Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body start growing out of control. The most common cancer found in Indian women is Breast cancer specially in urban areas.
It occurs when the breast cells grow and multiply abnormally forming a tumour. It can be felt as a lump under the skin or only upon an imaging test such as a mammogram or ultrasound. Lumps found in the breast cab be cancerous or non-cancerous.
Symptoms of Breast Cancer
To detect the breast cancer at a very early stage, it is important to perform self- breast examination and go for regular screenings. Symptoms of breast cancer vary from person to person. Some do not experience any signs or symptoms at all. However, some most common signs of breast cancer are:
Lump in the breast or underarm (armpit)
Thickening or swelling 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
Any change in the size, shape or contour of the breast
Pain in any area of the breast that does not alter with periods
How is breast cancer diagnosed?
Breast lumps are usually suspected or felt during self-breast examination or clinical breast exam. If you have symptoms or lump, you may have to undergo one or more of these follow-up tests to rule out or confirm the presence of cancer:
Diagnostic Mammography: Mammograms uses low-dose x-rays to discover unusual signs or symptoms like lumps or abnormalities in one or both the breasts more closely. This is commonly used during an initial breast cancer screening.
Ultrasound: Breast ultrasound uses sound waves to show certain breast changes that are harder to identify on mammograms. This aids in differentiating between a solid mass and a fluid-filled cyst.
MRI: This may be recommended as a screening tool for those at higher risk of breast cancer as a follow-up to a mammogram or ultrasound.
Biopsy: allows the doctor to extract a tissue sample and get it analyzed by an onco-pathologist to check if the cells are cancerous. It also reveals the type of breast cancer.
Best Surgical Oncologist in Bangalore
Dr. Monika Pansari is one of the few and the best female cancer surgeon in India. She is trained and specializes in the management of all types of cancer surgeries but she has keen interest with additional training in the management of all types of Breast, Gynaecological and peritoneal surface cancer surgeries.
Dr. Monika Pansari
Breast Cancer Surgeon in Bangalore
I am on a mission to help, guide & treat women with cancer.
Women run through a lot of emotions when they see symptoms of cancer. One of them is the fear of consulting with male doctor. Not any more.
To support my mission I have founded Sakhi Oncology, a Comprehensive Cancer Care Center For Women By Woman.
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I visited this doctor for treating breast cancer for my sister, it was an excellent experience and her treatment is very wonderful, cooperative, she did not skimp on time or words to convince us and help us, I advise everyone who needs a doctor in this field to visit her and he will see a lot of her good manners, she is the best, thank you very much doctor Monika.
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