Breast cancer is a malignant (cancerous) tumor that starts from cells of the breast. Healthcare statistics show an alarming increase in incident and prevalence of Breast Cancer globally and particularly in Pakistan. Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women worldwide (BCRF-US). Pakistan alone has the highest rate of Breast Cancer than any other Asian country. 1 out of every 9 Pakistani Women is likely to suffer from this disease at any point in her lifetime (JPMA).
Common symptoms of breast cancer include; a lump in the armpit or above the collarbone, a change in the size or shape of the breast. Other symptoms of breast cancer may include dimpling of the skin or thickening in the breast tissue and changes in the nipple, including rash, discharge from the nipple or swelling/lump in the armpit.
Breast Cancer Clinic at Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment facilities under supervision of a multi-disciplinary team all under one roof. The team includes internationally experienced and board certified oncologists, surgeons and radiologists for providing a holistic approach for the personalized treatment of breast cancer and care.