The Breast Clinic @ TTSH

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The Breast Clinic @ TTSH is specially set up to meet the needs of women with breast problems.

Although not every breast complaint is a sign of cancer, this nevertheless causes much anxiety. We fully understand this. We offer a range of services and place priority on achieving an accurate diagnosis in the shortest possible time.

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Breast Cancer Screening

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Singapore (1 in 20 women will develop breast cancer in their life time). Fortunately, breast cancer can be detected at an early stage through screening. Studies have shown that screening reduces the risk of death from breast cancer by 25%.

  • We are 1 of 3 assessment centres participating in the nationwide BreastSreen Singapore
  • We run BreastScreen clinics every Tuesday and Friday
  • Screening involves performing mammograms of both breasts at regular intervals. Yearly for women aged between 40 to 49 years, and 2-yearly for those above 50 years of age. Mammogram is the only approved modality for breast cancer screening. If the mammogram is abnormal, you may require additional imaging and perhaps even a biopsy

Symptomatic Breast Clinic

The Breast Clinic @ TTSH aims to offer a ‘one-stop’ service for women with breast problems. This means:

  • You will reviewed by a specialist breast surgeon
  • You will have relevant breast imaging performed
  • The results will be reviewed, and the diagnosis and treatment plan discussed with you
  • If the results are worrying for cancer, a biopsy will be arranged immediately

What makes us different?

  • All this is done at a single location – at The Breast Clinic @ TTSH
  • We aim to do all this on the same day as far as possible
  • A senior specialist breast surgeon is present every day (Monday to Friday)

Most women are referred from the polyclinic or from general practitioners, but you can simply walk into The Breast Clinic @ TTSH and request for a review.

Common breast problems encountered in our practice:

  • Breast lump
  • Breast pain
  • Nipple discharge
  • Abnormal findings on mammogram or breast ultrasonography
  • Request for screening because of a family history of breast cancer

Workflow at The Breast Clinic @ TTSH

Workflow at Breast Clinic 

Breast Cancer Treatment

Here at The Breast Clinic @ TTSH, we adopt a multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer treatment.

This brings together specialists from various disciplines and ensures that our patients receive the most comprehensive care.

Multidisciplinary tumour board meetings are held every week to discuss newly diagnosed cases and to decide on the best treatment plan. After these meetings, patients are reviewed by all the specialists involved at a single location – at The Breast Clinic @ TTSH.

 

Breast Surgeons

Surgical removal of the breast tumour plays an important role in the treatment of breast cancer. This is often the first step in the treatment process. Our surgeons are specially trained in breast surgery and perform the latest surgical techniques.

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

Successful breast surgery consists not only of complete removal of the tumour, but also of achieving good cosmesis following surgery.

More women now opt for immediate breast reconstruction following surgery for breast cancer.

Our surgeons are trained in the various techniques of breast reconstruction and have achieved good outcomes in our patients.

Read more on Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

Medical Oncologists

Medical Oncologists are responsible for systemic therapy, which consists of chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and targeted therapy.

Systemic therapy helps to reduce the risk of disease recurrence. Our specialists here offer the latest treatment regimes and are familiar with problems unique to our local population.

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Radiation Oncologists

Radiation Oncologists are responsible for radiation therapy. Radiation therapy is at times needed following breast cancer surgery to reduce the risk of disease recurrence.

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Radiologists

At The Breast Clinic @ TTSH, we have a group of radiologists who are specially trained in reading mammograms, breast ultrasonography and other breast related imaging.

These radiologists play an important role in detecting breast cancer, especially small cancers that cannot be felt clinically. Radiologists also perform image-guided biopsy of suspicious lesions.

Read more on Radiologists.

Pathologists

You will not meet our pathologists in person, but they are a very vital part of our team.

Pathologists are responsible for examining biopsy and surgical specimens.

Experience is needed to confirm or exclude a diagnosis of breast cancer, and to confirm that all tumour has been adequately removed. The types of treatment needed are based on the pathologist’s report.

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Breast Cancer Nurses and the TTSH Breast Cancer Support Group

Finding out that one has breast cancer often comes as a rude shock.

This is truly a life-changing event. The treatment process often lasts several months and can become tiring and difficult.

Here at The Breast Clinic @ TTSH, we recognise that emotional and psychological support is just as important as receiving the right treatments.

Our Breast Care Nurses are important members of our team and help women cope with the diagnosis and treatments. They ensure a continuity of care through the entire process from diagnosis, through to treatments, and even during subsequent routine follow-ups. No one understands this process better than a breast cancer survivor.

The TTSH Breast Cancer Support Group consists of volunteers who have survived breast cancer and who are ever ready to share their experiences and lend support to those who are finding it difficult to cope.

Read more on Breast Care Nurses and Support group.