Best Hospitals for Breast Cancer Treatment

The recent advances made in breast cancer treatment have revolutionized the way how women with 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.

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Apollo Hospital International Limited located in Ahmedabad, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Hospital with 234 bed capacity
  • Credit for doing the autologous stem cell transplant when a patient has acute myeloid Leukemia
  • Regular transplants of cell and bone marrow
  • A 1.5 Tesla MRI scan is available, only healthcare organisation in Gujarat with this option
  • Success percentage of 90 when critical oncology procedures are done
  • Diagnostics such as Blood Tests, X-Ray, Echo and Cardiac related tests
  • International Patient Care related facilities: Accommodation, Airport Transfer, Meals per choice, Interpreter, SIM, TV inside room
  • Excellent line up of doctors, surgeons and healthcare professionals such as nurses, technicians

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DOCTORS IN 13 SPECIALITIES

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 5690 - 7150

FOR Breast Cancer Treatment


Apollo Hospitals Bannerghatta located in Bengaluru, India is accredited by JCI, NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Bed Capacity is 250
  • Largest and most sophisticated sleep laboratory in the world
  • Technological powerhouse with latest equipments
  • 120 slice CT angiogram
  • 3 Tesla MRI
  • Low energy & High energy Linear Accelerators
  • Navigation System in surgical procedures
  • 4-D Ultrasound for 4 dimensional sonography
  • Digital Fluoroscopy
  • Gamma Camera
  • Stereotactic Robotic Radio- surgery
  • Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Robotic assisted surgeries
  • Thallium Laser-First in India
  • Holmium Laser-First in South India
  • Digital X-Ray-First in Karnataka
  • 100 plus consultants
  • Uses Y shaped stent for tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Four autologous chondrocyte implantations procedure is performed and several more like Spinal angiolipoma excision, Tibial tuberosity shift with MPSL reconstruction
  • Biggest series of airway stents in India
  • The Minimal Access Surgery Centre (MASC) centre of excellence

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DOCTORS IN 13 SPECIALITIES

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 5410 - 6130

FOR Breast Cancer Treatment


Wockhardt Hospital - A New Age Hospital located in Mumbai, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 20-storeyed building at Mumbai Central (South Mumbai)
  • Capacity of 350-beds
  • Two highly-advanced cath labs with ultra-modern technologies to perform high risk coronary procedures and neurological surgeries
  • 8 Operation Theatres- Cardiac, Joint Replacement, Neurology, Oncology, MAS and Organ Transplantation
  • 100 beds dedicated to Critical Care, which are connected to IntelliSpace Critical Care & Anaesthesia (ICCA) system
  • Largest Paediatric Cardiac Unit
  • It has the largest Intelligent ICCA System
  • Possess Hi-tech GPS-enabled Ambulances and largest state-of-the-art Accident & Emergency unit in South Mumbai
  • As far as accommodation facility is considered, the Hospital makes it easily accessible for the patients in nearby hotels/lodges

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DOCTORS IN 12 SPECIALITIES

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 5780 - 6820

FOR Breast Cancer Treatment

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Zulekha Hospital Dubai located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is accredited by ISO, JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The bed capacity of Zulekha Hospital Dubai is 140.
  • Diagnostic centers, pharmacies, inpatient and outpatient care are provided at Zulekha Hospital Dubai.
  • This hospital provides the best of healthcare packages
  • Its surgical base is really strong with the hospital having successfully initiated and completed minimally invasive surgeries, joint replacement surgeries, bariatric surgeries, cardiac, and neonatal surgeries.
  • Radiology, laboratory, operating theatres, dialysis section and Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory are all present in Zulekha Hospital Dubai, UAE.

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DOCTORS IN 10 SPECIALITIES

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 12180 - 15160

FOR Breast Cancer Treatment


Gleneagles Hospital located in Napier Road, Singapore is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 270+ bedded medical facility, which includes suites, single rooms, two-bedded, four-bedded rooms and maternity wards (9 delivery rooms)
  • 12 operating rooms
  • Surgery ward with 40 beds
  • State-of- the-art intensive care unit (ICU) with 16 beds
  • State-of- the-art neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with 14 cots
  • Separate transplant unit
  • Endoscopy Centre (VIP room)
  • 24-hour accident and emergency (A&E) and outpatient Unit
  • Accommodation availability for the patients
  • The Hospital has a dedicated Patient Assistance Centre, which is to cater to multi-faceted needs of international patients. It provides services like air evacuation and repatriation, visa application and extension, language interpretation assistance, etc.

