The terror of breast cancer

Breast cancer is undoubtedly the most frequent tumor in Western women. Some 25,000 women are diagnosed each year in Spain for breast cancer. Although the diagnostic data make the hair stand on end because one in eight women between 55 and 60 years old is diagnosed with breast cancer, the survival figure is frankly very positive, reaching 83%. Even so, we must be alert as there is a growth of new cases in women under 50. You can find more information about this and other diseasesĀ inĀ Exquisite Medical

Currently, breast cancer survival rates have increased and the number of deaths related to this disease is steadily decreasing, largely due to factors such as earlier detection, a new approach to personalized treatment and a better understanding of the disease.

Early detection is one of the major concerns and occupations of women’s health specialists. For this reason, gynecologists constantly insist on the importance of periodic check-ups in order to obtain an early diagnosis. The reviews consist of mammograms and ultrasounds for the detection of possible anomalies. Breast cancer is the malignant tumor that originates in the tissue of the mammary gland. If these cancers are diagnosed at a very early stage, the approach can be much less invasive for patients.

Unit of Excellence
In this sense, several hospitals have undergone a strict audit to obtain the accreditation of their Breast Cancer Excellence Unit by the Accreditation Committee of the Breast Units of the Spanish Society of Senology and Breast Pathology. Fulfilling thus the requirements for the assistance to the patients with mammary pathology.

This means that the gynecology and obstetrics service must reach the maximum distinction in diagnosis, treatment, information, quality and recognition by patients, professionals and health authorities.

The head of the medical units that have approved this certification are proud that they have valued the effort made by the entire breast team to obtain this distinction and has been very optimistic to receive the diploma that accredits the Excellence of the Unit in Breast Pathology because, this is the official confirmation, after an intense audit, that things are doing well and manages to highlight the high-quality standard of hospitals.