- Evaluation of breast problems, such as breast pain, breast lumps, nipple discharge
- Diagnosis, pre-treatment assessment and planning of therapy
- Multi-disciplinary team review and planning of adjuvant treatment - weekly meetings are held with your surgeon, along with pathologist, oncologist and radiologist to ascertain the best treatment for the patient.
- Second opinion on treatment recommendations
- Family risk assessment
- Team approach for breast reconstruction
- Follow up services
- Psychological support
- Survivorship planning
- Evaluation of thyroid and parathyroid issues
- General surgery - hernia repair, adrenalectomy
- Breast reduction surgery
Diagnosis requires a team approach
The average time for assessment ranges
from two to four hours or more depending on the results of each stage
and the overall complexity of each patient’s case that day.
Our model uses a triple test approach. This is the recommended approach to the investigation of a breast change or symptom and has been shown to be 99.8% accurate in the diagnosis of breast cancer*.
- Clinical history and breast examination
- Mammogram and breast tomosynthesis and/or ultrasound
- Fine needle aspiration and/or core biopsy
Not all women will require all three tests to investigate their breast change. The number, and choice of tests required, will depend on factors such as the nature of the breast change, the age of the patient and the results of individual tests. Our doctors will discuss the need for particular tests as your visit progresses.
A multi-disciplinary setting is gold standard for diagnosis as it incorporates all these specialties at one visit, which allows for prompt diagnosis and treatment options.
Other procedures that may be required are :