Our Breast Health Clinic at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi gives you access to breast care services in one location. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists offers breast imaging, breast surgery, breast medical oncology, and reconstruction, as well as cutting-edge therapeutic and surgical breast cancer treatments.
We work collaboratively to promote breast health awareness and breast cancer prevention, as well screening, diagnosis and treatment for women with both breast cancer and benign (non-cancerous) breast diseases.
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi's Breast Health Clinic is designated as an authorized breast cancer screening and diagnosis center by the Department of Health Abu Dhabi.
The cells in our body follow a natural process of dividing to reproduce when new cells are needed. If cells in the breast tissue, glands or ducts start to reproduce out of control, this can form a tumor and result in breast cancer. If these cells are normal, the tumor is called benign (non-cancerous), however, if the cells are abnormal, the tumor is known as malignant (cancerous).
Like other cancers, breast cancer can grow into tissue surrounding the breast, and can spread to other parts of the body, a process known as metastasis.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women both globally and locally, with aging being the most common risk factor for developing the disease.
While there is not a specific cause of breast cancer, there are a number of controllable and non-controllable risk factors which can affect the likeliness of developing it:
Risk factors you can control:
Risk factors you can’t control:
Women at high risk should have more regular screenings to detect any anomalies early.
Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
Early diagnosis offers the best chance of successful treatment of breast cancer, so getting screened (having a mammography) is the first line of defense. The Department of Health recommends that women should get mammogram screening every 2 years from the age of 40, or earlier if breast cancer runs in the family.
Our diagnostic services include:
Treatment of Breast Cancer
We offer a range of options to treat breast cancer and our breast care specialists will help to determine the best treatment plan based on type of breast cancer, size and location of the tumor, disease stage, lab test results, and the individual’s overall health.
These treatments can include:
Breast cancer treatments are local or systemic, and patients may have just one form of treatment or a combination. Local treatments include surgery and radiation, which are used to remove, destroy, or control the cancer cells in a specific area. Systemic treatments include chemotherapy , targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and hormone therapy, which are used to destroy or control cancer cells throughout the body.
For patients who need radiation therapy, our partner centers in the area are able to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date care.
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