Breast Cancer Care India

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At Heal Onco Care our goal is to promote awareness, provide education, and empower individuals facing breast cancer.

Understanding Breast Cancer Surgery:

Purpose of breast cancer surgery:

Breast cancer surgery serves multiple purposes, including removing the cancerous tumor from the breast, determining the extent and characteristics of the cancer, and reducing the risk of cancer recurrence. The primary goal is to eliminate cancer cells and promote long-term survival.

Role of surgery in breast cancer treatment:

Surgery plays a crucial role in the overall management of breast cancer. It can be performed as the initial treatment, known as primary surgery, or as part of a multimodal approach in combination with other treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy.

Multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer care:

Breast cancer treatment involves a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, and nurses. This collaborative approach ensures comprehensive and personalized care, taking into account the unique characteristics of each patient's cancer.

Types of Breast Cancer Surgery:

  • Breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy): Breast-conserving surgery, also known as a lumpectomy or partial mastectomy, involves the removal of the cancerous tumor along with a margin of surrounding healthy tissue. This procedure aims to preserve the breast while ensuring complete tumor removal. It is often followed by radiation therapy to reduce the risk of local recurrence.
  • Mastectomy (total or modified radical): Mastectomy is the surgical removal of the entire breast tissue. It may be recommended in cases where breast-conserving surgery is not suitable or preferred. Total mastectomy involves the removal of the entire breast, while modified radical mastectomy includes the removal of the breast tissue, along with the underlying lymph nodes in the axilla (armpit) region.
  • Axillary lymph node dissection or sentinel lymph node biopsy: During breast cancer surgery, the evaluation of the axillary lymph nodes is essential to determine the extent of the disease and guide further treatment decisions. Axillary lymph node dissection involves the removal of multiple lymph nodes from the armpit region for examination. Alternatively, a sentinel lymph node biopsy is a less invasive procedure that identifies and removes the first few lymph nodes to which the cancer is likely to spread.

These different types of breast cancer surgeries are tailored to individual patients based on factors such as the stage and characteristics of the cancer, patient preferences, and overall treatment goals. Consulting with a healthcare team specializing in breast cancer will help determine the most appropriate surgical approach for each patient.