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Tag: Dr. Rohan Khandelwal

Breast Cancer and Pregnancy
September 30, 2019

Breast cancer found during pregnancy, breastfeeding or within a year following the birth of a baby is considered Pregnancy-associated Breast Cancer. It is a comparatively rare phenomenon with the incidence rate varying from 1/3000 to 1/10000. During pregnancy, the menstrual cycles stop in the mom-to-be and the levels of estrogen and progesterone go up. Prolactin, a hormone that tells the breasts to prepare for nursing, also increases during pregnancy. Such changes in the hormone cause

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Breast Cancer, breast cancer myths
September 24, 2019

Breast Cancer Awareness has been a crucial concern for nations across the globe. While the diagnosis of breast cancer can be frightening, it is important to understand that many of the known risk factors, such as genetics or ageing are beyond our control. As you read information, it is important to know what is right and what isn’t. For Breast Cancer too, there are multiple misconceptions that need correcting. Read below to know the most common myths against breast cancer and the facts

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Breast Pain
August 30, 2019

Breast soreness occurs due to stimulation of breast tissue by elevated estrogen levels which can occur during puberty. Also, during menses, various hormones cause variations in the breast tissue that usually leads to pain (called mastalgia) or uneasiness in some women. Types of breast pain Cyclical breast pain is often felt around the time of a woman’s menstrual period. It goes away after her period ends. This type of pain usually occurs in both breasts. It is more common in younger women

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Tactile Breast Examinations
June 11, 2019

The loss of one thing often results in the gain of another. Such also seems to be the case with our sensory systems. When an individual loses their eyesight or hearing, their remaining senses can become extraordinarily sensitive. Since blind individuals depend frequently on touch for perception, constant reliance and practice cause their sense of touch to become highly developed. Tactile Breast Examination, or tactilography, harnesses the heightened sense of touch of visually impaired

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