Breast cancer is a disease which may not only rob a woman of her life; it may also deprive her of the very organs that define her femininity and sexuality. In breast cancer treatment Singapore doctors are all too familiar with the psychological blow that breast cancer inflicts upon a woman.
Surgery is the cornerstone for achieving a cure in breast cancer. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are useful in preventing breast cancer from coming back in the breast or other areas of the body. They do not by themselves cure the patient of cancer.
One of the surgical treatments for breast cancer is mastectomy. This procedure involves the surgical removal of the entire breast, including the nipple and areola.
Prophylactic Mastectomy is a surgical procedure wherein one or both breasts are removed in order to reduce a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.
Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, as it is more popular known, is an aesthetic or plastic surgery that involves removal of excess fat and skin and restoring and strengthening weak or separated muscles in the abdomen.
Breast cancer continues to be the leading cause of cancer among women in Singapore today. It is estimated that more than 1,400 new cases are diagnosed annually, thankfully in the early, treatable stages of the disease.