Breast Cancer in India

Breast Cancer in India

The type of cancer that develops from the breast tissue and involves the mammary glands and other nearby muscles is known as breast cancer. Early symptoms of breast cancer are lump formation, thickening of the skin around nipples, pain, irritation of the skin, dimpling of the breast, in some cases blood or pus discharge. ... Read More

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Treatments related to Breast Cancer in India

  • Breast Cancer-Surgical Start from INR 144300
  • Breast Reconstruction with muscle skin flap Start from INR 216450
  • Chemotherapy Start from INR 21645
  • Modified radical mastectomy Start from INR 129870
  • Breast Cancer Start from INR 168350
  • Mastectomy Start from INR 168350
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Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon

Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon

Super Specialty
  • 1250 Number of beds
  • Gurgaon

Doctors for Breast Cancer in Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon

Dr. Ashok Vaid

Medical Oncologist
Pediatric Hematologist
  • 35 years of experience

Dr. Jyoti Wadhwa

Associate Director
Medical Oncologist
  • 21 years of experience

Dr. Nagender Sharma

Associate Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 9 years of experience

Dr. Amrita Ramaswami

Associate Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 8 years of experience

Dr. Neha Rastogi

Senior Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 14 years of experience

Dr. Amita Jain

Senior Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 20 years of experience
BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi

BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi

Super Specialty
  • 650 Number of beds
  • New Delhi

Doctors for Breast Cancer in BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi

Dr Chandragouda Dodagoudar

Medical Oncologist
  • 21 years of experience
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai

Multi Specialty
  • 750 Number of beds
  • Mumbai

Doctors for Breast Cancer in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai

Dr. Sandeep Goyle

Medical Oncologist
  • 17 years of experience

Dr. Imran Nisar Shaikh

Medical Oncologist
  • 10 years of experience

Frequently Asked Questions related to Breast Cancer

Breast Reconstruction with Implant

Will the new implants affect my physical functioning, can I lift heavy objects?

You can easily do all your physical activities after your healing has been completed. There will be no effect of doing intense physical activity of your implant as your healing is completed.

What are the types of breast implants used in breast implant surgery?

 There are two types of breast implant which are used in breast enlargement surgery:

  • Saline breast implants- Saline implants consist of an outer shell filled with sterile salt water. They are used in breast reconstruction for women of any age. They are also used in revision surgery for correcting and improving the result of original surgery.
  • Silicone breast implants-Silicone implants have an outer shell that is filled with silicone gel. Silicone implants are used in revision surgery for correcting the result of the original surgery.

How much does surgery cost?

The cost depends on the type of implant, the location of clinic, qualification of doctor, charges of anaesthetist.

When can I drive?

You can start driving one week after the surgery after you are not taking any pain medications.

How much pain can I expect?

There is moderate pain after breast augmentation surgery  in the first two weeks after surgery which can be easily controlled by taking pain medications.

Will my nipple sensation or feeling change?

Many women complain of loss of nipple sensation after breast augmentation surgery which becomes normal after six to twelve months.  15 percent women feels some alterations in their nipple sensation.

How long until I can exercise?

Most patient can walk immediately after the surgery. They should not perform any intense physical exercise for six weeks after the surgery as  they can shift the position of implant or may cause healing problem.

When can I return to work?

It depends on the job which you are doing breast implant surgery usually do not recommend jaw movement like lifting heavy objects for one to two weeks after surgery. You should not lift any heavier object till 6 months of surgery.

How do I choose my new size?

During your consultation your surgeon will check your breast size and then suggest you the new size of the implant the new size of your implant will be two to three times  your original size.

Will augmentation work for me if I feel my breasts are sagging?

Women whose breasts are sagging can also go for breast implant, depending on the amount of sagging of breast other surgery may be needed. For breast implant with nipples which are dropping with the breast level, breast lift surgery is needed for it.  The additional surgery will remove the extra skin the placement of implant and the sagging.

How long does it takes for breast augmentation surgery to be done?

It will take around one to two hours for the surgery to be done.

How Breast implant surgery is done?

Breast implant surgery is done under general anaesthesia and it is completed within one to two hour. The following steps are being followed in breast implant surgery:

  • First an incision is made either in the fold of your breasts, under your arm and around your nipple. 
  • Breast tissue is separated from muscles and connective tissue of the chest to make a pocket for inserting implants.
  • After inserting implants the incision are closed by non-stitch bandage till recovery.

