Dr. Valerijus Ostapenko is a highly experienced General surgeon. He has over 40 years of experience as a general surgeon. His primary treatment includes surgical oncology, node biopsy, Breast reconstruction, Breast oncology surgery. He graduated from the Vilnius University of Medicine. He is qualified as General surgeon-2 category and as a Surgeon-oncologist-Highest category. Currently, He is a General surgeon at the Kardiolita Hospital.
Dr. Valerijus Ostapenko is a skilled general surgeon. He has written around 151 articles and thesis published in several reputed journals. He has conducted 10 international Studies since 1999. He is a member of the Lithuanian Anticancer Society, Lithuanian Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, European Society of Mastology (EUSOMA).
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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 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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
Dr. Valerijus Ostapenko has over 40 years of experience as a general surgeon.
Dr. Valerijus Ostapenko’s primary treatment includes surgical oncology, node biopsy, Breast reconstruction, Breast oncology surgery.
Yes, Dr. Valerijus Ostapenko provides online consultation through MediGence.
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Dr. Valerijus Ostapenko is a member of the Lithuanian Anticancer Society, Lithuanian Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, European Society of Mastology (EUSOMA).
We need to consult a general surgeon such as Dr. Valerijus Ostapenko for queries regarding oncology procedures such as tumor removal, Breast cancer, breast reconstruction surgeries, etc.
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