Breast Cancer

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Are there any alternative surgical procedures which don't involve total removal of the breast for Stage 2B breast cancer treatment and where in India can I get it done?

Breast cancer stage 2 B doctors from my country told me that the only option is surgery takeoff the breast then after Wil start chemo .my worry is losing my breast and the after side effect.Now my question is that can surgery be done only where there's a lump? Which hospitals in India are good for those surgeries if they do it.

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Dr. deepak ramraj
Dr. deepak ramraj
2023 years of experience

Surgical Oncology

Answered on 19th January 2023
breast conserving surgery can be done based on the clinical picture. Fortis hospital banerghatta , Bangalore is a good hospital for the same 

Which hospitals are good for treating metastatic breast cancer in India?

My mom has been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer which is the best hospital to deal with this kind of cancer. Please help me out.

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Dr. Sandeep Nayak
24 years of experience

Surgical Oncologist

Answered on 25th December 2022
I don't know about the best hospitals. but the treatment will depend on the extend of spread. in some cases cure is possible 

breast cancer specialist in guwahati?

Female | 29

In November I was diagnosed with two lumps in my breast and under my armpit in the lymph nodes, grade 2 cancer. Shared this news only with my elder sister. I am terrified. I am only 29 yrs. Please suggest a reputed doctor in Guwahati and give me an approximate idea of the cost of treatment.

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Dr. Sandeep Nayak
24 years of experience

Surgical Oncologist

Answered on 19th May 2022

Consult a surgical oncologist. Booroha cancer centre and narayana health care are hospitals you can visit.

breast cancer specialist in guwahati?

Female | 29

In November I was diagnosed with two lumps in my breast and under my armpit in the lymph nodes, grade 2 cancer. Shared this news only with my elder sister. I am terrified. I am only 29 yrs. Please suggest a reputed doctor in Guwahati and give me an approximate idea of the cost of treatment.

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Dr. Sandeep Nayak's profile picture
Dr. Sandeep Nayak
24 years of experience

Surgical Oncologist

Answered on 19th May 2022

Consult a surgical oncologist. Booroha cancer centre and narayana health care are hospitals you can visit.

breast cancer specialist in guwahati?

Female | 29

In November I was diagnosed with two lumps in my breast and under my armpit in the lymph nodes, grade 2 cancer. Shared this news only with my elder sister. I am terrified. I am only 29 yrs. Please suggest a reputed doctor in Guwahati and give me an approximate idea of the cost of treatment.

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Dr. Sandeep Nayak's profile picture
Dr. Sandeep Nayak
24 years of experience

Surgical Oncologist

Answered on 19th May 2022

Consult a surgical oncologist. Booroha cancer centre and narayana health care are hospitals you can visit.

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Samruddhi Bhartiya

Member of team ClinicSpots.

Answered on 9th February 2022
  • The cost of breast cancer surgery should range from Rs. 1,56,000 to Rs. 3,19,100, depending on the type of surgery you opt for, the experience of surgeon, location of treatment, other services provided by the hospital and its infrastructure, as well as severity of your issue.
  • Read our article to know about treatments involved and charges incurred on each - Breast cancer treatment.
  • You can also visit our page to find renowned centres that can help you with your issue - Breast cancer treatment Centers.

 

We hope that our suggestions and information will help you in your battle against this disease, take care, and drop us a message anytime you have any other doubt!

Which hospitals are good for treating metastatic breast cancer in India?

My mom has been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer which is the best hospital to deal with this kind of cancer. Please help me out.

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Dr. Sandeep Nayak's profile picture
Dr. Sandeep Nayak
24 years of experience

Surgical Oncologist

Answered on 25th December 2022
I don't know about the best hospitals. but the treatment will depend on the extend of spread. in some cases cure is possible 
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Mayuri Das

Member of team ClinicSpots.

Answered on 23rd November 2019

Hello, Below we are attaching a page which you can explore to find numerous options - Breast Cancer Treatment Hospitals in India. Take care, wish that you get the best possible outcome, approach us whenever you need guidance!

What are the possible treatments for breast cancer and their costs in India?

Hello. My Mother is in Bangladesh and has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She has a lump of 2x0.2x0.2 cm and Nuclear grade II. Could you please let me know - 1. what is the stage of her cancer? 2. What would be the treatment? 3. What would be the cost for treatment in India. Thanks and regards,

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Pankaj Kamble

Member of team ClinicSpots.

Answered on 17th April 2019

Hello Anjuman,

As you have mentioned we will try to answer your 3 questions.

