Breast Cancer Treatment In India

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Breast cancer treatment in India facts

Even though hospitals located abroad provides the best treatment and therapies for breast cancer treatment, still there are many hospitals which provides the best breast cancer treatment in India using latest therapies and technologies, although it will be difficult to say which hospital to choose from considering some of the latest therapies is still not used in India. But to give you the idea about the best therapies being used for the treatment might help you to decide the hospital for breast cancer treatment in India.

List of effective therapies for breast cancer treatment

Some of the therapies given below is now started to be used in India for breast cancer treatment, but the expertise required to use these therapies still needs plenty of improvement. Below mentioned therapies is operated considering various factors such as age, cancer stage and suffering disease etc. Through research it has been found that these list of therapies has been very effective in terms of breast cancer treatment and its recurrence.

  • 1. Cryosurgical Ablation (CSA) :

    Cryosurgery is used for breast cancer treatment in India and it is an important ablation technique for tumors. It destroys tumors by cycles of freezing and thawing. Cryosurgery's destructive effects on tumors are due to two major mechanisms, one immediate, the other delayed. The immediate mechanism is the damaging effect of freezing and thawing the cells. The delayed mechanism is the progressive failure of microcirculation; ultimately, vascular stasis becomes operative as an important cause of tumor tissue destruction. Once the temperature falls below -40oC, ice crystals may form within the cells. Once it occurs, cell death is almost certain. During cryosurgery, progressive failure of microcirculation occurs due to a cascade of events: endothelial layer destruction causing vessel walls to become porous, interstitial edema, platelet aggregation, microthrombii, and ultimately vascular congestion and obliteration. It was theorized that during cryosurgery, the immune system of the host became sensitized to the tumor being destroyed by the cryosurgery. Any primary tumor tissue undamaged by the cryosurgery and the metastases were destroyed by the immune system after cryosurgery. This response was termed the "cryo-immunological response". Cryosurgical ablation is effective for breast cancer treatment but still there is no expertise in India to use these therapies on cancer patients. Learn More ....

  • 2. Seed Knife Therapy (Brachytherapy)

    Seed Knife Therapy (Brachytherapy) is used for breast cancer treatment in India, Seed implantation with iodine-125 or palladium-103 seeds (brachytherapy) is a highly effective treatment for patients with cancer. Brachytherapy requires no surgical incision, offers patients a shorter recovery time, and has less chance of troubling side effects. For example, for prostate cancer, brachytherapy is an outpatient procedure and most patients go home the same day as their treatment. They can also return to their normal activities a few days after treatment. Seed implantation takes only 45 minutes to 1 hour. Seed implantation with iodine-125 seed gives a lower dose rate of radiation than palladium-103. Because iodine-125 works in your body longer than palladium-103, it is ideal for treating slow growing tumors such as most prostate cancers. The 125 iodine seeds-which have a half -life of 59 days-release a short-course of gamma ray. The seeds implanted into cancerous masses and nearby tissue radiate targeted cells and ultimately destroy cancer. This prevents unnecessarily exposing the whole body to radiation. This therapy is the best treatment for breast cancer. Learn More...

  • 3. Percutaneous Ablation

    This therapy is still not used for breast cancer treatment in India and it is still very effective for breast cancer treatment. Thermal injury to cells begins at 42 ? Only 8 minutes at 46 ? is needed to kill malignant cells, and 51 ? can be lethal after only 2 minutes. At temperatures above 60 ? intracellular proteins are denatured (killed) rapidly, cell membranes are destroyed through dissolution and the melting of lipid bilayers, and lastly, cell death is inevitable. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a new technique for treating tumors localized to certain organs. A needle electrode is advanced into the targeted tumors via either a percutaneous, laparoscopic, or open (operation) route. The RF energy causes the tissue around the tip of the probe to heat up to a high temperature above which cells break apart and die. For eradication of all cancerous cells, the goal is to place the probes so that they destroy the entire tumor plus an adequate "rim" of non-cancerous tissue around it. Percutaneous Ablation therapy is very effective for breast cancer treatment but very rarely used in India on cancer patients. Learn More....

    Percutaneous Ablation for breast cancer treatment

  • 4. Combined Immunotherapy

    Immunotherapy is used for breast cancer treatment in India, Immunotherapy, also known as CIC-combined immunotherapy for cancer-has increasingly become the focus for cancer researchers. The past 10 years have seen an increased understanding of immuno-surveillance and appreciation of the mechanisms by which tumors escape its notice. This has led to the development of promising new strategies against cancer, such as immunotherapy, which is focused on increasing of the body’s natural immune functions against cancer cells. This treatment has had some of the most exciting and consistently successful results. Fuda Cancer Hospital has had great achievements in the field of cryosurgery for cancer. Fuda is the leading medical organization for cryosurgery in the world, and its success has been confirmed by many specialists, including the International Society of Cryosurgery. Fuda Cancer Hospital was the first to propose and implement CIC in combination with cryosurgery, and since then, the immunotherapy/cryosurgery model has been a hallmark of Fuda Cancer Hospital-Guangzhou. Learn More...

