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Understanding Breast Cancer: Causes, Symptoms

Breast cancer remains one of the most prevalent and potentially life-threatening conditions affecting women worldwide. At Phoenix Ultrasound, with branches ...

Breast cancer remains one of the most prevalent and potentially life-threatening conditions affecting women worldwide. At Phoenix Ultrasound, with branches in Surrey/Banstead and Central London, we understand the importance of early detection and comprehensive care. In this informative blog post, we’ll delve into the causes, epidemiology, symptoms, and the critical role of ultrasound in diagnosing and treating breast cancer.

Understanding Breast Cancer

Breast cancer develops when cells in the breast grow out of control, forming a tumor. While the exact cause of breast cancer is not fully understood, certain risk factors can increase a person’s likelihood of developing the disease. These risk factors include genetics, hormonal factors, lifestyle choices, and environmental exposures.

Epidemiology of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women globally, with millions of new cases diagnosed each year. In the UK alone, it is estimated that around 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. However, early detection and advances in treatment have significantly improved survival rates.

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Being aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer is crucial for early detection. Common symptoms include:

  1. A lump or thickening in the breast or underarm area
  2. Changes in breast size or shape
  3. Nipple changes, such as inversion or discharge
  4. Skin changes, such as redness, dimpling, or puckering

It’s essential to promptly consult a healthcare professional if you notice any unusual changes in your breasts.

The Critical Role of Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Treatment

Ultrasound imaging plays a vital role in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Unlike mammograms, which use X-rays, ultrasound uses sound waves to create images of the breast tissue. Ultrasound is particularly useful for evaluating breast lumps detected during a physical exam or mammogram.

At Phoenix Ultrasound, our state-of-the-art facilities in Surrey/Banstead and Central London offer comprehensive breast ultrasound services. Our experienced sonographers utilize advanced ultrasound technology to provide accurate and detailed images of the breast tissue, helping to detect abnormalities and guide further diagnostic procedures.

Phoenix Ultrasound Services

At Phoenix Ultrasound, we are committed to providing exceptional care and support to our patients. Our services extend beyond breast ultrasound to include a full range of pregnancy, medical, vascular, health checkup, and musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound scans.

To book an appointment at our Surrey/Banstead or Central London branches, visit our website at www.phoenix-ultrasound.co.uk or contact us at 0800 048-5738.

Phoenix Ultrasound Branches:

  • Central London Branch: 1 Portpool Lane, Holborn London, EC1N 7UU
  • Surrey Branch: 63 Nork Way, Banstead, SM7 1HL

Take control of your breast health today with Phoenix Ultrasound. Early detection saves lives.

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