Breast cancer

Breast cancer refers to cancers occurring in the breast tissues, developed due to uncontrolled division of different cells of the breast. Bangalore, sadly, is known to be the breast cancer capital of India. Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be quite devastating for a woman. For this reason, we have invested ourselves in building a dedicated women's oncology setup that manages all cancers related to women. Studies show that early breast cancer treatment has better outcome and prognosis, which is possible only if there is good awareness among women about breast cancer symptoms and evaluation methods. With organ site specialists who have extensive experience in breast oncology and imaging, Cytecare provides accurate breast cancer diagnosis for better clinical judgement regarding therapeutic choices.

Cytecare provides comprehensive breast cancer treatment services, including minimally invasive procedures and surgical techniques designed for minimal postoperative discomfort and issues such as lymphedema. The holistic evaluation and treatment plan of breast cancer includes breast cancer risk assessment and screening, breast imaging, breast cancer surgery (lumpectomy, mastectomy), breast reconstruction, and support services for women living with breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Screening & Prevention

We have an on-going commitment towards breast cancer prevention and early detection. Early detection of breast cancer allows the best outcome, both in terms of survival and quality of life. Hence, we provide comprehensive and risk-stratified, individualised screening for breast cancer, in addition to detailed risk assessment and genetic screening for women with family history of breast cancer.

With the state-of-the-art technology and the latest digital breast tomosynthesis, our team of cancer care specialists and technicians minimise the discomfort during screening procedures of breast cancer. Our oncoplastic surgeon and radiologists are specially trained to read and interpret mammography, ensuring accurate reading, diagnosis and lower patient recall.

We provide the following breast cancer screening services

  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Clinical Breast Examination
  • Digital Mammography (2D)
  • Digital Breast Tomosynthesis -DBT (3D mammography)
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Breast MRI
  • Image guided Biopsy (FNAC)
  • Genetic counselling for patients with history of familial/hereditary breast cancer
  • Genetic Screening /Biomarker testing (BRCA1, 2, Hormone assay)

Cytecare Breast Oncology team highly recommends that women over the age of 40 have an annual breast examination.

Women Screening Package

Breast Cancer Diagnosis

While breast cancer may be asymptomatic in early stages, one must always be aware of the breast cancer symptoms to recognise them as and when they become visible. One must consult a breast cancer specialist if any of the symptoms are observed. Usually, a combination of the below tests will be conducted for best results:

  1. Physical examination of the breast: The doctor will do a thorough physical examination of the breast and armpits to check for hardened tissues, lumps, enlarged lymph nodes and altered shape, in addition to assessing the size and colour of the breasts and armpits.
  2. In case any sign of abnormality is found, such as a lump, the following tests are prescribed for a clear idea of its nature. If a patient suspects a risk and wishes to get screened, doctors are likely to recommend some imaging tests. The following breast cancer tests are required to detect abnormalities that can go undetected by touch and observation:
    • Breast Imaging
      • Ultrasonography- Breast
      • Digital Breast Tomosynthesis -DBT (3D mammography)
      • Breast MRI: An MRI is used to produce detailed pictures of the inside of the breast. A breast MRI is not regularly used for breast cancer screening, and may be recommended for women with higher risk of breast cancer. While a mammogram is the standard method for diagnosing early-stage breast cancer, an MRI may be done in certain instances to complement it.
      • Digital Mammography (2D)
    • Biopsy
      • Fine needle aspiration (FNAC)
      • Stereo/core biopsy
    • Genetic tests for BRCA1, BRCA2, Her2
    • Hormone receptor test Progesterone and Estrogen Receptors

Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast Cancer Surgery is considered to play a curative role in most cancers including breast cancer. Complete tumour resection is the main goal of breast cancer surgery. At Cytecare, we have dedicated oncoplastic breast surgeons to perform breast surgery. We recommend that patients always choose a specialist who specializes in breast cancer surgery. At Cytecare, we provide state-of-the-art surgery with exceptional post-surgical care, to minimise lymphedema, nausea, and vomiting. We offer excellent wound care so our cancer patients, who have had lumpectomy and mastectomy, are able to recover faster owing to the lower risk of infection.

