Breast Biopsy in Philippines

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Makati Medical Center
3.0

From 134 verified reviews

William Fan, 16 September 2020

I've done multiple medical check-ups with MMC as well as when my dad was confined for a few weeks there. Place was well kept clean, signs and staff are friendly and answers to questions well. Their services are prompt and the doctors and staff are very professional.

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Costa Medica Healthcare and Diagnostic Center

Costa Medica Healthcare and Diagnostic Center, located in Rosario, Cavite, Philippines offers patients Breast Biopsy procedures among its total of 162 available procedures, across 2 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Breast Biopsy procedures at Costa Medica Healthcare and Diagnostic Center, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Lagro OB Gyn Ultrasound Clinic
5.0

From 1 verified reviews

Nyhorm del Rosario, 05 April 2019

Dr. Mich dela Cruz is very professional and accommodating. We tried several clinics and hers is the best based on our experience.

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SMC OB-GYNE Ultrasound Clinic
4.3

From 6 verified reviews

Thine Palomar, 28 February 2020

Highly recommended! The doctor is very nice(DRA. CHUA) and ms. angel(receptionist) is very accommodating and friendly! The clinic itself is very cozy and clean. Price is very competitive and fair! Thanks for making me feel comfortable!

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Precious Diaz OB-GYN Clinic and Ultrasound
4.3

From 3 verified reviews

Leah Jean Ostan, 11 December 2019

Very much appreciated his kindness 💛💙☺️🤗 most trustworthy doctor I've ever seen. She is really good. Careful to his patient. He always asks you if it's okay or not. The last time I had prenatal check ups and at 8 months (32weeks) we didn't know either. With that please. I was very impressed. Supposedly, the baby is coming out that time because I'm 4cm. But he really stopped it from coming out. He has already provided options. But not yet. Until the next day he was born normal and safe. Although I told her I had a C-section, she insisted on normal delivery. delivery Very attentive. Although we both knew he was coming to the meeting and he was really sleepy. But he didn't leave me at Adventist Medical 💛💜💙

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Asian Hospital and Medical Center
3.2

From 93 verified reviews

Steve Frost, 20 September 2020

Best hospital in delhi ncr. Good quality of treatment and takes good care of patients.

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The Medical City
3.1

From 133 verified reviews

Mari Delos Santos, 16 April 2020

The main lobby will give you a feeling of being in a resort or hotel lobby. The newly open Central Park will be an extra treat, an amenity area that will give patients and visitors the feeling of being at home in their own garden. Doctors here are the best in the country. State of the art facilities and high tech medical equipment. How I wish every Filipino can experience the medical care and assistance at Thé Medical City.❤️ March 4, 2020, I went to the Ambulatory Service Center- as usual long line but patients are comfortably seated and patiently waiting. I have been on food and water fasting for my blood extraction. Not to over fast I approached the lady at the counter 4, to let her know of my situation. She was so quick in attending to my concern and never ask for anything, not even my ID or HMO. She accompanied me at the blood extraction area and everything I need was well taken cared of because of her. Thank you very much Ms. Maria Concepcion Calayan Golla for your kind assistance and compassion. Keep up the excellent work. May your tribe increase. All the best!❤️

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MDCARE OB-GYN ULTRASOUND CLINIC
2.5

From 2 verified reviews

carlo bantola, 09 December 2019

Cheaper ultrasound than St. Luke's, and fast results too. Note that though they open at 9:00 AM, the doctor arrives around 10:30 AM.

