On account of #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth, Dr. Rupa Ananthasivan, Consultant - Radiology, Manipal Hospitals Old Airport Road, talks about the importance of getting a mammogram done every year, especially for women over the age of 40. Watch the video to know more!
Celebrating 125 years since the discovery of Radiology by Wilhelm Roentgen, Dr. Rupa Ananthasivan, Consultant - Radiology, Manipal Hospitals Old Airport Road, discusses the various technological advancements in the field of radiology over the years, how it helps in treating patients and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted it. Watch the video to know more!
The triple-negative breast cancer occurs in around 10-20% of patients with breast cancer. The characteristics of triple-negative breast cancer tumours are lack of progesterone receptors, lack of estrogen receptors, and the absence of additional HER2 protein on the surface. This type of cancer spreads quickly and is difficult to treat.
Breast cancer screening is a routine check-up to diagnose breast cancer before the signs and symptoms appear. Breast screening includes a physical examination of breasts and mammography. MRI may also be done in high-risk women.
Depending upon the risk you have, your doctor may advise the perfect time for initiating screening for breast cancer. Women who are in the age range of 40-45 years should get mammography done at least once in every two years.
Only 5-10% of all the cases of breast cancer are hereditary. The most common genes responsible for inherited breast cancer are BRAC1 and BRAC2. However, it is to be noted that not every woman who inherits the mutated BRAC1 and BRAC2 develops cancer.