We provide a range of surgical services for breast cancer that includes:

  1. Axillary node dissection
  2. Sentinel node biopsy
  3. Lumpectomy/breast conservation
  4. Mastectomy
    • Total simple mastectomy
    • Modified radical mastectomy
    • Skin sparing mastectomy
    • Nipple sparing mastectomy
    • Nipple and areola sparing mastectomy
    • Scar sparing mastectomy
  1. Oncoplastic surgery
  2. Simultaneous reconstruction
  3. Staged reconstruction
  4. Preventive/prophylactic mastectomy
  5. Radiation Oncology
  6. Medical Oncology
  7. Palliative Care
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Digital Breast Tomosynthesis – Benefits over 2D Mammogram

Cytecare is the first hospital in Karnataka to introduce Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (popularly known as 3D-Mammography) for women.

Digital mammography captures a single image of the breast and converts them to computer images. This digital conversion makes it easier for detection of any abnormalities, since the image can be zoomed in and out, and certain areas of interest can be highlighted as required.

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis can capture multiple images of the breast at different angles and these images are combined into a 3D image on a computer. This method of using a 3D mammogram has a greater accuracy of detection of breast cancer that may sometimes escape more traditional methods. Hence, digital breast tomosynthesis provides the advantage of enabling earlier detection of cancer.

Cancer prevention and screening

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis features & benefits include

3D reconstruction of entire breast tissue volume viewed as sequential slices
Reduced interference from breast tissue overlap
Superior evaluation of masses, areas of architectural distortion, and asymmetries
Improved diagnostic accuracy (p < 0.001), particularly for younger women, dense breasts, and smaller lesions
Decreased false-positive results directly translate into less patient anxiety
Decreased costs for additional diagnostic examinations (including ultrasound and biopsies) due to unnecessary recalls
Improved detection of multicentric and bilateral breast cancers

Addition of DBT for breast cancer screening ultimately reduces the associated mortality and morbidity. Digital Breast Tomosynthesis offers maximum benefits for densely glandular breasts and for younger women. This has a large impact on decreasing the number of women undergoing unnecessary recalls or biopsies & plays a vital role in alleviating anxiety in women opting for screening tests.

3D mammography has been shown to reduce the percentage of missed cancers by 15% . More recent studies show about 30% increased 3D mammography sensitivity and specificity compared to 2D Mammography with a recalls reduction in screening by approximately 40% . The x-ray dose of 3D mammography is comparable to that of a 2D Mammogram. Therefore, the cumulative dose of the combined screening is still below the FDA-regulated limit and found to be safe and effective for patient use.

Types of breast cancer

Ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS)

Ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS)

Lobular carcinoma in-situ (LCIS)

Lobular carcinoma in-situ (LCIS)

Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC)

Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC)

Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC)

Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC)

Inflammatory breastcancer (IBC)

Inflammatory breastcancer (IBC)

Breast Angiosarcomas

Breast Angiosarcomas

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Support Services

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Our Cancer Specialists

Cytecare’s commitment to providing the highest level of advanced cancer care treatment includes a multi-faceted approach that relies on what we call the four pillars of cancer treatment. Meet our cancer care clinical team of accredited and highly qualified cancer care specialists and top oncologists in Bangalore, India.

