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Early breast cancer detection greatly increases the survival rates nowadays. Therefore, women should do regular screenings such as breast ultrasound and mammography. Contemporary technology, early diagnosis and relevant treatment methods enable successful treatment of this type of cancer. The Breast Center at the Acibadem Sistina Hospital offers the following services: surgical treatment, patohistology, oncologic and radiotherapeuthic treatment, as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery. A multidisciplinary specialists’ team treats patients. Tests are conducted in a pleasant atmosphere, the doctor- patient relationship being on the highest level.
Breast diagnostic procedures
- Breast ultrasound
- Digital mammography
- Breast magnetic resonance imaging, biopsy and preoperative marking
The hospital offers innovative digital mammography apparatus. Detecting the smallest pathological changes, it is used for early diagnosis of breast cancer. Studies have shown that early tumor diagnosis is crucial for successful treatment. Digital mammography, also known as Full-field digital mammography (FFDM), is a system where X-ray images are replaced with detectors that convert x-rays into electrical signals. They are similar to detectors in digital cameras. The electrical signals produce breast images on a high-resolution computer screen with options for image manipulation such as zooming in, changing and adjusting the brightness; thus reducing the need of additional imaging. The images are printable on film as the conventional mammograms. According to patients, digital mammography is more pleasant than the conventional and comprises lower breast compression pressure and lower exposure to x-rays.
We live in an era when breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in women. Due to this fact, the diagnosis and treatment of the disease are especially important at the Acibadem Sistina Hospital. An Oncological Consilium of a radiologist, surgeon and oncologist within the Breast Centre reviews each individual case.
Oncological and radiotherapeutic treatment for cancer
After the surgical intervention, breast cancer patients are offered oncological and radiotherapeutic treatment at the most contemporary Center for oncology and radiotherapy. Depending on the type and stage of the cancer, patients undergo hormone therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Usually, after surgery, these three different modalities are combined. A superb oncological radiotherapeutic team who works according to the latest treatment protocols for breast cancer carries out the treatment.
An aesthetic treatment after breast removal surgery is offered at “Acibadem Sistina”. Breast reconstruction is performed during tumor operation or after the oncological and radiotherapeutic treatment. Reconstructive treatment helps boosting self-esteem and reducing psychological trauma cause by the intervention. A team of experts at “Acibadem Sistina” takes care of a rapid and painless patients’ postoperative recovery.
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