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Dr. Venkataraman Rajagopalan, MD

Hematologist-Oncologist

Dr. Venkataraman Rajagopalan MD is a top Hematologist-Oncologist in Langhorne, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Venkataraman Rajagopalan MD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Venkataraman Rajagopalan MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Venkataraman Rajagopalan MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Langhorne, PA, Dr. Venkataraman Rajagopalan MD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
34 years Experience
Dr. Venkataraman Rajagopalan, MD
  • Langhorne, PA
  • HOSPITAL COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
  • Accepting new patients

While getting chemo, is it safe to get a flu shot?

Yes. A little soreness in the arm and a low grade fever may happen on occasion, but since the flu shot does not use a live virus it is mostly safe. Discuss with your oncologist. READ MORE
Yes. A little soreness in the arm and a low grade fever may happen on occasion, but since the flu shot does not use a live virus it is mostly safe. Discuss with your oncologist.

My hemoglobin level Is very low since I had chemotherapy. What should I do?

Chemotherapy induced anemia should rebound over the course of 6 to 8 weeks after completion of chemotherapy. If your anemia is lingering past 3 months of chemotherapy completion, READ MORE
Chemotherapy induced anemia should rebound over the course of 6 to 8 weeks after completion of chemotherapy. If your anemia is lingering past 3 months of chemotherapy completion, your oncologist needs to run tests to figure out the cause.

What can be done for anemia?

The most important first step in managing anemia is understanding its cause and how severe it is. Very severe anemia may initially require a transfusion, especially in older patients. READ MORE
The most important first step in managing anemia is understanding its cause and how severe it is. Very severe anemia may initially require a transfusion, especially in older patients. Finding the cause is crucial. If it is iron deficiency, treatment with iron and a full gastro-intestinal evaluation is crucial for men.

What is the course of treatment for leukemia?

It will depend on the age of your nephew and the type of leukemia. Pediatric leukemia is typically handled with aggressive chemotherapy protocols by pediatric oncologists.