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BREAST DIAGNOSTICS

 

Based on the data of the Hungarian Cancer Registry more than 7000 Hungarian women have the diagnosis of BREAST CANCER every year. It is the leading type of cancer in women also in international context: more than 1.5 million women receive the disappointing result every year. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among 33–55 years old women, it causes only in Hungary 2300–2400 death every year. A malignant breast tumour can develop in every tenth women. In most cases the dreaded disease develops without signs and symtoms and without any pain.
The breast examination performed in a timely manner would be able to decrease the number of breast cancer death by a 20–30%. Based on an early diagnosis, the treatment of the evolving breast cancer can be immediately started and this greatly improves the chance for survival. By the most efficient therapy the chance for healing of the early detected breast cancer can reach up to 95%. The examination lasts about 30 minutes...

 

  • Breast cancer
The evolving breast cancer does not cause any sign or symptom. It is a progressive disease which means that only in a later phase develops metastases and disseminates throughout the whole body. The progression is predictable based on the tumour size, the histological type and the status of the lymph nodes. The most important factor is the size of the tumour: if the tumour size is less than 1 cm, by adequate treatment the chance of survival is almost 100%. The early detection is the basis for an effective treatment.

 

PREDISPOSING FACTORS FOR BREAST CANCER

The presence of risk factors for breast cancer does not mean that the malignant disease certainly develops but indicates a higher chance for it. In many cases where the patient has one or more predisposing factors the disease does not develop, and there are also such cases of the disease when the patient does not have any known risks.

CONGENITAL AND UNCHANGEABLE RISK FACTORS

  • Female gender: being a women is unfortunately one of the main predisposing factor for breast cancer (it can also develops in men, but its incidence is about 100 times higher in women)
  • Age: at a later age, the likelihood of a malignant tumour is increased
  • Genetic factors: the change (mutation) of some genes - BRCA1/BRCA2 and other, rarer gene mutations (ATM, TP53, CHEK2, PTEN, CDH1, STK11, PALB2)
  • Positive personal anamnesis: who has once had breast tumour, she is at higher risk for the development of a new tumour in the other breast or at other part of the same breast - In younger women this risk is even higher
  • Positive family anamnesis: (among women suffering from breast cancer this risk factor is present in about 15%): if breast cancer has been present in one first-degree relative (mother, sister or daughter) the person has 2 times higher risk as in average, if 2 first-degree relative have had breast cancer, then the person's risk is already threefold.
  • In the dense type of breast tissue the risk of breast cancer can be up to two times higher as in the normal breast tissue, in the extreme dense type, the risk can be 4–6 fold higher then the average risk.
    • dense, solid breast tissue: lots of connective tissue and glandular substance, less fat
    • almost every second women have dense breasts
    • in this type of breast even for the X-ray mammograph is "more difficult to see"
      • on the X-ray image of the breast the dense, glandular tissues are depicted as white areas – the picture of the malignant lesion is also white, therefore the tumour can be hidden by the breast structure
      • the colour of the fattier type breast tissue is almost black on the X-ray image, in which the white tumour can be easily distinguished.
  • Certain benign breast laesions
  • Precancerous change: certain histologically detectable, abnormal breast tissue changes can be the base for malignant tumours
  • Early period: those who had the first menstrual bleeding before 12 years of age (probably because of the longer estrogen/progesteron effect because of the more menstrual cycles)
  • Late menopause: if the menopause started after the age of 55 (probably because of the longer estrogen/progesteron effect because of the more menstrual cycles)
  • Irradiation treatment: if as a child or yound adult the patient has received chest irradiation treatment because of Hodgkin or Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma) - irradiation therapy above the age of 40 probably does not raise the risk

 

LIFESTYLE RISK FACTORS WHICH WE CAN CHANGE

  • Among women who does not have a child, there is a higher incidence of breast cancer
  • Later pregnancy: who gave birth to their first child above the age of 30
  • Those women who refused breastfeeding or breastfed their child only for a short time (breastfeeding of 1.5–2 years can decrease the risk of developing breast cancer)
  • Prolonged use of any hormone replacement therapy (birth pill or postmenopausal hormone replacement)
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Smoking
  • Lack of any physical activity, obesity

 

WHEN IS IT WORTH CONTACTING A SPECIALIST FOR PREVENTION?

