Breast Cancer Specialty Unit

Being the most common type of cancer in women, breast cancer accounts for 14% of cancers in Indian women. It is reported that with every four minutes, an Indian woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. Truth is, breast cancer is on the rise, both in rural and urban India. While it is also true that men too can suffer from breast cancer, more than 99% of the cases occur in women.

As with all types of cancers, early breast cancer detection is the key for effective breast cancer treatment. Unfortunately, the greatest risk factor for developing breast cancer is being a woman itself, and with advancing age, breast cancer incidence only increases.

What are the risk factors for breast cancer?

  • Older Age
  • Family or personal history of breast/ovarian cancer
  • Changes in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.
  • Early menarche (onset of menses) or menopause (cessation of menses).
  • No child births or late childbearing.
  • Exposure to radiations.
  • Weight issues or obesity
  • Usage of Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRT) for prolonged periods.
  • Excess Alcohol.

Be aware that all breast tumours may not be malignant or cancerous. Some of them could be benign or non-cancerous. In such cases, malignancy is ruled out by conducting a biopsy and other related histopathological tests. An oncologist is the best person to go to, to get the best advice on the types of Breast Cancer Treatments available. Based on medical history and size, location, type and grade of breast cancer, he or she will advise a specific Breast Cancer Treatment.

You must have heard of Breast Conservation Surgery. It is a procedure that involves removal of only that part of the breast which contains the cancer. Removing the cancer as well as some surrounding normal tissue is the purpose. The amount of breast removed depends on the size and location of the tumour, along with other factors. Mastectomy is the name for breast removal surgery and there are five different types of mastectomy - partial mastectomy, simple/total mastectomy, modified radical mastectomy, radical mastectomy, and subcutaneous (nipple-sparing) mastectomy.

Post mastectomy, a number of women consider getting abreast reconstruction surgery done. This can be performed immediately or afterwards in life. Interestingly, with the help of a Breast Reconstruction Surgery, the surgeon can construct a normal-looking breast with the help of breast implants or the patient's own tissue from another part of the body. Internal or external radiation therapy may also be advised after BCS (Breast Conserving Surgery) or Mastectomy.

When it comes to seeking a breast cancer specialist in Chiplun, look no further. A pioneer in the field of Breast Cancer in the entire district of Satara, Onco-Life Cancer Centre’s Breast Cancer Specialty Unit prides itself on a highly experienced team of Breast Oncology specialists in Chiplun. To aid in the patients; comfort levels, all the staff involved (from diagnostic to treatment) are ladies themselves. International Guidelines are followed strictly, when it comes to process and protocol. Our machines are best-in-class, to ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment. As experts in Breast Conservation Treatments, we take utmost care in destroying the cancerous cells while saving the organ.

While Breast Cancer Treatment is usually expensive and unaffordable in most hospitals, Onco-Life Cancer Centre, Chipluntries to handle all Breast Oncology cases at rates that are as comfortable as our settings.So if you need a breast specialist doctor in Chiplun who’s skilled, experienced and affordably priced, Onco-Life Cancer Centre is your destination.