Breast Cancer Screening Package
Breast Cancer Screening Package: AED 200 onwards
Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women. It accounts for 25% of all cancers, 45% of cancer in females in 2011. Worldwide about 1.1million women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. An additional 410,000 women will die from this disease. In the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, approximately 170 women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually.
Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women in Abu Dhabi and accounts for 44% of cancers in women and is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women.
- Most of these women are in the age range 45-54
- If found at the early stage, 98% of women will survive
- 80% of breast lump are benign (non-cancerous)
- 80% of all cancerous lumps are found by women themselves
Early detection saves life: NMC Royal Women’s Hospital has created exclusive packages so that you don’t have to wait for October for your screening mammography.
- Mammogram: AED 200
- Ultrasound: AED 350
- Dr Consultation, Mammogram & Ultrasound: AED 750
What is breast cancer?
Cancer is a disease in which cells become abnormal and form more cells in an uncontrolled way. With breast cancer, the cancer begins in cells that make up the breasts - usually in the tubes that carry milk to the nipple or the glands that make milk The cancerous cells form a mass of tissue called a tumor. Sometimes, the cancer spreads to other parts of the body.
What is breast cancer screening?
The risk of developing cancer increases, as you get older. Although some risks have been identified, the causes of breast cancer are not fully understood. The best action is to detect it early by performing regular breast screening, which enables early treatment. Complete breast cancer screening includes a mammogram, clinical breast exam by a doctor and breast self-exam. Remember, early detection saves lives.
What are the common symptoms of breast cancer?
If you find changes in your breasts that are not normal and are worrisome, do not delay - see your doctor.
The most common things that are found are lumps, changes in appearance, and discharge during BSE (breast self-exam). Most of these changes are not cancer, but only your doctor can tell. Delay is a serious waste in two important ways:
- First, if the change is not cancer then the reassurance and peace-of-mind that comes with a thorough checkup and mammogram is delayed. Needless worry is a waste of your vital energy
- Second, if the change is cancer then time is critical to the earliest diagnosis and prompt treatment of the disease. A good rule to keep in mind is the earlier a tumor is found the better the chances are for curing it
Fear is the only real enemy - no matter how changes turn out! Hope is your best ally. You should see your health care provider right away if you notice any breast changes
What is a mammogram?
A mammogram is the best screening tool used today to detect breast cancer. It is an X-ray of the breast, and can detect cancer before you notice any problems in your breast. A mammogram can detect the cancer when it is small and easy to treat, often without losing a breast. Health Authority Abu Dhabi recommend that all women undertake a mammogram screening every two years starting from the age of 40 (earlier if you have a family history of breast cancer).
Is it sufficient to only perform regular screening mammogram?
Mammograms are very accurate, but they are not perfect. They can find a lump much smaller than you or your doctor can feel, but sometimes they can miss cancer too. That is why it is important to also have a clinical breast exam every 3 years starting at the age of 20 and annually after the age of 40. It is also important to be aware of any changes in the look or feel of your breasts between screenings.
Why should I perform a mammogram screening if I don't have any symptoms?
Mammograms detect early breast cancer changes that neither you nor your doctor can detect. The earlier the breast cancer is detected, the better the chances of survival and avoiding drastic treatment.
Can mammograms cause breast cancer?
Modern mammography uses the lowest possible dose of X-rays. Scientific data have shown that doses of 100 to 1000 times greater than those used for mammography are required to show any statistical increase in breast cancer frequency There is no significant risk of radiation damage to breast tissue from mammography, and the potentiosks,are preate, outweigace-D party detest.