: There are many but the national cancer institute provides funding for a broad range of cancer research.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: Depends on why the test is being done. But if you need a MRI and mild sedation doesn't work, many radiology centers do conscious sedation. An alter... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Neurological Symptom: Neurological changes can be an indicator although brain tumors can also be asymptomatic. Learn more: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/brain-tumo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
No: No, its not standard to do a lymph node biopsy for every type of cancer. But if a lymph node biopsy has been recommended, it can be for many reasons: ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
No Established Data: There is no established data. You can check out - dr. Block is well known in the integrative oncology arena. How diet affects cancer by keith i. B... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Not particularly.: Cervical cancer is a hpv related cancer which is transmitted sexually. Often there is less education on the topic but also fewer women going for scree... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
No clear answer: While cancer doesn't develop overnight, processes leading upto cancer can take years. Here is a good overview on esophageal cancer http://www.Can... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Relatively Uncommon: Cancer tends to be a disease of the elderly but there are definitely some cancers that are more common at younger age. www.cancer.net is a good res... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
No clear answer: While cancer doesn't develop overnight, processes leading upto cancer can take years. Here is a good overview on throat cancer http://www.Cancer.... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Sometimes: Generally an upper endoscopy can be more sensitive.
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: It is difficult to speculate how long someone lives without knowing the full details of your disease and factors about yourself. Even if stage iv, tre... Read More
A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Possibly: Radiation therapy can cause inflammatory changes in the bladder which can result in microscopic blood in the urine. However a urine cytology should be... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Many Causes: There can be many causes for hair loss 1) hormone deficiencies e.g. Thyroid 2) nutrient deficiencies 3) stress 4) age 5) medications please... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: Depends on if you have undergone menopause. If you have aromatase inhibitors are an option. If no menopause, they may still be an option with addition... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Not 1 answer: There is no one answer to this unfortunately. Here is a good resource for overall cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/all-about-cancer.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Not Always: Depending on the tumor type, location and size of the tumor, a ct of the orbit or MRI may be needed.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends on Stage: It depends on stage. Generally early stage is treated with surgery (radical hysterectomy) +/- chemotherapy and radiation therapy. More advanced sta... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Not Always: A general pelvic exam does not always diagnose uterine cancer. If uterine cancer is being suspected, further tests would be warranted.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
It Can: Any type of cancer can decrease appetite. It is important to maintain good nutrition and take steps to maintain your nutrition. Many centers will h... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: Depends on the type of cancer.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Local & Online Help: Everyone is different , so there is no one correct answer. There are many local & online resources. Some of the reputable ones are a) american ca... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
How the ovaries look: They are looking for how the ovaries look in terms of size and shape generally.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends on Stage: Depends on stage of each cancer. Here is info on both http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/prostate-cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/lung... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: While we are aware of some well established causes of cancer, like cigarettes, there is much that remains a mystery.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Yes: Cancer in general can cause fatigue/weight loss. If there is a concern for colon cancer, a colonoscopy may be helpful.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Please clarify: Please clarify - lymphocytes are a type of white blood cells that circulate in our blood. Can you please elaborate on your mom's condition.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Unlikely related : Unlikely related to cancer....However, if it persists, then it is important she is evaluated by her doctor. Here is some information on breast can... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Possibly: While symptoms can wax and wane, eventually, they will persist. Here is some additional reading. http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/brain-tumor/sy... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Unlikely: Primary brain tumor in 26yo is rare and other causes should be considered especially in a young pregnant woman. Please discuss with your OB for furthe... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Yes: Given even second hand exposure increases one's risk for cancer....Despite you not inhaling, your risk for cancer would increase compared to someone t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
No: There are generally less than 3000 cases per year in the United States. www.cancer.net is a great resource for more information on vaginal cancer. ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
No: It is unlikely you will develop colon cancer but there are many factors that play into this. Best advise would be to see a genetics counselor to indiv... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Likely Not: There is background radiation in the environment. If you stay out of the required well labeled restricted areas, it is unlikely you will be exposed... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Swamy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Swamy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks. I can't afford to see a urologist so I guess I'll just wait until I start urinating blood :/. Thanks for the info anyways.
HealthTap member
Excuse me I meant lymph nodes and thank you very much for your cooperation I hope their is a solution for this kind of pain.
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! The other doc on here says prostatitus-now I'm worried about that. Lol

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

New York Methodist Hospital

Residency

Alameda County Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Fresno, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Fresno, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Fresno, CA - Winter
2013

Publications

Early clinical outcomes of ultrasound-guided CT-planned high-dose-rate interstitial brachytherapy for primary locally advanced cervical cancer.
Clinical outcomes using image-guided interstitial brachytherapy for definitive cervical cancer patients with high-risk clinical target volumes greater...
Comparison study of intensity modulated arc therapy using single or multiple arcs to intensity modulated radiation therapy for high-risk prostate canc...
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