Comprehensive Breast Cancer Care at Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai
The incidence of breast cancer has been steadily rising over the last three decades. Latest data shows that a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every four minutes and a woman dies of the disease every 13 minutes in India. Experts said lack of awareness, absence of systematic screening programmes and unavailability of good diagnostic centres in rural areas are the main reasons behind the steady surge in breast cancer cases.
Breast cancer refers to cancer that develops in the cells of the breasts. This type of cancer typically forms in either the lobules or the ducts of the breast. Breast cancer is far more common in women, although it can also occur in men. Worldwide, advances in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer have helped improves survival rates dramatically. Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai Oncology Department offers comprehensive care for all types of breast cancer. Our centre is well-equipped with high-end technology and equipment to provide latest methods of cancer screening and ensure accurate diagnosis of the disease. Using a range of advanced diagnostic tests such as pathology lab tests (tumour markers), imaging tests such as mammography, ultrasonography and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), our experts can help detect cancer at the early stages, paving the way for crucial decisions regarding treatment. The hospital offers life-changing care through multiple modes of treatment based on an individual patient’s physical, social and emotional status. Using a collaborative approach, our oncology team of experts comprising of various departments such as general & laparoscopic surgery, neurology, orthopaedic surgery and plastic surgery arrive at a customised therapy plan, depending on the stage and type of malignancy.
At Fortis, patients can avail multiple leading-edge and combination treatment options in the areas of medical care (chemotherapy, immunotherapy), radiation therapy (brachytherapy) and surgical care (lumpectomy, mastectomy, axillary lymph node dissection). The use of evidence-based approach in patient care has enabled us to be a leader in the city for excellent clinical and surgical outcomes, at par with international standards.
Fortis has one of the largest and most experienced practices in India. Our multi-disciplinary team of experts skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery throughout your cancer journey:
The team works closely with neurologists, anaesthetists, intensive care specialists, infectious diseases specialists, pathologists, radiologists and clinical pharmacologists.