At the SouthWest Breast Clinic we know that every woman wants confidence in their results. Whilst a single check can provide a good indication, the ‘triple test’ provides the highest level of confidence available and is today recognised by medical practitioners around the world as the ‘gold standard’ diagnostic. The triple assessment includes three diagnostic […]
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The first symptom of breast cancer most women notice is a lump or an area of thickened tissue in their breast. Most lumps (90%) are not cancerous, but it is always best to have them checked. Breast Lumps The most common cause of breast lumps are fibroadenomas, cysts and areas of localised nodularity, however, this is often […]
Regularly examining your breasts allows you to become familiar with how your breasts usually look and feel and can help you more easily identify when a change occurs. Many women naturally have some lumpiness and asymmetry (differences between the right and left breast). The key to the breast self-exam is to learn how to find changes in […]
Generally, it is not possible to determine what causes breast cancer in any individual woman, however, studies involving multiple women have shown some common characteristics among groups of women who have developed breast cancer, compared to groups of women who have not. The risk calculator, provided by the Australian Government, gives some insight into the various risk factors.
You may be filled with stress, anxiety and fear in the days and weeks leading up to your surgery. Whilst there are many reasons people feel anxious, we have put together a short list of things you can do to help reduce this anxiety. Avoid Smoking As a Response to Stress and Anxiety Many people […]
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Oncoplastic Breast Surgery involves the reconstruction of the breast following the removal of the breast (mastectomy). This can be done either during the initial operation or subsequently as a separate surgery.