Breast Clinics provide comprehensive care for people who have breast cancer and other high-risk breast conditions.
Annual Physical Exam / Breast Self Exam (BSE)
Regular physical examination plas a vital role in the maintenance of health. An annual gynecological examination is an important screening procedure for many types of cancer and includes a physical examination of the breasts. During this procedure, a physician physically examines the breasts to feel for any lumps or irregularities.
The Physician can also use this procedure as an opportunity to teach an individual how to perform a breast self exam (BSE). Women are encouraged to perform a BSE every month, because with regular examination they have a greater chance of finding a lump early in its development.
Breast imaging will involve either a mammogram or ultrasound. The best method of imaging will depend on your age and physical characteristics. You may even have both.
1. BREAST CLINICAL ENCOUNTER – Includes:
a. Clinical Breast Examination
b, Medical and Family History
c. Risk Assessment
d. Risk Reduction Counseling
2. ULTRASOUND-GUIDED NEEDLE ASPIRATION BIOPSY – Performed by taking samples of an abnormality under some form of guidance such as ultrasound It is used to locate the site of the abnormal gowth.
3. ULTRASOUND GUIDED ASPIRATION OF CYST – A simple procedure performed by placing an ultrasound probe over the site of a breast cyst and numbing the area with local anesthesia The breast specialist / surgeon then places a small needle directly into the cyst and withdraws fluid.
4. BREAST CONSERVATION SURGERY – An operation to remove the cancer while leaving as much normal breast as possible.
5. SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY – A surgery to ﬁnd and remove a sentinel lymph node to see if it contains cancer cells. A sentinel lymph node is the ﬁrst lymph node in a chain or group of lymph nodes that cancer is most likely to spread to.
6. MAMMOGRAPHY – A speciﬁc type of breast imaging that uses low-dose x-rays to detect cancer early before women experience symptoms when it is most treatable.
7. SONOMAMMOGRAPY – Also known as the breast ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure performed to assess the breasts and the blood flow to areas inside it The examination is often done along with mammography (X—ray of breast tissue) to study a mass or lump