67y/o women suffering from breast cancer operated successfully by American Oncology Institute


American Oncology Institute (AOI) at Royal Care Super Speciality Hospital, Coimbatore successfully treated a 67-year-old female diagnosed with Carcinoma Right Breast. During her treatment at AOI, the patient underwent four cycles of NACT - Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy to shrink the tumor before the main treatment. This was followed by a Right Modified Radical Mastectomy, a surgical procedure that involves removing the entire breast, including the skin, areola, nipple, and most axillary lymph nodes, while sparing the pectoralis major muscle.

After the breast removal surgery (mastectomy), the patient underwent four cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy over the past few months. This type of chemotherapy is given to eliminate any remaining microscopic cancer cells and reduce the risk of recurrence. After carefully examining the tissue removed during the mastectomy, the doctors found that the cancer was a grade III invasive carcinoma, but they were able to remove all tumours from the surrounding tissue. However, some of the lymph nodes in the armpit area showed signs of cancer spread. To reduce the risk of recurrence in the chest area and to increase the chances of complete recovery, the AOI medical team recommended radiation therapy called Post Mastectomy Radiation Therapy.

Explaining about the treatment, Dr Anbu. C, Radiation Oncologist, American Oncology Institute at Royal Care Super Speciality Hospital, said, "Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers occurring in females in India. The combined approach of NACT, mastectomy, adjuvant chemotherapy and PMRT was aimed at providing the patient with the best possible outcome and improving her overall health.The patient received radiation therapy using the state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam STx Linac at AOI. The treatment was based on a precise 3D CT simulation to accurately target the right chest wall region and regional lymph node region. On her last visit, 15 days after the completion of radiation therapy, the patient was symptom-free. She was initiated on Hormonal Therapy and advised to undergo regular follow-up to ensure her continued well-being".

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