At Integrated Specialist Healthcare, we offer leading skills and technologies in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in one welcoming and understanding place.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Australian women and sadly, 1 in 8 Australian women will have breast cancer by age 85. Currently, screening by mammograms every 2 years is recommended for women between 50-74, but if you the prefer peace of mind of regular check ups, screening is available for women over 40 as an option. Younger women with a strong family history of breast cancer may be screened earlier using MRI.
Breast cancer self-examination: What to look for
It is recommended that all women perform self breast examination regularly and seek medical attention if they experience the following symptoms:
New lumps or thickening in the breast or under the armpits
Sores or ulcers around the nipple
Distortion in shape of the nipple
Distortion or dimpling of the skin of the breast
Swelling or redness around the breast that is non tender
Try not to panic if you find something, as not all breast lumps are cancer. There are many causes of lumps in the breast which are benign, so it’s important to book an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. We offer ultrasound and on-the-spot pathologic diagnosis to evaluate breast lumps, and we can begin breast cancer treatment right away in the case of bad news. Some benign breast lumps are also best treated with surgical excision.
At Integrated Breast Health, we offer breast cancer treatment, and treat other breast lumps using the latest breast conservation and reconstructive techniques. Our combination of breast, general and plastic and reconstructive surgery ensures that you have access to the best specialists for the most optimal treatment all in one place.