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Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is most common cancer effecting women in India. Majority of the breast cancer begin in the duct that carry milk to nipple, some start in the glands that make breast milk. Not all breast cancer cause a lump in the breast. Screening mammograms can detect cancer at an early stage, often before the tumour can be felt or symptoms develop. If not treated early, breast cancer can spread to the blood and/or lymphatic system and spread to other body parts. To improve the breast cancer outcome, early detection is the cornerstone. Regular self breast examination helps you understand the normal look and feel of your breasts. If any change is noticed, consult your doctor immediately. To improve the breast cancer outcome, early detection is the cornerstone. Having risk factors does not mean you will get breast cancer, but probability increases. You should be more cautious. Treatment modalities will vary and will be decided upon by your doctor depending upon your overall health and, the stage of the disease.

Risk Factors
Lifestyle related (Modifiable risk factors) Unmodifiable Risk Factors
Drinking alcohol Family history
Obesity Inheriting genetic changes (e.g. BRCA1 and BRCA2)
Not being physically active Early menstrual periods before the age of 12
Not having Children Menopause after the age of 55
Not breastfeeding Having dense breasts
Hormone therapy after menopause Personal history of breast cancer or certain non-cancerous breast diseases
Consult a Doctor if you see
Changes in breast-
  • Pain and tenderness
  • Lump in breast or axilla
  • Pain and tenderness
  • Swelling in armpit
  • Swelling near collarbone
  • Flat or indented area in breast

Any Breast changes in

  • Size
  • Contour
  • Texture
  • Change in temperature
Nipple changes-
  • Inverted
  • Dimpled
  • Burns
  • Itches
  • Develops sores
  • Discharge
Diagnosis

Doctor may conduct a few diagnostic tests and procedures to confirm. Tests include-

  • Clinical Breast Examination
  • Mammogram (Breast X-Ray)
  • Ultrasound scan
  • Biopsy (Removing a sample of breast cells for testing)
  • MRI

After confirmation additional tests may be done to determine the extent of cancer. Tests include-

  • Bone Scan
  • CT Scan
  • PET Scan
Treatment

Treatment will depend upon overall health, type and stage of disease. Treatment includes- Surgery, Radiation, Chemotherapy, Hormone Therapy and Medication.

₹ 100 - 3000