Breast cancer surgery in India
Breast cancer is one of the commonest cancers affecting women. It is estimated that this disease will afflict one in eight women during their lifetime. The disease is not so common in India, but it is not as uncommon as once thought. Breast cancer is a disease of old age - with the peak incidence in the fifth and sixth decades - but in India the disease is seen a decade earlier, probably because of shorter longevity of life in Indian women, as compared to their counterparts in the USA. Indian cancer surgery centers provide best and most expert surgeons to patients for their safe breast cancer surgery in India. Because of these available facilities, the success rate of different cancer surgery treatments like breast cancer surgery is improved to great extent. You can see different treatments provided by these cancer surgery centers of India here: Cancer Treatments. For past couple of years the success rate of surgeries provided by these cancer surgery centers has increased to great extent and thus many international patients select India as a destination for their cancer surgery. For getting safe and successful breast cancer surgery in India it is very important to select an expert cancer surgeon.
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts from cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant areas of the body. The disease occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get it too. Breast cancer is often treated with a surgery or it can be treated with chemotherapy and hormone therapy. An operation to remove the cancer but not the breast is breast cancer surgery. It is also called breast-conserving surgery, lumpectomy, segmental mastectomy, and partial mastectomy. Sometimes an excisional biopsy serves as a lumpectomy because the surgeon removes the whole lump. The surgeon often removes the underarm lymph nodes as well. A separate incision is made. This procedure is called an axillary lymph node dissection. It shows whether cancer cells have entered the lymphatic system. After breast cancer surgery, most women receive radiation therapy to the breasts. This treatment destroys cancer cells that remain in the breasts. An operation to remove the breast is mastectomy. In most cases, the surgeon also removes lymph nodes under the arm. Some women have radiation therapy after the surgery. After treatment is completed, it is very important to go to all scheduled follow-up appointments. During these appointments, your doctors will ask questions about any symptoms and may do physical exams and order lab tests or imaging tests as needed to look for recurrences or side effects. Almost any cancer treatment can have side effects. Some may last for a few weeks to several months, but others can be permanent. You should never hesitate to tell your doctor or other members of your cancer care team about any symptoms or side effects that trouble you.
Breast cancer is supposed to be more common among affluent people, those exposed to a modern environment, as it is more prevalent in western countries as compared to Asian and African countries. This effect is partially seen in India also; the evidence being that the disease is seen very commonly among Parsi women. However, in India the disease is also seen in the poor and illiterate; the explanation for this aberration may be because majority of Indian people belong to this lower socio-economic class. Cancer surgery centers in India provide very good treatment facilities to international patients for their breast cancer surgery in India. You can see these details here: Treatment Facilities. Cancer surgery hospitals in India are providing expert cancer surgeons for performing the surgical procedure of breast cancer surgery in India. Thus, because of availability of very good treatment facilities, expert surgeons, low cost of surgical treatment and very good success rate of cancer surgeries in India many international patients are attracted to India for their surgery.
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