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Stages of Breast Cancer

Dr. Kudingila Radha Madhava
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There are mainly 4 stages of cancer depending on the severity and spread of the cancerous cells. Stage 0 is the initial stage and Stage 4 is the advanced and final stage of the breast cancer.

Stage 0: During this stage, the cancer is non invasive in nature. It is only limited to the portion where it started. It does not spread to the nearby organs and tissues.

Stage 1: Stage 1 is also known as early stage breast cancer. The size of the tumor is smaller and it is limited inside the breast or it may spread to nearby lymph nodes.

Stage 2: Cancer is confined in the breast nodes or nearby lymph nodes or both. The number of nodes infected with cancer or size of the tumor is greater in stage 1 breast cancer.

Stage 3: It is also known as locally advanced breast cancer which has spread to the chest wall or the skin of the breast or nearby lymph nodes to the breast.

Stage 4: It is also known as advanced cancer in which cancer cells metastasize into nearby and distant organs and it requires immediate medical treatment.


Dr. Kudingila Radha Madhava

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Medical Oncologist
Dr. Kudingila Radha Madhava is a Medical Oncologist at Gleneagles Global Hospitals in Richmond Town, Bangalore. He has completed his MBBS from J.S.S Medical College, Mysore in the year 1990 and MD in General Medicine from Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital in the year 1995. Further, he pursued DNB in Medical Oncology from DNB board, New Delhi in 1997. He has received Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in Clinical Oncology from University of London, the United Kingdom in the year 2005. Dr. Kudingila specializes in the treatments of Bile Duct Cancer, Colon Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Prostate Cancer, General Surgery, Throat Cancer, Rhabdomyosarcoma, Sarcoma, and Thyroid Cancer. He has a practicing experience of more than two and a half decades in the field of oncology treatments. Gleneagles Global Hospitals offers medical treatments in various specialties which includes Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Arthroscopy, Endoscopy, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Diabetology, Lung transplantation, Liver transplantation, Paediatrics and Nephrology. Book a FREE appointment with Dr. Kudingila Radha Madhava. See Success rates, Contact Number.
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