We believe, treatment of breast cancer has to be multi-way therapy. Its not either Homeopathy or conventional treatment. The best long-term results are achieved by combination therapy depending on age, stage of breast cancer and general health condition of patient. Conventional treatments like chemotherapy or radiation therapy helps in faster removal of cancer, Homeopathy can help in
- Regression of breast cancer
- Prevention of recurrence of breast cancer,
- Removing side-effects of chemo and radiation therapy,
- Relieving cancer pains
- Improving general quality of life and hence, a better reaction to other treatments.
The speciality Homeopathic treatment for breast cancer, developed at Welling Clinics can be very helpful for those suffering from breast cancer.
Call us today on (+91) 80 80 850 950 to book an appointment and meet our specialist to know more about our speciality Homeopathy treatment for breast cancer.
Introduction of Breast Cancer
- Breast cancer is cancer that forms in cells of the breast.
- The breast consists of :-
- Lobules: – Lobules are the glands that make breast milk.
- Ducts: – Ducts are small tubes that carry milk from the lobules to the nipple.
- Fatty and Connective tissue.
- Blood vessels and Lymph vessels.
- Breast cancer usually begins with the formation of a small, confined tumor or lump or as calcium deposits and then spreads through channels within the breast to the lymph nodes or through the blood stream to other organs.
- Some lumps are benign and some are malignant in nature. Benign lumps are non cancerous and malignant lumps are cancerous.
Types of breast cancer: – Breast cancer is of two basic types,
- Non- invasive (in-situ) breast cancer.
- Invasive (infiltrating) breast cancer.
- Non- invasive breast cancer- Non- invasive (in-situ) breast cancer refers to cancer, in which the cells have remained within their place of origin, means they haven’t spread to breast tissue around the duct or lobule. Non- invasive breast cancer is of two types:-
- Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is considered a precancerous lesion. This means that if it were left in the body, DCIS could eventually develop into an invasive cancer.
- Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) isn’t considered precancerous because it won’t eventually evolve into invasive cancer. LCIS does, however, increase the risk of cancer in both breasts.
- Invasive breast cancer- Invasive (infiltrating) breast cancers spread outside the membrane that lines a duct or lobule, invading the surrounding tissues. The cancer cells can then travel to other parts of your body, such as the lymph nodes. If your breast cancer is stage I, II, III or IV, you have invasive breast cancer.
There are certain other types of breast cancer named as:-
|ü Paget’s disease of the nipple||ü Mucinous carcinoma,|
|ü Sarcoma of the breast||ü Metaplastic carcinoma,|
|ü Medullary carcinoma||ü Adenocystic carcinoma,|
|ü Tubular carcinoma||ü Angiosarcoma.|
Basic Pathology of Breast Cancer:-
Breast cancer occurs because of an interaction between an environmental (external) factor and a genetically susceptible host. There are certain stages of breast cancer seen. These are as follows:-
- Stage 0 (noninvasive, carcinoma in situ) breast cancer: – In this stage, there is no evidence of cancer cells invading or spreading to the neighboring normal tissue.
- Stage I breast cancer: – In this stage, the tumor measures up to two centimeters and no lymph nodes are involved.
- Stage II (invasive) breast cancer: – In this stage, the tumor measures between two to five centimeters, or the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes under the arm on the same side as the breast cancer.
- Stage III (locally advanced) breast cancer: – In this stage, the tumor in the breast is more than two inches in diameter and more than this or has spread to other lymph nodes or tissues near the breast.
- Stage IV (metastatic) breast cancer: – In this stage, the cancer has spread beyond the breast, underarm and internal mammary lymph nodes to other parts of the body near to or distant from the breast.
- Recurrent breast cancer: – In recurrent breast cancer, the disease has returned in spite of the initial treatment.
