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Breast Cancer Treatment

A new diagnosis of breast cancer is often unexpected and causes overwhelming mental stress. The patient and the family face several challenges and are left confused, unable to understand and decide between different treatment options.

We are committed to making the journey easier while providing you with the best treatment possible

Personalized Treatment Plans

Every breast cancer is different and every patient is different. Hence, treatments offered are patient centric and tailored for the type of cancer as well as for the individual needs of the patient. Type of cancer, stage of the cancer as well as the age and health of the patient are to be considered

Evidence Based Treatments

Breast cancer treatment options are constantly evolving with time.We stay updated with advanced cancer research worldwide & provide latest treatments, based on standard practice guidelines. As patient safety is of utmost importance, only scientifically validated evidence based treatments are provided

Minimally invasive treatments

Emphasis is given for minimally invasive treatments and breast conserving procedures wherever possible. We believe in offering all possible treatment options to the patients and helping them choose the best possible treatment for themselves

Multidisciplinary Planning

Breast Cancer treatments are more effective when inputs from multiple specialists including breast surgical oncologist, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, onco-pathologist and radiologist are considered

Treatment

Breast cancer treatment involves a multimodality approach by a team of specialists which include a breast surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, physiotherapist and a counselor. Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy and targeted drug therapy. The treatment required depends on stage of tumor, type of tumor and individual preferences

Breast Surgery

Type of surgery depends upon the stage of disease & individual Preference. Operations used to treat breast cancer include removal of the breast as well as removal of the lymph nodes in the armpit

Breast Lumpectomy/ Breast conservation surgery

A lumpectomy is also called breast conservation surgery. In this procedure, the tumor and a small margin of surrounding healthy tissue is removed. A lumpectomy may be recommended for removing smaller tumors. In properly selected early breast cancer patients, lumpectomy and lymph node dissection combined with radiation therapy is as effective as modified radical mastectomy for long term cure

Mastectomy (Modified radical mastectomy)

A modified radical mastectomy involves complete removal of the breast with axillary lymph node dissection. This procedure may be necessary when multiple tumors are present in different areas of the breast, when there is extensive precancerous tissue throughout the breast or in cases of advanced cancers. Patients with early breast cancer may also choose to undergo a modified radical mastectomy to avoid radiation

Surgery of the lymph nodes under the armpit is an essential part of breast cancer operation. It can be done in two ways:

Sentinel Node Biopsy

In this procedure, the ‘primary draining nodes’ in the armpit are mapped using special dyes. These are then excised and sent for pathological evaluation. If these lymph nodes are not involved by cancer, the remaining nodes in the armpit are spared

Axillary Node Dissection

In this procedure, the lymph nodes in the armpit on the same side are completely removed. Patients are advised to avoid needle sticks and intravenous cannula in the arm on the operated side

Advanced Breast Surgery

Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

Oncoplastic surgery combines safe oncological principles with aesthetic techniques to obtain good cosmetic outcomes following breast cancer surgery. Individualized operative plans are developed for each patient to achieve an appearance that satisfies the patient

Immediate Breast Reconstruction

When undergoing a modified radical mastectomy, patients are provided with an option to undergo an immediate reconstruction of the breast during the same surgery. In this procedure, the breast is reconstructed with either an implant or a tissue flap obtained from another area of the body