On the occasion of #worldcancerday, I would like to share the picture of the youngest #breastcancer patient I have treated till now.
She is a 25 year old, mother of a 2 year old who came to me with a small breast lump which she picked up after reading a Hindi article on breast cancer.
Few things which I would like to highlight through this case:
1. Age at diagnosis is reducing. This was my third patient in the 20’s over the last 3 months. Majority of my breast cancer patients are in their 30’s.
So, if anyone you know is suffering from a breast lump, please get it checked.
2. Awareness is increasing, which is an excellent thing. I am seeing a lot of patients with stage 1 and 2 disease, which leads to better survival.
To help create more awareness, each one reading this post should tell one more person about breast cancer and it’s symptoms (painless breast lump, recent change in shape of the breast, bloody discharge from the nipple)
3. Another heartening point is the change in the society’s attitude towards these patients. Friends and family members are becoming more accommodating towards the needs of cancer patients.
Please share this message to create more awareness.
This message has been shared in public interest by Dr Rohan Khandelwal, who is a Breast Cancer Surgeon at Gurgaon / Delhi NCR