Breast Cancer: Increasing Risk and Treatment

by RGCI & RC Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre
Breast Cancer is a shocking revelation for most of the women.The most challenging part of treating a young cancer patient is to deal with the anxiety associated with breast cancer. To make matters further difficult most patients don't visit the doctor until the lump's prominent. Women approach doctors only when the lump on the breast is prominent or there is pain. Ideally, one should report to the doctor if there is any hardness or lump on the breast for more than four weeks.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the Indian urban woman. It is the most common cancer in Delhi and accounts for about 26.8% of all cancers in women in Delhi.

Delhi has the capability of providing the best breast cancer treatment facilities in the country. Many hospitals have specialized divisions providing diagnostic and advanced cancer treatment facilities for Breast Cancer. In recent years, there's been an explosion of life-saving treatment advances against breast cancer, bringing new hope and excitement. Instead of only one or two options, today there is a plethora of treatment choices that fight the complex mixes of cells such cancer.

Successfully treating breast cancer means getting rid of the cancer or getting it under control for an extended period of time. But because a breast cancer is made up of many different kinds of cancer cells, getting rid of all those cells can require different types of treatments. The decisions — surgery, then perhaps radiation, hormonal (anti-estrogen) therapy, and/or chemotherapy — can feel overwhelming. The patients are also aware and concerned about the side-effects of chemotherapy like hair loss, infertility or surgical removal of the affected body part.

Many hospitals in Delhi can boast of well integrated Cancer Research Programs and Laboratory combined with highly qualified and experienced oncology team which gives and additional confidence to the already nervous patients. In fact there are hospitals like Delhi State Cancer Institute that also provides free treatment to the middle class who struggle with the massive costs in private hospitals.

The doctors in Delhi are dedicated to providing prompt and accurate diagnosis, staging work up and treatment. They evaluate and treat many patients with breast cancer including new breast lumps, breast pain, and nipple discharge, changes in breast skin, family history of breast cancer, breast cancer risk assessment and abnormal mammograms.

Now, there are technologies to conserve the breast which is good news. Breast cancer, like any other cancer, is multidisciplinary team work. The multi-disciplinary team consists of a pathologist, a radiologist, a surgical, medical and radiation oncologist, a plastic surgeon and social workers.

Awareness and regular screening from a qualified doctor can detect the cancer early and treat it in earlier stages thereby giving a chance of longer life for the patient.Early detection in order to improve breast cancer outcome and survival remains the cornerstone of Breast Cancer Treatment Delhi.

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