Breast cancer today represents the most frequent cancer in women and its incidence is particularly high in countries with more advanced economies.
It affects 1 in 8 women throughout her life and the age of first onset has decreased over the past 20 years.
It is therefore advisable for all women after 35 years to regularly undergo a breast examination regardless of the presence or absence of symptoms.
For this reason, since September 2019, a breast surgery has been opened on a weekly basis which completes the fundamental instrumental tests already performed at our facility (breast ultrasound and mammography).
The breast examination is a completely painless and fundamental examination to detect or exclude the presence of nodules, secretions or inflammations.
The Senologist, after having carried out a careful and thorough anamnesis, with particular regard to any familiarity or inheritance in the oncological field, examines the area of the breast with palpation.
He then assesses whether to proceed with further investigations such as ultrasound or mammography or, if already performed, compares them with the clinical examination and plans the subsequent clinical-instrumental checks.
Dr. Massimo Maria Grassi