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St. Luke's Medical Center

St. Luke's Medical Center, located in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines offers patients Breast Biopsy procedures among its total of 313 available procedures, across 30 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Breast Biopsy procedures at St. Luke's Medical Center, as all prices are available on request only. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Clinic, and they have multiple recognized accreditations, including: JCI AccreditedTEMOS

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Dr. Pearlie Siy-Salazar OB-Gyn and Ultrasound Clinic

Dr. Pearlie Siy-Salazar OB-Gyn and Ultrasound Clinic, located in Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines offers patients Breast Biopsy procedures among its total of 75 available procedures, across 4 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Breast Biopsy procedures at Dr. Pearlie Siy-Salazar OB-Gyn and Ultrasound Clinic, as all prices are available on request only. All procedures and treatments are undertaken by the lead specialist at the Clinic, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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    What you need to know about Breast Biopsy in Philippines

    Breast Biopsy

    A breast biopsy is a procedure to remove a sample of breast tissue for laboratory testing. It is the best way to evaluate if a suspicious area or a lump in your breast is cancerous. The procedure is usually performed if your doctor finds something questionable during a mammogram, MRI, clinical breast exam, or ultrasound. Your doctor may also recommend you to undergo the procedure if you experience symptoms of breast cancer, such as a breast lump, breast dimpling, skin thickening on the breast, nipple changes, nipple discharge, a red rash on the breast, enlarging veins on the breast, and an enlarged lymph node in the armpit.

    A breast biopsy can detect inflammatory breast cancer, cancer of the breast ducts (ductal carcinoma), cancer of the lobules (lobular carcinoma), and rare cancer affecting the nipples (Paget’s disease).

    It is important to remember that needing a breast biopsy does not necessarily mean you have breast cancer. In fact, about 80% of women who have a breast biopsy do not have breast cancer. However, a breast biopsy is required because it is the only way to know for sure if the lump or suspicious area is cancerous or may lead to breast cancer.

    Before a breast biopsy, your doctor may detect a suspicious area or lump in your breasts, or you may experience symptoms similar to breast cancer. After a breast biopsy, you will know if the lump or suspicious area is benign, precancerous, or cancerous. The result will help you and your doctor plans your treatment.

    MyMediTravel currently lists 10 facilities in Philippines offering Breast Biopsy procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Breast Biopsy can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined based on photos and an in-person assessment with the specialist. For a personalized quote Click Here to submit your details

    What does a Breast Biopsy Procedure Involve?

    A breast biopsy can be performed in one of several different ways:

    • Fine needle aspiration biopsy – fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is usually performed when a lump is felt during a clinical breast exam. This type of biopsy is often used when the lump is likely to be filled with fluid. It is especially helpful in distinguishing a solid mass from a fluid-filled cyst. During FNAB, a radiologist, surgeon, or pathologist uses a very thin needle and a syringe to take a few samples of cells from a palpable lump (a lump that can be felt by hand). The needle is usually smaller than the type of needle used in a blood test and patients may not need any anesthetic. However, since the needles are very thin, there is a possibility that it may miss nearby cancerous cells. Therefore, your doctor may recommend a different type of biopsy if the diagnosis is unclear.
    • Core needle biopsy – this type of biopsy is usually done to evaluate a breast lump that is visible on a mammogram or an ultrasound. Your doctor may also use it if a breast lump is felt during a clinical breast exam. It uses a thin, hollow needle to remove tissue samples from the breast mass. The needle used is typically bigger than the ones used in fine-needle aspiration biopsy and may enter the suspect area for up to six times to remove several cores of tissues. Core needle biopsy is performed under local anesthetic and usually takes a lot longer than a fine needle aspiration biopsy. However, its chance to miss cancerous cells is lower, and the results are considered more reliable.
    • Open (surgical) biopsy – also called a surgical or excisional biopsy, open biopsy involves the surgical removal of a breast mass. The surgeon creates an incision of around 1 to 2 inches in the breast to take all or part of the lump, as well as a small amount of normal tissue. If the lump cannot be found by touch, the surgeon may use X-rays to guide a thin needle to the mass prior to the surgery. A very thin wire is threaded with a hook at the end of the thin needle, and the hook is attached to the lump. The needle is then removed, and the wire stays in place to guide the surgeon to the suspect area. This type of biopsy can be carried out under local or general anesthesia.

