Breast cancer is one of the most common cancer that is found in women and it has become the second major cancer death in women after lung cancer. How many of you knew this? Or shall I ask how many of you know anything on breast cancer?
Through our blog today, we will try to make you aware of this death disease and will suggest you few steps that could be taken if one diagnoses from it.
Breast cancer develops due to some tissues in the breast.
The major symptoms include:
- Lump or thickness of the breast.
- Some changes in skin and nipple.
- Pain in armpits or breast
- Rashes around or on the nipple.
- Discharge from nipple.
- A sudden change in shape and size of the breast.
Breast cancer hits one in eight women and no one knows the exact reason why have they got breast cancer. But there are few risk factors like Age, being female, lack of physical exercise, Genetics, A history of breast cancer or breast lumps, dense breast tissues, being exposed to estrogen, body weight, alcohol consumption, radiation exposure and hormone treatment.
In the beginning we said that there are many types of breast cancers, so talking about them, Ductal Carcinoma is the most common among all and it begins in the milk duct. Lobular Carcinoma is another common type of breast cancer that starts in lobules.
Talking further on this, would like to introduce you to the terms:
Invasive Breast cancer: The cancer cells that break out from inside the lobules or ducts and further invade nearby tissues, that increase the chance of spreading to the rest of the body.
Non- Invasive breast cancer: When the cancer is still inside its place of origin and has not broken out. However, these cells eventually develop into invasive breast cancer.
After learning about the symptoms, risk factors and types let’s talk about the diagnosis now. Diagnosis is done as a result of routine screening or when the woman approaches doctor after noticing some symptoms. Following examinations are done by the doctors to confirm the cancer:
Breast Examination to check the lumps or some discharge.
Imaging Test: A type of X-ray for breast cancer screening that can detect any lump or abnormalities.
Biopsy: A tissue sample is surgically removed for the laboratory analysis. This sample helps in detecting the cancer and the type of cancer the patient has.
Using the above factors if the cancer gets detect, the treatment of the same depends of few of the following factors:
- The kind of Breast cancer.
- The cancer stages.
- Hormonal sensitivity
- Patient’s age and health.
Keeping the above factors in consideration, the treatment procedure includes the following options:
- Radiation Therapy
- Biological therapy
- Hormone Therapy
In our blog today, we have discussed all the possible types of breast cancer, their symptoms, the risk factors, diagnosis, treatment factors and the treatment procedure.
We at Medin Global, tries to help as much as we can. Feel free to reach out to us, we will refer you to the doctors depending on your medical condition. Tourism facilities are also taken in consideration by Medin Global. We look towards the interpreter, translator, doctors and medicines. We have the following medicines for the Breast cancer patients:
- Exemestane-Aromasin 25 mg: Used to treat breast cancer in post-menopausal.
- Lapatinib – Tykerb 250 mg: Used for the advanced breast cancer
- Trastuzumab Emtansine-kadcyla 160 mg Injection: It’s a treatment for HER2 positive breast cancer that spreads to rest of the body parts.
Kindly follow the link http://medinglobal.com/product-category/anticancer/breast-cancer/ to learn more about the medicines mentioned above.
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