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Diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer
He also offers advice and reassurance for patients who are worried about their symptoms. Patients with suspected breast cancer come to see us – and, if they present with cancer of the breast, oncoplastic breast surgery involves incising a tumour oncologically and reshaping the breasts.
This helps us ensure we have the best oncological outcome and the best aesthetic outcome, says our Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon. Many of the ladies that come to see us who have had mastectomies in the past, are surprised to learn there are a few techniques we can use, which allow us to remove a tumour while keeping the breast.
For example, in ladies who have a larger cup size, we can do a breast reduction and remove the tumour. It’s not the ‘old standard’ lumpectomy or mastectomy; there are other ways we can remove the tumour to conserve the breast, says our Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon.
If they are below 35, we do an ultrasound only. If we see anything on the ultrasound, we may arrange for them to have other investigations, including a tissue biopsy, says our Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon.
A one-stop clinic, everything, in terms of investigations, is done on the same day at Albyn Hospital. Within oncology itself, the patient will be seen by the surgeon – either the Breast Surgeon or the Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon.
They will have scans on the day and a biopsy may be needed, for which they will get their provisional results that evening. They will then either be discharged or invited to come back after a couple of weeks to discuss treatment following a biopsy.
There is no private hospital beyond Aberdeen, and it is not unusual, therefore, for people to travel to BMI Albyn Hospital from as far away as Inverness.
At a glance, here are some reasons why you might want to choose BMI Albyn Hospital for oncology consultations or surgery:
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare
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Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)