Breast Cancer

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Last edited on 9th Feb 2022 at 6:00 pm
  • 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.
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breast cancer specialist in guwahati?

Asked anonymously on 31st January, 2022 at 11:28 am

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. Ninad V Katdare
13 years of experience

Gastrointestinal Surgeon

Last edited on 10th May 2022 at 10:21 am

Breast Cancer is now seen in quite a few young ladies. However with advent of quite a few new therapies, it can be completely cured or kept under good control. A PETCT scan will give us an idea regarding the spread. A bilateral mammography will give us an idea regarding the opposite breast. Even if full breast has to be removed sometimes in breast cancer, advances in plastic surgery can help recreate a new breast during the same surgery. A process called whole breast reconstruction. We advise you to not to worry and consult oncologist for latest world class treatment 

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Dr. Babita Goel
23 years of experience

General Physician

Last edited on 26th May 2021 at 3:09 pm

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.

 

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Dr. Babita Goel
23 years of experience

General Physician

Last edited on 26th May 2021 at 9:53 pm

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
23 years of experience

General Physician

Last edited on 17th Jun 2021 at 7:07 pm

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.

How is metastatic breast cancer any different from other types of breast cancer?

Asked by Harshala Yadav on 9th January, 2020 at 6:09 am

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Dr. Babita Goel
23 years of experience

General Physician

Last edited on 15th Apr 2020 at 7:31 am

Metastatic breast cancer (also called stage IV) is breast cancer which means that cancer has spread to another part of the body, mainly the liver, brain, bones, or lungs. Treatment adviced can be hormone therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or some combination of these. Local treatments such as surgery or radiation might also be used to help prevent or treat symptoms. Breast cancer has different stages according to it's pathology varying from stage I to stage IV. Consult an oncologist for clear information and treatment.

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Dr. Babita Goel
23 years of experience

General Physician

Last edited on 17th Jun 2021 at 11:10 pm

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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Last edited on 23rd Aug 2021 at 11:18 pm

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!

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Last edited on 29th Jul 2021 at 4:11 pm

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.

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?

Asked by Annet Tuhirirwe on 28th June, 2019 at 3:14 pm

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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Last edited on 3rd Aug 2021 at 2:10 pm

Hello Annet, For breast cancer treatment at stage 2 B, Surgery is going to be the base followed by:

  1. Chemotherapy,
  2. Radiation Therapy,
  3. and Hormone Therapy.

Thus, surgery is an important and compulsory part of treatment. Since in this stage the tumor has spread to lymph nodes, so they have to be removed along with the lump to get the best possible results. Thus, Mastectomy (Breast Cancer Surgery) is needed.

But don't worry after surgery you can get breast-conserving surgery done through which breasts can be reconstructed. Hope this answers your query.

For hospitals you can visit our page - Best Breast Cancer Treatment Hospitals in India.

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

Asked by Anjuman Begum on 5th April, 2019 at 1:55 pm

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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Last edited on 15th Aug 2021 at 5:04 pm

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.

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

Asked anonymously on 2nd February, 2019 at 12:17 am

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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Last edited on 29th Aug 2021 at 2:58 pm

Hello, You can get your mother treated at any of the above given hospitals. All of them treat Metastatic Breast Cancer. All the Hospitals would give you best quality treatment. You can go to Government/ Charitable Hospitals if you want treatment that would be cost - effective but with the possibility of a long waiting period. 

 

Some of the leading Charitable/Government Cancer Hospitals in India, who are also affordable: 

  • Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai (Government Hospital)
  • Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore (Government Hospital)
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi (Government Hospital )
  • Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Delhi (Charitable Hospital)
  • Adyar Cancer Institute, Chennai (Charitable Hospital)
  • Shri Shankara Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Bangalore (Charitable Hospital)


You can find more hospitals on this page - Breast Cancer Treatment Hospitals in India.

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