Breast Center

The Breast center specializes in helping women with breast disease. It’s more than just breast cancer; the Clinic assists women in the treatment and management of non-cancerous tumors and lumps, breast pain, fibrocystic disease, and other disorders.


The Breast center examines palpable abnormalities – those that can be felt by hand – and uses sophisticated imaging technology to detect problems that cannot be seen or felt. The Center uses a variety of methods to diagnose possible breast problems. We offers a full range of treatment, including surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Specialists with the Horizon Regional Cancer work closely with patients to develop a personalized course of treatment.
  • Conditions
    • Breast cancer
    • Non-cancerous (bening) breast conditions:
      • ‚ÄčFybrocistic changes
      • Ductal or lobular hyperplasia
      • Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)
      • Adenosis
      • Fibroadenomas 
      • Phyllodes tumors
      • Intraductal papillomas
      • Fat necrosis & oil cysts
      • Mastitis
      • Duct ectasia
      • Radical scars

  • Treatments
    • Surgery
    • Radiotherapy
    • Chemotherapy
    • Microdochectomy
    • Hormonal therapy
    • Targeted therapy
    • Cryoblation

  • Diagnostics
    • Physical examinations
    • Digital mammography and ultrasound
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    • Fine needle aspiration for cytology
    • Stereotactic biopsy
    • Biopsy
    • Surgical Pathology
    • Blood Test
    • Chest X-ray
    • Bone Scan
    • CT Scan

Breast cancer

Worldwide, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women and the second highest in terms of mortality rates.  Men can also develop breast cancer, although incidences are rare.  About 90% of all breast cancer cases start in the tissue of the milk ducts or in the lobules that supply milk to the ducts. It is possible to diagnose breast cancer at an early stage.  The early detection of cancer greatly increases the chances of successful treatment.

Risk factors

Personal History of Breast Cancer
Personal History of Ovarian Cancer
Family History of Breast Cancer
BRCA1 or BRCA2 Mutation
Exposure to the Hormone Estrogen
Lifestyle Factors

Symptoms of breast cancer

  • In some cases, women with breast cancer may have no symptoms, while some abnormalities they experience may not be cancerous.  However, it is important to seek medical attention when the following symptoms appear:
  • Lump or thickening in the breast or armpit
  • Nipple becoming dimpled, discharge from the nipple, or an ulcer on the nipple
  • Red rash on the breast, with the appearance of orange peel 
  • Breast pain

Treatment of breast cancer

Treatment of breast cancer requires a multidisciplinary team of physicians such as surgeons, radiologists and cancer specialists, who together will make the most suitable treatment plan for each individual patient.  The doctors will make their decision based on the following factors:
  • Size, location and characteristics of the cancer cells
  • Stage and spread of the disease 
  • Age and health of patient
  • Hormone receptors
  • Pre- or post-menopause  
  • Factors indicating disease severity, such as the HER2 gene

Talk to our Referral Office Representative in Bahrain

Our local representatives speak your language and can assist you by answering any questions you have about the hospital as well as book travel arrangements. There are no additional costs for using this service as per Bumrungrad's One Price Policy.