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Apollo Hospitals, Asia’s foremost healthcare provider, stated that the latest developments in 3D scanning technology will be able to diagnose breast cancer with further precision. This full-field digital mammography with Tomosynthesis (3D) system, available at Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospitals, is a 3-dimensional imaging technology that involves acquiring images of a stationary compressed breast at multiple angles during a short scan. The individual images are then reconstructed into a series of thin high resolution slices that can be displayed individually or in a dynamic cine mode.
“This is the latest technology for breast cancer detection. Women in GCC can avail of this expertise and adopt a 360 degree approach to prevent or tackle breast cancer. Digital breast Tomosynthesis offers a number of opportunities including the possibility of reduced breast compression, improved diagnostic and screening accuracy, 3-D lesion localization, and contrast-enhanced 3-D imaging. As women grow older, the risk of getting breast cancer also multiplies. After the age of 20, a woman should do monthly breast self-examinations and get herself assessed by a clinician atleast once every 2 years or earlier if any abnormality is detected,” said Dr. K. Hariprasad, CEO, Apollo Hospitals.
The Hospital affirms the fact that the early detection of breast cancer is the best strategy for any country to follow when it comes to tackling this widespread form of cancer. As per a WHO report, 61% of breast cancer patients are diagnosed at stage III or stage IV of the disease, therefore compromising the effectiveness of treatment options.
“Apollo Hospitals is one of the few hospitals in India that is thoroughly equipped to provide complete cancer care and rehabilitation treatments. The comprehensive treatment planning procedure includes an experienced Tumour Board which comprises a panel of competent medical, surgical and radiation oncologists. Referred cases are jointly discussed and investigated by the board and the diagnostic consultants then decide on the best line of treatment for each patient. Medical counsellors, speech therapists, dieticians and other associated professionals also play a key role in patient care and support the panel. Apollo Hospitals also has speciality clinics like The Breast Clinic, Brain Tumour Clinic and Thyroid Clinic where a holistic approach to eradicate or control the cancer is adopted,” added Dr.Hariprasad.
Complicated and delicate tumour excisions are routinely performed at Apollo Hospitals. A team of highly trained Surgical Oncologists, well supported by skilled operating theatre and recovery staff, ensure that the success rate of oncology surgeries at Apollo Hospitals is comparable with that of the best centres in the world.
Apollo Hospitals has successfully treated over 60000 foreign patients from across the world in the last five years and the numbers are looking up every year.
“Apollo Hospitals Group is at the forefront of medical tourism to make India the global healthcare destination. Our mission is to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of excellence in education, research and healthcare for the benefit of humanity. Providing quality healthcare of the best grade at affordable prices is our earnest endeavours as we project ourselves to be the leading institution in the medical tourism industry,” concluded Dr. Hariprasad.