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Breast development, lumps, swelling or any physical change in breast are a common health worry for most women. These changes happen through out your lives, including the changes that ocur with menstrual periouds, pregnancy and ageing.
Most breast lumps and breast changes are normal but you can never risk your health. It is always better to be safe than sorry and at this point it is best to seek advice from a qualified expert.
After all, the healthier you are, the happier you will feel and the happiest your near and dear ones will be.
This is the most sensitive modality for screening and diagnosis of breast diseases in women above 40 years of age. It has higher resolution and clarity than routine conventional mammography.
It has high accuracy rates for diagnosing microcalcifications and small lesions (less than 1 cm). It is less time consuming and no processing of filmis required unlike conventional mammography. It is very useful in diagnosis of breast diseases in dense breasts.
Sonography is easily available and inexpensive investigation for diagnosis of breast diseases. It has no radiation exposure and is not painful. It is used for diagnosis of breast problems in younger women and as an adjunct to mammography in older women. It can also be used during breast surgery for better localization. It also providesguidance for doing image guided biopsies and aspirations. Elastopgraphy in addition to high resolution sonography provides more information about breast lesions, thus helping in accurate diagnosis.
The Breast Care Centre team is an all women team consiting of senior breast specialist doctors, nurses, mammography technicians, clinical pyschologsts, lymphodema experts, physiotherapists, genetic counsellors, lactation specialists etc. Being in an all women Breast Care Centre, ladies feel more comfortable during their check ups and investigations.
The treatment of all cancer patients is decided by a multi disciplinary team comprising of expert doctors in medical oncology, breast surgery, radiation oncology, breast radiology and pathology. This enables all patients to receive best treatment with a common consensus according to standard guidelines.
Breast surgery is a super-speciality branch of surgery. Breast Care Centre provides this specialised care for all breast diseases including benign diseases, malignint tumours, reconstructive surgeries, oncoplastic surgeries and cosmetic surgeries (breast enhancement, breast reduction and breast lift procedures). Utmost care is taken to provide best possible results with minimum morbidity.
The clinic provides services to pregnant and breast feeding women to discuss about correct breast feeding techniques and to detect any breast problems at tile earliest. This helps in promoting breast feeding and prevantlng any major complications at a later stage.
For all breast cancer patients who undergo surgery. The experts inthis clinic teach the ladies how to take care of their arms after the surgery to prevent excessive swelling (lymphoedema) of the arm. Arm exercises, massaging ,correct bandaging techniques etc are taught to the patients for prevention and treatment of lymphoedema.
Run by genetic counsellors and doctors to assess the genetic risk of developing cancers for the women and to provide advice for prevention and risk reduction of cancers. Genetic testing can also provide guidance about cancer management in patients
Breast pain is a common occurrence in women, usually caused by hormonal changes. This pain is usually very long standing and troubling and can increase the anxiety of the patients. Pain charts and systematic madication protocols are used to treat this condilion.
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