Diagnostic Services

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy and it is known that early diagnosis improves chances of cure. Not all breast conditions require a biopsy. Most of the time, the findings on the mammogram and ultrasound indicate that the changes are very likely NOT to be cancer. In such cases, a biopsy may not be necessary and Dr Tan will advise close monitoring.

On occasion, the area identified on the mammogram or ultrasound shows some features of concern. This may not necessarily be cancer but a biopsy may be needed to clarify the situation. Should a biopsy be required, Dr Tan would evaluate the entire clinical scenario and offer the least invasive procedure which offers enough information to give a high level of confidence that the condition is not cancerous.

Minimally invasive biopsy techniques include fine needle aspiration biopsy, core (trucut) biopsy and vacuum-assisted biopsy (mammotomy).

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For more information or a personal consultation, do enquire with Dr Mona Tan.

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