Regular Breast Screening is Important

Breast cancer can be treated with early detection. At non-invasive stage, treatment is easier and patients have a higher chance of recovery. Every year, as many as 1,856 women, or about 5 women every day, are diagnosed with breast cancer in Singapore. With over 400 die from the disease each year, this makes Breast Cancer the most common cancer among women here.

It is advisable for women aged 50 and above to get a breast screening done once every 2 years, and those between ages of 40 and 49 should consider an annual screening.

Are You Facing these Symptoms?
  • Breast Lump

    The commonest complaint that causes the most anxiety in a woman is the discovery of a breast lump. Though it’s usually not a cause for concern, it can also be an early indication of breast cancer. Don’t take the risk and get it checked today.

  • Changes in Breast

    Change where your nipples become inverted or change in the ways where your nipples look, or if you have any nipple discharge should be signs that you inform your breast surgeon during the consultation.

  • Breast Cysts

    Cysts form because of fluid collection in breast lobules. Breast cysts can often be left alone unless it causes pain and discomfort. In that situation, you see a breast surgeon to get it examined.

  • Breast Pain

    The possible causes include puberty, menstruation, pregnancy or even menopause. Certain medication can also lead to the breast feeling slight discomfort.

  • Breast Cancer
    Being diagnosed with breast cancer is the main concern for all women when they do any tests. The relative risk of a breast lump turning out to be cancerous increases with age. However, early diagnosis of breast cancer will be life saving as the 5 year survival rate can be as high as 100%. Hence the key is early diagnosis with the help of a breast surgeon and early treatment.
Meet Our Doctor

Dr Chong Chee Keong is a Singapore Breast Surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He has been looking after breast cancer patients and is a believer of breast conservation surgery. Dr Chong is well-trained on minimally invasive breast cancer surgery, and has various breast remodeling techniques to help keep the deformity to the minimum.

At Maven Surgery, we strive to provide assistance and assurance for many women who are worried about breast cancer or want to find more about it.

We understand that the thought of having cancer is already a very stressful situation and we will provide our assistance as expeditiously as possible. At diagnosis, no one should be alone. We will walk the journey together with our patients.

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  • Clinical Examination
    • Visual examination of skin and tissue
    • Manual check for unusual texture or lumps
    • Examination of suspicious areas (e.g. shape and size of lumps)
    • Determine whether further checks and necessary
  • Mammogram
    • A mammogram can detect microcalcifications, which are tiny dots of calcification seen in early breast cancer.
    • It can detect the presence of cancerous lumps before they can be felt by the hand.
    • Early screening can dramatically increase the chance of beating breast cancer
  • Ultrasound
    • A breast ultrasound is a scan that uses penetrating sound waves that do not affect or damage the tissue and cannot be heard by humans. 
    • A breast ultrasound can detect whether the lump is a solid mass, a cyst filled with fluid, or a combination of the two.
    • While cysts are typically not cancerous, a solid lump may be a cancerous tumour.
  • Breast Biopsy
    • A breast biopsy is a test that removes tissue or sometimes fluid from the suspicious area.
    • The removed cells are examined under a microscope and further tested to check for the presence of breast cancer.
    • A biopsy is the only diagnostic procedure that can definitely determine if the suspicious area is cancerous.

The mammography practitioners will do their best to minimise any discomfort. During the mammogram each breast is placed in turn on the x-ray machine and gently but firmly compressed with a clear plate. The compression only lasts a few seconds and doesn't cause any harm. Some women do find compression uncomfortable but the discomfort is usually short-lived.

As long as you’re above the age of 40, it’s usually recommended that you should consider annual screening.

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Mount Elizabeth Novena
Specialist Centre

38 Irrawaddy Road
Singapore 329563

Tel: (+65) 63555285
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Medical Centre

319 Joo Chiat Place
Singapore 427989

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Medical Centre

1 Farrer Park Station Rd
Singapore 217562

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