  • 5. Targeted Chemotherapy

    Targeted Chemotherapy is used for breast cancer treatment in India, this therapy is very effective as it leaves minimal side effect as compared to traditional chemotherapy. Targeted therapies are drugs or other substances designed to block the growth and spread of cancer by preventing cancer cells from dividing or by destroying them directly. While standard chemotherapy affects all cells in the body, targeted therapy directs drugs or other specially created substances (e.g.,  immune system proteins developed in the lab) to attack cancer cells. The goal of targeted therapy is to interfere with genes or proteins involved in tumor growth to block the spread of the disease.

    By targeting specific molecules that are responsible for the growth, progression and spread of cancer, targeted therapy differs from standard chemotherapy, which attacks the disease systemically and, therefore, also damages healthy cells. Because targeted therapy specifically seeks out cancer cells, it is designed to reduce the harm to healthy cells, which may lead to fewer side effects than standard chemotherapy.

    Targeted therapies serve as the foundation of precision medicine, which uses information about a tumor’s DNA profile to identify additional treatment options. Tailored treatments target abnormalities that may be found in each tumor’s DNA profile. This innovation marks a shift from traditional treatments designed for the average patient, toward more precise therapies.

    Targeted therapy is an evolving science, and not all cancer types may be treated with targeted drugs. Several targeted therapies have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in cancer treatment, including hormone therapies, signal transduction inhibitors, apoptosis inducers, gene expression modulators, angiogenesis inhibitors and toxin delivery molecules. This treatment is very effective for breast cancer treatment in India. Learn more....

Breast cancer treatment in India – Introduction

As explained previously it is difficult to choose the best hospital for breast cancer treatment without knowing the latest effective therapies. So our aim is to create awareness in selecting cancer hospital for breast cancer treatment in India, thus describing the available technologies and therapies and also to explain and promote the benefits of using such innovative cancer therapies for breast cancer treatment. Best breast cancer treatment in India is given at the cancer hospitals which are using the latest therapies i.e. such as minimally invasive therapies and innovative treatment methods (as explained above). Not a long time ago the breast cancer treatment in India was very poor, and it is now that treatment for breast cancer is improved significantly, study more about treatment option for breast cancer in India given below.

1. What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancer) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women, but men can get breast cancer, too. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer and can spread to other areas of the body. Learn more on breast cancer.

2. Breast cancer sign and symptoms

Following unusual changes in the breast can be a sign or symptoms of breast cancer.
> Breast pain
> Swelling of all or part of the breast
> Nipple discharge other than breast milk
> Lump in the underarm area
> Less commonly, the presenting symptom is thickening in the breast.
During a physical examination a lump is felt distinctly different from the surrounding breast tissue. More advanced breast cancers are characterized by fixation of the lump to the chest wall or to overlying skin, by satellite nodules or ulcers in the skin. Matted or fixed axillary lymph nodes suggest tumor spread. Inflammatory breast cancer is characterized by diffuse inflammation and enlargement of the breast, often without a lump, and has a particularly aggressive course. More on breast cancer Symptoms.

3. Effective therapies and technologies for breast cancer treatment

The type of breast cancer treatment given to patient depends upon the condition of a patient, so the breast cancer treatment plan can differ from one patient to another patient. Depending upon cancer type, advanced therapies that are effective in breast cancer treatment are Cryosurgical Ablation (CSA), Seed Knife Therapy (Brachytherapy), Percutaneous Ablation, Targeted Chemotherapy, Combined Immunotherapy. These therapies has been found very effective in breast cancer treatment, with biggest advantage being Lesser Recurrence Rate and minimal Side-Effects. Many of these therapies are not available in India. These advanced therapies has been found very effective against traditional therapy and is very effective for the patient suffering from advanced stage breast cancer. Contact us for more information on breast cancer treatment in India.



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4. Available therapies for Breast cancer treatment in India

Breast cancer treatment which are available in India are Surgery, Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy, Hormonal therapy and Targeted therapy. Some of this therapies are very old and is being used since 25 years of its first use, whereas latest technology is being used to treat cancer patient at fuda and it has shown very good results compared to traditional therapy given in India. Traditional therapy given in India to treat breast cancer has shown many side-effects Which are Weight Loss or Weight Gain and Loss of appetite, Pain, Diarrhea and Fatigue, Nausea and Vomiting, Hair loss, Decreasing Immunity and Early Menopause, whereas therapies given at fuda cancer hospital has shown lesser side effects and lesser recurrence rate using our advanced technology. Contact us for more information on breast cancer treatment in India.

