Breast Cancer: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Prevention

Breast Cancer: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Prevention

What is breast cancer?
A kind of cancer that is known to usually develop due to cancerous growth of cells in the breast. It can affect both men and women, but it affects women far more frequently. Usually, the major portion of breast lumps are not found to be cancerous (malignant). Non-cancerous tumors in breast are abnormal growths which are known to not spread anywhere else other than the breast. Although they are not life threatening, some benign breast lumps can increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer. Any breast lump or change should be evaluated by a health care professional to determine whether it is benign or malignant (cancer) and whether it may affect your future cancer risk.

Breast cancer warning signs include—
Unusual lump found in the area of breast/underarm (armpit).

Unusual swelling/thickening found in any area of breast.

Breast skin irritation or dimpling.

Redness/flaky skin found in any area of breast.

Pulling in of the nipple occurrence of pain in the area around nipple.

Unusual nipple discharge (blood).

Any change in the breast's size or shape.

Breast pain.

In case of presence of above-mentioned breast cancer symptoms, it is advised that you book an appointment with a cancer expert right away.

Genetic alterations

History of reproduction: Initial menstrual cycles before the age of 12 and menopause beginning after the age of 55 expose women to hormones for a longer period of time, increasing their risk of breast cancer.

Having a large breast.

Breast cancer, ovarian cancer or certain non-cancerous breast diseases in one's family.

Previous radiation therapy treatment.

Breast cancer risk factors that you may be able to do something about
Being physically inactive.

Obesity or being overweight after menopause

Using Certain Types of Hormone Replacement Therapy

History of reproduction: Having your first pregnancy after the age of 30, not breastfeeding, and never having a full-term pregnancy can all increase your risk of developing breast cancer.

Being an alcoholic: According to research, the more alcohol a woman consumes, the more likely she is to develop breast cancer.

Other risk factors for breast cancer, according to research, include smoking, exposure to carcinogenic chemicals, and changes in other hormones caused by night shift work.

What to do in case of breast cancer symptoms?
Do not ignore it. Early detection can save your life. Consult a doctor immediately. The sooner you get yourself screened the better the chances of completely successful treatment. 

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Breast-Saving, Breast Cancer

Breast-Saving, Breast Cancer

What is breast cancer?
We explains that it is a disease in which the cells in the breast proliferate uncontrollably. There are various types of breast cancer. The type of breast cancer is determined by which cells in the breast develop into cancer. Breast cancer can start in any part of the breast. About 4 women get breast cancer every 1 minute and one in every 28 women in India is likely to get breast cancer.
Breast cancer symptoms and risk factors
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in India. For early detection, it should be kept in mind that there is no lump in the breast, there is no thickening or fatness in the skin. A lump in the armpit area, or a sudden change in the size of the breast, discharge or blood from the nipple, or retraction (inward stretching) of the nipple can also be a symptom of breast cancer.
There are several identified risk factors for breast cancer in women such as family history, mutations in genes such as BRCA1, BRCA2 and P53, prolonged exposure to endogenous estrogen, premature onset of menstruation, late menopause, these include using the birth control pill, and using hormone replacement therapy. Other lifestyle risk factors include alcohol use, physical inactivity, obesity and short-term breastfeeding. Counted among one of institute for the best cancer treatment in Chhattisgarh, Sanjeecvani CBCC USA Cancer hospital in Raipur offers Ultrasonography, biopsy, FNAC or MRI as well as PET scan for early detection of breast cancer and finding out its precise stage.
Breast-saving, breast cancer treatment in Raipur
He further added that PET scan can also detect whether a breast cancer is multifocal or not. If it is multifocal breast-saving treatment is usually avoided. Breast-saving treatment is done with the help of frozen section technique. If we save the breast without the help of frozen section, then the chances of the disease coming back are very high.
Breast cancer diagnosis in Chhattisgarh
We said that earlier chemotherapy was needed in all women in cases of breast cancer, now with the help of advanced tests like Oncotype DX, MammaPrint, CanAssist, and ProSigna, the need for chemotherapy can be reduced down to 50 to 70 percent. Cancer can be reduced and completely treated in its early stage. In the early stages, breast cancer can be treated with localized USG guided coil localization or shape tattooing even after giving it chemotherapy. That is why as soon as you see any symptoms of breast cancer, you should immediately go to your doctor for a checkup and seek medical advice. 
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Mastectomy or breast conservation, Surgery Which is The Better Option

Mastectomy or breast conservation, Surgery Which is The Better Option

Mastectomy : removal of whole of the breast,  usually along with axillary lymph nodes, which scalso known as modified radical mastectomy, in the era before widespread availability of radiation machine it was the most popular modality, patient may or may not require radiotherapy depending upon the axillary nodal involvement 

Breast conservation surgery : involves removal of tumor along with sufficient margins or one of the quadrants of the breast , which is followed by adjuvant radiotherapy; BCS restores the normal female anatomy without adding any significant morbidity without compromising on the cure, it has become the preferred modality 

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