"Cure with care and Cosmesis - We make sure no Woman lives with a flat chest ever after!”
01. What is Breast cancer?
Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow and multiply abnormally. This can happen if the genes in a cell that control cell growth no longer work properly. As a result, the cell divides uncontrollably and may form a tumor. You may be able to feel it as a lump under the skin, or you may not realize it's there at all until it's found on an imaging test, such as a mammogram (breast x-ray).
02. What are the symptoms of breast cancer?
- A lump or thickness in or near the breast or under the arm
- Unexplained swelling or shrinkage of the breast, particularly on one side only
- Dimpling or puckering of the breast
- Nipple discharge (fluid) other than breast milk that occurs without squeezing the nipple
- Breast skin changes, such as redness, flaking, thickening, or pitting that looks like the skin of an orange
- A nipple that becomes sunken (inverted), red, thick, or scaly
Swelling Of All or Part Of The Breast
Nipple Retraction (Turning Inward)
Skin Irritation or
Redness, Scaliness or Thickening Of The Breast Of Nipple or Breast Skin
03. Are you at risk for getting Breast cancer?
Your risk for breast cancer rises as you get older. About 80 percent of breast cancers are found in women over age 40 — many of whom have no other known risk factors for the disease. Although you're two to three times more likely to get breast cancer if you have a strong family history of the disease, only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancers are inherited.
04.How often should you be screened for Breast cancer?
- Annual clinical breast examination by a healthcare professional starting at age 25
- An annual mammogram starting at age 40.
Ask our doctors if you need earlier or more frequent screening or additional tests.
05. What are the types of Breast cancer?
- Ductal carcinoma: Most common, forms in the milk ducts
- Lobular carcinoma: start in the breast's milk- producing lobules
- Others: Rarely, cancer can start in the breast's connective tissue, a type known as sarcoma, or in the skin of the nipple - Paget's disease
06. What are the stages of Breast cancer?
If you have breast cancer, knowing the stage helps guide your treatment plan. Breast cancer is typically staged with Roman numerals ranging from 0 (the earliest stage) to IV (the most advanced stage). Cancer stages are based on:
- Whether the cancer is invasive or noninvasive
- The size of the tumor
- Whether the cancer has spread (metastasized) to the lymph nodes, and if so, to how many of them
- Whether the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, such as the lungs or liver
07. What are the treatments for Breast cancer?
If a clinical breast exam, a mammogram, or another imaging test shows a suspicious change in your breast, the next step is usually a biopsy. A biopsy is the only test that can make a definite diagnosis of breast cancer. It involves taking a sample of your breast tissue, which is checked under a microscope for cancer cells by a pathologist (a doctor who is specially trained to diagnose disease). There are several ways to treat breast cancer, depending on the type and stage, including:
- Radiation therapy
- Chemotherapy, Hormone therapy, Targeted therapy
08. Why Zydus Cancer Centre for treatment of Breast cancer?
Our experts are the most efficient and follow the latest guidelines to help women with breast cancer avoid repeat surgeries.
- Compassionate and specially trained breast cancer doctors with diverse specialties, including breast surgery, breast reconstruction, radiology, chemotherapy, pathology, and symptom management
- Personalized breast cancer screening and monitoring plans for women at increased risk for breast cancer through our screening program. This can also include genetic counseling and testing for hereditary cancers
- Full time dedicated specialist so as to provide 24x7 services throughout the year. Sub speciality based treatment of all cancers to get the best results
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