Breast cancer is the one of the most common forms of cancer, and the second most common cause of cancer-related death among women globally. Unfortunately, due to the mounds of information available on the internet, it is common to get misguided or feel lost, especially when one isn’t guided correctly regarding the causes of breast cancer, the various risk factors, preventative measures, diagnosis & modes of treatment, etc. Dr Tushar Jadhav is Breast Cancer Specialist in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai
The good news is that with the advent of modern technology, breast cancer can be cured. Our objective is to provide patients with the right diagnosis and treatment options that are customized to their specific requirement in a manner that is affordable and transparent.
1. Diagnosing Breast Cancer
The key to success in breast cancer management is its early diagnosis. Breast screening by Breast Self-Examination and regular screening mammograms have made this possible.
Unlike in developed countries, breast cancer screening is neither yet a national policy nor is covered by any health insurance in India. Lack of awareness, scarcity of centres and high costs of imaging are some of the leading reasons why this area is vastly underutilized in India.
Thus, at the moment, the best way to deal with this issue is to spread awareness and urge our loved ones from getting routine checks at least once in 1-2 years.
2. Myths surrounding Breast Cancer
There is a common misconception that breast cancer causes women to lose 1 or both of their breasts, leaving them scarred and deformed. While this may have been true of the past, it is no longer true, thanks to the advances of medical sciences and innovative surgical treatments offered by talented, well-trained doctors. Dr Tushar Jadhav is Breast Cancer Specialist in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai
Today, there are various options available to conserve the breast even if the cancer is in a locally advanced stage or is multicentric. Various oncoplastic surgical options can give patients a beautiful breast shape with volume and symmetry even after cancer surgery. This is not only cosmetically sound, but is also completely safe. Similarly, there are sentinel lymph node techniques to help patients avoid morbidity through unnecessary armpit clearance. Dr Tushar Jadhav is Breast Cancer Specialist in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai
3. Logistical Issues in Getting Breast Cancer Treatment in Mumbai
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region is one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. There are facilities available for every aspect of Breast cancer management such as diagnostic and imaging centres, hospitals, surgeons, oncologist, radiation centres, genetic clinics, rehabilitation centres, palliative and hospice centres and more. However, these are scattered all over the city, and there are very few centres that provide complete breast cancer care under one roof, causing inconvenience to patients.
It’s our vision and mission to bridge the aforementioned gaps and to provide multidisciplinary comprehensive care to each and every patient who choose us for their breast cancer treatment. We walk every patient with the best options available to them, and offer expert guidance to help patients choose the best option for their disease. We facilitate and provide care at accessible centres that are the most convenient for our patients at affordable prices.Dr Tushar Jadhav is Breast Cancer Specialist in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai