Diagnosis and treatment of mammary gland diseases. Examination for malignant neoplasms and processes preceding them. A preventive examination by a mammologist is recommended for every woman once a year.
Unfortunately, neoplasms in the mammary glands, including malignant ones, occupy the first positions among diseases in women. Most cases are curable, especially if the disease is detected in the early stages of development. Therefore, examinations by a mammologist-oncologist are, first of all, of a diagnostic and preventive nature and are recommended to be carried out annually, regardless of the woman's age.
It is also important to take into account the relationship of breast health with the health of the pelvic organs, thyroid gland and liver. Detection of abnormalities in breast tissue necessarily indicates the need for additional examination of other organs of the patient. Therefore, when neoplasms are detected during the examination by a mammologist, it is necessary to undergo an additional examination by a gynecologist and endocrinologist in order to prevent the development of diseases.
A consultation with a mammologist-oncologist, in addition to an examination with palpation, necessarily includes an ultrasound of the mammary glands, axillary lymph nodes and mammography, in some cases CT and MRI are prescribed. Blood tests for tumor markers, general and biochemical are used only to monitor the condition of a patient with an already established diagnosis. In addition to malignant neoplasms, benign tumors, cysts, diffuse fibroadenomatosis and inflammatory diseases (mastitis) can be diagnosed during an examination by a mammologist-oncologist.
The high-precision advanced equipment of "Manufactura" clinic allows us to find a deviation in the mammary gland's and the pathological cells in tissues even at the initial stages of the disease. Ultrasound of the mammary glands not only detects a neoplasm, but also reveals its localization, size and structure. Mammography is a radiological additional annual preventive examination that reliably detects the presence of cancer cells in the mammary glands and is within the competence of a radiologist. If the breast cancer is confirmed by the results of mammography, the mammologist-oncologist selects a treatment program basing on the stage of the disease, the patient's condition and her age.
Treatment of breast diseases is necessarily complex. In addition to medications, it is also indicated physiotherapy and surgical intervention. Surgery to remove neoplasms in our clinic are carried out using various approaches: from organ-preserving methods to methods based on the principles of plastic surgery, including partial or complete reconstruction of breast defects that were formed during tumor removal.
When should you consult a mammologist?
Make an appointment