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Breast Cancer Screening Package

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Why a Mammogram and Ultrasound of the Breasts?

Screening for breast abnormalities can and should be performed before any abnormality is found. Researches confirm that a yearly mammogram helps detect breast cancer at an early stage, increases the chances of a complete cure, and makes it possible to undergo treatment or surgery without having to remove the entire breast.

Women aged 40 and over should be screened for breast cancer annually , because it can detect early and increase the chances of a cure.

All About Women: Today’s Wise Modern Women Must Know

Good health starts from the “inside-out” because the “visceral system” of women has a complex structure and functions,and changes with age, where specific problems are presented in stratified age-groups can present various problems according to age. The incidence of breast cancer reaches its peak after 40 years of age, therefore, regular breast cancer screening is recommended after 40 years of age. All women should have regular age-appropriate screening. Without regular screening, the delayed cancer diagnosis leads to more complicated treatment and worsen cancer prognosis. If you do not know or ignore these possibilities until you have abnormal symptoms, and only then see a doctor, diagnosis and treatment will be more difficult, delayed, and longer, and the treatment results will often not be as good as in the early stages.
According to the National Cancer Institute, the 5th most common new cancers are breast cancer, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, lung cancer, and uterine cancer.

Breast cancer The 1st most common cancer, accounting for 37.9% of all cancers in women. Current criteria for breast cancer screening (Mammogram + Ultrasound of Breasts) for women are as follows:

  • Age over 40 years old.
  • If your family members have a history of breast cancer, recommend screening 5 – 10 years earlier than usual.
  • A lump is found in the lower abdomen or breasts, pain, or unusual discharge from the nipples.
  • It is recommended to perform the examination every 1 year

Who are at risk of developing breast cancer?

Each woman with the following breast cancer risks

  • A family history of breast cancer
  • A history of ovarian cancer, as it is related to hormonal exposure that increase the risk of breast cancer
  • Inherited gene mutations that increase the risk of breast cancer
  • Exposure to female hormones, especially estrogen, or long-term use of birth control pills
  • Women who have never had children, or had their first child after the age of 30
  • Obesity, smoking, and regular alcohol consumption.
  • Women over the age of 50 are at increased risk.
  • Women who have had breast cancer in one breast are at 3-4 times greater risk of developing cancer in the other breast.
  • Women who have their first period at a young age or who go through menopause late in life are at increased risk of developing breast cancer.

For women who are involved with any of these risk factors, breast cancer screening is highly recommended

Breast Cancer Screening Packages

Ultrasound of Breasts Package (Age under 40)

Examination List

  1. Physical Examination by a Specialist
  2. Ultrasound of Breasts

Terms and Conditions

1. Price includes doctor’s fee, nursing and hospital services fee.
2. Expenses for additional consultation, investigation, or treatment other than the package are not included.
3. This package reserves the right for participating doctors only.
4. This package is transferable.
5. This package is available until December 31, 2024 at the Breast Health Centre, 1st Floor.
6. Please make an appointment in advance and present the order number to the staff before receiving services at the Breast Health Centre, BNH Hospital 02-022-0700 ext. 1166-67.

Price 3,000 Baht

Mammogram and Ultrasound of Breasts Package 

(Age 40 and Above)

Examination List

  1. Physical Examination by a Specialist
  2. Ultrasound of Breasts
  3. Mammogram of Breasts
    *Mammography during pregnancy or in suspected of being pregnant women is not recommended, but an ultrasound can still be performed

Terms and Conditions

1. Price includes doctor’s fee, nursing and hospital services fee.
2. Expenses for additional consultation, investigation, or treatment other than the package are not included.
3. This package reserves the right for participating doctors only.
4. This package is transferable.
5. This package is available until December 31, 2024 at the Breast Health Centre, 1st Floor.
6. Please make an appointment in advance and present the order number to the staff before receiving services at the Breast Health Centre, BNH Hospital 02-022-0700 ext. 1166-67.

Price 5,500 Baht

Transvaginal Ultrasound + 
Mammograms with Ultrasound of Breast

Examination List

  1. Physical Examination by a Specialist
  2. Ultrasound of Breasts
  3. Mammogram of Breasts
  4. Tranvaginal Ultrasound
    *Mammography during pregnancy or in suspected of being pregnant women is not recommended, but an ultrasound can still be performed

Terms and Conditions for “BNH GiftAway 2023” Package

1. This package includes doctor’s fee, medical supplies, and hospital and nursing services fee.
2. Expenses for additional consultation, investigation, or treatment other than the package are not included.
3. The hospital is pleased to offer a 10% discount on additional lab test items and medications for further investigation and treatment that related to the health check up under the GiftAway 2023 campaign.
4. Please make an appointment at least 2 days prior to using the services via LINE @BNHhospital or @Mbrace or call BNH Women’s Health Centre, 4th floor at 02-022-0700 Ext. 4455-4456.
5. This package is transferable
6. Services are available at the Women’s Health Centre during 12th December 2023 to 30th April, 2024

Special Price 6,900 Baht / Regular Price 10,773 Baht

Breast Cancer Screening

Self-breast Examination

A self-breast exam is similar examination to the breast exam performed by a doctor or nurse, but this is performed by yourself. Women aged 20 and over should perform a self-breast exam every month, approximately 7-10 days after the first day of their period because the breasts are softer. Self-breast examination can help you to know how your breasts normally feel like.

Breast Examination by a Doctor or Nurse

A breast exam by a doctor or nurse is more specific examination of the breasts and armpits for lumps or abnormalities. Women aged 20 and over should be screened every 2-3 years. Women aged 40 and over should be screened every year.