DR. ANTHONY PAIS

DR. ANTHONY PAIS

Senior Consultant – Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

DR Poovamma C U

DR Poovamma C U

Senior Consultant and Director- Breast Oncology

DR AJAY RAO P

DR AJAY RAO P

Senior Consultant and Director- Radiation Oncology

DR AKSHAY KUDPAJE

DR AKSHAY KUDPAJE

Senior Consultant & Director - Head & Neck Oncology

DR APARNA SUBRAYA GANGOLI

DR APARNA SUBRAYA GANGOLI

Senior Consultant & Head - Laboratory Medicine

DR DINESH RAJU

DR DINESH RAJU

Senior Consultant and Clinical Lead – Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain

Dr G. Rama Mohan Reddy

Dr G. Rama Mohan Reddy

Consultant - Nuclear Medicine

Dr Harish P

Dr Harish P

Senior Consultant - Medical Oncology, Hemat Oncology & BMT

DR KOMAL D CHIPPALKATTI

DR KOMAL D CHIPPALKATTI

Consultant - Pathology

DR L NARENDRA PRASAD

DR L NARENDRA PRASAD

Senior Consultant - Internal Medicine & HIV Medicine

DR MAHENDRA MADESH

DR MAHENDRA MADESH

Consultant - Neurosurgery

DR N K Venkataramana

DR N K Venkataramana

Senior Consultant, Neurosciences and Director of Brains Neuro Spine Centre

DR POORNIMA SUBRAHAMANYA

DR POORNIMA SUBRAHAMANYA

Consultant, Gastrointestinal & HPB Surgery

DR Prasad Narayanan

DR Prasad Narayanan

Senior Consultant & Director - Medical Oncology, Hemat Oncology & BMT

DR Punyashree RM

DR Punyashree RM

Associate Consultant - Gynaec Oncology

Dr Raghavendra Babu

Dr Raghavendra Babu

Senior Consultant & Director - Gastrointestinal & HPB Surgery

Dr Sharath kote. G.S.

Dr Sharath kote. G.S.

Consultant - Medical Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

DR SUHAS M.S.

DR SUHAS M.S.

Consultant - Internal Medicine

DR Swati Bhat

DR Swati Bhat

Senior Consultant & Director - Pain & Palliative Care, Interventional Spine Specialist

DR. GURURAJ S PURANIK

DR. GURURAJ S PURANIK

Senior Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedics

DR. JOSHY E.V.

DR. JOSHY E.V.

Senior Consultant - Neurologist, Brains Neuro Spine Hospital

DR. MOHAN KESHAVAMURTHY

DR. MOHAN KESHAVAMURTHY

Senior Consultant - Uro Oncosurgery

DR. SHOBHA K

DR. SHOBHA K

Senior Consultant- Gynaec Oncology

DR. SHREYAS NAGARAJ

DR. SHREYAS NAGARAJ

Consultant- Uro Oncosurgery

DR. SRINIVAS C.H.

DR. SRINIVAS C.H.

Consultant - Orthopedic Oncology

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Bhargavi

"I have found all the staff so far at Cytecare Cancer Hospitals are courteous.Dr. Poovamma was the cancer doctor who did my surgery. I thank her for her excellent care, patience, responsiveness and treatment. All the nurses, coordinators I have met were also responsive and caring. Everything is well organized and planned. My experience at this Cancer Hospitals in bangalore has been all good. Thank you all."

Esther Prabha

“My aunt underwent cancer treatment at Cytecare Cancer Hospitals. I must say the cleanliness and taking care of patients was a priority. Mr Morris responded well. Really it's an excellent cancer hospital in bangalore. Cancer doctors, nurses and housekeeping department were good. Especially, I respect Mr Morris's response on time.”

JAYAVARDHANA.C

"Very kind and helpful staff and doctors. The hospitality of Cytecare Cancer Hospital is excellent and all the services are provided in an effective manner. The response from all the departments is good. My uncle underwent cancer surgery and he is responding well with chemotherapy too. We expect a good outcome by the end"

Roopak Poddar

"The first experience with this cancer hospital has been very good, the staff are very friendly, very attentive and ready to sort out the queries and cooperative, Doctors are polite and explain the problem very well, and make us understand about the complexity in simple language. I can say; it’s one of the best cancer hospitals in Bangalore. The hospital is very clean and housekeeping guys are very active and immediately clean up the place wherever they find it’s dirty."

Sanju Navya

"The staff and doctors maintain a good ambiance. Recommended for any kind of cancer treatment. The doctors will assist you clearly further."

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