Breast cancer develops more often in women than men when cells in their breasts grow and divide uncontrollably, resulting in a mass of tissue known as a tumor.
Breast cancer, like other cancers, can invade and grow into the tissue that surrounds your breast. It can also spread to other parts of your body and cause new tumors to form. This is referred to as metastasis. Mammograms can aid in the early detection of breast cancer.
Dr Rengan, surgeon and Dr Siva, medical oncologist jointly treat your breast cancer in Chennai. They have a collective experience of decades in treating breast cancer in Chennai
Which demographic is more prone to breast cancer?
- Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, after skin cancer. Women over the age of 50 are more likely to be affected. Breast cancer is a very common problem among women in Chennai
- Men can get breast cancer, too, though it is uncommon.
- Transgender women are more likely than cisgender men to develop breast cancer. Furthermore, transgender men are less likely to develop breast cancer than cisgender women.
What factors contribute to breast cancer?
When abnormal cells in your breast divide and multiply, breast cancer develops. However, experts are unsure of what causes this process to begin in the first place. Research suggests that there are a number of risk factors that may increase your chances of developing breast cancer.
- Age- Being 55 or olderincreases the chances of developing breast cancer.
- Genetics and family history– If a patient has parents, siblings, children, or other close relatives who have had breast cancer, they are more likely to develop it at some point in their life.
- Smoking- Tobacco consumption has been linked to numerous cancers, including breast cancer.
- The use of alcohol- According to research, drinking alcohol may increase the risk of developing certain types of breast cancer.
- Obesity- Obesity can increase the risk of developing breast cancer and can cause recurrence too.
- Exposure to radiation- Patients are more likely to develop breast cancer if they have previously received radiation therapy, particularly to their head, neck, or chest.
- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)- People who use hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are more likely to develop breast cancer.
Breast cancer signs and symptoms may include:
- A lump or thickening in the breast that feels different from the surrounding tissue
- Breast enlargement, reshaping, or resemblance
- Dimpling is a change in the skin over the breast.
- A nipple that has recently inverted
- The pigmented area of skin surrounding the nipple (areola) or breast skin peels, scales, crusts, or flakes.
- Redness or pitting of the skin over your breast, resembling orange skin
- Discharge from a nipple, possibly containing blood
- An area of the breast that is distinct from the rest of the breast.
- A hardened marble-like area beneath your skin.
Dr RS Rengan is a senior surgeon who has operated on thousands of women with breast cancer in Chennai. Dr Siva, is an enterprising medical and radiation oncologist with a strong research background who will handle your breast cancer treatment before and after surgery.
Dr Siva is one of the few oncologists in India who is qualified in both medical and radiation oncology. He can effectively guide your treatment for breast cancer. Surgery will be performed by Dr Rengan and his team in Chennai. Choose an experienced team to treat breast cancer in Chennai at Dr Rengan’s Gastro Onco Surgical Centre.
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