Breast Cancer


Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, and at MGM Cancer Institute, we offer the latest in treatment options for this disease, including surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Our team of specialists is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care and outcomes.

What is breast cancer?

  • Breast cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the cells of the breast.
  • It can occur in both men and women, but is most commonly found in women.

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Signs & Symptoms


  • Early breast cancer may not cause any symptoms.
  • As the cancer grows, symptoms may include:
  • A lump or thickening in the breast or underarm
  • Change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Nipple discharge or inversion
  • Redness or scaling of the breast or nipple
  • Swelling or warmth in the breast
  • Persistent pain in the breast or armpit

Causes


The exact cause of breast cancer is not known, but certain risk factors include

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Stages


  • The stage of breast cancer refers to the extent of the cancer and how far it has spread.
  • Stages range from 0 to IV, with 0 indicating that the cancer is confined to the primary site and IV indicating that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.

Risk Factors


  • Age
  • Gender
  • Family history
  • Genetic mutations
  • Personal history of breast cancer
  • Hormonal changes
  • Exposure to certain chemicals
  • Obesity

Prevention, Screening & Diagnosis


  • There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer, but certain steps can be taken to reduce the risk, such as:
    • Maintaining a healthy weight
    • Eating a healthy diet
    • Limiting alcohol consumption – Staying physically active – Breastfeeding – Regular breast cancer screenings (mammograms, clinical breast exams)
  • Screening for breast cancer typically begins at age 40 and is recommended to be done annually.
  • Diagnosis is typically done through imaging tests (mammogram, ultrasound, MRI) and biopsy.

Treatment options

  • Surgery (lumpectomy, mastectomy), radiation therapy, and chemotherapy are the most common treatment options for breast cancer.
  • Hormonal therapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy are also options for certain types of breast cancer.
  • The type of treatment recommended will depend on the stage of the cancer, the patient’s overall health and the type of breast cancer.
  • Our team of specialists at MGM Cancer Institute will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs.

Post treatment follow up

  • After treatment, patients will be closely monitored to ensure that the cancer has been effectively treated.
  • Follow-up appointments may include imaging tests, blood tests, and endoscopy.
  • Our team of specialists will also work with you to manage any side effects or complications that may arise during or after treatment.

Call to Action: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer and are in need of treatment, we encourage you to learn more about the options available at MGM Cancer Institute. Our team of specialists is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care and outcomes. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our specialists +91 44 4251 5151 and email us at [email protected] for queries and more details. We understand that a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, but with the right treatment and care, we can help you or your loved one fight and overcome this disease.

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Tales from

Our Healthcaring Journey


Vasanta Natarajan from Jamalia came to MGM Cancer Institute to seek medical assistance when she found a lump in her breast. Being aware of the situation being crucial, she was advised to consult Dr Balaji Ramani, Senior Consultant, Department of Surgical Oncology at MGM Cancer Institute. After a thorough examination and tests, Mrs Vasanta underwent surgery under the supervision of Dr Ramani.

She’s has now fully recovered, and can’t thank enough Dr Balaji Ramani, his team and the other staff at MGM Cancer Institute.

Dr Balaji Ramani | Breast Clinic, Surgical Oncology

Mrs Sharbam Rustogi Jain is on cloud nine as she’s in full recovery after suffering from the painful journey of breast cancer. It’s her courage, determination, high hopes, support of her family & friends and positive attitude towards life that made her strong enough throughout her journey of recovery.

She was thankful to Dr Veda Padma Priya, Senior Consultant, Breast Oncology and Oncoplasty & the whole staff of MGM Cancer Institute for being a constant support during her treatment.

Dr Veda Padma Priya | Breast Clinic, Surgical Oncology

A breast self-exam that you do for breast awareness helps you understand the normal look and feel of your breasts. If you notice a change in your breasts that seems abnormal, you can report it to your doctor

Dr. Veda Padma Priya S, Senior Consultant- Breast Oncology & Oncoplasty, Surgical Oncology, MGM Healthcare, Chennai, has talked about the need of self breast examination for breast cancer awareness. Watch the full video to know more!

Dr Veda Padma Priya | Breast Clinic

Surgical Onco

Being diagnosed with cancer can crush a person’s dreams and confidence. It is a struggle but having a good support system will help look forward to living life to the fullest. Swasam by MGM Healthcare was organised to provide a dedicated gathering where cancer survivors and people diagnosed with cancer can share their journey and help others while doing the same.