Clinical Presentation of breast cancer: – Symptoms of breast cancer vary from person to person. Some common breast cancer signs and symptoms include,
- The first apparent symptom of breast cancer is “a lump in the breast or underarm” that persists after the menstrual cycle. Lumps associated with breast cancer are usually painless, although some may cause a prickly sensation. Lumps are usually visible on a mammogram.
- Skin changes in one or both the breast, such as swelling, redness, and other visible differences also there is increase in size or change in shape of one or the both breasts.
- A change in the nipple, such as a nipple retraction, dimpling, itching, a burning sensation, or ulceration. A scaly rash of the nipple is symptomatic of Paget’s disease, which may be associated with an underlying breast cancer.
- Unusual discharge from the nipple that may be clear, bloody, or of another color. It’s usually caused by benign conditions but could be due to cancer in some cases. This discharge is other than breast milk.
- Pain or tenderness in the breast. Although lumps are usually painless, pain or tenderness can be a sign of breast cancer.
Diagnosis of breast cancer: – Tests and procedures used to diagnose breast cancer include:
- Breast examination: – This includes self breast examination. And while examination of breast, noticed any kind of abnormality such as discharge, pain, lump then immediately consult the doctor.
- Mammogram: – A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. Mammograms are commonly used to detect for breast cancer. If an abnormality is detected on a screening mammogram, then further diagnostic mammogram is advice by your doctor evaluate that abnormality.
- Breast ultrasound: – Breast Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of structures deep within the body. It may also help to distinguish between a solid mass and a fluid-filled cyst.
- Biopsy: – Biopsy samples are sent to a laboratory for analysis to determine whether the cells are cancerous or not. A biopsy sample is also analyzed to determine the type of cells involved in the breast cancer, the grade of the cancer.
- Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI):- It is used to help detect the breast cancer. An MRI machine uses a magnet and radio waves to create pictures of the interior of the breast. Before a breast MRI an injection of dye is given to patient.
Treatment of breast cancer: – Breast cancer treatment, based on type of breast cancer, its stage and grade, whether the cancer cells are sensitive to hormones, overall health. Most women undergo surgery for breast cancer and also receive additional treatment, such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy or radiation.
- Breast cancer surgery:- The following are certain breast cancer surgery,
- Removing the breast cancer (lumpectomy):- Also called as “Breast-sparing surgery or wide local excision”. In these surgery surgeons removes the tumor and a small margin of surrounding healthy tissue. Lumpectomy is typically reserved for smaller tumors.
- Removing the entire breast (mastectomy):- Mastectomy is surgery to remove all of your breast tissue. Most mastectomy procedures remove all of the breast tissue — the lobules, ducts, fatty tissue and some skin, including the nipple and areola (simple mastectomy)
- Removing a limited number of lymph nodes (sentinel node biopsy):- This is done to determine whether cancer has spread to lymph nodes, And if yes then removal of lymph nodes are carried out.
- Removing several lymph nodes (axillary lymph node dissection):- If cancer is found in the sentinel node, And if yes then removal of additional lymph nodes in your armpit is carried out.
- Radiation therapy: – Radiation therapy uses high-powered beams of energy, such as X-rays, to kill cancer cells. External beam radiation is commonly used after lumpectomy for early-stage breast cancer. Side effects of radiation therapy include fatigue and, sunburn-like rash (red rash) where the radiation is aimed.
- Chemotherapy: – Chemotherapy uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. If there are high risk of returning or spreading cancer to another part of your body, then chemotherapy is recommend to decrease the chance that the cancer. Chemotherapy is sometimes given before surgery in women with larger breast tumors.Chemotherapy is also used in women whose cancer has already spread to other parts of the body. Chemotherapy side effects depend on the drugs are given. Common side effects include hair loss, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and an increased risk of developing infection. Rare side effects can include premature menopause, damage to the heart and kidneys, nerve damage.
- Hormone therapy: – It is also called termed as “hormone-blocking therapy”. It is often used to treat breast cancers that are sensitive to hormones. Hormone therapy can be used after surgery or other treatments to decrease the chance of returning cancer.
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