Indian J Surg (August 2017) 79(4):275–285 DOI 10.1007/s12262-017-1666-3 EDITORIAL Indian Solutions for Indian Problems—Association of Breast Surgeons of India (ABSI) Practical Consensus Statement, Recommendations, and Guidelines for the Treatment of Breast Cancer in India 1 2 3 4 5 S. P. Somashekhar & Gaurav Agarwal & S. V. S. Deo & Chintamani & P. Raghu Ram & 6 7 Diptendra Sarkar & Vani Parmar Received: 13 June 2017 /Accepted: 13 June 2017 /Published online: 22 June 2017 Association of Surgeons of India 2017 Introduction of factors including size of tumor in relation to size of breast, result of specific pathology tests (hormone receptors, HER2 Breast cancer is considered as the most common type of fe- receptors), menopause, age, general health conditions, family male cancer accountable for nearly 23% of all cancers in history, or other risk factors . The treatments include sur- women globally [1, 2]. It is believed that global prevalence gery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, and of breast cancer will cross two million by the year 2030 which targeted therapy along with the involvement of nutrition and will have the major contributors from developing countries physical activity and follow-up care. . As far as India is
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