Breast Cancer Treatment
Before we can tackle benign or malignant
medical conditions, we’ll complete an initial
consultation, run tests, confirm a diagnosis and
map out a treatment plan specific to you.
When do I need Breast Surgery?
This surgical speciality targets benign and malignant breast conditions. While it is widely recognised in relation to breast cancer, it’s also commonly performed to remove non-cancerous lumps.
Before we consider your eligibility for surgery, you’ll need a confirmed diagnosis through a combination of mammography, breast ultrasound and core biopsy or histopathology of the breast lesion. Every case is unique, and varied tests are necessary to ensure we devise the ideal treatment plan for you.
Types of breast surgery
Removal of benign breast lumps
Breast cancer lumpectomy
Mastectomy with breast reconstruction
Aesthetic breast conservation
When to get a consultation
You don’t need a confirmed diagnosis before you make an appointment with me. As a breast specialist, my advice is to get professional support as soon as you notice a mass in your breast or feel pain in the area that isn’t related to menstruation. Other physical markers to be aware of are redness, swelling and dimpling in one or both of your breasts. Knowledge is power, and scheduling a consultation gets you one step closer to definitive answers.
Not every case is related to breast cancer, but it’s also helpful to shed light on what causes the condition. Breast cancer develops when one malignant cell starts dividing in an uncontrolled manner from the lining of the breast ducts. These cells cause superficial lumps that can be felt with a self-examination, or deeper, smaller ones that can only be detected by mammogram and ultrasound. Rest assured that this is one of the most common forms of cancer and there are various global health programmes researching prevention, early detection and pioneering new treatments.
How to Prepare
First and foremost, breathe a sigh of relief; your health is about to be in the trusted hands of a seasoned expert.
What you can do in preparation for your appointment is write up any questions you might have, no matter how simple they might seem. I’m here to help and give you answers. You should also make a list of any medication you’re currently taking and gather all medical records and test reports on your condition if you have any.
Oh, and bring a good book or charge your phone well beforehand. That’s just to make sure time spent in the waiting room flies by.
The first step is to take a moment to celebrate progress; you’re one step further on your journey to health.
My pre- and post-operative care approach revolves around open dialogue and transparency. Here are three steps in the follow-up process you can expect after running tests or undergoing surgery:
Scheduled in-person visit
Timely result notifications
Personal check-ins between appointments
It’s been a year now since I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It’s been a long journey, and I am now finally in my last stages of treatment. I want to take this opportunity to THANK YOU, Dr Taghreed Almahmeed. Dr Taghreed is one of the best doctors, and I was so blessed that she is not only my attending doctor inside the hospital but personally she helped me a lot through my treatment and monitored my condition very closely.
She is a very one of a kind human being (because now a day’s most doctors treat patients as patients only, they never treat patients as a person and need care, especially Cancer Patients). But she was genuine, compassionate, approachable, and a very down-to-earth doctor and my Mentor.
101% RECOMMEND Dr Taghreed to others.
My wife was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
Dr. Taghreed is an amazing and very supportive Doctor of my wife. She attended to the matter immediately without delay and provided us with extensive information about the disease and the necessary treatment and procedures. She always explained everything, what needed to be done, and the next step of each procedure.
We highly recommend Dr. Tagreed to all patients seeking help and proper treatment for cancer.
Get in touch
Al Zahra Hospital Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road,
Al Barsha 1