Breast Cancer Treatment in Nashik

Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast Cancer is a common form of cancer among Indian women. Three-fourths of the cases of breast cancer happen in women ages 35 and 55 years. Each breast has 15 to 20 parts called lobes. Within each lobe are many smaller lobules. Lobules end in dozens of small bulbs that can create milk. The lobes, lobules, and bulbs are all connected by thin tubes called ducts. These ducts head to the nipple in the center of a dark area of skin named the areola. Fat surrounds the lobules and ducts. There are no tissues in the breast, but muscles lie under each breast and coat the ribs. These common features can sometimes make the breasts feel lumpy, particularly in women who are thin or who have small breasts. All breast also contains blood vessels and lymph vessels.
The lymph vessels bring colorless fluid, called lymph, and head to small bean-shaped organs called lymph nodes. Clusters of lymph nodes are establish near the breast under the arm (in the axilla), above the collarbone, and in the chest. Lymph nodes are also found in several other parts of the body. Over her lifetime, a woman can encounter a broad variety of breast situations.
These include normal differences that happen during the menstrual cycle as well as several types of benign (noncancerous) lumps. What they have in general is that they are not cancer. Even for breast lumps that need a biopsy, some 80 percent prove to be benign.

Risk Factor

Simply being female and getting older puts a woman at average risk for increasing breast cancer. The older woman is, the greater her chance of getting breast cancer. This disease is very unique in women under the age of 35 and most breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50. The risk is especially high for women over the age of 60. No woman should consider herself too old to need normal screening mammograms. A study has also shown that the following conditions improve a woman’s chance of getting breast cancer:

  • Personal history of breast cancer. Genetic alterations.
  • Family history of breast cancer.
  • Certain breast changes.
  • Estrogen
  • Late childbearing.
  • Radiation therapy
  • Alcohol.
  • Diet and dietary factors.

Early breast cancer usually does not cause pain. When breast cancer first occurs, there may be no symptoms at all. But as cancer grows, it can cause changes that women should watch for:

  • A lump or thickening in or close by the breast or in the underarm area.
  • A change in the size or shape of a breast.
  • Nipple discharge , or the nipple pulled back (inverted) into the breast.
  • Ridges or pitting of the breast (the skin seems like the skin of an orange).
  • A difference in the way the skin of the breast, areola, or nipple looks or feels (for example, warm, swollen, red, or scaly).

A woman should see her doctor about any signs like these. Most often, they are not cancer, but it’s essential to check with the specialist so that any problems can be diagnosed and treated as early as possible. Meet the best cancer specialist in Nashik Dr. Mrunal Kapadnis who provides the Best Breast Cancer Treatment in Nashik.

How Is Breast Cancer Detected

From age 20 on, periodically Breast Self-Examination (BSE) is recommended seven to 10 days after a woman’s period begins. After menopause, BSE should be done on the first day of the month. BSE only takes a few minutes, costs nothing, and helps find tumors of a smaller size.

  • Clinical breast exam. The specialist can check the size and texture of the lump and determine whether the lump moves easily. A clinical breast exam should be done by a trained health care professional annually beginning at age 20 as a part of an annual wellness examination.
  • Mammography. A mammogram is a safe low-dose X-ray picture of the breast. A screening mammogram is a fast, easy way to identify breast cancer early when treatment is more effective and survival rates high. A diagnostic mammogram is used if there may be a difficulty.
  • Ultrasonography. Utilizing high-frequency sound waves, ultrasonography can often show whether a lump is a fluid-filled cyst (not cancer) or a solid mass (which may or may not be cancer). This exam may be used along with mammography.
  • Fine-needle aspiration. A thin needle is used to withdraw fluid and/or cells from a breast lump. If the fluid is cleared, it may not want to be checked by a lab.
  • Needle biopsy. Using unique methods, tissue can be removed with a needle from an area that looks suspicious on a mammogram but cannot be felt. Tissue killed in a needle biopsy goes to a lab to be checked by a pathologist for cancer cells.

Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

  1. Recommended Breast Screening : Ages 20 to 40
    • Monthly breast self-examination.
    • Exam by a trained professional every year.
  2. Recommended Breast Cancer Screening : Ages 40 and Over
    • Monthly breast self-examination.
    • Exam by a trained professional every year.
    • Mammogram every year after age 45.