Sunil Gandhi, MD, FACP
Board-certified medical oncologist Dr. Sunil Gandhi knew at a young age that he wanted to be a doctor so that he could help people. While in medical school, he discovered that as an oncologist he could make a significant difference in the lives of patients and help them to live their very best quality of life.
Dr. Gandhi is an active participant in clinical trial research and has been part of the new discoveries that continue to accelerate at an exciting pace since he began practicing nearly 30 years ago. His work has been published and presented in numerous prestigious clinical publications and symposiums.
Dr. Gandhi received his medical degree from Baroda Medical College in Baroda, India. He completed Internal Medicine residency training at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois and a fellowship in Oncology/Hematology at UCLA – San Fernando Valley.
Q&A with Medical Oncologist Dr. Sunil Gandhi: Colorectal Cancer
Why is colorectal screening important?
Almost all colon cancers start with a benign growth, called polyp. A colonoscopy helps detects polyps and removes them—thus it helps prevent cancer, rather than just detect early stages, like mammograms.
Obesity/being overweight is a risk factor for many cancers. Why is it important to maintain a healthy weight?
Correcting obesity not only reduces the risks of cancer recurrence, but also can help to reduce cardiovascular mortality and decrease the risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.
How rapidly does colon cancer spread?
Every cancer is different and so, the rapidity with which it progresses differs. For example, colorectal cancer is typically slow-growing, while small cell lung cancer is extremely fast-growing and can double in weeks to a month.
- Medical Oncology
- Baroda Medical College – Baroda, India
- Christ Medical Center – Oak Lawn, Illinois
- UCLA – San Fernando Valley Program
- Internal Medicine
- Medical Oncology
- Board Member, American Cancer Society
- Executive Committee Member, Citrus Memorial Hospital: 2003-2021
- Fellow of American College of Physicians
- Member of American Society of Clinical Oncology
- Monthly Article for Citrus County Chronicle: 2001-Present