How long does it take for breast implants to soften?

For breast implant to soften it will take around eight weeks to six months, if you think that your breast appears to be hard in more than six months you should visit your plastic surgeon.  After surgery swelling can lead to firmness of newly placed implants.

Is there any side effect of breast implant surgery?

After your breast implant surgery you may have some pain, stiffness, redness, swelling, bruises in the breast region. All these side effect of breast implant surgery are temporary in nature and they go with time.  You only have to avoid doing any physical activities for minimum of 2 weeks.

Can I breast feed after augmentation?

Yes, you can definitely feed after breast augmentation there is no damage to the lactiferous duct and mammary glands after breast augmentation.

Should I wait until I am done having children to have augmentation?

Pregnancy will change the size and shape of your breast whether implants have placed or not. You can go for breast implant after six months of the surgery. There is no damage to the mammary glands, you can breast feed your baby safely.

Am I too old for the surgery?

There is no age limit for breast reconstruction some women who are in their late 40s and 50s have undergone breast augmentation and got good result of the procedure.  Whatever age you are you should schedule your consultation with plastic surgeon and get your desired result.

Will breast augmentation increase my risk of breast cancer?

There is no studies which have shown that women who go for breast implant their chances of breast cancer increases. Implants delays the detection of breast cancer according to studies from National Cancer Institue.

Modified radical mastectomy

What is the duration of surgery?

Depending on the location and the size of the tumour minimum 2 to 3 hours is the duration of surgery.

What should i wear in home after mastectomy?

You should plan to wear loose long dresses to disguise drains attached to the surgery site

Is there an affordable solution to having breast reconstruction? I was told about prosthetics, what do you advice?

Breast reconstruction requires a surgery, which take time and money, so women prefere breast prosthetics. Breast prosthetic allow you to get back to normal life early. Having said that, breast reconstruction can be done at the same time as breast removal surgery.. Hence, patient comes with a breast and can potentially go back with a breast.

How many days will I have to stay in hospital for my surgery?

Normally after consultation, evaluation, biopsy the decision is made for the surgery. Considering preanaesthetic evaluation 3 to 4 days of stay in hospital is required for the surgery.

Why am i NOT been offered breast conservation surgery?

Decision on the type of surgery is made depending on location and spread of cancer. If the surgeon can remove the tumour and leave the healthy tissue so that the shape of breast is little altered then Breast Conservation surgery is advised. Having said that, you can opt for immediate breast reconstruction after breast removal and both can be part of the same surgery.

Can breast reconstruction be done at the same time as mastectomy?

Although both surgeries are done at separate intervals, but yes they can be done at the same time. Talk to the plastic surgeon about the advantages and disadvantages of it.

Can breast tissue grow after mastectomy?

It all depends how your body adjusts after Mastectomy. A medical breakthrough, back in 2012, when Australian surgeons claimed to have such a case of breast tissue growth but breast reconstruction surgery is done most commonly

Can you sleep on your side after mastectomy?

The operated site is very senstive for few weeks. It will also have drains inserted. So it is not advisable to sleep on the operated site or on stomach for 2 weeks.

How long do i have to wear the surgical bra after mastectomy?

Mastectomy bra offers a lot of comfort immediately following surgery. Mastectomy bras have soft inner linings, which won't rub against sensitive skin or scars as they heal; they have special pockets to accommodate a prosthesis as well. It should be worn fro 4 to 6 weeks

When can i drive again after mastectomy?

Normally 6 weeks wait after surgery is recommend, depending on your recovery you can drive as early as after 3 weeks. You should note if there is any pain in the operated site while driving.

How do you take a shower with mastectomy drain?

After any major surgery, sponge wash is commonly advised after 48 hrs if the incision is dry and bath with little water if your doctor allows. Its difficult to bathe during 1st week

How do you break scar tissue after mastectomy?

A lump of scar tissue is formed post surgery which can be broken by steroid injections or surgery (capsulectomy ), pressure treatment with an individually tailored elastic garment may help reduce a scar.

Which stage of breast cancers requires mastectomy?

Breast cancers are classified according to stage, invasiveness and location. Starting from Stage I cancers are treated with either lumpectomy or Mastectomy

When can i start wearing bra again after mastectomy?

From Day 1 to day 6, body needs time to heal and drains need to be inserted in th opertaed site, so you need to wear comfortable special tops. Between week 2 to week 5 depending on body comfort you can start wearing bra

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