Breast cancer is the commonest type of cancer in females all over the world. Halstead was the one of first surgeons to perform mastectomy for breast cancer. Modified radical mastectomy has been the cornerstone of breast cancer treatment since the early 1900s.
Modified Radical Mastectomy Surgery in Pune entails the removal of the entire breast along with axillary lymph node clearance in some form.
For many years, modified radical mastectomy was the only effective surgery for breast cancer, however, for the past few decades, breast conservation surgery is being considered for treating breast cancer.
In Modified Radical Mastectomy Surgery in Pune, the muscles of the anterior chest wall and their nerves are preserved, and hence significant function of the arm and shoulder is maintained. The entire breast along with the overlying skin is removed and a linear scar remains on the chest wall as a result of modified radical mastectomy.
Because of the linear scar on the chest wall and because of the removal of axillary lymphatics, there might be a temporary decrease in the range of shoulder movements and there might be intermittent lymphatic edema over the upper limb. These issues arising after a modified radical mastectomy can be easily managed with local massage and physiotherapy.
If the tumor is very large and ulcerated, if there are multiple tumors and if the facility or ability to take radiotherapy is not available,Modified Radical Mastectomy Surgery in Pune remains the only choice of treatment for breast cancer.
Modified Radical Mastectomy Surgery in Pune is followed by additional chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and hormonal therapy as per the requirement to complete the treatment of breast cancer.
A variety of primary and secondary reconstruction options in the form of flaps, implants and external prostheses are available to improve the cosmesis after a patient has undergone a modified radical mastectomy.
Dr. Amit Parasnis is a well-trained and experienced cancer surgeon for Radical Mastectomy Surgery in Pune who provides rational and ethical treatment for cancer and strives to achieve best oncological outcomes.