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The Department of Mammology at K + 31 Clinic offers its patients a closed cycle of treatment, which allows the patient to receive all the necessary services in one place and to be constantly in touch with his doctor. Experienced oncologists-mammologists carry out the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of breast diseases using the most effective methods. The department is equipped with modern high-quality equipment for diagnostics - ultrasound (with the possibility of taking a biopsy), mammography, MRI.
Diagnosis of breast diseases
Mammography is an X-ray examination of the mammary glands. Surveillance mammography is performed for women over 35 years of age once every 2 years, and after 50 years - annually; with pathology of the mammary gland - in an individual mode. During the study, the mammary gland is clamped between 2 plates of the mammography apparatus for better quality of mammograms. Survey mammography in two standard projections reveals cysts, fibrocystic mastopathy, benign and malignant breast tumors and other pathological changes.
Ultrasound of the mammary glands is an informative diagnosis of the mammary glands, in which the ultrasound method is used. Ultrasound examination of the mammary gland is an absolutely harmless diagnostic method, therefore, it can be carried out repeatedly. The ultrasound method is used during preventive examinations in order to exclude breast pathology, for follow-up care for various diseases, as well as to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment of breast diseases.
MRI or magnetic resonance imaging of mammary glands with dynamic contrast enhancement is considered the most modern and most informative method for diagnosing mammary glands. Breast MRI is characterized by the highest sensitivity regardless of the patient’s age category, high accuracy and visualization of minimal tumors from 0.3 mm in the most inaccessible areas of breast tissue.
During the examination of a specialist and various diagnostic methods, invasive examination methods are used: fine-needle diagnostic punctures, thick-needle Core biopsies, ductography, sampling of cytology analysis.
Such studies are carried out by palpation or under the control of equipment and are used to determine the morphology of the tumor and the selection of individual therapy for the patient. Of the additional methods, a blood test (oncogenetics) for the carriage of mutated genes BRCA1, BRCA2, CHEK 2 is also used.
Breast Disease Treatment
Today, almost any breast cancer detected at an early stage is treatable. Tumor treatment for a patient is selected individually by a specialist. At Clinic K + 31 Clinic, specialists carry out almost all stages of treatment, including surgery and chemotherapy.
A radical way to treat breast cancer is surgery. The volume of surgery directly depends on the stage of tumor development, its location and the presence of metastases. With the early detection of a malignant process, it is possible to remove only the tumor itself and the surrounding tissues. In other cases, a complete removal of the mammary gland is performed.
Before and after the operation, it is possible to use radiation therapy, the purpose of which is to reduce the size of the tumor before the operation and destroy the possibly remaining cancer cells in the body.
Drug treatments that include chemotherapy and hormone therapy are also widely used.
We carry out chemotherapeutic treatment according to the recommendations of NCCN, ASCO, ESMO, according to high European and American standards, using "original" drugs of good quality. Therefore, patients comfortably carry out the treatment in our chemotherapy department.
The best way to deal with a serious illness such as breast cancer is through regular mammograms and monthly self-tests. Indeed, the chances of a favorable outcome of treatment directly depend on the early diagnosis of cancer.