Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Breast Cancer Screening and Early Detection 乳腺癌筛查和早期检测

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I went for my annual doctor's appointment at National Cancer Centre this afternoon. My oncologist Dr Ong Kong Wee was on medical leave, so I was examined by a lovely Dr Hani Trasil.

In year 2011, calcium deposits were discovered in my left breast and a biopsy was performed. Today, 5 years later, I have been given a clean bill of health and discharged.

As there is no family history of cancer, I am in the average risk group. But I still have to perform monthly breast self-examination (BSE) and go for a mammogram every two years.


To fight breast cancer, we must plan to detect the disease in its early stages. Women over 40 years old need to go for a mammogram yearly. Early detection of breast cancer offers the best chance for a cure.

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http://eastcoastlife.blogspot.sg/2010/12/eastcoastlife-goes-for-mammogram.html

http://eastcoastlife.blogspot.sg/2011/01/eastcoastlife-goes-to-national-cancer.html

http://eastcoastlife.blogspot.sg/2011/09/eastcoastlifes-mammotome-breast-biopsy.html


今天下午, 我去新加坡全国癌症中心做定期复诊检查。

 2011年体检时照了乳腺的X光,结果发现左边的乳房有细小密集的钙化灶 (指钙在乳腺组织上的沉积,在乳房钼靶上看是一些小白点)。医生建议我进行手术活检。如今,5年过去了,今天医生告知我检查显示一切正常, 以后每年只需定期检查一次就好。

由于自己没有乳癌家族史,我的患病风险等于平均水平。但是,我还是要每月进行乳房自我检查,还有每两年一次的乳房X光检查。

建议40至49岁的妇女每年接受一次乳房X光筛查,照乳癌筛查的指引去做,可以提高早发现和治愈的机会。


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