Dubai Breast Cancer Clinic - What you must know about breast cancer?

  • The breast cancer is the most common form of cancer that is found in the women all over the world.

Types of breast cancer:                                                                                           

  • There are various types of breast cancer in the women all over the world.
  • The most common breast cancer is ‘ductal carcinoma’ which begins in the cells which line the breast duct. Every 7 out of 10 women suffers from ductal carcinoma.
  • The second common form of breast cancer is lobular carcinoma which starts its formation in the lobule of the women’s breast. However, its occurrence is rare and 1 out of every 10 breast cancer diagnosed women suffer from this form of breast cancer.
  • There comes a third form where the women suffer from both the lobular and ductal types of breast cancer.

Precautions to reduce the risk of breast cancer:

A healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of breast cancer. Here are the precautions which one needs to take:

  • The alcohol intake shall be limited to avoid the risk of development of breast cancer.
  • In premenopausal women, the smoking is linked to the risk of breast cancer.
  • Obesity is one of the major cause of breast cancer.
  • Breast feeding plays a role in preventing breast cancer.
  • A healthy weight can also prevent breast cancer.

Treatment of breast cancer:

  • The women diagnosed with breast cancer may need to undergo one or several treatment options.
  • The right treatment to a large extent depends upon the stage of the breast cancer the women is diagnosed with, the size of a tumour, the presence of hormone receptors in a tumour and the general health of the women.
  • The treatment options include:
    • Surgery
      • The surgery is the most common treatment for curing the breast cancer. However, the type of surgery varies from one woman to another depending upon the stage of cancer.
      • In the breast sparing surgery, the operation is conducted for removing the cancer and a negligible amount of normal tissue surrounding it. In certain cases, the surgeons are required to remove the whole breast depending upon the size and the location of a tumour.
    • Radiation therapy
      • The high energy rays are used to kill the cancer cells. The radiations can come from a machine outside the body or inside the body. The side effects of radiation depend on the type and duration of radiation.
    • Hormone therapy
      • If the breast cancer cells have the hormone receptors in it, then the hormone therapy is the best treatment as this therapy keeps the natural hormones of progesterone and estrogen away from the cancer cells and aids in their growth.

Breast clinic at Dr. Rami Hamed Center provides better option for the diagnosis of breast cancer, breast cancer treatment and breast ultrasound.