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Breast Cancer Centre : An Overview

Dharamshila Narayana Breast Cancer Treatment Centre is a more than two decade old centre of excellence known for its best surgical outcomes. It is the most trusted centre across the world for its Excellent Surgical Skills, State-of-the-art Infrastructure, High End / Cutting Edge Technologies, Highest Professional Standards of Quality Care, which enhances the Outcome of the Treatment. The centre has performed thousands of Breast Cancer Surgeries till date with excellent results. Our breast cancer survivors are a testimony to what can be done to improve breast cancer cure rates.

Dharamshila Narayana Breast Cancer Centre at Dharamshila Hospital is exclusively dedicated to the patients who are suffering from Breast cancer with patholoical conditions like Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), Infiltrating lobular carcinoma (ILC), Infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC), Medullary carcinoma, Mucinous Carcinoma, Tubular carcinoma , Inflammatory breast cancer, Paget’s disease of the nipple, Phyllodes Tumor etc.

Our Breast Cancer Treatment team are pioneer in complete diagnosis and treatment of Breast Cancer in India. This expertise allows us to offer you personalized treatment options including Breast Conservative Surgery, Complete Breast Removal (mastectomy), Breast Reconstruction, Chemo therapy and other innovative breast cancer treatments, including Hormonal Therapy, Targeted Therapy, Biological Therapy, Immuno therapy, Radiation Therapy etc. based on most recent National and International guidelines / protocols.

Our Breast cancer experts evaluate and treat all types and stages of Breast Cancers, from early lesions to the rarest and most challenging cases. Our treating team includes Breast Surgeons, Medical and Radiation Oncologists, Reconstructive Surgeons, Nutritionists, Social worker and Physiotherapists.

Role of Surgical Oncologists - Our trained and skilled Breast Cancer Surgical Oncologists play the major role while selecting the operable cases, performing a complete surgery by removing the cancerous breast  with clear margins and removing all the lymph nodes. During surgery dissected specimen is sent for a frozen section to the Oncopathologist for immediate report on the margins. If the margins of the dissected breast are not free from cancer, further dissection is carried out to achieve clear margins to prevent recurrences. The quality of the surgery, determines the postoperative quality of the life of the patient.

Role of Medical Oncologists -  A ‘medical oncologist‘ is the one who determines the desired chemo drug (s) (molecules), its dose, no. of cycles required and supervises the administration of chemotherapy. The medical oncologist will also have a good understanding of all the different types of breast cancer, and have an idea of the risk of recurrence and overall treatment success rates for a given presentation of breast cancer.

Role of Radiation Oncologists - Radiation oncologists are the doctors who will take care of the radiation therapy treatments. The Radiation oncologists work with the other members of the radiation therapy team to develop the best treatment plan and ensure that each treatment is given accurately. Radiation oncologist will also monitor the progress of the patient′s clinical condition and adjust the treatment as necessary to make sure the radiation is hitting its target while minimizing side effects. Before, during and after the radiation therapy treatments, our radiation oncologist works closely with other cancer doctors, such as medical oncologists and surgeons, to maximize the radiation’s effectiveness.

Role of Plastic Surgeons - After the removal of the cancerous tissues, a large gap appears, which has to be filled/reconstructed by the Plastic Surgeon so that, patient gets normal appearance.

Role of Recovery and Rehabilitation Team - Recovery and Rehabilitation Therapist will team up with the surgical oncologist to help in preventing or Minimizing lymph edema using specialized drainage techniques, stretching exercises and massages. Post-operative recovery with normal/close to normal appearance of the patient, requires a dedicated team of Critical Care Specialists, Skilled Oncology Nurses, Dieticians and Physiotherapists who work together to ensure that patient leads a normal life.

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