Strathfield breast centre offers women expert care
Oct 22, 2020
Women in Sydney’s inner-west have access to unique breast cancer care services thanks to the expert teams at The Strathfield Breast Centre and Healthcare Imaging.
Located at Strathfield Private Hospital, The Strathfield Breast Centre (TSBC) has provided specialised, multidisciplinary breast cancer care for more than 30 years and continues to be the centre of choice for hundreds of women each year.
Surgeon, Dr Laurence Gluch highlighted the relationship between the surgeons and the Imaging Centre explaining that it allows patients to be seen and imaged on the same day and if required a biopsy can be expedited.
He went on to say, “Many of us have worked together for a considerable length of time and this familiarity enhances our capacity to deliver optimal care.”
To this end Dr Gluch and chief radiographer at Healthcare Imaging, Marie Sahyoun, collaborated on a research paper ‘The Brilliance of Contrast Enhanced Spectral Mammography (CESM)’, which was published earlier this year in the Journal of General Surgery.
The paper raised awareness of CESM being an affordable and accessible alternative to MRI in determining the size of cancers.
“We found access to breast MRI to be costly and restricted with waiting times up to a few weeks not unusual. CESM is a relatively new development in breast imaging and we would encourage our colleagues to adopt CESM, which we have found to be an indispensable, rapid and readily available tool in the managing of breast cancer.”
With October recognised as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr Gluch is urging women over the age of 40 to be screened regularly:
“The incidence of breast cancer has risen dramatically over the past century. The best ‘guarantee’ is early detection so I always encourage annual screening from the earlier of the age of 40, or 10-15 years younger than the age at which a close relative was diagnosed with breast cancer”
For more information on Strathfield Private Hospital’s breast cancer services, click here.