Breast Cancer Treatment
Yashoda Multi Speciality and cancer Institute in Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad for Breast Cancer Treatment
Yashoda Super Speciality and Cancer Institute is a care hospital with a focus on providing world-class and holistic healthcare services with excellence in multi specialities to treat patients with respect, compassion, and dignity and ensure their safety by complying with all legal requirements & significant environmental aspects to maintain adherence to NABH standards through continuous quality improvement.
The Department of Oncology at Yashoda Super Speciality and Cancer Institute has a comprehensive cancer care unit that follows a trans-disciplinary and multi-modality approach and provides supportive care through all stages of cancer whenever needed.
We have a full range of treatment options, including standard and experimental treatments with chemotherapy and other biological therapies.
At Yashoda, people have access to more treatment options to fight their cancers and experience better outcomes and higher rates of survival.
The oncologists of this department collaborate with experts in all other departments to provide coordinated and integrated care to treat people with all kinds of cancer, including:
- Brain Tumors
- Head and Neck Cancers
- Breast Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Neuroendocrine Tumors
Best Oncologist for Breast Cancer at Yashoda Multi speciality and Cancer Institute
Dr. (Brig.) Arvind Kumar Tyagi
Dr. (Brig.) Arvind Kumar Tyagi is the Director of Surgical Oncology at Yashoda Cancer Institute. He possesses more than 30 years of medical experience.
He pursued his fellowship and training in surgical oncology at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. He has had an exceptional career in the armed forces where he served for almost 30 years.
Dr Tyagi has been practising as a surgical oncologist across various Armed Forces Hospitals all over India. He is an experienced, committed and proficient doctor with various publications and awards to his credit.
Head & neck oncosurgery
- Thoracic oncosurgery
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Gynaecological oncosurgery
- Bone & soft tissue including limb salvage surgery using modular & customized endoprosthesis
- Exposure to thoracoscopy, laparoscopy & robotic surgery
Dr Nandini Ramaswamy
Having built the centre of excellence in hand and reconstructive microsurgery with special emphasis on complex microsurgical reconstructions and replantation of amputated parts at Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad. Dr Nandini has worked in the most renowned and reputed Indian & international organizations.
She started microvascular free tissue transfer and microvascular limb salvage post-trauma at Yashoda hospital having worked in various sub-specialities of plastic surgery including cleft lip and palate, congenital deformities of hand, trauma, oncoplastic reconstruction, microvascular free tissue transfer and cosmetic procedures.
She aims to add aesthetics to onto-constructions.
- Oncological Breast
- Head and Neck Reconstruction
- Hand Surgery and Nerve Injury with brachial plexus Surgery
- Limb Salvage and Onco- surgery
- Diabetic Foot
What is breast cancer?
As the name suggests, cancer that develops in the cells of the breast is called breast cancer (tumour). It is one of the most commonly occurring cancers in women. Over the last few years, advanced medical facilities have helped in the early detection and treatment of breast cancer, overall reducing breast cancer-related deaths.
Breast cysts are non-cancerous lumps found in one or both breasts. They are common and occur naturally due to changes in the breasts with ageing and hormonal changes.
What Are the Possible Treatments for Breast Cancer?
Some treatments are provided at Yashoda Multi Speciality and Cancer Institute that breast cancer doctors here use to remove or destroy cancer within the breast and nearby tissues including the following:
- Surgical Process: There are two types of surgical processes used by the oncologist for the removal of the tumour from the body
- Mastectomy: It is skin-sparing surgery that removes the whole breast with a tumour.
- Lumpectomy/ Breast Conservation Surgery: Removal of a lump around the breast with 1cm axillary lymph clearance.
- Breast Reconstruction Surgery: Reconstructive Surgery helps in correcting deformities and restoring normal function after cancer-related treatments. The goal of the surgery is to achieve the best possible repair outcomes for treatment-related damage. It is done along with or after mastectomy/lumpectomy.
- Radiation Therapy: Involve the use of high-energy waves to kill cancer cells. Advanced Radiation therapy used for breast cancer treatment consists of :
– Single-Dose Intra-operative Radiation Therapy (IORT)
– 3D Conformal Partial Breast Irradiation (CPBI)
- Chemotherapy: Involve the use of potent medicines to kill cancer cells.
- Hormone Therapy: Use of hormonal drugs like estrogen to prevent hormones from fuelling breast cancer growth.
- Targeted Therapy: This therapy focuses on cancer’s specific genes, proteins, or tissue and the environment contributes to cancer growth and survival.
- Immunotherapy: This therapy involves the use of medicines that prompt the body’s immune system or natural defences to destroy cancer.
The doctor may suggest the patient get chemotherapy, hormone therapy, or targeted therapy along with surgery or radiation. During other forms of treatment, this approach will kill cancer left behind.
What are the causes of breast cancer?
- Hereditary or family history
- Environmental triggers
What are the symptoms of breast cancer?
Some commonly seen signs and symptoms of breast cancer are:
- A thickening or a lump within the breast, which feels different from the neighbouring tissue
- A change in the shape, size or appearance of the breast
- Dimpling or pitting of the skin of the breast, making it appear like an orange peel
- Inverted nipple, which was earlier not inverted
- Dark pigmentation or flaking and peeling of skin around the nipple or anywhere on the breast
- Change in colour of the breast skin like redness
Who is more prone to developing breast cancer?
The presence of some factors may increase the risk of breast cancer. Some of such factors are:
- Women, especially those who had their first child after 30 years of age
- Older age
- Past medical history of breast conditions or cancer in one of the breasts
- A case of breast cancer in the family, such as a sister, mother or daughter, particularly at a young age
- Women on post-menopausal hormone therapy
- Prolonged exposure to radiation
- Early start of the period (at a younger age) or late age at menopause (ending of the period)
- Excessive alcohol intake
- Genetic factors: Certain gene mutations called BRCA1 and BRCA2 have been linked to breast cancer.
Environmental and Lifestyle Risk Factors
- Sedentary lifestyle:
Lack of physical activity can increase your risk of breast cancer.
- Unhealthy Diet:
A diet with high saturated fat and lacking fruits and vegetables can increase the risk of breast cancer.
- Being Overweight:
You are at an increased risk if you are obese or have already gone through menopause.
- Drinking Alcohol:
The more consumption of alcohol, the greater the risk.
- Radiation Therapy or HRT:
Undergoing radiation therapy for breast cancer before the age of 30 years or taking prescribed combined hormone replacement therapy for menopause can increase your risk for breast cancer.
Some Precautions to Avoid Breast Cancer are as follows:
- Keep a healthy weight.
- Be physically more active, exercise for at least 30 minutes daily.
- Eat healthy food and avoid too much alcohol consumption.
- Avoid smoking.
- If possible, try breastfeeding.
- Avoid the use of birth control pills, particularly if you smoke or are above 35 years of age.
- Go for regular screening every year, especially after 40 years of age.