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The Breast Cancer Programme at W Pratiksha Hospital offers different breast surgeries, including Breast Conservations, Radical Resections, various Breast Reconstructions through Sentinel Lymph Node Techniques. At the hospital, nationally recognized experts adopt a multi-team care approach for patients and work together in a collaborative manner. Some of the advanced diagnostic techniques used for monitoring breast cancer are Digital Mammography, PET / CT, Interventional Radiology Procedures and Stereotactic, Breast Ultrasound, 3T Breast MRI, Image-guided Breast Core Biopsy, and Sentinel Node Evaluation (SLNB) using Gamma Probe. Breast cancer treatment cost at W Pratiksha Hospital varies with the complexity of the case, age of the patient, and technology used.

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DOCTORS IN 12 SPECIALITIES

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 6230 - 7670

FOR Breast Cancer Treatment


Metro Hospital located in Noida, India is accredited by ISO, NABH, NABL. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Metro Hospital is a 317 bedded state-of-the-art super speciality hospital, which is functioning as two units- 110 beds capacity in Metro Heart Institute and 207 beds capacity in Metro Multispeciality Hospital
  • 45 beds in Intensive Coronary Care and High Dependency Unit
  • 24/7 Blood Bank
  • 24/7 Pharmacy
  • 24/7 Cardiac Ambulance
  • 24/7 Emergency unit
  • Different types of patients in-patient rooms are available for patients convenience- Super Deluxe rooms (8), Deluxe Rooms (2), Private Rooms (6), Semi-private rooms (14), Triple bedded rooms (6), Four bedded rooms (8), Five bedded rooms (5) and Six bedded rooms (12)
  • Cafeteria/Restaurant

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DOCTORS IN 12 SPECIALITIES

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 5600 - 7090

FOR Breast Cancer Treatment


Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital located in New Delhi, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Best treatment options in the world for local as well as international patients at economical prices.
  • Luxurious yet comfortable hospital infrastructure which is equipped with the cutting edge equipment and technologies.
  • Laboratories which provide an integrated healthcare delivery opportunity to patients coming to the healthcare facility.
  • There are several accomodation faciliities that are available in close proximity to the hospital.
  • Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Delhi/NCR is constructed over an area of 1, 50,000 sq feet.
  • The hospital has a 200 bed capacity.
  • Experienced and well educated specialists and other healthcare personnel.
  • Complex and critical procedures are performed in the hospital on a regular basis and are seen to have high success rates.
  • The vision of the hospital is Saving and Enriching lives.
  • The hospital possesses syringe pumps, portable monitor, oxygen cylinder, portable monitor, emergency medicine pulse oximeter.
  • 24X7 emergency and trauma care

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DOCTORS IN 11 SPECIALITIES

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 5480 - 6580

FOR Breast Cancer Treatment


Manipal Hospital, Yeshwantpur located in Bengaluru, India is accredited by NABH. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Super-specialty healthcare facility
  • Started operations in July 2008
  • Video consultations with specialists
  • Various health checkup packages available
  • Technological applications in healthcare and healthcare delivery
  • Many ancillar services available like
    • ICU, NICU
    • Physiotherapy
    • Referral lab
    • Teleradiology / telemedicine
    • Pharmacy
    • Imaging facilities
  • Rehabilitation services, 24 hour emergency services, operating theatre, ambulatory and daycare, cafeteria, and many kinds of patient accomodation.

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DOCTORS IN 12 SPECIALITIES

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Parkway East Hospital located in Joo Chiat Pl, Singapore is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Total capacity for 143 beds
  • Hospital rooms are available- Single room, 2-bedded room (8), 4-bedded room (2), Deluxe room, and Orchid/Hibiscus Suite
  • All rooms are equipped with all ensuite facilities like Free wifi, mini fridge, sofa couch, telephone, in-room safe, TV, etc.
  • Maternity wards- Accredited as a baby-friendly hospital under the World Health Organisations Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)
  • 1 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with 14 cots
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • 1 Operation Theatre with 5 Operating rooms
  • 1 Nursery with 30 cots
  • 1 Parentcraft room
  • 24-hour walk-in-clinic (for emergency)
  • 24-hour Pharmacy

