Breast cancer screening in Hyderabad: In India, a very distressful situation is prevailing (age shift of breast cancer incidences). Breast cancer is no more confined to older women as many younger women in their productive years of life are becoming prone to breast cancer.
According to the latest statistics, nearly about 25 per cent of new Breast Cancer cases are now occurring in women between age 25 – 40 years. Majority of the women don’t go for breast cancer screening. Let us try to understand why the number of breast cancer cases are rising in India that too in very young women.
The reason why women are not going for screening:
- In the early stages, breast cancer does not cause any symptoms
- Symptoms if manifest may go unnoticed
- Women don’t do breast-self examination
- Women tend to ignore doing breast-self examination
- Some women don’t know how to do breast self-examination
- Women don’t go for clinical breast examination
- Women don’t go for breast cancer screening
- Breast cancer screening and tests are considered as taboo
Due to the above reasons, breast cancer is detected in the third and fourth stages. Late diagnosis is leading to ineffective treatment and poor survival rates. Breast cancer surgery (lumpectomy) helps in treating breast cancer in the early stages when the cancer is localized in a particular area of the breast.
When cancer spreads throughout the breast, then mastectomy is performed to remove the breast. In the advanced stages, breast cancer spreads beyond the breast and reaches to other organs. When this happens the treatment becomes difficult. Therefore, the mortality rate associated with breast cancer is high in India as compared to anywhere else in the world.
Women must do breast-self-examination and then get clinical breast examination done by a gynaeconcologist. If the doctor suspects something abnormal, then she may recommend Breast Cancer Screening.
Breast Cancer Screening in Hyderabad is available at Care Hospitals, Gachibowli to detect Breast Cancer in the early stage.