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Fatal Margin -- a thriller about cancer from a physician's point of view

Cancer is devastating, for the patient and his family. But here is a doctor's point of view about the disease.

Written by Pavitra Sampath |Updated : February 24, 2015 10:46 AM IST

The word 'cancer' strikes fear in everyone's heart. Not only has the word become synonymous with death, but doctors too, are unable to find a cure for the disease. While there are a number of conspiracy theories doing the rounds about how 'big-pharma' has potent medication that can wipe out cancer and are unwilling to share it with the world, the truth is that cancer research is unable to find an answer.

But apart from wondering if there is a cure out there and what a patient and his/her family goes through when they are diagnosed, have you ever wondered what a doctor experiences while treating a patient with cancer? Often pushed to corners to treat a patient with the best modalities available, oncologists and oncosurgeons have to tread a very fine line between being sued for malpractice and doing the best they can.

In a revolutionary new thriller by Dr Umanath Nayak, Head of the Department -- Head & Neck Oncology at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, and author of Enduring cancer, Fatal Margin talks about how a famous doctor is penalised for medical malpractice and negligence. The book outlines his trials and tribulations as he conducts a revolutionary cancer trial involving hundreds of patients, but in turn ends up getting caught in a whirlwind of bureaucracy and red-tape. Is a doctors ability to treat and heal his patients better than his peers really a crime? Will the famous Dr Veer Raghavan be indicted for his crime, or will he emerge triumphant? Described as a riveting courtroom drama that raises questions on modern medical ethics, this book is an absolute must-read. The book is likely set to be released on 1st November 2014.

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Image source:, permission granted by Dr Umanath Nayak

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