|Time||2.00 - 4.00 PM (Lunch will be served between 1.00 - 2.00 PM)|
|Venue||NUHS Tower Block Auditorium
Level 1, 1E Kent Ridge Road Singapore 119228 - via South Buona Vista Road
Please refer to the attached Directional Guide to NUHS Tower Block Auditorium.
GPs may park your cars at the NUHS Tower Block.
|Department||Dept of Surgery|
|Speakers||Dr Chan Ching Wan and Dr Ong Wei Chen|
|Synopsis of Event||
Breast cancer management has now progressed beyond the simple mastectomy and axillary clearance. In the past few years there have been a few changes to screening recommendations, sentinel lymph nodes biopsies and neoadjuvant chemotherapy - further emphasising the multi-disciplinary management of breast cancer care.
Treatment options can be tailored to suit the individual's needs. Breast conserving surgery can be carried out without compromising on survival. Patients who undergo mastectomies now have various options of total breast reconstruction. Patients who choose to have only part of their breasts removed can also undergo reconstruction. Reconstruction of this partial defect can be immediate or delayed. They may also choose to have surgery on the contra-lateral breast to improve symmetry of both. Over the past one year, NUH has also offered a new technique to allow sensory innervation of the previously insensate reconstructed breast flap.
We believe that a comprehensive approach to breast cancer management will improve the quality of life for these patients while maintaining a good survival rate.
1. Participants would be updated on the latest developments in breast cancer screening and the treatment of breast cancer.
2. Participants should be familiar with the surgical options available for breast reconstruction.
|Contact Person||Ms Karin Lim|