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Medicana International Samsun Hospital located in Samsun, Turkey is accredited by ISO, JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • International Samsun Hospital provides services in a closed area of 30.000 m2
  • 9 elevators with pressure control have been designed for you in the hospital with 3 blocks, two of which are 11 floors and the other 10 floors
  • Capacity of 249 beds
  • 7 Operating Theatres
  • 109 Intensive Care beds (19 Newborn, 7 Paediatric, 20 Coronary, 8 CVS, and 54 General)
  • Laboratories - Biochemistry, Pathology, Hormone, Microbiology, Sleep Lab
  • IVF Center
  • Oncology Center
  • The Hospital serves patients with a team of about 99 specialists and academicians in 40 branches and 631 employees
  • Medicana International Samsun uses advanced technology & modern equipment such as BT/MR 1.5 Tesla, 3d Conformal, Thermal Welding, Holmium Laser, 4D Ultrasonography, Color Doppler Ultrasonography, Mammography, and Radiotherapy; in order to perform safe, authentic and quick treatment
  • All kinds of rooms are available for the patients- Single, Suite and VIP Rooms. Patient rooms are equipped with the latest technology and comfort
  • Amenities provided in the room for patients and their relatives- TV and Minibar in each room, 24-hour interrupted Cafeteria service, central air-conditioning ventilation system in each room, Internet access, phones in rooms, and much more
  • Cafeteria/Restaurant
  • Pharmacies on Duty
  • Parking lot with a capacity for 50 vehicles

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DOCTORS IN 11 SPECIALITIES

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 6200 - 7100

FOR Breast Cancer Treatment


NMC Royal Hospital, Khalifa City located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Capacity for 500 beds
  • 53 Critical Care beds
  • 24-hour Emergency Services
  • 24-hour Ambulance Service
  • OPD (Outpatient department treatment)
  • An Automated Laboratory
  • The Hospital has the first hybrid Operating Theatre with flex move system
  • First NICU and PICU Combination set up

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DOCTORS IN 11 SPECIALITIES

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 12670 - 14150

FOR Breast Cancer Treatment


Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • 209 bed capacity 14-beds in the Intensive Care Unit
  • 64 Slice CT, High End MRI, Neuro-navigation Surgical Systems
  • 3.0 Tesla MRI
  • Neuro-physiology
  • Specialized physiotherapy
  • Well managed rehabilitation services
  • 10 operating theatres
  • Royal Suites and Presidential Suites available
  • It comprises the most advanced treatment related equipment.
  • It is adorned with cutting edge diagnostic equipment.
  • Personal attention is given and there is an empathetic approach to healing, the hospital terms it the 'art of healing'.
  • Customised services are provided to International patients.
  • Centers of excellence
    • Cardiology
    • Pediatrics
    • Ophthalmology
    • Oncology
    • IVF
    • Gynecology & obstetrics
    • Orthopedics & sports medicine
    • Shoulder and upper limb unit
    • Burjeel vascular centre
    • Bariatric & metabolic surgery

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DOCTORS IN 9 SPECIALITIES

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 15250 - 15430

FOR Breast Cancer Treatment


Kaplan Medical Centre located in Rehovot, Israel is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • Located in an area of 240 dunams of lawns, trees and lovely corners that provides the medical center pastoralism and tranquility, and soak up a relaxed atmosphere among our patients
  • Hearing and Speech Institute
  • Childrens Auditorium
  • Hybrid Catheterization Room
  • purchase of a new CT (256 slices)
  • In the coming years, it is planned to develop: a rehabilitative geriatric medical center, a maternity club, an eye clinic and a heart center - the largest in the Middle East
  • Blood Bank
  • Pharmacy services
  • Accommodation in Hospital Campus
  • Maternity club

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Acibadem International Hospital located in Istanbul, Turkey is accredited by JCI. Also listed below are some of the most prominent infrastructural details:

  • The Ac?badem International Hospital is spread over an indoor area of atleast 19,000 square meters.
  • It comprises as many as 122 beds which also means there are intensive care beds (26) with observation beds (16).
  • Medical technologies are present such as Whole Body MR, DSA Digital Angiography, EUS (Endoultrasonography), and Ultrasonography.
  • Additional services like Heliport, Prayer Room, Cafeteria, ATM within premises etc. can also be availed.
  • Patients can choose from either a standard room or a suite during their hospital stay.

