Mammogram Camp 2017

BREAST IMAGING AND PAP SMEAR CAMP

No of Persons: 65 Only

(First come first served basis)

 

REGISTRATION

Date    -   From 09-10-2017
Time    -   8.00am to 11.30am, 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Venue  -   CLRI Dispensary, Chennai


DIGITAL MAMMOGRAM AND PAP SMEAR TEST

Date     -   09-10-2017 to 09-11-2017 (One month)
                  Except on Sundays
Time    -   10.00am to 1.00pm
Venue  -   Anderson Diagnostics & Lab       
                 Poonamallee High Road, (Opposite to Dasaprakash Hotel)
                  Chennai-84

Contact No - Shri.Leon, 9087644232

 

BREAST CANCER

Breast cancer, a kind of cancer that develops from breast cells is the most common invasive cancer in females worldwide.

 

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

The first symptoms of breast cancer are usually an area of thickened tissue in the woman's breast, or a lump. The majority of lumps are not cancerous; however, women should get them checked by a health care professional.

  1. A lump in a breast
  2. A pain in the arm pits or breast that does not seem to be related to the woman's menstrual period
  3. Pitting or redness of the skin of the breast; like the skin of an orange
  4. A rash around (or on) one of the nipples
  5. A swelling (lump) in one of the armpits
  6. An area of thickened tissue in a breast
  7. One of the nipples has a discharge; sometimes it may contain blood
  8. The nipple changes in appearance; it may become sunken or inverted
  9. The size or the shape of the breast changes
  10. The nipple-skin or breast-skin may have started to peel, scale or flake.

 

Diagnosing Breast Cancer

       Women are usually diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine breast cancer screening, or after detecting certain signs and symptoms and seeing their doctor about them.

1) Breast exam

       The physician will check both the patient's breasts, looking out for lumps and other possible abnormalities, such as inverted nipples, nipple discharge, or change in breast shape.

2) Mammogram (X-ray and ultrasound)

      Commonly used for breast cancer screening.

 

        Routine screening should start when the woman is 40 years old and ultrasound may help doctors decide whether a lump or abnormality is a solid mass or a fluid-filled cyst.

3) Biopsy

      A sample of tissue from an apparent abnormality, such as a lump, is surgically removed and sent to the lab for analysis. It the cells are found to be cancerous, the lab will also determine what type of breast cancer it is, and the grade of cancer (aggressiveness).

4) Breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan

      A dye is injected into the patient. This type of scan helps the doctor determine the extent of the cancer. MRI provides a useful indication of a breast tumor's response to pre-surgical chemotherapy much earlier than possible through clinical examination.