Our Clinical nurses can help identify abnormalities that could be precursors to breast cancer, or simply give you peace of mind.
As the NHS only provide screening for woman between 50 - 70 years old, yet breast cancer is the biggest killer of woman between 35 - 50! It is essential you have a breast check every year or are taught how to check them properly yourself, we can do both!
The 1st stage is a detailed background of the patient and her family history of breast cancer. Next a visual examination for external signs and symptoms such as skin irritation or dimpling, or nipple retraction, redness or scaliness of the nipple or breast skin, or a discharge other than breast milk.
The 2nd stage is a physical exam using massage and manipulation for any signs of nipple pain, lumps or swelling. At the same time teaching the patient how to maintain the checks and giving her the confidence to do it herself. Somtimes women become so concerned about "doing it right" that they feel stressed over the technique.
The 3rd stage of the exam is using the BREASTLIGHT to look at the internal structure of the breast for anomalies or dense tissue. Malignant lumps have an increased blood supply to feed them so any dense areas may indicate an abnormality. Fluid filled cysts, however, will not absorb the light. The Breastlight will distinguish between normal breast tissue and areas where blood vessels are present that could indicate a potential abnormality. red light gives the best contrast and enable us to see maximum detail. The light is completely harmless and has no invisible rays.
Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of a periodic (regular) health exam by a health professional.
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