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 diagnosis for better clinical judgement regarding therapeutic choices.

Cytecare provides comprehensive services, including minimally invasive procedures and surgical techniques designed for minimal post-operative discomfort and issues such as lymphedema. The holistic evaluation and treatment plan 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 tomosynthesis, our team of doctors and technicians minimise the discomfort during screening procedures. 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
  • 2D Breast Tomosynthesis
  • 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 cancer may be asymptomatic in early stages, one must always be aware of the symptoms to recognise them as and when they become visible. One must consult a specialist if any of the symptoms are observed. Usually, a combination of the below tests will be conducted for best results:

  • 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.
  • In case any sign of abnormality is found, such as a lump, 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. These tests are required to detect abnormalities that can go undetected by touch and observation:
    1. Breast Imaging
      • Ultrasonography- Breast
      • Mammography (3D Tomosynthesis)
      • 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.
      • Mammography
    2. Biopsy
      • Fine needle aspiration (FNAC)
      • Stereo/core biopsy
    3. Genetic tests for BRCA1, BRCA2, Her2,
    4. Hormone receptor test Progesterone and Estrogen Receptors

Breast Cancer Treatment

Surgery is considered to play a curative role in most cancers including breast cancer. Complete tumour resection is the main goal of 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 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 that include:

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

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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

Other comprehensive treatments

Check out our list of comprehensive cancer treatments

Support Services

Our holistic approach towards cancer care and management

Clinical Team

Meet our team of accredited and highly qualified cancer care specialists and oncologists

DR. ANTHONY PAIS

DR. ANTHONY PAIS

Senior Consultant – Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Co-founder and Clinical Director

Dr. Poovamma C U

Dr. Poovamma C U

Consultant – Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

Dr. Kenneth D’ Cruz

Dr. Kenneth D’ Cruz

Senior Consultant & Director – Gastrointestinal and HBP Surgical Oncology

Dr. Prasad Narayanan

Dr. Prasad Narayanan

Senior Consultant & Director – Medical Oncology (Solid Tumours)

Dr. Vikram Kekatpure

Dr. Vikram Kekatpure

Senior Consultant & Director – Head & Neck Surgical Oncology Director – Biorepository Programme

Dr. Hari Menon

Dr. Hari Menon

Senior Consultant & Director – Haemato Oncology, Director – Bone Marrow Transplant Programme

Dr. Raghavendra R

Dr. Raghavendra R

Senior Consultant – Pain and Palliative Care

DR. APARNA SUBRAYA GANGOLI

DR. APARNA SUBRAYA GANGOLI

Consultant – Surgical Oncopathologist

Dr. N K Venkataramana

Dr. N K Venkataramana

Senior Consultant

DR. DINESH RAJU

DR. DINESH RAJU

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

DR. AJAY RAO P

DR. AJAY RAO P

Consultant – Radiation Oncology

Dr. Girish Shetkar

Dr. Girish Shetkar

Consultant – Head & Neck Surgical Oncology

Dr. Mukta Mahajan

Dr. Mukta Mahajan

Consultant Radiologist – Breast Imaging and Intervention

Dr. Vijetha J

Dr. Vijetha J

Consultant – Radiation Oncology

Dr. G. Rama Mohan Reddy

Dr. G. Rama Mohan Reddy

Consultant - Nuclear Medicine

DR GURUBASAVA LAKAMAJI

DR GURUBASAVA LAKAMAJI

Consultant – Gastroenterologist

Dr. Praveen Rathod

Dr. Praveen Rathod

Senior Consultant – Gynaecological Oncology & Laparoscopic Surgery

DR SRINIVAS C.H.

DR SRINIVAS C.H.

Consultant - Orthopedic Oncology

Dr. Harish P

Dr. Harish P

Consultant – Medical Oncology

Dr. VASUDHA N.R

Dr. VASUDHA N.R

Associate Consultant – Paediatric Oncology

Dr. Rashmi N

Dr. Rashmi N

Associate Consultant – Gynaecological Oncology

Dr. Nagaraj K.R

Dr. Nagaraj K.R

Senior Consultant – Radiology

DR JOSHY E.V.

DR JOSHY E.V.

Senior Consultant - Neurologist, Brains Neuro Spine Hospital

DR SHAILESH AV RAO

DR SHAILESH AV RAO

Consultant - Neurosurgery

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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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