The Breast Tumour Committee is made up of a multidisciplinary team of professionals in: pathological anatomy, molecular biology, general and digestive surgery, nursing, physiotherapy, gynaecology, nuclear medicine, medical oncology, radiation oncology, psychology, radiodiagnosis, home care, and early diagnosis unit.
The treatment of a tumour will depend on its typology, extension, and evolution. Depending on each case, there are therapeutic options available for surgery, external or internal radiotherapy (brachytherapy), or systemic treatments (chemotherapy, hormone therapy, drugs against molecular targets, etc.), and/or combinations of these.
Breast cancer is a disease of the mammary gland that occurs when cells grow and multiply abnormally.
Breast cancer is a tumour that can be diagnosed early, even before the patient detects any symptoms, and this is possible thanks to early diagnosis by mammography. The IVO has had an Early Diagnosis Unit since 1982, where mammography screening is carried out to detect breast cancer.
Services included in this committee
The Tumour Committees are regulated under established protocols and are made up of a multidisciplinary team of expert doctors from the main specialities depending on the type of tumour. The IVO’s breast tumour committee is made up of multidisciplinary medical teams from the following specialities: