BREAST CANCER

The first sign of breast cancer often is a breast lump or an abnormal mammogram.

Treatment of Breast Cancer

Breast canceris one of the most intrusivecancers in females worldwide. There are different approaches for treatmentof breast cancer like surgery, radiation, chemotherapy. Apart from these traditional treatment methods immunotherapy has emerged as a fourth modality of treatment, which nurtures the immune system to fight against malignant cancer and has gained quite the momentum in the field of oncology and cell based therapy. One of the novel immunotherapeutic approaches for the treatment of cancer is dendritic cell based therapy.

Dendritic cells are antigen presenting cells (APC) that activate the T cells which in turn secrete certain cytokines which help to fight against the cancer. Through leukapheresis the Peripheral Blood Mononuclear cells are extracted from the patient'sblood, which is then cultured in our laboratory to mature Dendritic cells. These mature cells are infused back into the patient. Infused Dendritic cells migrate to the lymph nodes and the proliferation of T-cells take place through the interaction of the dendritic cells and other immune cells. Millions of biotech companies are conducting trials on dendritic cell based therapy and varied options in fields of immunotherapy for the treatment of breast cancer patients.

Breast Cancer Symptoms & Sings
  • Nipple tenderness or a lump or thickening in or near the breast or underarm area
  • A change in the skin texture or an enlargement of pores in the skin of the breast (some describe this as similar to an orange peel’s texture)
  • A lump in the breast (It’s important to remember that all lumps should be investigated by a healthcare professional, but not all lumps are cancerous.)
  • Any unexplained change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Dimpling anywhere on the breast
  • Unexplained swelling of the breast (especially if on one side only)
  • Unexplained shrinkage of the breast (especially if on one side only)