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Breast Cancer Screening
Breast Cancer Screening

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.

Risk factors

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)

Symptoms

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 (for women aged 40 and above)

A mammogram is an x-ray of the breast that looks for changes that may be signs of breast cancer. We recommend women aged 40 and above to do a mammogram.

3D Mammogram with pap smear RM250
3D Mammogram with ultrasound RM370
Ultrasound

An ultrasound helps doctors look at some breast changes, such as lumps (especially those that can be felt) or changes in women with dense breast tissue. We recommend women below 40 to do an ultrasound unless you have done a mammogram and a suspicious lump was detected.

Ultrasound with clinical breast examination RM150

 

Breast biopsy

When other tests show that you might have breast cancer, you will probably need to have a biopsy. Needing a breast biopsy doesn’t necessarily mean you have cancer. During a biopsy, a doctor will remove cells from the suspicious area so that they can be looked at in the lab to see if cancer cells are present.

There are different kinds of breast biopsies. Ask the doctor which type of biopsy you will have and what you can expect during and after the procedure.

In this test, a very thin, hollow needle is attached to a syringe to withdraw a small amount of tissue from a suspicious area.

Breast biopsy (FNAC)

Fine needle aspirations cytology (FNAC)

RM600
Tru-Cut needle RM800

 

Free community screenings

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 contact@cancer.org.my

Terms and conditions apply.

We operate from Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Sunday (Open for group bookings with confirmed appointment)

To make an appointment,
+603 2698 7351 | chsc@cancer.org.my

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