Breast Cancer Specialty Unit
The last three decades have seen a steady rise in the number of breast cancer patients. Surprisingly enough, both men and women can get breast cancer.
But more than 99% of the cases occur in women.Early Breast cancer detection is the key for highly effective Breast Cancer Treatment. The greatest risk factor for developing breast cancer is being a woman and the incidence of breast cancer in woman increases with advancing age.
Risk factors for breast cancer include:
- Older Age
- Personal or Family History of Breast Cancer or ovarian cancer.
- Changes in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.
- Early menarche (onset of menses) or menopause (cessation of menses).
- No child births or late childbearing.
- Exposure to radiations.
- Overweight or obesity.
- Using Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT) for prolonged periods.
- Excess Alcohol.
All breast tumors may not be malignant (cancerous). Some of them could be benign (non-cancerous). In such cases, malignancy is ruled out by conducting a biopsy and other related histopathological tests. There are various types of Breast Cancer Treatments.
The Oncologist will advise a specific Breast Cancer Treatment based on the medical history and also the size, location, type and grade of breast cancer.
In Breast Conservation Surgery only the part of the breast containing the cancer is removed. The purpose is to remove cancer as well as some surrounding normal tissue. The amount of the breast is removed depends on the size and location of the tumor along with other factors. The breast removal surgery is known as Mastectomy. There are five different types of mastectomy - partial mastectomy, simple/total mastectomy, modified radical mastectomy, radical mastectomy, and subcutaneous (nipple-sparing) mastectomy.
After breast cancer treatment, many women opt for breast reconstruction surgery which can be performed immediately or later on in the life. With the help of a Breast Reconstruction Surgery, the surgeon can construct a normal-looking breast with the help of breast implants or the patient's own tissue from another part of the body. Internal or external radiation therapy can also be suggested usually after BCS (Breast Conserving Surgery) or Mastectomy.
Onco-Life Cancer Centre is the pioneer in Breast Cancer Specialty Unit in the entire district and surrounding ones as well. We have highly experienced Breast Oncology specialists and expert team to handle each and every case with utmost care. All the people involved (from diagnostic to treatment) are females especially for patient’s comfort. The process and the protocols are followed exactly in-line with the International Guidelines for maximum benefit to the patient. Our Highly Advanced machines does ensure Accurate diagnosis and treatment. We are experts in Breast Conservation Treatments, where we get rid of the cancerous cells while saving the organ and not removing it without any further risk.
Breast Cancer Treatment in Pune is usually taxing & expensive in majority of the hospitals. Onco-Life Cancer Centre has a dedicated team to handle all Breast Oncology cases at highly affordable rates & at ultra comfort settings.