You may be filled with stress, anxiety and fear in the days and weeks leading up to your surgery. Whilst there are many reasons people feel anxious, we have put together a short list of things you can do to help reduce this anxiety. Avoid Smoking As a Response to Stress and Anxiety Many people […]
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Generally, it is not possible to determine what causes breast cancer in any individual woman, however, studies involving multiple women have shown some common characteristics among groups of women who have developed breast cancer, compared to groups of women who have not. The risk calculator, provided by the Australian Government, gives some insight into the various risk factors.
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Dr. Ong is a Western Australian general surgeon, with a special interest in oncoplastic breast surgery, endocrine surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He is also a leading surgical educator, awarded with the “Excellence in Surgical Teaching Award for Best Surgical Teacher in Western Australia, 2016”, by General Surgeons Australia.
Dr. Ponniah is currently a consultant in breast and general surgery at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, and one of our highly qualified surgeons at SouthWest Surgery WA. She is known for practising surgical excellence with safety and compassion. After receiving her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1995 from Barkatullah University, India, […]
Regularly examining your breasts allows you to become familiar with how your breasts usually look and feel and can help you more easily identify when a change occurs. Many women naturally have some lumpiness and asymmetry (differences between the right and left breast). The key to the breast self-exam is to learn how to find changes in […]