LETS ERADICATE THIS MENACE OF BREAST CANCER BY SPREADING AWARENESS Celebrating World Breast Cancer Awareness Month

LETS ERADICATE THIS MENACE OF BREAST CANCER BY SPREADING AWARENESS  Celebrating World Breast Cancer Awareness Month

There are about 1.38 million new cases and 458 000 deaths from Breast Cancer each year (as per World Health Organization). Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women worldwide, both in the developed and developing countries. In low- and middle-income countries the incidence has been rising up steadily in the last years due to increase in life expectancy, increased urbanization and adoption of western lifestyles. The risk of breast cancer increases with age. Women who carry certain mutations have a higher chance of developing breast cancer. The majority of deaths occur in low- and middle-income families, where most women with breast cancer are diagnosed in late stages due mainly to lack of awareness on early detection.

 

Breast Cancer is the most common malignancy occurring in Indian women. The rate being as high as 25.8 per 1,00,000 women. The incidence of Breast cancer is rising, and what is alarming is the age group in which it is being diagnosed. More and more younger women are being affected by Breast Cancer.

 

Breast Cancer has been seen to occur nearly a decade earlier in Indian Women as compared to the western population. Studies suggest that the disease burden peaks in the age group of 40-50 years in Indian women. Due to increased awareness and improved diagnostic tools, the number of women undergoing treatment for breast cancer has increased significantly.

 

 

The last two decades have seen tremendous advancement in cancer care, and the mortality rates due to breast cancer have significantly reduced. With the new and advanced techniques of Breast reconstruction, women can not only be disease-free but also live a socially active and fulfilling life.
The new age Cancer Management involves a holistic approach to cancer care, not just increasing the longevity but also the quality of life of Women.

 

Dr. Ch. Preeti Reddy
MD (Gen. Med.)
Managing Director-Malla Reddy Health City