Occult blood test

Have you had a medical checkup already in this year and have you looked at your diagnostics result carefully?
Some of you might have received “+” as a result of occult blood test.
This result is not always true that you have serious health issue such as colorectal cancer; you might have hemorrhoids (some of patients have no subjective symptoms and it is very common) or other disease.
Some of you just ignore the result for years believing it is because of hemorrhoids.
But please aware that even if you have hemorrhoids, it doesn’t mean you have no other disease.


October 18

We are going to carry out “Sunday breast check” on October 18.
We open at 9:00 to 12:00 and after lunch time, 13:30 to 17:00.
The breast check including clinical examination, mammography (2ways for each breast) and ultrasound. We call it as a “full-course”.


Breast self-exam

Breast self-exam (examination your breast on your own) is one of the important way to find a breast cancer in earlier stage.
I assume that “breast self-exam” make you anxious at first because you may detect lumps, but you don’t know what they are and what is normal.


Do you have colon polyps?

Do you have colon polyps?
If I ask this question to people on the street, I think most of them will reply me as “I don’t know” including you.
Don’t worry it’s very normal. It is because you don’t have any apparatus to checking your intestine other than medical facilities.


Have you ever had a colonoscopy?

Colorectal (large intestine) cancer is one of the major cause of cancer death.
It is important to have the examinations to find a colorectal cancer at an early stage to keep your quality of life.
There are 2 common examinations for colorectal cancer; fecal occult blood tests and colonoscopies.


Sunday Breast Check in 2015

We are going to carry out “Sunday breast check” in 2015 on following days.
2nd: July 12
3rd: October 18
We open at 9:00 to 12:00 and after lunch time, 13:30 to 17:00 for both Sundays.


Point & speak book

We have only 2 English speakers in here; our clinic director’s level of English is “communicable”, and mine is “workable” in a certain area.


Won’t you have a “breast cancer screening” on Sunday?

We are going to carry out a first time “Sunday breast cancer screening” on May 10.
It is also a Mother’s day in Japan.
Breast cancer screening rate is relatively low in most of Asian countries including Japan.


Do you have constipation?

In Japan, many women have a problem of bowel movement, especially trouble with constipation.
Some of them have constipation since their early childhood.
What is constipation by the way?


Process of breast cancer screening

Let me introduce process of the breast cancer full-course screening at Sapporo Female Clinic with photos.