Sanjay Juneja, MD

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Medical Oncology

Hematology

Internal Medicine

8585 Picardy Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70809, USA

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Triple board certified Hematologist & Medical Oncologist. Social media educator & medical influencer with 500,000+ followers known as 'TheOncDoc' and guest featured on dozens of podcasts, local news channels (PBS, CBS, NPR) as well as in segments for Dr. Mike (containing Dr. Fauci), MTV, PureWow, and DailyMail. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjay-theoncdoc-juneja-67b2b764/

Education

  • Chief Clinical Fellow - Hematology & Medical Oncology Feist-Weiller Cancer Center in Shreveport, LA

  • Student Body President of LSUHSC Medical School, Shreveport LA

  • President of LSUHSC Resident & Fellow Executive Council, Internal Medicine residency at Ochsner Health Sciences Center

Board Certifications

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  • Medical Oncology

  • Hematology

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Cytotoxic Chemotherapy

So one of the first ways we attacked cancer cells were with cytotoxic chemotherapy. And that’s just a fancy term to mean, cyto means cell and toxic means to kill a cell. That’s standard chemo....

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Alternative Treatments

“A common question at the time of the cancer diagnosis is, in addition to the treatments that we’re providing in the clinic with chemotherapy or targeted medications, is there anything else we can do to...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Acute Leukemia Overview

So one of the scariest diagnoses for good reason is acute leukemia. The first thing that has to happen is you have to recognize what kind of leukemia it is, what kind of acute leukemia....

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Acute Leukemia Diagnosis

What is leukemia and what does it mean? So leukemia is tricky because people have an idea of what the term implies because it’s actually pretty broad. And the thing that most people are thinking...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – PET Scan

“So, if you’re being worked up for a cancer, your oncologist may mention something called a PET scan. What a PET scan is, it’s basically like a CT scan, which takes a lot of different...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – MGUS

“So you’ve been given this diagnosis of MGUS. Monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance. What does that mean to you? Well, what happens with age is sometimes we develop what’s called this monoclonal or army an...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Infection Treatment

Are there cancers that can be treated without any chemotherapy or antineoplastic therapy? The answer is yes. Outside of radiation and surgery, of course, there are some things that you can treat just by treating...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Screening

“A very common question that people have is, how do I know if I have cancer and what are the measures I should take to kind of be monitoring for it? So blood cancer tests...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Smoking

So does smoking increase your chance of cancer? Well, cancer is something that happens to your regular cells when they get enough damage or mutations, as they replicate. Things that increase their damage potential in...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – HPV

HPV virus, what is that all about? Well, we have learned that HPV virus, human papilloma virus is strongly and very strongly incriminated in a couple of cancers. Cervical cancer of the cervix in females,...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Chemo and Family Members

“If somebody in your family is undergoing chemo, there’s a couple of things you kind of want to anticipate or expect. Chemotherapy is hard. Depending on the regimen, some are a lot harder or more...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Taxols

Common group chemotherapy drugs that we use in several tumor types are called Taxols. And basically they usually have the name “tax” in it. So it could be paclitaxel. It could be docetaxel. And variations...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Platinum Therapy

“So one of the most common chemotherapy agents that we’ve used for decades are platinum drugs. And we’ve been using them across several different tumor types. Outside of oxaliplatin, which we use in colon cancer,...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Cells

“So it’s important to understand that a cancer cell is not a cell or something that got introduced to, to your body. It’s not like a foreign object. A cancer cell is actually a regular...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Therapy Timeline

“One of the things that get a little tricky when it comes to trying to determine a stage of a cancer or a solid tumor is when and what the tumor is, to define it....

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Multiple Myeloma

“So what is multiple myeloma? Multiple myeloma is a process that most people haven’t heard of. Not because it’s terribly uncommon, but because it is one of those blood cancers that unless you know someone...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Targeted Therapy

“So cytotoxic chemotherapy is again, a poison of sorts, that’s poisoning your cancer cells more than your regular cells. Now over the last 10 to 20 years, we’ve have what’s called targeted therapy that has...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Surgery, Radiation and Systemic Therapy

“So when you’re thinking about the different tools to manage cancer, we generally have three specialties in a box that is our toolbox on how we’re going to go about treating the cancer, whether in...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Stem Cell Transplant

When you hear something called a stem cell transplant, I think loosely often people think of an Allo transplant. And an Allo graft means basically you’re getting stem cells from somebody that’s not, you it’s...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Stages 2 and 3

“So when you get your initial cancer diagnosis, everyone wants to know what stage is it. The value and what a stages is basically gives you an idea, how likely is it to come back?...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Cytotoxic Chemotherapy

So one of the first ways we attacked cancer cells were with cytotoxic chemotherapy. And that’s just a fancy term to mean, cyto means cell and toxic means to kill a cell. That’s standard chemo....

Watch and Share
Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Alternative Treatments

“A common question at the time of the cancer diagnosis is, in addition to the treatments that we’re providing in the clinic with chemotherapy or targeted medications, is there anything else we can do to...

Watch and Share
Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Acute Leukemia Overview

So one of the scariest diagnoses for good reason is acute leukemia. The first thing that has to happen is you have to recognize what kind of leukemia it is, what kind of acute leukemia....

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Acute Leukemia Diagnosis

What is leukemia and what does it mean? So leukemia is tricky because people have an idea of what the term implies because it’s actually pretty broad. And the thing that most people are thinking...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – PET Scan

“So, if you’re being worked up for a cancer, your oncologist may mention something called a PET scan. What a PET scan is, it’s basically like a CT scan, which takes a lot of different...

Watch and Share
Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – MGUS

“So you’ve been given this diagnosis of MGUS. Monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance. What does that mean to you? Well, what happens with age is sometimes we develop what’s called this monoclonal or army an...

Watch and Share
Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Infection Treatment

Are there cancers that can be treated without any chemotherapy or antineoplastic therapy? The answer is yes. Outside of radiation and surgery, of course, there are some things that you can treat just by treating...

Watch and Share
Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Screening

“A very common question that people have is, how do I know if I have cancer and what are the measures I should take to kind of be monitoring for it? So blood cancer tests...

Watch and Share
Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Smoking

So does smoking increase your chance of cancer? Well, cancer is something that happens to your regular cells when they get enough damage or mutations, as they replicate. Things that increase their damage potential in...

Watch and Share
Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – HPV

HPV virus, what is that all about? Well, we have learned that HPV virus, human papilloma virus is strongly and very strongly incriminated in a couple of cancers. Cervical cancer of the cervix in females,...

Watch and Share
Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Chemo and Family Members

“If somebody in your family is undergoing chemo, there’s a couple of things you kind of want to anticipate or expect. Chemotherapy is hard. Depending on the regimen, some are a lot harder or more...

Watch and Share
Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Taxols

Common group chemotherapy drugs that we use in several tumor types are called Taxols. And basically they usually have the name “tax” in it. So it could be paclitaxel. It could be docetaxel. And variations...

Watch and Share
Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Platinum Therapy

“So one of the most common chemotherapy agents that we’ve used for decades are platinum drugs. And we’ve been using them across several different tumor types. Outside of oxaliplatin, which we use in colon cancer,...

Watch and Share
Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Cells

“So it’s important to understand that a cancer cell is not a cell or something that got introduced to, to your body. It’s not like a foreign object. A cancer cell is actually a regular...

Watch and Share
Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Therapy Timeline

“One of the things that get a little tricky when it comes to trying to determine a stage of a cancer or a solid tumor is when and what the tumor is, to define it....

Watch and Share
Sanjay Juneja, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Multiple Myeloma

“So what is multiple myeloma? Multiple myeloma is a process that most people haven’t heard of. Not because it’s terribly uncommon, but because it is one of those blood cancers that unless you know someone...

Watch and Share
Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Targeted Therapy

“So cytotoxic chemotherapy is again, a poison of sorts, that’s poisoning your cancer cells more than your regular cells. Now over the last 10 to 20 years, we’ve have what’s called targeted therapy that has...

Watch and Share
Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Surgery, Radiation and Systemic Therapy

“So when you’re thinking about the different tools to manage cancer, we generally have three specialties in a box that is our toolbox on how we’re going to go about treating the cancer, whether in...

Watch and Share
Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Stem Cell Transplant

When you hear something called a stem cell transplant, I think loosely often people think of an Allo transplant. And an Allo graft means basically you’re getting stem cells from somebody that’s not, you it’s...

Watch and Share
Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Stages 2 and 3

“So when you get your initial cancer diagnosis, everyone wants to know what stage is it. The value and what a stages is basically gives you an idea, how likely is it to come back?...

Watch and Share
Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Immunocompromised

“So one of the common questions that people ask that are getting treatment for cancer is, am I immune compromised? And can I be around other people or do I have to worry about getting...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Chemo Midlines and PICC

If you’re not having a port placed. Then a couple of other options are what are called midlines and PICC lines. Now we do worry about infection a little bit more because they come up...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Chemotherapy Side Effects

“So we’ve got side effects for chemotherapy. You’re going to see a whole list of things. And I know that I’ve seen patients myself that say, yeah, I think I want to start it, but...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Chemotherapy Interactions

Chemotherapy, like any other drug, is what we call metabolized, or turned into something that makes it active in your body. It’s also metabolized and cleared in your body. It’s usually done by one of...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Chemo Ports

If you’re getting chemotherapy, you may be asked about port placement and what a port is. It’s a device that basically allows you to have chemotherapy delivered in a way that doesn’t have to access...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Bevacizumab

