1 in 10 Puerto Rican women will have breast cancer.
Dr. Samuel Padua, Radiologist, CT Radiology, specialized in breast imaging at Grupo Hospitalario and Puerto Rico Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Photo: Journal of Medicine and Public Health.
about the work they do in CT Radiology del Grupo Hospitalario You Puerto Rico Women’s and Children’s Hospitalbreast imaging specialist, the Dr. A.S. Samuel Paduaemphasized that screening studies are a necessity for timely diagnosis.
Padua assured that although family and genetic history should be taken into account, cases that occur spontaneously are on the rise. “The absence of family history should not give peace of mind, you will have to have a mammogram whenever you get the opportunity and the diagnostic criteria will be followed,” he said.
She indicated that 1 in 10 Puerto Rican women will develop cancer throughout her life, as “the cancer that is number one in diagnoses in Puerto Rico, but also the first cause of mortality for Puerto Rican women.”
Experts were emphasizing on ensuring that screening studies are the only effective tool to diagnose the disease in time. “Mammography is the only study that has been shown to be highly effective in reducing breast cancer mortality, because early detection is important.”
“The guidelines recommend that after the age of 40, women should be tested once a year, however, if the patient is at risk, it is recommended to do it from the age of 30,” he said.
In terms of cases in women under the age of 30, Dr. Padua said that cases don’t happen often, but when they do they are aggressive cases.
“It is not common for a patient under the age of 30 to develop breast cancer, but when it does occur, it is usually aggressive, so it is recommended that if there is any discomfort, lump or other appearance that If not natural, then go for sonomamography, for timely detection,” he emphasized.
Imaging in the Service of Health
In this sense, Dr. Padua assured that Puerto Rican women, through CT Radiology del Grupo Hospitalario You Puerto Rico Women’s and Children’s HospitalThey have all the imaging services and the highest technology available for the most accurate and reliable diagnosis.
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