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Dr. Ramji Rajendran

Radiation Oncology
Elk Grove Village, IL
17 years experience male

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Radiation Oncology Consultants

About

Bio

EDUCATION AND TRAINING Undergraduate University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA MD and PhD degrees University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Internship Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA Residency Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Board Certified Radiation Oncologist

Specialties
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Radiation Oncology

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

32 Answers
27 Agrees
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Cetaphil cancer: Cetaphil is a moisturizing lotion and there is no evidence that it causes cancer.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
PSA prostate cancer: Generally a psa level above 4 warrants a follow up with your physician. There can be increases due to increasing age, size of prostate, or infection.... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Pediatric cancer : Chemotherapy is commonly used for childhood leukemia. Radiation can also be a part of the treatment especially for prevention of brain recurrence.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Fibroadenoma : The short answer is yes. Fibroadenoma a are benign growths in the breast. The follow up for these is debatable. If you have breasts that are dense ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Chewing tabacco: Chewing tabacco has many known carcinogens. Betel nut chewing has also been linked to carcinogenesis.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Pituitary tumor: At this point it is important to follow up with your doctor about both of these issues. Your doctor will do blood tests and follow up imaging and may... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Adrenal tumor: The adrenal gland is above each kidney that helps regulate hormones for energy and metabolism. Tumors of the adrenal gland are commonly benign (non c... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Glioblastoma: Survival rates are months to years. You should speak with your doctor for your specific situation and treatment plan.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Not really cancer: This could be many things such as a skin tag, keloid, or a lipoma. Good to have it checked out by your doctor, but not a clear sign of cancer.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
MRI brain tumor : An MRI with and without contrast is the best test for brain tumors. I would recommend discussing this with your doctor.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Radiation : Radiation is a unique treatment as it works by different mechanisms than chemotherapy and it can be delivered to very specific locations in a noninvas... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Glioblastoma: Glioblastoma multiforme is a very aggressive brain tumor. Treatment is generally surgery then chemo radiation therapy.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Endometrial Cancer: The endometrium is the inner lining of the uterus that forms most uterine cancers. The terms are used interchangeably. There are rare sarcomas from ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Tonsil cancer: What you are describing is concerning. I recommend follow up with your physician.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Secondary Cancer: Radiation does cause cancer, but is also used to treat cancer in radiation oncology. The best data for this is from children treated with radiation a... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Renal stag horn : These stones can rarely be caused by urinary tract infections.
A female asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Sun protection: Sun exposure can cause skin cancer, but this happens over many years of exposure. It is important to have good sun protection at all times. However,... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
MRI vs CT Brain: In general ct scans are for bone imaging and MRI scans are for soft tissue imaging. Ct scans are fast in the order of seconds and mris take about a h... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Breast mass: Not all breast masses are cancer. There are also benign conditions such as a fibroadenoma that can be a breast mass. You should see your doctor for ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Iron deficiency : Ferrous sulfate does not cause fetal harm and i would recommend taking this. Anemia on the other hand by not taking this supplement can potentially c... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Paget breast disease: Pagers disease of the breast often presents with a scaly itchy rash of the breast. I would recommend evaluation by your doctor as this is often very ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Radiation Oncology : Radiation oncology is a field of medicine that is for treatment of cancer and rarely benign disease with x-rays generated from a machine or by prescri... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Not cancer: This are the typical words used in a pathology report that mean there is no cancer in the biopsy.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Family Support: Family support is critical for rehabilitating a victim of stroke. Not only will family members be taught how to help the patient do exercises, they a... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Prostate screening: The national comprehensive cancer network (nccn) recommends screening for high risk men (either through testing or family history) be screened with ps... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
H. Pylori and cancer: H. Pylori is a bacterium that can live in the stomach and can cause ulcers. It commonly is curable with antibiotics. There is a link between stomach... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Vaginal cancer: Yes itching can be a symptom of vaginal cancer, but generally other things usually cause itching. I would recommend seeing your doctor.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Bowel mass: A mass does not necessarily mean you have cancer. Would see your doctor for colonoscopy, endoscopy, and further evaluation.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Activated charcoal: Activated charcoal can be used in water filtration. There is no evidence that activated charcoal can help to aid in making the radiation work more ef... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Bladder cancer: Bladder cancer treatment is based on stage of cancer and treatment will depend on other medical issues. Most bladder cancers are early stage that req... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Fish oil prostate : There is no connection between fish oil and prostate cancer. Fish oil is thought to decrease triglyceride levels.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramji Rajendran
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Does radiation hurt?: Radiation therapy is used after surgery to improve the chances of remaining cancer free in the breast or chest wall. It does not hurt. Most patients... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rajendran is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rajendran is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, person last year found PE, this June was found with LNG cnr
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank God for your quick response.
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Yes have scheduled pap appt. Thank you for your fast reply..

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 2005MD

Awards

Top Radiation Oncologist , First Place, Illinois - Summer
2013
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