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Breast Cancer is Conquerable if Detected Early
Breast Cancer is established as one of the nation’s most formidable enemies in the healthcare landscape. It is one of the most common cancers amongst Indian women; every year as many as 100,000 women develop breast cancer in the country. This high incidence is poised to rise to an even more unmanageable number.
Breast Cancer is a result of multiple factors which includes environmental and lifestyle changes. In a majority of the cases, it is due to anomalies that arise out of the aging process, while in 5-10% of the cases, it is genetically inherited.
Early detection is the best protection against breast cancer. Regular self-examination and a mammography at regular intervals have proven to be most effective in early diagnosis and in achieving better results in treatment and cure. Apollo Hospitals has been a pioneer in introducing comprehensive screening protocols for early detection of breast cancer. A suite of
preventive health checks, advanced imaging, mammography and expert diagnosis has been an Apollo hallmark. Recently, Apollo Hospitals aggregated its many years of experience and expertise in this field into the highly specialized offering – The Apollo Breast Clinic.
As a forerunner in the treatment of breast cancer, Apollo Hospitals has performed over 50,000 breast surgeries, over the past two decades. Apollo represents the amalgamation of the finest talent, latest equipment and deep expertise in combating breast cancer. The team uses the best of surgical procedures, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy to deliver best-in-class clinical outcomes. The Apollo Proton Cancer Centre located in Chennai is equipped with Proton Therapy, a high end form of radiation oncology that has myriad advantages while treating breast cancers. Due to precise targeting, proton therapy reduces radiation to the heart and lungs.
Being diagnosed with breast cancer is a life-changing event. Access to the best doctors and treatment is the most vital step in the battle of good health.
At Apollo Hospitals the teams stand committed, helping patients conquer cancer and live a healthy and happy life.
The Apollo Cancer Team (ACT)
The Apollo Cancer Team (ACT) includes dedicated breast surgeons, Oncoplastic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiologists, psychologists and counsellors. Our Breast Cancer ward includes experienced nurses exclusively for patient’s post operative care; this is complemented by a comprehensive range of advanced facilities for patient care.