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.
Mrs Denise Ireland
write this note as I still grieve the loss of my dear mama. I would like to thank you who personally ensured she had the care required in the last 2 months of her life.
Pushpa, is a well-skilled attendant, the staff that substituted for her too had a great kind attitude to my mother, and this I appreciated very much. The physiotherapists had rehabilitated her well, given her condition as well.
You run a good service for the sick and/or dying and God Bless you and Portea for the help and unwavering support provided to me and my mother.
I would recommend your services without hesitation.
Many thanks and best regards,
I take this valuable opportunity to thank your team from Portea, for supporting us during a very critical time with a very professional nursing service to suit our needs. I would like to thank all the sisters, with a special mention of Miss.R.Ranjitha and coordinator Mr.Immanuel, who were our rock solid support with their dedicated nursing care.
Thank u Portea.