What We Offer
At Breastic we offer a wide range of services and premium care, not only for the patient, but the entire family. We understand that the journey to healing requires a village, and that families have questions and needs as well.
– Patient and family education on breast diseases and breast cancer
– Screening and diagnosis of breast cancer
– Treatment of Breast Cancer; medical and surgical treatment including breast-conserving surgery
– Treatment of benign breast diseases
– Referral for genetic screening and counselling
– Introduction to a multidisciplinary team of specialists that will play an integral part of your treatment:
Specialist General Surgeon
Plastics and Reconstruction Surgeon
Wound care specialist
Our multidisciplinary approach is part of our holistic family practice that allows us to take care of the patient and meet the needs of their loved ones.
What are some of the risk factors for developing Breast Cancer
Having a first-degree relative doubles your chance of getting breast cancer. Risk is even higher if it’s a young relative or multiple relatives.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Women using Hormone Replacement Therapy (often to manage menopausal symptoms) are at a significantly higher risk to develop breast cancer.
Alcohol can increase levels of estrogen and other hormones associated with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer.
Women over the age of 50 are at a significantly higher risk for developing breast cancer due to getting older. Most breast cancers are diagnosed after the age of 50.
If you test positive for the genetic mutation, BRCA1/BRCA2 gene, you may be at risk for developing breast cancer.
Having more fat tissue can increase your chance of getting breast cancer by raising estrogen levels.Women who are overweight tend to have higher levels of insulin which have also been linked to some cancers, including breast cancer.
People who use tobacco products or who are regularly around environmental tobacco smoke (also called secondhand smoke) have an increased risk of cancer because tobacco products and secondhand smoke have many chemicals that damage DNA
women with dense breasts have a higher risk of breast cancer than women with fatty breasts, and the risk increases with increasing breast density.
Women who had radiation therapy to the chest or breasts (like for treatment of Hodgkin’s lymphoma) before age 30 have a higher risk of getting breast cancer later in life.
Having other breast diseases/lumps
Some non-cancerous diseases such as atypical hyperplasia or lobular carcinoma in situ are associated with a higher risk of getting breast cancer.