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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, thickeni... ... Read More
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Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon
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Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon

Super Specialty
  • 1250 Number of beds
  • Gurgaon
ABOUT HOSPITAL

Doctors for Breast Cancer in Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon

Dr. Ashok Vaid

Consultant
Hematologist
, 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
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BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi

Super Specialty
  • 650 Number of beds
  • New Delhi
ABOUT HOSPITAL

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

Dr Chandragouda Dodagoudar

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

Multi Specialty
  • 750 Number of beds
  • Mumbai
ABOUT HOSPITAL

Doctors for Breast Cancer in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai

Dr. Sandeep Goyle

Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 17 years of experience

Dr. Imran Nisar Shaikh

Consultant
Medical Oncologist
  • 10 years of experience

Cost for Breast Cancer in India

Breast Biopsy

Range

USD 1200 -1200

Breast Cancer

Range

USD 400 -6000

Frequently Asked Questions related to Breast Cancer

Modified radical mastectomy

Question: 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.

Question: What should i wear in home after mastectomy?

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

Question: 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

Question: 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.

Question: 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.

Question: 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

Question: 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

Question: 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.

Question: 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.

Question: 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

Question: 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.

Question: 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.

Question: 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.

Question: 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

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