Breast need not be lost due to cancer

Breast need not be lost due to cancer
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Breast need not be lost due to cancer, It is not an exaggeration that even educated women, despite having awareness of breast cancer, show gross negligence.

It is not an exaggeration that even educated women, despite having awareness of breast cancer, show gross negligence. In fact ,if it is found when the size of cyst is less than one centimeter, it is not only easily treatable and can be fully cured also. Changes in breast size, bleeding from nipples, tangibility of lump, increase in size with pain indicate the advanced stage and is spreading to other parts.

Certain phobias like social taboos prevent women from going for treatment, notwithstanding having full awareness and precautions.

The only panacea for all these is undergoing screening tests and consulting an experienced doctor with the help of family members. Of late, breast conservation techniques like oncoplastic breast surgery also have come into existence, which enable the retention of the breast.

The procedure of the surgery depends upon the size of the breast and cyst. Generally, if the size is less than 2 centimeters Lumpectomy and more than 5 centimeters Mastectomy will be performed.

Breast reconstruction is nothing but, giving Breast shape artificially when the breast is fully removed.

Now-a-days breast reconstruction is immediately followed by surgery. Experienced doctors and good hospitals are available who are able to perform breast conservation without even removing breast if noticed early. Palliative care only can be given as long as woman lives if noticed late, and it is impossible to save the life.

Hence Mammogram, Ultrasound like tests are necessary as per the advice of the doctor, and if there is any problem, biopsy should be done to the tissue compulsorily.

It is also essential to rule out its spreading to other parts with chest x-ray , ct scan, bone scan like tests.


Besides, MRI, MR Spectroscopy like tests are also essential to know the cancer stage, grade, and type. Doctors decide the duration of the Radiation, Chemotherapy, Tomociphen like Hormone tests after surgery. One should not forget regular checkups as per the advice of the doctor even after treatmeny.

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