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Breast Cancer Unit

About the unit

The unit has state of the art digital equipment and a fully trained and competent team. They deliver a highly efficient service with excellent customer feedback¬†and we’d welcome your views too. National quality targets are met regularly, and exceeded. Women called back from screening with worrying mammograms or who report significant clinical symptoms are assessed in the local unit. This is fully equipped including stereotactic and vacuum biopsy devices. Consultant radiologists and highly trained specialist breast care nurses are available at all times. Should surgery be necessary, direct referral to our on-site surgical team is arranged.

Our clinic offers treatment for symptomatic and suspective cancers for both men and women.

We have a day surgery unit for minor cases such as lump removals and biopsies. We also have a ward for overnight stays and complex surgeries. There are specialist breast care nurses to support patients before and after surgery.

Access and referrals

If your GP suspects you may have breast cancer, they will refer you to the hospital through the urgent two week wait process via the hospital’s appointments bureau.

Your first appointment will take place in the Trust’s breast care unit at the one-stop clinic.