Mammogram Services Now Available At Sebokeng Hospital
Mammogram is a low dose X-ray exam of the breast to look for changes that are abnormal. It is used for both Men and Women who have no breast complaints and for women who have breast symptoms such as a change in shape or size of a breast, such as lumps or nipples with discharge, or pains.
Sebokeng hospital has been providing mammogram services since 2013 with the help of a private body called Pink Drive with our Mammographers assisting in facilitating the patients treatment plan. The hospital is now having its own Mammogram machine installed since 2014 to help detect early breast Cancer in both Men and Women. This machine also diagnose breast disease in patients experiencing symptoms such as lump, pain, skin dimpling or nipple discharge.
All men and women over the age of 40 are eligible for a Mammogram test and all women with a strong history of Cancer in the family should start self-examination, and consequently Mammogram exams as early as possible in order to prevent spread of cancer throughout the body causing malfunction of vital organs and therefore increasing the mortality rate, said Mammographer Mrs Puleng Tsosane.
These services are beneficial to patients in and around Sedibeng district, she further said the hospital is using the state equipment with the latest technology which means fewer chances of misdiagnosis due to poor quality of the image.
Mammograms are performed every day by the dedicated Mammography staff and breast clinic surgeons accompanied by professional nursing staff.
The hospital runs a breast health clinic every Friday from 07H:00 to 16H00.
For more information, contact Sebokeng X-ray department (Mammography Section) 016 930 3000. Times Monday to Friday 08H:00 to 16H:00. The department is closed over weekends and public holidays.