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Acıbadem Breast Health Centers provide advanced diagnosis and treatment services for breast cancer, embracing a multi-disciplinary approach backed by advanced technological infrastructure and specialized physicians. Our centers have extensive experience in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Breast conserving and oncoplastic surgery operations are performed at our Breath Health Centers as well.

Furthermore, Acıbadem Breast Health Centers organize training programs and seminars to raise awareness on the subject and help people maintain a healthy condition.

Multi-disciplinary Approach

Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer requires cooperation and information exchange among physicians with various specialties, and a mutual decision making process. Acıbadem Breast Health Centers embrace such a multi-disciplinary approach, which significantly increases the success rate in patients' diagnosis and treatments.  These centers provide multi-disciplinary diagnosis and treatment services for patients in the fields of breast surgery, plastic surgery, radiology, pathology, medical oncology and radiation therapy; with a team of specialist physicians and the latest technological devices.

The multi-disciplinary approach allows simultaneously providing the patient any other service that he/she may need. Our breast cancer patients are offered supportive services on subjects including nutrition, genetic counseling, psychosocial aid and physical therapy.

Advanced Technological Devices

Acıbadem Breast Health Centers implement early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up programs, by means of advanced technological devices. Acıbadem Breast Health Centers closely monitor all medical developments throughout the world, and take pride in utilizing the latest technological advances in this field. Our centers are equipped with latest technological devices to perform three dimensional mammography with tomosynthesis, four dimensional breast ultrasonography, vacuum biopsy, MR guided biopsy, intraoperative radiotherapy and single dose radiotherapy (LIAC) procedures.

Diagnosis and Treatment:

DIAGNOSIS METHODS

Imaging tests

Mammography

Ultrasonography

Magnetic resonance imaging (MR)

Biopsy Methods

Needle biopsies

Thin-needle aspiration biopsy

Tru-cut biopsy (incisive needle biopsy)

Vacuum biopsy

MR-guided biopsy

Localisation

Wire localisation

ROLL (Radionuclide-guided occult lesion localiasation)

Treatment of Breast Cancer

General surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists work in cooperation in planning treatment for breast cancers. The patient is generally first assessed by a surgeon. Furthermore, psychologists and psychiatrists evaluate the patient during the period both before and after the treatment.

Surgical treatment, medicinal treatment (chemotherapy), hormonal therapy (treatment using hormonal medication), radiotherapy and biological therapies are used in the treatment of breast cancer. The priorities to be given to each one of these therapies within the scope of the treatment are determined bases on the clinical stage of the disease.

Initiating chemotherapy prior to the surgical procedure allows monitoring of the tumor's response to chemotherapy. Surgical procedure is implemented upon completion of the neoadjuvant chemotherapy regimen, and establishment of a sufficient amount of decrease in the size of the tumor. In cases where no response is obtained after two cures of chemotherapy, the chemotherapy medication is changed and the patient is re-evaluated.  In patients with progressive tumors and no response to chemotherapy, the tumor is surgically extracted in its entirety; or, in cases where the tumor has spread to such an extent that removing it would be impracticable, radiotherapy is applied.

- Surgical treatment

- Breast reconstruction

- Radiotherapy

- Systematic treatments

a) Chemotherapy

b) Hormonal therapy

c) Target-oriented biological therapies

Breast Health Center in Acıbadem