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Common Symptoms and Signs that Breast Cancer | Breast Cancer Treatment at World Best Hospitals in India


Medworld India offers comprehensive care for patients with Breast Cancer, including advanced diagnosis, best treatment options . A team of Surgical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Medical …

Medworld India offers comprehensive care for patients with Breast Cancer, including advanced diagnosis, best treatment options . A team of Surgical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Urologists, Rehabilitation team and other medical specialties work together to treat each Breast Cancer patient We consider each patient's type and extent of Breast Cancer to recommend the most appropriate treatment plan.

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  • 1. World's Most Advanced Medical Treatment in India - Get free Expert Medical Opinion and Treatment Estimate Cost Common Symptoms and Signs that Breast Cancer Breast cancer is a kind of cancer that develops from breast cells. Breast cancer usually startsoff in the inner lining of milk ductsor the lobules that supply them with milk. A malignant tumor canspread to other partsof the body. A breast cancer that started off in the lobules is known aslobular carcinoma, whileone that developed from the ductsis called ductal carcinoma. The vast majorityof breast cancer casesoccur in females.
  • 2. Thisarticlefocuses on breast cancer in women. Breast cancer is the most commoninvasive cancer in femalesworldwide. It accountsfor 16% of all female cancersand 22.9% of invasive cancersin women. 18.2% of all cancer deathsworldwide, including both malesand females, are from breast cancer. Breast cancer ratesare much higher in developed nationscompared to developing ones. There are several reasons for this, with possiblylife- expectancybeing oneof the key factors - breast cancer ismore commonin elderly women; womenin the richest countrieslive much longer than those in the poorest nations. The different lifestyles and eating habitsoffemales in rich and poor countriesarealso contributoryfactors, expertsbelieve. Whatisthedifferencebetweeninvasiveandnon-invasivebreastcancer? Invasive breast cancer - the cancer cells breakout from insidethe lobules or ductsand invadenearbytissue. With thistypeof cancer, the abnormalcells canreach the lymph nodes, and eventually maketheir way to other organs (metastasis), such asthe bones, liver or lungs. The abnormal(cancer) cells cantravel through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system to other parts of thebody; either early on in the disease, or later. Non-invasivebreast cancer - thisis when the cancer is still insideits place of originand has not broken out. Lobular carcinomainsitu is when the cancer is still insidethe lobules, while ductalcarcinoma insitu iswhen they are still insidethe milk ducts. "In situ" means"in its originalplace". Sometimes, this type of breast cancer is called "pre- cancerous"; thismeansthat although the abnormalcells have not spread outsidetheir placeof origin, they caneventually develop into invasivebreast cancer. Common Symptomsand Signsthat Breast Cancer may be present  Irregular lump in one or both breasts  Swelling of all or part of the breast, even if no lump is detected
  • 3.  Skinirritationor dimpling  Painin the breast or nipple  Nippleretraction(nippleturning inward)  Redness, scalinessor thickening of the nippleor breast skin  Nippledischarge(other thanbreast milk) Diagnosisof Breast Cancer Although symptomsmaysuggest that cancer is present, the use of diagnostic imagingcanhelp confirm whether the cancer really exists. The following are imaging teststhat maybeconducted indiagnosing breast cancer:  Diagnostic mammogramsarex-raysof the breast where several imagesaretakenof the area in question. Advanced diagnosticcenters offer digitalmammogramswheretheimagesarerecorded, viewed and stored on a computer. Also, theuse of digitalmammographycanallow for imagesto be sent electronicallyto other physiciansor hospitals.  MRI scans of the breast use radiowaves and a strong magnet in reproducing detailed imagesofthe body. MRIs can be used in combinationwith mammogramsindetecting cancer for high risk individualsor can be used to better assess an abnormalarea.  Breast ultrasound is a test that uses sound waves to createanimageof organsand tissue within the body. Ultrasoundsaretypicallyused to differentiatebetweenbenignand canceroustumors. Breast ultrasoundsshould be used in combinationwith mammograms.  Ductogram isa test that examinestheductswherenipple discharge occurs. This is done by injecting contrastmediumintotheaffected duct. An imageisproduced of the duct structuredisplayingany abnormalities.
  • 4. Treatment Options for Breast Cancer Treatment optionsmayconsist of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapyor any combinationof thesetreatments.  Surgeryis performed in order to remove the tumor in the breast and possibly surrounding tissuesand nearbylymph nodes.  Chemotherapyisa cancer treatment thatusesanti-cancer drugstokill or stop the growth of cancer cells.  Radiationtherapyisa cancer treatment that useshigh-energyradiation beamsto eliminatecancer cellsor stop them from growing.Radiation therapyconsistsof externalbeam radiotherapyand brachytherapyor internalradiationtherapy.  Externalbeam is a treatment optionthat useslocalized high energy radiationbeamstoeliminatecancercells and keep them from growing.  Brachytherapyusesa radioactivesubstance, usuallyin theform of seeds which are placed directlyintoor near the cancer which helps to shrink the tumor.  Hormone therapyis a treatment thattargetsspecific hormoneslinked to the cancer cells by blocking the propertiesassociated with cellgrowth. For more information visit: Please scan and email your medical reports to us at and we shall get you a Free Medical Opinion from India’s Best Doctors Call Us : +91-9811058159 &Mail Us :