  1. We are afraid that the details you have mentioned is not enough to determine, at what stage the cancer is now. The stage of cancer depends upon different factors like the:
    • Size of the tumour.
    • How close the tumour is to the lymph nodes and whether it has been effected.
    • Whether the tumour has spread to other organs From the details you have given we can only say that the cancer is stage 2 or greater.
  2. Treatment for breast cancer depends on at what stage the cancer is in. There are different kind of treatments available for breast cancer. These are the different treatments available for different stages of breast cancer:
    • Stage 0 : Mastectomy (Surgical Removal of breast), Lumpectomy with and without radiation(Surgical Removal of Lump), Hormonal therapy
    • Stage 1 : Total Mastectomy, Lumpectomy with radiation, Surgical Removal of Lymph nodes, Chemotherapy(May be recommended), Hormonal Therapy, Targeted Therapy
    • Stage 2 : Total Mastectomy with or without radiation, Lumpectomy with radiation,  Surgical Removal of Lymph nodes, Chemotherapy (Commonly Recommended),  Hormonal Therapy, Targeted Therapy
    • Stage 3 : Total Mastectomy with or without radiation, Chemotherapy followed by Lumpectomy and Radiation, Hormonal Therapy, Targeted Therapy
    • Stage 4 : Surgery followed by radiation, Chemotherapy (Mostly recommended), Hormonal Therapy, Targeted Therapy, Treatment to other parts of the body is also done in case cancer has spread.
  3. The cost of breast cancer depends on the stage and intensity of the cancer. The cost of surgery in a private hospital will be around the range 4000 USD - 6000 USD( 278,000 INR - 417,000INR ). Chemotherapy prices entirely depend on the prices of drugs. For a rough estimation the cost range would be 800 USD - 1500 USD ( 56,000 INR - 105,000 INR ).

We recommend you to visit an oncologist quickly. We hope this information helps you and we wish your mother a speedy recovery. On this page you will find best hospitals to treat her in India - Cancer Hospitals in India.

Are there any alternative surgical procedures which don't involve total removal of the breast for Stage 2B breast cancer treatment and where in India can I get it done?

Breast cancer stage 2 B doctors from my country told me that the only option is surgery takeoff the breast then after Wil start chemo .my worry is losing my breast and the after side effect.Now my question is that can surgery be done only where there's a lump? Which hospitals in India are good for those surgeries if they do it.

2 Answer
Dr. deepak ramraj
Dr. deepak ramraj
2023 years of experience

Surgical Oncology

Answered on 19th January 2023
breast conserving surgery can be done based on the clinical picture. Fortis hospital banerghatta , Bangalore is a good hospital for the same 
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Pankaj Kamble

Member of team ClinicSpots.

Answered on 20th August 2019

Hello, Your wife is having a recurrence of breast cancer. The tests will help in determining the spread and stage of cancer. The suggested treatments are:

  1. Hormone therapy- since the test shows ER/PR+ and HER-ve hormone therapy will be the most considered option.
  2. Targeted therapy.
  3. Bone-building drugs.
  4. Radiation therapy.
  5. And surgery may be used according to signs and symptoms. In some cases to control advanced cancer.

You can always take opinion from other oncologists and then arrive at an appropriate decision, you can refer our page if you want more details regarding same - Best Oncologist In India. Wish your wife a speedy recovery. Hope our answer helps you.

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Dr. Babita Goel
24 years of experience

General Physician

Answered on 10th January 2020

As per my understanding your wife is having a painless lump in her breast which is the cause of concern. You consult a surgeon first and get your wife thoroughly examined and evaluated .Only after that will it be clear what her diagnosis is and the required treatment will be advised. Consult Breast Surgery doctors in Mumbai, or in any other city.

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Dr. Babita Goel
24 years of experience

General Physician

Answered on 13th January 2020

The biology and behavior of breast cancer will be considered for planning the treatment of breast cancer. Treatment options also depends on several factors like the tumor subtype, hormone receptor status, stage of the tumor, patient's age, general health, menopausal status, and preferences. The presence of known mutations in inherited breast cancer genes, such as BRCA1 or BRCA2. There are some general steps commonly preferred for treating early-stage and locally advanced breast cancer. Doctors generally recommend surgery to remove the tumor in breast. Though the goal of surgery is to remove all the cancer which is visible but microscopic cells sometimes remain behind. Therefore another surgery may be required. For cancers which are large or are rapidly growing, the clinician suggest systemic treatment with chemotherapy or hormonal therapy before surgery. This is called neo-adjuvant therapy. This helps in shrinking the tumor which is easy to operate; also breast can be preserved in some cases. After surgery it is important to check for recurrence. Then adjuvant therapy is advised. Adjuvant therapies may include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and/or hormonal therapy When surgery to remove the cancer is not possible, it is called inoperable, and then Chemotherapy, targeted therapy, radiation therapy, and/or hormonal therapy may be given to shrink the cancer. For recurrent cancer, treatment options depend on how the cancer was first treated and the characteristics of the cancer. What will be the line of treatment in your case will depend on your clinical condition. You can take one more opinion to a clear understanding of your concerns. Consult Cancer Treatment doctors in Mumbai, or any other city you find convenient.

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Dr. Babita Goel
24 years of experience

General Physician

Answered on 18th January 2020

Mastectomy is removal of breast. But further details are needed which are not mentioned by you, to answer your concern. Still consult general surgeons who will examine and evaluate you and then guide you regarding the procedure. Hope our answer helps you.

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Dr. Babita Goel's profile picture
Dr. Babita Goel
24 years of experience

General Physician

Answered on 28th January 2020

The term triple-negative breast cancer means that the cancer cells do not have estrogen or progesterone receptors and does not make too much of the protein called HER2. ( therefore the cells test "negative" on all 3 tests.)

 

Triple-negative breast cancer has less treatment options available than other types of invasive breast cancer. The reason being the cancer cells do not have enough estrogen or progesterone receptors or HER2 protein for hormone therapy or targeted drugs to work. 

 

Treatment options are chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery mainly. But consulting clinician on time and starting the treatment is important. Regular follow up with doctor with lifestyle modifications and counselling will help. Consult an oncologist.

 

Hope our answer helps you.

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