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Did you know? Early Breast Cancer Can Increase Survival Rate Up To 80%

LifeCare Diagnostic

August 24, 2018

Breast Cancer

is the leading cancer affecting women in Malaysia and studies show one in 19 women will develop this dreaded disease in their lifetime.

Men can also develop breast cancer, although incidences are rare.  It is possible to diagnose breast cancer at an early stage.  The early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances of successful treatment.

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Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Age Women who are over the age of 50 are at greater risk.
Personal History of
Breast Cancer
Patients who have previously been diagnosed with breast cancer in one breast are more likely to develop the cancer in the other breast.
Personal History of
Ovarian Cancer
Because ovarian cancer is associated with hormone use, a history of ovarian cancer increases the risk of breast cancer.
Family History of
Breast Cancer
The risk of developing breast cancer is higher if there is a family history of breast cancer.
BRCA1 or BRCA2
Mutation
Mutations of these genes are associated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer.
Exposure to the
Hormone Estrogen
The female sex hormone estrogen induces female characteristics. Extended exposure to estrogen can increase the risk of breast cancer.
Lifestyle Factors Obesity, lack of exercise, drinking alcohol, exposure to high radiation

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Women with breast cancer may have no symptoms. However, it is important to seek medical attention when the following symptoms appear: 

Early Detection of Breast Cancer

Treatment of breast cancer

Treatment of breast cancer requires a multidisciplinary team of physicians such as surgeons, radiologists and cancer specialists, who together will make the most suitable treatment plan for each individual patient.  The doctors will make their decision based on the following factors:

Treatment Options for Breast Cancer

For further information about breast cancer and its management , please consult with our doctor today or call us for further information, alternatively you may also check out our packages here.

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