Common Myths about Breast Cancer

There are many myths surrounding the possible causes, symptoms and outcomes of breast cancer. Our big fight is not only against the disease but Myths against breast cancer. You only get breast cancer if you have a family history. I don't have a family history, so I don't need to worry about it.

Facts about Breast Cancer

Females from all age group are at risk from breast diseases. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. It can occur at any age, but it is much more likely to occur after age 40 and as you get.

240,000 new patients a year in India.
Every 3 minutes a woman is diagnosed.
Every 12 minutes a death occurs.
85% of breast cancer cases occur in women who have no identifiable risk factors.

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Every 4th women suffers from some or the other breast disease. Out of this only 4-5 % are cancer. Rest of the breast diseases are benign breast disease.

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Self Breast Examination.
Clinical examination.
Ultrasound of Breast.
Mammography.
Biopsy.
FNAC.
TRU CUT BIOPSY.
EXCISION BIOPSY.
Bone Scan
CT (Computed Tomography) Scan.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
PET Scan

In 2012, some research studies have shown that factors such as traumatic events and losses can alter immune system functions, and when immune functions are altered cancer cells may have an opportunity to get themselves established within one’s body. What has been shown is that it is not the fact that a major life crisis has occurred but instead how the individual reacted to this event and coped (or didn’t cope). Therefore, identifying ways to keep your stress level in check is wise.

One in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her life. This statistic affects all women equally. You may have a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer, but so does your doctor…and your hairdresser…and the big-name actress in your favorite movie. Rich or poor, famous or unknown, the disease treats everyone the same.

More than 75-80% of our patient ends up loosing their breast. Only 5% of our patients are eligible for breast conservation surgery 15-20% patients are so advanced that the surgery is not possible Our big fight is not only against the disease but Myths against breast cancer

Females from all age group are at risk from breast diseases. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.

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You should have a physical every year which should include a clinical breast exam and pelvic exam. If any unusual symptoms or changes in your breasts occur before your scheduled visit, do not hesitate to see the doctor.

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Mammography does compress the breasts and can sometimes cause slight discomfort for a very brief period of time. Patients who are sensitive should schedule their mammograms a week after their menstrual cycle so that the breasts are less tender. Your doctor may say it is fine to take acetaminophen an hour before the x-ray is performed to prevent discomfort too.

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