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All breast cancer are not the same. More tests will be done to find out the specific pattern and the extent of the disease or stages. This important step is called staging. After an accurate diagnosis and proper staging a suitable Treatment Plan is made.
There are several modalities of the treatment-these include Surgery, Chemotherapy, Radiation Therapy and Hormonal Therapy. These are usually used in a combination. Refer a Patient
A) Breast Conservation Surgery: Wide excision of only the Breast Lump (saving the normal breast) with removal of axillary nodes. At the end of the procedure ,you have a near normal breast.
B) Modified Radical Mastectomy (MRM): This surgery involves the removal of entire breast and axillary lymph nodes. This surgery is recommended in the following circumstances:-
Following the surgery a drain is placed in the axilla and another drain is placed under the flaps after the Mastectomy. This will be removed in another 7-14 days depending on the amount of the fluid that is draining out. Stitches are removed two weeks after the surgery.
C) Modified Radical Mastectomy with Reconstruction: For those women who are unhappy with the idea of losing their breast and are suitable for immediate breast reconstruction can choose this option. A plastic surgeon is involved in this surgery and utilizes patient's own tissues to create a breast which closely matches the opposite breast, if required an artificial implant may also be use.
D) Mastectomy: This is the surgical removal of a breast. Breast reconstruction is possible in many instances after the mastectomy.
E) Simple or total mastectomy: Removal of the breast, with its skin and nipple, but no lymph nodes. In some cases, a separate sentinel node biopsy is performed to remove only the first one to three axillary (armpit) lymph nodes.
F) Modified Radical mastectomy: removal of the part of the affected breast, nipple/areolar region, the pectoral (chest) major and minor muscles, and lymph nodes.
G) Lumpectomy: Lumpectomy is the surgical removal of a cancerous lump (tumor) in the breast, along with a small margin of the surrounding normal breast tissue. Lumpectomy is a wide excision biopsy and is a breast conserving therapy. The procedure is often performed on women with minor or localized breast cancers and allows women to maintain most of their breast after surgery. Women with small breast tumors have an equal chance of surviving breast cancer regardless of whether they have a lumpectomy, followed by a full course of radiation therapy. An excisional biopsy may be performed with "needle"
H) Auxiliary Node Dissection: Axillary node dissection, the surgical removal of the axillary (armpit) lymph nodes, is usually performed on patients with invasive cancers. A radical mastectomy, modified radical mastectomy, or lumpectomy operation often includes auxiliary node.
I) Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: Sentinel lymph node biopsy is a new procedure that involves removing only one to three sentinel lymph nodes (the first nodes in the lymphatic chain). To perform sentinel node biopsy, a radioactive tracer and/or blue dye is injected into a region of a tumor. The dye is then carried to the sentinel node (the lymph node ) and makes it easy to diagnose if the lymph node is cancerous and that lymph node and others are removed and examined.Post a Query
Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. When chemotherapy is taken by mouth or injected into a vein or muscle, the drugs enter the bloodstream and can reach cancer cells throughout the body (systemic chemotherapy). When chemotherapy is placed directly into the cerebrospinal fluid, an organ, or a body cavity such as the abdomen, the drugs mainly affect cancer cells in those areas (regional chemotherapy). The way the chemotherapy is given depends on the type and stage of the cancer being treated.
Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses high-energy x-rays or other types of radiation to kill cancer cells or keep them from growing. There are two types of radiation therapy. External radiation therapy uses a machine outside the body to send radiation toward the cancer. Internal radiation therapy uses a radioactive substance sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters that are placed directly into or near the cancer. The way the radiation therapy is given depends on the type and stage of the cancer being treated.Refer a Patient
Hormonal therapy medicines are whole-body (systemic) treatment for hormone-receptor-positive breast cancers. Hormone receptors are like ears on breast cells that listen to signals from hormones. These signals "turn on" growth in cells that have receptors. Hormonal therapy medicines can be used to lower the risk of early-stage hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer coming back, lower the risk of hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer in women who are at high risk but haven't been diagnosed with breast cancer and help shrink or slow the growth of advanced-stage or metastatic hormone-receptor-positive breast cancers. Request a Call Back
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