Indranil Mallick, MD, DNB, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering lymphoma. He is a radiation oncologist at Tata Medical Center in Kolkata, India, and was a clinical research fellow in radiation oncology at a large cancer hospital in North America. He has more than five years of experience in treating patients with lymphomas. His research has been published in several medical journals, including the Journal of Radiation Oncology.
Dr. Mallick received his primary medical degree (MBBS) at Medical College, Kolkata, India. He did his postgraduate specialization (MD) in Radiation Oncology at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. He was awarded the Kataria Memorial Gold Medal for his postgraduate work. He also holds the DNB (Radiation Oncology) degree under the National Board of Examinations, India.
As a doctor in a large oncology center, I have the opportunity of meeting thousands of individuals newly diagnosed with lymphoma every year. I meet both children and elderly patients suffering from the same disease, their lives affected in different ways.
When my uncle was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2005, I came face-to-face with the disease as a family member. I started an extensive research on the topic, and realized how difficult it is for a patient to understand a disease as complex and varied as lymphoma.
I hope to communicate with the thousands of individuals who are newly diagnosed or living with the disease, and their family members to be able to address the unique issues that are part of their existence.
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