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Breast Cancer Treatment in C Scheme, Jaipur

Breast cancer is the type of cancer that develops in the cells of the breast. It is the second most common type of cancer with more than 10 lakh cases per year. Breast cancer can occur in both men and women but its occurrence is more common in women.

Causes of breast cancer

When some breast cells in the breast start to grow abnormally then breast cancer occurs. The cells that produce milk often start the development of breast cancer. Some common causes of breast cancer are:

  • Changes or problems in hormones
  • Poor lifestyle
  • Environmental factors
  • Family history
  • Obesity (overweight)
  • Pregnancy
  • Age advancement

Sometimes people with no risk factor may also get affected by breast cancer. And sometimes people who live under all the risk factors don’t get affected. It can be said that breast cancer often develops because of the complex interaction of genes and the environment.

Symptoms of breast cancer

Some common symptoms of breast cancer are:

  • A lump on the breast
  • Change in size, appearance,or shape of the breast
  • Pigmentation on the area of the breast
  • Crusting or flaking skin on the area
  • Formation of a new nipple
  • Redness on the skin

How to Diagnosis of breast cancer

It is necessary to see a doctor in Jaipur while experiencing symptoms of breast cancer

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Jaipur

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Procedures that diagnose breast cancer are:

  • Breast examination:The doctor may check the breasts and the armpits to diagnose breast cancer or any other abnormalities in the breast.
  • Mammogram.A mammogram is a form of X-ray for the breast.
  • Ultrasound.Ultrasound is a common type of test that uses sound waves for producing images of the breast structure inside the body. This may be used to identify if a lump in the breast is solid or liquid in the state.
  • Biopsy: This procedure includes removing some of the cells as a sample from the breast for testing. Then the sample is sent to the laboratory. The type or stage of the cancer is determined by biopsy.
  • MRI (magnetic resource imaging): MRI is a machine that uses a magnet or radio waves that create pictures of the inside of the breast. It doesn’t use radiation for creating pictures.


Treatment and remedies for Breast Cancer

The treatment for breast cancer is based upon the type, stage and size of breast cancer. In most cases, women undergo surgery for treating breast cancer. But there are many options available for the treatment of breast cancer such as:

Lumpectomy: Lumpectomy is a surgical method of breast cancer removal. In this surgery, the surgeon removes the tumour and some of the surrounding unhealthy tissues. Lumpectomy is used to remove small tumours. For large tumours, chemotherapy is given first to shrink the size of the tumour.

Mastectomy: Mastectomy is used for the treatment of large tumours. It is a surgical method in which all the breast tissues are removed along with the nipple and lobules. It is a common operation for treating breast cancer.

Sentinel node biopsy: In this surgical method, a limited number of lymph nodes are removed. If cancer is not found in the lymph nodes then there is less chance of existence of cancer in other lymph nodes.

Axillary lymph node dissection: If the cancer is found in some lymph nodes then the doctor may ask to remove some lymph nodes that are additional in the armpit.

Breast removal: In several cases, women may ask for the removal of both breasts. It is mostly done in the case of women who have an increased risk of cancer development.

Breast cancer is a common type of cancer that occurs mostly in women. It may be severe but there are plenty of treatments available. These treatments including the surgeries are safe and there is a higher chance of recovery from breast cancer. While facing symptoms of breast cancer, it is advised to see a specialist from Apollo Spectra, Jaipur as soon as possible.

Does breast cancer only develop in women?

No, breast cancer can develop in both men and women. Although, there is a higher chance in women of breast cancer development.

Can breast cancer be cured?

Yes, there are plenty of treatments for breast cancer and the breast cancers that are identified at early stages can be cured.

Does family history of breast cancer cause breast cancer?

People who have a family history are more at risk but according to reports, there is only a 5% - 10% chance of developing breast cancer because of family history.


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