One of the most common cancer found amongst women is breast cancer. In the United States alone, one in eight women will suffer from breast cancer in her lifetime. Breast cancer is the second-most common killer after lung cancer for women and despite the positive upturn in results owing to increased awareness and screening, it is still important that women are aware of the disease and how to treat it.
Breast cancer appears in the breast tissue when the tissues mutate and keep reproducing. These cells cluster together and form small tumours. Cancerous or malignant tumours occur when these abnormal cells invade other parts of the breast or other parts of the body. They travel to the other parts of the body via the bloodstream or even the lymphatic system – which is a vast network of nodes and vessels that help stave off infections in the body.
There are different breast cancer symptoms as it is caused by the breast cancer cells’ DNA getting mutated. Why it occurs is still not fully understood as these mutations can metastasize and grow over time while some are related to lifestyle and environmental factors.
Breast cancers are diagnosed for women over 50 generally but there is still not much clarity as to why certain women suffer from it. While certain risks that breast cancer poses can be prevented, there are some that cannot be controlled. Here are some key causes of breast cancer:
There aren’t many warning signs of breast cancer that show themselves early. Even if one develops lumps, they can be pretty small and hard to feel. This places a lot more importance on the need to have breast cancer screening, particularly mammography. Early signs of breast cancer that some men and women experience include:
There are different types of breast cancer types:
At Portea, we provide some of the best breast cancer treatments such as chemotherapy right in the comfort of your homes. You can contact us and avail some of the many benefits that we provide patients undergoing breast cancer. We also provide emotional and mental support so that patients do not feel alone when they are fighting the dreaded disease.
While there are many symptoms and side-effects to chemotherapy and breast cancer, we will ensure that we are able to provide aid to the best of our abilities.
Mother & Baby Care
Mr. Raj Shekhar
Age 32, Chennai
My father had a surgery and required regular healthcare services. Portea has greatly helped him with their in-home healthcare services.
I would like to thank you for the nursing services arranged during the last 10 days. Appreciate your help. I would like to mention Antony (Nursing co-coordinator) for the excellent support and help.
Kudos to @PorteaMedical
for taking care of my senior citizen parents and a physically challenged sister in Lucknow at this hour of need when the existing caretaker left in the middle of lockdown ..within a day the arrangements were made can’t thank you enough! #inthistogether