Breast Cancer


After Skin Cancer, breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among the women, affecting one in eight women who live to the age of 80. The disease forms when breast cells mutate (change) and multiply uncontrollably, forming a tumor. If untreated, cancerous cells may spread to other parts of the body. Women who have a family history of the disease, who are obese or who have dense breasts have a higher risk of the disease. Symptoms include a lump, skin changes, nipple discharge and pain.

Breast cancer occurs when cells in the breast tissue mutate and divide rapidly. These abnormal cells form a tumour. A tumour can become cancerous when these abnormally growing cells spread to other parts of the breast or other parts of the body. Metastasis refers to the process by which a secondary malignant growth develops  at a new site in the body.. Metastasis happens via the bloodstream or the lymphatic system that helps fight infections.

It generally begins in the milk-producing glands (lobules), or in the tube-shaped ducts that carry milk from the lobules to the nipple. Sometimes, it begins taking shape in the fatty and fibrous connective tissue of the breasts.

Both women and men are at risk of developing a tumour in the breast. But it is a hundred times more common in women than in men. It is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in women around the world. But the mortality rates have declined in recent years. Better awareness, regular screening, and advanced treatment options have proved useful.

Our Doctors Treat Every Stage of Breast Cancer.

At OncoVille Cancer Hospital, our experts have the training and expertise to quickly diagnose breast cancer and tailor a treatment plan to each patient’s unique needs.

Our oncologists have experience with early-stage and complex breast cancers, including triple-negative and inflammatory. Our patients have access to tools such as advanced genomic testing and a wide range of treatments, including breast-conserving surgery, immunotherapy and clinical trials.

Breast cancer is such an important focus at OncoVille that each of our specialist has a experience in treating Breast Cancer of the patients with all stages of this complex disease.

Breast Cancer Early Detection & Prevention

Early detection is the best way to get a cure. Most of the early cancer patients can save their breast. There are three steps to early detection of breast cancer.

  1. Breast Self Examination
  2. Clinical Examination
  3. Mammography

Common breast cancer signs and symptoms:

  • A painless  lump in the breast
  • Bloody discharge from the nipples
  • Redness of breast in non-lactating women
  • Nipple retraction (nipple turning inward)
  • Skin irritation or ‘dimpling’
  • Scaliness, redness, or thickening of the nipple or thickening of the skin on breasts
  • A lump in the underarm area.

Breast Cancer Treatment Options

OncoVille’s breast cancer experts target tumors with an array of treatments and technologies. Our Breast Cancer treatment center is staffed with multidisciplinary teams of doctors and clinicians with expertise in treating the wide variety of breast cancer types and stages. Treatment plans are customized for each patient’s unique needs.

Common treatments for breast cancer include:

Surgery

For most patients, surgery is part of the treatment process. Our breast surgeons and surgical oncology teams have significant experience in performing surgical procedures for the many types of breast cancer, including inflammatory and invasive diseases. We have the expertise and capabilities to treat advanced breast tumors that involve the chest wall, and we also perform palliative surgeries to eliminate pain and increase patients' comfort level.

Chemotherapy

This treatment is typically recommended for patients with locally advanced or metastatic cancer.

Chemotherapy

This treatment is typically recommended for patients with locally advanced or metastatic cancer.

Hormone therapy

Cancers that test positive for certain hormones may be treated with hormone-blocking therapy to slow or stop the cancer cells from growing or metastasizing.

Radiation therapy

When a breast tumor is large or not easily removed with surgery, radiation therapy before surgery may be used to help shrink the tumor. After breast-sparing surgery, radiation treatments may help destroy remaining cancer cells.

Targeted therapy

These medications are designed to shut down the HER2 gene, cutting off the cancer cells’ energy supply.

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