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Asymptomatic breast cancer: symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention

Breast Cancer It is one of the most common types of cancer faced by women in the world. There are two types of breast cancer – symptomatic and asymptomatic. It becomes more difficult for breast cancer patients if the cancer is asymptomatic. In such a situation, people are not able to diagnose it at the right time, the time taken for treatment is reduced and the severity of the disease increases. In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr BS Ankit Nehra, Consultant Medical Oncology, HCG Cancer Center Jaipur said, “Breast cancer can also be asymptomatic in that it does not show any signs or symptoms making it difficult to identify the individual. Therefore, it is very important for women routine cancer screening After a certain age, to ensure early diagnosis, better survival rates and lower chances of intensive treatment.”

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Symptoms:

Dr BS Ankit Nehra further notes the symptoms:

lumpA new lump or mass that may be hard or soft

pain: nipple or breast pain

discharge: nipple discharge or sacrifice (when the nipple turns inward instead of outward)

swellingSwelling in the breast or parts of the breast even if there is no lump

promotionSkin flaking (sometimes resembling an orange peel)

lymph nodesSwollen lymph nodes under the arm or near the collar bone

Diagnosis:

A range of diagnostic options are also available to diagnose breast cancer at the right time; they are:

diagnostic mammogramDiagnostic mammography is the most widely used technique for early breast cancer detection. Low-energy X-ray technology is used to look for warning signs of breast cancer, such as the development of a lump in the breast area.

breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is often the primary alternative to mammography testing to screen for breast cancer in a high-risk patient. The test is able to identify abnormalities with greater sensitivity than a mammogram.

breast ultrasoundBreast ultrasound may be used as an adjustment to mammography for screening in women with increased breast density.

treatment:

Suhas Agre, Oncologist and Hemato-Oncologist, ACI Kumbla Hill Hospital/Cancer One Clinic, Chembur talks about the treatment options for asymptomatic breast cancer – he said, “The treatment varies from patient to patient depending on the symptoms, stage and the location of the tumor. It is essential to follow the advice given by the doctor and improve your quality of life.”

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