  • 1. Surgery:Surgery is a common treatment for breast cancer, and its main purpose is to remove as much of the cancer as possible. There are different types of surgery. You may have a choice about which type to have. Or your doctor may recommend a certain operation based on your breast cancer type and your medical history. It’s important to know about your options so you can talk about them with your doctor and make the choice that is right for you. Most women with breast cancer have some type of surgery as part of their treatment. Depending on the situation, surgery may be done for different reasons. Learn sugery for breast cancer.
  • 2. Radiotherapy: Radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) uses high-energy rays to kill cancer cells. It affects cells only in the part of the body that is treated with the radiation. Breast cancer radiation therapy may be used to destroy any remaining mutated cells that remain in the breast or armpit area after surgery. Learn Radiotherapy for breast cancer...
  • 3. Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy (chemo) is treatment with cancer-killing drugs that may be given intravenously (injected into a vein) or by mouth. The drugs travel through the bloodstream to reach cancer cells in most parts of the body. Learn More....
  • 4. Hormonal therapy: Some types of breast cancer are affected by hormones in the blood. ER-positive and PR-positive breast cancer cells have receptors that attach to estrogen, which helps them grow. There are different ways to stop estrogen from attaching to these receptors. Hormone therapy is a form of systemic therapy, meaning it reaches cancer cells anywhere in the body and not just in the breast. It's recommended for women with hormone receptor-positive (ER-positive and/or PR-positive) breast cancers, but it does not help women whose tumors are hormone receptor-negative (both ER- and PR-negative). Learn More...
  • 5. Targeted therapy: As researchers have learned more about changes in cancer cells that cause them to grow out of control, they’ve developed new types of drugs that target some of these cell changes. These targeted drugs are designed to block the growth and spread of cancer cells. These drugs work differently from chemotherapy drugs, which attack all cells that are growing quickly (including cancer cells). Targeted drugs sometimes work even when chemo drugs do not. Some targeted drugs can help other types of treatment work better. Targeted drugs also tend to have different (and often less severe) side effects than chemo. Learn More....

5. Advanced stage breast cancer treatment in India

Most women with stage IV breast cancer are treated with systemic therapy. This may include hormone therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or some combination of these. Local treatments such as surgery or radiation might also be used sometimes to help prevent or treat symptoms. Stage IV cancers have spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body. When breast cancer spreads, it most commonly goes to the bones, breast, and lungs. As the cancer progresses, it may also spread to the brain or other organs. Treatment options for stage IV breast cancer in India are

  • > Hormone therapy
  • > Chemotherapy
  • > Targeted drugs, such as trastuzumab (Herceptin) and pertuzumab (Perjeta
  • > Some combination of these

Depending upon cancer type advanced therapies that are used to treat breast cancer patients at fuda are Cryosurgical Ablation (CSA), Seed Knife Therapy (Brachytherapy), Percutaneous Ablation, Targeted Therapy Combined Immunotherapy, these therapies for breast cancer treatment in india has been found very effective, with biggest advantage being Lesser Recurrence Rate and minimal Side-Effects. Many of these therapies are not available in India and these therapies has been found very effective against traditional therapy given at any other hospital in India. Contact us for more information on breast cancer treatment in India.

Breast cancer classification

Breast cancers are classified by several grading systems. Each of these influences the prognosis and can affect treatment response. Description of a breast cancer optimally includes all of these factors.
Histopathology: Breast cancer is usually classified primarily by its histological appearance.
Grade: Grading compares the appearance of the breast cancer cells to the appearance of normal breast tissue. Normal cells in an organ like the breast become differentiated, meaning that they take on specific shapes and forms that reflect their function as part of that organ.
Stage: Breast cancer staging using the TNM system is based on the size of the tumor.
DNA assays: DNA testing of various types including DNA microarrays have compared normal cells to breast cancer cells.

More about breast cancer treatment in india

Breast cancer treatment options are partly based on the cancer stage, contact us for assistant in breast cancer treatment. Studies have shown that people have better outcomes in cancer programs that treat a high level of patients. We have one of the most active breast cancer treatment programs in India. We offer many innovative breast cancer treatment. For more information about breast cancer treatment you can contact us fuda hospital. Contact us for more information on breast cancer treatment in India. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. More then 1 lakh new cases of breast cancer are detected every year and accounts for approximately 25% of all new cancers diagnosed and as many as 20% of all cancer deaths known in Indian women. 

A recent study of breast cancer risk in India revealed that 1 in 28 women develop breast cancer during her lifetime. This is higher in urban areas being 1 in 22 in a lifetime compared to rural areas where this risk is relatively much lower being 1 in 60 women developing breast cancer in their lifetime. In India the average age of the high risk group in India is 43-46 years unlike in the west where women aged 53-57 years are more prone to breast cancer. Contact us for more information on breast cancer treatment in India.

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