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Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Our team of Oncologists specialise in Conservative Breast Surgery, Oncoplastic Surgery and Breast Reconstructive Surgery.

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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer units at NH, has teams of oncoplastic surgeons, radiation oncologists, pain and palliative care specialists who work together to ensure high success rates in microvascular reconstruction of breasts using tissues from the stomach.

Breast Cancer FAQ's

What are the early signs of breast cancer?

Early symptoms of breast cancer include

  • Lump in your breast after periods
  • Alteration in the shape and size of your breast
  • Discharge from the nipple
  • Peeling and flaking of skin on your nipple or breast
  • Breast pain

What are the 5 stages of breast cancer?

There are 5 stages of breast cancer; The earliest stage of breast cancer is called carcinoma in situ.

In Stage I breast cancer the cancer cells spread past the initial site to surrounding areas

In Stage II breast cancer also known as invasive breast cancer, cancer spreads to the lymph nodes.

In Stage III breast cancer, cancer spreads to axillary lymph nodes.

Stage IV breast cancer is also known as metastatic breast cancer. During this stage, cancer spreads to even distant parts of the body.

What are the types of breast cancer?

There are several types of breast cancer and they’re placed into two major categories; invasive and noninvasive or in situ. The former spreads from the breast ducts to other parts of the breast and the latter does not spread from the original tissue.

  • Ductal carcinoma in situ
  • Lobular carcinoma in situ
  • Invasive ductal carcinoma
  • Invasive lobular carcinoma
Few other less common types of breast cancer are
  • Paget disease of the nipple
  • Phyllodes tumor
  • Angiosarcoma

What causes breast cancer in females?

Cancer is caused when cells grow abnormally and divide rapidly than healthy cells. Recent studies have shown that the risk of breast cancer increases due to a variety of factors including your genetics, hormonal, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Most of the cases are linked to gene mutations passed through family generations.

Other factors that increase the risk of breast cancer are
  • Increasing age
  • Radiation exposure
  • Late pregnancy
  • Obesity

Can you be completely cured of breast cancer?

The earlier that breast cancer is detected, the higher the probability for long-term survival. Breast Cancer survival rates depend on the type of cancer and the stage at which you begin diagnosis. Other aspects that influence survival rate include one’s age, race, and gender.

What is the best treatment for breast cancer?

Treatment for breast cancer includes
  • Surgery: This can include removing either or both the breasts or removing the lymph nodes.
  • Radiation therapy: In this treatment cancer cells are killed with the help of high-energy waves.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemo is mostly done post-surgery to kill any remaining cancer cells that can further spread throughout the body.
  • Hormone therapy: Hormone therapy blocks the hormones that can sometimes increase the growth of cancer cells.
  • Targeted therapy drugs: This treatment aims at cancer cells with irregularities.
  • Immunotherapy: The treatment interferes with the immune system of your body to fight cancer.

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