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About Breast Cancer Recently Diagnosed? Need Help? Treatment Options
Pakistan

90,000+ *

breast cancer cases in Pakistan every year.

1 in 9 Women

1 in 9 women *

will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

* Sohail S, Alam SN. (2007). Breast cancer in Pakistan: awareness and early detection . J Coll Phys Surg Pak , 17 : 711 – 712
* www.dawn.com/news/1319675

We challenged the cancer every day.

We challenged the cancer every day.

“Time was shortening. But every day that we challenged this cancer and survived was a victory for us.”

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Understanding Breast Cancer

Understanding
Breast Cancer

Cancer occurs as a result of mutations, or abnormal changes, in the genes responsible for regulating the growth of cells and keeping them healthy.

Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of control.

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Do you have
Breast Cancer?

Signs and symptoms of breast cancer:

  • A lump or thicking in the breast of under the armpit.
  • A change in the position of the nipple.
  • Changes in the shape or the size of breast or nipple.
  • Discharge or bleeding from the nipple.
  • Pain in one of the breasts of armpit.
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Diagnosis

Tests and procedures used to diagnose breast cancer include:

  • Breast exam. Your doctor will check both of your breasts and lymph nodes in your armpit, feeling for any lumps or other abnormalities.
  • Mammogram. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast. Mammograms are commonly used to screen for breast cancer.
  • Breast ultrasound. Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of structures deep within the body.
  • Biopsy. Removing a sample of breast cells for testing
  • Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). An MRI machine uses a magnet and radio waves to create pictures of the interior of your breast.
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Available
Treatment Options

Most common treatment options for breast cancer are listed below:

  • Surgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormonal Therapy
  • Targeted Therapy
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