Breast Cancer is established as one of the most common type of cancer in Uttar Pradesh. It is one of the most common cancers amongst Indian women; every year as many as 100,000 women develop breast cancer in the country. This high incidence is poised to rise to an even more unmanageable number.

Breast Cancer is a result of multiple factors which includes environmental and lifestyle changes. In a majority of the cases, it is due to anomalies that arise out of the aging process, while in 5-10% of the cases, it is genetically inherited. Apollo Hospital Lucknow has best treatment of Breast Cancer in Lucknow and Uttar Pradesh

Symptoms

EARLY DETECTION IS THE BEST PROTECTION AGAINST BREAST CANCER

Regular self-examination and a mammography at regular intervals have proven to be most effective in early diagnosis and in achieving better results in treatment and cure.

If one can identify the symptoms & gets an early treatment, the breast cancer can be cured completely.

Some warning signs of breast cancer are—

  • New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit).
  • Thickening or swelling redness of part of the breast.
  • Irritation or dimpling of breast skin.
  • Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.
  • Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area.
  • Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood.
  • Any significant change in the size or the shape of the breast.
  • Pain in any area of the breast.

Self Examination of Breasts

Regularly examining your breasts can help in detecting the cancer early which makes it more likely to be treated successfully. While no single test can detect all breast cancers early, performing breast self-exam in combination with other screening methods can increase the odds of early detection.

STEP 1

Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips.

Here's what you should look for:

  • Breasts that are their usual size, shape, and color
  • Breasts that are evenly shaped without visible distortion or swelling

If you see any of the following changes, bring them to your doctor's attention:

  • Dimpling, puckering, or bulging of the skin
  • A nipple that has changed position or an inverted nipple (pushed inward instead of sticking out)
  • Redness, soreness, rash, or swelling

STEP 2

Now, raise your arms and look for the same changes.

STEP 3

While you're at the mirror, look for any signs of fluid coming out of one or both nipples (this could be a watery, milky, or yellow fluid or blood).

STEP 4

Next, feel your breasts while lying down, using your right hand to feel your left breast and then your left hand to feel your right breast. Use a firm, smooth touch with the first few finger pads of your hand, keeping the fingers flat and together. Use a circular motion, about the size of a quarter.

Cover the entire breast from top to bottom, side to side — from your collarbone to the top of your abdomen, and from your armpit to your cleavage.

Follow a pattern to be sure that you cover the whole breast. You can begin at the nipple, moving in larger and larger circles until you reach the outer edge of the breast. You can also move your fingers up and down vertically, in rows, as if you were mowing a lawn. This up-and-down approach seems to work best for most women. Be sure to feel all the tissue from the front to the back of your breasts: for the skin and tissue just beneath, use light pressure; use medium pressure for tissue in the middle of your breasts; use firm pressure for the deep tissue in the back. When you've reached the deep tissue, you should be able to feel down to your ribcage.

STEP 5

Finally, feel your breasts while you are standing or sitting. Many women find that the easiest way to feel their breasts is when their skin is wet and slippery, so they like to do this step in the shower. Cover your entire breast, using the same hand movements described in step 4.

Treatment Options

At Apollo hospitals Lucknow, we offer a 360 degree approach to treat and cure diseases like cancer. The treatment options available at Apollo Hospital Lucknow are

Surgery

Surgery is often the first-line treatment option for this type of cancer, but it may be combined with radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. Apollo Hospital Lucknow has a team of experienced Gynecologists for Cancer Identification & certified Breast Surgeons to perform complicated surgeries successfully & Plastic Surgeons to restore the Presurgical Posture

Targeted therapy

These drugs are designed to block cancer’s growth by attacking specific proteins that may help cancer cells grow or divide.

Chemotherapy

Not all women with breast cancer will need chemo, but there are several situations in which chemo may be recommended:

  • After surgery
  • Before surgery
  • For advanced breast cancer

Apollo Hospital Lucknow has got dedicated floor for chemotherapy which is under supervision of experienced oncologists making it one of the best centers for chemotherapy in Lucknow and Uttar Pradesh

Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy drugs called checkpoint inhibitors are designed to disrupt proteins that cancer cells use to disguise themselves from the immune system. Apollo Hospital Lucknow has one of the best oncologists for providing treatment as per global cancer treatment protocol.

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy delivers high doses of radiation to tumour cells using technology designed to reduce damage to healthy tissue and organs.

Radiation therapy can be given :

  • With Chemotherapy (Neo Adjuvant)
  • After Chemotherapy (Adjuvant)
  • Radiation only as a single modality

Apollo Hospital Lucknow has Tru Beam Linac which is one of the most advanced machines and is very effective in treating cancers of breast & adjoining areas.

Why Choose Us

Apollo Hospital Lucknow has been a pioneer and has become one of the best cancer centres in LUCKNOW uttarpradesh for breast cancer and in introducing comprehensive screening protocols for early detection of breast cancer. A suite of preventive health checks, advanced imaging, digital high end mammography and expert diagnosis has been an Apollo Hospital Lucknow hallmark. Recently, Apollo Hospital Lucknow aggregated its many years of experience and expertise in this field into the highly specialized offering - The Apollo Hospital Lucknow Breast Clinic.

As a forerunner in the treatment of breast cancer,  Lucknow Apollo Hospitals has performed numerous breast surgeries, and has established itself as one of the best centers for breast cancer treatment.

Apollo Hospital Lucknow represents the amalgamation of the finest talent, best gynecologist for identification and management of breast cancer, best breast cancer surgeon, oncoplastic surgeon ,breast reconstructive expert surgeon , latest equipment and deep expertise in combating breast cancer. The team uses the best of surgical procedures, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy to deliver best-in-class clinical outcomes. Apollo Hospital Lucknow offers a high-end form of radiation oncology that has myriad advantages while treating breast cancers. Due to precise targeting, radiation therapy reduces radiation to the heart and lungs.

For any query related to Breast Cancer or to book an appointment with our Breast Cancer Experts,

Please contact our 24x7 Cancer Care Helpline: 8429029820 or 8429029849.

 

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