Breast Unit

Breast Cancer Unit

We are proud to announce the opening of the breast unit at Dr Rami Hamed Center. In this unit, we offer high quality care of all breast diseases ranging from breast inflammation to benign nodules to breast cancer. Our unique approach to breast cancer depends on our extensive experience in treating breast diseases. We stress on the important role of the patient herself to be aware of any changes in her breast and to report her doctor if she finds any abnormality.

Introduction

One out of four women has a complaint in her breast at one time in her life and one quarter of those who have breast complaint has cancer. Thus breast complaint is one of the major health issues in women health and one has to rule out cancer in every breast complaint. There are three main procedures that are essential in taking care of any female patient. First the women should know how to do the breast self examination once a month after her menstrual period. Second, she should have a clinical physical examination by a doctor once a year. Third, she should have screening mammogram once a year after the age of forty unless she has a strong family history when we start doing mammogram ten years earlier than the youngest age of her affected relative.

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Women are always fearful whenever they feel something abnormal in her breast. Any woman would be scared when she has any lump in her beast. This is very important thing to make the woman aware that not every lump of the breast is cancer. Most of the lumps are benign. However, we have to make investigations and studies to rule out cancer in every abnormality even if there is no lump but only disfiguration or thickening in the breast or oozing from the nipple or some enlargement of one breast the makes it asymmetrical in comparison to the other. So we always like to make the woman aware and that’s why we make every year one to three campaigns to let women know on how to examine their breasts and raise their awareness.

Scope of Services

  • General Check up
  • Overall evaluation of the patient with breast complaint offered by an expert team in breast
  • Clinical examination of breasts
  • Mammography and Tomosynthesis
  • Ultrasound
  • FNA and Core needle biopsy
  • Operations on the breast ranging from breast biopsy to quadrautectomy to modified reduced mastectomy
  • Histopathology with special testing for ER, PR, Herz and Ki67
  • Special testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2
  • Conservative breast saving breast surgery with Oncoplasty
  • Breast reconstructive surgery either with silicon implant or using patient’s tissue in TRAM procedure or lotissmus dorsi muscle
  • The management of a breast cancer patient always depend on multi-disciplinary approach putting the strategic plan right from the beginning. Sometimes we give chemotherapy before surgery in order to downstage the case so as conservative breast saving operation would be suitable.
  • Sentinal Lymphnode (SLN) biopsy is done in order to avoid axillary dissection when not needed. Thus avoiding the consequences of the axillary dissection like arm swelling or restriction of arm movement.

 

Breast clinic at Dr. Rami Hamed Center provides better option for the diagnosis of breast cancer, breast cancer treatment and breast ultrasound.

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