  • The choice of the required imaging methods is based on clinical decision and it depends on several factors: such as age, the size of the breasts and the personal and family history with regard to the risk factors
  • The exact age threshold should be determined individually and it is always the competence of the radiology specialist
  • To average-risk women above the age of 20 occasional breast diagnostic evaluation is recommended
  • For women over 20 who are taking birth pill, yearly
  • For women who have breast implants, yearly (by the appropriate breast diagnostic examination the general status of the implant and the presence of any leakage or other damage can be very well determined)
  • For high-risk women below 40 years of age yearly
  • For average-risk women between 40–50 years of age who are free of signs and symptoms, as the incidence of breast cancer is higher in this age group and the malignant tumour developed in this age can grow faster
  • For average-risk women above 50 years of age in every 2 years
  • For hormone-treated women above 50 years of age yearly
  • (women of between 45–65 years of age and free of signs and symptoms receive a referral in every 2 years in the frame of public health screening)

 

WHEN ARE YOU REQUIRED TO IMMEDIATELY CONTACT A RADIOLOGIST?

  • If you detect any unusual lump or a well defined knot in the breast or in the armpit
  • If the shape of the breast is deformed
  • If on the breast there is a non-healing wound and you do not know its cause
  • If you detect the thickening of the breast's skin or it is dimpled
  • If your nipples are discharging or swollen, you experience an erythema or itching
  • If a bloody, straw-coloured, aqueous, clear, serous discharge comes from the nipple

 

WHAT KIND OF BREAST CANCER EXAMINATION ARE PERFORMED AT MEDOC HEALTH CENTER?

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE MYSELF FOR THE EXAMINATION?

  • For the breast examination the most suitable time interval is the first half of the menstrual cycle, Days 8–14 from the first day of the bleeding (in this phase, the breasts are less sensitive)
  • Please bring all your medical reports on previous breast examinations.
  • Please wear such clothing that you can comfortably take off from the top half of your body.
  • Please do not use any cream or deodorant because those can affect the results of the mammography examination.

 

IMPORTANT!

  • No matter how old you are, if you have noticed any abnormality in your breast, DO NOT WAIT, but please contact our specialists without delay.
  • In order to detect breast cancer early, the ladies herselves can make the most.

 

OUR SPECIALISTS

babka marianna profil1

Dr. Babka Marianna

batoczki agnes profil1

Dr. Bátóczki Ágnes

bohak agnes profil1

Dr. Bohák Ágnes PhD

bohar laszlo profil1

Dr. Bohár László PhD

lakatos andrea profil1

Dr. Lakatos Andrea

makula eva sarolta profil1

Dr. Makula Éva Sarolta

 

PRICES

  • I. – Breast US basic examination(breast ultrasound + axillary ultrasound + breast physical examination)
    12 000 HUF
  • II. - ABUS basic examination(3D automated breast ultrasound + axillary ultrasound + breast physical examination)
    22 500 HUF
  • III. - CTLM + breast US complex examination(CT laser mammography + breast ultrasound + axillary ultrasound + breast physical examination)
    31 900 HUF
  • IV. - CTLM + ABUS complex examination(CT laser mammography + 3D automated breast ultrasound + axillary ultrasound + breast physical examination)
    36 900 HUF
  • V. – X-ray mammography + breast US complex examination(X-ray mammography + breast ultrasound + axillary ultrasound + breast physical examination)
    18 500 HUF
  • VI. – X-ray mammography + ABUS complex examination(X-ray mammography + 3D automated breast ultrasound + axillary ultrasound + breast physical examination)
    28 500 HUF
  • VII. – X-ray mammography + CTLM + breast US complex examination(X-ray mammography + CT laser mammography + breast ultrasound + axillary ultrasound + breast physical examination)
    36 900 HUF
  • VIII. – X-ray mammography + CTLM + ABUS complex examination(X-ray mammography + CT laser mammography + 3D automated breast ultrasound + axillary ultrasound + breast physical examination)
    41 900 HUF
  • Discussion of breast diagnostic medical report(if received in different clinic)
    10 000 HUF
Our prices are valid from 1st December 2016.

Our Clinics on the map
They are located in a frequented area of Budapest, easily accessible by car or public transportation.

MeDoc Kárpát

+36 1 783 6004


1133 BUDAPEST, KÁRPÁT U. 7/B, 1. 4th floor

Parking:

On the street, fee paying zone
On working days between 8:30 AM to 06:00 PM: 440 HUF / hour

Mobile parking:

06 ## 763 0134 + ABC123
Please send your license plate number to the above phone number. The # means the prefixes (20/30/70) of your telecommunication service provider. On leaving please send the word "STOP" to the same number.

MeDoc Cézár

+36 1 783 6004


1132 Budapest, Visegrádi u. 74.

Parking:

On the street, fee paying zone
On working days between 8:30 AM to 06:00 PM: 440 HUF / hour

Mobile parking:

06 ## 763 0134 + ABC123
Please send your license plate number to the above phone number. The # means the prefixes (20/30/70) of your telecommunication service provider. On leaving please send the word "STOP" to the same number.