Dr. Tan Yia Swam .
BREAST SURGERY
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Singapore
PRACTISING AT
TMC, MNH


LANGUAGE

English
Mandarin Chinese
Chinese

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

 I'm Dr Tan Yia Swam, I'm a mother of three boys. I trained as a general surgeon, and worked in various restructured hospitals before leaving for private practice in May 2019, to have my own company "Breast Friend Surgery and Wellness". I see patients at Thomson Medical Centre (Thomson Breast Centre #03-03), and Mount Elizabeth Novena (Nexus Surgical #08-43), but currently restricted to TMC due to Covid-19! I advocate for breastfeeding, breast cancer screening, early detection and  holistic wellness! I try to stay connected on social media, I post on Facebook and Instagram @breastfriendsurgery

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ANSWERS ON 16TH JULY 2020 (21 DAYS AGO)

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Dr. Tan Yia Swam . left an answer on “I have a lump in my left breast which feels hard & tender when pressed. My period is coming soon...“

Dear @worriedmum 
Yes, I'm a breast surgeon. Current main pratice is at Thomson Medical Centre- can call 6252 5535 to make an appointment. The staff will advise on relevant imaging...

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Dr. Tan Yia Swam . left an answer on “How much do I need to exercise a week to keep fit?“

Dear @jaey  I totally feel you! I have never managed to make time to exercise while I was in training to be a specialist. Now ironically, even though I'm busier...

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Dr. Tan Yia Swam . left an answer on “At what age should I start getting mammograms? “

For the average lady, it's good to start mammogram (MMG) screening yearly, fro age 40 onwards. In those with dense breasts, your doctor may recommend an additional ultrasound. From age...

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Dr. Tan Yia Swam . left an answer on “I have a lump in my left breast which feels hard & tender when pressed. My period is coming soon...“

Dear @worriedmum 
A breast lump may be due to several conditions. You need to see a doctor, for a thorough history to asses your risk, physical examination, ultrasound breasts. Depending...

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Dr. Tan Yia Swam . left an answer on “ Which drug (Letrozole or Tamoxifen) should be taken for breast cancer? Are there negative implications of changing drugs? Is it...“

Dear @curiousdaughter I am sorry to hear about your mum's condition.
For a more thorough answer, please accompany your mother to the next appointment with the medical oncologist (not the...

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PRACTISING AT
TMC, MNH


LANGUAGE

English
Mandarin Chinese
Chinese