It is predicted that by 2020, there will be 10 million new cancer cases yearly in the developing world, of which 6 million will die (WHO). In India alone, it is estimated that 1.5 million new cancer cases will occur yearly. The incidence of cancer is increasing due to change in lifestyle, diet and other variety of factors. Early detection can help patient to seek the treatment on time and can prevent the further spread of the cancer.
Apollo Breast Clinic provides a unique, comprehensive and multidisciplinary breast care program with a full spectrum of clinical and support services, from screening and diagnosis to treatment planning and counselling. Our team members include breast surgeon, breast radiologists, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, nurses, mammography and ultrasound technicians, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists etc.
At Apollo Breast Clinic, we also perform mammography as well as ultrasound guided stereotactic biopsies for non-palpable breast lesions.
With the multidisciplinary approach, we ensure that
- When a breast problem is identified, a variety of specialists are available to plan your care and to answer questions.
- The planning and sharing of knowledge and opinions among team members ensures that the best possible treatment plan is developed for you.
- Your care is coordinated as you are referred to other medical specialties and during different phases of treatment within the hospital.
Any woman who has following manifestation should visit the Breast Clinic
- Breast mass (painful/painless)
- Persistent breast pain not responding to simple measures
- Nipple discharges or eczema
- Inward turning of nipple
- Skin of the breast or nipple tethering
- Request for assessment by a woman with a strong family history of breast cancer
- Any abnormality in the mammography, if already done
- Women above the age of 40 for screening of breast cancer
- Women below the age of 40, with any one of the “risk factors”
Early Signs of Breast Cancer
- Painless breast mass
- Persistent breast pain
- Nipple discharge
- Inward turning of nipple
- Skin tethering
- Redness or scaling of the skin nipple
- Distortion of breast
Most of the changes that occur in the breast are harmless but you should get all of them checked as there is a small chance that they could be the first sign of breast cancer.
Breast screening can show breast cancers at an early stage, when they are too small for you or your doctor to see or feel. Regular screenings make it possible to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages and can help save your life and your breast.
Breast self-examination must be practiced monthly from teenage onwards by all women. Clinical breast examination may be undertaken annually with one’s doctor.
Clinical breast examination should be undertaken annually with one’s doctor from 30 years of age.
Mammograms every 3 years from the age of 40.Mammographic screening is not effective in the early detection of breast cancer for women under 40 years of age.
No Touch Breast Scan
As the name suggests, No Touch Breast Scan is an entirely touch-less breast exam that does not incorporate any X-ray type radiation.
No Touch Breast Scan is the world’s first, CE approved, fully computerized dual-digital IR camera based screening technology. The exam takes less than 10 minutes and the computer generated report can instantly be made available to the physician.
Periodic thermography can be used as a valuable adjunct to breast screening for women of all ages, especially for
- Women with positive family history
- Women too young for annual mammographic screening
- Women with dense breasts
- Women seeking second opinion
Dr. Shakuntala Shah
Dr. Anagha Zope
Dr. Subha Sinha