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Breast development, lumps, swelling, or any physical change in the breast are a common health worry for most women. These changes happen throughout a woman’s life, including the changes that occur with menstrual periods, pregnancy, and ageing.
Most breast lumps and breast changes are normal but you can never risk your health. It is always better to be safe than sorry and to seek advice from a qualified expert in case of any concern.
After all, the healthier you are, the happier you will feel, and the happiest your near and dear ones will be!
This is the most sensitive modality for screening and diagnosis of breast diseases in women above 40 years of age. It has a higher resolution and better clarity than conventional mammography.
It has high accuracy rates for diagnosing microcalcifications and small lesions (less than 1 cm). It is less time consuming and no processing of film is required unlike conventional mammography. It is very useful in diagnosis of breast diseases in dense breasts.
Sonography is easily available and an inexpensive investigation for the diagnosis of breast diseases. It has no radiation exposure and is not painful. It is used for the diagnosis of breast problems in younger women, and as an adjunct to mammography in older women. It can also be used during breast surgery for better localization. It also provides guidance for doing image guided biopsies and aspirations. Elastography, in addition to high resolution sonography, provides more information about breast lesions, thus helping in accurate diagnosis.
The Breast Care Centre has an expert team comprising experienced breast specialist doctors, nurses, mammography technicians, clinical psychologists, lymphoedema experts, physiotherapists, genetic counsellors, lactation specialists etc.
The treatment of all cancer patients is decided by a multi-disciplinary team of doctors who are expert in medical oncology, breast surgery, radiation oncology, breast radiology, and pathology. This enables all patients to receive the best treatment with a common consensus according to standard guidelines.
Breast surgery is a super-speciality branch of surgery. The Jehangir Breast Care Centre provides this specialised care for all breast diseases including benign diseases, malignant tumours, reconstructive surgeries, oncoplastic surgeries, and cosmetic surgeries (breast enhancement, breast reduction, and breast lift procedures). Utmost care is taken to provide best possible results with minimum morbidity.
Dr. CB Koppiker is one of the pioneers of Breast Oncoplasty in India, and has performed largest number of breast Oncoplastic and reconstructive surgeries in the country. He is recognized as an international expert who has been invited to perform surgeries in many global fora, where he has used innovative and cost-effective methods. He has pioneered the VAB ( Vaccum Assisted Biopsy) procedures and the sentinal node biobsy in the country since early 2000. He is the faculty at the University of East Anglia UK and the School of Ondoplastic surgery, California, USA
Jehangir Breast Care Centre’s main focus is Breast Oncoplastic Surgery, which combines the principles of Breast Cancer surgery as well as aesthetic surgery. While this surgery definitely has aesthetic benefits, it is completely safe with respect to removal of cancerous tissue as well, and has rarely any severe complications. Aside from demonstrating improved survival outcomes and treatment success rates, this technique also shows plunging rates of depression among women.
An additional advantage that makes this technique desirable to many patients is the fact that the women have an active say in choosing the correct size and shape of their breasts. This makes them feel less like patients, and more involved in deciding the fate of their breasts, thus making them empowered and in control of certain aspects of this ill-fated disease. The large majority of patient fraternity (almost 75%) are treated with Oncoplastic Breast Conservation that is Breast is not removed. The remaining who need breast removals (mastectomy) are treated in the same sitting. The silicone prosthesis available today is compact, cohesive and safe. The reconstruction is done with flaps (Body tissue) or with implant.
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery’ can be a boon to women who require a mastectomy, or breast removal surgery. Patients needing a mastectomy are given an immediate reconstruction with such finesse, that the breasts look better, and the patients, happier. The surgery has also reduced the numbers of mastectomies performed, therefore relieving the patients from the physical problems that breast removal would have otherwise caused. With this surgery, patients do not have shoulder stiffness, massive swelling of the arm, or problems with their postures, as can be seen because of mastectomy. There are many women, whose breasts have drooped after 40. The surgery gives them better looking breasts.
The technique is also instrumental in addressing issues related to the psyche of the patient’s partner. It assures the partner that his spouse would look just the same as before, or even better. This boosts the partner’s confidence, making him supportive and encouraging of his better half, and therefore, having a positive impact on the patient. It has shown to reduce marital problems as well. It can be used as a risk-reducing strategy, for preventing cancer risk in asymptomatic women with a strong family history. In June 2015, a research study was conducted on 150 operated patients from Orchids Breast Health Clinic, and 93% patients reported to having a high level of satisfaction.
The clinic provides services to pregnant and breast feeding women to discuss about correct breast feeding techniques and to detect any breast problems at tile earliest. This helps in promoting breast feeding and prevantlng any major complications at a later stage.
For all breast cancer patients who undergo surgery. The experts inthis clinic teach the ladies how to take care of their arms after the surgery to prevent excessive swelling (lymphoedema) of the arm. Arm exercises, massaging ,correct bandaging techniques etc are taught to the patients for prevention and treatment of lymphoedema.
Run by genetic counsellors and doctors to assess the genetic risk of developing cancers for the women and to provide advice for prevention and risk reduction of cancers. Genetic testing can also provide guidance about cancer management in patients
Breast pain is a common occurrence in women, usually caused by hormonal changes. This pain is usually very long standing and troubling and can increase the anxiety of the patients. Pain charts and systematic madication protocols are used to treat this condilion.
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