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Breast cancer is a major threat to women. However, the presence of cancer is often not caught early."About 60 percent of breast cancer patients came with advanced cancer," said Sonny Panigoro Sonar, Director of Dharmais Cancer Hospital, as well as oncology surgeon at the launch of Kampenye Eight (Detection Periodic your breasts) in the RS Pondok Indah, South Jakarta, on Tuesday , (08/05/2012).In fact, the earlier the cancer is found will increase the chances of the patient to be free of cancer.Radiologist, Luqman Saptogino Adji, from Pondok Indah Hospital, added, in order to maintain breast health, particularly women are advised to do Breast Self-Examination (BSE) regularly, usually several days after menstruation.But breast cancer is still in bawahsatu centimeter lump usually can not be palpable, so that periodic checks should be performed using various methods and tools.Here are five early cancer detection methods and equipment are widely known and available in hospitals in Indonesia:A. Clinical Breast Test (UPK).Intensive examination by a medical professional to identify abnormalities in the size, shape, skin or nipple changes. 20 30 year old women are advised to do the UPK at least once in three years.2. Mammography.Scanning process using X-ray beam of low scale to see the inside of the breast, resulting in black and white images on film that will be read and interpreted by radiologists. Women aged over 40 years, it is advisable to perform mammography every year.3. Breast Ultrasound.Ultrasound uses sound waves to scan the breast, which is then projected onto a computer screen in black and white images. Before scanning, the gel is applied on the skin of the breast and the scanner is called a transducer is rubbed into the breast area that has been applied to the gel.Ultrasound is usually used as a companion to mammography, particularly for breast scans that have a dense network. By combining the methods of mammography and ultrasound, the accuracy is higher, said Luqman.4. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)MRI does not use x-ray beam but uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce a more detailed imaging. On MRI examination, the patient will be given an injection of gadolinium in the arm to get the details of breast tissue more clearly.Women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer and thought you should do the MRI, especially if the mammogram and ultrasound did not get clarity.5. 3D SonomammogramIn addition to some of the methods above, there is a method of early detection of breast cancer to date, namely Sonomammogram 3D imaging tools with the latest 3D ultrasound technology to acquire, analyze and report the detailed anatomy of the breast volume.This tool is able to result in a complete image of the breast in three dimensions and comprehensive with an dilakuk test in a relatively short time about 15 minutes."The resulting imagery includes anatomical coronal uruh breast cells that were previously not provided by conventional ultrasound methods," said Rahmi Alfiah Nur Alam, a specialist in radiology.Thus, the technology provides a more complete picture of the anatomy and architecture of the breast tissue.

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