Mammogramme

is a specialised radiographic examination which is similar to X-ray imaging that uses 3D mammography technology. The images are clear and can differentiate between fat and breast tissue, which may reveal abnormal lumps and detect the density of abnormal breast tissue with high accuracy. It uses lower radiation levels than conventional X-ray machines, is highly safe, and has high efficiency in screening for breast cancer at an early stage. It is considered the best screening test for breast cancer currently available, as it can detect small calcifications or lesions and takes only 30 minutes to complete the examination. Additionally, it does not require fasting or special preparation before the test. Regular mammograms are important, even if no abnormalities are found during self-examination or a doctor’s examination. All women should get a mammogram every year starting at age 40.

Advantages of Digital Mammography Screening

  1. There is no residual radiation in the body after the examination is complete.
  2. The amount of radiation used in diagnostic digital mammography usually has no side effects on the body.
  3. Mammogram images help physicians in detecting small-sized tumors, providing more treatment options and increasing the chance of complete cure.

Ultrasound

is a technique for penetrating breast tissue that uses high-frequency sound waves. When the ultrasound waves contact the tissues, they bounce back and are detected by the equipment. This enables the differentiation of normal breast tissue from lumps in the breast. It can also tell whether the tumor is made of fluid or solid tissue, which can help distinguish any preliminary abnormalities discovered.

Preparation Before Mammogram Examination

  • The examination should be conducted 7-10 days after the end of menstruation.
  • Do not apply perfume, lotion, deodorant, powder, or any fragrance spray around the breast area.
  • If there are any abnormalities such as lumps, pain, or abnormal discharge from the nipples, please inform the doctor before the examination.
  • No need to fast before the examination.
  • If breast augmentation has been done before, please inform the doctor.

Warning Signs and Symptoms

If you are experiencing any of these abnormal appearances or symptoms, please see a doctor immediately.

  • New lump in the breast or underarm
  • Yellow or bloody discharge from the nipple, or persistent ulcer
  • Changes in breast skin, such as thickening, lumps, redness, resembling an orange peel.
  • The breast shape is different or there is a change in only one breast
  • Pain in any area of the breast
  • Dimpling or shrinking of the skin around the breast, with the nipple being drawn inward
  • The incurable wound on or around the nipple.
Breast Cancer Screening

Stages of Breast Cancer

Stage 1 – Cancer cells begin to expand out of the breast tissue and into surrounding tissue, with a size no larger than 2 cm.

Stage 2 – Cancer cells penetrate the core of the breast tissue and expand into surrounding tissue, with a maximum size of 5 cm.

Stage 3 – Cancer cells enter the tissue and structure of the breast and spread to distant tissue and structure of the breast, with a size of little more than 5 cm.

Stage 4 – Cancer cells spread to other tissues and organs in the body, affecting the bladder, liver, lungs, and bones. This is the most serious stage. As a result, it should be treated on an ongoing basis by a cancer specialist.

Therefore, women aged 40 and over should receive regular breast cancer screening every year using digital mammography combined with ultrasound to detect abnormalities early, allowing for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment planning by physicians. This helps patients to alleviate anxiety and maintain good health.

How to Prevent Breast Cancer

While there is no 100% sure way to prevent breast cancer, there are steps you can take to improve your overall health and reduce your risk. Here are some things you can do:

While there is no 100% sure way to prevent breast cancer, there are steps you can take to improve your overall health and reduce your risk. Here are some things you can do:

  1. Exercise regularly:
  • High levels of estrogen can contribute to the development of breast cancer. Regular exercise helps lower estrogen levels and helps you maintain a healthy weight.
  1. Eat a healthy diet:
  • Include plenty of fruits, whole grains, and cereals in your regular diet.
  • Limit your intake of high-fat foods and alcoholic beverages.
  1. Quit smoking:
  • Smoking increases your risk of developing breast cancer.
  • Seek counselling or use a program to help you quit smoking.

FAQ

  1. Does a woman with no family history of cancer have a lower risk of developing breast cancer, or is she not at risk at all?

Answer: No, having no family history of cancer does not mean a woman is not at risk of developing breast cancer. In fact, over 75% of breast cancer patients have no family history of the disease. Simply being a woman puts you at risk.

  1. Can breast cancer occur in young women?

Answer: Yes, breast cancer can occur in women of all ages. It is most common in women over 50, but it can also develop in younger women.

  1. Is it true that there are usually no symptoms before breast cancer develops?

Answer: In most cases, breast cancer does not cause any pain in the early stages. However, there may be some symptoms, such as a burning or tingling sensation.

  1. Are single women more at risk of developing breast cancer than married women?

Answer: No, all women are at risk of developing breast cancer, regardless of their marital status.

Breast Health Centre

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BNH Hospital’s Breast Health Centre, provides the best possible advice regarding any breast problems such as breast cancer, tumors, excessive membrane, or breast cysts. Thorough examinations are conducted with state-of-the-art technology for instance, technology used to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy, X-ray photography to detect any breast abnormalities that cannot be detected by a physical breast examination alone, and a cancer biopsy for a feasible treatment approach in the future, to increase the survival rate of women and help them to avoid any further health problems.

special price

Breast Cancer Screening Package

  • Age over 40 years old.
  • If your family members have a history of breast cancer, recommend screening 5 - 10 years earlier than usual.
  • A lump is found in the lower abdomen or breasts, pain, or unusual discharge from the nipples.
  • It is recommended to perform the examination every 1 year

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