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Breast Cancer Screening Program at Al Raas Pvt. Medical Clinic, Dubai

 

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer for women worldwide. Breast cancer is an uncontrolled growth of breast cells. To better understand breast cancer, it helps to understand how any cancer can develop.

 

Cancer occurs as a result of mutations, or abnormal changes, in the genes responsible for regulating the growth of cells and keeping them healthy. The genes are in each cell’s nucleus, which acts as the “control room” of each cell. Normally, the cells in our bodies replace themselves through an orderly process of cell growth: healthy new cells take over as old ones die out. But over time, mutations can “turn on” certain genes and “turn off” others in a cell. That changed cell gains the ability to keep dividing without control or order, producing more cells just like it and forming a tumor.

 

A tumor can be benign (not dangerous to health) or malignant (has the potential to be dangerous). Benign tumors are not considered cancerous: their cells are close to normal in appearance, they grow slowly, and they do not invade nearby tissues or spread to other parts of the body. Malignant tumors are cancerous. Left unchecked, malignant cells eventually can spread beyond the original tumor to other parts of the body.

 

According to the awareness website www.worldwidebreastcancer.com, in 2010, nearly 1.5 million people were told "You have breast cancer". Early detection is the most important critical factor in surviving breast cancer.

 

It is recommended for women over 50 years of age to have a cancer detection check once every two years at a minimum.

 

Early breast cancer screening programs, as conducted by the obstetrician at Al Raas, have been shown to drastically improve cancer mortality, according to the WHO.

 

At Al Raas, our breast cancer detection process, conducted by our expert gynaecologist Dr. (Mrs.) P.G. Sasikala, enables the early detection of any symptoms of breast cancer, making it that much more likely to be successfully treated.

 

 

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