Penang Adventist Hospital provides a one-stop comprehensive care service for all breast cancer patients. Our doctors from different disciplines subspecialize in the field of breast cancer and work closely together to ensure a personalized treatment strategy is given to every breast cancer patient to maximize cure or long term control and at the same time minimize unnecessary treatments and side effects.

Breast Surgeon

  • Diagnosis of breast cancer
    • Bed side ultrasonography
    • Core needle biopsies
    • Excision biopsies
  • Surgical treatment of breast cancer
    • Ultrasonography guided clip insertion to localize breast cancer
    • Mastectomy
    • Breast conservation surgery
    • Breast reconstructive surgery
    • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
    • Axillary dissection
  • Chemo-port insertion for chemotherapy administration

Breast Medical Oncologist

  • Characterisation of breast cancer and risk assessment
    • Genetic testing to assess for hereditary cancer syndromes
    • Genetic testing to assess for hereditary cancer syndromes
  • Medical treatment of breast cancer
    • Chemotherapy
    • Anti-hormone therapy
    • Targeted therapy
    • Immunotherapy
  • Supportive care to minimize breast cancer symptoms and side effects of cancer treatment

Radiation Oncologist

  • Radiotherapy for breast cancer
  • Radiotherapy for symptomatic breast cancer metastases

Breast Radiologist

  • Screening mammography
  • 3D mammography
  • Breast ultrasonography
  • Breast MRI
  • Image guided vacuum assisted biopsies
  • Hookwire localization of breast cancer

Nuclear Medicine Specialist

  • PET scan: comprehensive, detail assessment for cancer staging

Pathologist

  • Histopathological diagnosis and staging of breast cancer
  • Subtyping of breast cancer
  • Frozen section diagnosis

Physical and exercise therapist

  • Rehabilitative management of physical issues after breast cancer treatment
  • Exercise training

Psychologist

  • Counselling for psychological issues e.g. anxiety, depression after a breast cancer diagnosis
  • Connecting breast cancer patients to community support groups and services
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