Every year around 5,500 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in Switzerland, making it the most common type of cancer affecting Swiss women. The earlier the diagnosis, the greater the chances of recovery.
Most changes and lumps found in the breast region are benign. However, if you notice anything unusual, you should always see a doctor as soon as possible to rule out any serious problems. These days breast cancer affects one in ten women, most of whom are women aged between 50 and 70.
A potential breast cancer diagnosis raises a lot of questions:
· How certain is the diagnosis?
· How severe is the breast cancer really?
· What are the treatment options?
· What does this mean for the next few months and years?
· What effects will this have on my body?
· How much experience does my attending doctor have with breast cancer?
· Is my doctor properly taking my personal needs into consideration?
· How do I tell my family?
· How will this effect my family and my work?
· What impact will it have on my sexuality?
· How will breast cancer affect the way I live my life?
· How can I manage my fears and who can help me?
If you decide to receive treatment at the Breast Centre Klinik St. Anna, you can rest assured that we will do everything we can to help you recover.
Early detection and ideal treatment
Over the last few years, breast cancer therapies and treatments have become more effective and the success rates are continually improving. The earlier a malignant tumour can be detected, the easier and better the treatment options and chances of recovery. Over 80% of women with breast cancer can be successfully treated (five-year survival rate). At the Breast Centre Klinik St. Anna, all types of breast diseases and disorders are diagnosed and treated in accordance with the latest standards defined by the European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists.
Your personalised therapy will be coordinated by an experienced medical treatment team consisting of senologists (senology is a sub-discipline of gynaecology that focuses on diseases affecting the female breast), oncologists, radiologists and plastic surgeons, who are accompanied by supporting specialists such as breast care nurses (nurse specialising in breast diseases) and psycho-oncologists.
All our breast cancer treatments are based on the latest medical developments
This approach enables us to take into consideration the molecular type of your breast cancer and determine whether it may be caused by genetic factors, so that we can provide you with even more targeted and effective therapy.
The various stages of the diagnosis and treatment are carried out in accordance with the international standards and guidelines issued by the Swiss Society of Senology and the Swiss Cancer League.
We collaborate closely with all referring gynaecologists and family doctors
Good collaboration is crucial for ensuring the best possible treatment. Our regular interdisciplinary meetings guarantee the utmost quality in relation to the diagnosis and treatment of breast diseases and particularly breast cancer.