Breast Cancer Treatment in Mumbai
Breast Cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women that develops in breast tissues. It shows significant signs and symptoms such as lumps in the breast, underarms, or around the collarbone areas, breast skin dimpling, red skin, and fluid from the nipple.
Breast Cancer Treatments are getting prominent nowadays with all the awareness campaigns by health portals. With so many options, it is advisable to gain the necessary information while getting your treatments for breast cancer including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, or hormone therapy. It also highly depends on the person’s health, stage, or type of cancer.
What are the Symptoms of Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer symptoms are usually noticeable at later stages of cancer when you can feel pain and all the signs are visible. However, routine screening can detect breast cancer at an early stage. The obvious signs of breast cancer may include-
- Change in breast color
- Irritation or Itchiness around the breast
- Lump in the breast or underarms(armpit)
- Red or patchy dry breast skin
- Fluid discharge from nipples
- Size or shape change in breast
- Dimpling (denting and orange peeling) of skin
- Inward nipples
- Crust formation on nipples
- Increase in veins
- Breast Pain
Some breast cancer symptoms and signs can be barely noticeable in the early stages. The most common signs at early stages will be-
- Change in breast size or shape for a short period
- A breast lump with no pain
- Peeling of skin
- The breast may feel harder or warmer.
- Color change around nipples
What Treatment options Sunrise Oncology Center provides for Breast Cancer?
The diagnostic treatments for breast cancer depend on the stage of cancer. It generally involves a combination of treatments to kill or destroy cancer lymph nodes and Sunrise Oncology Center offers a wide range of treatments for breast cancer such as –
- Surgery – There are 2 types of surgeries for breast cancer. A surgery called Lumpectomy removes a part of the breast with cancer lumps. The second one is Mastectomy which removes the whole part of the breast to avoid the further spread of cancer cells.
- Chemotherapy – Chemotherapy is a procedure in which an anti-drug is administered through veins or the mouth. Chemotherapy drugs then travel through the bloodstream and attack cancer cells. Chemotherapy is usually not considered by doctors for breast cancer as it is unnecessary in most cases. It is used in the following circumstances –
- Adjuvant Chemotherapy (After Surgery) – It is a type of Chemotherapy that is done after five to six months to kill any left-out cancer cells. These cells if not removed will keep on growing and can again cause cancer to return.
- Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy (Before Surgery) – It is used to treat cancer of large lymph nodes that are difficult to be cured completely. So, neoadjuvant chemotherapy helps in the shrinkage of tumors in the body to reduce cancer growth.
- Radiation Therapy – It uses high-energy radiation waves to kill cancer cells. This therapy happens after Lumpectomy or Chemotherapy to destroy the remaining cancer cells in the body. Radiation therapy is supplied to cancer patients through external radiation or internal radiation.
- External radiation- Targets the outside part of the breast. It is a popular form of radiation as it is convenient to use for breast cancer.
- Internal radiation– The radioactive sources are placed inside the patient’s body to kill cancer tumors.
- Immunotherapy – It is delivered by activating or suppressing the body’s own immune system to fight cancer cells. Immunotherapy is generally used in combination with chemotherapy for better effective treatment.
- Targeted Therapy – Targeted therapy specifically targets the genes and proteins of cancer cells that help them multiply, divide, and spread in the body.
- Hormone Therapy – Hormone is a medication that stops the growth of hormones in the breast. Tamoxifen is a type of drug that is administered inside the body that targets the cancer tumors called hormone receptors(that need estrogen or progesterone to grow) in breast cancer cells. Tamoxifen stops cancer from accessing this hormone that helps them to grow and multiply.
Talk to Sunrise Oncology Centers Doctor
Discuss with Sunrise Oncology Center doctors via Contact us: or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org on the necessary screening tests or exams required to determine the severity of breast cancer. You can expect clinical tests or mammography (specialized imaging test) to examine the lumps inside of the breast.