“Bevacizumab is a targeted therapy that we’ve used in several different cancer types, because it’s pretty effective. It works basically by trying to reduce the recruitment of blood vessels that the cancer is making. So...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Anemia

“So if you’re found to be anemic and especially if you’re found to be iron deficient and you’re post-menopausal, or you’re a male, you need to figure out why you have iron deficiency. So a...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Acute Leukemia vs Chronic Leukemia

So leukemia is something that needs to be recognized very early and very quickly because it’s aggressive, but then you have things that have chronic in it. So one thing, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, CLL, that...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Acute Leukemia Risk Status

“Acute leukemia is a diagnosis that happens often later in life. It’s something associated with the sixth, seventh decade of life, and it’s very aggressive and hard to treat. The most important thing that you...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Breast Cancer – Radiation

You’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer and had a lumpectomy, which is basically the breast cancer and surrounding tissue, which is hopefully free of cancer. That lump is removed. Almost always, they’re going to recommend...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Breast Cancer – Diagnosis

“So you have an initial diagnosis of breast cancer and you need to investigate kind of what the stage is and what we’re looking at, right? You have a tumor size on your breast that’s...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Breast Cancer – Characterization

When breast cancers are characterized, they’re usually defined based on their receptor status. So they’re going to be hormone positive breast cancers, which means they have a estrogen or progesterone receptor and how much versus...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Occurrence in Older Age

As a general rule, when cancers occur for most tumor types after the age of 50 and especially 60, we traditionally just think of those as much more likely to be something that happened in...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Lymph Nodes

“So one thing that a lot of us are taught when we’re getting our education on cancer and on health is this concept of normal and abnormal lymph nodes. So we do worry, and there...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Immunotherapy

“So in 2015, something new came on board in the cancer world on a semi-regular basis. And it changed a lot of things for a lot of people. And that’s called immune therapy. Now immune...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Cancer Cell Challenge

“What makes a cancer cell tricky to treat is the fact that a cancer cell is really a regular cell of yours that underwent a few mutations or some mechanisms to basically become unregulated. So...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy, standard cytotoxic chemotherapy, cyto meaning cell and toxic, so something that is toxic to cells, that’s the kind of chemotherapy we’ve used for decades. And that people are pretty used to thinking about when...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Hair Loss

So the way we grew up learning about chemotherapy or seeing the classic chemotherapy patient was somebody that was really ill and, you know, didn’t have their hair. That is still very much a side...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Definitive Treatments and Neoadjuvant Therapy

“Now the other three is neoadjuvant, adjuvant and definitive. Definitive treatment is the curative measure that you are taking to cure it. So usually definitive therapy is going to be surgery where you’re taking the...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – BRCA Testing

So you may have heard about this thing called BRCA testing, right? BRCA one and BRCA two. And a lot of times we think about them as associated with an increased chance of breast cancer,...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Bone Marrow

“What is bone marrow? If you were buying a chicken bone, right? And you look in the middle of that chicken bone, you see that kind of like red, brown stuff in the middle? That...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Blood Test

So, is there a blood test that we can use to basically see if you have cancer? Well, nothing has panned out showing that there’s an indication to do screening with general blood tests or...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Blood Cancers

“It’s important to think of blood cancers a little differently than solid tumor cancers. They do have a staging system like solid cancers that are one through four, but they don’t necessarily mean the same...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Young and Healthy Diagnosis

“So one of the most difficult things with the cancer diagnosis is when somebody comes and they’re young, right? And they don’t smoke and they’re healthy and they eat well. And the question is, how...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Stage 4

“Now stage four is considered a metastatic cancer. And that usually means that, and I say usually because the rules are a little different when it comes to blood cancers, but in solid cancers, meaning...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Small Cell and Non Small Cell

When someone’s diagnosed with lung cancer, there are two buckets originally that the lung cancer will fall in. So usually going to be small cell lung cancer or non-small cell lung cancer. Small cell lung...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Radiation Types

“So one of the main tools we use with cancer management is radiation therapy. And your medical oncologist does not give or provide radiation. There are very specialized physicians called radiation oncologists that will give...

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Cancer – Palliative Treatments

So when you first get a diagnosis with cancer, one of the first things that they’re going to talk about is what is the goal or the way that they’re going to attack this cancer....

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

Videos

Prostate Cancer – Treatment

“What is the treatment for prostate cancer? If prostate cancer is going to be treated in a metastatic or spread setting, it’s always going to involve something called ADT, which stands for androgen deprivation therapy....

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Sanjay Juneja, MD

3 months ago

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Cancer – Adjuvant Therapy

“The third component is what’s called an adjuvant therapy. So unlike neoadjuvant, which is before the definitive treatment, adjuvant therapy is something where studies have shown that in this particular setting, once the definitive measure...

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