If you are diagnosed with breast cancer our caring and professional specialist breast cancer nurses will be with you every step of the way.
You will have a named breast care nurse, who will be there to summarise your diagnosis and treatment plan again after your initial results appointment and make sure you understand everything that has been discussed.
You will receive a care plan pack, where details of your diagnosis and treatment will be written down so that you can refer to them in the future should you wish. You will also be given a telephone number that you can ring if you have any questions or concerns regarding your treatment. If you call and your named breast care nurse is not available, one of the other nurses in the team may be able to answer your question, or if not, they will take a message for your breast care nurse to ring you back.
Your breast care nurse will also be there when you receive your results, and will be able to go through the information your surgeon has told you again, either directly after the consultation or at a later date if you prefer. Even after your diagnosis and treatments are completed, you will still have access to breast care nursing support and we would encourage you to contact them with any questions or concerns that you have during your follow-up period.
Breast surgery and treatment can affect you dramatically, both physically and emotionally. Our nurses are here to help you to get the support you need to improve your health and start enjoying life again as soon as possible. Some of the services we offer include support meetings, breast reconstruction advice, prosthesis fitting, a support network for Asian patients and a lymphoedema clinic.
Breast Prosthetic Service
We offer a Breast Prosthetic Service in the Harmony Suite at the Nightingale Centre. Here, people give individualised advice about wearing a prosthesis and guidance on correctly fitting bras. You can also be referred to the service from GPs, Primary Care Trusts, Consultants and Nurse Specialists.