Breast and Ovarian Cancer Screening in Dubai
If you have observed multiple cases of Breast and Ovarian Cancer in your family, there is a possibility of HBOC (Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome) in you. Therefore, doctors recommend breast screening regularly to detect breast cancer at an early stage.
Different methods are used for breast screening, like breast ultrasound or mammogram. These techniques help identify breast cancer and other breast abnormalities like lumps, rashes, or changes in breast tissue. Euromed Clinic Center offers all kinds of breast and ovarian cancer screening tests, including breast ultrasound Dubai.
Table of Contents
- 1 Breast and Ovarian Cancer Screening in Dubai
- 2 Who Should Get a Screening?
- 3 Breast Cancer Screening Techniques
- 4 Screening Timeline for Men & Women
- 5 Breast & Ovarian Cancer FAQs
- 6 Schedule A Consultation
Who Should Get a Screening?
If your family has any of the below-mentioned conditions, there is a possibility of increased chances of HBOC in your family:
- One or more women are diagnosed with cancer at the age of 45 or younger.
- One or more women have been diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 50 or younger, along with a family history of pancreatic cancer, melanoma, and prostate cancer.
- Any of your male relatives are diagnosed with breast cancer.
- You have a family history of pancreatic, ovarian, or breast cancer on the same side of your family.
- Any of the women in your family was diagnosed with both ovarian and breast cancer.
- Your family has a history of male breast, ovarian, pancreatic, or women breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Screening Techniques
The two common techniques used for screening are breast ultrasound or mammogram in Dubai.
It is a commonly used method for breast cancer screening. During the mammography, the doctor takes images of your breasts with an x-ray. It helps detect abnormalities before the tumor or lump appears.
Breast ultrasound is also a screening test for breast cancer that utilizes sound waves to get images of breast tissues. There is no radiation involved, and it is a safe option for women who prefer non-radiation-based tests. Breast ultrasound is a preferred diagnostic test for pregnant women.
Screening Timeline for Men & Women
Breast Cancer Screening Dubai is essential so that a health issue can be controlled before its onset. Different tests are performed in this process to find any specific signs that might have occurred. Although the ratio of breast cancer is high among women, it can also occur in men. The screening tests for both genders are different.
Screening for Women with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 Gene Transformation
- You should get screening tests done every month. You may start the self-examination from the age of 18 years.
- When you are 25 years old, start getting MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) once a year.
- Once you turn 30, go for mammograms once every six months. It can be used as an alternative to the MRI.
- The clinical examination for breast cancer starts between 25-30 years and needs to be done by a health practitioner twice a year.
- At the age of 40, when the childbearing is completed, you should get the prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy.
- Also, you need to have a blood test (CA-125) once every six months and transvaginal ultrasound along with a color Doppler. This test should be started at 30 years.
Screening for Men with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 Gene Transformation
We have different criteria for screening men as they are different from women.
- If you are a male, you should start the self-examination once you reach 30 years.
- At the age of 30, you should also start a clinical examination.
- If you have gynecomastia(swelling of the breast tissues), you should opt for a mammogram after turning 35.
- When you reach 40 years, get the PSA blood test and prostate cancer screening done once a year.
With the development of new technologies, the screening options can be changed. It is recommended to discuss your problems with your doctor to know which screening tests are suitable for you.
Breast & Ovarian Cancer FAQs
Can you have breast and ovarian cancer at the same time?
Yes, you can have breast cancer and ovarian cancer at the same time. Breast cancer is very common and usually precedes ovarian cancer. If both of the cancers occur at the same time, their diagnosis becomes a challenge. Women aging between 15-39 are at the highest risk of having ovarian cancer after breast cancer.
Is there a screening for ovarian cancer?
There is no single procedure to diagnose ovarian cancer all by itself. A couple of tests can help diagnose this type of cancer. CA-125 blood, transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS), and a pelvic exam are used to diagnose ovarian cancer.
When should you be screened for ovarian cancer?
It is highly recommended that you should be screened once between ages 30-35. The screening mainly includes an ultrasound which is followed by a CA-125 blood test.
Can a Pap smear test be used to screen ovarian cancer?
Pap smear cannot check for ovarian cancer as it’s only helpful in diagnosing cervical cancer. There is no reliable process to diagnose any gynecologic cancer other than cervical cancer.
What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?
The common early symptoms of ovarian cancer include pelvic pressure, pelvic pain, abdominal bloating, and the feeling of abdominal fullness after eating.
Schedule A Consultation
According to healthcare practitioners and experts, you should always consult with your doctor before getting any diagnostic test. Our doctor will obtain your medical history in the initial consultation, know your presenting complaints, assess the causes, and guide you about the future aspects. If you have any symptoms of cancer, he will ask you for Breast and Ovarian cancer screening.
All of our doctors at Euromed Clinic are board-certified, and they know how to meet the individual demands of every patient. Moreover, we have made it quite easy for you to book an appointment at our clinic. Simply fill the following form, and one of our team members will get back to you to schedule your consultation session.