Dr. Rajinder Kaur Saggu

Dr. Rajinder Kaur Saggu

Cancer Specialist - Surgical Oncologist

  Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Delhi, India

  13 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Rajinder Kaur Saggu is one of the finest Cancer Specialist in India. He is an experienced Surgical Oncologist in the India. The Medical practitioner has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the India. The physician is currently working as a Surgical oncologist, Apollo Spectra Hospitals, India. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • MBBS
  • MS

qualified. Dr. Rajinder Kaur Saggu has been associated with many hospitals over the course of his illustrious and experienced career.

The hospitals include:

  • Senior Registrar in Lady Hardage medical college new delhi from 2002 to 2007.I Looked after Breast Clinic, Adjuvant management and follow up of breast cancer patients.
  • Surgical Associate at Bhatia Global Hospital 2007-2008
  • Senior Research fellow in breat unit (surgical Oncology) at Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai 2008-2009
  • Consultant Surgical Oncology (Breast -Services)Indraprastha Apollo Hospital 2010 till date.
  • Trainded in Breast Oncology &Reconstructive Breast surgies M.D. Anderson Cancer Center ,Houston,Texaz(US) Nov 2009 to Dec-2009.

Dr. Rajinder Kaur Saggu has more than 13 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Mastectomy
  • Oncology
CERTIFICATIONS (1)
  • FICS
MEMBERSHIPS (5)
  • Breast Fellow at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
  • Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  • Indian Association of Surgical Oncology (IASO)
  • Association of Breast Surgeons of India (ABSI)
RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (1)
  • Research fellow in international Breast cancer study group IBCSG2402(SOFT) A phase3 trial evalutating the role of ovarian function suppression and role of Exemestone as adjuvant therapy for Premenapausal women with endocrine responsive Breast Cancer
Procedures
Breast Cancer Treatment

The recent advances made in breast cancer treatment have revolutionized the way how women from this rare disorder are diagnosed and suggested a personalized treatment plan. These advances have made it easier for the doctors to arrive at a treatment plan, which is most suitable for the patient as per their individual characteristics and needs.

Different breast cancer treatment options help destruct complex mixture of cancer cells, which are otherwise difficult to treat using conventional breast cancer treatment. The treatment is started by the doctors handling the case as soon as the breast cancer diagnosis is confirmed.

Before the article delves into the different breast cancer treatment options, lets first take a look at how breast cancer develops and what are its symptoms and diagnosis methods.

Breast cancer: What do the statistics say?

Breast cancer primarily affects females aged above 40. However, that does not mean that it does not affect women aged below 40. Breast cancer can also affect males, although rarely.

Breast cancer starts in the cells of either one or both the breasts. It accounts for more than 16 percent of female cancer and contributes to 18.2 percent of all deaths that take place around the world because of cancer.

In the US alone, breast cancer affects more than 232,000 females and 2,200 males each year. It leads to death of more than 39,000 breast cancer patients in a year.

Breast Cancer Symptoms

The symptoms of breast cancer can be easily identified at home through breast self-examination. You should consult your physician on how to conduct this exam at home.

The most common breast cancer symptoms include:

  • Change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Lump in the breast
  • Swelling in armpit
  • Change in colour and shape of the nipples
  • Rash, redness or pitting on the breast skink
  • Pain in the breast or armpits
  • Abnormal discharge from the nipples

In case of more aggressive breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer, severe redness and itching may be present.

The patients are advised to contact their physician as soon as they notice any of the symptoms of breast cancer. The physician is the best person to diagnose whether it is normal or inflammatory best cancer, and accordingly, suggest treatment for breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Causes

The exact reason that causes breast cancer is unclear, despite the fact that every eighth woman suffers from it. However, there are several factors that have been associated with the development of breast cancer. Some of the breast cancer risk factors include:

  • Prolonged use of birth control pills
  • Obesity
  • Use of hormone replacement therapy
  • High breast density
  • Alcohol addiction
  • No history of pregnancy
  • Pregnancy after 35
  • Exposure to radiation

The risk of breast cancer naturally increases as women age. The risk is also higher in women who have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, possess BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes or who have had their periods before the age of 12.

Mastectomy

Mastectomy refers to the partial or complete surgical removal of one or both the breasts. This surgery is most often indicated for breast cancer.

A lump in the breast or armpits is one of the earliest signs of breast cancer. It can cause a change in the shape, size, or color of the breast or nipple. Nipple tenderness, inward folding of the nipple, discharge from the nipple, and orange peel appearance of the skin of the breast are the other signs of breast cancer. Patients who observe any of the above-mentioned signs must see their physician immediately.

Who are advised to undergo breast cancer mastectomy?

Your physician may recommend you to undergo a partial or full mastectomy in the following conditions:

  • If you have a massive malignant tumor in the breast or invasive ductal carcinoma
  • If you have had a recurrent breast cancer after initial lumpectomy
  • If you are pregnant and have been diagnosed with breast cancer and radiation therapy is contraindicated
  • If you have a medical history of scleroderma and have been diagnosed with breast cancer
  • If you are diagnosed with breast cancer and have a lump in the armpits

Additionally, if you have a family history of breast cancer or deleterious mutation of BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes, you are advised preventive mastectomy.

Frequently Asked Questions
What area of specialization does Dr. Rajinder Kaur Saggu have?
Dr. Rajinder Kaur Saggu is specialized in India and of the most sought after doctors in Cancer Specialist.
Does Dr. Rajinder Kaur Saggu offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Rajinder Kaur Saggu have?
Dr. Rajinder Kaur Saggu is one of the most sought after specialists in India and has over 13 Years years of experience.
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