Information for Patients
The following information is intended to help answer common questions that you may have on a range of different topics. If you find that your questions are not answered here provided please contact our friendly staff on 08 9711 1117 for further information.
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.
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 […]
The first symptom of breast cancer most women notice is a lump or an area of thickened tissue in their breast. Most lumps (90%) are not cancerous, but it is always best to have them checked. Breast Lumps The most common cause of breast lumps are fibroadenomas, cysts and areas of localised nodularity, however, this is often […]
At the SouthWest Breast Clinic we know that every woman wants confidence in their results. Whilst a single check can provide a good indication, the ‘triple test’ provides the highest level of confidence available and is today recognised by medical practitioners around the world as the ‘gold standard’ diagnostic. The triple assessment includes three diagnostic […]