Breast Cancer: Have You Noticed These Symptoms…

The month of October is celebrated around the world as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On this occasion, know how dangerous breast cancer is and how to prevent it.



According to the World Health Organization, every year five lakh people in India are falling victim to premature death from cancer. If the number of cancer patients keeps increasing at this pace, then in 2015 this death rate will reach seven lakhs.

According to the Population-Based Cancer Registry (PBCR), about 1,44,000 new breast cancer patients are coming to India in a year . Due to wrong lifestyle and lack of awareness, the number of breast cancer patients in India is increasing rapidly.

The month of October is celebrated around the world as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On this occasion, breast cancer pathologists have told about the condition, cause, prevention and treatment of the disease.

Increasing age, obesity, early menopausal age and staying up late, having the first child after the age of 30, reducing or not breastfeeding and heredity increase the likelihood of breast cancer.

In addition, prolonged use of Pills or Harmos Replacement Therapy (HRT) can also be responsible for this.

By adopting a healthy lifestyle, the chances of this disease can be reduced to some extent. The chances of breast cancer can be reduced to a great extent by starting marital life at the right age, distance from birth control pills, breastfeeding, staying physically healthy and distance from alcohol .

Self breast testing is important:


BMCHRC Radiation Oncology Department Head, Senior Consultant Dr. Nidhi Patni says that women can identify breast cancer even with self-breast examination (self-breast examination). All the symptoms of breast cancer disease, the appearance of a lump in the breast, swelling of the part of the breast, changes in the skin around the breast, pain in the breast or nipple, thickening of the nipple or release of any fluid in the nipple. Huh.

He said that by making a pad of the fingers of the hand, the lump of the breast, the flexibility of the skin or the change in shape can be identified.

If the woman sees any of the changes in the breast, then she should not delay in consulting the cancer doctor . Mammography is the most important test to identify breast cancer , through which X-rays of the breast are done.


BMCHRC Department of Surgical Oncology and Senior Consultant Dr. Sanjeev Patni said that there are mainly four stages of cancer. In the first and second stage, it is possible to free the patient from cancer when the disease is diagnosed and treatment is started, while in the third or last stage, the death rate of the patient increases.

Due to lack of awareness, the disease is identified in the third or last stage in most of the patients in the country.

Patni said that this is the reason that India has the highest number of cancer deaths compared to other countries. In such a situation, it is important that women do breast examination themselves, after the age of 40, get mammography test done.

From the beginning of treatment in the early stage of breast cancer , now the patient can be made cancer free by treating without removing the breast.

Growing Survivors from Modern Medicine:


Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Center (BMCHRC) Jaipur, Dr. Ajay Bapna, Head of the Department of Chemotherapy said that modern medicine has greatly increased the percentage of successful treatment of breast cancer, due to which the number of breast cancer servants has increased today. is.

Today, due to the multidimensional treatment procedure, the treatment of the patient is decided with surgery, chemotherapy, harmos therapy and radiation therapy depending on his condition.

The method of treatment is decided on the basis of the patient's disease.

Figures are increasing rapidly like this:


Globecan, the international research agency of Cancer Research, has revealed that 1,44,937 breast cancer patients came to India for treatment in 2012. While 70,218 women suffering from breast cancer died this year .

This report revealed that every other patient suffering from breast cancer in the country is dying.

Indian Council of Medical Research ISMR said in a report that currently 14.5 lakh new cases of cancer are being registered in a year.

In such a situation, the number of these cases will reach 17.3 lakh in 2020.

ICMR has stated in its report that breast cancer is increasing the fastest in women in the country.
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