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Worldwide, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed life-threatening cancer in women and the leading cause of cancer death in women. In India, breast cancer accounts for 19% of all cancers in women and is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer deaths. Many early breast carcinomas are asymptomatic; pain or discomfort is not usually a symptom of breast cancer. Breast cancer is often first detected as an abnormality on a mammogram before it is felt by the patient or healthcare provider. Surgery and radiation therapy, along with adjuvant hormone or chemotherapy when indicated, are now considered the primary treatment for breast cancer. For many patients with low-risk early-stage breast cancer, surgery with local radiation is curative. In India, Breast cancer is the second most common malignancy among women next to the Ca cervix. Since it presents as a painless lump, patients neglect and come to the hospital often late. This study is an attempt has been made to study the various risk factors, the natural history of the disease, clinical features, and mode of spread, pathological types, staging and management of breast cancer. Since most cases presented to us either in the Early or Locally Advanced stage, they were included in the study. For the diagnosis of breast lesions, Triple Assessment should be involved to characterize the lesions, which include clinical examination, imaging and FNAC/ Biopsy for histopathological correlation.
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