One stop breast clinic
Duchy Hospital has just started a one stop breast clinic for
symptomatic women and men. This one-stop clinic offers full breast
assessment with clinical and radiological examination by local
Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in their
life time and the incidence has been on the increase over the last
5 to 10 years, although the treatment and prognosis of the disease
has improved tremendously with early diagnosis playing a key role.
As such any persistent breast symptoms should always be thoroughly
investigated by a specialist team.
Our clinicians are accomplished, caring
specialists who have a long-standing commitment to women's health.
They apply a multidisciplinary approach to breast health, which
includes medical care, educational programs, and support groups.
Ensuring the experience at the Duchy one-stop clinic is private,
comfortable and dignified is their primary concern.
Our specialists include oncoplastic breast
surgeons, dedicated breast imagers, medical oncologists,
pathologists, radiation oncologists and specialised nurses. Their
dedication, combined with academic and research capabilities and
the full spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic technology, results
in an outstanding package of care.
Although GP referral remains the optimum
approach the Duchy Hospital is keen to facilitate and shorten the
process of the patients' journey by introducing the opportunity for
self-referral and by cutting down the waiting period between
referral and being seen in the clinic thus alleviating an
unnecessary period of anxiety.
The one-stop clinic is held every
Monday, Tuesday and Friday 12.30 to 13.30 .
All the patients will be seen in the clinic
and after initial clinical assessments by the Consultant
Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon; they will be offered appropriate
imaging with ultrasound or mammography alone or in combination.
This will be performed at the nearby Mermaid Centre, which can
provide in house imaging expertise utilising the most modern
digital mammography and high-resolution ultrasound
Professor Phil Drew, Consultant Oncoplastic
Mr Iain Brown, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast
Mr Sheikh Ahmad, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast
Dr Nicola Jackson, Consultant Radiologist
Dr Kerstin Stepp, Breast Physician
Dr Nigel Bailey, Consultant Oncologist
Dr Duncan Wheatley, Consultant Oncologist
Dr Alistair Thompson, Consultant
Josephine Brand, Breast care specialist
Sarah Zee, Breast care specialist nurse
To make an appointment please ring
Duchy hospital at 0800 917 0022