News Letter
Information about Breast Cancer Information about Breast Cancer

 

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, with nearly 1.7 million new cases diagnosed in 2012. This represents about 12% of all new cancer cases and 25% of all cancers in women.

 

Breast cancer is most commonly seen cancer in women. Out therapeutic approach is primarily dependent on the stage at which the patient approach us. We have a great faith on the importance of surgery in treating breast cancer. The choice of surgery largely depends on the stage of disease. In patients who are eligible for surgery we strongly advise surgery along with Rasayana therapy. In such patients Rasayana therapy plays a very important role in preventing relapse or metastasis of the disease. Rasayana also helps control the symptoms of the disease and improves patient’s quality of life. It is generally seen that Rasayana therapy significantly improves Quality of life in a span of around 2-4 weeks. In patients taking Chemotherapy / Radiotherapy, Rasayana helps to reduce the side effects of these therapies and help patients to successfully complete the prescribed cycles comfortably.

 

In patients with advanced breast cancer our therapeutic approach changes. Here we concentrate primarily on limiting the spread of disease .Along with this we also aim on bringing tumor regression, increasing patient’s survival and improving patient’s quality of life. Our patients with advanced stage breast cancer shows significantly increased survival by many folds. Along with this Rasayana help helps such patients in living a near normal quality of life and also reduce the requirements of conventional therapies and hospitalization.

 

1. Lump in a breast

 

2. Swelling in armpit.

 

3. Pain and tenderness in breast- Most of time tumors could be painless.

 

4. A change in a nipple- May be in the form of rash on or around nipple.

 

5. Change in breast- Like change in size and shape, dimpling of skin of breast.

 

6. Unusual discharge from nipple which may be streaked with blood.

 

Breast cancer cases in worldwide are linked to major lifestyle and other risk factors. Breast cancer risk is associated with a number of risk factors.

 

1.  Family history and genetic factors

 

2.  Personal health history

 

3.  Menstrual and Reproductive histor

 

4.  Certain genome change- BRCA1 and BRCA2- The most common cause of hereditary breast cancer is inherited mutation of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. In normal cells, these genes help prevent cancer by making proteins that keep the cells from growing abnormally. Risk of developing breast cancer is

 

5.  Dense breast tissue

 

6.  Lack of physical activity

 

7.  Poor diet

 

8.  Obesity

 

9.  Alcohol

 

10. Radiation to chest

 

11. Combine hormonal replacement therapy

 

When patient or regular check-up notices lump in breast, doctors use many tests to diagnose cancer and find out if the cancer has spread or metastasized to other parts of the body beyond the breast and the lymph nodes under the arm. Some tests may also help the doctor decide which treatments may be the most effective. For most types of cancer, a biopsy is the only way to make a definitive diagnosis of cancer. Imaging tests may be used to find out whether the cancer has spread.

 

1.      Imaging test-  Mammogram, Breast Ultrasound, MRI

 

2.      Biopsy/ FNAC/Core needle biopsy

 

3.      Surgical (Open) biopsy

 

4.      Lymph node biopsy

 

5.      Blood chemistry studies

 

If cancer is found some tests are done to study the cancer cells. These are-

 

A.      Estrogen and progesterone receptor tests

 

B.      Human epidermal growth factor type 2 receptor (HER2/neu) test

 

C.      Multigene tests like Oncotype DX and Mama print.

 

Based on these tests breast cancer is described as-

 

- Hormone receptor positive or negative (ER and or PR positive/ ER and or PR negative)

 

-HER 2/neu positive or negative

 

-Triple negative

 

There are different types of treatment for breast cancer like-

 

1.Surgery- Most of the patients with breast cancer have surgery to remove cancer. This may include-

 

 A. Lumpectomy/ Partial mastectomy B. Mastectomy

 

2.Radiation- It is a treatment with high energy rays or particle that kills cancer cells.  External beam radiation (Radiation given by machine from outside of body). Accelerated breast irradiation and 3D conformal radiotherapy are some advance and more targeted methods.

 

3.Chemotherapy- Chemotherapy treatment uses medicine to weaken and destroy cancer cells in the body, including cells at the original cancer site and any cancer cells that may have spread to another part of the body. There are quite a few chemotherapy medicines. In many cases, a combination of two or more medicines used as chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.

 

4.Hormone therapy- Hormone therapy is the cancer treatment that removes hormones or blocks their action and stop cancer cells from growing.

 

5.Targeted therapy- Targeted therapy is a type of treatment that uses drugs or other substances to identify and attack specific cancer cells without harming normal cells. Monoclonal antibodies, tyrosine kinase inhibitor, and cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors are types of targeted therapies used in the treatment of breast cancer.

 

6.Bone directed therapy- When cancer spreads to bones, it can cause pain and lead to fractures and other problems. These therapies are meant to  lower the risk of these problems.

Global Appointment
Dubai

Dr. Bendale will be soon available at Dubai for offering consultation to patients.Patients desirous of having an appointment can contact us at following mail id care@rasayucancerclinic.com

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