Dr Radhika Lakshmanan is a general surgeon and breast specialist who has over 18 years of clinical experience in providing care and management for patients for a wide spectrum of breast conditions. Currently practising at Gleneagles Hospital Singapore, her principal area of interest is in breast cancer treatment, specifically aimed at improving the aesthetic outcome by using a combination of advanced oncologic and plastic surgery techniques (oncoplastic breast surgery).
As a breast specialist and surgeon, Dr Radhika is also a keen supporter of improving breast cancer awareness in Singapore and in the region. She is a member of the Asian Breast Diseases Association and also part of the Indian Support group of the Singapore Breast Cancer Foundation.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Singaporean women. According a report from the Singapore Cancer Registry, breast cancer constituted 29.4% per cent of all cancers among women between 2008 and 2012.
Research has uncovered many risk factors associated with breast cancer, helping doctors to provide a fairly good estimate of a woman's risk of breast cancer.
For example, a lady who is aged 40 years and above, with a first degree relative (i.e. sister, mother or maternal grandmother) who has breast cancer is at a high risk of getting breast cancer.
Early detection can save lives. Learn more from Dr Radhika, an experienced breast surgeon as she host a QnA session where she answers questions on breast cancer.
Users submitted their questions on these topics to Dr Radhika till Friday 31 August, 2018.
- How to check for breast cancer
- Symptoms of breast cancer
- Causes of breast cancer
- Treatment options for breast cancer in Singapore
- Cost of breast cancer treatment in Singapore
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