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Breast Cancer Treatment in India

Over the last ten years Breast Cancer has been rising steadily and now it is the most common cancer in women in India. Age adjusted rate is as high as 25.8 per 100,000 women and mortality 12.7 per 100,000 women. With the advent of effective screening modalities it is now possible to detect breast cancer at an earlier stage. Five year survival rate of breast cancer detected at the earliest stage is more than 90%.

The Breast Cancer treatment team at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre offers leading-edge, personalized care, from effective screening through diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Till date more than 20,000 breast surgeries have been done.

We consider every woman and man diagnosed with breast cancer to be a unique individual who deserves a carefully thought-out, personalized treatment plan offering advanced care. With this objective each case is being discussed in detail in tumor board for better outcomes. To provide the best treatment options to meet each patient’s goals, our specialists work as a united team, carefully evaluating patient and the specifics of breast cancer.

Our specialists are experts in breast cancer care and research, providing patients the latest and the most effective treatments with the greatest chance of cure. Our center is one of the few centers in the world providing latest cutting edge diagnostic technologies and targeted treatments, minimal invasive surgery, molecular pathology and more-effective chemotherapies, radiotherapy and prevention.

Diagnostic Facilities for Breast Cancer treatment

DIAGNOSTIC FACILITIES listed below are all available under one roof. They range from:

  • Digital Mammography
  • Digital Tomosynthesis
  • MR Mammography
  • Scintimammography
  • PET MRI.

INTERVENTIONAL advancements are used for establishing diagnosis wherever indicated. They are as of:

  • Stereotactic wire localization and guided biopsy
  • MRI Guided biopsy
  • Ultrasound Guided wire localization
  • Sentinel node biopsy and
  • Vacuum assisted biopsy – Scarless surgery of breast lump.

Our center excels in Mastectomy as well as lesser Invasive treatment options as of:

  • Breast Conservative Surgery along with various forms of Breast Oncoplasty
  • Volume Replacement and Displacements including Implants and free flaps.

Most effective chemotherapy and radiotherapy including Accelerated partial breast irradiation are also available.

  • The newer minimal invasive treatment such as ROBOTIC MASTECTOMY has been started recently with the most advanced da vinci Xi system and institute has the credit of performing it for the first time in India.
  • As a part of Comprehensive Breast Cancer Care we also have cancer survivorship and the rehabilitation meet known as ”The Maitree”.
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