Northway Medical Centre employs experienced breast care specialists. In their daily work, breast clinicians deal with all kinds of benign or malignant breast disease, provide a quick and accurate diagnosis and prescribe the most effective treatment.
Breast clinicians do a visual examination of the breasts; check the entire breast using the pads of the fingers and collect samples from different lumps for histological analysis. If necessary, a doctor can suggest that the patient undergo an additional investigation, ultrasound examination and mammography.
Even though screening methods and treatment techniques are rapidly improving in Lithuania and indeed worldwide, breast cancer remains the most common disease in women. If a patient detects any abnormalities or lumps when checking their breasts at an early stage, this makes it easier for the oncologist to diagnose the disease at an early stage and is critical for a successful treatment. Over 95% of women diagnosed with breast cancer at an early stage make a full recovery.
Women over 40 are advised to have a mammogram, an X-ray of the breast, every year (or every other year) as part of preventive screening. Breast ultrasound is another type of breast screening that provides valuable information for a medical specialist.
If any of your family members have had breast cancer, it is advised that you have a mammogram from the age of 35 onwards as a part of the preventive screening process.
The professional breast care specialists at Northway Medical Centre will take care of your health.