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Optimal Results From Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment With Dr. Rajeev Agrawal
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women in which abnormal cancer causing cells develop in the breasts. It can develop in the breasts of both men and women but is more common in cases of women. The severity of breast cancer increases with each level or stage. Metastatic breast cancer is a stage IV breast cancer in which some of the cancer cells leave the original tumour and spread to different parts of the body with the flow of blood. In most of the cases metastatic cancer spreads to lungs, liver, brain or bones. Since metastatic breast cancer spreads and forms tumor of breast cancer cells in other parts of the body, it is considered to be a life threatening disease. Even if metastatic breast cancer fails to go away, it can be controlled with advanced treatments that can provide long and productive life to the patient.
In an informative interview upon metastatic breast cancer with Dr. Rajeev Agarwal who is a Top Breast specialist at Medanta Hospital Gurgaon, the oncologist gives necessary information upon some of the most common questions asked on metastatic breast cancer by people. Following are some of the highlight questions in the interview with Dr. Rajeev Agrawal.
As metastatic breast cancer can spread in any part of the body, does it have any definite symptoms?
Dr. Rajeev Agarwal: Metastatic breast cancer does not have any definite symptoms as the tumour of the breast cancer cells can be formed in any part of the body. However it can be said that:
If the cancer cells spread in the bones, a person might experience pain in the back or bones, numbness in some areas, reduced appetite, and bone fractures.
The metastasis in liver can cause abdominal swelling, nausea, jaundice, inflammation of the hands,fatigue
When the breast cancer cells spread in lungs, a person may experience, difficulty in breathing, chest pain, increased coughing or coughing blood.
In cases where the breast cancer cells affect the brain or the spinal cord, one can suffer from seizures, headache, improper vision, memory issues and balance problems.
What are the treatment options for metastatic breast cancer?
Dr. Rajeev Agarwal: Metastatic breast cancer is treated with systemic therapy that may involve chemotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy or radiation therapy. If required we can use the combinations of these treatments too. Surgery can also be performed by the surgeons to treat or reduce the symptoms of metastatic breast cancer.
What is the survival rate of the patients suffering from metastatic breast cancer?
Dr. Rajeev Agarwal: A large number of women are diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Today even if the disease fails to respond to the treatment, advanced medical measures can control the sufferings of the patient and increase their survival rate. Currently, the five year survival rate of metastatic breast cancer patients after treatment is 22 percent. Whether a person can survive through the treatment of metastatic breast cancer however, depends upon where the breast cancer cells have spread and the type and stage of the cancer. It can be said that with advancements in research and technology, the survival rate of the patients shall improve in future.
4. Is it possible to lower the risks of breast cancer?
Dr. Rajeev Agarwal: Since the exact cause for the development of cancer cells in the breasts is not known, ways for the prevention of breast cancer cannot be told. A woman however can be at a reduced risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer if she
Obtains and maintains healthy weight as obese people or people who gain weight are at an increased risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Stays physically active and exercises for minimum 40 minutes
Limits the consumption of alcohol
Dr. Rajeev Agarwal Surgical Oncologist at Medanta Gurugram India
Dr. Rajeev Agarwal is the most renowned surgical oncologist at Medanta Hospital, Gurugram, India. The Best Surgical Oncologist for Oncosurgery at Medanta Gurgaon specialises in breast conversation surgery, management of nonpalpable lumps and screening and prevention of breast cancer. Dr. Rajeev Agarwal, Surgical Oncologist at Medanta Gurugram India is also a part of the European society of medical oncology. He has dealt with several cases of metastatic breast cancer and has given satisfactory results to many patients.
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