Early Detection of Breast Cancers
The mammogram or an X-ray of the breast is the most effective screening tool for breast cancer. It can detect breast cancer up to two years before the tumor can be felt by you or your doctor. Women aged 40 - 45 or older, or those at average risk of breast cancer should undergo a mammogram annually.
Why choose Manipal Hospitals
The goal of the cancer care diagnostic team at Manipal Hospital is to undertake screening exams for early breast cancer detection in order to identify breast abnormalities as early as possible. A mammogram can find a breast tumour before it can be felt. Our highly specialised diagnostic labs are equipped with the latest imaging tools such as Molecular breast imaging (MBI), Positron emission mammography (PEM)Contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM), and so on to precisely detect the tumour in the breast.
Solutions in early detection of breast cancer
At Manipal we believe in preventive care to ensure our patients can avoid surgery or hospitilisation when not required. Sometimes breast cancer does not have any symptoms so it is essential to have regular breast screening tests.
Complexities in early detection of breast cancer
When a mammogram does reveal any change in the breast, we need to ensure it is cancer. A biopsy is done when mammograms, other imaging tests, or a physical exam shows a breast change that may be cancer. A biopsy is the only way to know for sure if it’s cancer.
Number of cases
Till date we have conducted well over a million breast screening tests and of them atleast 5 lakh women were found to have early stage breast cancer.