Screening and diagnosis using the most advanced techniques: The Breast Care Clinic examines palpable abnormalities – those that can be felt by hand – and uses sophisticated imaging technology to detect problems that cannot be seen or felt.
The Center uses a variety of methods to diagnose possible breast problems, including:
- Physical examinations
- Digital mammography and ultrasound
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Fine needle aspiration for cytology
- Stereotactic biopsy
Digital mammography is a more technologically advanced form of mammography. It is quicker, more comfortable and gives the doctor better images with higher resolution than traditional X-ray based mammography. This is particularly beneficial to patients undergoing stereotactic biopsy-mammograms.
The Breast Care Clinic offers a full range of treatment, including surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Specialists with the Horizon Regional Cancer work closely with patients to develop a personalized course of treatment.
Breast disease is a sensitive issue, and our aim is to help each woman maintain her body’s natural appearance. The Clinic offers breast conservation therapy for women in the early stages of cancer. For patients whose condition is suitable for conservation, the treatment focuses on radiation therapy, as opposed to surgery.