Breast Cancer Still Scares, But Early Diagnosis Contributes to Treatment | Advertising Special – ONCOCENTER


Breast cancer is still a disease that haunts women. This year alone, the estimated incidence exceeds the number of 66,000 new cases in Brazil, according to gynecologist and mastologist Fabiana Regina Muniz, from Clínica Oncocenter, in Cuiabá.

There is no disease that haunts the female subconscious more. Whether due to the severity of the diagnosis or the fear of mutilation, breast cancer for many women is still seen as a disease that affects femininity as a whole.”.

The doctor also points out that this is the most common type of malignant neoplasm worldwide, being second only to non-melanoma skin cancer in number.

Despite the frequency of the disease, she reveals that with the Covid-19 pandemic, in 2020, there was a delay in the identification of the disease, which can be proven with the increase in the number of mastectomies due to the lesions having been diagnosed in more advanced stages.

It is estimated that the time between a tumor cell turning into a 1 cm lesion can be up to 8 years. Therefore, the importance of performing annual routine exams, which allow early diagnosis and rapid treatment of the disease in early stages. But in the pandemic, medical resources were focused on fighting the new virus and routine exams were temporarily put aside.“, remember.

For breast cancer to be identified, routine mammography is essential, once a year, especially in patients over 40 years of age.

“Mammography does not prevent the onset of breast cancer, but when performed annually it diagnoses lesions in early stages and the success of treatment is guaranteed”.

Although scary, breast cancer, which is caused by the disordered multiplication of breast cells, and affects more often women over 50 years old, is preventable.

Prevention is possible to some extent, improving risk factors that can be modifiable, such as: weight control especially in post-menopause, healthy diet, regular physical activity and reduction of alcohol consumption.”.

Muniz also recalls that the disease can also affect men, but it is still considered rare. However, year after year, the number of young women diagnosed with breast cancer has increased.

For those who wish to undergo preventive exams or who have already been diagnosed with the disease, the doctor recalls that Oncocenter is a pioneer in bringing to Mato Grosso a team, which has been qualified in different parts of Brazil and the world, for the treatment of cancer.

“Consultations are carried out in an integrated way with a multidisciplinary team aiming at early diagnosis and ensuring the attention that the patient facing the disease deserves. At Oncocenter there is also the technology of cryotherapy in a cap to reduce hair loss, something so common during chemotherapy sessions”.

Dr. Fabiana Regina Muniz — Photo: Personal Archive

Dr. Fabiana Regina Muniz – mastologist and gynecologist

CRM MT: 10445 – RQE: 4958/4959

Medical Residency in Mastology at the Brazilian Institute for Cancer Control – IBCC, in São Paulo.

Training in Oncoplasty (IBCC-SP).

Titular Member of the Brazilian Society of Mastology.

A reference in cancer treatment in the state, Oncocenter is located on Avenida Mato Grosso, in the heart of Cuiabá, in a clinic of more than 900 square meters and with ample parking.

In our structure, we offer 2 comfortable receptions (lower and upper floors), medical offices, small procedures area, laboratory test collection service, ultrasound service and support and administration area.

In addition, the entire lower floor is dedicated to the antineoplastic therapy service, where all treatments involving the application of drugs are performed (such as chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy).

This area has its own reception, apartments with beds and private bathrooms, armchairs, and an accessible and complete structure to meet all the needs of cancer patients.

Technical responsible for the clinic, Dr. Cleberson Queiroz (CRM/MT 4431/RQE: 1817)

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