Treating Mammary Pathology at Barcelona
Currently, breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in Spanish women, considering that one in every 10-13 women will suffer from it.
On the other hand, it is one of the types of cancer in which medicine has advanced the most in terms of early diagnosis and treatment.
The importance of early diagnosis consists in diagnosing clinically asymptomatic women, before the nodule is palpable (considering that most cancer cases are curable in this instance) by means of self-palpation, breast examinations in the Annual gynecological control (with complementary studies if required) and regulated screening with mammography and/or breast ultrasound from the age of 40.
Mammography / Tomosynthesis
It is an X-ray of the breasts that has the capacity to diagnose benign and malignant lesions even before they are clinically palpable.
Screening protocols are subject to modifications according to the gynecologist’s criteria and the patient’s risk factors.
In case of suspicion of some type of pathology (nodules, microcalcifications, etc.) additional tests would be requested, ranging from images (CT, Magnetic Resonance) to more invasive methods such as PAAF (Fine Needle Aspiration Puncture) , Corebiopsy for histological study, and surgical tumorectomies.
In the field of the breast, each case is the subject of a joint study by a whole series of professionals (Gynecologists, Radiologists, Histopathologists, Oncologists, …) who, in the event that a malignant tumor is unfortunately confirmed , they would proceed to carry out the corresponding analysis and exchange of opinions, proposing and performing to the patient the surgery and treatment that they consider most appropriate.
Gynecologists Drs. Samaranch and Puig Menen, who have extensive clinical and surgical experience in breast pathology, have and collaborate with prestigious professionals such as Radiologists Drs. Sabaté and Drs. Torrubia and Clotet, the Anatomopathologists Dr. Alameda, and the Oncologists from IDOC (Corachán Institute of Oncology). All of them will assess each case, and will propose and perform to their patients the surgery and treatment that meets the axiom of minimum effective surgery and minimum effective treatment, to achieve the most optimal result with the minimum possible aggression. In addition, the Psychologist Úrsula Garrido, can provide the psychological support that the patient requires.
The disease is inevitable but its consequences must be minimized and this is achieved with an early diagnosis, adequate treatment, and effective psychological support both by the environment and by professionals.