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    Frequently Asked Questions:

    When does breast cancer spread to lungs?

    In the early stages, breast cancer is localized to the breast region and the neighbouring lymph nodes whereas in the advanced stages(stage 3 & 4) it starts spreading to other organs of the body like lungs, liver, bones etc.

    When does breast cancer spreads?

    In the early stages, breast cancer is localized to the breast region and the neighbouring lymph nodes whereas in the advanced stages it starts spreading to other organs of the body like lungs, liver, bones etc. When the cancer has spread to the neighbouring lymph nodes it can be classified as stage 1, 2 or 3 whereas when it has spread to any other parts of the body it is classified as stage 4. Stage 4 breast cancers can't be cured but the proper treatments can extend and improve the quality of the life of the patient.

    Which breast cancer has worse prognosis?

    Triple-negative breast cancers that account for about 10-20% of the breast cancers are the most aggressive spreading type of breast cancer with a worse prognosis. These type of breast cancers tests negative for estrogen receptors(ER), progestrone receptors(PR), and HER 2 protein and hence can't be treated with hormone therapy. Prognosis will also depend on the stage at which your cancer is detected. Earlier the detection, easier is the cure.

    What does breast cancer lumps feel/look like?

    Breast lumps can be cancerous and benign(non cancerous). Cancerous Lumps are most likely the ones that are hard, irregular in shape,firm and painless. If you feel these symptoms during your self breast examination, consult your primary doctor or gynaecologist for further tests if necessary.

    Where are breast cancer lumps found?

    Breast cancer lumps can be found in the regions of breast tissue. It can extend from armpit to breastbone to collarbone.

    What happens if you have breast cancer while pregnant?

    If a pregnant woman is generally diagnosed with breast cancer, the treatment depends on he size, stage and location of the tumor and how far long are you in your pregnancy. Surgery is generally safe to be done in pregnancy and chemotherapy is safe to be given in the second and third trimesters of the pregnancy. However other therapies like radiation therapy, hormone therapy are not usually given during the pregnancy as these can harm the baby.

    What is breast cancer metastasis?

    When the breast cancer has spread to other organs of the body it said to be in Stage 4 or Metastatic breast cancer. Breast cancer metastasis is generally treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy etc. Stage 4 breast cancers can't be cured but the proper treatmnet can improve the extend and quality of life of the patient.

    What type of doctor should I see if I think I have breast cancer?

    If you have breast cancer it is best to consult a breast oncologist. They are surgical oncologists super specialized in breast cancer surgeries. You will also need an experienced medical oncologist and radiation oncologist to complete your treatment. Still not sure which oncologist to go to?? Call us on +91 9741259596.

    How quickly do I need to make a decision about breast cancer treatment?

    Earlier the diagnosis, easier is the treatment. It is always advised to start your breast cancer treatment as soon as possible, preferably within 14 days of diagnosis.