Breast Cancer/بریسٹ کینسر - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Breast Cancer in Urdu

بریسٹ کینسر سینے کا کینسر ہے جو کہ مردوں کی نسبت خواتیں میں زیادہ عام ہے۔ علاج اور تشخیص میں بہتری اس مرض  کی شرح اموات میں خاصی کمی آ گئی ہے۔ جلد تشخیص کی صورت میں علاج کے بہتر نتائج سامنے آتے ہیں۔

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Dr. Amjad Sk Durrani

Cancer Specialist / Oncologist

MBBS, AFSA (Medical Oncology), DMRT (Diploma in Medical Radiology Therapeutics)

Experience

35 Yrs

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98%

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Rs. 5,000

Wazir Habib Cancer Center Lahore Hospital, Johar Town, Lahore

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Rs. 4,000

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Dr. Mariam Gul

Cancer Specialist / Oncologist

MBBS, D.M.R.T. (Medical Radio Therapy)

Experience

21 Yrs

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96%

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Rs. 2,000

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Prof. Dr. Nadeem Zia Abbasi

Cancer Specialist / Oncologist

MBBS, FCPS (Oncology), M.Sc. (Nuclear Medicine)

Experience

34 Yrs

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95%

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Quaid-E-Azam International Hospital, Main Peshawar Road, Islamabad

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Rs. 3,500

Zeest Onco Consultant Hospital, Sector G, Islamabad

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Rs. 3,500

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Dr. Hidayat Ullah

Cancer Specialist / Oncologist, Hematologist, Haemoncologist

M.B.B S, F.C.P.S(Medical Oncology) Fellowship In Oncology From AKUH

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6 Yrs

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98%

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Rahat Medical Complex, Quetta City, Quetta

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Rs. 1,500

Aria Institute Of Medical And Health Sciences, Quetta City, Quetta

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Rs. 1,500

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abbas Khokhar

Cancer Specialist / Oncologist

MBBS, FCPS (Medical Oncology), MD (USA), DHHM

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15 Yrs

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97%

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Mid City Hospital, Jail Road, Lahore

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Oncology MD Cancer Center, Jail Road, Lahore

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Rs. 4,000

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Dr. Rana Qamar Javed

Cancer Specialist / Oncologist

MBBS , MD , MCPS (Medicine) , FCPS (Medical Oncology) , Member Of European Society Of Medical Oncology

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21 Yrs

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96%

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The National Hospital, Gulberg Rd, Mohalla Guru Nanakpura, Gulberg, Faisalabad

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Summary about Breast Cancer in English

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What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer occurs when the breast cells grow abnormally, leading to a lump or tumor formation. It may grow in different parts of the breast or out of the breast, thus, affecting the nearby organs. It is curable only if diagnosed at the earliest; in aggressive form and later stages, it becomes untreatable and life-threatening. Cancerous lumps or tumors may occur in any of the breast's three main components, i.e. lobules, ducts, and connective tissues. Any swelling or breast thickening must be consulted with the doctor cause of the higher chances of its cancerous nature.

The breast swells darken or becomes red as breast cancer grows faster and invades nearby organs. People of all ages are prone to it, yet those, especially women under 40, are at a greater risk of developing it.

Marham enlists the best cancer specialists for treating breast cancer in Pakistan. The surgeons are listed on the basis of their qualifications, location, patient reviews, and fees.

Types of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is categorized as:

  • Ductal or Lobular Carcinoma occurs when abnormal cells grow in the breast’s milk-producing glands and even spread to the lymph nodes or the body’s nearby regions.

  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer is the most aggressive cancer with a low occurrence rate. It occurs when abnormal cells block the lymph vessels. 

  • Invasive Breast Cancer develops when the cancer cells spread out to the nearby regions of their original spot. It may start from the milk ducts or the milk-producing glands to nearby areas through the lymph system. 

  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer occurs when the cancer cells in the breast lack estrogen and progesterone-detecting receptors, so the production of HER2 protein stops.

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

A breast cancer patient would experience the following symptoms:

  • Lumpy breast

  • Breast thickening

  • Change in the color, shape, and size of the breast

  • Nipple inversion

  • Breast pain 

  • Leakage from breast

  • Weight loss, tiredness, recurrent fever

Visit the verified top doctors in Pakistan immediately if you have any of these symptoms.

Causes of Breast Cancer

Women are more prone to breast cancer compared to men. It can occur at any age, yet some common causes are: 

  • Family history of breast or ovarian cancer

  • Old age causes menopause, which increases the risk of developing breast cancer

  • Early menstruation or post menopause

  • Exposure to drugs such as those for hormonal therapy

  • Former radiation therapy 

  • Consuming cancer-causing diets such as fried or spicy foods

  • Hormonal imbalance and lack of activity

Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

To diagnose breast cancer, doctors may recommend the following:

  • Blood test

  • X-ray

  • Mammography

  • Biopsy 

  • Ultrasound 

  • MRI

Treatment of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is treated in the following ways:

  • Chemotherapy

  • Surgery

  • Radiotherapy

  • Hormonal therapy

  • Targeted therapy

Prevention for Breast Cancer

To prevent breast cancer: 

  • Quit smoking

  • Exercise regularly

  • Maintain healthy weight

  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables

  • Breastfeed your child

Complications of Breast Cancer

If not diagnosed and treated earlier, breast cancer may cause:

  • Nearby organ damage

  • Hypoxemia and anemia

  • Death

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

A breast cancer patient would experience the following symptoms:

  • Lumpy breast

  • Breast thickening

  • Change in the color, shape, and size of the breast

  • Nipple inversion

  • Breast pain 

  • Leakage from breast

  • Weight loss, tiredness, recurrent fever

Visit the verified top doctors in Pakistan immediately if you have any of these symptoms.

Causes of Breast Cancer

Women are more prone to breast cancer compared to men. It can occur at any age, yet some common causes are: 

  • Family history of breast or ovarian cancer

  • Old age causes menopause, which increases the risk of developing breast cancer

  • Early menstruation or post menopause

  • Exposure to drugs such as those for hormonal therapy

  • Former radiation therapy 

  • Consuming cancer-causing diets such as fried or spicy foods

  • Hormonal imbalance and lack of activity

Preventive Measures of Breast Cancer

To prevent breast cancer: 

  • Quit smoking

  • Exercise regularly

  • Maintain healthy weight

  • Eat fresh fruits and vegetables

  • Breastfeed your child

Types of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is categorized as:

  • Ductal or Lobular Carcinoma occurs when abnormal cells grow in the breast’s milk-producing glands and even spread to the lymph nodes or the body’s nearby regions.

  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer is the most aggressive cancer with a low occurrence rate. It occurs when abnormal cells block the lymph vessels. 

  • Invasive Breast Cancer develops when the cancer cells spread out to the nearby regions of their original spot. It may start from the milk ducts or the milk-producing glands to nearby areas through the lymph system. 

  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer occurs when the cancer cells in the breast lack estrogen and progesterone-detecting receptors, so the production of HER2 protein stops.