Breast Cancer Screening Singapore: Who is Eligible for Breast Cancer Screening?
Early-stage cancer treatments boost your chances of survival, and this is where breast cancer screening also fits in perfectly. A routine breast cancer screening can significantly reduce your risks of dying from this disease.
During the screening, your clinician will use a mammogram, an x-ray examination of your breast to detect and diagnose breast cancer. A mammogram may be recommended at the Health Advisory Clinic if you experience breast problems like pain, lumps, or nipple discharge.
It may also be necessary for a routine breast cancer screening even if you haven’t reported any breast complaints. Mammography is majorly preferred in breast cancer screening because of its ability to detect early signs of breast cancer like cysts, and tumors, etc. before you can detect them by touch.
Note that a mammogram cannot point out that you have breast cancer. Instead, it can hint that you could have the disease. If the suspicion is significant, your physician will recommend removing the affected tissue for a biopsy.
Your surgeon may perform an open surgical biopsy or use a needle for removing the tissue and then examine it under a microscope for cancer. A biopsy, in this case, is a detailed medical exam that can help examine the suspected tissue for breast cancer.
There are two types of mammograms that may be used for detecting breast cancer; the diagnostic mammogram or screening mammogram.
Elderly Care in Singapore – How You Can Get Elderly Care Services at Home
1. Comprehensive care assessmentThe elderly are given comprehensive health assessments at home to determine their overall state of health as well as to be informed of any former and preexisting health conditions. A nurse will visit your home and measure the...
A Brief Guide on Blepharoplasty (Double Eyelid Surgery)
How does blepharoplasty work?Through blepharoplasty, the single eyelid is turned to double eyelid by creating creases/folds on the upper eyelids. The procedure can be incisional or non-incisional which differs mainly on how the crease is created.
Incisional versus Non-incisional BlepharoplastyTo give you an idea as to what approach best suits you, we will briefly compare the incisional and non-incisional blepharoplasty in the following section.
- How the crease is made
What You Need to Know About Mole Removal in Singapore
Understanding molesMoles are simply pigment cells that have clustered together. In normal cases, they pose no health risk. However, if you notice that a mole on your body has started to change, it is important to have it checked by a dermatologist just in case it is cancerous. While a mole changing is rarely a sign of cancer, you cannot rule out the possibility of this and should, therefore, be checked. A strategy that people with moles can use to monitor any changes at home is the ABCDE rule. It is as follows: Asymmetry – check for any asymmetry on the mole. Borders – if the outer edges of the mole are uneven, go for a checkup. Colour – the mole should have a single colour. If you notice multiple colours, go in for a checkup. Diameter – the mole should not be greater than 6mm. Evolving – if the mole is changing in colour or size, then it is evolving and should, therefore, be checked.
Invisalign Singapore – Why Choose Invisalign over Braces?
What is Invisalign?Invisalign is a brand of orthodontic devices called clear aligners, which are used to straighten and align teeth. Unlike traditional braces that are clearly visible on your teeth and are immediately noticeable, Invisalign is, as its name suggests, invisible, and can only be noticed at a very close distance. This makes it a great option for people who want to keep a low profile and avoid the unsightly look of braces. Invisalign is made using a comfortable clear plastic that is worn over your teeth to slowly and gently move your teeth to a straight position. To create the clear aligners, the specialist will create a precise 3D model of your teeth through X-rays and pictures. These 3D models are then used to configure the series of aligner trays so that they are specifically customized for your treatment. These aligners are strong enough to apply pressure to your teeth to...
Benefits of a Sports Clinic in Singapore
1. A sports clinic provides injury management.Top of mind, this is what we think when we hear the phrase “sports clinic.” Injury management may as well be a sports clinic’s most sought after service. Resting is not the only part of how an individual should heal from an injury; the injured portion of the body should also be managed by...
The New Kid On The Block: Discover the Truth About Profhilo in Singapore
Ear, Nose, and Throat Treatments offered by ENT Clinic in Singapore
- Pediatric Allergies and Rhinitis
The Concise Guide to Facelifts in Singapore
What exactly is a facelift procedure?A facelift, or a rhytidectomy (from the Greek words for ‘wrinkle excision’), is a catch-all term for several cosmetic procedures whose aim is to give the face a younger and tighter appearance. There are two main options for facelifts, either a surgical or a non-surgical one. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, and it is important for patients to understand the differences between them before deciding on a procedure.
What surgical facelifts that are available in Singapore?A surgical facelift is an invasive procedure that involves the making of an incision in the skin. After the incision, the surgeon will then lift and reposition your skin tissue. A...
What You Need to Know When Getting Vitrectomy in Singapore
Vitrectomy: What is it and how is it done?Vitrectomy is a surgical procedure done to the eye. It involves the removal of the vitreous humour from the eyeball in order for the eye doctor to properly operate on the retina. There are two types of vitrectomy surgery: Posterior Pars Plana Vitrectomy and Anterior Vitrectomy. Vitrectomy surgery is done in the following steps:
- Prior to...