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
- 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
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.
- Ductal carcinoma in situ
- Lobular carcinoma in situ
- Invasive ductal carcinoma
- Invasive lobular carcinoma
- Paget disease of the nipple
- Phyllodes tumor
Other factors that increase the risk of breast cancer are
- Increasing age
- Radiation exposure
- Late pregnancy
- 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.