Dawn of Breast Cancer Awareness Month as Jerudong Park Medical Centre Encourages Women to Opt For Breast Screening
Dawn of Breast Cancer Awareness Month as Jerudong Park Medical Centre Encourages Women to Opt For Breast Screening

1st October 2018 – The Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) will be offering Breast Cancer Screening promotion suitable for women which includes Mammogram and/or Ultrasound Breast Screening. The promotion will be available from 1stOctober to 30thNovember 2018. 

The promotion is in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is celebrated every October on an annual basis. The goal of breast screening is to identify the cancers early, as cancers during the early stage are easier to treat compared to cancers that has developed on to the later stage, which in turn, the chance of survival will be higher. Having routine health medical check-ups can help with patients to monitor their health and continue striving for a healthier lifestyle. 

“Breast cancer screening is an important aspect of women’s health screening for early detection of breast cancer. Early detection leads to better treatment options, survival rates and quality of life. Mammography and /or breast ultrasound along with self-breast examination will help in early detection of breast diseases and reduced complications “– said Dr Shyja Abraham, Radiologist of Department of Diagnostic Imaging, JPMC. 

“This is the reason why screening for breast cancer is important for women, it is because it is crucial to detect any signs of abnormalities before it starts to develop at a late-stage, as the goal of health screening in general is to capture diseases early as the treatment can reduce health complications in the future” said Dr Shyja Abraham. 

During the briefing, Mr. Varghese Paulose, The Chief Operating Officer and Manager of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging, JPMC said, “JPMC possesses one of the most advanced and latest digital mammography machines with 3-D Tomosynthesis function which will increase diagnostic imaging procedure with efficiency and accuracy.”

The breast screening package advisable for women above 40 years old, a total cost of BND138, however, women below 40 years old are recommended to take the breast ultrasound, with a cost of only BND$99.

For women who are interested, an appointment is required, and there is a one-time registration fee of BND10 for any new patients to JPMC. Medical advice and recommendations will be based on case findings, clinical investigations, medical history and personal profile. Additional tests may be recommended based on clinical judgement of the Radiologist upon screening or medical examination which will be charged accordingly. 

The Department of Diagnostic Imaging is open from Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 12 noon, and from 1pm to 5pm. On Saturdays, the clinic is open from 8am to 12 noon only. For further information or to book an appointment, please call the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at 261 1433 ext. 2223 / 2246 or email directly to [email protected]. For more information on The Jerudong Park Medical Centre, visit www.jpmc.com.bnor email [email protected]

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