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WHO TREATS BREAST CANCER? It is not unusual to see patients visiting their gynecologists/obstetricians with a breast complaint before they are guided to a breast surgeon or specialist.While Germany is one of very few countries where gynecologists deal with breast diseases as well as gynecological diseases, breast diseases are treated by surgeons in India. Breast cancer needs to be detected early to get the best of results and any suspicious lump should be brought to the notice of a breast cancer specialist at the earliest. For further details, please contact Dr Geeta Kadayaprath, Head, Breast Cancer Services, Max Hospital, Patparganj.
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Early breast cancer does not usually announce its presence with pain. The most common presentation of Breast cancer is a PAINLESS LUMP! Please do not ignore such a lump and see a Breast surgeon to make sure it is nothing sinister!
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A young lady of 35 years walked into my clinic with cancer phobia. Her mother had died at the age of 45 from breast cancer. She said, ” My mom was diagnosed in Stage 4 and she never had a lump in the breast. All that was there to see was that her nipple had been pulled in.” I examined her, got an ultrasound of the breast done and she is fine. While a breast lump is the commonest symptom of breast cancer, a nipple pulled in could also be a harbinger of breast cancer. Under the nipple, is hardest to feel for a lump. However, when the nipple sinks in, it may mean that there is this sinister lump sitting beneath it and pulling it towards it. If this has happened recently, you certainly need to visit a Breast Surgeon!
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It is kind of frightening when cancer does not fit into the rule book. Painless lump is the usual presentation in breast cancer. So, when a 31 year old walks into your clinic with an exquisitely tender lump and an ultrasound report proclaiming it to be an abscess in evolution, you are tempted to believe it. However the antenna that you nurture carefully with years of experience tells you otherwise..THIS IS JUST NOT RIGHT.....The tender lump, the tender round lymph node. A repeat ultrasound done by my radiologist colleague and a core biopsy confirm my worst fears.. I am dealing with cancer in this unsuspecting young lady. Breaks my heart but I have a job to do!
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Breast cancer can catch anyone by surprise. Why I say that is because the usual history is a lump felt in the breast over a few weeks to a month or two or more. Apparently innocent as it caused no pain or upset the rhythm of life. It was just there! I identify with this extremely unpleasant feeling of being caught out or cornered or ganged up against, when this innocuous lump is declared cancer, almost everyday. How could a lump which was just there till yesterday change life indelibly? The grief that accompanies the diagnosis is unfathomable in most. The denial that follows and the unfairness of the situation is quite hard hitting. I, as a Clinician, after so many years of being witness to this familiar response, still find it hard to say something sensible to console, especially if the affected is young. It is almost as if I am on their side, a part of their family, going through this heart- wrenching sequence. When I am at a loss, the best I do, is hold their hands and say everything will be alright. I want it that way and no other way, as every doctor would. And it works! I liken the situation to being in quicksand. If you struggle too much with the situation, you get pulled in, the brain gets clouded and wrong decisions are made. If you reach out to a helping hand, gently ease yourself out with coaxing and cajoling coming from your loved ones, you make it! How one handles the situation has a large part to play in what the final outcome would be. We do not choose situations in life and some situations do catch you unawares. What you can choose, is your response to the situation- accepting it, making light of it, taking it in your stride and going through treatment with the desire to heal and bounce back, is usually what winners do!!

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