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.
|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|
Any Breast changes in
Doctor may conduct a few diagnostic tests and procedures to confirm. Tests include-
After confirmation additional tests may be done to determine the extent of cancer. Tests include-
Treatment will depend upon overall health, type and stage of disease. Treatment includes- Surgery, Radiation, Chemotherapy, Hormone Therapy and Medication.
₹ 100 - 3000