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DOCTORS IN 11 SPECIALITIES

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FACILITIES & AMENITIES

USD 6500 - 7550

FOR Breast Cancer Treatment

About the 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.

How is Breast Cancer Treatment performed?

Most commonly, as a part of treatment for breast cancer, a surgery is conducted to remove the cancerous lump or growth from breasts. Depending on the extent of cancer and its stage, surgery may be accompanied by another form of treatment as well, which are conducted either before or after the surgery.

The doctor decides upon a breast cancer treatment plan that is most suitable for the patient. The decision may depend upon the extent of spread, the overall health of the patient, the stage and the type of breast cancer (inflammatory, cancer during pregnancy, lobular carcinoma, ductal carcinoma and invasive breast cancer).

The team that conducts breast cancer treatment includes a surgeon, medical oncologist, and a radiation oncologist. The different breast cancer treatment options are divided into two types:

Local Treatment: This type of treatment is localized, that is, it is only used to treat one specific location or primary site affected by cancer. It does not have any impact on the rest of the body.

The following are the two types of local treatment:

Surgery:

It is the most common form of treatment that targets to remove as much cancer from the primary location as possible. There are different types of surgeries, which can be selected by the doctor depending upon the requirement.

  • Mastectomy:
    In this type of breast cancer removal surgery, the entire breast is removed to eliminate cancer cells. It can involve either one or both the breasts.
  • Breast-conserving surgery:
    In this type of surgery, only the part of the breast containing cancer is removed. The goal is to remove just cancer and some part of surrounding healthy tissues and leave the rest of the breast as is.
  • Lymph node removal:
    This type of surgery is sometimes conducted in addition to either of the first two types of surgeries, in case cancer has spread to the nearby lymph nodes.
  • Breast reconstruction:
    This type of surgery is conducted after the removal of cancer, in case the patient demands to improve the appearance of the breast mounds after the removal surgery.

Radiation therapy:

Radiation is required by some breast cancer patients, mostly in addition to other types of treatment.  It is typically used in case of patients who have undergone mastectomy, breast-conserving surgery or if cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Delivering high dose radiation to the affected part of the body helps reduce the chances of cancer recurrence.

The radiation can either be delivered externally or by placing a small radioactive pallet in the affected area internally. The latter form of radiation therapy is known as brachytherapy.

Systemic Treatment:

This type of treatment involves the used of drugs that can be administered either orally or intravenously. The choice of drugs depends on the type of systemic treatment opted for, which, in turn, is dependent upon the extent and the type of cancer.

Chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and hormone therapy are the three primary types of systemic therapy for breast cancer treatment.

Of all the three forms of systemic treatment, chemotherapy is the most common. Chemotherapy is recommended before the surgery to reduce the size of the tumor and after the surgery to kill off the remaining cancer cells. It involves the intravenous administration of specific anti-cancer drugs.

Hormone therapy is most commonly used in cases when the patient has tested HER-2 positive in the biopsy. Targeted therapy, on the other hand, is less commonly used.

Recovery from Breast Cancer Treatment

Recovery after breast cancer treatment is less painful and traumatic as compared to some of the other types of critical cancers. Therefore are, however, certain changes that breast cancer patients may have to deal with after their treatment. Some of these changes include the following:

  • The menstruation cycle is almost always affected by breast cancer patients during chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The patient experiences a temporary menopause that lasts for over a few months after the treatment. Therefore, the patient is expected to experience a few symptoms related to menopause, such as fatigue, mood swings, and hot flushes.
  • The fertility of the woman is also affected by the treatment. Therefore, they may feel affected physically and mentally and may need a strong emotional support during the recovery period.
  • In some women, the affected breast or both the breasts are removed surgically as a part of the treatment. As a result, they may lose their confidence because of their changed physical experience. However, they can opt for cosmetic surgery to regain the size and shape of their breast.
  • The side effects of cancer treatment such as extreme weakness, reduce appetite, weight loss, hair loss, and reduced immunity can be painful to deal with. Other side effects such as vomiting, nausea, headache, and joint pain can be effectively managed with the help of proper medications.

The medications after cancer treatment may continue for a few years to keep the regrowth of cancer cells in check. It may take several months for the patient to recover from the after-effects of cancer treatment.

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