Dr Sivakumar | Breast Clinic, Surgical Onco

Breast Cancer

“Is cancer hereditary? “”All cancers are genetic but not all cancers are hereditary”” says Dr Veda Padma Priya, Senior Consultant, Breast Oncology and Oncoplasty. Yes, cancer is due to genetic changes, but that doesn’t generally mean it’s inherited.

Although cancer is common, only 5% of it is hereditary, meaning an individual has inherited an increased risk for cancer from one of their parents. This inherited risk for cancer is caused by a small change (called a mutation) in a gene, which can be passed from one generation to the next in a family. The remaining 95% is not hereditary. Most of the time, there is a confusion when people hear that cancer is caused due to genes and they assume it’ll be passed down to their children. This is not true.

Dr Veda | Breast Clinic, Surgical Oncology

Being diagnosed with cancer can crush a person’s dreams and confidence. It is a struggle but having a good support system will help look forward to living life to the fullest. Swasam by MGM Healthcare was organised to provide a dedicated gathering where cancer survivors and people diagnosed with cancer can share their journey and help others while doing the same.

Watch the story of survivor S Anantha Lakshmi who was suffering from gastric cancer and had to undergo a lot of pain before she came to MGM Healthcare. She didn’t let her pain broke her down and kept her determination of getting better.

Dr Veda | Breast Clinic, Surgical Oncology

Being diagnosed with cancer can crush a person’s dreams and confidence. It is a struggle but having a good support system will help look forward to living life to the fullest. Swasam by MGM Healthcare was organised to provide a dedicated gathering where cancer survivors and people diagnosed with cancer can share their journey and help others while doing the same.

Dr Veda Padma Priya | Breast Clinic

Surgical Oncology

Waiting for a lump to develop & then planning to work upon it, is the biggest mistake a women should avoid.

Dr. Veda Padma Priya S, Senior Consultant- Breast Oncology & Oncoplasty, Surgical Oncology, MGM Healthcare, Chennai, has suggested that don’t wait for breast cancer symptoms to appear. If you’re above the age of 40, it’s better to undergo regular screening. Watch the full video to know more!

Dr Veda Padma Priya | Breast Clinic

Surgical Oncology

Knowing the risks of developing breast cancer can help in early detection, which makes cancer more treatable.

Dr. Veda Padma Priya S, Senior Consultant- Breast Oncology & Oncoplasty, Surgical Oncology, MGM Healthcare, Chennai, has pointed out how ignorance is the causing an increase in the number of breast cancer patients every single day.

Dr Veda Padma Priya | Breast Clinic

Surgical Oncology

It’s important to understand that most breast lumps are benign and not cancer. Non-cancer breast tumours are abnormal growths, but they do not spread outside of the breast. They are not life threatening, but some types of benign breast lumps can increase a woman’s risk of getting breast cancer.

Mrs Rajni, a breast cancer champion, has narrated her journey of recovery. After being diagnosed with a lump in her right breast, she immediately consulted Dr Veda Padma Priya, Senior Consultant, Breast Oncology & Oncoplasty at MGM Healthcare, Chennai for the treatment plan. Under her supervision, she underwent treatment and now she’s in best of her health.

Dr Veda | Breast Clinic

Surgical Oncology

Is Breast Oncoplasty Surgery safe? Absolutely. Our experienced surgical team takes every precaution to ensure your safety and comfort throughout the procedure. You can trust us to deliver exceptional results with the highest standards of care.

Dr Kirti Katherine Kabeer,
Consultant – Breast Oncoplastic Surgeon Oncology at MGM Healthcare, Chennai talks about what exactly happens in this modern day treatment plan.

Dr Kirti Katherine Kabeer | Breast Oncology, Surgical Oncology

MGM Cancer institute | Breast Oncology, Surgical Oncology

MGM Cancer institute | Surgical Oncology

Breast Oncology

Breast pain, also called mastalgia, is a very common condition, especially among women aged 30 to 50. It affects roughly 70% of women at some point in their life.

There are two distinct types of breast pain- cyclical & non-cyclic breast pain. There are a number of reasons to trigger the pain.

Dr Kirti Katherine Kabeer,
Consultant – Breast Oncoplastic Surgeon Oncology at MGM Healthcare, Chennai has shed some light on the different types of breast pains, their causes & how to get relief.

Dr Kirti Katherine Kabeer | Breast Oncology, Surgical Oncology

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