In A Rare, Case of a 54-Year-Old Woman With 2 Different Types of Breast Tumours was saved at Wockhardt Hospitals Mira Road
Following a remarkable medical breakthrough, Dr. Aditi Agrawal, Breast Onco Surgeon Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road, and her team effectively treated a 54-year-old woman from Mira Road who had two distinct types of breast tumors. The treatment involved a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
Patient Ratna Kumari (name changed)*, a dance trainer by profession noticed a lump in the right breast a week before she visited the hospital while bathing. She consulted Dr. Aditi Agarwal, Breast Oncosurgeon, Wockhardt Hospitals Mira Road. Dr. Aditi said, “Mrs. Ratna Kumari had noticed a lump in her right breast for which she consulted me, however on examination I found lumps in both breasts of different consistency. We performed her X-ray Mammography which revealed lesions in both the breasts. On performing a biopsy of both breasts, it was confirmed that there is a rare malignant Phyllodes Tumor in the right breast and Triple negative invasive duct carcinoma in the left one. Phyllodes tumor accounts for 1% of all phyllodes tumors and Malignant Phyllodes tumor accounts for 10-15% of all phyllodes tumors.
Treating 2 extremely different breast cancers is challenging. In an ideal scenario, for triple-negative breast cancer, we prefer neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery however malignant phyllodes tumors don’t respond to chemotherapy so on the Multidisciplinary team discussion we concluded that it would be best to operate on the patient first and then subject her for chemotherapy. She opted to save both of her breasts. We performed a Bilateral Breast Conservative Surgery at the same time with the reconstruction of the excised cancer area with surrounding tissue in the form of flaps. She has recovered well and is looking at life with new dreams and new aspirations”
Dr Aditi added, “Wockhardt Hospitals, Mira Road has set a new standard in Comprehensive Cancer Care, offering state-of-the-art facilities and a team of organ-specific experts dedicated to managing complex cases with precision and compassion. With cutting-edge imaging technology, including 3D mammography and MRI-guided biopsies, the hospital ensures early detection and accurate diagnosis for even the most intricate breast cancer cases. Our multidisciplinary team approach provides personalized treatment plans that address each patient's unique requirements. Our commitment to staying at the forefront of medical advancements underscores its ability to deliver optimal outcomes. We are not only equipped with sophisticated resources but also with unwavering dedication to improving the lives of those affected by breast cancer.”
Mrs Ratna Kumari said “I never thought I would be faced with the harrowing diagnosis of breast cancer that too in both of my breasts. It was a daunting reality that seemed to shake the very core of my being. However, thanks to the expertise of the team of doctors, I am now able to express profound gratitude for their prompt and effective treatment that saved my breasts. Losing a part or both breasts to cancer would have been an incredibly traumatic experience for me or any woman. It's not just about the physical loss, but also the emotional and psychological impact that comes with it. For us, our breasts are tied to the sense of femininity and sexuality, so losing them can cause a deep sense of grief and loss.
The journey through breast cancer was undoubtedly arduous, but it also brought about a newfound appreciation for life and resilience. The impact of early detection cannot be overstated. My heartfelt gratitude extends to my doctors who played a part in my journey toward recovery,” at Wockhardt LIFE WINS in all circumstances.