Author(s): Devendra Chaudhary1, Arvind Rai2, R. S. Gupta3, Saurabh Jain4, Anuradha Chaudhary5,Rohit Namdev6
The Breast Conservative Therapy is the standard treatment for early-stage breast cancer in the western world. On the other hand, in India BCT is not preferred by the surgeons and patients (11-23% vs. >60-70%). Patients suffer from cancer, its treatments and the sideeffects of treatment. The majority of them encounter breast cancer multiplicity of physical and psychological difficulties after finishing cancer treatment. Without rehabilitation these difficulties may lead to functional limitations, disabilities, and mental issues. The breast cancer survival rate has increased, due to improvements in early diagnostic procedures and more aggressive therapies. Because of increased survival rate need of rehabilitation has been increased. The study was conducted with the aim of being able to determine the need of rehabilitation in patients of breast cancer after MRM in alleviating the disability also, to assess post MRM complication and to assess the psychological impairment and quality of life of breast cancer survivors.it was observed that out of 90/122 (73.77%) individuals were scoring below 40 which was suggestive of poor quality of life also, out of 122 patients 18 patients developed lymphedema. Amongst the 122 patients 54.97% wanted breast reconstruction & most of them belong to younger age group.