The newly opened Breast Care Clinic at the National Center for Cancer Care and Research (NCCCR)
marks an important milestone on the journey towards reducing the
incidence of breast cancer in Qatar - the most common cancer among women
in the country.
Women visiting the clinic will have access to
specialized services including ultrasound, core biopsies, clinical
breast examinations and breast tomosynthesis - an advanced type of
mammogram that can offer better cancer detection resulting in the need
for fewer biopsies.
The Breast Care Clinic has been specially
designed to be a healing environment providing both convenience and
comfort for women. As well as being a one stop location for patients,
the clinic offers world renowned techniques to reduce the time needed to
diagnose women and start any required treatment immediately.
part of a patient’s treatment, the clinic conducts a triple assessment
test - currently the gold standard internationally for thorough and
accurate breast cancer diagnoses. The special assessment requires every
individual referred to the clinic to go through a series of diagnostic
tests including a clinical breast examination, breast imaging and or a
core biopsy, if a lump is found.
If a woman is found to have
abnormal results after the triple assessment, they will meet with a
radiologist and surgeon at the clinic and undergo a radiological
examination for further diagnosis. Those whose results are clear are
discharged to the National Screening Program for regular screening every