Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year, and also causes the greatest number of cancer-related deaths among women.
We aim to offer a wide range of surgical options to enable breast conservation and oncoplastic surgery. & proud to have some of the region’s finest breast surgical oncologist team in Chennai.
What Are the Possible Surgical Treatment Options for Breast Cancer?
Surgery to remove the whole breast, called a mastectomy, or to remove just the tumor and tissues around it, called a lumpectomy or breast-conserving surgery. There are different types of mastectomies and lumpectomies.
To remove the whole breast along with the removal of axillary lymph nodes.
BREAST CONSERVATION SURGERY:
To remove the tumor with surrounding healthy breast tissues with removal of axillary lymph nodes.
With improvements in chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormonal treatment and targeted therapy, breast conservation therapy has become a sole treatment choice in selected patients.
While it is possible to conserve the breast in early stages of breast cancer, it is also possible to offer this treatment in patients with locally advanced breast cancer, where chemotherapy is administered first to shrink the tumor. If the tumor shrinks towards the center and is marked while the patient is on chemotherapy, it may be possible to conserve the breast when surgery is performed after completion of chemotherapy.
SENTINEL NODE BIOPSY:
This procedure is done for prevention of lymph oedema after breast cancer surgery. It is performed in selected cases, where clinically and radiologically axillary lymph nodes (located in armpits) are not involved.
In this procedure, only limited lymph nodes at the lower level are selectively removed. It is performed by using Radioisotopes, gamma camera and probe. we are commonly doing these procedures with good results.
ADVANTAGES OF SENTINEL NODE BIOPSY:
Sentinel node biopsy removes fewer lymph nodes than the standard operation of axillary clearance.
This lowers the risk of developing lymphoedema, less pain and numbness less arm stiffness smaller scar and quicker recovery
MICROSURGICAL BREAST RECONSTRUCTION:
It is an advanced surgical procedure that is used as a part of breast cancer treatment. After removal of the part or whole of a breast for cancer, it involves transferring of tissue (skin and fat) from the affected part of the patient’s body (breast) to the chest for reconstruction. This transplantation process requires the use of a microscope to connect small blood vessels. The surgeon during the surgery takes skin, fat, and muscle from the patient’s own body to create a new breast mound and reconstruct the breast.
TIPS TO HELP YOU CHOOSE:
Although there are some typical breast cancer treatment regimens, women do have choices.
Talk with your Oncologist about all the risks and benefits of each treatment option and how they will affect your lifestyle.
The treatment of breast cancer has undergone significant evolution, and this shows how outcomes have changed dramatically for the better. While curing the disease is a priority, maintaining quality of life is as important