Hospital issues tips in fighting breast cancer
CLARK FREEPORT — The Medical City Clark has released an advisory on how to prevent breast cancer.
The hospital’s program is dubbed Health, Family, and Self: Priorities for women everywhere.
“We all know that health should be your Number 1 priority, but with children, husbands, and work, a mother’s health seems to be at the bottom of the list,” the TMC Clark stated.
Cancer can take anyone as a victim, anytime. This is why early detection really ensures survival. Based on an annual census of The Medical City, 90 percent of their patients are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, the medical center disclosed.
“One procedure to detect breast cancer is through a self-check exam which you can do at home. Once a noticeable lump is felt, a Breast Ultrasound or a Mammogram (or both) is highly recommended,” the TMC Clark stated.
These diagnostic exams have imaging and can detect lumps before it even forms, it added.
Last February 14, President Duterte signed a Republic Act that aims to make cancer treatment and care affordable and accessible for every Filipino.
Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women worldwide but a lot of research has been done in the past several years to increase their chances of surviving the disease.
The Medical City Clark offers state-of-the-art technology in Digital Mammography which allows its breastcertified radiologists to see greater detail and fine lines more clearly than a Conventional Mammogram.
The procedure costs P2,730 for two sides and would only take an hour for examination.
Compared to a regular mammogram, a Digital mammogram is more accurate and hurts less.
With the digital kind, the X-rays are turned into electronic signals that can be stored in a computer.
It’s similar to the way digital cameras take and store pictures.
The results are detailed and readings are done by expert oncologists.
“Women, especially the most important ones in our lives, has helped us achieve our goals in life. Now it is time to do the same for them. The Medical City Clark Breast Cancer is here to help women - mothers, daughters, sisters, and aunts, to be healthy for their families so they can be a part of their lives for many years to come.”