How To Reduce The Risk of Breast Cancer?

Breast Cancer is one of the most widespread forms of Cancer among Indian women.

Being one of the top-rated Cancer treatment centers, people often come to us with this common question, “Can I reduce Breast Cancer risk?”

So is there any way to reduce Breast Cancer risk? If you have the same question, you are in the right place.

In this blog, we will try to answer all your questions in detail.


Dr. Jay Anam

Breast Cancer Specialist in Mumbai

How to reduce Breast Cancer risk?

Before we begin with the ways of reducing Breast Cancer risk, it’s important to understand the risk factor.

Potential Breast Cancer patients can be classified into two categories.

Common & high risk individuals

 – Common Individuals :

These are the individuals who do not have any family or genetic history of Breast Cancer.

However, these individuals are at the general risk of getting Breast Cancer.

So if you fall under this category, you should be doing a monthly self-breast examination. Also, consider getting screening mammography done after the age of 45.

Presently India does not have any national screening mammography recommendations or programs in place.

However regular checkups ensure that breast cancer can be detected at an early stage.

 – High-risk Individuals :

High-risk individuals are those who have a family or genetic history of breast or ovarian Cancer.

You should consult a genetic counsellor if your parents, cousin, or aunt have had breast or ovarian Cancer at a young age.

This genetic counsellor performs a detailed analysis of your family and prepares a systematic chart.

This chart can be helpful in determining whether you are at risk of getting BRCA genes. Counsellors can also suggest certain genetic tests to assess the risk of Cancer.

If these tests are positive, there is an option for Prophylactic Mastectomy. This procedure can reduce the risk of Breast Cancer by up to 95%.

(Prophylactic Mastectomy is a procedure of removing the breasts of individuals  who are at a high risk of getting breast cancer)

Note :
Positive BRCA 1 or BRCA, 2 test results, might also indicate that there is a risk of Ovarian Cancer.

For this, your doctor might recommend you risk-reducing Salpingo oophorectomy or Prophylactic Mastectomy. This can reduce the risk of Ovarian Cancer.

Also, a must read blog for every woman, Health education on Breast Care

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Closing thoughts

We understand being diagnosed with Breast Cancer can be emotionally and physically draining.

That’s why it’s important to stay vigilant and aware of its symptoms and signs. In addition, regular checkups after 40 years of age can be very helpful in identifying Breast Cancer at an early stage, ensuring better treatment.

We hope this guide on the ways to reduce breast cancer treatment has helped you with your questions. If you or any of your family members need more information on Breast  Cancer, we are here to help.

Get in touch with our experts, who will offer you the best guidance.

If you are looking for a breast cancer surgeon in Mumbai, Dr. Jay Anam is the person you are looking for. He has more than 15 years of experience. Dr. Jay Anam has Completed his M.Ch. Surgical Oncology training from Tata Memorial Centre. 

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    Dr. Jay Anam is one of the best surgical oncologists & breast cancer specialist in Mumbai.

    Dr. Jay Anam has Completed his M.Ch. Surgical Oncology training from Tata Memorial Centre. He did his Fellowship in Breast Oncology from Centre Oscar Lambret, Lille, France.

    As a breast cancer specialist, he believes in world-class cancer care for all patients.

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