Breast Health Clinic

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Breast Health Clinic

Who will benefit?

  • Women above 25 years of age who come for any issue to the hospital will be given a breast screening questionnaire. The patient can then opt for an assessment for breast cancer risk.
  • Women undergoing health check ups can be given the breast screening questionnaire, which will then be discussed by the health check MO, then be counselled for a breast cancer risk assessment and referred for additional consultation to the surgeon.
  • Women who access the hospital for other services can avail the breast check ups.
  • Women who visit the hospital for antenatal check up or for lactation issues or support
  • Men with breast lumps or prominent breasts
  • Male adolescents with breast growth

What will be done in the clinic?

  • A detailed health history will be taken.
  • A clinical breast examination will be performed
  • Radiological investigations (breast USG / mammogram, MRI) with or without biopsy as need may be, will be performed as per protocol.

Other diagnostic tests may be needed, such as:

  • Fine needle aspiration (FNA): This is a non-surgical form of breast biopsy in which a small needle is used to withdraw a sample of cells from the breast lump. If the lump is a cyst (fluid-filled sac), removal of the fluid will cause the cyst to collapse. If the lump is solid, cells can be smeared onto slides for examination in the laboratory.
  • Core biopsy: This is similar to FNA, but a larger needle is used because a sample of breast tissue is removed, rather than a sampling of cells, but the whole lump is not removed.
  • Ultrasound-guided core biopsy: This is a tissue sampling technique in which a biopsy needle is placed into the breast tissue under ultrasound guidance, so the exact location of breast tissue is collected for biopsy.
  • Open incisional / excisional biopsy: This is the surgical removal of a part of or the entire lump which is examined under a microscope.

Lactation services

This service helps mothers who have difficulty in breast feeding. A trained nurse educator is available to assist you.

Common problems of lactation

  • Improper breast feeding practice
  • Latching difficulties
  • Painful nursing
  • Low milk production
  • Defects of the nipple
  • Safe storage of milk for working women