Philosophy

MammoCare aims to offer the ideal breast health for each individual woman.  Achieving this comes by fulfilling two subsidiary goals.  The first is to partner with our patients for early detection of breast cancer.  The second is to strive to achieve Breast Conservation Treatment (BCT) if she should be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Early Detection of Breast Cancer

It is known that women who participate in a breast screening programme allow themselves the opportunity for early detection of a serious breast condition.  If they fall among the unfortunate minority who are diagnosed with breast cancer, treatment of early breast cancer results in better survival outcomes than women who do not participate in breast screening.  MammoCare encourages mammography, ultrasound examinations and clinical assessments of the breast for comprehensive breast screening.  Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to discuss with you the reasons for this tri-partite combined screening programme.

Breast Conservation Treatment (BCT)

Increasingly, contemporary medical studies have shown that women who undergo BCT, where the breast is retained after removing the diseased area, have higher breast cancer-specific survival rates than those who undergo mastectomy. (removal of the entire breast)  As such, it is Dr Mona Tan’s primary goal to enable women to have BCT should she be diagnosed with breast cancer.  In addition to better survival, women with BCT have an ideal sense of body image and a finer quality of life during breast cancer survivorship.

Dr Tan has written multiple articles and a book chapter on the techniques that she uses to avoid deformity when performing BCT.  The articles have been published in reputable journals and are indexed in medical search engines.  They can be located by keying in “Tan Mona” as a search term in PubMed.

Breast screening with mammograms, ultrasound examinations and clinical assessments optimises the chance of early detection of breast cancer, which also increases the likelihood that a woman would be eligible for Breast Conservation Treatment.  BCT in turn confers higher survival, thereby maximising the number of women with breast cancer who can return to their normal lives after treatment.  It is our wish to be able to provide this benefit to all our patients.

 

 


Our Locations

Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
38 Irrawaddy Road, #06-21
Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Singapore 329563
Phone: (65) 6694 1706

Mount Elizabeth Orchard
3 Mt Elizabeth, #11-02,
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
Singapore 228510
Phone: (65) 6734 4880

Consultation Hours

Mon - Fri: 9 am to 12:30pm; 2 pm to 5 pm
Sat: Strictly by Appointment