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Doctors at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals successfully treats patient with bilateral breast cancer

Latest in technology and surgical techniques employed to treat bilateral breast cancer

Bilateral breast cancer (BBC) is a rare clinical entity. Only about 0.2 percent to 3 percent of all breast cancer cases occur in both breasts at the same time, which is referred to as synchronous bilateral breast cancer. One such case was seen at BGS Gleneagles Global Hospitals, where a young unmarried woman in her forties, came in for a second opinion.

Ramya (name changed), 43 years, felt a painless lump in the left breast. She had this checked out at a nearby hospital where they diagnosed it to be a non-cancerous lesion. Ramya continued to feel uneasy so she decided to go in for a second opinion. She went to BGS Gleneagles global Hospitals for a complete evaluation. Here, doctors first recommended a bilateral mammography which revealed multiple small lumps in the right breast too. Following this, she underwent an ultrasound scan guided biopsy of the lesion. Results indicated she had cancer in both the breasts.

Doctors decided a whole body PET CT scan was required next to check if the lumps in both sides were independent or whether they were a part of a metastatic process which was very crucial to decide …

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