THE DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER
A confidential doctor-patient talk is essential for therapy success! UNIV. DOZ. DR. MICHAEL MEDL
Diagnosis: breast cancer – I will provide active support on your way from diagnosis to therapy!
Many women diagnosed with breast cancer feel alone, confused and at a loss. But thanks to progress in medicine, breast cancer therapy is today not only significantly more effective, but also less burdensome for those affected, elevating the chance of recovery. Early detection of the tumor is a must. Breast cancer is, in fact, the most common form of cancer in women, yet four out of five women return back to health. This disease is no longer a death sentence; only its overcoming poses a considerable emotional strain on women.
Breast cancer – you are not alone!
Among the 5000+ women who contract breast cancer every year in Austria (5454 in 2014, Statistik Austria), many cases are increasingly diagnosed in pre- or early stages. Self-examination of the breast as well as mammographs, are essential for the early detection of breast cancer. In this way, benign and malignant abnormalities of the breast can be detected. If in doubt, pain-free ultrasound examinations of the breast and MRT (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) broaden the diagnostic possibilities.
Breast cancer diagnosis – what next?
Cancer begins when a degenerated cell multiplies uncontrollably and replaces the healthy tissue. Breast cancer involves a malignant transformation of the breast tissue. It has many faces, depending on its source, character and phase. Consequently, individual and varied therapy requirements ensue. While a local, confined cancer can be completely removed in a relatively small operative intervention, larger tumors must be extensively operated on.