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Breast Cancer continues to make headlines every day. It is a disease that can cause great sorrow. Yet every case is a story of grit and courage and sheer perseverance to beat the odds. Breast cancer, if diagnosed in time is completely CURABLE!!


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Frequently Asked Questions

Breast cancer impacts over 240,000 new patients a year in India.

• Approximately every 3 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and approximately every 12 minutes breast cancer claims another life.

• 70% of breast cancer cases occur in women who have no identifiable risk factors.

• 22% of all cancers in women are breast cancers.

• Numero Uno cancer in urban women ranks no.2 in whole of India.

• Female

• Over age 40

• Personal or family history of breast cancer

• Early age of menarche

• Late age at menopause

• Never had children or

• Had first child at age 30 or older

It is basically driven by three heads

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation

Surgery had changed like never before
Mastectomy : This procedure essentially involves removal of the entire breast and the associated glands in the armpit (axillary lymph nodes). Previously the entire muscle of the chest wall was also removed. (Pectoralis major). However now the procedure performed is called MODIFIED RADICAL MASTECTOMY in which the muscles are preserved. SIMPLE MASTECTOMY is done in cases of prophylactic mastectomy like in the recent case of a Hollywood celebrity where only the breast tissue is removed and the axillary glands are spared.

Conservative surgery : The biggest change in surgery is that many patients with breast cancer need not undergo complete removal of the breast. They can go in for partial removal or conservative surgery of the breast.

Reconstructive surgery : Nowadays plastic surgeons can do a wonderful job in reconstructing the breast using the body's own tissue, implants and other techniques to give a near normal breast. This helps to preserve the body image and restores the confidence of the individual.

RADIATION is the treatment where the tumor is killed by rays emitted by a radiation source. With modern medicine the machines delivering this have become better with good software guiding the rays so that only the tumor tissue is killed and the rest of the organs are affected as less as possible.

Which are given through I,V and saline. They do cause some side effects like loss of hair, nausea vomiting etc but all of these are temporary. Now there are medicines available to effectively counter these side effects. There is a recent development called targeted therapy where the drugs attack certain genetic mutations present in the cancer cells so that normal cells are spared and hence side effects are minimal.

The five year survival rate for breast cancer patients has increased

• From 72% in the late 1940

• To 97% today

Our Experts

Best Oncologist

Dr. Anil Heroor

Cancer Surgeon and Robotic Surgery Specialist

Dr. Anil Heroor

MBBS (Seth G. S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai)

Dr Anil Heroor is an senior Oncosurgeon and the Head, Surgical Oncology Fortis Hospital Mulund. He has conducted more than 10000 cancer surgeries successfully in a career spanning over 2 decades. Every year more than 4000 cancer patients consult him for expert advice regarding management of cancer.

Dr. Anil Heroor has completed his basic training from Tata Memorial Hospital, a premier Cancer Institute in the country and his MBBS from the Seth G. S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai. He did his General Surgical training from the LTMG Hospital, Mumbai. He was adjudged 1st in LTMGH in MS and received Wockhardt award for the same.

After passing MS, he did his Surgical Oncology training at the Tata Memorial Hospital, performing numerous cancer surgeries. He has numerous publications including International publications to his credit.

He now heads the Surgical Oncology Program at Fortis Hospitals Mumbai which covers the geography of Mulund, Kalyan, Dombivli and Vashi. He is also attached to Fortis Hospital Raheja. The Unit in Mulund is recognized as the Training Unit for DNB Diplomat of National Board in surgical oncology for training the surgeons to become cancer specialists. The Unit does about 500 cases every year. He has started the MINIMAL ACCESS (Laparoscopic & Robotic ) Surgery Unit in Fortis Hospital for Cancer. The Unit trains young surgeons in minimal access Onco surgery. Maharashtra University of Health Sciences approved a Fellowship program for COLORECTAL SURGERY under his guidance at the Fortis hospital Mulund.

He has his own clinics and day care chemotherapy centers ONCOHOPE at THANE MULUND AND DOMBIVLI.

He has many publications including his original studies to his credits which are published in high-impact journals nationally & internationally. He is also sawt after for his training programs by surgeons nationally and internationally from neighboring countries and as far as Middle East & Africa.

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