In Kenya, 1 in 10 women is at risk of breast cancer. Along with cervical cancer, breast cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality among women.
Regular breast screening is one of the best ways to spot a cancer that is too small to feel or see. Early detection may increase chances of successful treatment. It is, therefore, important to be aware of your breasts at all times.
MP Shah Hospital runs a one stop clinic for breast issues. Here’s what you should expect during your breast screening appointment:
1. Breast Examination
At the breast clinic, the specialist breast surgeon examines your breast when you are sitting and/or when your are lying down. They ask you questions about your medical history, family history of breast problems and if there is medicines that you are taking and any previous breast surgery.