Prashanti Cancer Care Mission (PCCM) that has set up an International School of Oncoplastic Surgery in association with breast oncoplastic surgeons from University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, will conduct the third Indo-British advanced master class in oncoplastic breast surgery. A breast cancer symposium will be held from August 5-7 at Hotel Conrad.
Dr C B Koppiker, a breast oncoplastic surgeon and chief of Orchids Breast Health Clinic (OBHC), an initiative of Prashanti Cancer Care Mission (PCCM), said that for the master class 2016, a robust scientific programme had been planned that would keep the participants abreast with recent trends and future perspectives in breast cancer management. The scientific agenda will cover various latest techniques of oncoplastic breast surgery that are gaining acceptance worldwide.
Late diagnosis results in majority of breast cancer cases getting detected at an advanced stage which necessitates Total Mastectomy (TM), total surgical removal of affected breast tissue. The psychological trauma of an unexpected breat cancer diagnosis got aggravated if the affected woman had to come to terms with the difficult scenario of permanently losing a breast, said Koppiker.
A rapidly advancing field of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery (OBS) offers a practical solution to this problem with the help of a technique called Immediate Breast Reconstructive Surgery (IBRS) and involves surgical restoration of the breast tissue as soon as the diseased breast is removed with the help of either the patient’s own fat tissue (Autologous Reconstruction, AR) or Implant reconstruction (IR) (Breast prosthesis).
The three-day programme will also feature live surgeries, use of training videos, interactive panels, tumor boards and other sessions.