Singapore’s Parkway Cancer Centre opens breast clinic in Yangon

SINGAPORE’S Parkway Cancer Centre in partnership with breast surgeons from Singapore and Centre for Better Living (CBL) Medical Centre in Yangon, have opened Myanmar’s first specialist breast clinic on September 30, filling a big void in the country’s battle against the deadly disease.

The Yangon-based CBL Breast Clinic offers breast cancer screening, early and accurate diagnosis and help women make the right decisions concerning treatment.

“In Myanmar, breast cancer is perhaps the biggest cancer risk for the female population but services for annual screening and early intervention are currently inadequate.

“Our breast clinic will provide a speedy and accurate diagnosis of any breast concerns, such as the discovery of a lump, and will provide early detection of breast cancer before it shows signs and symptoms,” said Dr Nyi Nyi Naing, clinical director of CBL Medical Centre in a statement issued on September 30.

The clinic located in CBL Medical Centre on Samone Street in Dagon township offers a wide range of services related to breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment.

The recent commissioning of a mammogram machine at the CBL Medical Centre boosts the existing imaging and lab equipment already in place at CBL in helping detect breast cancer. There are a few ways to do breast cancer screening.

Among these, mammogram is one of the best ways to detect breast cancer early and for easier treatment,” said Dr Min Zaw, Senior Clinic Physician & Business Consultant at CBL Medical Centre. “Regular mammogram checks among women can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer.”

According to the World Health Organization, more than 60,000 new cancer cases are estimated to occur each year in Myanmar.

“Many women feel shy talking about their breast problems and choose to ignore them. It is however very important for early diagnosis and treatment when dealing with seriousbreast conditions,” said Dr Tan Yah Yuen, senior consultant at Breastcare Surgery Pte Ltd in Singapore’s Mount Elizabeth Orchard Hospital.

Source: Myanmar Times

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