    In some cases, special tools may be needed in order to guide the needles to reach the targeted area. This type of biopsy may include:

    • Vacuum-assisted biopsy – this type of biopsy involves creating a tiny incision to insert a hollow probe. Using X-Ray, ultrasound, or MRI, the hollow probe is then guided to the breast lump. Once the probe reaches the lump, the breast tissue is gently sucked into the probe using a vacuum. This type of biopsy enables your surgeon to collect several samples because the probe can be rotated.
    • Stereotactic biopsy – a computer and mammogram are used during stereotactic biopsy to create a 3D image of the breast. The 3D image is used to guide the biopsy needle to the targeted area.
    • Ultrasound-guided biopsy – during an ultrasound-guided biopsy, ultrasound images of the breast lump are used to help guide the needle to the targeted area. It is performed exactly the same as a core needle biopsy, but with the help of an ultrasound.
    • MRI-guided biopsy – an MRI machine is used to help the surgeon guide the biopsy needle to the lump. A small incision is made in the targeted area and a sample is taken with a core needle.

    The type of biopsy you will have is depended on several factors, including:

    • Where the suspicious area or breast lump is located
    • The size of the suspicious area or the breast lump
    • If there is more than one suspicious area
    • If you have other medical conditions
    • Your personal preferences.

    How Long Should I Stay in Philippines for a Breast Biopsy Procedure?

    You should be able to leave the hospital on the same day as the breast biopsy procedure, as soon as the effects of anesthesia wear off. In some cases, you may need to stay in the hospital overnight, usually after a breast biopsy as it requires general anesthesia. Since it may take several days before the results are available, it is recommended that you stay in Philippines for at least 7 days. Once the result is available, you will have to attend a follow-up visit. If you have a surgical biopsy, you will likely have stitches and your surgeon will remove them during the follow-up visit as well.

    What's the Recovery Time for Breast Biopsy Procedures in Philippines?

    The recovery time depends on the type of breast biopsy you had and the type of anesthesia used. You generally should rest as much as possible for the remainder of the day and then resume your normal activities the day after. Still, you need to avoid strenuous activities for several days to avoid complications.

    What sort of Aftercare is Required for Breast Biopsy Procedures in Philippines?

    For the first few days, you may need to wear dressings and a special bra over the breast biopsy site. Your doctor will give you instructions on showering, bathing, and caring for the wounds. It is important that you keep the biopsy area clean and dry. The biopsy area may be sore for a few days following the surgery. To ease the pain and discomfort, you can take a pain reliever that contains acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, but make sure to consult with your doctor before you take anything. In most cases, your doctor will prescribe you pain medication.

    What's the Success Rate of Breast Biopsy Procedures in Philippines?

    A breast biopsy is a safe and effective procedure with about 95% success rate. The test result of a breast biopsy will determine if the lump or suspect area in your breast is benign (noncancerous), precancerous, or cancerous. Only 20% of breast biopsy results come back as cancerous.

    If the breast lump is found to be cancerous, a breast biopsy can also detect the type of cancer. The information obtained from the biopsy can be used to help plan your treatment, which may include:

    • A lumpectomy (a surgery to remove the tumor and preserve the breast)
    • A mastectomy (a surgery to remove the entire breast)
    • Chemotherapy
    • Radiation therapy
    • Hormone therapy.

    If the test revealed that the breast lump is noncancerous, the test will also tell the conditions that cause the lump, such as adenofibroma, fibrocystic breast disease, mammary fat necrosis, and intraductal papilloma.

    Although breast biopsy is a very safe procedure, there are some risks associated with the procedure, including:

    • Swelling and bruising of the breast
    • Mild pain at the biopsy site
    • Infection or bleeding at the biopsy site
    • Altered breast appearance

    There may be other risks depending on your specific medical problems as well.

    Are there Alternatives to Breast Biopsy Procedures in Philippines?

    A breast biopsy is the only definitive method to make a diagnosis of breast cancer. You may be able to undergo a breast exam, mammogram, breast ultrasound, or breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, if anything abnormal or suspicious is found during these tests, your doctor may still suggest you to undergo a breast biopsy to know for sure. If you do not want to undergo a breast biopsy, it is important that you talk to your doctor about the alternatives.

    Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.

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