We don’t remember days, we remember moments
It’s always a delightful moment to see the smile on a patient’s face, when they conquer breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Indian women now. The most common presentation of this condition is in the form of a painless lump in the breast. Early diagnosis of this dreaded condition can lead to complete cure. So, don’t ignore a lump in the breast as it could be cancer.
The relationship between doctors and their patients has received philosophical and spiritual attention since the time of Hippocrates and still remains a keystone of care. But, unfortunately over the years, this special relationship has undergone a drastic transition. The onus for this actually lies on both the parties. On one hand, increasing number of litigations and the irrational use of social media has made the doctor fraternity more cautious while on the other, many patients claim that doctors treat them as consumers and the healing touch and warmth has gone.
Bobby Fischer once said “Nothing is so healing as the human touch”. As a doctor, it’s very important to counsel & interact with patients, so that their fears regarding the disease can be alleviated.
As a cancer surgeon, I feel that a healing touch is as important as a good surgical hand. Every doctor should make a sincere effort to strike a healthy relationship with their patients.
May the force be with you!!
(This was a card I recently received from one of may patient’s, whom I had treated for cancer)
Gynaecomastia or male breasts is a common cosmetic problem among young males. In majority of the patients no particular cause can be found for this condition.
Surgery for Gynaecomastia/ male boobs involves a combination of liposuction and excision of the gland using a small incision made below the nipple.
At our center, we perform a day care procedure in which the patient goes home the same day after surgery and is fit to resume his work from the next day.
A compression garment has to be worn after male boob surgery for at least 2-3 weeks and it helps in shaping of the tissue after surgery and prevents accumulation of fluid.
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Dr. Rohan Khandelwal
Consultant, Breast Surgeon
W Pratiksha Hospital
Women are truly the real architects of society – I am fortunate to know so many courageous women, who continue to fulfil their personal & professional responsibilities despite battling breast cancer. Hats off to their fighting spirit!! Wishing all these beautiful women a very happy International Women’s Day
Breast Cancer Surgery has undergone a lot of change in the last few years. Earlier, mastectomy (full breast removal) was the norm for breast cancer management, but nowadays if the cancer is detected early, Breast Conservation Surgery (BCS) can be carried out.
In breast conservation surgery (BCS), only the cancerous lump and some portion of normal breast tissue around it is removed, preserving the rest of the breast, thereby leading to a better cosmetic outcome for the patient. BCS is also psychological and physically better for a patient suffering from breast cancer. The overall survival, whether the patient undergoes BCS or mastectomy for breast cancer treatment, remains the same.
Breast conservation surgery should be carried out by a trained breast cancer surgeon (breast onco-surgeon). A frozen section analysis should be done at the time of surgery to confirm that the tumor has been adequately removed.
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W Pratiksha Hospital