Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Malaysia. By going through a clinical breast exam and learning how to do your own breast self-examination, it will help with early detection.
We recommend that women undergo regular screening for the early detection of breast cancer.
Always check with your doctor the risk of breast cancer and how often you should be checked.
What is Breast cancer?
Breast cancer is a malignant tumour that starts from cells of the breast. A malignant tumour is a group of cancer cells that may invade surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body.
The risk of breast cancer increases with age. Especially for those who are aged 40 years and above. Other factors include:
- Having a history of breast cancer
- Having a close relative with breast cancer
- Lifestyle factors such as being physically inactive, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking and being overweight
- Using Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Having children later on in life (having first child at 30 years or older)
- Starting your periods at an early age (12 years or younger)
- Having a late menopause (55 years or older)
Changes to your breast don’t necessarily mean you have breast cancer. However, if you have any of the following symptoms, have them checked by your doctor without delay.
- Changes in size and shape
- Lumps or swelling in breast
- Changes in skin texture such as dimpling or puckering
- Nipple inversion, nipple rash or crusting
- Nipple discharge
- Breast pain
|3D Mammogram with pap smear||RM250|
|3D Mammogram with ultrasound||RM370|
|Ultrasound with clinical breast examination||RM150|
|Breast biopsy (FNAC)|
Fine needle aspirations cytology (FNAC)
Cancer care reaches beyond the confines of our centres. We work closely together with other associations and corporate partners for us to provide free screenings to the underprivileged communities under our Free Community Outreach Programme.
To find out more about the programme, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms and conditions apply.