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Breast Care Clinic

Breast Care Clinic

Every woman needs to take care of her breasts to preserve their breast health. Regardless of her age, every woman should take proper care of her breasts. During the adolescence, reproductive and post-menopausal stages, a lot of changes occur in the breasts and it is important to know and observe those changes.

Breast diseases include both non-cancerous and cancerous issues. They should be tackled with care, supervision by a breast specialist with evidence-based treatment in all aspects related to the breast. With Breast Cancer cases increasing with each passing day, at an alarming rate, women should be counselled regarding breast self-examination and screening from an early age. If you have breast cancer, you do not have to remove your whole breast. With advances in treatment, today, your breast can be saved even if you have cancer. We can help you focus on your quality of life, early detection and prevention by surveillance.

We at BirthRight by Rainbow Hospitals have expert oncologists that provide the following services :

Surgery: Breast Conservation Surgery, Mastectomy, Axillary Surgery or any other as per the requirement.

Chemotherapy: It is a treatment using anti- cancer drugs to destroy cancer cells. There are different types and combinations, given intravenously or orally.

Radiotherapy: Radiation therapy is carefully measured and controlled high energy X-rays to destroy cancer cells locally (breast and surrounding tissue). Depending on the type of surgery you have had and other factors such as number of involved nodes, high-risk features, you will receive radiation to certain areas as decided by your radiation oncologist.

Hormone Therapy: If your tumor expresses estrogen and progesterone receptors, you will be advised to take hormonal therapy, targeting the driving force of the tumor. There are a number of hormone therapies that work in different ways to block or stop the effect of estrogen on cancer cells. However, if you are hormone receptor negative, such therapies will not be of any effect.

Targeted Therapy: Targeted therapies are a group of drugs that block the growth and spread of cancer. They target and interfere with the processes in the cells that cause the growth of cancer. The type of therapy depends on the features of breast cancer.

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How to know if something is wrong with your breast? What are the signs of warning?


There are several signs of warning in order to know if something is wrong with your breasts. However, there are some symptoms which are the most common in women suffering from breast related issues.

Breast lump with or without pain.
Nipple retraction or clear or bloody discharge without squeezing.
Skin changes such as dimpling or puckering, unusual redness and thickening.
Look for change in the size and shape of the breast (larger or smaller).
Swelling of the breast or the underarms.
Unusual pain not related to menstrual cycle.
Nipple crusting or redness which persists.

What are different ways of detection?

Breast Self-examination (BSE)
Clinical breast examination (CBE)
Imaging- Mammography, Ultrasound, MRI
We should be aware of how our breasts look and feel normally. To keep checking the same, the best time is

Premenstrual women- After the menses have stopped for the month.
Post-menopausal women- On any one selected day every month.
BSE is recommended in women above the age of 25.

There are 2 steps of BSE-

1. Look

Stand in front of the mirror with arms on the hips (Use a picture)
Look for signs of lumps, skin changes such as dimpling, bulging or redness or change in the size.
Look for change in the position or an inversion of the nipple.
You may raise your arms to look for skin changes or signs in the arm pit or under the breast.

2. Feel

Lie down on a bed with a pillow under the head and arm under the neck.
Using the pad 3 middle fingers of the opposite hand, feel your breast.
Either in a circular manner or up to down and side to side.
Cover your entire breast from the collar bone to the top of your abdomen, below the breast, along the outer part of the breast to the armpit and till your cleavage.
Include the nipple and slightly squeeze the nipple.
Repeat in the opposite breast.
Begin examination with a soft touch and then increase pressure to feel the deep tissue.
Clinical breast examination (CBE)-
Recommended for all women once a year after 30 years of age. It is done by a health care professional.

Mammogram-

Low energy X ray examination of the breasts that help in early detection of cancer or precancerous cells.
Digital Mammogram provides an electronic image.
Recommended annually from 40 (Ultrasound for <40 years. It is a clinical decision).
Note- Please do not be afraid of the pain from a mammogram as it is minimal. Also, the benefits outweigh the cons.

What are the treatments available?

SURGERY: Breast Conservation Surgery, Mastectomy, Axillary Surgery or any other as per the requirement.

CHEMOTHERAPY: It is a treatment using anti- cancer drugs to destroy cancer cells. There are different types and combinations, given intravenously or orally.

RADIOTHERAPY: Radiation therapy is carefully measured and controlled high energy X rays to destroy cancer cells locally (breast and surrounding tissue). Depending on the type of surgery you have had and other factors such as number of involved nodes, high risk features, you will receive radiation to certain areas as decided by your radiation oncologist.

HORMONE THERAPY: If your tumor expresses estrogen and progesterone receptors, you will be advised to take hormonal therapy, targeting the driving force of the tumor. There are a number of hormone therapies that work in different ways to block or stop the effect of estrogen on cancer cells. However, if you are hormone receptor negative, such therapies will not be of any effect.

TARGETTED THERAPY: Targeted therapies are a group of drugs that block the growth and spread of cancer. They target and interfere with the processes in the cells that cause the growth of cancer. The type of therapy depends on the features of breast cancer.

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