Patients should research the following things for selecting the best breast cancer doctor in India:
• What are the qualifications of the breast cancer doctor? Does the breast cancer doctor have any particular specialization? Patients can compare career profiles of the best breast cancer doctors in India on our website. Patients should ensure that they select their doctor based on their condition, and the treatment that they require like surgery, radiation etc.
• Is the doctor registered by a medical association to practice in the country? Patients should verify that their selected doctor is licensed to practice in the state and is approved by a government healthcare association like Medical Council of India.
• How much experience does the breast cancer doctor have? Experienced doctors have a higher likelihood of delivering successful results as they are familiar with the disease and the treatment options.
Patients can explore the career profiles & additional details of the best breast cancer doctors in India on our website, which includes their experience, qualifications, career highlights, and expertise etc.
A surgical oncologist is a medical specialist who gains additional sub-specialty after training as a general surgeon. Gynecology Oncologist, Thoracic Surgical Oncologist etc. are surgeons who specialize in delivering cancer treatment for particular organs. A surgical oncologist can perform biopsies as well as the treatment, diagnosing the breast tissues of the patient.
Interventional Radiologist uses image-guidance for diagnosing and treating the patient by performing minimally invasive procedures instead of surgery. The technique focuses on utilizing the most advanced technology with the least invasive method in order to improve the outcomes and minimize the risk for the patients.
The main difference between these two specialties is that a surgical oncologist can provide services beyond diagnosis, treating the tumor by removing it permanently, while interventional radiologist can only diagnose particular types of conditions, and provide treatment for a limited type of benign diseases.
It is important to note that all surgical oncologists and interventional radiologist do not obtain the same set of skills and training, and can provide additional medical services.
Breast-Conserving Surgery (Quadrantectomy/ Lumpectomy/ Partial Mastectomy/ Segmental Mastectomy) – is a surgical process in which only the part containing cancerous tumor is removed from the breasts. The size of the breast removed in the procedure depends on the size of the tumor.
Mastectomy – is a surgical method in which the entire breast is removed, including the chest tissues as well as the nearby tissues. Double Mastectomy, involves removal of both the breasts.
Hormonal Therapy – Patients hormone can trigger the growth of cancer cells in the breast as the organ is associated with the hormones. Hormonal therapy focuses on balancing the ratio of hormones in the patient body, by providing medicine based treatment which includes SERMs, ERDs and aromatase inhibitors.
Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) – is a program which combines rehabilitation approach for treating and preventing the symptoms like Lymphedema after breast cancer treatment using compression garments, exercise, self-care and manual lymphatic drainage etc. Lymphedema is a symptom of breast cancer surgery that causes an abnormal swelling in the breast, arm, torso or hand, as a side effect of cancer treatment.
Patients can explore Medmonks official website for selecting the best breast cancer doctor for their treatment. Once selected they can get in touch with our team for booking a video consultation session with him/her and discuss their medical concerns with the doctor.
This service can help in making patients confident about their choice, providing them with a sense of relief about the quality of treatment that they will be receiving.
The main purpose of this consultation is to discuss the patient’s disease in detail with the doctor and determine all aspects of its origin, and symptoms, for exploring potential treatment options.
When was cancer diagnosed? What symptoms are experienced by the patient?
A brief history of the patient’s family’s medical history will be discussed.
The doctor will also physically examine the patient to look for any additional symptoms.
Next, the doctor will discuss all the therapies, treatments and drugs used by the patient.
The doctor will also require the patient to share their old reports, which should be carried by patients.
Finally, the doctor will schedule their next appointment creating a rough treatment plan.
It is common for cancer patients to feel unsure about their treatment plan, which might make them want to get a second opinion. Patients can contact our team, and ask them to schedule their appointment with their selected doctor or any other doctor of a similar stature for getting a second opinion on their condition.
Medmonks provides follow-up care to international patients offering them 6 months of free message chat service including two video call sessions with their breast cancer doctor in India.
The cost of breast cancer treatment via surgery can range between USD 2200 – USD 4000, while the complete treatment can range from USD 5500 - USD 7500 as it includes other therapies like radiotherapy, chemotherapy, CyberKnife etc.
The cost can also depend on the technique and the type of surgery which can be mastectomy or Breast-Conserving Surgery and the severity of the disease.
This will cover the cost of patients hospital stay (3 – 5 days), surgery, surgeon fees etc.
Cost of Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer in India – starts from USD 400 per cycle
Cost of Radiation therapy for Breast Cancer in India – USD 3500 (IMRT)
Cost of CyberKnife for Breast Cancer in India – USD 5500
Cost of Immunotherapy for Breast Cancer in India – starts from USD 1600
Cost of Hormone therapy for Breast Cancer in India – starts at USD 800
Cost of Targeted Therapy for Breast Cancer in India – starts at USD 1000
The breast cancer team of doctors might include:
Surgical Oncologist: is a medical professional who specializes in treating cancer by surgically removing the malignant tumor from the patient’s body. He/she is also responsible for performing surgeries as well as biopsies.
Medical Oncologist: provides medicine-based treated for cancer, including targeted therapy and chemotherapy.
Radiation Oncologist: is a trained medical expert who uses radiation beams for treating cancer.
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